Originally posted by rudedog:You just have to understand the Seahawks fans. Most of them have only been a sea hawks fan for what 3-4 years. Most 49ers fans have stuck behind the team for along time. I personally have been a 49er fan for 53 years, through the good times and bad. I know some that have been a 49er fan a lot longer than that. They are mad because they don't feel they are getting the love they should be getting because they are such a great team.
About their DB's holding on every play. Yes they do and all I hear is that they should let them play the game. Yes they should be able to play the game , but when it is a violation of the rules it should be called.
So if they win Sunday are they going to say yes we won because we have a great team or are they going to say we won because we had an unfair advantage with the crowd noise and our DB's hold on every play. So what happens if they lose Sunday. What is going to be their excuse then.
Yes Seattle has a good football team but they won most of their games at home because of the crowd noise more than anything else.
Are there some new fans? Sure, winning brings more fans, that's kind of the idea of a business after all. . keep expanding your reach. But, the vast majority of the Hawks fans I know have been fans since the very beginning.
As for the noise . . .
Home field is supposed to be an advantage. Clearly, in Seattle, it IS just that. If they were 0-8 on the road, then I might agree that their advantage was more because of their unique home field as opposed to their overall talent but, 6-2 on the road sort of dispells that.
That being said, the Niners are coming to Century Link via two very impressive road playoff victories.
't will be a huge challenge for the Hawks - obviously their biggest yet.