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  • cciowa
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i must confess back then. the niners were my favorite team. the cardinals were my second and then the packers. that was before i realized.. no. there are no such things as second and third fav teams... you have one team. the niners. then you hate everyone else.. that is something i have passed down to my daughters which they have never forgot. it is is very joyful to be filled with so much hate especially when the niners are good and we are allowed to spit on all other teams. f**k them. i hate them all
Originally posted by cciowa:
i would bet they no longer give that stuff out anymore like they did to me for just writing them. i wonder if you could get close to anyone like you did for a interview now.

I agree. Things are a lot different now. The NFL is a much bigger product than it was in 1971. I think the VP's name was Art Johnson. He actually seemed impressed that a college student would be that interested in a football team. Now they would likely want to know what I could do for them instead of the other way around.
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Originally posted by susweel:
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if the web zone was around back in the day and if now was then.... you and i and most everyone else would have lost their minds when they fired monte clark and brought in ken myer and oj simpson.
Originally posted by cciowa:
i also thought sally mcmillon on the tv show mcmillon and wife looked very hot in a gene washington jersey when she went to bed with rock hudson. when i first saw that in 1972 when i was 12, that is when i was introduced to puberty

Yeah I could never choose between Susan Saint James and Karen Valentine for actress crush in my formative years.
But I did choose the Niners easily over the Raiders in 1970 and got crushed for 3 straight years at the hands of the cowboys. No turning back.
Originally posted by 5Jan2003:
Yeah I could never choose between Susan Saint James and Karen Valentine for actress crush in my formative years.
But I did choose the Niners easily over the Raiders in 1970 and got crushed for 3 straight years at the hands of the cowboys. No turning back.

For some of us there wasn't much of a choice. I was already a Niner fan when the Raiders became a team. It was tough during the 70's when the Raiders were one of the best teams and we were one of the worst teams. Friends always needling us for going to the games and wasting our time. We got our revenge in the 80's.
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Born and bred multi generational 49er fan, the 80's were my childhood....
Because it's my hometown
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Originally posted by 5Jan2003:
Yeah I could never choose between Susan Saint James and Karen Valentine for actress crush in my formative years.
But I did choose the Niners easily over the Raiders in 1970 and got crushed for 3 straight years at the hands of the cowboys. No turning back.
yes we did lose to cowboys but those were dang good teams. brodie. gene washington. kwalik. great running game duo in vic washington and ken willard.. great old school defense with wilcox, jimmy johnson, fudgehammer, skip, but we needed a pass rusher,,, hmm... oh lets draft cedrick hardman. problem solved
Originally posted by cciowa:
yes we did lose to cowboys but those were dang good teams. brodie. gene washington. kwalik. great running game duo in vic washington and ken willard.. great old school defense with wilcox, jimmy johnson, fudgehammer, skip, but we needed a pass rusher,,, hmm... oh lets draft cedrick hardman. problem solved

Those teams in the late 60's and early 70's reminded me of the SF Giants in the 60's. Loaded with talent but couldn't get past the Dodgers just like the Niners couldn't get past the Cowboys.

1952-59. Lake Country near Wisconsin border Cubs fan/ and listened to Packers on our home built crystal radio.
1960- 61 Houston...Houston Oilers fan.
1961- Argentina...Buenos Aires Soccer club fan.
1962-63 U of Illinois...Fighting Illini fan...they won no games in 2 yrs, due to May Day riots and all football team kicked off squad for knocking over fire hydrants.
1963 -1965 Austin...U of Texas Longhorn fan, and two NCAA titles. Awesome.
1965- 1969 Houston (Baylor medical school) - next door to Rice Univ, where Oilers played. We got in at half time for free. Geo Blanda QB. Yeah!
1969-70 SD (internship)... Chargers baby.
1971-73..Residency at VA/UCIrvine ... Rams all the way.
1973-1977 Solana Beach practice...Chargers baby.
1977-1980. Paso Robles...farming & medical practice...only got 49ers on the radio, and no TV . Had seen Joe M in Bluebonnet bowl yr before. Awesome!
1980-2020 left farm with ex wife, moved to new one. With TV and trips to the Stick plus Stanford and Joe Robbie SBowls, have been bleeding garnet and gold. But Joe, Jerry, Dwight, Coach Walsh et al made it so even if i moved again, it would be.... 49ers for ever!
My Dad got a job at the Sacramento Bee and we listened to the Niner games on KFBK. In those days, the NFL had blackout rules...you had to be within 90 miles to get the televised games. The Niners had some iconic players in '57...Y.A. Tittle, Hugh McElhenny, Joe Perry, Leo Nomelini, Billy Wilson, Jimmie Johnson. Bob Fouts (Dan's father) called the games...it was a joy to listen to his play-by-play. I've been a Niner fan since then.
1967 Keazar Stadium with my Dad. Baltimore Colts vs 49ers. Unitas hurt. Earl Morrel @QB. Colts scored right before halftime. Kickoff to #1 Super Gnat who appears to return for TD. Refs call it back. Fans upset. Dad tells me to go down by the tunnel and watch players go in. Right before I get to the tunnel, whiskey bottle flies by my head. Go back up with Dad and tell him idiots are throwing whiskey bottles. Get home after the game and watch Sunday night sports show. Report comes in ref is hit with whiskey bottle after the game and knocked out Fan ever since. Then moved to Compton and tortured Rams fans during the 80's. Life was wonderful
Originally posted by cciowa:
i must confess back then. the niners were my favorite team. the cardinals were my second and then the packers. that was before i realized.. no. there are no such things as second and third fav teams... you have one team. the niners. then you hate everyone else.. that is something i have passed down to my daughters which they have never forgot. it is is very joyful to be filled with so much hate especially when the niners are good and we are allowed to spit on all other teams. f**k them. i hate them all

100% I HATE every other team in the NFL. And I generally hate any player that does not play for my team. HATED Sherman, but now love him. Loved Alex Smith now he can eat s**t. Only ones i still love are Joe Montana and Jerry Rice even tho they changed stripes for a bit.
Was born and raised in the City and my dad took me to a Niners vs Rams game in 1970 at Kezar Stadium which got me hooked for life.
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