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San Francisco 49ers: Team Bio

The 1980s were years full of neon spandex, Wierd Al Yankovic, huge hair, and the San Francisco 49ers. Joe Montana was named the greatest football player to ever play the game as he led the 49ers to 4 Super Bowl Championships in the 80s. So where have they been in the last 20 years... someone hit the snooze button because they are back up and running again. The 49ers are the favorites to win Super Bowl XLVII.

The 49ers were named after the California gold rush of 1849. Coincidentally, the Balitmore Ravens were named after Edgar Allen Poe, a famous poet who died in Baltimore in the year... 1849. What could it all mean?

49er Fame

49er LegendJoe MontanaCourtesy of the NFL
 

So the San Francisco 49ers have the Super Bowl 5 times. Their last Super Bowl was in 1994 and they've been almost non-existent until a couple of years ago.The 9ers probably could have won their 6th Super Bowl last year, but because of two huge fumbles by the same punt returner, who will remain nameless, the New York Giants knocked them out in the NFC Championship game with a couple of flukey plays. 

QB Colin Kaepernick

49er QuarterbackColin KaepernickCourtesy of the NFL
 

This year is the rise of Colin Kaepernick. Last year when the 1st string Alex Smith got injured, Colin took over the ball and isn't looking back. He is one of the biggest, strongest and most dominating quarterback to play the game. He's huge and sometimes he hurts the defensive players when they try to tackle him.

Fun Facts

49ers MascotSourdough SamCourtesy of the NFL
 

The 49ers play their games at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. They wear some pretty cool golden uniforms and their mascot's name is Sourdough Sam, a half-cowboy goldrusher who shoots pistols when the 49ers score. They nicknamed Sam with "Sourdough", because Sam loves his sourdough bread... in fact, everyone in San Fran loves Sourdough for some odd reason.

 

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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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