Why I am rooting for the 49ers the rest of the way

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  • Reasons to NOT root for the 9ers :49ersmall: :49ersmall: :49ersmall: :49ersmall:

    #1 Seeing images of Kaepernick kiss his own biceps
    #2 Hearing "who's got it better than us?"
    #3 9ers fan: "We won 5 SBs before I was even born...Therefore we are better than you!"
    #4 9ers fan: "Quest for 6 rings"
    #5 Harbarf makes me want to vomit


    Blowing them out was the best game of the season. They are lucky they are not facing us in the NFC championship.

    Bleeding blue and green, I don't know anyone can root for such a hated rival.
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  • Ninerguy wrote:
    formido wrote:Only the last thing you've done counts. Even today, 42-13 wins a lot of arguments and

    Wilson: 1
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    ...head-to-head wins a lot of arguments. No matter what happens this year, when SF loses its first game to us next year, you're gonna be able to cut the angst in the Bay Area with a knife.


    LOL, regular season is only for playoff seeding, if it makes you feel better that Carrol finally beat Harbaugh then more power to ya...Playoff wins are all that matters and winning the SB is the only goal.
    see ya next season!


    Your need to respond and nervous laughter tells me just how worried you are. :) Russell Wilson is better than Colin Kaepernick and that means your window is this season.
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  • Sarlacc83 wrote:I want anything that hastens the eventual Harbaugh explosion and having Kaepernick mess up in the NFC Championship game would make for a rather delightful post conference, don't you think?


    even if they did melt down the Falcons still aren't that good of a team, my honest opinion Seahawks and Niners are the 2 best teams out there right now.

    the Falcons on the other hand would get whooped on a regular basis by both those teams, same for the other 30 teams in the NFL, taken to the woodshed like a red headed step child caught skipping school...

    what the niners did to Green Bay should have been a big eye opener, not only are they ready, they're able..
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  • I tried to tell everyone how important the first Niner game was but few listened, even though it prolly didn't matter, home field and a week off may have been the perfect recipe? and maybe the extra rest may have had some brains functioning better?

    home field?

    let this off season be the focus of beating every single team in the division, TWICE
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  • BTW, hate to be a fuddy duddy, but this seems more like an NFL Forum Post. Though it tries to tie back to Seahawks interest if really is just a 9ers fan magnet and I see no reason to have to read 9ers posts in the main forum. The OP knows this but he tends not to like posting in the outlands because he likes for all to review his take. All I ask is that we be fair to those of us that really could do without the 9ers beehive this was intended to stir.

    EDIT: And for the record. No way in hell do I want the 9ers to win the Superbowl or this coming weekend. I don't want to catch them while they were sleeping off a victory party. Catch them hungry. If you believe Pete's mantra of competition, you would want the team beating its opponents at their best.
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  • :tomato: :tomato: :tomato: :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

    Think the 9er fans are bad now? :pukeface:

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  • I have a feeling the SB this year will pit the two Harbaugh brothers against one another.
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  • I am pulling for the Niners.. Sort of. Of one team has to win, I figure it might as well be them.

    Yeah, most of their fans are atrocious, but they are like the perpetual rival that makes you better. I like the players on their team and while Harbaugh is a Dyna-Douche, if Carroll wasn't the coach here, I wouldn't mind him at all at the reigns.

    It is like I want the league to take notice of what we have going on out here. The NFCW has been the laughing stock for years.. Even after the NFCC choke by SF last year. The way I see it, if you can compete in this division, you can compete anywhere. I expected the Niners to be right where they are, but I did not expect the Hawks to do so well in RW's first season.

    There are many teams with a "window", the Hawks is just opening and the way things are built, it won't be closing for a long time, I just don't get the feeling that last week was our last chance, but more like a coming out party.

