Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks linebacker Heath Farwell holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy in the locker room after Super Bowl XLVIII against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Give the Seahawks Credit, 49er Fans

The San Francisco 49ers‘ fan base will feel this for a year. Their most bitter rival, barely knocking the 49ers’ out the round before, hoisted the Lombardi Trophy Sunday night.The Seattle Seahawks are world champions, having utterly destroyed Peyton Manning‘s Denver Broncos. The Seahawks will not cease bragging until next season ends. (More likely, until next season ends. Likelier still, until the 49ers win a Super Bowl themselves with Colin Kaepernick under center.) Despite the pain, however, 49er fans ought to give the Seahawks credit.

Yes, the officiating was questionable in the NFC Championship game, but that should not diminish what the Seahawks did in the Super Bowl. They dismantled the best offense in the NFL and made one of the best quarterbacks of all-time look lost. They played a phenomenal game–and Russell Wilson hardly did anything of importance. Percy Harvin, for the one game he mattered in, may have been worth a first-round draft pick after all. Nothing could go wrong for the Seahawks.

So as you put away your Kaepernick jersey until draft day, 49er fans, give it up for the Seahawks. They deserved their Super Bowl victory. Don’t be bitter, but hope for a 49ers’ championship sooner rather than later.

Oh, and look forward to an opening night showdown with the 49ers again in Seattle, when the rivalry can renew for another exciting year.

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