The NFC West is starting to heat up, but this time it is because of what the fans, not the players, are doing.
Now San Francisco fans are planning to retaliate.
According to the San Jose Mercury News' Matt Walks, 49ers fans are raising money to put up a billboard in Seattle to take a shot at the Seahawks. There is a Facebook page to discuss the plan and show off graphics, via SDoshi Designs.
The fans are raising money for the prank through GoFundMe.com. Here's the plan, via the project's founder Aasheesh Shravah:
This group has been created to raise funds to place a billboard in Seattle. The location will be voted on. Seahawk fans raised 2k, let's show them we can raise a lot more. We have contacted companies in Seattle with multiple billboard ad locations. We are looking to raise about 7-8k to keep our ad there for at least 1 month, all during December and some of January for their playoff games.
As of press time, fans have raised $9,523. Whatever money is left over will be donated to charity, according to Shravah.
Fans of both teams are having some fun messing with each other, and they are doing a great thing by donating the extra money. It's all in good fun and will end up helping good causes.
San Francisco's five Super Bowl championships are tied with the Dallas Cowboys for second behind only the Pittsburgh Steelers. On the other side of the rivalry, the Seahawks have yet to win a Super Bowl. Their only Super Bowl appearance came in 2005.
Hat tip to ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio for the find.