    It is going to be fun this offseason, that is for sure.
    Eh... Whatever...
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  • I could never root for the whiners, because of their douchbag coach and douchbag fans.
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  • Not in my lifetime will I ever root, pull for or otherwise support any 49ers team to win in the playoffs. Now if by them beating a team in the regular season at some point benefits the Seahawks, then I'll simply hope the other team loses....
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  • I posted this in a thread on Sunday in response to a fellow poster saying "I don't get why people are rooting for the 49ers to lose". It pretty much summarizes how I feel and is obviously pertinent to the topic at hand.

    "Because their coach is a MONSTER douche, their players (specifically Crabtree, Anthony Davis, Dashon Goldson, Vernon Davis, plus a few others) are also douches, and their fan base consists primarily of smug, jerkoff bandwagoners who love to talk about the Super Bowl's they won 25 years ago. They're our biggest rival and I hate them. The next best thing to Seattle winning is San Francisco losing. It'll feel good to beat them next year regardless, I don't need them to win a Super Bowl to feel better about it. I'm rooting hard for Atlanta next week and if SF happens to win I'll be rooting for whoever comes out of the AFC. I don't have NFC West "Pride" I have Seattle Seahawks pride. If SF, STL, and AZ lost every game outside the division for the remainder of time I'd be ecstatic."

    So, yeah. **** THE 49ERS AND **** THEIR FANS.
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  • I just don't understand how the 49ers winning the Super Bowl makes the rivalry better or makes the Seahawks better? I don't need the 49ers winning a SB to feel good about kicking their ass. Unreal.
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  • Screw the 49ers. I'd have a hard time rooting for them if they were in a position that if they won, Seattle would make the playoffs or something. I don't think hoping they have some kind of SB hangover is a good enough reason to hope they go. No one is thinking the NFCW is soft anymore, even with the mess that is the Cardinals. Other than the Steelers, I can't think of a single team (maybe Dallas) that I would like to see win than the 49ers. i want both Harbaughs to go home crying Sunday like they did last year. Hopefully Sunday will be a bad day to be a dog at a Harbaugh's house (and hopefully if they do kick Rover, they'll get arrested for it!)!

    Plus, if we're going to lose, I'd rather it be to the team that wins it all so at least we lost to the best.
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  • I live in 49er territory (when they have a winning team), and I have to deal with these douche bag fans. At least the folks I dealt with today expressed relief that their beloved whiners would not have to play the Hawks this week (and suffer further humiliation). I agree with Kearly that there are benefits if SF beats Atlanta, but these fair weather fans will be completely insufferable if their team goes to the SB. I may just lose it on somebody.
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  • Root for the Niners so their fans can become more arrogant than ever?

    No way...
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  • I'd rather crash my car head first into a tree than ever get behind this.

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  • I will never understand the constant need for validation from the media, especially when the desire is so great that it is the impetus for rooting for our biggest rival. Its utterly insane.
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  • Geez, I never knew that all this time, Kearly wasn't actually a Seahawks fan. ;)
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  • So, let me get this straight... would this is what Kearly is suggesting would be the next phase of training for Seahawks fans already stinging from this latest divisional round loss when we were mere seconds away from possibly doing the same to our arch rival? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VP9M4iR8TQ
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  • I tend to root for our division as long as they are not playing the seahawks, just like in college I always root Pac 12 but if you are playing UW then I'm rooting UW.

    There is some logic to it.
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  • The only way I could ever root for SF is if it somehow helped Seattle. But over a couple spots down on the draft board. No way. I will be rooting for Atlanta the rest of the way.
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  • godawg wrote:Ibut these fair weather fans will be completely insufferable if their team goes to the SB. I may just lose it on somebody.



    only till the Hawks school em next season game one... ;)
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  • kearly wrote:I've noticed that most people here are pulling for the Falcons next week. I'm rooting for the 49ers for a few reasons:

    #1: There is a well established trend of Superbowl winners declining the next season. Maybe it's purely psychological, I don't know. But teams tend to let down the next season after they win it. Even the exceptions (2011 Green Bay and 2008 Giants) had quick exits in the postseason.

    #2: There is an even more established trend of Superbowl losers declining the next season. An astonishingly high number of Superbowl losers missed the playoffs the next season.

