These are my fav facts
1: The San Francisco 49ers were part of the All-American Football Conference, a rival league of the NFL, and after it disbanded following the 1949 season the 49ers became one of three teams (along with the Baltimore Colts and the Cleveland Browns) from the AAFC to join the NFL.
2: During his senior year of high school Joe Montana was offered full ride scholarships from North Carolina State University as well as the University of North Carolina… to play basketball.
3: The player credited with being the first "west coast offense quarterback" is former 49ers quarterback Steve Deberg.
4: At the beginning of Joe Montana's freshman year at Notre Dame he was the seventh string quarterback.
5: Bill Walsh's first coaching job in professional football was as the Oakland Raiders running backs coach in 1966.
6: n 1984, the San Francisco 49ers became the first team to finish the regular season with 15 victories.
7: In 1979, the 49ers worked out and were impressed by little known Morehead State quarterback Phil Simms. It was Bill Walsh's intention to use their 3rd round pick on Simms, when the New York Giants took Simms in the first round the 49ers had to go to their backup plan and selected Joe Montana.
8: During the strike shortened 1982 season, the 49ers went 0-5 at home and 3-1 on the road. This was the first, and so far only, season a team went winless at home and was above .500 on the road.
9: Few people remember that when the 49ers won Super Bowl XXIII, they had started the season with a record of 6-5.