It’s hard to believe the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have only been divisional rivals for 12 seasons. Both sides of it seem to have been doing this for a lot longer.
San Francisco’s 95.7 The Game made its voice heard, sort of, as the NFC West powers prepare to collide Sunday afternoon at Candlestick Park, with a nice parody of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” as a little ditty taking some swipes at Seahawks coach Pete Carroll.
If you hadn’t heard it yet, here’s “Pete Carroll Whines,” courtesy of YouTube and the folks at The Rise Guys at The Game.
Well executed, good for a couple of chuckles.
Between the two teams, they have won the last three NFC West titles—Seattle in 2010, the 49ers in 2011-12 and the Seahawks are well on the way to keeping the division crown in the dysfunctional family with an 11-1 record and a three-game divisional lead with four to play. The Seahawks can clinch the title with a win today.
It doesn’t hurt the rivalry that the coaches—Carroll and San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh—brought a bit of spice to it from their time colliding in the then-Pac-10, when Carroll was at Southern California and Harbaugh was coaching Stanford.
That came in 2009 after Harbaugh’s Cardinal crushed Carroll’s Trojans 55-21, with Carroll believing that Harbaugh ran it up a bit.
Of course, the Trojans had kicked Stanford around pretty good under Carroll, as well, winning 42-0 in 2006, 51-21 in 2005 and 49-17 in 2002, but that is apparently a whole other thing.