When the Seattle Seahawks come to Candlestick Park this weekend for what could end up being a blowout over the San Francisco 49ers, the Niners are taking time to not only gameplan for Russell Wilson but to coach their fans on how to cheer. Deadspin posted a letter that the team sent to fans attending this week’s game that tells them when to cheer, how to cheer and when they’re best off shutting their mouths when the game is going on.
The memo at the beginning wasn’t sent out to fans but is probably the best part of the whole thing. Basically, the 49ers — a team clinging to the final NFC Wild Card spot — are jealous that the 11-1 Seahawks have a stadium that not even Thor the God of Thunder could tolerate so they want to give the illusion that “The Stick” is a hard place to play in.
In short, they want their home Niners fans to cheer like Seahawks fans.
We shouldn’t be shocked that the Niners are beating their chests trying to sell their dying stadium as a thunderous coliseum of doom. Since the start of the season, the tides have shifted from the Niners being the dominant older brother of the Seahawks to Seattle being the team everyone can’t stop gushing over.
The Seahawks are the best team in football, they have the loudest stadium on earth but ask the 49ers what they think and they’ll apparently fight to the death selling crumbling Candlestick as a home field you don’t want to play in. “The Stick” is a historically dangerous place, just not in the way that the 49ers want to advertise.