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[caption id=”attachment_58789″ align=”alignright” width=”294″]These 12s in Killarney, Ireland, go to great lengths to watch the Super Bowl. These 12s in Killarney, Ireland, go to great lengths to watch the Super Bowl.[/caption]

Seahawks fans in Killarney, Ireland, have found a clever way to watch the Super Bowl at a local pub.

Charlie Foley’s hosts parties for Seahawks fans for every playoff game and the Super Bowl, according to Roger O’Sullivan, who runs Claddagh Construction of Seattle and who knows the pub’s proprietor.

But here’s the tricky part for these dedicated 12s: In Killarney, pubs have to close at 11 p.m. on Sunday nights by law. And the Super Bowl starts at 11:30 p.m. Killarney time. So they lock everyone inside at 11 p.m. and, wink wink, close. And that’s the plan again this Sunday.

May Irish eyes smile upon these fans again this Super Bowl.

Listen up, football fans

Spotify did a little research into what people in Washington listen to compared to what people in New England have on their playlists.

Funky electronica and indie rock are particularly popular among Seahawks fans, Spotify says, as is hometown favorite duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Tracks you will find on a playlist in Washington, but not New England include: “Gooey,” by Glass Animals; “Mind Over Matter,” by Young the Giant; and “Let’s Get Lost,” by G-Eazy and Devon Baldwin.

 In New England, classic rock, hip-hop and Latin are tops. Notable tracks on a New England playlist, but not Washington include: “House Party,” by Sam Hunt; “Buy a Heart,” by Nicki Minaj; and “Bailando,” by Enrique Iglesias.

Spotify says New England likes the “immortal hits” of the ’90s. Here at Fan Buzz, we call that “stuck in the ’90s.”

But we can’t poke too much fun: Apparently Seahawks fans love their Katy Perry. Get ready to sing along with the half-time show.

Must-watch TV tonight

Thursday night’s “Conan” show (11 p.m. on TBS) pits the Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch against New England’s Rob Gronkowski in a “Clueless Gamer Big Game Showdown: ‘Mortal Kombat X.'” We can’t remember seeing Lynch laugh so much — so counter to most people’s perception of him. See the promo clip here:

[caption id=”attachment_58832″ align=”alignleft” width=”168″]The tattered 12th Man flag that flew over the Space Needle for the NFC Championship. The tattered 12th Man flag that flew over the Space Needle for the NFC Championship.[/caption]

Battle torn 12th Flag

The 12th Man flag that was raised at the Space Needle by former Seahawks left tackle Walter Jones before the NFC Championship Game against the Packers took a beating in the storm that  followed. Torn and tattered, the flag will be on display at the Space Needle today from noon to 3 p.m. for fans to sign.

The flag will then make a tour of the city and will fly over the Needle when the Seahawks return from Arizona.

Singer Dave Matthews will raise a new 25-by-35-foot flag at the Space Needle Thursday morning at 9 a.m.

A prickly question

Time for predictions! We could consult NFL experts. We could talk to national media. Hey, we could even ask our own staff. But we prefer to consult Teddy Bear the Porcupine to find out which team is going to win Super Bowl XLIX. Hey, he’s been right three years out of three so far, which is better than we can say about or staff writers. …

 

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