Well, we don't have Aaron Hernandez, we don't have this bozo, we didn't let one of our premier LBs walk based on sloppy contract terms(Denver), we don't have the jets Mark Sanchez, we don't have A-Rod, nor Milwaukee's MVP last yr, Braun, we don't have the Seahawks CB who is suspended for first four games, we don't have a senescent, over the hill owner/GM who massacres each draft and has since the last 15 yrs in Dallas.....and the list goes on and on. No matter how you slice it, any team, any clubhouse beset with racial slurs, PEDs, crappy QB, more PEDs, an owner /GM self promoter who can't put a half way decent team together....well, in an odd way it is a huge advantage for us over those teams so afflicted. I would say "good on you" to Jim Harbaugh, Trent Baalke ,and Jed. We have a terrific team, smart guys(mostly), basically good people, who just so happen to be one of the top two most talented teams in the NFL, with best HC, best GM, and great owner.
In a way, before the first ball is snapped in anger, we have an advantage over these teams, as well as others, and it all pretty much breaks down to drafting and acquiring essentially good guys. How would you like to be a Philly fan right now? Yeah, me neither. So a large tip of the cap to the guys who put together a spectacular team, that altho not goody two shoes, is one heckuva specimen for the NFL. America's team? Dallas? Philly? SEA? Nah, and on it goes...the 49ers are on their way to becoming , once again, America's team.
A personal thank you to our above named owner, HC, GM, for bringing together the fine group of men we think of as football players....when in fact they too are men, capable of any number of bad or illegal happenstances...or good ones... but for the most part have been terrific role models, and good guys to boot. We are lucky, great, and have a leg up on a number of other teams who have suffered any of the distractions/ illegal behavior/ personal misconduct/etc as just the few mentioned above. We all love our team, but we sometimes forget, "hey, these are really great guys, too". Don't believe it , just look at Philly and Pats at present, and SEA to a lesser extent.
I love my 49ers....all of them from owner/HC/GM down to each and every one of the guys out there who make the final 53.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Aug 1, 2013 at 9:54 PM ]