Last night, after Patrick Mahomes charged his way toward another Super Bowl victory with the Kansas City Chiefs, I watched my cousin punch a hole in the wall. He was hardly alone in his disappointment — it was a loss that the Niners Faithful will likely never forget.
In the past 14 seasons, the 49ers have appeared in seven NFC Championship games and reached the Super Bowl three times. And yet — whether under coach Jim Harbaugh or Mike Shannahan; whether Colin Kaepernick or Brock Purdy is behind center; whether defensively anchored by Patrick Willis or Fred Warner; whether Christian McCaffrey or Deebo Samuel are healthy or injured — it hasn’t been enough.
As sadness, rage and and anxiety spread across Niner Nation today, here’s how some of the team’s fans and well-known supporters — from rappers to sportswriters to the team’s “official post-game ranter” — are coping.
Beloved Niners advocate and sports radio host Bonta Hill was reflective and even vulnerable — rare for a publicly vociferous football addict — in his post-game reaction: