In Week #2 of this season, the Seahawks squared off against their NFC West rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, in a primetime Sunday Night Football matchup at Seahawks Stadium. It was a memorable night. The Hawks thumped the 49ers 29 to 3, it was Pete Carroll’s birthday, the game was delayed for approximately an hour due to thunder and lightening, and the 12th Man broke the Guinness World Record for the loudest sports stadium.
Prior to that game, I prepared the “12th Man’s Guide to Hating the 49ers” in order to bring people up to speed on the feud between the two teams. Since then, there have been some new additions to the rivalry which have been updated into this newest version of the guide.
Is that a Cop or a Niner Fan?
Days prior to the Week #2 matchup against the 49ers, it was announced that Seattle P.D. would deploy undercover officers dressed in 49er gear to police the 12th Man for any unruly or illegal behavior. Why has it come to this?
I place blame squarely on the shoulders of a Forty Whiner fan. Specifically, Sarah Brown of Vancouver, Washington, who wrote letters to the editors of the Seattle Times and the Columbian complaining that Seahawks fans were unruly, drunk, obnoxious, and directed profanity toward her teenage son for wearing 49er gear during their attendance to Seahawks Stadium in the 2012 Week #16 match-up against the 49ers.
Really, you had to write a letter to the newspapers? Apparently, 49er fans like to write letters to the editors of newspapers. There is more on this topic later in the guide.
SHE – HAWKS
Just prior to the Week #2 Sunday Night Football match-up with the 49ers, running back Anthony Dixon decided to talk a little trash and tweeted out he was going extra hard in the gym in preparation for the “She-Hawks” game. Dixon was obviously trying to be disrespectful to the Seahawks by using a feminine term to describe the team. This seem really strange coming from a guy who has a twitter handle of “boobie”.
The Forty Whiners are “Whiners”
After the Hawks curb stomped the 49ers in Week #2, some 49er fans were upset because they felt the Seahawks had an unfair home field advantage because of the 12th Man. So what do Forty Whiner fans do when they are upset? They write letters to the editors of newspapers. Judy Spelman and Rich Schiller of Point Reyes, California wrote a letter the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle complaining about the unsportsmanlike conduct of the 12th Man who were too loud during the game. The Whiners wanted the NFL to impose new rules and penalties for exceeding a specified decibel level.
Seattle radio personality Dori Monson of KIRO radio contacted the two fans and conducted a phone interview with them discussing their complaints. If you want a good laugh, listen to their condescending remarks and bizarre logic in the interview here: Exclusive: 49ers fans explain why they want 12th Man silenced
The 12th Man – Often Imitated Never Duplicated
Even though some Whiners are angered by the home field advantage the Seahawks experience due to the pride, passion, and persistence of the 12th Man, the 49er organization wants to create that same home field advantage themselves at Candlestick Park. So, they e-mailed their 49er Faithful guidance on how to create a “Home Field Advantage” for the upcoming match up against the Seahawks this Sunday. Check it out for a laugh.
In week #4, the 49ers went on the road to the Edward Jones Dome to play the St. Louis Rams for Thursday Night Football. The 49ers beat the Rams 35 to 11. During the post-game interview with Colin Kaepernick and Frank Gore you could hear chants of “SEA-HAWKS SUCK” coming from the Faithful in the stands.
Watch the video here and go to the 1:10 mark.
The Faithful Celebrate Injuries
The 49ers found themselves playing the Arizona Cardinals at Candlestick in Week 6. The 49ers won the game 32-20. Late in the game, Cardinal defensive end Calais Campbell went down on the field with an injury. Medical staff attended to him for several minutes and he was eventually taken off the field upon a stretcher. During this time frame, the Niner Faithful decided to start the “Wave ” complete with cheering.
Jim Harbaugh wants to win with a team full of players who are above reproach. One such player is defensive end Aldon Smith who was arrested in Week #3 of the season. On Friday, September 20th, Smith crashed his vehicle into a tree at 7:00 AM.. He was arrested for suspicion of DUI and booked into Santa Clara County jail at 09:40 AM. This was Smith’s second DUI arrest. He had a blood alcohol content of .151 % and was released from the custody of the Sheriff’s Office at 11:20 AM. There have been allegations that Smith received special treatment from the Sheriff’s Office. DUI arrestees are customarily held for at least 5 hours at the jail before being released. After his release, Smith headed off to practice with the 49ers. Not only did Smith practice that Friday, Harbaugh played him Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.