Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/27/13
Fail Mary? Look, I get it.  You boo the enemy.  I’ve been to games and done it myself.  You boo the guy on the other team, which in most cases is that team’s best player. Occasionally the target of fan hatred is also a player the opposing fans think plays dirty.  Seems to me Brian Bosworth got booed more often than not in Denver, but I’m pretty sure he was not Seattle’s best player at the time.  Steve Largent, anyone? So, someone tell me, please!  Green Bay, why are you booing, of all players, Golden Tate? Golden is not the Seahawks best player.  He’s not even our best wide receiver.  I think there’s a sound argument he’s not even in the top 10 of our “best player list”.  Boo Russell Wilson, maybe Marshawn Lynch.  Those are the two guys who have an argument for “best player” on this Seattle team. Does Tate play dirty?  Um, unless you want to argue that phantom “defenseless player” penalty for the hit he laid on Sean Lee in Dallas last year, I’d have to say no.  Besides, I’m pretty sure Richard Sherman has a lock on the “dirty player” spot on Seattle’s roster. Oh the Hail Mary?  You STILL have a problem with that? How exactly is that play and it’s outcome, in any way, Golden Tate‘s fault? Golden Tate doing what he does best – #winning – Photo: Seahawks.com That’s where my research began.  I dove head deep into the social media world of the mid-west to try and explain the green and gold’s hatred for a guy with Gold in his name. Golden Tate was celebrating on the sidelines after they announced the touchdown was confirmed. That was one of the most common excuses I saw out there. Um, hello? He just won the game on the last play of the game!  Tell me the name of a player who won the game on the last play of the game who did not do a little celebrating? Pete Carroll was on the sideline clapping and applauding that horrible call on Tate’s play. Have you been stuck in line at the urinal trough too long? Pete Carroll is the biggest rah-rah coach in the history of sports.  I’m pretty sure this guy gets up in the morning and if he pours his corn flakes into the bowl without spilling a single one he high fives everyone in the room! Golden Tate didn’t even apologize afterward when he knew he stole the game. What exactly do you expect him to apologize for?  For the referees not calling offensive pass interference?  I think you need to boo the ref, not Golden Tate. A wide receiver telling the ref he did not catch the pass only happens in public service announcements.  Bottom line is, after the refs missed calling Tate for PI, they got the rest of play correct. Still want an apology? I’m sorry that your team gave up 8 sacks in one game.    I’m sorry that the Packers only had 84 yards total rushing.  I’m sorry that Aaron Rodgers didn’t throw a single touchdown in the game.  I’m sorry that it did NOT have any effect on your playoff chances. Do you feel better now? Congratulations Green Bay, I didn’t think I could conclude any team’s fans, in any sport, as obnoxious as the New York Yankee fans or the Philadelphia Eagle fans, but you proved me wrong.  Boo Golden with pride Green Bay. Note: Have you seen Tate’s T-Shirt yet? CLICK HERE CHECK OUT THE SEAHAWKS BLOG IN OUR CLUBHOUSE SECTION AT NWSB!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Did Suh make a statement with his footwear at practice?

Eagles C Jason Kelce: Offensive line is ‘a disgrace right now’

Report: Colts expect Andrew Luck to start Week 5

Dolphins DC Coyle more likely to be fired than Philbin

Jerry Jones: It’s hard to beat Brees with ‘limited’ Weeden

Report: Cowboys fear Lance Dunbar has torn ACL, MCL


Adam Schefter: Richard Sherman blocked me on Twitter

Martellus Bennett compared Jay Cutler to Jesus

Jimmy Johnson thinks 49ers need to move on from Colin Kaepernick

Pat Murphy won't be back as Padres manager next year

Brian Cushing's wife gets upset with Houston talk show host

Marshawn Lynch won't play against Lions on MNF

Looking back at Mark Buehrle's quietly efficient career

The 25 best NHL players under 25

Todd Gurley showed maturity beyond his years in Week 4

Five fantasy things we learned about every NFL Week 4 game

Six biggest flameout teams of 2015 college football season

LSU's Fournette highlights problem with rigid NFL rules

NFL stock report: Who is rising, falling after Week 4?

Top 10 takeaways from Sunday’s Week 4 NFL action

Eight notable NFL Week 4 winners and losers

Professor moves student’s exam to accommodate Cubs playoff game

WATCH: Adrian Peterson torches Broncos for marathon touchdown

Don Orsillo gives moving farewell to Red Sox fans on NESN

WATCH: Ichiro Suzuki takes the mound for the Marlins

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 25 best NHL players under 25

Five fantasy things we learned about every NFL Week 4 game

Top 10 takeaways from Sunday’s Week 4 NFL action

Eight notable NFL Week 4 winners and losers

Jimmy Johnson: Move on from Kaepernick

WATCH: Ichiro Suzuki pitches for the Marlins

Philbin not worried about job status

London PR guy trolls Suh

10 takeaways from Week 5 of the college football season

Rick Pitino and the shadows that never leave

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker