Originally posted by dtmoney49er:
I have heard and seen films of the great history and dynasty we used to have. I am 20 years old, and i came to the united stated (Oakland) when i was 10 and fell in love with football and the 49ers. For the past 9-10 years i have witness nothing but madness, and tearfull disappointing seasons, but every year i keep telling my self that my generation will witness more of the 49er glory days. Every draft day and Pre-season i get butterflies just knowing we have another oppurtunity to get in the super bowl or a Playoff game. Some times i wonder if i will be able to take my future kids out to a game and tell them about my 49er Glory days. I feel bad for us young Fans who haven't witness glory.
Hey young son, I have been following the 49er's since 1954 (yes, you read that right). I am an OLD man, probably older than 98% of the folks who come here.
I've been through the good and the bad times with the niners from the Y.A. Tittle days and the Kesar Stadium to present. Between 1954 to 1970, we went to ONE conference championship 1957 (some refer to it as the Superbowl) and lost it 31-27 to the Detroit Lions.
Then we hit a dry spell until 1970 when a coach by the name of Dick Nolan took us to 2 consecutive conference championships and a divisional playoff.
From 1972 to 1980 were another dry spell until Mr. Bill Walsh finally took us all the way to the Superbowl and the team of the 80's was born.
Yes, young man ... there IS light on the other side of the tunnel. Keep your faith and things will eventually work out.
The team is NOT that far off and there has been progress in the past couple of years. With the addition of Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree and Josh Morgan. All they need now is a reliable QB, a good Fullback and a couple of dependable guards. The defense is NOT as bad as some would have you think, other than they need a couple of good pass rushers.
My only pet peeve right now is the dog determination to play smash mouth when they don't have the beef and the talent to do so. They do need to open it up inspite of them being afraid of their QB's. They'll never know what they have unless they do.
BTW: I too came from another country.
[ Edited by Kauaiguy on Nov 23, 2009 at 4:13 PM ]