Originally posted by Ninerjohn:Originally posted by kem99:
Without question, the 1987 playoff game against the Vikings. The 49ers were on a huge roll, were at home and everything was set for them to go to the SB...and then they came out, were flat and Anthony Carter went crazy. You know it was bad when Joe got benched and it wasn't because of an injury.
For all of the comments about the Craig fumble in 1990, I think people forget that they were the best team in the league going into the playoffs in '87 also. The "3-Peat" could have just as easily been 87-89 as 88-90.
That game also was the real genesis of Joe vs. Steve after Walsh pulled Joe, which then festered in the next few years until Joe was traded.
I was at that game as well and it was horrible. One of the worst performances ever by a Niner team in the playoffs. Montana sucked, the defense was pathetic, and the 49ers were basically out of it at halftime. However, as far as being depressed nothing can compare to being 1 last second FG away from going for a 3 peat.
The 1990 NFC title game for me compares to Game 6 of the 2002 World Series for the most depressing game of my life.
that f**king rally monkey still haunts me