Originally posted by Frisco69ers:I think our rivalry with them has drastically diminished in the last year or so. I would say the Niners top rival without question is the Seattle. After that we have Oak, Arz, and Dallas. Maybe throw the Saints in there as well
How do you figure? Seattle and SF have been good teams simultaneously for a total of ONE SEASON. They are a rival by default because they're in our division, but we literally have almost no history with them. One season of fighting over the division does not make them a real rival. We fought with Dallas and GB over SUPER BOWLS, not just a division. Those are true rivalries. People are trying way too hard to make Seattle something that it simply is not. They're just another team in the division. This is a media-driven (and forced) rivalry. I still don't give a rat's ass about Seattle.
The raiders are rivals by proximity. They play what they claim to be "football" right in our backyard and we have to deal with their ridiculous fans daily. I know a total of 1 Seattle fan in real life.
And LOL @ "maybe throw the Saints in there as well." Why? Because of one good playoff game? Come on.
[ Edited by 49erRider on Jun 8, 2013 at 11:30 AM ]