With every ounce of success there comes disappointment. Let’s relive five heartbreaking moments in 49ers’ history.
Disclaimer: 49ers fans, if you’re feeling sad while reading this, I’m sorry.
The San Francisco 49ers have won the Super Bowl an outstanding five times. They have 14 players and coaches in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. They also have the best jerseys in the NFL.
However, a franchise with so much success there is some darker times. Some events we’d rather forget happened. But it’s those heartbreaking-forgettable moments that shape the organization for the better.
The 49ers have had many heartbreaking games. In the 1992 NFC Championship game, the top-seeded Niners were facing the Dallas Cowboys. Though both teams were fairly evenly matched, it’s always heartbreaking to lose to the Cowboys. Especially when the rivalry was at its peak. It also marked the end of a legendary time in the Bay Area.
With many great moments, there are even greater people behind them. As fans, we get attached to the players, coaches, and others within the organization. When a fan favorite gets traded, signs elsewhere retires or sadly passes, we feel it.
To share a personal story with you, back when I was a kid my favorite player announced his retirement just before his final home game. I remember sitting way up in the stands sobbing because I didn’t want him to leave. But little five-year-old me was invested. Invested in the team and the players.
We’ll begin this series by looking at the trade which sent quarterback Joe Montana packing.