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Anthony Dixon takes a shot at the “She-hawks”

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A week after successfully rope-a-doping the Packers into assuming the 49ers would run quarterback Colin Kaepernick all day long, coach Jim Harbaugh has been wise to avoid saying anything that would stir up the Seahawks.

The wisdom hasn’t completely trickled down to his team.

Running back Anthony Dixon, who recently turned down an offer of $24,000 from Nnamdi Asomugha to give up No. 24, has chimed in with a comment that is sure to both get the Seahawks a little riled up, and create a little controversy.

“Extra weight on the racks all week getting less sleep preparing for these She-Hawks I love hostile environments Imma feel right at home,” Dixon tweeted late Wednesday.

Applying female characteristics to male opponents invites strong criticism of Dixon.  It’s legitimately offensive to women (and if one woman is offended, the NFL will listen), and it’s a very short leap from there to the kind of homophobia that keeps gay football players deep in the closet.

The more immediate problem is that, at a time when Harbaugh has been tiptoeing through his press conferences to not stir up the team that handed San Fran last December its worst loss of the Harbaugh era, Dixon has given Seahawks coach Pete Carroll something he can use to give his players an extra kick in the pants before Sunday night.

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69 Responses to “Anthony Dixon takes a shot at the “She-hawks””
  1. dogman9 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:56 AM

    Anthony who???

  2. herlies says: Sep 12, 2013 7:08 AM

    Yep… when I read “She-hawks” the first thing I thought of was oh no!

    99% of women have no idea who Anthony Dixon is, but they are bound to be upset and offended by this evil, hate-filled jab!

    LOL…

  3. pencilmonkeymagic says: Sep 12, 2013 7:13 AM

    Presumably this is what Harbaugh means when he says “come with some knuckles”?

    Oh dear.

  4. henson58 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:15 AM

    So hear lies the double standard, to me racism is racism whether its against a woman a gay man or lesbian woman or Chinese guy but you won’t here on person say Dixon should lose his job. I don’t believe he should, nor should have people called for Coppers job.

  5. brett76 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:16 AM

    So SHE hawks is offensive to women but a fun in Buffalo with a “Brady Sits When He Pees” sign was funny….or is the issue here a player typing it??? Maybe people need to stop being so sensitive because there are a lot bigger problems in the world then a 49er calling them SHE Hawks

  6. schmokes says: Sep 12, 2013 7:24 AM

    Harbaugh is too busy whining about Clay Matthews to have turned his attention to the seahawks yet….he’ll get there.

  7. richiedean49 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:29 AM

    “She-hawks”…. oh I see what you did there. BFD. This is a non-story.

  8. thehouseofho says: Sep 12, 2013 7:30 AM

    I don’t understand why someone would need to work out with extra weights to sit on the bench and not have their named called.

  9. kaeptovernon says: Sep 12, 2013 7:32 AM

    This was a dumb move. I love the intensity and the hate, but the last thing the SeaHags need is a motivator.

    GO NINERS

  10. anarchopurplism says: Sep 12, 2013 7:41 AM

    See how Florio pushed those 2 soap boxes together?

    What a girl.

  11. dfwhawkguy says: Sep 12, 2013 7:41 AM

    Understated, savvy, excellent grammar. Should make nice wallpaper in the Seahawks locker room. Thank you for you participation.

  12. gyeary says: Sep 12, 2013 7:43 AM

    It’s not a big deal, but when people in the media start writing about it, it becomes one. That is one of the major problems in our society now. Everyone feels the need to not be offended. Free speech is a thing of the past.

  13. mattsffrd says: Sep 12, 2013 7:43 AM

    Good luck trying to filter Boobie, he’s the funniest player on the team! GO NINERS!!!

  14. burrito12 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:44 AM

    It’s called trash talking Florio and its part of the game called football. Quit trying to spin everything someone says as anti female, gay, Semitic, atheist, liberal, etc….. If you want cover a sport where it’s 100% PC all the time and everyone gets a trophy, go follow a youth soccer league in California.

