12th Man flag to fly high above San Francisco Sundayon December 3, 2013 @ 4:33 pm (Updated: 12:53 pm - 12/4/13 )
"There's a lot of us that can't make that game and we wanted to have our presence felt," says lifelong Hawks fan Cedric Morris.
Morris says he and friend Travis Platt launched an online fundraiser to come up with the $1,300 it would cost to hire a plane to tow their banner for about 30 minutes before the game against Seattle's archrival. The huge banner reads "Go Hawks-12."
Morris hopes the banner gets a big rise out of the San Francisco fans.
"Well, they're not going to like it, that's for sure," he laughs.
The banner is timed to fly over as the teams warm up for the game. Morris thinks it'll help pump up the Hawks, and he'd be glad if it bothered at least a few of the 49ers.
"We're going to get a little mental thing with the Niners. Try to beat them before the game even starts."
The banner likely won't get any live TV coverage since it'll fly before the broadcast begins, but Morris says the Associated Press and some Bay Area TV stations plan to cover it.
The campaign has proven so popular, it's raised 141 percent of its goal. So Morris plans to donate everything extra to The Wounded Warrior Project, which supports returning vets.
"We're the 12th Man. We're the greatest fans on earth," he says of the effort.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 has disappeared with 239 aboard
This Week in Traffic
You've survived another week of some of the nation's worst traffic - see the photos
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.