San Francisco 49ers Football
The 49ers football is back and their NFL season come to an end after the Super Bowl LIII soon. Head coach Kyle Shanahan, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and multitude of key pieces Richard Sherman, Jerick McKinnon, Weston Richburg, Top-10 pick Mike McClinche all are ready for 2018 NFL season. 49ers entire games of this season will be televised 9 games on FOX, 2 games on NBC, 2 games on ESPN and 1 game on NFL Network on your computer, phone or streaming device via Hulu TV, FuboTV, Sling TV can be found here.
The San Francisco 49ers, a professional American football team, are based in San Francisco Bay Area. Their Headquarter is in Santa Clara, California, and are members of the National Football Conference-West division, who play in National Football League (NFL). They play their home games at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. San Francisco 49ers was founded in 1946 and was the first sports franchise in San Francisco. Initially they were a member of All-America Football Conference but later joined NFL when they merged with Los Angeles Rams in 1949. Between 1981 and 1995 the team won 5 Super Bowl championships. The 49ers have been champions 19 times in the division between 1970 and 2012 hence one of the most victorious teams in NFL history. They have been in the league playoffs for 26 times.
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San Francisco 49ers founded in June 4, 1946
Debut season: 1946
49ers home field: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
Team Head office in Marie P. DeBartolo Sports Center, Santa Clara, California
Jersey colors: Red, gold
Mascot: Sourdough Sam
Team’s Chairman: Denise DeBartolo York, John York
CEO: Jed York
President: Al Guido
General manager: John Lynch
Head coach: Kyle Shanahan
Team’s nicknames: Niners
Super Bowl championships: five times winner. 1981 (XVI), 1984 (XIX), 1988 (XXIII), 1989 (XXIV), 1994 (XXIX)
Official website: 49ers.com
Forbes Magazine ranked San Francisco 49ers as 4th most valuable team in NFL valued at $3 billion as at July 2016. One of the most notable event in their early years happened during a game against Chicago Bears in 1957. The Bears were leading 17-7. During halftime, the team learned through their coach that San Francisco 49ers owner-Tony Morabito-had died of heart attack during the game. Motivated to win for 49ers owner, the team scored 14 straight points to win the game, 21-14.
In 1950s, the 49ers were famous for their Million Dollar Backfield which consisted of 4 future Hall of Fame members. The 49ers were the first team to use the shortgun formation in the 60s, which is now a standard formation for any play.
In the early years 49ers struggled but their ascendancy to glory started in 1978 when the new owner, Edward DeBartolo appointed Bill Walsh as the new head coach. Bill Walsh utilised the strength of Joe Montana as quarterback to play in his West Coast Offense which led them to win their first Super Bowl.