    P.S. not a Niners or Seahawks fan.

  15. pinchekeith says: Sep 12, 2013 7:49 AM

    Its offensive to women to call a fellow male opponent weak, even though it is scientifically established that a man of average strength is stronger than 99% of females?

    Just sounds like biologically accurate smack talking to me.

  16. puckfitt says: Sep 12, 2013 7:50 AM

    Would you prefer he used Sea Chickens?

  17. mrcogburn says: Sep 12, 2013 7:51 AM

    I am always amazed at how hostile PFT is to the proud and honorable traditions of masculinity. Makes me wonder sometimes.

  18. hendeeze says: Sep 12, 2013 7:54 AM

    It was a mistake, he ment to type SeAdderall

  19. SilentMajority says: Sep 12, 2013 7:55 AM

    People need to quit taking everything so personal and getting worked up over every little thing.

    At least 2 or 3 times a day I will run into an article where someone is upset over this word, that tweet. Then if I decide to read the comments many of the commenters will be on the warpath because of it.

    Dixon is insulting an entire football teams masculinity, which is different than insulting a woman. In contrast insulting a woman’s femininity by applying masculine characteristics is not insulting men.

    This is not a big deal

  20. themagicman1223 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:56 AM

    The Hawks should be scared of Dixon and his career 400 rushing yards, clearly the star of the team…

  21. puckfitt says: Sep 12, 2013 7:56 AM

    Seriously what is the big deal? It’s a RIVALRY! There is going to be trash talk and name calling. I really doubt we offended women here.

  22. monsterscream says: Sep 12, 2013 8:00 AM

    Isn’t there such a thing as being ‘too PC’?!? She-hawks is FUNNY. All is usually forgiven when you can make the group you’re supposedly offending laugh. Just like when Shaq called the Sacramento Kings the Sacramento Queens. It’s funny…gay dudes will probably laugh at it…women will probably laugh at it….let it go.

  23. elwaysagenius says: Sep 12, 2013 8:02 AM

    The pharmacy is the only place Pete Carroll goes to give his players some “motivation”

  24. lionsdraftguy says: Sep 12, 2013 8:08 AM

    Who Anthony Dixon? Hmm…must be some no name from a worthless team.

  25. pgilbert2013 says: Sep 12, 2013 8:11 AM

    As a 49er, I’m a bit disappointed that Dixon could not keep his thoughts to himself.

    Let your play on the field do your talking. Go Niners

  26. Born: 1961 Titles seen: 0 says: Sep 12, 2013 8:20 AM

    Take off the skirts and let them play.

  27. ccjcsr says: Sep 12, 2013 8:22 AM

    Just play the game already stop with the name calling, let your play do the talking.

  28. rufusporter says: Sep 12, 2013 8:38 AM

    This 49er team is a lot of things but classy is not one of them.

  29. dspyank2k11 says: Sep 12, 2013 8:45 AM

    If I were the starters, I would tie Dixon to the goal post for he entire game.

    That way he can be on the field the entire time instead of riding the bench while his comments are front and center.

  30. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Sep 12, 2013 8:49 AM

    Of course it was offensive to women. It would be offensive to anyone to be falsely associated with the Seahawks.

  31. raiderrob21 says: Sep 12, 2013 8:53 AM

    Special teamers shouldnt be smack talking let alone doing it on twitter. Does anyone outside of Northern Cali know who you are Anthony? No! Shut up and cover kickoffs

  32. rainponcho87 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:02 AM

    If I were a GM I would put into contracts that players are not allowed to do any tweeting.

  33. paulb10486 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:03 AM

    If the Seahawk players need a juvenile tweet from a special teams player to get motivated for one of the most anticipated games of the early season on prime-time television, Seattle is in trouble. The notion that “bulletin board material” actually effects the focus and outcomes of games not only dignifies no truth whatsoever, it’s absolutely absurd. For anyone to assume such a thing seems to suggest they know little about professional sports.

