San Francisco Forty Niners 5 Super Bowl Titles: 1980’s Most Dominant Era In NFL History

All due respect goes to Tom Brady, a local Nor Cal guy, and the Boston Patriots. Great team but not the greatest ever. That designation, in my opinion, goes to the San Francisco Forty Niners voted team of the 1980’s. Why are the Niners my choice as the dynasty of all dynasties?

1. 1980’s: Coming off the heals of the NFL’s greatest era the 1970’s, the decade of the 1980’s included some of the greatest teams in NFL history. Powerhouses included the 49ers, Redskins, Giants, Raiders, Bears, Cowboys, Steelers, Eagles, Dolphins, Broncos. The talent level on each team was deep and Hall of Fame quality.

2. No Cap: Teams in the 1980’s were loaded. They could pay players without salary caps to hamstring their efforts.

3. Parody: In the 1980’s there were at least 8 great teams operating every year. Parody was not part of the equation as the philosophy without a cap is to produce the “super talented super deep” teams.

Today’s Patriot’s team, like Jordan’s Bulls, does not have enough quality foes to test themselves against nor enough quality rivals. The Patriots, like the Bulls, walk through mediocre (by 1980’s standards) schedules. They do not have the competition to compete against to consider them the greatest team of alltime.


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  3. I would like to know why it has taken me five years to find out that I have the only one left of a circa l947-49 forty niner stadium blanket, in perfect condition, that the Hall of Fame wants is in perfect condition and no one from the organization, players or anyone wants it. I don’t have the means to donate it to The Hall of Fame, they can only take donations and give tax breaks and it would be a big one, and they made the comment that the Raiders and the Niners are two of the few teams that really don’t care about their history. What is up? I have always love them, but now I wonder if it’s true.

  4. L,

    The answer is simple. York is an absolutely clueless owner, he hates the success Eddie D. created and the legacy, and York was NEVER an athlete but instead a guy with no connection to the game from that level.

    Do you really expect John York to understand history when his main concern is getting his “ugly” made for radio mug on television as often as possible?

    The best way to position your blanket is to take it to a auction house who will take a commission from the sale of the blanket. If you do not have the means to send it to Canton then it might be in your best interests to make some money off of this “priceless” piece of 49er history.

    Good luck!


  5. I completely agree. It’s obvious with how many long winning streaks there have been in the NFL in the last few years: the Colts x2, Patriots x3, Steelers x2, and so forth, and how many teams go from great records one year to horrible records the next, that mediocrity is the name of the game in today’s NFL. Get one or two dominant players (Manning, Brady, hell even Fitzgerald this year) and a few good players on your team and you too can earn a great record. Remember when the conference championship games and the Super Bowl included the best teams in the league? Today it seems like it’s just the teams that got lucky, healthy, and/or hot at the right time. Please, the Steelers and the Cardinals were certainly not the “best” teams in the league this year. Give us all a break – no more modern-day comparisons to the glory years of either the 49ers, Cowboys, Steelers (70s), and so forth – none of today’s team could compare with those.

  6. Justin,

    You were the only one to actually consider the joke that is the NFL today–I was attempting to make fun of what has become of our #1 sport of choice in America. Here is the best definition of “Parody”:

    “A parody exists when one imitates a serious piece of work, such as literature, music or artwork, for a humorous or satirical effect.” Nice job! In my opinion the NFL is a joke compared to the era of the 1980’s.

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