Up-to-date DEC 04, 2013 8: 19p ET
The Bay area 49ers have a big home sport coming up this week against Seattle (4: 25 p. m. ET on FOX), and the team is going to go out of its way to make sure the crowd from Candlestick is ready for the league-leading Seahawks’ visit to the Bay.
How could they be doing that, you ask? Well, on Wednesday, the team apparently sent fans “The 49ers House Field Advantage Plan for Gameday, “ a three-step guide telling followers how to give the 49ers a lower-leg up on the field. Because every lover needs to be reminded how to cheer for own team, I guess.
Step 1 encourages followers to wear 49ers gear, which is normally a necessary reminder. I can’t inform you how many times I’ve seen followers accidentally show up to root in the 49ers wearing another team’s shirt. Thanks to this tip, Phil from Petaluma will have no excuse this week if he mistakenly puts on his Richard Sherman jersey instead of his Frank Gore when he simply leaves for the stadium.
Step 2 informs the 49ers faithful that they should be on time for the game. With Niners seats choosing an average of $216 a pop, it will kind of go without saying that followers should want to maximize the value of their own ticket. But if a “proper greeting” will help Patrick Willis stop Seattle’s offense, then I suppose it’s worth the reminder.
Finally, Step 3 reminds followers that, while cheering is awesome, cheering all the time is not so awesome, so pipe down when the home team — that’s the one in debt, the color you’re supposed to be wearing, remember? — is at the line of scrimmage. This one shouldn’t be a problem in order to implement, mostly because 49ers followers have already complained about crowd sound, comparing Seattle’s to PEDs. No upstanding Niners fan would want to bring similar shame upon their own team.
Honestly, this all seems a little unneeded and, really, insulting to 49ers fans who already know how to brighten for football. (It’s really not that complicated. ) But , within this day and age, you can never be too careful — and with a preferred Seattle team that’s used to record-setting crowds coming to town, a little pep talk couldn’t hurt.
Now, go focus on your “Ahhh-Oooo” call so you don’t screw it up on Sunday.
Now, for some links:
• Speaking of Sunday’s game, a Seahawks fan group plans to fly a banner over the stadium during the team’s sport at San Francisco this week.
• Texas Technology coach Kliff Kingsbury dished in order to Esquire about his impeccable fashion sense.
• Check out NIU’s new mascot, Objective:
• Them’s fightin’ words:
Could it be too late to join the Eastern Meeting? Asking for a friend.
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) December 4, 2013
• Content Holidays from the Phoenix Coyotes:
• Brett Favre will be coaching for a tournament this weekend.
• Rob Ford is going to have a weekly radio gig in DC.
• The Spurs got in some run with a bunch of little children in Mexico:
• This woman in the front row at Tuesday evening of Panthers-Senators game was not impressed by Craig Anderson’s hydration strategy:
• DeMarcus Cousins throws some shade Derrick Rose’s way:
Asked DeMarcus Cousins about playing Friday, he joked “probably not, think I’ll be away rest of the season & I can get a comeback commercial”
— Sean Cunningham (@News10Sean) December 4, 2013
• Once the Lions and Falcons play in London next season, the game will kick off at 9: 30 a. mirielle. ET.
• Howard Schnellenberger says Nick Saban “needed a big serving associated with humility” and got it against Auburn.
• The Clippers owe their achievement to… Will Forte’s fingernails?:
• Via Deadspin, watch this old guy punch an ASU fan in the face, over and over and over again:
• Crafty Avery Bradley channeled Larry Bird with this photo from behind the backboard:
• Prosecutors say Aaron Hernandez’s girlfriend humiliated 29 times to a Bristol fantastic jury.
• Deion Sanders was terminated from his own academy — again.
• Both the Post and the Daily Information picked the low-hanging fruit on their back pages:
• Jacksonville Jaguars GM Brian Caldwell told Alex Marvez his team won’t be tanking for the sake of a high draft pick:
• A Louisville women’s basketball player collapsed and had a seizure on the bench during a sport Tuesday night.
• Notre Dame cornerback Lo Wood is transferring, plus UCF and Georgia Tech take his radar.
• Jimmy Buffett was given this hideous Minnesota Wild shirt:
• New Nike ad shows David Rooney playing golf, sort of: