Notes from a 12 Man: A Truly Biased History of the Seattle Seahawks

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Before Richard Sherman and Russell Wilson, there was Steve Largent and Jim Zorn! As the Seattle Seahawks prepare for Super Bowl XLVIII, football fans will enjoy this rollicking team history as seen through the eyes of an obsessive fan. Since the franchise's beginnings more than 30 years ago, there's no doubt who has been the greatest member of the Seattle Seahawks. After all, who was there at the opening of the Kingdome only to watch that fabled stadium, years later, turn to dust? Who endured the embarrassment of...

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Overview

Before Richard Sherman and Russell Wilson, there was Steve Largent and Jim Zorn! As the Seattle Seahawks prepare for Super Bowl XLVIII, football fans will enjoy this rollicking team history as seen through the eyes of an obsessive fan. Since the franchise's beginnings more than 30 years ago, there's no doubt who has been the greatest member of the Seattle Seahawks. After all, who was there at the opening of the Kingdome only to watch that fabled stadium, years later, turn to dust? Who endured the embarrassment of The Boz? And who was there during Super Bowl XL to witness the team lose to the game officials? Oh yeah, that's right. We, the 12th man, were there. Living up to our reputation as some of the loudest, most supportive fans in the NFL. Notes from a 12 Man isn't just the team's history, it's our history. Author Mark Tye Turner, a television writer who's been a 12th man since Day One, tells it like it is and in obsessive detail. This book will make you laugh, wince, cheer, and learn everything you ever need to know about the Seattle Seahawks—and then some!

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"Notes from a 12 Man is a fan's account of the long and storied history of the Seattle Seahawks from Jack Patera, Bill the Beer Man, Kenny Easley, and Efren Herrera to Matt Hasselbeck. ...Over the years, I have seen numerous attempts at presenting the Seahawks history in writing. But there have not been any done as well as Notes from a 12 Man. I found myself reading the text and alternately laughing, crying, cringing, and shouting out loud!
—Steve Largent

"Mark Turner writes about the Seahawks with childlike fascination. . . It's a great read for Seahawk fans and fans of pro football, period."
—Kenny Mayne, ESPN

"In this sustained howl of happiness, hilarity, and horror, Mark Turner perfectly captures the (fundamentally weird) essence of the Seahawk franchise. No Seahawk fan, serious or casual, can afford to do without this book."
—Fred Moody, author of Seattle and the Demons of Ambition

"…a detailed, humorous and sometimes pained fan perspective of the franchise's 33 years of existence. [Turner] covers everything—from his magical memories of watching his first game at the Kingdome to the tense period when Ken Behring almost moved the team, to quirky, who-woulda-thunk-it trivia about the team."
—Seattle Times

"Turner's book is packed with . . . specific and funny Seahawks moments. Some of them we remembered, some of them we'd forgotten, some of them (especially the pre-1983 stuff) we'd never known. It's a book that will sit on our bookshelf probably until we die, ready to supply a quick trip down memory lane whenever we desire it."
—Seattlest.com

"I can say without hyperbole that not only is this the best book ever written about the Seattle Seahawks, it's one of the best sports books I've ever read, period. Full stop."
—Dave Krieg's Strike Beard

"The book is a must read for any and all Seahawks fans, as it provides a thorough and very entertaining historical look at the team through the eyes of a true 12th Man."
—Seahawks Gab

"If you've been searching for a comprehensive, conversationally-toned, boosterish history of the Seattle Seahawks, composed entirely of short, bathroom-length entries, search no longer. And, yes, that may sound like an absurd 'if' but the Hawks are sports lifeblood in these parts, and every fan has memories he or she would like to relive, or even just confirm. Enter television writer Mark Tye Turner and his Notes From a 12 Man: A Truly Biased History of the Seattle Seahawks... Recalling everything from the team's trade of Ahmad Rashad to Steve Largent's epic revenge hit on Denver safety Mike Harden, it's enough to put even the most Cliff Claven of us to shame."
—Seattle Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570616020
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 484,042
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Tye Turner is an Emmy Award-winning television writer and produer whose credits include E!'s Talk Soup and the reality TV show Blind Date. Born and raised in the Seattle area, he has closely followed the Seahawks since they first strutted onto the artificial turf of the Kingdome in 1976.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    First reveiw

    I was the firwt person to reveiw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2010

    Enojoyable

    This book has some great anecdotes on the Seahawks. Especially entertaining for Seahawk fans. Good read for NFL fans too.

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  • Posted September 14, 2009

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    Seahawk mania in a book

    I felt like I was back in the King Dome drinking a King Beer and going deaf again watching Largent. Thank you for bringing back the good ole days and some bad ones when Ken Over-Behring took the team to LA for a few weeks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    One for the Seahawks Shrine!

    If you love the Seattle Seahawks, you'll love this book! It's loaded with All Things Seahawks, from the most and least memorable games to the most and least memorable players; from the coaches we loved to the coaches we despised to Coach Holmgren. (Oh wait, there I go again!) The book accurately portrays ownership issues from the respected Nordstroms to the "OverBehring" Ken Behring to the man who brought respectibility back to the Seahawks, Paul Allen.

    And the best part is that the stories are brought to us from the arm chair, sports bar and stadium seats of a die hard Seahawks fan!

    For those of you who live and die by Seattle Seahawks football, the stories will be familiar, however even the most loyal fans will find surprising statistics and stories sprinkled throughout the book. If you're a Seattle baseball fan (not that I'd know about that!) you'll have a few bonuses as you read these pages. This is definitely a book that belongs in the Seahawks shrine in your home!

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    Posted August 27, 2009

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