A Nearly Perfect Season: The Inside Story of the 1984 San by Chris Willis

By Chris Willis

The San Francisco 49ers entered the 1984 season made up our minds to erase the reminiscence in their 3 aspect loss to the Washington Redskins within the NFC Championship video game the yr ahead of. Nineteen video games later, they'd not just received the great Bowl, they'd redefined NFL historical past by way of turning into the 1st workforce to win 18 video games in one season. Led by means of corridor of status head trainer invoice Walsh and destiny corridor of repute gamers Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott, and Fred Dean, the 1984 San Francisco 49ers accomplished the season with only one defeat.

A approximately ideal Season: the interior tale of the 1984San Francisco 49ers chronicles the tale of 1 of the best groups in NFL background. via in-depth study and broad interviews, Chris Willis information each point of this memorable season, from the preseason education camp via large Bowl XIX. inside of tales from the 49ers are delivered to lifestyles in colourful element, together with Joe Montana’s penchant for stealing teammates’ motorcycles in the course of camp, the gamers’ pre-game superstitions, and what went on within the 49ers’ locker room earlier than large Bowl XIX. moreover, Chris Willis had whole entry to invoice Walsh’s video game plans and assembly tapes, revealing the serious practise the trainer and his employees went via to provide their staff the best probability for fulfillment at the box.

Featuring unique interviews with greater than 30 gamers from the team—including Dwaine Board, Roger Craig, Fred Dean, Keith Fahnhorst, Riki Ellison, man McIntyre, and Keena Turner—and interviews with the coaches and the overall supervisor, this booklet offers a desirable behind-the-scenes account of a season to recollect.

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