Originally posted by SmileyJetson:
The real question here is: Why do you care?
You don't even know these people. You'll never meet them in your life. Who cares what they think? We're 2-0. We are clicking on all cylinders. We have another big NFC North matchup headed to Minnesota. I couldn't give less of a damn what some clueless beat writer in New York or Philadelphia thinks.
That's a good question. It really is. You're right. I'll never meet these people. Who cares what they think. And why should I care. All valid questions.
I suppose I harken back to the time when the 49ers were the class of the NFL and were given their appropriate due. Some writers tried to stick us with the finesse tag, but after four or five Super Bowl trophies, everyone knew it wasn't "finesse" that was kicking the NFL's collective hiney. We were recognized as the greatest franchise in the NFL with some of the greatest players to ever lace up a pair of cleats.
Keep in mind -- this was when the media was even MORE East Coast dominant. You didn't have nearly as many networks focused on sports and sports only as you have now. My God, you didn't even have this thing called the "internets." Nor this time waster called 49ers Webzone.
We STILL got our due. We were the class of the NFL. All of the NFL pregame shows were generated out of New York. And the 49ers led EACH and EVERY one of them.
Different times now. Perhaps due will come with time.