Seahawks.NET AMAZON STOREFRONT

Most insufferable fan bases

The Essential Online Seattle Football Fan Forum Community. There simply is NO substitute. LANGUAGE RATING: PG-13
Most insufferable fan bases
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:17 pm
  • They are really setting up the pile on. Here's two stories today concerning us. I really hope this stuff gets posted in meeting rooms and stuff.

    3. Seattle Seahawks
    Eight years after entering the league as an expansion team, the Seahawks retired the number 12. This honored Seattle's fans and was a clear sign that the franchise was worried that they may never have a number to retire. (It's not like they could hang Jim Zorn's jersey in the rafters, after all.) At the time, it was cute - the professional sports equivalent of a participation trophy - but now it seems bush league. Fans are fans. And despite what the city will tell you, Seattle fans aren't louder than any other fanbase. It's just that thousands of people screaming in the middle of a wide-open stadium is always going to be produce less cacophony than thousands of people screaming inside a stadium that has the acoustics of an aluminum coffin during a thunderstorm.



    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/the-most-insufferable-nfl-fanbases-ranked-from-no-1-to-no-32/ss-AAxE7wa?li=BBnb7Kz#image=3


    14. Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks
    People seem to forget that Carroll was a downright failure in his first two stints as a head coach in the NFL. He led the New York Jets to a 6-10 record as their head coach in his only season back in 1994. Then, from 1997-99, Carroll posted a combined 27-21 record in New England before Bill Belichick ultimately replaced him. While Carroll has had success in Seattle (two conference titles and a Lombardi), he’s also among the most overrated coaches in the game.
    Last season was a prime example of this. With injuries and the lack of elite talent we’ve seen in the past, Carroll’s Seahawks posted a 9-7 record and missed the playoff completely. It will certainly be interesting to see how this squad performs entering a 2018 season in which both Los Angeles and San Francisco are considered better squads in the NFC West.


    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/ranking-nfl-head-coaches-heading-into-the-2018-season/ss-AAy97jC?li=BBnba9I#image=20
    Image

    To Be P/C or Not P/C That is the Question..........Seahawks kick Ass !!!!
    Check your PM's, Thank you for everything Radish RIP My Friend. :les:
    Member of the 38 club.
    User avatar
    chris98251
    .NET Hijacker
     
    Posts: 24697
    Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:52 pm
    Location: Renton Wa.


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:03 am
  • Let em hate! Got no problems with being the “Black hat” fanbase, and team.

    My top 4 insufferable in no particular order.
    Cheatriots, Santa Clara, *allas, Pissburgh.
    SEATTLE SEAHAWKS SUPERBOWL XLVIII CHAMPIONS!

    May the spirit of our friend The Radish live on forever!

    I SO do not care about your fantasy team and who's on it!
    Sports Hernia
    NET Ring Of Honor
     
    Posts: 23629
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:36 pm
    Location: The pit


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:00 am
  • Whoever wrote this obviously just really dislikes the Seahawks.
    Go Hawks!
    oldhawkfan
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1732
    Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:06 pm
    Location: Spokane


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:17 am
  • "Last season was a prime example of this. With injuries and the lack of elite talent we’ve seen in the past, Carroll’s Seahawks posted a 9-7 record and missed the playoff completely"

    How is this a reflection of being "overrated?"

    "Despite have a mediocre roster and being hit with injuries, the team nearly made the playoffs if it wasn't for the kicker. Man.. the coach blew it!"
    User avatar
    Uncle Si
    * NET Hottie *
     
    Posts: 13533
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:34 am


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:30 am
  • Funny. Though quite a few of the newer "12s" are pretty annoying, but at least they have good taste in football teams. I love how many people hate the Hawks. Keep it coming. :2thumbs:
    R.I.P. THE EDGAR, YOU WILL BE MISSED......
    User avatar
    SoulfishHawk
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 9995
    Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:59 am
    Location: Sammamish, WA


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:31 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:"Last season was a prime example of this. With injuries and the lack of elite talent we’ve seen in the past, Carroll’s Seahawks posted a 9-7 record and missed the playoff completely"

    How is this a reflection of being "overrated?"

