Like many sports fans, Dale Carlson is superstitious.
Last season, he flew his “12th Man” flag in front of his house in Snohomish, Wash., every day while the Seattle Seahawks were alive in the NFL playoffs.
Until his homeowners association stepped in, that is, and told Carlson the flag violated HOA covenants.
“I had to remove it and took it down, and the following week they lost that game,” Carlson said of the Seattle’s loss to Atlanta in January.
Despite the warning, Carlson raised it again Sunday and watched the Seahawks pull of a stunning 23-20 come-from-behind overtime victory over the Houston Texans.
Carlson isn’t saying that his flying of the 12th man flag helped Seattle win, but he doesn’t want to take any chances.
So he’s hired an attorney who says Carlson has legal protection to fly his 12th Man flag on Seahawks game days.
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