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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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AbeLincoln

AbeLincoln wrote:

we beat the Pack know we have to play the panthers
commented: Mon Jan 06, 2014

gummyworm327

gummyworm327 wrote:

49ers are AWESOME
commented: Tue Nov 19, 2013

AbeLincoln

AbeLincoln wrote:

You like the niners
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