I’ve rarely rooted for the team that ends up winning the Super Bowl.
As a kid I would usually pick the team I would cheer for based on just about anything other than what had happened on the field all year.
All of these were more important than player personnel and even regular season records.
This I the main reason why I’ve never rooted for the 49ers in a Super Bowl. For their first Super Bowl victories I held out against them for childish reasons.
I liked the Bengals helmets more than the Niners’ drab costuming.
There was a guy named Super-Duper who played for the Dolphins,
I preferred Ickey Woods’ dancing to Jerry Rice’s.
By the early 1990′s I had begun playing organized football; I was able to understand the nuance of the game in ways that helped me appreciate the 49ers gameplay.
This only meant that I was able to understand why they thoroughly dismantled my favorite teams.
I appreciated them, but I couldn’t like them.