Originally posted by susweel:
anyone who wants them to better than 8-8 is not totally invested in being a niner fan.
Being a fan of good football or certain non-49er players in general over minor draft positioning does not make one not a Niner fan. Does everyone who liked Barry Sanders when he played not a Niner fan? When Sanders played I enjoyed watching him tear other teams apart because it was fun to watch as a football fan.... except when he played the 49ers. When he played SF I wanted him to get stuffed and shut down. How is this much different than wanting to see Alex and the Chiefs win more than 8 games as long as they don't beat the Niners in the Super Bowl? The Draft doesn't compel every NFL fan like it does others, and I'd rather be entertained by the games in the league in general and perhaps specific non-Niner players I like to watch play than get hung up on the difference of probably 10 spots in the 2nd round of the draft where my team will have a dozen or so picks anyway.
Truth be told, in some ways watching the Chiefs is more enjoyable because the stress is not there like watching the 49ers. Win or lose I don't care - I just want the entertainment. With the Niners I LOVE when they win, but when they lose or are in the middle of struggling to win a game the pure enjoyment of the game can get drowned out by the stress of it all.
[ Edited by captveg on Oct 21, 2013 at 2:02 PM ]