Originally posted by zaghawk:I think there is a lot of hate here right now...the problem is a lot of it has been earned. The folks in this thread you included have proven to be the exception not the rule. Two seasons now and there has been an endless stream of Hawks fans comming here and the first words out of their mouth are very often caustic trash. And it isnt even limited to this sight everywhere I go that there is a Niner article and a comments section there is a Hawk fan there trolling it. I dont go over to your sight an behave like that...in fact I dont go there at all...but I know what I see here and the behavior of many of the guests here has directly contributed to our anger if not outright caused it. I didnt have any issues with your fan base just a few short years ago, now I find myself restraining agression even in normal conversation with those of you who are fair and for the most part respectful....and I consider myself a pretty level headed dude, now imagine one of our more agressive or unhinged posters and how he retaliates. It is never rational to hate a whole group of people for sure, but sometimes when you are constantly being attacked it is hard to behave rationally.
Originally posted by RedAlice:
To be honest, I see much more respect for the Niners and the game in general on the Hawk site right now than I do here. Maybe it is just that the Seahawk threads here are where it is acceptable for the Niner fans to get out all of their Hawk hatred. That is useful, no doubt.
I have to remind myself when I'm on here, that this is the Niner board. But I will say between .Net and here. there definitely feels like there is a lot more animosity and hatred towards the Seahawk fans versus the Hawk fans feelings on the Niners on .NET. In general on .NET I'll see hawk fans refer to Niner fans as Whiners and Ninnies, and refer to webzone as...webzone. That's about it.
On here I mean there was like a 20 quote long string that was nothing but people saying "f**k the seahawks". And these are also very common posts "gay ass 12thman", "seaf*gs", "Seahags", "p***y fans". etc. etc. etc. Again I understand this is the NINER webzone, but seriously it does take a lot of thick skin to read the animosity on here towards Seahawk fans while maintaining my cool and understanding where I'm at sometimes. Especially when people write about how the portrayal of the 12th Man in the Beats commercial is exactly how all of us are, because I'm one of them, and I'm a family man and peaceful man. So it's sometimes a little insulting to be thrown into a category of downright violent and unruly.
The game will be amazing. As a fan, I am nervous. The Niners are the hottest team in the playoffs, Seahawks have looked lights out on D, but lets face it the offense has cooled and if Harvin doesn't make it through the Concussion Protocol my confidence level is somewhat muted. I am glad it's at home though. Vegas has us at +3 I think. I have it at 50/50, +3 if Harvin can play.