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Category Archives: San Francisco 49ers

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, Ronnie Lott, Steve Young

Bill Walsh Calls Belichick

Of course I watched the Super Bowl. I’m an admirer of Bill Belichick. I enjoy watching him coach and assume he loved watching me guide the 49ers for ten seasons. Honestly, I don’t feel any competitive fire when I think about him. Oh, there is some tension, I suppose. I’m tired of all these young […]

Also posted in Bill Belichick, Bill Walsh, David Shaw, Football, Joe Montana, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Pete Carroll, Philadelphia Eagles, Tom Brady, Vince Lombardi

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, Ronnie Lott, San Francisco

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, Ronnie Lott, Sacramento, Shot Put, Track & Field

Invitation to Brave Tweeters

brave men tweeting san francisco forty niner kyle williams should die should jump from golden gate should catch bullet should blow up in car because twice fumbled football are invited to next tweet at team headquarters Source: SFGate.com on January 23, 2012

Also posted in Football, Golden Gate Bridge, Internet, Poetry - GTC, San Francisco