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Originally posted by frankieuc68:
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.

Those were some good times.
Originally posted by sanjo49er:
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

+1 on Hannah Storm, too.
Originally posted by LottDMontanaO:
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.

I recall somewhere in the late 80's Walker did an interview with Montana that ran on the 6 o'clock news during a streak that the Niners were on.
After which Wendy Takuda and Dave Mac' started doing the small banter to segue out and Wayne just said, paraphrasing, "I just hope people are really stopping to experience this level of football while it's still happening, because this can't last forever and once it's gone it's not likely return any time soon".
He had a really serious tone like a guru. It was pretty cool.
Joe, Jerry and Roger.
Steve Young.
I first became a 49er fan when The Catch 2 happened, I was 12 years old!
Grew up un the Bay Area. Went to school with some prominent 49er coaching and staff members kids who I am still friends with today (mostly just Facebook). Allowed me to meet some pretty cool 49ers and have access to experience opportunities that I will be forever grateful for. I was 11 years old in 1980. Pure magic.
[ Edited by kansasninerfan on Apr 17, 2020 at 7:35 AM ]
I first told my fan story in 2012 on a related thread:

Born and raised in St. Louis and my foster father, rest his soul, was an insane 49er fan. His garage was converted into a class-A man-cave dedicated to the 49ers and St. Louis baseball Cardinals (and women were NOT allowed in, not even my foster mom). He had these large autographed framed photos of Gene Washington and Ozzie Smith on opposite walls. (I inherited those photos and are among my most prized possessions.) He was from California, but I never set foot there. He hated the football Cardinals, before and after they moved to Arizona, but loved the baseball Cardinals, and raised his children to be the same way. To this very day I have yet to come across a bigger 49er fan and baseball Cardinals fan - outside of myself. I still got a 49er kiddy helmet I got for Christmas from my foster father. My earliest memory of the 49ers is when I was about 5, when Montana orchestrated one of the NFL's greatest comebacks against the Saints. I remember my foster father going absolutely berserk and couldn't talk for a week. From that day on I've been a proud addict of the 49ers. And since then sports, in particular track and football, has been my life - playing, coaching, scouting and recruiting.

That's my story.
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Originally posted by frankieuc68:
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.
i think jimmy the greek was always drunk., halftime highlights on monday night football was the only way i could see the niners. of course they played the rams on a monday night and had 10 quarterback sacks!!. i actually thought steve spurrier was going to replace brodie cuz of what he did in 72 or 73 when brodie twisted an ankle and missed a bunch of time. spurrier was awesome and led us into the playoffs only to s**t the bed vs the vikings... then brodie came off the bench and led us to a thrilling come from behind win. of course we played the cowboys the next week
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that 76 team. the best niner team that never won a super bowl. 6-1 t start violent gold rush 61 sacks in 14 games, awesome run game with wilbur jackson and delvin williams. willie mcgee gets hurt. they double gene washington no offense but dick witcher could not replace willie. we end up 8-6, in come joe thomas. out goes monte and then fans wore bags on thier heads to the games

Originally posted by PinkieStink:
Joe, Jerry and Roger.

You forgot Ronnie.
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Originally posted by English:
Originally posted by PinkieStink:
Joe, Jerry and Roger.

You forgot Ronnie.
you forgot jimmy maxwell
Both of my parents are from the city, and I was born/raised in Northern California, so I think that plays a part. I really don't think it was one thing that did it, more of a lot of things that did it.

Keep in mind while reading this list, no one in my family watches pro sports, so it wasn't something that was ever on or talked about. We only talked about the sports teams we played on.

1. My earliest memory of seeing something 49ers was when I was about 10, my mom had a random trash can/wastebasket (something you'd throw just paper away in) and it was really nice. It had all The Super Bowls on it, I liked the logo (it was the one during the 80s), and my favorite color is Red - so that helped.

2. A lot of my friends were big Raiders fans, so naturally I would always root against them and root for whoever my friends hated most. Haha so one of those teams were the 49ers.

3. I started getting big into sports in high school, and my friends and I were always competitive, so we played a lot/studied/also played madden a lot.
Once I really started to understand schemes, X & O's - I realized the game was a very complex chess match that had so many moving variables. I started to appreciate what it really took to have a successful play etc.

From there I already had a subconscious attachment to the Niners - I've never looked back.

49ers are the only team that I'm loyal to. Every other sport I am more of a players fan.
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Originally posted by English:
Originally posted by PinkieStink:
Joe, Jerry and Roger.

You forgot Ronnie.

i was not that upset the team got rid of roger.. it was not the fumble thing but the fact that in that last year with us,, it was like he just lost it over night... lott is a whole other story. it was nice they went out and got tim mcdonald.. but dumping lott was a really bad move. not only could he still play. but maybe he could have held charles h in check. oh well. not to be a bummer in the summer. the best game i never saw was 76, we were 5-1, the cardinals were 5-1. it was the best d line in the nfl in us vs the best o line in the nfl in the cardinals. i think the game was in san fran and i think we won a thrilling game...... i think conrad dobler bit tommy hart and cedrick hardman hand slapped both dobler and dan dierdorff
[ Edited by cciowa on Apr 17, 2020 at 8:46 AM ]
Started watching with my uncle as a kid. Got hooked when John Taylor caught the game winner against Cincinnati.
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