  34. aces79 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:17 AM

    Please Dixion dont talk show on the field talk is cheap

  35. blackhawks2010 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:25 AM

    Giving extra motivation to the team that absolutely abused the 49ers last year is not wise. Not wise at all.

  36. golforepar says: Sep 12, 2013 9:28 AM

    Dixon a direct relection of Harbaugh, who is quickly losing respect around the NFL.

  37. ringwormsherm says: Sep 12, 2013 9:32 AM

    The key I took out of “Rafikis” tweet is he’s losing sleep. He’s scared. Meanwhile the Hawks are resting up and ready to smash these whiners on Sunday. GO HAWKS!

  38. bstras2809 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:33 AM

    This crap didn’t even need to be written about. If it offends you, good luck dealing with everyday life.

  39. hawkfan206 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:45 AM

    Gonna be a great game no matter what….gonna be the most watched rivalry of the season..and talked about.cant wait …yeaaa buddy!!

  40. northbynw27 says: Sep 12, 2013 10:19 AM

    Another tough guy behind a keypad..see you Sunday night.

  41. wilsonwillbreaku says: Sep 12, 2013 10:22 AM

    Anthony Dixon just locked in another 42-13 beatdown. Lmfao at his stupidity.

  42. mik3riley says: Sep 12, 2013 10:56 AM

    Cause the seahawks were gonna be nice and not play there best before his comment. Coming from a niners fan dixon you dont even get the ball so until then seek attention else were. That will be all.

  43. hawkeye44 says: Sep 12, 2013 11:08 AM

    Hopefully Cam lays the smack down on his ass! That is if Dixon even makes it on the field! Haha

  44. fugyoubiatch says: Sep 12, 2013 11:16 AM

    Has Dixon been on the field this year?

  45. southpaw79 says: Sep 12, 2013 11:43 AM

    If the Seahawks needed that to get motivated for Sundays game, well then they are going to be called a lot worse things than She-hawks by monday.

  46. johnnyprc says: Sep 12, 2013 12:25 PM

    I’d like to see how many yards “Dickson” gets against the Hawks. Seriously, you better be at least a starter to talk trash.

    If I was a 49er (notice I didn’t say forty-whiner) fan I wouldn’t want a backup who has no control of the game to talk this kind of trash and fire up the Seahawks. Was not smart.

  47. delgado88niners says: Sep 12, 2013 1:02 PM

    Why’s everyone hating on Dixon this guys work horse.pay attention to the game!!this dude is in special teams the whole game and gets yards at RB WHO CARES ABOUT THE (SHE HAWKS)!!!

  48. tobis81 says: Sep 12, 2013 1:24 PM

    You know anyone with the name Cowpies is a complete joke!

  49. tobis81 says: Sep 12, 2013 1:25 PM

    Yeah, maybe he’s a special teams workhorse, ha!

  50. jeffbye says: Sep 12, 2013 2:03 PM

    It was a joke. Actually it made me chuckle a little. When players make these kinds of statements, it’s their image on the line should the opposing team embarrass them on Sunday. He knew what he was doing, and I don’t mind one bit.

    This is coming from a Seahawks fan.

  51. ghost26 says: Sep 12, 2013 2:03 PM

    Ridiculous.

  52. swaggyy says: Sep 12, 2013 2:11 PM

    Pretty bold for a guy who won’t even play!

  53. farvite says: Sep 12, 2013 2:27 PM

    Not sure who ‘Imma’ is, but if he/she/it is a Hawks fan, they’ll be welcome.

  54. screechdaddy says: Sep 12, 2013 3:17 PM

    It should not be offensive to women when men push each other’s ego buttons by comparing their skills in a 100% male-dominated sport to those of females, who continue to lack the size and strength required to compete in today’s NFL.

