We’ve figured it out. Though we’re disappointed with how the San Francisco 49ers have conducted themselves in the aftermath of their 31-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, we understand their frustration. Sure, they’ve handled that frustration like toddlers who have been denied candy in the grocery store checkout line, but we can see where they’re coming from. We truly can. They remind us of the Eagles in some ways.
Don’t get us wrong. We can’t remember Philly losing a heartbreaker and responding by behaving as poorly as the Niners have. We knew gold was one of their team colors, but we also thought it was a standard. It appears that we were wrong. What we are saying is this.
When we watched the final seconds of the NFC Championship Game trickle away and we saw the disappointment in the Niners’ faces, we saw something familiar. They looked like we did years ago.
Remember that feeling of losing three consecutive championship games in the Andy Reid/Donovan McNabb era? Do you remember how you felt when Philly lost the third to the Carolina Panthers?
Again, we get where San Francisco is coming from, but we’re extremely disappointed with how they have conducted themselves. Guess what? These guys are still salty.
Christian McCaffrey reveals who he’s pulling for in the Eagles/Chiefs Super Bowl matchup. He hopes ‘both teams lose’.
Christian McCaffrey was still playing for the Carolina Panthers the last time the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers met on football’s biggest stage, but he still won’t be pulling for K.C. on Super Bowl Sunday. By the looks of things, he won’t be pulling for the Birds either.
He hung out with Andrew Siciliano on NFL Network’s Super Bowl Live on Wednesday, and following those asinine comments by Brandon Aiyuk, Christian didn’t bring any further dignity back to the 49ers organization.
We’ve said this before, and we’ll say this again. Take the loss and move on.
We mentioned those great Eagles teams of the early 2000s. They kind of remind us of the current Niners. Like those Eagles, San Fran’s coach is an offensive genius. The 49ers have appeared in three of the past four NFC Title Games while Philly lost three straight NFC Title games from 2001 until 2003 before finally winning in 2004.
The 2003-2004 Eagles and the 2019-2020 Niners both have a Super Bowl appearance on their resume. Both teams lost, so again, from the bottom of our hearts, we can feel the Niners’ pain, but enough is enough. End the mini-temper tantrums. At this point, things have become embarrassing.