    "Despite have a mediocre roster and being hit with injuries, the team nearly made the playoffs if it wasn't for the kicker. Man.. the coach blew it!"


    Well, the coach pretty much choose to go with Walsh and brought in no competition. So ya, his arrogance that he can turn another mans trash into his treasure sure as heck did bite him.
    User avatar
    Seymour
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 5284
    Joined: Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:41 pm


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:31 am
  • More off season click bait.

    :229031_shrug:
    Talent can get you to the playoffs.
    It takes character to win when you get there.

    SUPER BOWL XLVIII CHAMPIONS
    User avatar
    sutz
    USMC 1970-77
     
    Posts: 15190
    Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:41 am
    Location: Kent, WA


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:24 am
  • We didn't get insufferable until after we started winning, that's just when other fanbases finally got a taste of their own medicine.................and when you stink for 40 years that insufferable comes at you with a vengeance.

    Btw, all fanbases are "insufferable," when their team wins, that's the nature of sports. At least we're just run of the mill insufferable, and not racist insufferable like Philly fan. Or thinks the NFL world revolves around them, like Cowboy fan. Or myopic d-bag insufferable, like Patriot fan. Or violent convict insufferable, like Raider fan.

    I could go on, but you get the point.
    If there is no Seahawk football in heaven, then we will never die.
    User avatar
    Sgt. Largent
    NET Pro Bowler
     
    Posts: 13309
    Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:10 am


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:02 am
  • If you don't like someone's list, make your own. It's equally valid.
    _______________________
    Remember, it's all for fun.
    User avatar
    Hawkstorian
    * NET Staff *
     
    Posts: 3895
    Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:19 am
    Location: Spokane


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:21 am
  • Hawkstorian wrote:If you don't like someone's list, make your own. It's equally valid.


    So much this.
    Image

    "Shaquem Griffin tells ESPN after he got drafted by Seattle; 'I can't breathe.' That's the only time you'll hear him say he can't do something." - Dan Wetzel via Twitter.
    User avatar
    Aros
    [[ .NET Godfather ]]
     
    Posts: 12625
    Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:58 am
    Location: Just 4 miles from Richard Sherman!


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:38 am
  • Pete Carroll 14? Almost every article on “coach rankings” I’ve seen in the past few years had him at #2, only behind you know who. Now he suddenly drops to 14? Did you see some of the clowns he had in front of Pete? This writer is not to be taken seriously.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    User avatar
    James in PA
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 633
    Joined: Wed Dec 04, 2013 2:36 pm


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:47 am
  • oldhawkfan wrote:Whoever wrote this obviously just really dislikes the Seahawks.

    Likely a niner fan who had them at 17.
    SEATTLE SEAHAWKS SUPERBOWL XLVIII CHAMPIONS!

    May the spirit of our friend The Radish live on forever!

    I SO do not care about your fantasy team and who's on it!
    Sports Hernia
    NET Ring Of Honor
     
    Posts: 23629
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:36 pm
    Location: The pit


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:01 am
  • When a team goes 9-7, and the reason cited is injuries and a lack of talent, the first thought that comes to mind is "the coach must suck".
    kobebryant
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2243
    Joined: Sat May 23, 2009 1:45 pm


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:25 am
  • To many NFL fans, Sherm was insufferable and that may be the prime reason Seattle fans are near the top of the list... i.e., we're guilty by association.
    Superbowl XLVIII Champions..."Can't keep everyone."
    User avatar
    onanygivensunday
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 4050
    Joined: Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:59 am


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:48 am
  • I find it funny, if were in the playoffs and dominating our fans travel well and are great supporters, we miss the playoffs and the 12's or twelfth man is a gimmick .



    Just like the Coach he and John were finding players and roles for them that was changing the league, 2 divisions and a Super Bowl win and two appearances and all of a sudden he is the most over rated coach in the league. Didn't matter about the injuries or anything else.


