Originally written September 18, 2012 on Football Nation:
Literacy is apparently not a requirement to play for San Francisco.Either that, or the 49ers have a vastly over-inflated view of their accomplishment on Sunday night.To be fair, the Detroit Lions came in and were forced to play San Franciso's style of football. The 49ers played better. They took advantage of their opportunities. They won the game.Since the final seconds ticked off the clock, however, San Francisco players have been screaming to the nation about how they 'dominated' the Lions. They are the best team in the NFL because they 'dominated the Lions.'Sorry, San Diego. Your 28 point blow-out of the Titans was nice, but how can it possibly compare to the 27-19 destruction of the Lions?Seattle? Houston? You both better hang your heads and try again, too.In order to be clear, for those who may not understand (the 49ers), the word 'dominant' is usually accompanied by other words, like 'blow-out' and phrases like 'running up the score.'...
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