But their fans, despite the bad blood, have decided to put together one of the best competitions in recent memory – who can donate more to local children’s hospitals.
What started with a group of San Francisco fans attempting to garner donations for a billboard (any extra money received was being sent to local charity) has morphed into a massive charitable contribution, as noted by Deadspin:
An anonymous 49ers fan has promised to match donations in each city up to $100,000 each, for a total of $200,000. Earlier this week, the 49ers and Seahawks each announced they will do the same—so every dollar donated is actually four.
As of press time, it’s a close race. San Franciscans have pledged $13,419, while Seattleites have raised $20,933.
How amazing is that?
Donations on Seattle’s part will go to Seattle Children’s Hospital while San Francisco donations will go towards UCSF’s Benioff Children’s Hospital.