It’s the most wonderful time of the year. You know what that means, it’s the playoffs! I am talking about the pro football playoffs. This year is especially exciting because my 49ers are actually in the playoffs. It has been a long dry spell. Today [January 10th] marks the anniversary of “The Catch”. That is when Joe Montana hit Dwight Clark in the end zone with 51 seconds left in the NFC Championship game. The contest was between the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. “The Catch” set up a successful extra point kick by Ray Wersching that lifted the 49ers to a 28-27 victory and a trip to Super Bowl XVI. Since then the 49ers have been to five Super Bowls and been victorious in each of them [YEAY!]. The 49ers have a long and distinguished history, beginning in 1946, but the Cowboys were a hurtle that they could somehow never getting past. That all changed on January 10th 1982.

Since then they have been victors in Super Bowl XVI – 49ERS vs. Bengals [26-21],Super Bowl XIX – 49ERS vs. Dolphins [38-16], Super Bowl XXIII – 49ERS vs. Bengals Super Bowl XXIV[20-16],  – 49ERS vs. Broncos Super Bowl [55-10], XXIX – 49ERS vs. Chargers [49-26].

The 49ers remain the only team in NFL history to appear in more than one Super Bowl without ever losing.

We have several books about the 49ers and some of their popular players [Jerry Rice, Joe Montanta]. You could look for them among the 796.33s in the Library, both in the Adult non-fiction and the Juveniles. See you at the Library and Go Niners!

Posted by Estel.