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.
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.