Seahawks finally win the year she turns 100

rboone@theolympian.comFebruary 3, 2014 

Thelma Logan watched the Super Bowl on Sunday with several generations of her family, finally seeing the Hawks win after following them since their beginnings.

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Seattle Seahawks fan Thelma Logan of Rochester, who turns 100 in August, finally got to see her team win the big one — and win they did, crushing the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Logan was surrounded by family and friends, all of whom gathered Sunday to watch the game in the Lacey home of Russell Peterman, a member of Logan’s extended family.

Several generations of family members watched the 43-8 victory throughout the house, including the garage. The youngest in attendance was 21/2 months old.

Logan came prepared, as did several others. She wore a Seahawks T-shirt, blue-and-green beads around her neck, and blue paint on her fingernails and toenails.

Logan, who also is an avid Seattle Mariners fan, has been following the Seahawks from the beginning, she said.

“I like all of them,” she answered after being asked about her favorite player.

The Seahawks got off to a quick start, taking leads of 2-0, 5-0, 8-0, then 15-0 on a Marshawn Lynch touchdown.

But the room exploded after Malcolm Smith intercepted a Peyton Manning pass and ran it in for a touchdown.

“I can’t believe it,” Logan said.

The Peterman household got even louder after Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff of the second half, and the rout was on with Seattle leading 29-0.

“I’m so excited,” said Logan.

Rolf Boone: 360-754-5403 rboone@theolympian.com

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