49ers fan starts petition to relocate Seahawks to Oklahoma City
Some bored San Francisco 49ers fans have decided to create a petition to move the Seahawks to Oklahoma City and rename the team the Oklahoma City Thunderhawks.
This is especially lame because the 49ers fans are rubbing salt on the already difficult wound of losing the Seattle SuperSonics to Oklahoma City.
The petition, started by NinerEmpire 1981 states:
“Many NFL fans across America have grown weary of the Seattle Seahawks being in existence. It is because of this that we request the IMMEDIATE relocation of the Seattle Seahawks franchise to Oklahoma City, along with a complete re-brand.
Oklahoma City serves as a lucrative opportunity for the NFL, as well as one with historical precedent in one of the other major North American sports. In 2008, the NBA’s Seattle SuperSonics fled for Oklahoma City in a widely-applauded move. The team re-branded themselves as the Oklahoma City Thunder and has never looked back.
Now, in 2016, the Seahawks have THEIR opportunity to re-identify themselves, in the heart of America, just as the Thunder did so many years ago.
Introducing: The Oklahoma City Thunderhawks.
Together, we can bring the NFL to Oklahoma City. Thank you.”
So far, 123 people have signed the petition… but don’t worry, 12s – this is just a bored Niners fan’s way to try to get under the skin of their NFC West rival’s fans.
With a 5-11 record, the 49ers came in dead last in the NFC West for the 2015 season.