Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
JT the Brick (or one of his callers) dubbed us the Niner Empire in the late 90's
It was Raider Rob...called us an Empire because of our dynasty and at the same time calling themselves the Raider Nation because he said they had fans nation wide. This is why to me, whenever I hear (fill-in-your-team) nation, it disgusts me.
We will NEVER be a nation - an Empire is stronger than a nation. Besides, " 49er Faithful...where the *%#? have you been?", says it all.
Originally posted by 49AllTheTime:
Empire has been used way before Faithful
Faithful has been around since the 80's
.....RedFog?!?!?!? Only true Candlestick vets know anything about that.