Photo & Text © 2014 Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved.The 12th Man turned out in much larger numbers than anticipated for a parade through downtown Seattle honoring the Seahawks' Superbowl victory. Many businesses excused workers and some school principals granted students excused absences so that people could attend. The parade ended at Century Link Field where thousands had gathered in the sold out seats there and at the overflow seating offered at Safeco Field next door. Folks there were able to view the parade on giant screens and enjoy a final tribute. This is Blitz the Seahawks mascot. He is portrayed by Ryan Asdourian, a guy who works at Microsoft in Redmond and who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2008. He's going strong and has helped raise awareness and amazing amounts of money for MS research through various charity endeavors. Read more about this very cool guy here.