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Old 25.02.2010, 02:06 PM
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Started watching the original channel 4 coverage in the 80s and decided I had to pick a team so picked the first one that I saw playing in Red and White (Same colours as Aberdeen the club I follow) which happened to be 49ers. Fact they were winning team cemmented them as my team so I suppose I am a glory hunter as well. Eventually manage to get over to the stick in 08 to see them live and was a fantastic experience. Going back over in November this year as well as going to the game at Wembley. Cannot wait.
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Old 13.03.2010, 10:56 PM
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I'm not quite sure why I picked them, I guess I just liked them straight away!
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Old 27.03.2010, 12:10 AM
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Pretty much the same reason as everyone else, started watching NFL in the 80's on Channel 4 and the 49ers were the dominant team and when your young and impressionable, winning is pretty much everything! I bet if you ask the same question in 30 years time, there will be a hell of a lot of Patriots and Steelers fans. Not so many Raiders, Rams or Lions though, me thinks.
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Old 28.03.2010, 10:50 PM
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because of coach tomsula
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Old 08.04.2010, 07:34 AM
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1981. I saw a very up and coming QB and all my mates where Raiders fans and i was right.
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Old 19.04.2010, 07:37 PM
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2002 Wildcard game against the Giants, the game that made me love this sport.

Although I'd been playing Madden for a few years before, this was the first NFL game I had ever watched, decided the winner would be the team I followed.

I never been good at picking winners.
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Old 21.04.2010, 11:05 AM
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I have been a fan since 1981 .. when i was 5. My dad brought me back 49er merchandise from a trip too the U.S .. been a fan eversince! Cant wait for wembley .. was a dream come true for me!
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Old 08.07.2010, 12:57 PM
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My first team is the Raiders but when I first started watching the game, my hero's were Montana, Rice and Roger Craig, but I was drawn to the dark side by the rebel image of the Raiders and there 'us against the world' attitude. So I know it seems strange but I support Raiders and niners with the niners being a close second - oh ye and I support another team that's anyone playing San Diago. God I hate that team since going to a Chargers game and seeing all the cr*p that the Raider fans had there. But it was interesting.
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Old 23.07.2010, 01:19 PM
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I've been into NFL for the past 5-6 years now and I chose the 49er's after watching the America's Game tv program on the 1981 49er's (which was the first episode i watched). Learning how Bill Walsh developed the west coast offence and how he overhauled the secondary with rookie's including one Ronnie Lott and watching them smash teams offenses - well I was hooked! Then i found out from my mate (who's a Cowboys fan since the 80's) that they, unfortunately, aren't very good at the mo and are in a weak division.....ah well go niners! :-) I have optimism for this season! I think Singletary will have them firing!
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Old 24.07.2010, 08:35 PM
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1984 and C4 did it for me too!
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