Seattle Seahawks Flag to Torment Bay Area 49ers Fans

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Faithful SF Weekly readers may recall a series of stories about a humiliating football-related wager engineered by San Francisco and Seattle's longshoremen, and tied to the fates of their respective football teams.

Well, their team won.

And, since the Seahawks went on to win the Super Bowl, too, now San Francisco's longshoremen are obligated to unfurl a massive, 25-foot Seattle "12th Man" flag from atop a 125-foot crane at the Port of Oakland (since the Port of San Francisco long ago ceased to be a functioning cargo center, Oakland will end up bearing the brunt of a San Francentric bet).

Melvin Mackay, the president of the San Francisco ILWU, said he'll hoist the flag as soon as his Pacific Northwest colleagues get him one to hoist. His Seattle counterpart, Cameron Williams, didn't return Sunday night calls -- but, considering the last time a Seattle professional sports franchise won a league title was in 1979, he may have been otherwise occupied. So it's unclear when -- and how -- the 12th Man flag will arrive in Bay Area territory. But, as certainly as jokes about #EsuranceSave30 will be stale by week's end, that flag will arrive -- and fly for a full week.

It has been so ordained. 

In the meantime, those confused by the logic of flying in Oakland the flag of the team from Seattle that vanquished the team from San Francisco that plays in Santa Clara can always chalk it up as an ode to Oakland's own Marshawn Lynch.

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sfhrod
sfhrod topcommenter

It's just a fuckin game!!!. I'm a native and long timer Niner fan, but I think we kinda deserved to lose because our fans talked so much shit about Seattle not having a Super Bowl ring, I mean it was just childish and petty. What will our fans talk shit about next year?, don't know but you know it's gonna happen.

Lester Bangs
Lester Bangs

Pft. Raider fans are happy the Broncs lost.

Joe Flores
Joe Flores

Raider fans at their best. No shame.

Lolly Andros
Lolly Andros

What about the Raider fans? Shame on you Oakland!!

Jim Yu
Jim Yu

We can play it off as an homage to Oakland tech's marshawn Lynch.

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown

Ok Weakly, this is a silly & sloppy article. Who cares?

Kendra Bench
Kendra Bench

Let us not reduce ourselves to such triviality.

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