The Best Seat In The House For All Your News On The 5 Time World Champion Niners

The Best Seat In The House For All Your News On The 5 Time World Champion Niners
A review and commentary on the history & lastest events surrounding the 17 time NFC Western Division & 5 -Time World Champion San Francisco 49ers. From 1946 and the All America Football Conference to 2009 and the road to a 6th Super Bowl title - For true fans of the scarlet and gold! Enjoy!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Joe and the Niners Still Reign Supreme

The debate is over. The mighty Patriots have fallen and Tom Brady no longer is perfect in the Super Bowl.The only quarterback that even remotely resembled our legendary Joe was Eli Manning and his Montana-like drive to win the Super Bowl. That clinching drive reminded some of the final minutes of Super Bowl XXIII as Manning threw the game winning touchdown with 35 seconds left. Montana to Taylor happened at 34 seconds to go.With the Giant upset, the Patriots can no longer be considered a powerhouse dynasty when compared to our 80's and 90's 49ers during their two decade run of dominance.

These teams not only won, they took opponents out in convincing fashion. The Patriots were expected to win and they choked under the pressure of the Giant defensive line.In Montana's fourth Super Bowl, he set records and led the 49ers to a 55-10 victory over John Elway and the Denver Broncos. The 49ers were expected to win and they did so in record breaking fashion over a tough team and a future Hall of Famer. In Brady's fourth Super Bowl appearance, he resembled a young Dan Marino in Super Bowl XIX as he was constantly hit and beat up throughout the game. The Montana to Brady comparison is no longer even remotely close.

Montana's 49ers were perfect during their run, including Steve Young's title in Super Bowl XXIX. The Brady and Belichick era Patriots now have one of the most disappointing losses in NFL history to deal with. Most championship teams are best known for winning the Super Bowl, but the contrary is true here. The 2007 New England Patriots and their perfect 16-0 regular season was still a great accomplishment, but great teams are remembered for winning titles. Despite the many great successes of this season, this team is now infamous for losing to the underdog New York Giants right on history's doorstep..Not the kind of legacy you are looking to have when history was right on their doorstep. So as 49er fans, all we have left at the moment is our rich history. Although our current 49ers are still a huge question mark, we can all rest easy now.The latest threat to Joe Montana's championship legacy is now over.

Even if the Patriots go on to win their fourth Super Bowl in the future, last night's loss tarnished their dynasty while the 49er accomplishments continue to sparkle in history's eyes as being truly extraordinary.The 1984 18-1 49ers were far superior teams to this year's Patriot team. Although, the 2007 Patriots share the same record as these two great teams, they simply didn't close the deal in the Super Bowl. The Patriot offense was stifled and their defense showed their age when Manning made play after play on the final drive. The 49er defenses during their championship runs were far better than the Patriots' current unit. I'll even take a rookie Ronnie Lott over a seasoned Asante Samuel.

Offensively, the Patriots may have set multiple records, but the 49ers revolutionized offensive football when Bill Walsh implemented the West Coast Offense that sprung up so many copycats throughout the league in recent years. Now 49er fans can rejoice as our legacy lives on. Tom "Golden Boy" Brady is no doubt a great quarterback, but now he will never leave the shadow of true Super Bowl perfection that is Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers.
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Just a site note. With the next major events on the NFL schedule being the Pro Bowl in Hawaii and the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, I will continue my hiatis, but return on March 1st, in anticipation of the March 2nd start of free-agency, leading up to the draft in April.

1 comment:

JBforHOF said...

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Fans of John Brodie, QB of the 49ers from 1957 to 1973, and the great San Francisco 49ers, are helping get John R Brodie, enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We are asking all fans of the 49ers to write or fax a nominating letter to the hall of Fame, for Brodie to be enshrined as a senior candidate.
We have made a webpage and there are addresses and sample letters you can use. The cut off date for a 2009 nomination is March 1, 2008, so we need the letters sent soon, please. Here is the address:
Send your letters to:
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Attn: Nomination Committee
2121 George Halas Drive NW,
Canton, OH 44708

or Fax: 330-456-9080

here is the page with the sample letters:
http://johnbrodieforfootballhalloffame.bravehost.com/samples.html

There is also a Myspace:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=308917219

and an online petition, for fans to sign: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/johnbrodie/
Thanks so much for your help, despite having suffered a severe stroke in 2000, Brodie is still active and follows his beloved 49ers.

"Many people we have contacted are surprised that Brodie is not already in the Pro Football Hall of fame because of his awesome stats as a football player. In his seventeen year career with the San Francisco 49ers, John Brodie was one of the foremost quarterbacks in football. A quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers from 1957 through 1973, a 17 year run, John Brodie threw for 31,548 yards and tossed 214 TDs in 201 career games. He appeared in the Pro Bowl in 1965 and 1970. He was named NFL/NFC’s Most Valuable Player in 1970.
His statistics clearly show him to be worthy of the honor of being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame is the greatest honor that can be bestowed upon a football player and John Brodie is more than worthy of such an honor. He was among the leading passers in the league throughout the 1960s. His best statistical year was 1965 when he led the League in passing average (3,112 yards) and 30 touchdowns. When John Brodie retired from the NFL, he ranked third in the NFL in career passing yards."

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