What fans don’t love to relive the good times of their favorite team? Likewise, in a twisted sort of way, what fans can really resist a self-pitying look back on some of those times that tested their allegiance? Those forgettable games, seasons, and plays that made the good times even better?
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly San Francisco 49ers by Steven Travers presents all the best moments and personalities in the history of the San Francisco 49ers. It also unmasks, but doesn’t revel in, the bad, the regrettably awful and the unflinchingly ugly.
In entertaining—and unsparing—fashion, this book sparkles with 49ers highlights, lowlights, wonderful and wacky memories, legends and goats, the famous and the infamous. You’ll enjoy stories about Hall of Famers (Montana, Rice, Young, and Lott), big-name disappointments (Simpson and Plunkett), brilliant coaches (Walsh and Seifert), and five unforgettable Super Bowl titles.
The Good, the Bad, the Ugly San Francisco 49ers includes the best and worst 49ers teams and players of all time, the most clutch performances and performers, the biggest choke jobs and chokers, great comebacks and blown leads, plus overrated and underrated 49ers players and coaches. There are 49ers you loved for all the right reasons, and those you couldn’t stand, sublime and embarrassing records, and trades, both savvy and savagely bad. Brawls and fights. Rivalries. Famous Fans. Compelling photos. And much, much more.
If you’re a through-thick-and-thin 49ers fan, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly San Francisco 49ers is especially for you. It will remind you of the good and great times and bring a knowing smile about some of those other times, when you proved to yourself just how loyal you are. For everyone else, this warts-and-all portrait of the 49ers will provide countless fond memories, goose bumps, and laughs.
About the Author:
Steven Travers is a USC graduate, former professional baseball player in the A's and Cardinals organizations, and a sports historian. He is the author of 16 books and has also written for StreetZebra magazine, The San Francisco Examiner, and the Los Angeles Times. Travers served in the U.S. Army during the Persian Gulf War and coached baseball at USC and Cal-Berkeley. A fifth-generation Californian, Travers still resides in the Golden State. He has one daughter, Elizabeth Travers.
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