Yeah, I don't know about all that. Joe Montana is my favorite football player of all time, but I certainly didn't root against the 49ers that day. Now when we lost, it didn't sting as bad. But no way would I ever root against the San Francisco 49ers.
Rooting against the 49ers never even crossed my mind. I wanted Young to crush Montana. I was a kid at the time and didn't see Montana play much, but I would never root against the 49ers because of a former player(s). No disrespect to Joe, he's the best ever and we all love him.
I didn't root for the 9ers to lose and I sure didn't root for the Chiefs to win. I was feeling bipartial that game cuz I knew the big things Joe did for this franchise and HOW Joe lost his opportunity to be the starter of the 49ers was questionable.
You root for the logo on the helmet, not the name on the back.
I don't understand this. The logo is basically a corporate symbol that means nothing without the players who represent it. Those players give that "logo" some character and personality and define the team.
I'm not saying I've ever rooted or will root against the 49ers but I can see how some fans become disinterested when their favorite player or a group of their favorite players leave.
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