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Originally posted by cciowa:
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

I remember listening to the Niner Cowboy playoff games on the radio in the early 70s..learned to hate the Cowboys immensely after 3 straight losses to them!
Originally posted by 5Jan2003:
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.

Who remembers the NFL Today show on CBS that started in the '70s that would come on every Sunday morning? Jimmy the Greek, Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, and Phyllis George (a former Miss America). I'd then right after that watch the 49ers preview show with Wayne Walker before the Niners game or other 10 am games would start. Then, finally, the Niners started to get good...a 13-3 season & SB and the dynasty thereafter.
I was born in 1982 and I became a fan through my dad.

I became an even bigger fan then he was and it's stuck with me throughout my life. The earliest I can remember is parts of the 87 season and everything from 88 onward. I grew up idolizing Montana and Rice.

I think I've also passed my love of the team onto my fiancee.

Here's a picture of us at the 2018 Vikings game

My dad gave me a Kevan Barlow jersey and I wore it all the time and I just started watching it one day and it was when gore went off.
I grew up in AZ when the Cards were the St. Louis Cards. When all my other male friends were aligning themselves with the Cowboys, Steelers or Raiders I wanted to be different. The 1st time my mom let me stay home alone while she ran up to the store for a gallon of milk (I must have been 7 or 8 years old) I plopped myself down into dads recliner, grabbed the remote, cracked open an ice cold can of RC Cola and flipped channels to the manliest thing I could find. 49ers vs Rams (who I thought had a really cool helmet, like Minn and Cinncy) and the 9ers were whooping their asses. That day I chose the 49ers as my team. They wore red which was different, and I was impressed with the size of the mudholes that the 49ers were stomping in the Rams asses. What a fortuitous choice it turned out to be. That choice sticks out like a diamond in the long list of rough choices i've made in my life.
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Who remembers the NFL Today show on CBS that started in the '70s that would come on every Sunday morning? Jimmy the Greek, Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, and Phyllis George (a former Miss America). I'd then right after that watch the 49ers preview show with Wayne Walker before the Niners game or other 10 am games would start. Then, finally, the Niners started to get good...a 13-3 season & SB and the dynasty thereafter.
"As the 49ers would go into Soldier Field".. Local CBS Guy, He passed a few years Back .
I was born into it. Both parents are SF natives. My Dad went to Lincoln High and had Niners tickets since Kezar. My dad took me to my first game on a Monday Night vs The Vikings November 29, 1976 at age 6. Niners won 20-16. Spent many great days at Candlestick with my dad, brother and friends. After my pops passed, it was tough to go back to games and my bro and I gave up the tickets but not the love of the Niners our pops instilled in us.
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Living in Canada, we have CFL, but hockey was always the #1 sport here when I was growing up. I liked Canadian football but I loved hockey.

I was such a huge NHL fan, (and specifically a Montreal Canadians fan), but then there was a labor dispute or something, and hockey wasn't on TV. That was when I "discovered" the NFL. I was amazed at how much more exciting the NFL was than the CFL. At that time, I got to see Joe Montana with his precision passes, got to see Jerry Rice somehow make catches in coverage that no human should be able to do, and watched a defense that was truly amazing.

Yes, the 49ers were the hot team when I discovered the NFL, and I dropped hockey and never looked back.......have been a die-hard 49er fan for so many years now. I have bought Sunday Ticket every year since....and yes, there were some lean years, but I am hooked on the 49ers forever.

I'm very worried with this COVID-19 that this might be the first season in decades that there won't be any NFL. We finally have a serious contender team, and might not get a season. That sucks because it's so hard to build a great team, and the window is short, and we might lose a year of that precious window being open where we can get another SB victory.

A year without sports is really going to blow!!!!
Originally posted by sanjo49er:
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Who remembers the NFL Today show on CBS that started in the '70s that would come on every Sunday morning? Jimmy the Greek, Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, and Phyllis George (a former Miss America). I'd then right after that watch the 49ers preview show with Wayne Walker before the Niners game or other 10 am games would start. Then, finally, the Niners started to get good...a 13-3 season & SB and the dynasty thereafter.
"As the 49ers would go into Soldier Field".. Local CBS Guy, He passed a few years Back .

Yes, and Walker was great. Knew his stuff as a former player.

Back to Phyllis George...I was attracted to her. I said it.
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Yes, and Walker was great. Knew his stuff as a former player.

Back to Phyllis George...I was attracted to her. I said it.
to be honest dont remember her. Hanah Storm was my crush over at Nbc

I am born and raised outside of the Green Bay area. First football game I remember watching was the 49ers and Bengals in the superbowl in 89. I was 8 years old. My brother started rooting for bengals so I had to root for the 49ers. To this day he is still a Bengals fan and I'm a niner fan!
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San Francisco native. Being raised by my grandparents, neither were big football fans, yet somehow I saw the Niners on TV some Sunday in 1997. I was only six. By 1998 I watched the whole season, begged my grandparents for a Jerry jersey. Still remember the Hearst OT run and TO's catch — legendary moments and deeply embedded in my childhood memories. Lucky to go to maybe 5-7 games at Candlestick, including the last game ever there, Bowman's Pick at the Stick. That'll definitely be in my memories til I die. I was sitting above the end zone he was running towards.... Levi's, unfortunately, cannot compare to the experience of going to Candlestick; getting off the 29 bus and walking thru the hood with little kids selling snacks and stuff on the way to that rickety, ghostly old place, sitting high up in the wind in those steep ass, narrow ass seats. I used to just think about how Joe and Jerry and all those great teams played on that field... Nothing like it...
In 1990, I was on leave after graduating from the navy boot camp and spent the vacation at my aunt's place in San Mateo, Ca. It was also the Super Bowl weekend. Coming from Subic Bay in the Philippines I had no idea how the game was played but just by watching how the 49ers played and dominated against the Broncos in almost in perfection, I fell in love. From then on, football became my most favorite sport and the 49ers my most favorite team. I also watched old clips such as the 1989 NFCC championship which produced "The Catch" and eventually winning it all after so many years of frustration and losing to the Dallas Cowboys. The Forty Niners has one of the best narratives a team history not just football but in all sports in my personal opinion. Since then, wherever I moved, either in Japan or Bahrain, or Spain, back to the states, I never missed any of their games. If I need to wake up at 0200 am, I'll do it (I did one time in Japan when I was living off base I had to wake up at 2 am and drove to base to watch the Super Bowl game against the Chargers).
We were from the Iowa/Wisconsin area. My dad's first game he ever watched was The Catch when he was a kid. He bet my uncle the Cowboys would win because he didnt ever watch football and it was "Americas team" so they must be better. He started rooting for the 49ers during the game and fell in love with Joe Montana and didnt care about the bet. Said he would never bet against the niners again. Rose me, my two brothers and all my cousins to be niner fans in an area filled with cheeseheads and bears fans.
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
Who remembers the NFL Today show on CBS that started in the '70s that would come on every Sunday morning? Jimmy the Greek, Brent Musburger, Irv Cross, and Phyllis George (a former Miss America). I'd then right after that watch the 49ers preview show with Wayne Walker before the Niners game or other 10 am games would start. Then, finally, the Niners started to get good...a 13-3 season & SB and the dynasty thereafter.
Shoot! I used to do the same thing! Get up and having breakfast while watching this show. and of course Wayne Walker later. And don't forget MNF! We played alot of that in the 80s and 90s. hearing that music Intro always got my juices flowing.
[ Edited by frankieuc68 on Apr 16, 2020 at 8:36 PM ]
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