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Wed Sep 18, 2013, 03:48 PM

49ers fan to Seahawks' 12th Man: Pipe down or lose home games

Wow.. I have tons of respect for the Niners, but what a bunch of whiny little shits a few of their fans can be...


The Seahawks' "12th Man" was in full form during Sunday night's 29-3 pasting of the 49ers at CenturyLink Field, not only shattering the 49ers' ear drums but also shattering the Guinness World Record for the loudest crowd ever at 136.6 decibels.

But for Judy Spelman and Rick Schiller of Point Reyes Station, Calif., the crowd noise was not just an advantage for the Seahawks, but an unfair one.

"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?" the pair wrote in a Letter to the Editor at the San Francisco Chronicle on Wednesday.
http://www.komonews.com/sports/49ers-fan-suggests-Seahawks-12th-Man-pipe-down-or-forfeit-home-games-224263391.html

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.

Judy Spelman, Rich Schiller,

Point Reyes Station


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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 03:49 PM

1. LMAO!

(No word on whether they would also ask that the Seahawks' defense to stop trying to catch all those Colin Kaepernick passes that were clearly intended for a member of the 49ers receiving core, because that's stealing and not very nice either.)

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 04:09 PM

2. Saw that in the letters section ... hilarious

I've wondered if it's satire

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Response to Auggie (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 04:12 PM

3. The more I read it, the more I wonder..

Might very well be a damned good "Poe"...

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:44 PM

4. Hell, they might as well

stop allowing fans to attend games, then, if we're going to complain about crowd noise. That is what fans go to games for--to cheer on their team and demoralize the visitor.

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 11:22 PM

5. I'm personally embarrassed for 49ers fans and Point Reyes Station

I would like to give props to the posters (presumably some are SF fans) who rightfully ridiculed this pair on the web site where this was originally printed.

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/letterstoeditor/article/Letters-to-the-editor-Sept-17-4819523.php

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Response to opiate69 (Original post)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 02:25 AM

6. They already tried that, Judy.

Didn't work.

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Thu Sep 19, 2013, 11:04 AM

7. Back in the day--The Orange Bowl had a serious 12th Man

The closed end of the stadium was murder on opposing teams.

We once sent Ron Jaworski back the huddle 7 times because they could not hear. He finally got the snap and threw an INT.

Good memories of that old dump.

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Response to trumad (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 12:08 PM

8. Shula era, right? I remember that vaguely. (Was just getting into sports then)..

The 'Phins were definitely fierce back then.

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 01:46 PM

9. Yep---when the Phins consistently won games.

The OB was very loud.

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Response to trumad (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 02:16 PM

10. Lots of history in that stadium.. have they finished the memorial at the new park?

Commemorative marker

As part of the new Marlins Park, Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places have commissioned Daniel Arsham/Snarkitecture to design a public artwork to commemorate the Miami Orange Bowl. Their project uses the letters from the original "Miami Orange Bowl" sign as the basis for the 10-foot-tall (3.0 m) orange concrete letters rearranged across the east plaza of the new ballpark so that they form new words as visitors move around them.


Sounds like it'd be kinda cool to see.

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Response to opiate69 (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 02:48 PM

11. I bought an end zone seat that proudly hangs on my den wall.

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Response to trumad (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 19, 2013, 02:51 PM

12. kick-ass!

My wife's manager has a chunk from the original Yankee stadium in his giant Yankee shrine at the lounge...I would have liked to have gotten a piece of the Kingdome, but, shit.. it was the fucking Kingdome lol.

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