Originally posted by zaghawk:Honestly the same can be said about Niner fans before Harbaugh came around. Sure there was a HUGE fanbase after that big string of SB, but when the Niners went quiet for a long time, other than the die hards...nothing. Success brings bandwagonners. Every good team has them until they start sucking for like 5-10 years in a row. Hell you can say most fans came from success in one era or another. It's very rare you run into a fan who just jumped onto a s**tty team unless they are some hipster fan. Honestly if the Niners never won all those SBs in the 90s, and just were another run of the mill team until now. I'm pretty sure you'd have a lot less fans claiming they've been die hard since the 90s. This applies to all teams btw.
The Niners are regal buddy! From the Lombardi's the HOF alumni Eddie Bill Walsh to being the template for success of many franchises to date. There are maybe a handful of franchises in any sport quite like the Niners! GOATs everywhere. Owner Eddie Coach Walsh QB Joe WR Jerry S Lott. We are a stud franchise with scores of longtime diehards and we represent the Bay Area the same spot SEA has tried to emulate over the years. SEA is an up and coming suburb of SF so I appreciate them as champion and a great city but win a few more
[ Edited by Pillbusta on Feb 13, 2014 at 12:00 AM ]