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Goodbye, Candlestick Park!

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Posted: 07/14/2014 2:36 PM

Goodbye, Candlestick Park! 


The memories will be missed but not the stadium, it was time to move on to something new.  I wish I was able to be at the flag football game this past weekend. Some of the guys still looked as though they could suit up today.

What was you all favorite moment and favorite player(s) to take the field.   For me, I was sort young but can remember The Catch I but my favorite moment would have to be T.O with The Catch II.  I was a HUGE Niner fan and can remember the pesky Packers owning us year in and year out so it was nice finally getting passed them.  My favorite players were Rice, Lott, Hanks, Young, Montana, Craig in no particular order. Also, I like to say Eddie D needs to be in the HOF, the best owner EVER!



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Posted: 07/14/2014 2:54 PM

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One of my favorite plays was the last play, when Bowman returned that INT. Turned an almost disastrous situation (as far as playoffs were concerned) and turned it on a dime
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Posted: 07/14/2014 3:36 PM

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I didn't pay much attention to the Legends of Candlestick flag football thing, but I got curious to see which players took part, so went and looked at the rosters.

I was somewhat amused at Dana Stubblefield being part of the non-49ers all-stars. He played most of his career with the 49ers and by far his most "relevant" period was as a 49er, as it encompassed his years as a rising star (including Defensive Rooke of the Year award) and Defensive Player of the Year award, not to mention all his All Pro and Pro Bowl appearances. Why not put Charles Haley on the other team, too? tongue

Ex-49ers like Terry Kirby and Mike Sherrard are also mildly amusing, but I can't really claim that they're strongly associated with the 49ers.

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Posted: 07/14/2014 4:21 PM

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I would vote for the Catch II as well (I was also too young to appreciate The Catch I).  And many of my other favorite Candlestick moments came when it was used as a baseball field.  But to throw some other top 49ers moments into the discussion, I'd add Jerry Rice's record-breaking TD catch against the Raiders on MNF and The Catch III against the Saints.

Favorite Candlestick-era players for me (other than the Mt. Rushmore of Montana, Rice, Lott, and Young) were Haley, Bryant Young, Hanks, William Floyd, Deion (while it lasted), and Willis and Bowman off the current team.
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Posted: 07/14/2014 4:23 PM

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Yea and where was Jose Cortez?  LOL   surprised



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