Originally posted by Leathaface:
I haven't even seen any highlights from this game. Didn't want to see them then, don't want to see them now.
This game has the been the toughest loss I've ever experienced (worse than the NFC Championship losses in the 90s) because WE WERE THE BETTER TEAM and I can't help but cringe every time I think of the words "forward progress."
Man, me too.
The only solace I can find is that the experience created a monster called the 2012 San Francisco 49ers, an entity so dangerous that even your mother feels the hits they deliver. Many of the past 49er championships occurred after a brutal losses in the playoffs the year prior that caused the team to get very serious and very angry. '84 might have never happened if they hadn't lost to a inferior Redskins team in the NFCCG in '83. The '87 loss to the Vikings might have spawned 2 championships as a result, Walsh said that was the worst loss he'd ever experienced and contemplated retirement after it.
The fact that the team knows they should have won it all creates a real pissed off hunger that I believe will amplify what a great team they already are, now they are playing with a purpose, to avenge that awful experience. You think it sucked being a fan, how do you think they feel about it? Trent Baalke even said he refuses to ever watch that game again.
[ Edited by KowboyKiller on Jul 8, 2012 at 1:28 PM ]