TALE OF THE TAPE

Can’t Decide Between 49ers-Seahawks? Here’s Who You Should Pull For

The NFC championship is nigh, and both Seattle and San Francisco are geared up for a big showdown. Not only have these two teams been excellent all year, but they’re bitter, bitter rivals. Today, we’re going to break down who you should cheer for (assuming you’re a casual fan and not pulling for either one of these teams). For the AFC breakdown, click here.

So, who’s your pick for this game? Let’s go to the tape.

Seattle Seahawks
San Francisco 49ers
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More likeable quarterback?
Winner Russell Wilson seems like an all-around good guy. He’s the winningest QB in his first two seasons as a pro, and he’s got the “underdog” factor (after surprisingly taking Matt Flynn’s spot.) Adding to that, he’s even a little undersized. It’s hard not to cheer for Russell Wilson.
Winner Then you’ve got Kaepernick. He’s tattooed, seems a little cocky, and there’s been some negative publicity about his instagram feed lately. BUT WAIT! Turns out Kaepernick spends his time volunteering with children with heart conditions. Man, they’re both...really good guys.
More likeable coach?
Winner Pete Carroll seems like a total goofball - an excitable poodle who jumps at the sound of the doorbell. In other words, he doesn’t seem very intimidating. More cuddly than anything.
Jim Harbaugh might have eaten human flesh before.
More Fun City?
Winner Craft beer, coffee, alternative rock.
Winner Peace, love, Anchor Steam.
More likeable fans?
Winner Now, I’ve lived on the east coast almost all my life, but both of these fanbases seem like total lunatics. HOWEVER...they’ve decided to take their competitive spirit out by donating to children’s hospitals. How...how am I supposed to pick a better fanbase?
Winner See: “Seattle’
Sympathy factor?
Winner They took away the Supersonics. They’re one of the only cities where soccer is pretty successful. And they’ve never won a Super Bowl. Gotta give them the point, right?
Oodles of Super Bowls, hometeam of arguably the greatest QB of all time (J.T. O’Sullivan, obviously), and they made the Super Bowl last year. Yep, my sympathy isn’t running that high.

The Winner Is

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Winner Seattle Seahawks
5 out of 5

And the winner, with a score of 5-3, is SEATTLE! Although, man. That was a close matchup. My guess is the game will be as well.
-Brian Cullen, CBS Local Sports contributor

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