So, how did the Seahawks become the Seahawks?
It’s a timely question, because today is the anniversary of the nickname “Seahawks” being selected for Seattle’s NFL franchise. It happened in 1975, when “Seahawks” was selected from 1,741 different names that were suggested by 20,365 entries.
“It’s overwhelming, simply overwhelming,” then-managing general partner Herman Sarkowsky said at the time. “We expected only about one-tenth this many entries.”
Here are some of the, well, better and more original suggestions: