Top 12: Why It’s Better to Be a Seahawks Fan Than a Raiders Fan

12. Seahawks fans communicate by turning words into sentences, both in writing and verbally. Raiders fans communicate in a series of loud grunts that even they don’t understand.

11. Pete Carroll seems like that fun uncle who always told funny stories and played catch with you in the backyard. Raiders Coach Tom Cable seems like the uncle your aunt left because he was always drunk and beat her.

10. The Raiders employ a grief counselor to help free agent signees adjust to becoming a Raider. Seahawks players are simply given a sun lamp to adjust to the weather.

9. Unlike Raiders fans, Seahawks fans don’t need a permission slip signed by their parole officer to attend games.

8. Everything Paul Allen touches turns to gold and everything the rat faced Al Davis touches turns to $#!^.

7. Even Matt Hasselbeck has more hair than Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski.

6. If a player is cut by the Seahawks, they might catch on with another team. If a player is cut by the Raiders, even the Arena League will probably pass on them.

5. Unlike McAfee Coliseum, Qwest Field doesn’t serve hard alcohol to help Seahawks fans cope with the horrors of the 60 minutes of “football” to come each week.

4. The Seahawks will never re-sign Jeremy Stevens, but Al Davis has probably already offered him a lucrative, multi-year contract.

3. The Raiders have the second highest number of criminal incidents at their games (behind Philadelphia), and that’s not even counting their quarterback play.

2. The Seahawks never employed Lane Kiffin.

1. The Seahawks get better with each draft, not worse.

Ryan Nickum is a contributor to 12th Man Rising. He also publishes the blogs, and

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  • slickvik

    seahawk fans are mentally retarted, down syndrome, inbreads, maybe all of the above. Lets see here. seahawks have one person in the hof…. largent… raiders 13. seahawks… one superbowl appearance with zero wins… raiders 5 with 3 rings. raiders player that gets cut goes to the seahawks… louis rankin…. every thing paul allen touches turns to gold… who??? seacock fans are delusional… or what i said in the opening sentence… you decide.

    • Go2Raiders

      Good comment. I think we know which team is better, especially after Halloween 2010. If the Seahawks have blocked it out of their small minds, let me remind them here and now: RAIDERS 33 SEAHAWK WIMPS 3


  • Hawkstrap

    “Retarted” is spelled “Retarded.” Inbread? It’s spelled “inbred.” Names of people and teams are capitalized. It’s Paul Allen, Louis Rankin, Raiders and Seahawks. Thanks for proving the point of the whole article. I hope your parents (obviously first cousins) are doing well. Time to try Hooked on Phonics. Go Seahawks!

    • Go2Raiders

      I’m still laughing. Thanks for a great comment about Nickum’s comments. We all know that those Seattle Sea Ducks are quaking in their boots after that 59 – 14 win over Denver!

      Go Raiders!

  • hawks blo

    i know why the seacock fans are hating so much…. guess who the raiders beat in the afc championship game in 1984 which eventually turned into a third superbowl victory… i thick the seacock fans know… cause it was in their own back yard… where was the 12th man then

    • Riley Moore

      Really? Your owner is the biggest joke in the NFL. He is so old, his mouth never closes, and he wears jewelry intended for women. Your coach beats up his own assistants. You guys actually won two games in a row for the first time in how long? For the first time in a while, the Raiders actually look like they are getting better. I will admit it, but you are still acting like a whiney little kid who is so used to failure, he doesn’t know how to act when successful, so he just keeps being a D-bag. Here’s to you Raider guys who troll Seahawk sites and talk a bunch of crap rather than celebrate with your own fans. Real classy group.