You are so correct with the second paragraph. However, I find both Hawks and Niners fans to be exactly as you define right now. Minus ring talk.
Trenchbroom wrote:I hated the Niners back in their glory days because unless it's the Seahawks I always root for the underdog. But I had no idea how slimy their fanbase truly is until they started winning in the division.
Yep Niner fans (not the handful of cool ones in here of course), you did what I thought was impossible: you pushed your team right over the Stealers and into the Trenchbroom #1 hated team slot. The odds were long, but your blindness to any criticism, refusal to give credit to another team/players/fans and your quick dismissal of any decent football conversation with that completely irrelevant "five rings!" chestnut shot you straight to the top.
I get the zero thing as Niner fans go all crazy insulting like I'm talking about the war against England when I simply point out the fact that the last NFC W team to win a SB is the Rams.
Other than rings though, both teams' fans seem similar to me. I think both have a ton of talent and look forward to this season.
This in a nutshell. I am a 49er fan and I like to think I remain objective. I have lived in the UK my whole life and struggle to hate any team, that doesn’t mean I’m not a passionate supporter, just I have probably encountered less “annoying fan bases”
Going on both the 49ers & Seahawks forum I see a lot of posts that could, if you swapped the names (players and teams) round, be posts from either forum. E.g. Carrol/Harbaugh is a douche, Kap/Wilson will be found out in the next season, Sherman/Kap are arrogant annoying players and the one I see the most – Whiner/Shehawk fans are idiots and homers. Tbh, if you try to remain objective it’s pretty funny reading the two.
Because the division was so close and the teams are so good both sets of fans feel they are justified in saying that their team will dominate/win next season.
Also, no matter how much knowledge a poster has on the NFL, I severely doubt they will ever dedicate enough time researching and reading about an opposition team as the team’s own fans will, people also tend to view things subjectively as well. In all forums there will be fans who use twist situations to suit their viewpoint. E.g. picture of Kap in front of the car - to my understanding he was sponsored by Jaguar and was given it free, I am willing to bet he would have had to fulfil some promotional obligations, which tend to be being pictured/seen with said sponsorship item.
Anyway, apologies for the long post.
Also, to stay on topic, fuck the Pats! Only team I dislike, there are so many Pats fans in the UK, the vast majority of them are because of the Super Bowls and nearly all the Pats fans I played American Football with were very annoying about their team. I got great pleasure in beating them in December, especially after the total lack of respect in the build up.
Before anyone says I am a glory hunting fan, I was introduced to the 49ers (and American Football) by my cousin in the early 90s. They are the only team I really know of (I was 7/8 at the time), I only “properly” started following the 49ers around 2003 and have continued to be an avid supporter through all the crap days.