Originally posted by real9erfan:
I really don't understand the infatuation with the Super Bowl record. Yes it would have been nice to remain undefeated in the Super Bowl, but how can anyone seriously say it is better to lose in the playoffs than to lose in the Super Bowl. We got to watch our team up until the very last game of the NFL season. We came really close to coming out on top, but fell just short. So all that should be thrown out the window because we're now 5-1? Are you saying it's better to go to, say, 3 Super Bowls and win them all, than to go to, say, 7 Super Bowls and be 5-2? Come on, it's always better to be in the Super Bowl, although in either case it is a failure if you don't win. Also, why is it that no one seems to have a problem with the fact that we were 4-9 in NFC Championship Games coming into the game at Atlanta? Why is that not a blemish on the 49ers record?
I'd rather be 5-0 in the Super Bowl than 5-1 or worse. Ask the Steelers how they felt when they finally dropped a Super Bowl to Dallas. Now that would have really sucked if this Super Bowl was against the Bengals who we beat twice in the Super Bowl and then lost to them later on. Remember Pittsburgh had never lost a Super Bowl until that 1995 squad. Now the Montana/Young era is going to be tarnished by this team getting screwed as hard as possible by the refs in this game to send murdering scumbag Ray Ray out with another ring. You know all year long next year we are going to be reminded in every game how this team lost the Super Bowl. We were so close to winning it, I'd rather lose in the NFC Championship like we did to Green Bay back in 1997 rather than go into the Super Bowl and lose. I have never felt this more robbed since 1990 when the Giants tried to kill Montana out there on the field. Even with that game, I think the Bills should have won that Super Bowl against the Giants. We would have won if the refs weren't so far up Baltimore's ass.
This Super Bowl felt a lot like the Bills/Giants one to the point even if it came down to 1 point and Akers could have won it, he would have missed it I think.
[ Edited by SpeedDemon on Feb 4, 2013 at 14:29:44 ]