Zpoint

DeathValleyCarl

  • joined Dec 31, 2009
  • last login Apr 03, 2013
  • posts 7
  • comments 528

One day, as a kid growing up in San Francisco, I was walking down Parnassus on Sunday and the gates of Kezar were open because the 49er game was about to end. I had never seen a live game before, so I worked my way up to the field. On the last play of the game, I saw John Brodie attempt an "Alley-oop" pass to RC Owens. It was incomplete but I knew I had witnessed 49er tradition.

Back then, the 9ers had great players but never a great team. They were innovative but we always knew they would lose the big one (especially to the @#$%^&*! Rams). So they wouldn't spoil my weekend, I became a fan of football and watched all the games but my team has always been the 49ers. Since they became my team before they ever won anything, I consider myself an Original 49er Faithful. When the 49ers won the Superbowl in 1981, the Faithful were astounded!!

After that, there were plenty of (what I call) "bandwagon fans" coming out of the woodwork, who thought it was a bad year if they didn't win the Superbowl but I was just thankful that they were playing football I could be proud of. They played at that level for 16 years until they lost important pieces, made bad decisions and became the doormat of the league. I can't complain because the teams of most fans don't experience the success that mine has but I wouldn't mind another decade of glory. I could deal with that just fine.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB San Francisco Giants
  • NBA Golden State Warriors
  • NFL San Francisco 49ers
  • NCAAF Texas Longhorns
Recent Activity
Blog Memberships
    • JoinedDec 31, 2009
    • FanPosts4
    • FanShots2
    • Comments461
    • JoinedMay 17, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments7
    • JoinedJul 14, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments2
    • JoinedAug 3, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 3, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments1
    • JoinedAug 17, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments6
    • JoinedAug 17, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 25, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments3
    • JoinedAug 27, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments14
    • JoinedSep 17, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedSep 22, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments6
    • JoinedSep 24, 2010
    • FanPosts1
    • FanShots0
    • Comments8
    • JoinedSep 24, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedSep 24, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments5
    • JoinedSep 24, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments4
    • JoinedSep 24, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments2
    • JoinedSep 24, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedSep 24, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments3
    • JoinedSep 24, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments1
    • JoinedOct 18, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedDec 15, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedJan 24, 2011
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments5
    • JoinedMar 11, 2011
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedDec 20, 2011
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.