This blog post stings a bit. I lived in Michigan for most of my life, where I had to be subjected to the Lions for a good chunk of my life. When I gave up on the Lions, I turned to another team, one that had a broader history than Detroit's: the San Francisco 49ers. With legends such as Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, how could I lose with San Francisco?
Turns out, it was probably one of the most regrettable decisions of my life. First, CEO Jed York doesn't know how to beat the Dallas Cowboys. I mean, c'mon, EVERYONE has beaten the Cowboys since the year 2000. The LIONS have done it five times! In fact, the JETS have won three straight, all while Woody Johnson is still undermining a woman's role in the workplace and scaring away star safeties. The JETS have more wins against the Cowboys than the 49ers have in that timeframe. It wouldn't surprise me if the Cowboys beat San Francisco again in December. Dallas hasn't won a Super Bowl since 1996, yet you still can't beat them, Jed? You're a schmuck.
The 49ers also haven't had an effective quarterback since the days of Jeff Garcia. Jimmy Garappolo has been on the injured reserve for his entire life. In fact, San Francisco has been subjected to mediocre quarterback play for quite some time. Colin Kaepernick faded out passing-wise before going to a more meaningful purpose and San Francisco had to rely on "world-beating" talents such as Shaun Hill, J.T. O'Sullivan, and Tim Rattay. Alex Smith, the king of the hard spike, didn't pan out, either. This team hasn't had much luck at the quarterback position since the 1990s.
The NFC West has gotten much better this season. Arizona, Los Angeles, and Seattle are all racing for the division crown. The one outlier in that race is, of course, San Francisco. Granted, injuries have devastated the team. But 49er fans deserve better than the Howard Lincoln of the NFL. Also, I'm still salty about last season's Super Bowl.
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