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Oct.14.2009
THE MELANCHOLY STORY OF JIM PLUNKETT   Jim Plunkett is not a 49er hero. He is, in fact, a 49er bust. There are no great stories of Jim Plunkett leading the 49ers to glory, or even much beyond marginal half-season success. But in a book called The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly, Plunkett cannot be...
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Oct.07.2009
The bad   IT IS DARKEST JUST BEFORE DAWN   Cliché time: it is darkest just before dawn. Richard Nixon: “To appreciate what it is like to be on the highest mountain top, one must tread through the lowliest valley.”             For the San Francisco 49ers, the period from 1973-80 represented the...
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Sep.18.2009
When the fat lady sings   SO CLOSE, AND YET SO FAR   Since the first Super Bowl was played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in January of 1967, no pro football team has ever won three straight. The Green Bay Packers won the first two, which added to their 1965 NFL title still stands as the last...