San Francisco 49ers: The Bandwagon is Gaining Steam in 2010

August 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

ardon the cynicism, but we've heard this before. The story reads something like this. A young team, laden with a nice core of talented blue chippers finishes the previous season favorably and instantly is considered a sleeper team for the coming NFL season.
For the past several years, the San Francisco 49ers have been that trendy preseason team picked to surprise. In each of those years, the 49ers have failed to meet these expectations. From last season dating back to 2002 (the last year San Francisco qualified for a playoff berth), the yearly win total (8, 7, 5, 7, 4, 2, 7) has been something of a nauseating roller coaster ride. It's seemingly one step forward, two steps back with this franchise. I'm here to boldly proclaim this year will be different.
There's a saying that I've always believed, as it pertains to professional sports—"It's not about the X's and O's, it's the Jimmy's and Joe's." Is it corny? Is it cliché? Absolutely. But it's true. Bill Belicheck ...

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