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"The Lions beat the 49ers this year."

More gems of wisdom from the sports bar this week. And "we have a weak division." Of course we now played 2 games in the division so far. Just 1 before Sundays game. The perception / mis perception on this team by both the media and fan base in general is just massive. This guy was arguing with me back and forth and he was swearing up and down the Lions were undefeated and they "beat the 49ers at home when they played." He really thought I was lying to him when I said we won... Of course he was drinking. And I'm guessing he doesn't watch much football.

Do you guys run into the same ignorance regarding the 49ers out there? Or is it just he idiots I run into? It's getting pretty annoying. I don't think people know what is really going on with this team this year and they are really going off of past perception.
That's pretty bad. All the people I talk NFL with have a better handle on real-word game results. Most of my buddies are really impressed with the 49ers.
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
That's pretty bad. All the people I talk NFL with have a better handle on real-word game results. Most of my buddies are really impressed with the 49ers.

There are still some people around here who have no clue.
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I live in Cincinnati, so the fans here have been caught up in their own suprise season. I try not to engage random people in sports conversation because 99% of the time I find their ignorance annoying. The people who WANT to talk about sports with strangers are often the people who know the LEAST about the subject. My friends are pretty knowledgable and usually congratulate me on my team's success. They have a pretty good idea of what this team is all about, though the subtext of the conversation is usually, "Alex Smith will eventually implode".
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Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
That's pretty bad. All the people I talk NFL with have a better handle on real-word game results. Most of my buddies are really impressed with the 49ers.

There are still some people around here who have no clue.

It could also be that I'm less prone to talk to strangers in sports bars, lol. I generally keep to myself, because getting into it with morons is too frustrating, as you seem to have found.
Originally posted by Karma:
I live in Cincinnati, so the fans here have been caught up in their own suprise season. I try not to engage random people in sports conversation because 99% of the time I find their ignorance annoying. The people who WANT to talk about sports with strangers are often the people who know the LEAST about the subject. My friends are pretty knowledgable and usually congratulate me on my team's success. They have a pretty good idea of what this team is all about, though the subtext of the conversation is usually, "Alex Smith will eventually implode".

Yeah people say a lot of that stuff. But Alex is better coached now and he has more confidence. He's a different guy this year.
I tend to not even talk football with people unless they know what they are talking about. Which is why I talk on here because I don't know anyone that knows as much about football or keeps up with it as much as myself and my brother (to a lesser extent). We kind of got a few of our cousins into it but they are misinformed at times. They are getting better but still it takes a long time have a sense of what is going on. I don't like watching games with people that don't follow football either.

Not tooting my own horn either but I have put a lot into the game. I have been following for 20 years and I can understand that some people don't like football as much and don't put the effort into supporting their team regularly but don't act like you are the #1 fan when you jump on the bandwagon. People have different hobbies... that would be like me talking construction when I have no idea what I am talking about and going up to knowledgeable person on the subject and pretending like I know it all when having a conversation with him. Same with cars... I won't act like I am a car guy and act like I know it all when I don't. Not saying I know everything about football because I don't but like I said people have different hobbies and it makes no sense to act like an expert if you aren't.

P.S. I have ran into 2 49ers fans my entire life and neither where as die hard of a fan as me. I could talk to them but they weren't down to every detail fans. More of box score fans... Oh, and it's one thing for a casual football fan to not know anything about the 9ers but I hate when the paid experts talk out of their butt with cookie cutter stereotypes and get their facts wrong or don't do the research.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Nov 21, 2011 at 2:59 AM ]
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by Karma:
I live in Cincinnati, so the fans here have been caught up in their own suprise season. I try not to engage random people in sports conversation because 99% of the time I find their ignorance annoying. The people who WANT to talk about sports with strangers are often the people who know the LEAST about the subject. My friends are pretty knowledgable and usually congratulate me on my team's success. They have a pretty good idea of what this team is all about, though the subtext of the conversation is usually, "Alex Smith will eventually implode".

Yeah people say a lot of that stuff. But Alex is better coached now and he has more confidence. He's a different guy this year.

I really see no risk of implosion with Alex. His leadership, maturity, and pocket awareness all look absolutely fantastic. The only bugaboo right now is a few inaccurate throws. So, missed opportunities will crop here up and there, but definitely no implosion.
Yes up until we beat the Giants, now everyone thinks we are contenders and not pretenders
This is ridiculous. Almost as ridiculous as saying "The Niners will go 0-16 this year".
Originally posted by BrianGO:
This is ridiculous. Almost as ridiculous as saying "The Niners will go 0-16 this year".

Someone just told me the other day "The Baltimore game is big for yall. A lot of people still don't think you guys are forreal." I said people have been saying we wouldnt go into Cincy, Philly, or Detroit and win. We did that. People said Freeman and Eli would beat us and they didnt. So we are forreal, undoubtedly. Luckily we have a team led by a coach that doesn't give a fck. They dont get too high with the praise or too low with the hate. They have a "fck you" attitude to every opponent, on the field and in the media, and plays their a$$es off week in and week out.
Couldn't care less about what some random drunk dude at bar says.
Bears fans are the cockiest, most arrogant fans out there. I think it's Chicago fans in general. Living in chicago ruins trying to talk sports with anyone but friends
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Bears fans are the cockiest, most arrogant fans out there. I think it's Chicago fans in general. Living in chicago ruins trying to talk sports with anyone but friends

Well the football gods gave them a quick shot of karma with the injury to Cutler, they are gonna have a hard time winning without him.