One day there will be a Super Bowl played by teams I actually like.
I hvae a tradition when the Whiners play in Super Bowl. I do not watch but rather go out and enjoy the outdoors. It is always sparse wherever I go since all of my neighbors will be watching their "team" This year, i will go to Monterey.
To get an understanding of the blood fued, think smug, arrogant, condescending, belittling, decades long hated division rival. If that doesn't do it, think Redsox/Yankees, Michigan/Ohio State, Lakers/Celtics, Duke/North Carolina.
Anyone who rooted for the Rams in the 90's should know what fuels our hatred for the Whiners. The ***** won 17 straight games versus the Rams, with many of them blowouts or with back-up QB's such as Elvis Grbac or Jim Druckenmiller. Growing up in southern California at the time, it was especially hard having to hear all the taunts from the bandwagon Niners fans. That feeling is one thing I'll never forget, and the main reason I'll be rooting my hardest for the Ravens to mop the floor with the crappy Niners.
If the team would fire bellicheat, and have the integrity to admit that their 'dynasty' and wins since 2001 were mostly fabricated by biased officiating, I would probably root for them again. I would definately move them up to 2nd or 3rd favorite team if they would return any tropheys, and stike their post season wins from the record books. I am now, and forever, hooked by the Horns. They will always be my favorite team.
The niners? Only my Christian beliefs enable me to forgive them, but I could NEVER root for them. IMO, they are evil encarnate.
a Pats v Whiners Superbowl would have been the Perfect Storm in my books and I would not have watched it. Thank the lord for the Ravens :) now I can hopefully see them stomp all over the whiners
There, that's the issue. It doesn't matter the sport, baseball, football, basketball or even Hockey. You can't possibly be a Southern Californian and root for a Northern Calilfornia team.
Its a North vs. South thing.... That's why it's so irritating to see the "younger crowd" here that didn't have an NFL team to grow up rooting for so they choose the Whiners as "their team". Makes me wanna puke. ...and there are a lot of Whiner fans down here now.
But I also have a new favorite team (at least for ONE game)
In the 70's, it wasn't much of a rivalry. The Rams were perennial winners and SB contenders while SF sucked. This first became a heated rivalry in the 80's, when the Rams held their own but SF won titles. We became sick to death of Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Rodger Craig winning all the time. Professional jealousy.
From there, Vinnie25 stated it well. In the 90's, the Rams were terrible- and frequent patsies for the whiners. It wasn't a matter of whether we were going to lose but by how many. Humiliation.
That first great win for us during our SuperBowl season temporarily softened the hatred, as the rivalry ebbed a bit during the GSOT years.
And now that SF has gotten good again and we played two epic games against them this season, the rivalry has heated up in a big way. Their SB appearance in two weeks intensifies those feelings. They are the ones we must knock from their perch at the top.
And Jim Harbaugh is a guy who is VERY easy to dislike. A jerk of the highest order.
it was sad that Falcons didnt win. I wanted Falcons to lose in the superbowl and you know what happens the year after ;)
I hate the whiners and their cocky fans. i wasn't even talking football with them yet they decide to call me out shouting lambs. Ughhhh! Everywhere facebook, work cant stand it!!! why are they so cocky. we beat them, in my opinion twice, but it doesn't faze them. i hope Ravens win and they win big!
I'm so glad the Patriots lost yesterday. Like most of you, I would have went on a killing spree seeing a NE/SF Superbowl. I always liked the Ravens so this is a easy rooting for me of course. We all will be bleeding purple and black February 3rd.