Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by aTx49er:this times infinity. how can anyone be ok with how things ended,, how can anyone be ok with just being there, how can anyone be ok with ,, well we made it close, the coaches let us down big time and for whatever reason the players were not ready to play this game so they let us down in that first half,, the defense lets us down all game long. if it makes you feel better to blame the refs go for it,, but had we ran the ball with gore or dixon on the first three offensive plays in that final series, it never would have come down to fourth down. i hate romans guts because he cost us a ring,, and JH allowed him to do it
Originally posted by Niners99:
We failed to win the SB. Were one of the 31 losers.
I cant stand the apologist attitude of "Well at least we had a great season guys. Proud of this team!" All that fluff means nothing.
We had a great shot to win a 6th title, and we blew it. Who knows when we'll be back. I dont see how any Niner fan can be satisfied with this season. Its encouraging the way were progressing, but the end result was the same its been for the last 18 years.
This is exactly how I feel.
I don't think anyone is ok with how things ended. Every 49er fan was deeply hurt that we failed to bring home #6. And I agree there's a lot of blame to go around. That being said, this doesn't mean you can't still be proud of the team. It doesn't mean you can't still be hopeful for the future. I mean what do you want Niner fans to do? Give up on the team, and say to hell with it? Take all their 49ers gear and burn them? We are all upset, but this is the nature of sports. You get hurt when your team loses and you come back the next season and cheer for them like crazy and hope they win. There is nothing else we can do.
In addition, I don't agree with the idea that we are just one of 31 teams. This team made it to within 5 yards of winning the Super Bowl. It is a team that has the respect of all other teams and most analysts. You cannot say we are now equal to the Cleveland Browns because we didn't win the Super Bowl. We have realistic expectations to compete for a championship every year. I also don't buy the notion that it would have been better to lose the NFC Championship Game. We got to watch our team play in the last game of the NFL season. We were the best team in our conference and had a chance to be the best in the NFL. I don't understand the sentiment that it's ok to lose NFC Championship games but completely unacceptable to lose Super Bowls. Who made that rule? They are BOTH unacceptable. I think we are simply clinging to the romantic feeling that we were undefeated in the Super Bowl. But apparently it's ok to be 4-9 in the NFC Championship Game. I really don't get it. This is a good team that has a bright future, and as hurt as I am over this loss, I am not going to stop being hopeful and give up on the team.