Since I was deeply affected by the outcome of Super Bowl XLVII and might be suffering from a mild case of PTSD, a healthy way to get my thoughts across (or so I've heard) is by a free-flowing, unedited, journal/diary entry, which is as follows:
When the lights turned off and the Niners made the comeback, I seriously thought that God had intervened to give the Niners a chance to compose themselves. Because that was as close to an "Act of God" as you can get (in sports). The Niners coming back was one of the most spectacular things that I've ever seen in sports, but had they completed the comeback, that in my book qualifies as a bonafide miracle.
Ray Lewis should keep his personal beliefs to himself. When he says things like "when God is on your side, you can't lose," is he saying that God didn't want the Niners to win? I don't believe that. I'm just saying, everyone is entitled to their own personal religious beliefs, nothing wrong with that. However, not everyone believes in what Ray Lewis believes, so he shouldn't force it onto everyone.
While what Chris Culliver said was not PC per se, people in general need to chill out. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.
Colin Kaepernick was adopted, not because his biological mother/father couldn't take care of him, but because he was created in a laboratory.
When Kaepernick's experience meets his potential talent level, he might possibly become the best quarterback to ever play. More on this another day.
John Elway was the no. 1 overall draft pick of the Broncos. He lost 3 Super Bowl's before winning back-to-back at the end of his career. So, one Super Bowl loss does not a career make.
It is sad how much I am being affected by this right now. Because looking back on it, I went to their training camp back in August, and to think that I was attending the practice of a Super Bowl caliber team, which I didn't know at the time—it just all seems like a waste. To get this close.
See these videos I took from last August:
Randy Moss. Where was the effort? That didn't look like championship-caliber effort to me. And especially after proclaiming yourself to be the "greatest receiver ever"? He didn't even attempt to grab at the ball on a lot of those passes that were thrown to him. It's like he didn't give a shit, kinda. An example of someone giving a shit was Crabtree. Even on that one play where both he and Moss were open, no matter if the ball was intended for Moss or not, Crabtree thought it was for him, and fully tried with all his might to get the ball. If we're going down, that's the kind of effort we all want to see. At least!
You cannot even call yourself a "die-hard" fan if you're going to talk shit about your own team. Like giving up on them too early.
Thank you to everyone that has been reading. I'm sure it will take a few days or weeks (hopefully not) to get over this loss, but I will still be keeping this blog updated with all the news from the Red and Gold.
"Get mad, then get over it."