January 14th, 1990. That was the day they say Jim Everett "...heard footsteps." That day was the 1989 NFC championship game. In what would become known as the "phantom sack", Everett would crumble to the ground without a single 49ers defender touching him. It was humiliating for Everett, and a play that would define his career. The Rams would lose to the 49ers that day, 30-3. The 49ers would go on to destroy the Denver Broncos in the super bowl, while the Rams would slink into mediocrity. They would never play in another playoff game in Los Angeles. This rivalry is such a huge part of 49ers and Rams lore. These two teams have been battling for decades and are the only two constant members of the NFC West. In recent years, both teams have experienced struggles and setbacks. But I believe this game tomorrow night is possibly the beginning of a reawakening for both franchises. Though neither team is expected to win anything this season, don't kid yourself, there is a lot on the line Thursday night. For the Rams, the need to prove that their young upstart QB can play against a good defense. They are also having to deal with the growing pains of being back in an oversaturated LA market, competing with the likes of USC, UCLA, and The Chargers, for the heart and dollar of the SoCal football fan. Also, they have lost 3 straight games to the 49ers, dating back to December 2015. The 49ers, on the other hand, are trying to put it all together and get their first win of the season. They have not beaten anyone but the Rams in over a season. The defense is stout through two games, but the offense has left a lot to be desired. Both teams have young, hotshot offensive gurus as head coaches, and physical defenses. Neither team wants to be in last place. Despite the tendency for lackluster play on Thursday nights, I fully expect this game to be a fist fight. Go Niners!
#SFvsLA #SFvsLAR #beattherams #beatLA #fucktherams #beatthelambs #goniners #49ers #norcalvssocal #sf49ers #brickbybrick #dontsleeponus #redgoldandblack #redandgoldblooded #redandgoldtilimdeadandcold #goldforthestandard #redforyourblood