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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  • Mark Gretz

    O.K Let me be the first to post… I am a man of middle age, having been involved in many sports, I have shared at many different levels. The highs and the lows, championships and also-rans. I consider myself to be a good sport with class. My trash talk is in my play, there’s way to much to focus on, other than what will be my next comeback…in someone’s face. After last season i had this keen ability to read into the future, ” Oh Boy!” Unfortunately most every situation that I became aware of, surounding The 49ers & Seahawks came true. First and formost when I look at the Seahawks this crazy demented spirit exude’s from my body. Yes Marshawn is a beast, yet he remains tameable. Cam is a tank always ready to inflick pain. Shermhead and his cousin Earl can go &^&*^$% themselves at every level. Add Petey boy and now it’s a 3so/ uh! party. Wilson is a very good Game Manager (lol).Explaning his skillset is simple…He’s a very good baseball player.
    The stadium”s architectionaly enhanced shape’s and angle’s are genious, and last but not least..the 12th man simply fu*%#ing awesome. Oh! one more thing, if Mr. Goodell could install into the Seahawk’s budget the hiring of a full time on site DEA agent who could attain samples at anytime deemed appropiate by himself. This of course would not affect the Cap. There’s your credit Seahawk’s!!! I just hope there will be different outcomes on many levels next year. Just think if we get them to move back to the AFC we could have 49er seahawk superbowls as the norm…..HA! Everybody have a safe offseason. Combine in 3 weeks Woooo Hoooo!!

    • Matthew Scheer

      Blah Blah Blah. If Wilson is a game manager, Kaep is a running back. It was this, it was that, it was everything but Seattle being the better team….well niner fans are the only ones that think that. Super Bowl champ Seahawks!…not the niners. Theres nothing you can say to take it away, and I laughed heavily at your attempt! Thank you, you just made my day!!!

      • Mark Gretz

        Your in ability to comprehend what you read is mind blowing, speaking of blowing why don’t you kneel down and ………….

        • Matthew Scheer

          Not sure what you’re talking about with my reading comprehension. Your “credit” was architecture, Wilson is a good baseball player, and multiple other veiled insults. How did I not comprehend what you were saying? Sorry but Wilson was better than Kaep in every statistical category…his last few games of the regular season were low statistically, but every game was against top 10 d. How does Kaep do against those defenses? The rest of your team is a group of violent drunks who’re just fighting to keep themselves out of jail. Now, if you’re gonna want me on my knees, you’re gonna have to get that little wife of yours up off the ground and move her out of your way first.

          • Matthew Scheer

            Not sure why you had to take it to that kind of talk but I’m glad to go there if you start it.

  • mike chamberlain

    thought you were serious until I read that Wilson hardly did anything of importance- bahaha