I am just like you. I get up, I brush my teeth and I go to work. I do it everyday, Monday through Friday. For the past nine years (my nine year anniversary is rapidly approaching), I have come here and posted about the team of my childhood, the San Francisco 49ers. I am just like you. And just like you, I've waited 18 years to see the Niners back in the Super Bowl.
A lot has happened in 18 years, I went from 19 to 37. I went from High School failure to a graduate degree. I went from single, to dating, to engaged, and to married--that whole time to one woman. The best part, we met in 1995. I have moved four times. I went from my home state to Arizona. I went from poster to mod. I served in the military, now I serve veterans and others in another capacity. A lot has happened in 18 years.
It hurt, it really did. But no more than any loss ever hurts. It is clear to me, you may disagree, we lost, they won, and we will never forget it. Logic and history tell us, we are doomed. We have missed the window. The team will fall apart. Colin is overrated. Everyone thinks we are a fraud. Let them.
And me? Sorry, I just don't buy it. We are going to retain our defense, we will get the injured back, and we will draft talent that will help us. Kaep has something to prove now--in spite of the performance he put on. In short, we're not finished yet. I have to believe this. You should believe this. And deep down, under the pain and agony of losing our first Super Bowl, you do believe. And I'll tell you why. Trust. We trust our franchise again. How long, and really think about this, how long have we waited for that?
I am just like you. I wore my authentic Steve Young jersey on Sunday. You may have worn your Montana, Lott, Craig, or Rice. Or maybe you wore your Willis, your Stokes, your Garcia, your Gore, your Kaep, maybe, just maybe, you wore your Alex Smith jersey. We were one collective heart beat. It may be just where I live in the Southwest, but people are down. People are not happy the Ravens won the game. Granted, they have their fans. But the niners have always had more.
It was an improbable season. Long field goals that doinked their way in. A tie. A dramatically improved NFC west. The pistol. "The Switch" as the QB debate will be known as. Down 17? No problem. Down 22? Almost no problem. I have absolutely no shame. I am proud of them. I love this team. I think back to the video prior to the Super Bowl where they clowned Aldon about his hair. I love this team. You love this team. We love this team.
And that is why, we're not finished yet. Love. Simple, really. We care too much to quit. I assure you, they, the players, the coaches, and the ownership of the 49ers, are hurt, but they are not done yet.
Who has it better than us? Nobody because we're not finished yet.
Have a peaceful off-season for those who take a mental and emotional break. I'll see you during the draft.
I am Fropwns
[ Edited by fropwns on Feb 5, 2013 at 7:16 AM ]