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Category Archives: Ronnie Lott

Dwight Clark: The Catch

Entering training camp 1980 the San Francisco 49ers had lost fourteen games two straight seasons and weren’t generating much enthusiasm in central California or anywhere else. Still, even as a temporarily disengaged fan, I wanted to learn a little about the team and didn’t change channels when a Sacramento sportscaster interviewed one of the players. […]

Also posted in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Bill Walsh, Dwight Clark, Football, Joe Montana, Lou Gehrig, San Francisco 49ers, Steve Young

Candlestick by the Bay

On a wet gray day late in December 2015 I was driving north on 101, telling my wife about great childhood adventures in the sixties when our family journeyed to Candlestick Park to watch the San Francisco Giants. We would come in the other way, from Sacramento through the city by the bay, and I […]

Also posted in Al Capone, Alcatraz, Baseball, Bay Area, Bay Bridge, Football, Golden Gate Bridge, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Marin County, San Francisco, San Francisco 49ers

Michael Carter’s Historic Launch

I remember Michael Carter’s final shot put, of course, no one present will forget that, but first I felt the wind getting stronger throughout that late afternoon in June 1979. I was wearing a tank top, instead of something more protective and professionally appropriate, and the weather gods lashed me as well as several thousand […]

Also posted in Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, Michael Carter, Sacramento, San Francisco 49ers, Shot Put, Track & Field