lockout -> a group of players showing union and preparing themselves conscientiously for the challenge.
magical season -> indescribable happiness -> the turnaround after years of frustration -> the proof that this group of players who suffered the dark years can play at a high level with a good coaching staff.
Coach of the year award -> golf -> Manning -> backstabbing
promising season -> new weapons, better offense, strong defense as usual -> concussion -> a coach's whim not based on sporting reasons -> backstabbing
, experimental season -> still winning -> 1st and goal, 7 yard line, all the ingredients on the table for "The Catch IV" -> No Super Bowl
until we win a Super Bowl... the 2011 season will be the most meaningful.
[ Edited by NinersEverywhere on Feb 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM ]