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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports



On Wednesday, Ann Killion of The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the San Francisco 49ers sent a fan-experience questionnaire to their season-ticket holders asking, "In terms of game day experience, how important is it that your team wins?"


One of the options available was "Not important."

Since then, the 49ers have been blasted by the media for even asking the question. Obviously, winning is very important to a vast majority of fans. Of course, aside from the heat, Levi's Stadium has a lot of amenities to offer those fans, such as in-stadium Wi-Fi, great food, great audio and visuals, and much more.

The product on the field has not been as high quality in recent years and general manager John Lynch is well aware of that. The team has won just two of its last 23 games with none coming in 2017. San Francisco is 7-32 since parting with head coach Jim Harbaugh following the 2014 season.

The cost of attending an NFL game is too high for the result on the field to be unimportant to fans.

Lynch, who is a very competitive individual and places great value on winning, joined KNBR on Friday morning and was asked about the question within the survey. It, obviously, did not come from him.

"That's not something that I want reflected in this organization," Lynch said. "Look, there's different aspects of an organization. I can promise you this: It didn't come from my desk. I can tell you also, I'm looking at something on my wall, that sat on my wall, when my dad gave it to me when I was eight years old and it's Vince Lombardi, 'What it takes to be number one.' And it starts with, 'Winning isn't a sometime thing, it's an all the time thing.' You don't do things right some of the time, you do them right all the times.

"There's a lot of layers to this organization. I don't know where that came from. I'm not a big believer in surveys myself. I think you put out good work and people come. You build it and people come. Yes, winning is everything to us. It's everything to me and I'll just leave it at that."

You can listen to the entire interview with Lynch below.



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