    As I said I hope stuff like this is posted somewhere in the building, that and we have players that will take it as a challenge to blow the doors off the league again.
    Image

    To Be P/C or Not P/C That is the Question..........Seahawks kick Ass !!!!
    Check your PM's, Thank you for everything Radish RIP My Friend. :les:
    Member of the 38 club.
    User avatar
    chris98251
    .NET Hijacker
     
    Posts: 24697
    Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:52 pm
    Location: Renton Wa.


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:05 pm
  • Based on tone and word choice, it is clear the writer is no fan of anything Seahawk related.

    The Pete stuff is absolute trash. Despite the Lombardi and multiple division titles? We are dismissing those accomplishments now? LOL.

    Sadly though, the fan thing has some merit. Not us old timers....most of us suffered through years of horrible football and acted with some semblance of humility and level headedness through our most recent run.

    But for whatever reason, Seattle has a disproportionate amount of fans that jump on bandwagons when our teams do well. These fans don't necessarily know how to handle themselves and their relative lack of knowledge about all things football shows considerably in their interactions with other fans.

    The 49er "hate" thing was a good example of this. Yeah we had a nice little 2 year rivalry there for awhile, but knowledgeable football fans know that Seattle-San Francisco isn't really a long term rivalry and those of us who have been around for a while recognized this and respected the niners past success in comparison to our newfound success and interacted humbly.

    I love the fact that we picked up some new fans....but one byproduct of the Seahawks perhaps having a "down" year would be a reduction in the blue Friday, obnoxious yelling, cocky johnny come lately fan that was giving us a bad name.
    Hawkpower
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2105
    Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:53 am
    Location: Phoenix az


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:09 pm
  • These were two different stories about different things I stumbled on the MSN homepage.
    Image

    To Be P/C or Not P/C That is the Question..........Seahawks kick Ass !!!!
    Check your PM's, Thank you for everything Radish RIP My Friend. :les:
    Member of the 38 club.
    User avatar
    chris98251
    .NET Hijacker
     
    Posts: 24697
    Joined: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:52 pm
    Location: Renton Wa.


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:15 pm
  • This line tells me all I need to know about the writer.

    "Seattle fans aren't louder than any other fanbase."

    We are in the Guinness book of world records you friggen moron!! :roll: :pukeface:

    Want to blame that on CLink? We were penalized for being too loud in the Kingdome too, where else did that happen?
    User avatar
    Seymour
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 5284
    Joined: Mon Nov 16, 2015 4:41 pm


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:19 pm
  • kobebryant wrote:When a team goes 9-7, and the reason cited is injuries and a lack of talent, the first thought that comes to mind is "the coach must suck".

    LOL
    SpokaneHawks
    NET Starter
     
    Posts: 331
    Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:55 am


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:24 pm
  • 2nd most wins since 2011, you know, the same year he started coaching NFL again! That's why I don't even read these stories. Although, I do find some of the "SuperBowl" fans, you know the ones that didnt think the Seahawks existed before Russell Wilson and Marshawn came around, to be just as annoying as the author portrays them to be.
    SpokaneHawks
    NET Starter
     
    Posts: 331
    Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:55 am


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:41 pm
  • All this writer gets is giant yawn.

    If there was any balance in the article then there might be something to discuss. Haters will hate.
    Until we develop a pass rush that will cause opposing teams to be forced to scheme to defend it we will never be able to consistently take the final step. The interior rush needs improvement. The OLine clearly still needs work.

    Super Bowl XLVIII Champions at last after 38 seasons. Awesome!!!
    jammerhawk
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 5332
    Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:13 pm


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:00 pm
  • SpokaneHawks wrote:2nd most wins since 2011, you know, the same year he started coaching NFL again! That's why I don't even read these stories. Although, I do find some of the "SuperBowl" fans, you know the ones that didnt think the Seahawks existed before Russell Wilson and Marshawn came around, to be just as annoying as the author portrays them to be.


    I think this is the fatal flaw as to why we're all of a sudden insufferable.

    No one outside the NW gave a rat's ass to what we said or did for almost 40 years, so all of a sudden we're winning, talking a bunch of crap, being the #1 travel fanbase in the league taking over stadiums, etc.............when anybody who had ever been to the Kingdome or the Clink prior to the Pete Carroll era would have known that we've ALWAYS been an insane fanbase.

