December 1, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers fans cheer after a play during the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Rams 23-13. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers fans troll Seattle Seahawks ’12th Man’ over lack of Super Bowl wins


December 1, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers fans cheer after a play during the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Rams 23-13. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

There’s little love lost in the west coast rivalry between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers, and one of the best aspects about the rivalry is the bitterness each fan base has towards one another. While the Niners bring the noise at home, it pales in comparison to the sonic boom that echoes throughout CenturyLink Field thanks to the Seahawks famous 12th Man.

San Francisco fans are taking a shot at the 12th Man in a new billboard that mocks not the fan base of the Seahawks but the lack of Super Bowls said fan base has to be excited about. According to the San Jose Mercury News, a bunch of Niners fans pooled together $8,000 to publicly shame the best team in football for not having any Super Bowls to their name.

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Now, it’s very true that the Niners have five Super Bowl trophies and the Seahawks have none. But it’s also true that the Niners missed a golden opportunity to add number six last season and the Seahawks are a few months away from likely adding their first. The billboard is a direct response to Seahawks fans who paid a plane to fly a Seahawks banner over Candlestick during last week’s game, but the mic is hardly close to being dropped by either side in this freestyle battle between west coast fan bases.

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  • William Bennet

    Leave it to niner fans to keep bringing up the past… and also to waste $8000 to ask a question that my 12yo old can answer…

    • Daniel Giottonini

      I’m a niner fan and think that the money that this billboard cost could have been spent on better things. All of the money should have just been donated to Seattle Children’s Hospital. That being said, I can’t wait for these two teams to play again this season.

  • Miguel Jonz

    Does any Seahawks Fan really care about the Trophies they won almost 25 years ago? How many players on that team have a ring RIGHT NOW?

    • GatorHawk

      Niner logic – My dad went to MIT, therefore I’m smarter and more accomplished than all of you. Even though I graduated from Junior College.

    • RegisHawk

      I was going to ask: “Will they be showing the rust?”

  • John Smith

    Seattle’s 12th man held their message from the sky. SF’s billboard is at ground level. I give it 1 week, then look for the creative additions. Guy’s don’t post where we can get at it… or not.