Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Originally posted by zaghawk:
Seattle has had 1 visit to the SB in it's history, and no rings.
SF has 6 visits and 5 rings.
NE has had what 5 visits in the last decade alone and 3 rings.
Yeah I think Seattle deserves a few lucky bounces here and there.
I don't feel the 49ers really had lucky bounces in their history, the way that I see it is that they did the work in the off-seasons and during season to put together winning formulations to create a better environment to win a championship. The years in the 90s that they kept fighting to get passed Dallas, their efforts were epic. I remember the year they won it all, they acquired Ken Norton jr., Tim Harris, Ricky Jackson, Charles Mann, Richard Dent, Deon Sanders, Ralph Tamm, and continued to build on to the offensive play of Steve Young, Jerry Rice, John Taylor, Ricky Watters, drafting William Floyd, Tyrone Drakeford was a decent nickle corner, Lee Woodall, Bryant Young, and so much more, I think that was a time where the team's front office did everything in their power to acquire the man power as well as having the best coaching staff to put them over the top. In the late 70s, 80s, and early 90s, they put together a string (thanks to Bill Walsh/coaching staff/scouting team) of awesome drafts that just dominated that era and reading the stories/case studies of how much homework Bill Walsh and crew was putting together for everything from off-season drafting, to training, to in season film work, and the countless hours in the training labs, I think that is the distinction. I still remember when Seattle had Steve Largent, Dave Krieg, and a hand full of other ok players and never really built the team around them and had a coaching staff of Erickson and others and I never perceived them really putting all that much effort into the team. Ehhhh, just my two cents, and thinking the best out of the 49ers.