In Seattle, expectations for the hometown team are at an all-time high — anything less than a Super Bowl victory is going to be a disappointment.
So yes, Seahawks fervor is alive and well in the Emerald City. The 2013-14 campaign kicks off today with a 10 a.m. home game at Carolina on FOX. The home-opener is next Sunday, when the Hawks welcome rival San Francisco as the 12th man tries to break the Guinness World Record for crowd noise.
I’ve put together some resources to follow the team this year for you below, from Twitter accounts to mobile apps.
Here’s a solid list on Twitter you can subscribe to that includes reporters and Seahawks players. Individual accounts are listed below. You can also check out the #12thMan or #GoHawks hashtags to see what people are chatting about.
- Twitter list of Seahawks reporters and players
- Official Seahawks Twitter account
- Twitter list of Seahawks players
- Head coach Pete Carroll
- Terry Blount, ESPN
- Liz Matthews, 710 ESPN
- Danny O’Neil, 710 ESPN
- 710 ESPN account
- Tim Booth, AP
- Bob Condotta, Seattle Times
- Jerry Brewer, Seattle Times
- John Lok, Seattle Times
- Art Thiel, SportsPress Northwest
- Eric Williams, Tacoma News Tribune
- Softy, KJR
- Curtis Crabtree, KJR
- John Boyle, Everett Herald
- Rod Mar, sports photographer
- Brian Nemhauser, HawkBlogger
- Danny Kelly, SBNation
- Davis Hsu, SBNation
- Jacson Bevens, SBNation
Another cool way to follow the game is via the Seahawks SportStream, which provides real-time stats, social media streams, chats and access to relevant content all in an easy-to-navigate page.
There are lots of apps out there to help you track stats and follow the action from your mobile device:
- NFL official mobile app (Android and iOS)
- ESPN ScoreCenter (Android and iOS)
- Seahawks apps (Android, iOS, Windows and Blackberry)
- Social sports apps like OnSports (Android, iOS) and Fanzo.
- ESPN Fantasy Football (Android, iOS, Windows), Yahoo Fantasy Football (Android, iOS) and NFL.com Fantasy Football (Android, iOS, Windows)