No matter what happens at this Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants — win or lose — the San Francisco 49ers have had the most amazing season. The 49ers are actually favored to win by a couple of points — and of course die-hard Bay Area fans expect them to win and go all the way to win the Super Bowl. But no matter what happens, it has been a spectacular season.
With just four teams left to play in the AFC and NFC Championships — and with beating the Saints in a thrilling game last week, the 49ers are in the spot light now…though I kind of liked it better when they were under the radar, when no one outside of the Bay Area were talking about them.
Quarterback Alex Smith finally has shed the moniker “game manager”, but he is still not getting the respect that he obviously now deserves.
Just two more games Alex and this spectacular 2011 TEAM, just two more games to win and quiet all those critics.
For a change, the sports pundits are now talking more positively of Alex and the San Francisco 49ers…and what even sounds like praises….about how resilient Alex been, how tough it has been to play under 7 offensive coordinators.
How do I know this? This Lola has been listening to sports talk on the radio — on ESPN and locally, on KNBR 680 — akkkkk! Really! And also, football season — and the 49ers — is about the only time I read the sports page section of the newspaper. Can’t help it…crazy about the 49ers and this team. I love this!
So this Sunday……again…..at HOME, at CANDLESTICK ….
and the biggest game for the Bay Area in YEARS….GO NINERS!!!