Kaeping off the season with a Super Bowl!
After 18 long seasons, the San Francisco Forty Niners will make an appearance in the Super Bowl 47. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, the excitement and pride is evident and tangible. For the many Faithful who have supported the Niners during the 18 year drought this Super Bowl trip means more than word can express.
Sports aren’t always about glory, too often there are negative aspects to the power, money and influence. But fans can forgive just about anything. They make a team and its players a part of their lives, rejoicing when times are good, suffering when they are not.
There are no dynasties in the NFL anymore. The closest thing to a NFL dynasty has seen recently has been the Patriots, but they have lost some of their swagger.
It seems as if every NFL season there is reason for every team and every fan to hope that their team makes it to the Big Dance.
For this grandmother who has worn her 49ers heart on her sleeve for the last 42 years, these are the moments we, the Faithful, have been waiting, often not patiently, for.
And now the San Francisco Forty Niners, who have undergone many changes and will soon leave Candlestick Park for their new home in Santa Clara, has found leadership and glory for a new generation of Forty Niner Faithful.
Their coach, Jim Harbaugh is not your grandpa’s coach. The owner, young Jed York, is not Eddie D, but he is following in his footsteps. Their new generation, tatooed quarterback is setting the standard for the new look qaurterbacks.
Goe us old fogies who love the game of football, the changes are sometimes hard to accept, but the game, the game, it is still as intoxicating as ever.
I am thrilled for the franchise, players, coaches and the fans.
I am thrilled to celebrate the San Frnacisco Forty Niners’ success.