    #3: They would have a slightly lower draft pick. You never know, sometimes a couple spots in the draft can a huge difference. I'm still getting over Cameron Jordan / James Carpenter in 2011. SF picked 30th last year and had a terrible draft.

    #4: It ratchets up the SF-SEA rivalry to a new high next season.

    #5: SF is representing our division. One way to get respect is if people respect the NFC West more.

    Sure, Harbaugh is a douche, but I don't really care who wins. I just want whatever situation benefits the Seahawks the most, and I think that SF winning does that. Anything, no matter how small, that helps Seattle's division chances next year is worth rooting for, I think.

    Anyway, I'm sure 90% of you will disagree, but those are my :twocents:


    I'm pretty much with you.
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  • Nope. Can't do it. Nope.
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  • Rooting for the Niners hmmm ?

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    I'll pass.
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  • No way. No how. CANNOT do it. Period.
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  • HaHaHa. Well. That makes it a clean sweep of the division, kearly.

    In 2009, you threatened to leave the Seahawks behind and support the Arizona Cardinals because you were pissed off about the Aaron Curry selection.

    In week 17 of 2010 you openly supported the Rams to beat the Seahawks for the division and draft position.

    And, here in 2013 you are rooting to see a San Francisco Super Bowl Chamqpionship.

    Man. You get around.
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  • I'm rooting for the 49ers through to the two minute warning, where Atlanta score to take it to 39-38 49ers. Then on the kickoff niners fumble and Atlanta run the ball 3 times for a first down, then take three knees, a timeout with 3 seconds to go then score a FG to win it
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  • I'm rooting for the Falcons to win 100 to -2. I don't know how the Niners score negative 2, but I want it.
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  • bestfightstory wrote:HaHaHa. Well. That makes it a clean sweep of the division, kearly.

    In 2009, you threatened to leave the Seahawks behind and support the Arizona Cardinals because you were pissed off about the Aaron Curry selection.

    In week 17 of 2010 you openly supported the Rams to beat the Seahawks for the division and draft position.

    And, here in 2013 you are rooting to see a San Francisco Super Bowl Chamqpionship.

    Man. You get around.

    Kearly has a sexually adventurous fandom, so to speak. A bit of a slut.

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  • A little too smart for your own good on this one Kearly i think...
    So you're admitting I'm a celeb...
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  • no, NO, NO WAY!

    That's like rooting for Al-Qaeda!
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  • I have maximum respect for kearly, love his posts. This thread does not change any of that.

    I comprehend your points, kearly, but respectfully disagree this time.

    My hatred for the Niners borders on the irrational at times, but man....not even to help us can I pull for them to win this weekend.

    I want Atlanta to completely embarrass them and Harbaugh's head to finally explode, 'Scanners' style.

    I want Niner Nation in tears over being on the brink and losing again.

    I do NOT want Harbaugh hoisting the Lombardi and Niner fans harping on SIX golden rings in their trollfests for the next hundred years.
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  • I was Harbaugh back in the asylum where he belongs.
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  • I tried and tried to come up with some reasons to cheer for the 49ers. Best I could do was to hope for a Baltimore/49er Superbowl where the Harbaugh brothers b*tchslap each other as part of the post game festivities. I think I will just stay drunk until Groundhog day and try not to think about football at all.
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  • OP disgusts me.

    #1. SF isn't past teams so this is irrelevant
    #2. See last comment
    #3. Likely doesn't matter
    #4. Yes let's give the 49er fans more fuel with a Super Bowl ring
    #5. We got respect this year along with the division. More respect for the Hawks will be earned by winning on the road not by the 49ers winning a Super Bowl.

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  • The funny thing would be that all this happens and the Rams win the division because of it. Pure genius.
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  • I would rather pull for seeing some butt ugly fat dude get a bikini waxing, than to cheer for the Whiners fans.
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  • scutterhawk wrote:I would rather pull for seeing some butt ugly fat dude get a bikini waxing, than to cheer for the Whiners fans.


