The conversion is complete. I grew up an avid 49ers fan, idolizing Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. I then followed the Carolina Panthers for more than a decade when I lived in Charlotte. But now I’ve been out West for about 4 years and, little by little I found myself becoming a 49ers fan, again. I deserted the Panthers last year and have become a full-fledged San Francisco fan, again. But I have to admit, I’ve still felt a bit “torn.” After today, there’s no doubt — I’m back on board with the 49ers. (Think they missed me?)
I have to mention my travel partner. George was a legend in his day. Back in the dinosaur ages, he was quarterback of the California Golden Bears. Get this — he led them to 39 consecutive regular-season victories (undefeated). All 3 years, he lead them to The Rose Bowl (lost all three). Quite an amazing accomplishment, if you ask me. George passed on professional football, however, and has had a very successful career as a building contractor. Perhaps equally amazing is his stamina at age 85.
Here’s George (standing) chatting with another war veteran — two very enthusiastic Niners fans:
Oh, but there’s more! My first trip to Candlestick Park in San Francisco…
The 49ers would defeat a solid Buccaneers team 48-3. Additionally, Frank Gore and the 49ers defense were both instrumental in getting me my first Fantasy Football victory of the season. A terrific day for the Ramblin RiverCat!
I intend to make sporting events a big part of The Ultimate Journey. Baseball, basketball, football. Pro, college, high school, little league. I just don’t care — as long as the grass is green.
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