Like I said in my last post, I'm proud to see the 12th Man hold their team to the highest standards, reflective of our goals for the franchise. The truth is, not all fan bases have this outlook for their team.
This morning, I received a message from a Bears fan that has been harboring resentment against me since the Seahawks went into Soldier Field last season and went all kinds of Russell Wilson on their asses. Below is the message and subsequent response.
Let's look at what the Bears have accomplished thus far: They narrowly edged out the Bengals in week one 24-21, they barely escaped with a win against the Vikings 31-30 and last night they thumped the hapless Steelers 40-23. That's right, they're 3-0. Barely.
The Bears don't have a daunting schedule ahead of them, but they do have to play the Saints, the Ravens and the Packers twice. The Bears do not have much depth, so everything could change as the grind of the season wears on.
To be fair, while I did say at that time that the Bears would be cellar dwellers in the NFC North, I did change my tune with the hiring of Marc Trestman and a solid draft. Still, it's hard to imagine the Packers not righting the ship when all is said and done.
What is clear is that our friend Joey probably hasn't watched a single Seahawks game this year. Seattle is far and away the best, deepest team in the NFL and while it's hard to forecast so far into the future, it certainly looks like the road to the Super Bowl will run through CenturyLink.
I will continue to expect more from my team every week. It'd be easy to troll the 49ers message boards and gloat over their slow start-- or follow up on some commenters from last season to rub it in, but my eyes will continue to be on each game, each week. Just like our Seahawks.