twisted_steel2 wrote: NinerLifer wrote:
Riley12 wrote:That is a super easy question to answer.
Back in the mid 80's, the Seahawks were still in the AFC West, but I lived on the central coast of CA. You couldn't
throw a rock without hitting a Niner fan. They were as smug and entitled, even back then during the dawn of the
Bill Walsh era, as the worst NFC East fans. They thought that any discussion of west coast football started and ended
with their team. No one else mattered.
I started watching football with Raiders fans in those days because my hatred of Niner fans outweighed my hatred of
the Raiders - yes, even Bo Jackson, Jim Plunkett and Tom Flores - and they would at least talk about other teams.
I can understand that. However the 80's did pretty much belong to the Niners (SB's= 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989...then 1994. Division Champs= 1981, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989). So it is easy to understand the pride that a fan base would feel during a period such as that
And apparently still do, as they mention it EVERY time they talk.
Yup. And the true reason Ninerlifer is on Seahawks boards surfaces. You started this thread with a faulty question
... and (arrogantly) on a Seahawks board. Which also is the answer you need to hear if there's any hope for you whatsoever. I'll preface what I'm going to say by clarifying that this isn't life... it's a game. In terms of the topic being discussion about football... I could like you fine outside of all that (if I knew you in person.) It's possible because some of my best friends are Steelers fans, NYG fans, etc, etc, etc. Still, when it comes to football... I'm a Seahawks fan. The other teams are just necessary evils.
(Now with that disclaimer out of the way) Perhaps the question you should ask yourself
(and please do not share with us) is... why are you
not a Seahawks
fan? I have NO interest hearing about the 49ers (especially in a SEAHAWKS fan forum... unless it is of the 42-13 nature (the actual games.) After that clear statement, I'm sure "they" (not you) are working at trying to figure out how they're going to compete with the Seahawks this next season. Know your enemy, sure. But, fans are not tasked with figuring out how to convince 49er fans of anything. There's infinitely more important matters. You come in here like you're doing us a favor. What do you expect to accomplish by asking such a question? Get over yourself. None of us are dependent upon you to know what we need to know about the 49ers team. We stomach as much as we can to make thrashing them all the more enjoyable to watch.
I can think of only one way a rival fan could exist on this or any other teams' board: go with compliments about the other team and let the fans of that board be the ones to say anything about your team
. When you're too busy building your own case, you have no need to hear any potential compliment from any of us, right? You're already doing the job and you come across no different than all the other smug 49er fans that I'm certain we've all come across for years. Your question (no matter what you say is your reasoning) rings of you trying to "one up" Seahawks fans as if "we" are the problem on our own board. Too, some of the things you say in this thread about Seahawks fans and other NFC West fans are passively insulting. They're not quite even back-handed compliments.
Again, no offense personally. But, you're barking up the wrong tree with your approach. If that's not helpful information... I can't help you and perhaps you should just go reside elsewhere. I don't come onto Seahawks boards looking for 49er fans to hear what they have to say. Sorry if that bursts your bubble. But, maybe it's constructive enough to see you approach how you post in here. I was hesitant to even bite and give an answer... but, after reading through some of the choice answers for some AM entertainment, thought I would chime in. Otherwise, when I see your avatar... I pretty much look to ignore what comments you might have. I've heard it all for years.