The Seattle Seahawks have been boasting their "12th Man" slogan in the week leading up to NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, and Texas A&M has taken exception.
The Aggies have used their Twitter feed to set the record straight and make sure the world knows that they were the first ones to come up with the term “12th Man”
While Texas A&M’s “12th Man” is modeled after a real player, it’s also what the school has dubbed its crowd because of how loud the stadium gets during games.
Seattle has adopted a similar meaning with its “12th man” as it’s stadium is considered the toughest in the NFL in which to play simply because of the noise level.
A&M has a point. It did have the nickname first. Even though Seattle does pay Texas A&M $5,000 for the use of the slogan, it seems like the Aggies are looking for a little more recognition as the originator of the "12th Man." -