Originally posted by nw9erfan:
1970. J Brodie, G Washington, C Hardman, T Hart, D Wilcox, J Johnson, B Taylor...
Wonderful Cinderella team. Upset the heavily-favored Vikings on the road in the first round of the playoffs.
Made it all the way to the very first NFC Championship game...
I was 11 years old.
My first game was the year after that on a Monday Night against Kansas City. I was four so the memory is vague. I remember KC was good and we lost. We went on to again lose to Dallas in the NFC Title game.
I came to the U.S. from the PI in 1954 (12 years old). My step dad was a 49er's and Giants fan. Though I didn't understand a lot of it, he took us to a few of those games. So I guess you could say that I became a 49er's and Giants fan that year.
Some notable names I remember are: Y.A. Tittle, Joe (the Jet) Perry and Leo Nomalini.
Born in '61, fan since '68. John Brodie was my first football hero.
The pain still exists from the playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys when we were up by a couple of TD's with two minutes to play at the 'Stick...Preston Riley fumbling the onside kick...Staubach throwing the winning pass with seconds remaining.
The only time I've ever cried after a football game.
Of course, it did get better about 9 years later...
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