I was just talking with some friends about how long it has been since the 49ers were in the playoff game. And they asked me if I even cared or watched the game because I was so young at the time ( born in 1991). So I told them the story about it..
Yes I did care about the game. At the age of 11. I remember watching the 49ers v Giants game with my dad the week before ( Dads a huge Giants fan ) and it was one of the best games I had ever seen. Unfortunately with my dads Giants out of the playoffs he didnt care much for watching football the following week and me being 11 didnt have much say in it. So the family and I went skiing for the day. I remember being on the chair lift up. A family friend of ours was a ski patrol worker and he was riding up with me. I asked him what the score of the game was and he radioed down and told me the 49ers had been blown out by the Bucs and that I didnt miss much. Even though I was disapointed it was easy to brush off at the time. Because me, like many other Niners fans Im sure, thought that they would be back very soon.
Well 10 years later here I am. Still having that Giants game being the one and only Playoff game I had watched as a big Niner fan. Unlike all you of I have never seen the Superbowls, never seen the sucsess, never been able to talk about being a Niners fan without being made fun of. So finally the time has come and I finally get to watch our Niners play in a playoff game. And I couldnt be more excited. Its amazing how much changes in 10 years and to think about how long ago it was.
I personally cant wait for tomorrow. Its been a long time coming and Im so excited to see this team this year and know the future is only going to get better. GO NINERS!