EXCLUSIVE: 49er Super Bowl collapse revealed

Was it “Mahomes Magic” or something else…?

News with a Twist

Five days after the San Francisco 49ers blew a 10-point fourth quarter lead in Super Bowl LIV, Around the Block can reveal to the world one of the reasons for the team’s collapse.

Sources inside the 49er organization told Around the Block, on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak, what really happened in those last eight minutes of the big game. We are only now revealing this information because those sources required a five-day hold on the the scoop to allow the global sports media and TV talking heads the opportunity to do their conventional analyses of the game.

Here’s the real story.

With about eight minutes left in the game San Francisco had the ball. Huddling up, Niners quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo received a strange admonition in his helmet headset: “If you lose, you won’t have to go!

As Garoppolo looked to the sidelines for guidance, he saw, like an apparition, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling on the sideline giving more instructions into Jimmy’s headset: “If you win, you’ll have to go to the White House and meet with you know who. You really don’t want to be subjected to that!” Garoppolo nodded and instead of giving his teammates the next play, he told them what had happened. All 11 agreed with Kap, breaking the huddle whispering, “We’re no saps, lose one for Kap!”

After going three and out, Garoppolo returned to the sidelines, headed straight to defensive team leader Richard Sherman and told him what the offense had agreed on. Sherman immediately stuck in fist in the air, said, “Right on” and told the defense, “let’s lose one for Kap!”

Make no mistake – this revelation in no way diminishes the “Miracle of Mahomes;” he is, truly, the best quarterback in the NFL. But perhaps he was helped along a tiny bit by the “Courage of Kap,” the “Ghost of Football Past.”

Published by Ted Block

Ted Block is a veteran “Mad Man,” having spent 45+ years in the advertising industry. During his career, he was media director of several advertising agencies, including Benton & Bowles in New York and Foote, Cone and Belding in San Francisco; account management director on clients as varied as Clorox, Levi’s and the California Raisin Advisory Board (yes, Ted was responsible for the California Dancing Raisins campaign); and regional director for Asia based in Tokyo for Foote, Cone where he was also the founding president of FCB’s Japanese operations. Ted holds a Bachelor’s degree in communications from Queens College and, before starting in advertising, served on active duty as an officer on USS McCloy (DE-1038) in the U.S. Navy. Besides writing Around the Block, Ted is also a guest columnist for the Palm Beach Post.

12 thoughts on “EXCLUSIVE: 49er Super Bowl collapse revealed

  1. I guess that the team from the great state of Kansas couldn’t see the bigger picture those fools just played into the 49ers’ hands.


    1. Right. Plus, the person who occupies the WH would be more comfortable with the team that he thinks is dfrom Kansas as opposed to California. Note: KC is in Missouri.


      1. Oh yeah, there is a Kansas City, Kansas adjacent to, and named after Kansas City, Missouri, where the Chiefs are from. Trump just doesn’t understand that.


  2. “Let’s lose one for Kap!”—love it——makes great sense then….avoiding a visit to the White House! Sad that it has come to this…but I can understand why your 49 team would have consensus!


  3. “Let’s lose one for Kap!”—-love it——makes great sense then for the 49er team to blow the game! Anything to avoid the visit to the White House! Sad that it has come to this, but understandable!


  4. “Let’s lose one for Kap!”—-love it——makes great sense then for the 49er team to blow the game! Anything to avoid the visit to the White House! Sad that it has come to this, but understandable!


  5. That Garoppolo, what a mensch, that goes for the entire 49er team. They had the best reason in the world to lose the Big One💥



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