What Has Happened? A Letter to My Once Beloved 49ers

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Published: July 13, 2009

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... you once did. And to be honest, I cannot stand it. You were once the Mighty Niners, beloved by fans because of your incredible Quarterbacks and talented Wide Receivers.

But now, the bully lies dormant.

Perhaps you are waiting to rebuild the strength that seemed to be sucked from you during your follies with those Packers, who brought you down three horrifying times in a row.

Perhaps you have matured and no longer want to bully teams in the NFC West, but instead want to be quiet, calming.

Perhaps you have finally reached your mid-life crisis, and have sudden back aches and fatigue for no apparent reason.

Perhaps your doctors have not been consistent enough with their planning.

Dr. Walsh and Dr. Shaw, they are gone now, but remember what they have taught you.

Your mind has been running wild with injury and controversy.

Perhaps you are just getting old.

No, I refuse to believe that you are elderly, weak.

I believe y...

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