You know, just when we thought we had heard it all, something new comes up. Case in point, after the Seattle Seahawks administered a thorough 29-3 spanking on the San Francisco 49ers this past Sunday, two disgruntled Niners fans submitted to the "Letters to the editor" section of the San Francisco Chronicle. And, we swear, we did not make this up. Go ahead and read the entire letter.
Unsportsmanlike conduct in Seattle
Was anyone else appalled by the unsportsmanlike conduct of the Seattle Seahawks and their fans, juiced on noise, which surely creates as big an advantage over an opponent as any performance enhancing drug and which, to their shame, NFL officials turn the same blind eye they have to concussions and drugs ("Seattle states case loudly, clearly in rout," Sports, Sept. 16)?
It would be simple to fix. Seahawks players and managers would ask their fans to cease and desist, and the NFL would implement a new rule: The visiting team may stop the game when fan noise is greater than a specified decibel level, and should this rule be violated in more than three games, no home games will be played at the offending field for the rest of the season, including playoff games. Things would quiet down.
At a time when the world seems sour, sports give us a place of joy, community and hope, and to have it spoiled is a bigger loss than it seems on the surface.
OK, let that marinate for a second. Are these people serious?! Look, we understand that it was Guinness World record loud, but you're going to blame the Niners' crap performance on the field, on the people in the stands? Our favorite part is when they wrote that the 'Hawks and their fans were "juiced on noise." LOL! We're done, we're done.
In the words of the folks over at Sunday Night Countdown: "C'mon, man!"
[via San Francisco Chronicle]