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Renton rallies for the Seahawks | SLIDESHOW
Hundreds of men, women, boys, girls, dogs and even cats dressed in their blue and green finest and headed down to City Hall Friday to cheer the Seattle Seahawks on to Saturday's playoff game against the New Orleans Saints.
Fans cheered for the Sea Gals, Blitz and Seahawks alumni as dozens of "12" flags waved on flagpoles, on cars, in hands and even towed behind a plane.
The city also officially unveiled a refurbished sign proclaiming Renton "Home of the Seahawks." The sign was originally placed bear the Seahawks headquarters at the north end of town, but a pair of car accidents damaged it and it was replaced.
Public works employees, as the behest of the mayor, repaired and repainted the current sign for no cost to the city. It is now permanently located in front of City Hall.
Hayden Mathews, 9, won the spirit contest for his "Little Marshawn Lynch" outfit, complete with shoulder pads and dreadlocks.
Mathew's friend Kacen Parker, 11, summed up most of the fans sentiment when he was asked why he wasn't in school.
"Football is way more important than school!" he said
Here's hoping his teachers agree.
Photos by Brian Beckley