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What year was your favorite 49er team?

1989 hands down, no contest. Not just the best 49er team, but arguably the greatest team ever. #1 offense, #3 Defense. Should have gone 16-0. One of the losses was by 1 point. And if memory serves, I remember in the 4 point loss to Green Bay, there was an interception returned 90+ yards that got called back. That season Joe Montana set the record for highest QB rating (has since been broken), this is also the season Joe threw for nearly 458 yards on Monday night football.

In the Playoffs they obliterated their opponents. Beat Minnesota 41-13, then St Louis 30-3 in the NFC Championship, then Denver 55-10. Total domination.
Originally posted by Hollywood:
1989 hands down, no contest. Not just the best 49er team, but arguably the greatest team ever. #1 offense, #3 Defense. Should have gone 16-0. One of the losses was by 1 point. And if memory serves, I remember in the 4 point loss to Green Bay, there was an interception returned 90+ yards that got called back. That season Joe Montana set the record for highest QB rating (has since been broken), this is also the season Joe threw for nearly 458 yards on Monday night football.

In the Playoffs they obliterated their opponents. Beat Minnesota 41-13, then St Louis 30-3 in the NFC Championship, then Denver 55-10. Total domination.

How do you NEARLY throw 458 yards?.....what, did he throw 457?......
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1984 blasting the Dan Marino dolphins 38-16 in the Super Bowl.
1984 missed going 16-0 because of a field goal. All we heard about that year was Miami, Miami, Miami and how they were the greatest. Niners were considered the under dog in SB (good old east coast bias) and the Niners just dominated Miami

1981 the first, lost first 2 games of the season and only expected moderate improvement. Candlestick as usual was half full were more Cowboy fans at the first Cowboy game that year than Niner fans (least felt that way) once we beat Dallas the first time that year people started to believe and the team rolled,
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Originally posted by Bejaard49er:
1984 missed going 16-0 because of a field goal. All we heard about that year was Miami, Miami, Miami and how they were the greatest. Niners were considered the under dog in SB (good old east coast bias) and the Niners just dominated Miami 1981 the first, lost first 2 games of the season and only expected moderate improvement. Candlestick as usual was half full were more Cowboy fans at the first Cowboy game that year than Niner fans (least felt that way) once we beat Dallas the first time that year people started to believe and the team rolled,
Yup 1984, if it wasn't for the great Steeler QB Mark Malone , we would have went undefeated.
94 team was so good. Just got better as the year went on.
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Originally posted by Hollywood:
1989 hands down, no contest. Not just the best 49er team, but arguably the greatest team ever. #1 offense, #3 Defense. Should have gone 16-0. One of the losses was by 1 point. And if memory serves, I remember in the 4 point loss to Green Bay, there was an interception returned 90+ yards that got called back. That season Joe Montana set the record for highest QB rating (has since been broken), this is also the season Joe threw for nearly 458 yards on Monday night football. In the Playoffs they obliterated their opponents. Beat Minnesota 41-13, then St Louis 30-3 in the NFC Championship, then Denver 55-10. Total domination.

I was at that Green Bay game, Chet Brooks ran an interception back for a Td and me and my buddy where going insane celebrating lol, then out of the blue we hear the official saying #96 Danny Stubbs was in the neutral zone.....................I ended up losing my voice
'84... by far.

-First niner squad I grew up watching (where I had completely understood the game of football, inside and out), before clinging on years previously as a Montana fan-child.

What was really fun/creepy... was that there were 12 kids in my school which were Miami Dolphins fans that year, we'd (49ers and Dolphins kids) bet our lunch money week in and week out on how well our teams would do... unknowing/unaware of what was going to hit us in January. -Let's just say I took all my winning lunch earnings (including the 20 bucks I won off the SB) and purchased my first bike that following February!!!
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Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
'84... by far. -First niner squad I grew up watching (where I had completely understood the game of football, inside and out), before clinging on years previously as a Montana fan-child. What was really fun/creepy... was that there were 12 kids in my school which were Miami Dolphins fans that year, we'd (49ers and Dolphins kids) bet our lunch money week in and week out on how well our teams would do... unknowing/unaware of what was going to hit us in January. -Let's just say I took all my winning lunch earnings (including the 20 bucks I won off the SB) and purchased my first bike that following February!!!

Everything went perfect that year, even the Super Bowl was at Stanford stadium, pretty much a home game.
1997: Jerry Rice was out most of the season and we still went 13-3. but got screwed by the refs in the NFC Championship game

1998: The Last Hurrah for a superbowl Steve Young,Garrison Hearst,Jerry Rice,T.O,and even JJ Stokes. That was a scary offense! would of been a great story if Hearst didnt break his ankle,we beat the Falcons,beat the Vikings,and made it back to the super bowl.

2001: The year we got our swagger back!.............. Just to lose it 2 years later
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I've been a Niner fan since '94 (when I was 8) so my memories haven't been that great over the years. Definitely that '98 team, I still remember those back to back loses to Green Bay in the playoffs before and how pissed off I was at them. Beating them during the wildcard just made my year, plus Hearst used to be my favorite player (still one of my favs all time) we had Owens, Young, Mooch ect.. so it was a great year. Pretty sure I cried when GH went down
Originally posted by 80849er4life:
How do you NEARLY throw 458 yards?.....what, did he throw 457?......

I had originally typed "nearly 500 yards" and then decided to stop being a lazy ass and look up the number. Just forgot to remove the nearly. Although responding "in my opinion he only threw 457.9 yards" would have been funnier.
Originally posted by BobS:
1984 blasting the Dan Marino dolphins 38-16 in the Super Bowl.


That was great, every talking head was questioning how we were going to slow down Marino and his high powered passing attack. The final score made it seem closer than it really was, it was total domination. You young fellows should really check that game out if you can find it, it is how football was meant to be played.
My favorite was the 1998 team. Man, that team was fun to watch.
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