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to the guys that witnessed the glory days...

One of my favorite 49ers memories:


January 15, 1994

San Francisco 49ers 44, New York Giants 3



The Niners send BOTH Lawrence Taylor and Phil Simms into retirement
Originally posted by gold49digger:
Originally posted by backontop:
Youtube is your friend

i know but i want it from a fans perspective.. peoples personal experience when they watched it live.

There is nothing like getting to that first championship. I think you can compare the excitement/mojo of the Giants last year, to the feeling of that 1st Superbowl season in '81. It was amazing.

The games now have more of an unknown element to them because you never know what's going to happen. Back in the day, we knew we were going to win at at least 10 or more games, so there wouldn't be as much excitement when we beat up on the weak teams. It was more of a feeling of relief. Now every game is an adventure and much more of an emotional roller-coaster. So in a way, you could say the games can be just as exciting as they were back in the day, but also more aggravating when we play poorly or make stupid mistakes that cost us games.
Originally posted by SanFranAddic:
There is nothing like getting to that first championship. I think you can compare the excitement/mojo of the Giants last year, to the feeling of that 1st Superbowl season in '81. It was amazing.

The games now have more of an unknown element to them because you never know what's going to happen. Back in the day, we knew we were going to win at at least 10 or more games, so there wouldn't be as much excitement when we beat up on the weak teams. It was more of a feeling of relief. Now every game is an adventure and much more of an emotional roller-coaster. So in a way, you could say the games can be just as exciting as they were back in the day, but also more aggravating when we play poorly or make stupid mistakes that cost us games.


Very good post! I like the comparison to the Giants as it was very similar for me. Interesting take on games being more exciting now, and that makes sense. Wins are surprising, while they were expected. Back in the Walsh era watching games was more a case of analyzing how precise the team played, and each mistake by a player was analyzed to death...not just the QB. A drop by D Clark or Rice was just exasperating!

It makes it a bit more understanding when posters criticize each other for having lower standards, but being objective...they are what they are now and then.
Originally posted by MrRedDogSF:
I remember the '80 season when the Raider fan pattd me on top of my head and made me cry cuz he basically called me a loser. This was a grown ass man too. Hated the Raiders ever since. "The Catch" was one day before my 8th birthday. THAT was one of my best birthdays, (not counting 21 in Vegas of course!) it took my fam an hour to CROSS Mission St. that night. It was beautiful. From that point on, especially the 80's, it was never,"did the Niners win?" instead it was "how much did the Niners win by?" Back then, if the ball was passed and in mid-air, you KNEW the ball was caugh. There was NEVER anxiety when passing like now.

Remember Jerry going in motion and catching the quick slant underneath the backers?? It never failed! Can't the Crab do that now??

Ya -- he used to do that with Exlax like regularity, but it all came crashing down when Warren Sapp got tired of that and knocked Jerry's knee to Mars. Remember that?

I thought it was a cheap shot. I still believe it's a cheap shot. Though it was totally legal then and totally legal now.

That's why receivers don't do that no more. Sapp started it. Other burly linemen types picked it up. That's why you don't see receivers doing that anymore. As a receiver, you're totally exposed to a crushing hit when you run that quick slant between the DL and backers.

And when a 300 lb. man socks you in the kneecap with his helmet, you tend to feel it. And it ain't a good feeling.

It's football day in America ladies, good morning. I made the decision to start Kendall over Javid Best last night. Wifey and I are undefeated in the big money league. Here's hoping for a Kendall Kindle of a day.
Originally posted by billbird2111:
Ya -- he used to do that with Exlax like regularity, but it all came crashing down when Warren Sapp got tired of that and knocked Jerry's knee to Mars. Remember that?

I thought it was a cheap shot. I still believe it's a cheap shot. Though it was totally legal then and totally legal now.

That's why receivers don't do that no more. Sapp started it. Other burly linemen types picked it up. That's why you don't see receivers doing that anymore. As a receiver, you're totally exposed to a crushing hit when you run that quick slant between the DL and backers.

And when a 300 lb. man socks you in the kneecap with his helmet, you tend to feel it. And it ain't a good feeling.

It's football day in America ladies, good morning. I made the decision to start Kendall over Javid Best last night. Wifey and I are undefeated in the big money league. Here's hoping for a Kendall Kindle of a day.


That's why I am in favor of eliminating helmets and pads. No leading with the head unless you want a concussion. Would definately improve the game and reduce injuries...of course it would also look a bit like rugby!
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You were extremely angry at losses, you expected them to win every game. Never was there an instance before a game to think the 49ers could not win. Unlike the last 8 years, when there are a half dozen games a year you know this team has no chance of winning.