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Seahawks fans crowdsource for statue of Richard Sherman's tip

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

Seahawks fans just want the tip.
Seahawks fans just want to build the tip. (USATSI)

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Seahawks fans are quite proud of their Super Bowl victory. Perhaps more enjoyable though, is their toppling of the 49ers during the NFC Championship Game. Specifically Richard Sherman's game-saving tip of a Colin Kaepernick pass to Michael Crabtree.

You probably remember the play and you probably remember what happened after; Seahawks fans are trying to immortalize the moment forever by building a statue.

And they're doing it through crowd sourcing no less, firing up BuildTheTip.com to help create the statue.

The vision for Build The Tip came from two die-hard Seahawks fans who believe Richard Sherman's tipped pass to Malcolm Smith to win the NFC Championship was a moment so pivotal, awe-inspiring, and emblematic of everything great about the 2013 Seattle Seahawks team, that it should be immortalized for future generations of Seahawks fans to enjoy. The play will be captured in a magnificent bronze sculpture designed and built by local artist Kevin Pettelle. The sculpture will pay tribute to the entire Super Bowl XLVIII championship team by incorporating every 2013 Seahawk player. Build The Tip is in discussions with the Seattle Seahawks organization, Seattle city officials, and various local property owners to choose a location for the sculpture next to CenturyLink Field which will allows fans to enjoy and interact with The Tip on their way into home games.

The project will honor top donors with a "Plaque of 48" featuring the 12 highest individual donors, 12 highest corporate donors, 12 randomly drawn donors and 12 people who donate first.

Pam Oliver caught a football to the face Sunday.
Crowdsourcing is so hot right now. (BuildTheTip.com)

Donate $12 and you get a rubber bracelet! $25 gets you a car decal, $48 gets you a pint glass, $76 gets you a tote bag, $112 gets you a limited edition t-shirt, $250 gets you an autographed football and so on and so forth until $10,000 finally gets you a giant replica of the statue.

Hey if it worked for potato salad it can probably work for the 12th man.

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