Talk has been cheap. It’s been abundant. It’s mostly been fun. But today, the gabaloney ends and the San Francisco 49ers take the field against the Green Bay Packers. Time to put up or be put down. We’re a cruel bunch, 9er guys. You do not want to get on our bad side!
For the moment, however, we are all smiles and full of lofty hopes. Across the fields and high atop the NFL peaks of excellence sits the Lombardi Trophy. The Holy Grail. Will our boys be waving that gaudy icon around in jubilant triumph next February? Or will we be milling around dejectedly in the streets along with the other delusional clowns, looking for our escaped goats?
It all begins today. Below are the final prognosticatory efforts from those of our readers who cared to vote: