[Congressional Record Volume 160, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E196]
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                         HON. DAVID G. REICHERT

                             of washington

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  Mr. REICHERT. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the extraordinary 
talent, teamwork, and success of the Super Bowl XLVIII champions the 
Seattle Seahawks today, February 11, 2014.
  The Seattle Seahawks finished the 2013 season with a remarkable 43-8 
win over the Denver Broncos at Super Bowl XLVIII. This is the 
franchise's first championship team since their introduction into the 
National Football League in 1976. They ended their season with a 13-3 
record and the number one defense in the league.
  The Seahawks defense showed they were a dominant force all season and 
especially during the Super Bowl. All season the offense performed 
admirably battling through injuries and powerful opposing defensive 
lines. Their indomitable spirit was shown at its finest when it counted 
the most, February 2nd in the Super Bowl.
  Seattle demonstrated exactly the teamwork and proactive spirit that 
we Pacific Northwesterners take such pride in. The ``12th Man'' has 
shown the ultimate teamwork setting world noise records in the process 
of supporting their Seattle Seahawks. The team's preparation, 
determination, and true partnership with the fans led them to dominate 
the Denver Broncos, ending the game with a final score of 43-8.
  Coach Pete Carroll has been an inspirational leader rebuilding the 
Seahawks and strengthening team unity. He has also been instrumental 
working with youth in our communities through A Better Seattle, a 
partnership to help create a culture of safety and inclusion, while 
reducing violence in our communities.
  I am pleased that, in addition to Coach Carroll, there are so many 
players from my hometown sports team that have Charitable Foundations. 
Their passion for giving back to their community exemplifies the spirit 
of the Pacific Northwest.
  Mr. Speaker, I again offer my appreciation for the community spirit 
of Seattle Seahawks and congratulations for an outstanding and 
entertaining 2013 season and look forward to their 2014 season. Go