Originally posted by 49rz4Life:
The Niners lost three NFC Championships after they took it in 89' and before they took it in again in 94'. The old school Niner fans are truly jaded. This drama the new aged fans are going throught must be nothing compared to the earlier years. I wouldn't say nothing.
The Niners have lost conference championships 7 times in the modern era. They lost two with Brodie as QB in '70 and '71. They lost two with Montana as QB. And, they lost three with Young as QB. They've lost a total of 18 playoff games. Going into the '87 playoffs, the team had the #1 offense and the #1 defense in the league with Montana at QB, Rice and Taylor at receivers and Rathman and Craig as running backs. The defense was filled with pro bowl players. They got knocked out at the Stick in the first round by the Vikings, who were a wild card team. In '86, they won the division and then in their first playoff game, they went to play the Giants and got wiped out 49-3 (remember, this is the team that came back the next year with the #1 O and #1 D).
So, I wouldn't call old school Niner fans "jaded." If anything an old school Niner fan should have a realistic view of what can happen in the playoffs and what it means to a team for the short and long term.