Originally posted by SFTifoso:
Anger makes me do weird things some times. I still think the 49ers shouldn't show any curtesy towards the Saints organization. It's not like the rivalry with the Packers. We hate them, but we still respect them... as a football team. The Saints crossed the line by trying to end the careers of our players.
Can't stoop down to their level. The handshake is just sportsmanship. The interim coaches had nothing to do with it and their crap defense didn't even hurt our guys.
I don't care if you respect them, As a coach there would be a basic level of respect no matter what team it is, simply because they're your opponent. They should always respect the opponent to some degree because without them there's no game to play. This is s**t you learn in pewee football.
Oh I forgot the current pro sports culture dictates that opposing teams are like rival gangs.