No, it isn't a bird specie or a marine creature. Seattle Seahawks is actually a Seattle-based American football team that became a member of the National Football League in 1976, the same time the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did.
The Seattle Seahawks earned its nickname from a fan contest. The term 'seahawks' was a suggestion of 151 fans out of the 20,365 that sent entries. The remaining 1,742 comprise the other names suggested. The team's logo is a ferocious Native American hawk. The upper half of its body, including the beak and face, is dark blue, while the lower half is a lighter shade. The eyes of the hawk are neon green. These make up the team's colors of navy blue, pacific blue, neon green, and white.
Fate wasn't kind to the Seattle Seahawks in its early yeas. This expansion team has to contend with a misfortune even before it had the chance to play its first game. The Seattle Seahawks' owner, Lloyd W. Nordstrom, suffered a heart attack and died on January 20, 1976. Nordstrom didn't get to see his team play in a sold-out Kingdome on September 12 of the same year. The Seattle Seahawks gave a solid performance under Coach Jack Patera, but lost to the St. Louis Cardinals with a 30-24 score. The team lost four succeeding games but triumphed over their co-expansion team, the Buccaneers, 13-10 on October 17 in Tampa. The Seattle Seahawks won a home-court game three weeks later against the Atlanta Falcons 30-13. These are the only games they won in their first season which is typical of an expansion team. Their record was 2 wins and 12 losses.
The Seattle Seahawks has had five coaches until Mike Holmgren took over in 1999. The past mentors were: Jack Patera (1976-1982); Mike McCormack (1982); Chuck Knox (1983-1991); Tom Flores (1992-1994); and Dennis Erickson (1995-1999).
There are three stadiums that served as the Seattle Seahawk's own; the Kingdome (1976-1999; Husky Stadium (2000-2001); and Qwest Field (2002-Present) which is also known as the Seattle Seahawks' Stadium.
The Seattle Seahawks were never Super Bowl Champions in all of its existence, however it had a single Super Bowl appearance in 2005. The team won four Division Championships which took place in 1988, 1999, 2004, and 2005. The Seattle Seahawks had a total of eight appearances in the playoffs which were on 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1999, 2003, 2004, and 2005.
Even if there are several ordeals that the Seattle Seahawks had to deal with, the team still has its share of players that were good enough to make it to the Hall of Fame; Franco Harris in 1990, Steve Largent in 1995, Carl Eller in 2004, and Warren Moon in 2006. With Mike Holmgren in the helm, Seattle Seahawks may have more Hall of Famers to come.