4 Faithfuls explain why they’re 49ers fans

A 49ers fan (Photo by EVA MARIE UZCATEGUI/AFP via Getty Images)
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49ers fans have been labeled “Faithful” for many years, and Niner Noise caught up with some Faithful fans to hear their stories.

From coast to coast and sea to sea, there are San Francisco 49ers fans everywhere. They blanket the world in red and gold. You can find the Faithful in the heart of San Francisco, to Seattle and Canada. You can even check in overseas and find fans repping the big SF logo in Europe and Australia.

This is just one of the many reasons why being a 49ers fan is great.

I was born in 1994 and missed the whole dynasty era. The 49ers won their fifth Super Bowl on Jan. 29, 1995. I was about eight months old, but I still like to say I’ve seen them win in my lifetime. However, I truly became a 49ers fan a bit later in life.

Growing up in Canada in the late 1990s and early 2000s means I didn’t get to watch a lot of Niners games. The channels here only showed prime-time games and the Seattle Seahawks on Fox. I would always ask my Dad for the sports section in our local newspaper on Monday mornings before school, to see the results of the 49ers games.

After quarterback Jeff Garcia took my hometown Calgary Stampeders to another Grey Cup victory in 1998, he signed a deal to become a member of the 49ers. Garcia was one of my favorite players as a kid, and he’s the reason I became a fan.

I reached out to four members of the Faithful to hear how they became fans of the 49ers. Their stories and experiences are different but the one common theme throughout is the love for the red and gold runs deep in their blood.