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No. 12 is so sacred here that they raise a flag bearing that number before kickoff each week. Fans go into a frenzy as soon as the surprise local celebrity emerges in the south end zone to hoist the flag.
Detlef Schrempf, the former basketball star for the Seattle SuperSonics and University of Washington, raised the "12th Man" flag on Nov. 4, 2012.
"I've been in arenas all over the world and there's no question to me that Seattle has the loudest," Schrempf, 50, recalled by phone on Friday. "And it's not just for a minute or two. It's consistent, all the way through the fourth quarter."