No. 8: You Actually Rooted for the Seahawks… Once
The 49ers and Seattle Seahawks’ rivalry was at its peak during the first few years of the 2010s. Maybe it has lost some of its luster in recent years, but it’s still pretty heated.
But this NFC West rivalry didn’t really exist in the 2000s. And that meant you probably rooted for the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL.
This was back on February 5, 2006 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. San Francisco was terrible then, so Niners fans had little to cheer for outside the glorious 49ers past.
And that past included five Super Bowl championships.
Pittsburgh also had five Lombardi trophies entering the game. As it stood, the Niners and Steelers were tied for the most in NFL history. 49ers fans wanted to keep it that way.
So, throughout the course of the game, you found yourself actually pulling for Seattle. Weird.
The Seahawks lost, of course, so at least Niners fans can laugh and say Seattle is 1-2 in Super Bowl appearances.