    I'd rather be that butt ugly fat dude getting a bikini waxing than cheer fro the Whiners fans.
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  • It's probably not very nice of me, but I'd love nothing better than to have the '9ers lose on a last-second Falcons score just like we did.

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  • drdiags wrote:BTW, hate to be a fuddy duddy, but this seems more like an NFL Forum Post. Though it tries to tie back to Seahawks interest if really is just a 9ers fan magnet and I see no reason to have to read 9ers posts in the main forum. The OP knows this but he tends not to like posting in the outlands because he likes for all to review his take. All I ask is that we be fair to those of us that really could do without the 9ers beehive this was intended to stir.

    EDIT: And for the record. No way in hell do I want the 9ers to win the Superbowl or this coming weekend. I don't want to catch them while they were sleeping off a victory party. Catch them hungry. If you believe Pete's mantra of competition, you would want the team beating its opponents at their best.


    I usually trust the mods to make that call. If they had moved it, I wouldn't have complained.

    IMO, this IS a Seahawks topic though. Let's be 100% honest, if Seattle beats out SF for the division next year, their chances of winning the SB skyrocket. Everything that is bad for SF is great for us.
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  • Are you seriously saying that the 9ers winning the SB is bad for them?
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  • NJSeaHawk wrote:Never.
    Root.
    For.
    The.
    Niners.

    EVER.

    The last thing I want is some Niner Fan in here, waving their SIXTH trophy while we have none.
    At least those insufferable bastards shut up when I say "quit living in the good old VHS days of your Super Bowls."



    Agreed. I cannot bring myself to bring myself to support the niners in any way shape or form. ANY.
    I cant even share my true wishess on here as they have been labeled a little harsh, uncooth.

    I hate the niners with all my heart.
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  • bestfightstory wrote:HaHaHa. Well. That makes it a clean sweep of the division, kearly.

    In 2009, you threatened to leave the Seahawks behind and support the Arizona Cardinals because you were pissed off about the Aaron Curry selection.

    In week 17 of 2010 you openly supported the Rams to beat the Seahawks for the division and draft position.

    And, here in 2013 you are rooting to see a San Francisco Super Bowl Chamqpionship.

    Man. You get around.


    Haha. Truth be told, the Rams are the only team in this division I don't like. I liked the 49ers and Cardinals a lot before realignment. I grew up in AZ and when I was a kid I got a signed football from Steve Young. I do dislike Harbaugh, but a lot of that shine has been taken off after Seattle humiliated him last month. As time goes on, I actually like having Harbaugh in the division because it gives the Seahawks a true rival, something they haven't had since the Raiders in the 80s.

    AbsolutNET wrote:Are you seriously saying that the 9ers winning the SB is bad for them?


    In 2013 and beyond yes. Albeit in a subtle fashion.

    Here are how the last ten SB winning teams fared in their follow up season:

    2012 Giants- Missed playoffs
    2011 Packers- Had an incredible 15-1 season, but went one and done in playoffs.
    2010 Saints- Failed to win division and went one and done losing to 7-9 Seahawks in first round of playoffs.
    2009 Steelers- Missed playoffs.
    2008 Giants- Had a very good 12-4 season, but went one and done in the playoffs.
    2007 Colts- Had a good 13-3 season but went one and done in the playoffs.
    2006 Seahawks- Won four fewer games and had a negative point differential, but still reached playoffs and won a playoff game. Lost in Divisional round.
    2005 Patriots- Only went 10-6, which is the worst record of the Belichick/Brady era. Lost in divisional round.
    2004 Patriots- Repeat SB Champs.
    2003 Bucs- Missed playoffs with 7-9 record.

    Of those 10, only 4 did not decline the next season (2010 Packers, 2007 Giants, 2006 Colts, 2004 Pats) compared to 6 teams that declined. Three teams failed to make the playoffs altogether*. The remaining teams all declined, but still made the playoffs (and then lost immediately). The last 6 champions in a row have failed to win a playoff game the next season, and only the 2004 Patriots made it further than the divisional round. It's worth noting that the only glaring exception on this list is a team most consider to be a modern dynasty.