    Same reasons other fans labeled us bandwagon fans when we started winning. Bunch of crap.
    If there is no Seahawk football in heaven, then we will never die.
    User avatar
    Sgt. Largent
    NET Pro Bowler
     
    Posts: 13309
    Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:10 am


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:16 pm
  • Well to be fair, we are pretty full of ourselves. We essentially give ourselves credit for wins as another player.

    And we believed we were the reason nobody could win in Seattle. (we being us in general)

    And we looked down on other teams even though we were essentially a glorified wildcard team for the past 3 years.

    And some people seem to act as if they are somehow better than other fans because their team is better at this or that.

    But ultimately it has to go into the pile of "The opinions of other people shouldn't matter to you because who cares"

    Whether they like us or hate us, I don't know them. So if it bothers them, so be it. Their opinions would have to matter for me to determine whether it made sense to make any change.

    They don't.
    TwistedHusky
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 3271
    Joined: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:48 pm


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:28 pm
  • TwistedHusky wrote:Well to be fair, we are pretty full of ourselves. We essentially give ourselves credit for wins as another player..


    Again though, typical all over the league. So to rank us as above any other recently successful fanbase for being insufferable isn't something I'm buying.

    Yes, we had a LOT of new fans..............and we all know some in our friend and family circles that didn't give a rat's ass about the Hawks until 2012. Those fans probably accounted for 75% of the insufferable-ness online, in other stadiums and just in general.

    Guarantee you the large majority of old school fans on here and everywhere in the NW aren't insufferable.
    If there is no Seahawk football in heaven, then we will never die.
    User avatar
    Sgt. Largent
    NET Pro Bowler
     
    Posts: 13309
    Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:10 am


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:39 pm
  • All fan bases have fans on both ends of the spectrum.

    /thread
    Hasselbeck wrote:Matt Flynn should be our starter. Wilson is nothing more than a backup and will never amount to anything in this league.
    User avatar
    ImTheScientist
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 3391
    Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:14 am


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:44 pm
  • ImTheScientist wrote:All fan bases have fans on both ends of the spectrum.

    /thread


    Yup. These kinds of polls are as worthless as trying to smell a gnat's fart.
    Image

    "Shaquem Griffin tells ESPN after he got drafted by Seattle; 'I can't breathe.' That's the only time you'll hear him say he can't do something." - Dan Wetzel via Twitter.
    User avatar
    Aros
    [[ .NET Godfather ]]
     
    Posts: 12625
    Joined: Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:58 am
    Location: Just 4 miles from Richard Sherman!


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:22 pm
  • The fanbase rankings mean nothing to me.

    The coach one is ridiculous. Carroll is a top five coach at least, the results speak for themselves. I could see a pessimist having him at 8-10, but 14 is crazy. He should be at John Harbaughs spot at #2 IMO.

    Andy Reid at 15??? That's so disrespectful.

    Anthony Lynn at #9. One season as HC, didn't make the playoffs and started 0-4....right. Shanahan at 8 is a joke too
    adeltaY
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 3281
    Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:22 pm
    Location: Portland, OR


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:39 pm
  • Seymour wrote:This line tells me all I need to know about the writer.

    "Seattle fans aren't louder than any other fanbase."

    We are in the Guinness book of world records you friggen moron!! :roll: :pukeface:

    Want to blame that on CLink? We were penalized for being too loud in the Kingdome too, where else did that happen?


    I am so tired of hearing about how our stadium is the reason we are loud. If fans are just as loud as us then all the dome teams would be the loudest stadiums.

    Also, yeah KC beat us as the loudest stadium (I think barely) and I do not deny that Chiefs fans are not loud but they can seat almost 10,000 more fans than the Clink.
    "It's Ground Hawks Day" Chris Berman
    User avatar
    seahawkfreak
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 4872
    Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:36 pm
    Location: Aiken , SC


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:01 pm
  • Every fan base has losers, ours included. In fact, I do think we have quite a few annoying fans..There's some of the most dedicated, knowledgeable fans, but I've also come across quite a few DBs at games.
    Image

    "We all we got, we all we need"
    User avatar
    lukerguy
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2096
    Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:00 pm


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:03 pm
  • adeltaY wrote: Shanahan at 8 is a joke too


    Compare the 49ers season to the Giants last year and reconsider.

