San Francisco 49ers

Founded: 1946
Team Owner: Jed York
Head Coach: Jim Tomsula
Team Icon: Joe Montana
Overall Record: 549-434-16
Fight Songs: We Are The 49ers
NFL Championships: 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1994
Stadium: Levi's Stadium (2014–present)
Stadium Capacity: 68,500
City: Santa Clara, CA
Previous Stadiums: Kezar Stadium (1946–1970), Candlestick Park (1971–2013)
Website: www.49ers.com
San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers are one of the few teams who have never changed their city name or nickname. They have been the San Francisco 49ers ever since their inception in 1946. They really should have waited a few years and had their inaugural season 1949, but they screwed that up. When you think 49ers, you conjure up those gold helmets and red jerseys, however, their original colors were silver, red, and white.

Once San Francisco was awarded a franchise, they obviously needed a name. Rumor has it that a couple of the owner's wives got together and suggested the nickname 49ers to honor the settlers who flocked west as part of the 1849 gold rush in the Sierra Nevada mountains east of San Francisco. Why they originally went with silver, red, and white instead of gold, red, and white has yet to be solved and leaves me scratching my head in bewilderment. 


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