    It is not sexism to recognize the FACT that men and women are DIFFERENT from each other. There are always exceptions, but overall, men ARE larger and physically stronger than most women. It is not saying men are BETTER than women to acknowledge this fact. Women have their own innate attributes most men can only envy, one of which is being much more compassionate and spiritually evolved than men.

    Any sport or any activity at all for that matter in which women cannot compete with men on a LEVEL playing field without handicaps, — or vice versa where men lack the innate attributes which women are naturally gifted — should not be subject to claims of “sexism” for suggesting otherwise. This is the equivalent to a heavyweight boxer taunting his opponent by calling him a “welterweight,” and suddenly every welterweight in boxing is supposed to feel offended.

    On the day a woman gets drafted to play in the NFL, that is when this remark can begin to be considered sexist. Until then, it’s nothing but a foolish remark by a special teams nobody that will serve only to make his team’s upcoming beat-down all the more painful. #GOHAWKS!!

  55. onebucplace says: Sep 12, 2013 3:30 PM

    The entire NFL is becoming the She-Hawks under Goodell.

  56. coachgutz says: Sep 12, 2013 3:51 PM

    Harbaugh tip toe?! Laughing at the visual!

  57. mjrodriquez says: Sep 12, 2013 4:21 PM

    Ospreys come in he’s and she’s…She-hawks are those that don’t know the difference.

  58. beastmode5150 says: Sep 12, 2013 4:22 PM

    Yeah, this will totally piss off the hawks players.
    #no

  59. nicoyashark says: Sep 12, 2013 6:23 PM

    Why would they be mad when they shehawks love the sound of it

  60. ajpnsf says: Sep 12, 2013 8:02 PM

    I guess it’s better than suck hawks.

  61. forever9ers says: Sep 12, 2013 11:17 PM

    Is it OK to call the Seattle cheerleaders She-Hawks?

  62. torvic49er says: Sep 13, 2013 1:01 AM

    Hey dogman9, you’ll remember Anthony Dixon after we beat the seachickens!!! Seahawks are the most over rated trash out there. Go niners, we’re bring the 80-90’s back!!! It’s our time to shine and must be this talk to ride, sorry Wilson!!! Niner4life!!!

  63. blackhawks2013 says: Sep 13, 2013 1:36 AM

    The 4whiners have the waterboy speaking for them now. Poor babies have no one with a brain.

  64. 49erlifer says: Sep 13, 2013 4:02 PM

    Shehawks= a team that has not won a damn thing in 40 years of existence and only retires jerseys for fans.

  65. harlowgirl1960 says: Sep 13, 2013 4:22 PM

    i’m a feminist and i think this is funny
    anthony dixon may not be going to the hall of fame, but he is making plenty of contributions to this team.

  66. desertman1 says: Sep 13, 2013 5:36 PM

    I hope all the Seahawks just say nothing and play and win. All this loud talking, bragging, trying to get in someone’s face is just plain boring. Who cares what some says. Seahawks just go out there and thump them. Enough said without saying anything.

  67. lowdown49 says: Sep 14, 2013 8:54 PM

    This is a non issue. An idiot male writer speaking on behalf women makes no sense. Maybe he should do some actual research before he makes an acusation like this in his story. I bet the percentage of women who are offended by this comment will tell a different story.

  68. justuzzhawks says: Sep 14, 2013 8:58 PM

    it’s funny that someone would talk trash when they only have 402 yards in their career and they been in the league 4 years he won’t even see the field he will hear it at least the 49ers starters have the smarts to keep their mouth shut you don’t see our guys saying dumb stuff like that maybe by the time he retires he might have a thousand yards but he probably would have to put some more weight on the racks and lose somemore sleep what’s he losing sleep over when he won’t even get hit

  69. chahn530 says: Sep 14, 2013 10:20 PM

    I’m a woman and that isn’t offensive. If you’re offended, quit being so oversensitive. It’s football.

    Go niners.

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