Whodathunkit? Our team is playing in the Super Bowl. Amazing! Awesome! I'm still unsure if I'm dreaming. Mind you, I always hold out Hope; but despite my Hope-ing, which is like Kaepernicking, the Football Gods, Chance, happenstance, coaching decisions, bad fans, player mistakes =(Kyle Effing Williams) or, (gasp)- a better team, placed my Hope in its place. Nearly 20 years had lapsed between appearances and I was starting to think I'd lost Hope..., how to Hope..., was I becoming Hope-Less?
A little over a year ago I found this place. That was a decidedly good find. I've learned some, laughed some, and scratched my head some. In all, it's a nice plus. Niner Nation has rabid fans, so-so fans, hard core no nonsense types, and fun loving let's enjoy ourselves types. The participants here run the gamut. All of you have displayed a grasp of the game - only your perspectives and focus are different. Hope has return-ed.
In light of this wonderful year, and before the emotions run off the board, I wanted to show my appreciation for all of your comments and contributions. Thanks. Here's wishing everyone a happy and healthy good year and Hope-ing many more to come. Go Niners!