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In a few weeks, Seattle Seahawks fans will have something to look forward to that they haven't had to deal with for a quite a while. A Seahawks-less Super Bowl. This year's game will be the first in three years that won't feature Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson and the rest of the Hawks. It's a situation The 12th Men and Women weren't exactly prepared for. Throw in the 2006 Super Bowl appearance and the Seahawks have become the rare NFL franchise where going to the big game suddenly feels like commonplace. It's almost expected. That's something for Seahawks fans to feel some pride in, but it doesn't change the fact that their beloved Hawks will be sitting at home on February 7.

Sure, Seattle fans can watch the Super Bowl like most NFL fans. However the options aren't all that palate-cleansing. There's a good chance the New England Patriots, who defeated Seattle in last year's game, will be there. Either the Carolina Panthers, who beat Seattle last weekend, or the Arizona Cardinals, a bitter divisional rival, will take the Seahawks' place. Neither situation sounds appealing.

So, just in case Seahawks fans are looking for a way to escape the Super Bowl this year, Curbed compiled some options for ways to deal with your grief and work through the pain, at least in ways that don't include eating an entire plate of nachos in one sitting.


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1. Have a Good Cry at Kerry Park

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211 Highland Dr
Seattle, WA 98109

Sometimes you just gotta let it all out. Seahawks fans are full of pent up energy, remorse and pain right now and, let's face it, the best thing to do would be a good cry to get those emotions moving again. Why not take yourself to Kerry Park where you can look out on the city that's sharing your pain and cry it out with her. It's catharsis with a view.

2. Retrace the Victory Parade Route

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Broad St & Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109

Maybe you're a glutton for punishment. Maybe you feel as though you need to suffer in order to release the pain you're feeling. If so, how about retracing the steps of the Seahawks Super Bowl Victory Parade that won't happen this year. Start at Broad & Denny and work your way down to CenturyLink. If you have a black Seahawks jersey (for some weird reason), wear that. You're in mourning.

3. Light a Candle at CenturyLink Field

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800 Occidental Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134
(206) 381-7500
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It's just a football game (right?) but to some 12th Men & Women, it probably feels as though someone, or something, died on Sunday. Since there will be no Seahawks on Super Bowl Sunday, go to their home, light a candle and sing songs of yesteryear. Say goodbye to this season's disappointing end and move on to next year.

4. "Raise The Flag" on the Space Needle

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400 Broad St
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 905-2100
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There will be no 12th Man flag flying high atop the Space Needle on Super Bowl Sunday this year. One thing you can do is take a trip to the top of Seattle's iconic building and hold high your own Seahawks flag. Is it a protest? It is a sign of support? It is a sign of devotion to your beloved Hawks? All of the above, really.

5. Spend Your Savings on a Suite

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1000 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 957-1000
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Between airfare, hotel and the price of a ticket, you were probably going to spend about $5,000 to go see the Seahawks in the Super Bowl this year (if you were lucky). Since you were going to spend that money anyway, why not splurge of a staycation of epic proportions. Check in to Hotel 1000's Grand Suite and pamper yourself in a hotel room that includes a media room with 60-inch plasma TV and dining room that can seat eight people.

6. Play Golf Like The Seahawks Players

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4470 35th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

The Seahawks can't play anymore football this season. That leaves a lot of time for the other sport many of them are probably going to be playing on Sundays for a while: golf. We recommend the West Seattle Golf Course. It's public, cheap and offers hot dog deals, just like The CLink!

7. Eat Chicken Wings with Sidney Rice

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14875 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 974-1142
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The former Seahawks receiver retired in 2014 and moved into the business world, opening five Wingstop restaurants across the Puget Sound region. You can find them in Tacoma, Tukwila, Bellevue, Spokane, Pasco and Richland. This is the closest one. Who knows, maybe he'll be there and you can talk of Super Bowls past over some Atomic wings.

8. Buy Nate Burleson's Old House

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15508 SE 79th Pl
Newcastle, WA 98059

If you can't live vicariously through the Seahawks players in the Super Bowl, the next-best thing is to literally live where they live. Former Hawks WR Nate Burleson used to live in this 6 bedroom - 7 bath house. So long as you've got $3M handy, now it's yours...

9. Go See Kirkland's Hawkhouse "Naked"

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11217 NE 100th St
Kirkland, WA 98033

There's something metaphorical about going to Kirkland to see the famed 'Hawkhouse,' stripped of it's 175,000 light-display as it begins to hibernate for a long offseason full of what-ifs and insane electricity bills.

10. Step Into Mike Holmgren's Old Shoes

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7441 W Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Pete Carroll might have taken the Hawks to two Super Bowls but Mike Holmgren did it first. The former coach lived for a long time right here on Mercer Island. The waterfront 5-BR he called home is now back on the market asking just a hair under $4M. Who knows, maybe if you lived here, you'd learn how to become The Next Great Seahawks Coach too.

11. Watch the Game with Pete Carroll

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14 Front St
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 837-8834
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We're not promising that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll will show up at Jak's Grill on Super Bowl Sunday. In fact, it seems pretty unlikely. But he did once say it was his favorite Seattle-area restaurant. So if he was going to want to grab a bite during the game, it's as good a bet as any.

