If you were wondering earlier this summer what happened to the huge 12th man sign on the hill above I-90 near Preston – a sign that made local veterinarian and Seahwaks fan Mike Trueting a little big famous last winter – well, worry no more it’s back.
‘Dr. Mike’ said the original, 600 square foot ’12’ flag, constructed of a blue tarp, which hung near his home, came down in a storm over the winter. He kept it down due to its worn condition, but Dr. Mike wouldn’t leave Hawks fans hanging… especially since the sign has become pretty famous – even eliciting freeway honks from drivers.
So just in time for the frenzy of a new Seahawks season, Mike and friends got to work and constructed a brand new HUGE 12 sign ready to take on the weather – and the drama of another football season. A new massive blue tarp is the backdrop, with large white numbers carefully cut out of white plastic and secured to the sign.
And just like last time, Dr. Mike and his friend grabbed a couple of ladders, strapped them together, climbed high up along huge trees and secured that massive blue 12 sign for thousands of I-90 drivers to see each day… right at the gateway to the Puget Sound region, AKA Seahawks land.