Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Day 262: San Francisco 49ers Take Feud to Next Level
For most of my life, the New England Patriots never did anything to cause strife between them and another team. They just plodded along in a sea of mediocrity, embarrassing themselves a couple times on the big stage of the Super Bowl. When Bill Belichick took over and they started winning, that's when the tension became noticeable. I would hear non-Pats fans talk about how much they hated the Patriots and Tom Brady and it surprised me.
I had no idea that these types of feuds happened outside of the Northeast... but they do. The hostility between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks has reached a new level. One that I have never seen before. And it's pretty freaking awesome. The teams are #1 and #2 in the NFC West with the Seahawks holding a two game lead with two games to play. Shit is getting real in that division.
The teams are trying anything to get a leg up on the other. Something to get under the other guys skin and knock them off their game just a little bit. Earlier this season, the Seahawks paid to have a "12th man" banner flown over the San Francisco game referencing the immense noise that the 'Hawks' fans generate in support of their team. So in response the 49ers bought a billboard in Seattle touting their five Super Bowl wins to none for the Seahawks.
The billboard might look a little like this.... well played, 49ers, well played.
Photo from: gofundme.com/Seattle-Billboard-Fund