In less than 24 hours we are finally, FINALLY going to get us some football, San Francisco 49ers football that matters. The 49ers haven’t had much luck with their season opener the last two years. Then again, season openers never indicated much of anything because in 2015 and 2016, they won them both and went on to turning in league-worsts in several categories. So it’s hard to really determine anything from openers.
That said, we’re here to talk about the last time the 49ers won their opener and it brings memories of something absolutely hilarious. Chip Kelly was the coach, the 49ers blew the Los Angeles Rams out, but neither of those things are things I want to bring up.
No. It’s this knuckle-headed fan who ran onto the field, or rather the call by Kevin Harlan. The video above matches fan video with the Monday Night Football broadcast, but you can listen to the full call here. This is nothing short of amazing and I still laugh hearing it.
Here’s the transcription of the audio:
“Hey somebody has run out on the field. Some goofball in a hat and a red shirt. Now he takes off the shirt! He’s running down the middle by the 50, he’s at the 30! He’s bare-chested and banging his chest. Now, he runs the opposite way. He runs to the 50! He runs to the 40! The guy is drunk, but there he goes! The 20 — they’re chasing him, but they’re not going to get him. Waving his arms, bare-chested; somebody stop that man! Oh they got him, they’re coming from the left — oh and they tackle him at the 40-yard line!
That was the most exciting thing to happen tonight.”
If that’s not the greatest play-by-play call you’ll ever hear I don’t what is. The 49ers went on to beat the Rams 28-0 in what was the ugliest blowout I have ever seen. Things went downhill from there as the 49ers won just one more, which also happened to be against the Rams.
Then again, if the 49ers had any semblance of winning that season, they would have retained Kelly and never hired Kyle Shanahan. While Shanahan has turned in disappointing win/loss totals, his teams have shown a lot of progress and success. When Kelly was in charge you could just tell the team was a mess.
See you all tomorrow.