12. Camp Out at the VMAC

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12 Seahawks Way
Renton, WA 98056
(425) 203-8000
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The season's over for the Seahawks so there's no time like the present to start preparing for next year. Instead of watching some other jerks play in the Super Bowl, go pitch a tent outside the Virginia Mason Athletic Center and be the first in line to greet the coaches and players when they show up for practice in about six months. Pack well.

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1. Have a Good Cry at Kerry Park

211 Highland Dr, Seattle, WA 98109

Sometimes you just gotta let it all out. Seahawks fans are full of pent up energy, remorse and pain right now and, let's face it, the best thing to do would be a good cry to get those emotions moving again. Why not take yourself to Kerry Park where you can look out on the city that's sharing your pain and cry it out with her. It's catharsis with a view.

211 Highland Dr
Seattle, WA 98109

2. Retrace the Victory Parade Route

Broad St & Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109

Maybe you're a glutton for punishment. Maybe you feel as though you need to suffer in order to release the pain you're feeling. If so, how about retracing the steps of the Seahawks Super Bowl Victory Parade that won't happen this year. Start at Broad & Denny and work your way down to CenturyLink. If you have a black Seahawks jersey (for some weird reason), wear that. You're in mourning.

Broad St & Denny Way
Seattle, WA 98109

3. Light a Candle at CenturyLink Field

800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134

It's just a football game (right?) but to some 12th Men & Women, it probably feels as though someone, or something, died on Sunday. Since there will be no Seahawks on Super Bowl Sunday, go to their home, light a candle and sing songs of yesteryear. Say goodbye to this season's disappointing end and move on to next year.

800 Occidental Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

4. "Raise The Flag" on the Space Needle

400 Broad St, Seattle, WA 98109

There will be no 12th Man flag flying high atop the Space Needle on Super Bowl Sunday this year. One thing you can do is take a trip to the top of Seattle's iconic building and hold high your own Seahawks flag. Is it a protest? It is a sign of support? It is a sign of devotion to your beloved Hawks? All of the above, really.

400 Broad St
Seattle, WA 98109

5. Spend Your Savings on a Suite

1000 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

Between airfare, hotel and the price of a ticket, you were probably going to spend about $5,000 to go see the Seahawks in the Super Bowl this year (if you were lucky). Since you were going to spend that money anyway, why not splurge of a staycation of epic proportions. Check in to Hotel 1000's Grand Suite and pamper yourself in a hotel room that includes a media room with 60-inch plasma TV and dining room that can seat eight people.

1000 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

6. Play Golf Like The Seahawks Players

4470 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

The Seahawks can't play anymore football this season. That leaves a lot of time for the other sport many of them are probably going to be playing on Sundays for a while: golf. We recommend the West Seattle Golf Course. It's public, cheap and offers hot dog deals, just like The CLink!

4470 35th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98126

7. Eat Chicken Wings with Sidney Rice

14875 Main St, Bellevue, WA 98007

The former Seahawks receiver retired in 2014 and moved into the business world, opening five Wingstop restaurants across the Puget Sound region. You can find them in Tacoma, Tukwila, Bellevue, Spokane, Pasco and Richland. This is the closest one. Who knows, maybe he'll be there and you can talk of Super Bowls past over some Atomic wings.

14875 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98007

8. Buy Nate Burleson's Old House

15508 SE 79th Pl, Newcastle, WA 98059

If you can't live vicariously through the Seahawks players in the Super Bowl, the next-best thing is to literally live where they live. Former Hawks WR Nate Burleson used to live in this 6 bedroom - 7 bath house. So long as you've got $3M handy, now it's yours...

15508 SE 79th Pl
Newcastle, WA 98059

9. Go See Kirkland's Hawkhouse "Naked"

11217 NE 100th St, Kirkland, WA 98033

There's something metaphorical about going to Kirkland to see the famed 'Hawkhouse,' stripped of it's 175,000 light-display as it begins to hibernate for a long offseason full of what-ifs and insane electricity bills.

11217 NE 100th St
Kirkland, WA 98033

10. Step Into Mike Holmgren's Old Shoes

7441 W Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Pete Carroll might have taken the Hawks to two Super Bowls but Mike Holmgren did it first. The former coach lived for a long time right here on Mercer Island. The waterfront 5-BR he called home is now back on the market asking just a hair under $4M. Who knows, maybe if you lived here, you'd learn how to become The Next Great Seahawks Coach too.

7441 W Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

11. Watch the Game with Pete Carroll

14 Front St, Issaquah, WA 98027

We're not promising that Seahawks coach Pete Carroll will show up at Jak's Grill on Super Bowl Sunday. In fact, it seems pretty unlikely. But he did once say it was his favorite Seattle-area restaurant. So if he was going to want to grab a bite during the game, it's as good a bet as any.

14 Front St
Issaquah, WA 98027

12. Camp Out at the VMAC

12 Seahawks Way, Renton, WA 98056

The season's over for the Seahawks so there's no time like the present to start preparing for next year. Instead of watching some other jerks play in the Super Bowl, go pitch a tent outside the Virginia Mason Athletic Center and be the first in line to greet the coaches and players when they show up for practice in about six months. Pack well.

12 Seahawks Way
Renton, WA 98056