MIDDLETON, Wisconsin (WKOW) -- Patrick Cunningham is a Wisconsin native. He's never been to Seattle.
But Cunningham, now in his 40's, said his love for the Seattle Seahawks goes all the way back to the eighth grade.
"I'm just a lifelong fan," he said. "It just sort of happened."
Cunningham's garage is decorated with Seahawks memorabilia like jerseys, banners and team pictures. He flies a Seahawks flag outside of his Middleton home every day of the year.
"I have to switch (the flags) out because they get beat up," Cunningham said.
Cunningham also has quite the collection of Seahawks apparel. Ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl game between his beloved Hawks and the Denver Broncos, Cunningham sported a Seahawks hat, t-shirt, sweatshirt and jacket.
"I wear it all the time," he said. "It's all I have."
Meanwhile Cunningham said this year's Seahawks season has been "like a dream." He said he's trying to keep his expectations for the Super Bowl realistic. But added he would be thrilled with a Seattle victory.
"I'll probably cry more if they win than if they lose," Cunningham said. "Hopefully (the score) will be Seahawks 31 and Broncos, like, 10."
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