There's nothing unusual about a San Francisco 49ers billboard celebrating the team's five Super Bowl championships.
Well, maybe except for the fact that the billboard will be located in Seattle, home of the NFC West rival Seahawks. And also home to their rabid fans, some of whom raised money to fly a "12th Man" banner from a plane over Candlestick Park during a 49ers game.
In response, a group of San Francisco fans have started the "Seattle Billboard Fund" website. The name pretty much says it all, as the group set out to raise money to place a billboard touting the 49ers' Super Bowl success to Seattle residents.
The website features an image of the proposed billboard, with all five of the 49ers' Lombardi Trophies sitting under the question, "How many do you have?" (The answer, of course, for the Seahawks is "zero.")
In the background is the likeness of Dwight Clark making his famous catch from the 1982 NFC championship game.
The goal was to raise $7,000 to cover the cost of a month's worth of advertising space in Seattle. As of Wednesday afternoon, that mark had been exceeded by nearly $2,500. The group states that all the extra money will go to charity.
The billboard is a fun idea, but the timing may be a bit off. After all, the road to the Super Bowl in the NFC appears to be going through Seattle this year. Might not be a great idea to give those fans a reason to be any louder than their usual deafening level if the 49ers come to town for a playoff game.
But then again, with the way Russell Wilson and company are playing this year, the group probably figured they better get the billboard up soon before the answer to the question it poses becomes "one."
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