    An 0-9 team breaking their losing streak and it felt like a playoff win in the locker room. As opposed to an alleged SB contender not getting their way and the team falling completely apart.

    Not that McAdoo was a good coach or anything, but you have to appreciate the non Xs and Os challenge of the sport.

    Shanahan Jr is more than just an offensive mind. Not perfect but seems very introspective and has become more humble over the years, meeting with Belichick to discuss the SB for instance.

    He commands respect in the locker room with his knowledge......no more rah rah Harbaugh. A lot younger yet more mature.

    Once he gets the horses that Harbaugh took for granted we'll see some results.
    NINEster
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1618
    Joined: Sat May 19, 2012 7:06 pm


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:24 am
  • NINEster wrote:
    adeltaY wrote: Shanahan at 8 is a joke too


    Compare the 49ers season to the Giants last year and reconsider.

    An 0-9 team breaking their losing streak and it felt like a playoff win in the locker room. As opposed to an alleged SB contender not getting their way and the team falling completely apart.

    Not that McAdoo was a good coach or anything, but you have to appreciate the non Xs and Os challenge of the sport.

    Shanahan Jr is more than just an offensive mind. Not perfect but seems very introspective and has become more humble over the years, meeting with Belichick to discuss the SB for instance.

    He commands respect in the locker room with his knowledge......no more rah rah Harbaugh. A lot younger yet more mature.

    Once he gets the horses that Harbaugh took for granted we'll see some results.


    Come on man, I get y'all are excited and I think Shanahan is one of the top 3 offensive minds in the game, but what you're saying is hopeful projection. Now, it is likely IMO, but Shanahan has not come close to showing a consistently excellent record as a HC. Having him seven spots above Andy Reid and six above Pete Carroll is ridiculous. You can say that Reid doesn't have a good playoff record, which is true, but he has been phenomenal in the regular season and Shanahan has no playoff record to speak of as a HC, he's barely started.

    McAdoo was not a good coach. The Giants made the playoffs in 2016 on the back of their #2 ranked scoring defense. I don't think they put up more than 20 points that entire season with an "offensive-minded" coach. Keep in mind the expectations pre-2017 were that the Giants were going to be SB contenders and that played into McAdoo getting the axe. The Niners had ZERO expectations and many had them pegged as competing with the Browns for the #1 pick this season, so Shanahan clearly had a lot more leeway.

    To be fair, McVay shouldn't be at number five either. Having him over Pederson just makes no sense. Doug won the SB with a backup QB in his second season coaching and McVay hasn't even won a playoff game. The fact that the Rams lost that game at home to the Falcons is damning especially since the Falcons decent but not great defense held down that lauded Rams offense (McVay's calling card) most of the game. Also, the Rams were one of, if not the, healthiest teams last year. Let's see these guys do it for 3+ seasons in a row before crowning either.
    adeltaY
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 3281
    Joined: Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:22 pm
    Location: Portland, OR


Re: Most insufferable fan bases
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:53 am
  • ImTheScientist wrote:All fan bases have fans on both ends of the spectrum.

    /thread



    They do, but being someone who has lived in all corners of the country, I can tell you that fringe fans in the Seattle area tend to jump on bandwagons pretty hard and fast, resulting in a proportion of fans who are ALL IN but aren't very educated.

    This then leads to swaths of fans who don't really know how to behave themselves accordingly and come across as insufferable when they start interacting with others.

    When our successes die down a bit, those fringe fans go back to sailing their boats or whatever it was that was biding their time previously and it smooths out to a more normal state.
    Hawkpower
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2105
    Joined: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:53 am
    Location: Phoenix az




It is currently Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:23 am

Please REGISTER to become a member

Return to [ THE OFFICIAL NET NATION FAN FORUM ]




Information