    *it's actually four, if you think the Steelers won XL.

    Now, I'm not saying this is scientific. It's not. It's really a question of how psychology plays into the game of football. Once you've been to the top of the mountain, for most teams there is a let down during the following season.

    Teams that lose the SB have it even worse. On second thought, I think that is what I'm rooting for. I'm hoping SF reaches the SB to face the Ravens for the "Harbaugh Bowl", and big bro wins it. That way he can hold it over his little brother for the rest of his life, and the 49ers have to recover from an intense emotional setback.
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  • Just reading this thread and posting in it makes me feel dirty.
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  • Well, I would bet you that if the 49ers reach the SB you'll see topics a couple days after the big game talking about the SB curse and other aspects that do not favor SF. I just like to post things I see over the horizon, and at times they end up ahead of their time. Which I'm fine with. There is no right/wrong here, I am just expressing what I see and I think this could work out in Seattle's favor.
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  • So how many times have the SB champs division rivals gone on to win the super bowl?

    And, the Hawks didn't win the SB they played in...and notice on your list that 3 teams eventually repeated as champs. Whats to say the 9ers won't be one of them with your reasoning?

    How about the 9ers don't win this year, we continue to improve and just win it ourselves? You're REALLY reaching here, my friend.
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  • AbsolutNET wrote:And, the Hawks didn't win the SB they played in.


    I think I was too subtle with my humor on that one. The actual champs declined even more than Seattle did in 2006, fwiw.

    AbsolutNET wrote:No they aren't, and no it doesn't. If they win, are you going to say "Boy, those Cardinals really aren't so bad!"


    Yes, the Cardinals aren't going to rep the NFC West very well. But if fans think the two best teams in the NFL play in the NFC West, and that the Rams would make the playoffs if they were in a different division, that's going to elevate the perception of the NFC West, and SF reaching the SB would further that perception. I think if anything people will feel really sorry for Arizona because their division is so brutal.

    Of course, that doesn't help the Seahawks on the field in any way, I just think it's cool because it's more respect for the division and by extension more respect for our team.

    AbsolutNET wrote:So how many times have the SB champs division rivals gone on to win the super bowl?


    How is this relevant? I am talking about the 49ers declining, not the Seahawks improving (I have a lot of faith in our FO and take improvement as a given). As far as eventual championships, that is a fair point, but IMO this trend could still benefit the Seahawks next season.

    In other sports- college football, basketball, hockey, and most especially baseball, there is no such thing as a champship decline. It is rare for a powerhouse team to reach the championship and fall on hard times the next season. In football, it is more common than uncommon. I won't try to change your mind, because it's not scientific and it's not even a big sample size. But it's interesting enough to make me think there is a good chance there could be real reasons behind it.

    And in the SB losers case, the evidence is overwhelming. I do not think SF will win it all, but I do think they will reach the SB. I trust Harbaugh will keep a tight ship and you won't see anything crazy like a 7-9 season out of them next year, but if they decline just a tiny bit and go 10-6, that opens the door wide for Seattle to get the division. Not saying it WILL happen, just saying that SF will face a psychological disadvantage this offseason if they reach the SB (especially if they lose it), one that has typically made an impact the next NFL season.
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  • I happen to work with a huge niners fan, he's in the cube right next to mine. He rubbed it in my face when they barely beat us the first time (he was out of town when we destroyed them at home), he has let me know that it really didn't matter that we lost to the falcons because after killing greenbay we didn't have a shot to beat them at home, colin is way better than wilson, their D is better than our, blah, blah, blah...I hate the niners more than any other team on the face of this earth and nothing would bring a bigger smile to my face than seeing Atlanta destroy them.

    I was hoping they beat GB because I wanted to rub it in his face when we smashed them up again in SF, but since that didn't happen there is no way I could bring myself to root for them again. In fact, I hope colin has the absolute worst game of his career, their D falls apart and Gore is stuffed for nothing like he was at Clink.

    nuff said...
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