Click here for my column on the Warriors and 49ers, when they were good.
Not my favorite column Lowell. If you want to compare the 81 Niner’s to the Warriors is one thing, but your comparing the decade of the 80’s with the Niner’s and the Warriors have just started their dynasty maybe. Way to early to compare.
The Niners are the gold standard, certainly in the Bay Area, and will remain so, in my opinion, no matter what the Warriors do this year. However, if the Warriors do manage to win it all this year, that could turn out to be the tie-breaker, later on, assuming they amass a body of work rivaling that of the Niners. It took the Niners a while before they were able to defend a title.
I have to disagree, Mr. Cohn. True the 80s 49ers never flopped in a Super Bowl, but as much as it pains my memory, they had their share of playoff flops. I won’t count 1983 as a flop, because I believe their loss in the NFC Championship to the Redskins was a direct result of two poor pass interference calls against them. In 1985 & 1986, they were one and done against the NY Giants and played poorly both games. And 1987 was particularly horrible, as the 13-2 (strike-shortened record) 49ers got their butts handed to them by the visiting 8-7 Vikings. The ineffective Joe Montana was pulled from that game and replaced with their other Hall of Fame QB, but they didn’t do just fine, losing 36-24.
Lowell Cohn has been covering Bay Area sports for more than 30 years and he’s never run out of things to say.