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Niners bring back greats in Candlestick farewell season

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On Thursday night, the 49ers embarked on the final season to be played at Candlestick Park.  And they’ll be bidding farewell to the 53-year-old facility by bringing back some of the great players who played there.

First up was running back Roger Craig, per Daniel Brown of the San Jose Mercury News.  Craig served as honorary captain at the coin toss and he commemorated the No. 10 moment in stadium history:  The 30-3 win over the Rams in the 1989 NFC title game.

(There may be some mystery for No. 9 through No. 2, but the top moment is a fairly safe guess.)

Other players who’ll make appearances for the nine remaining games, excluding playoffs, include Ronnie Lott, Joe Montana, Dwight Clark, and others.

Next year, the 49ers christen the so-called Field of Jeans in Santa Clara, a high-tech, state-of-the-art facility that will host Super Bowl L.

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5 Responses to “Niners bring back greats in Candlestick farewell season”
  1. Samuel says: Aug 8, 2013 10:00 PM

    No mystery to Top 10 plays. Already revealed http://on.fb.me/1chOzw4

  2. sfniners4life says: Aug 9, 2013 1:21 AM

    Sweet, niners going bring one more ring back to the stick before its gone. I like the design of the new stadium but a part of me going miss the stick.

  3. patriots420 says: Aug 9, 2013 6:04 AM

    Maybe the new stadium will have metal detectors so visiting team fans don’t have to fear being shanked

  4. nananatman says: Aug 9, 2013 9:27 AM

    Joe Montana, Jerry Rice bring em in on the same day and have Joe put the ball up for him one more time. That would be a trip.

  5. braceyourselffor12 says: Aug 9, 2013 1:30 PM

    When they demolish the Stick I am going to be there and hopefully walk away with a piece of history. I’d treasure that more than a chunk of the Berlin Wall.

    GO NINERS!!!!!

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