San Fransisco 49ers

The San Fransisco 49ers, or 'Niners as some call them, are members of the Western Division of the NFC in the NFL. They won four super bowl games games in the 1980's and won at least 10 games for 16 straight seasons.  Second only to the Pittsburgh Steelers for the record of most super bowl wins, and fifth including "pre-super bowl era" wins, the 49ers are one heck of a team! Their Mascot is steeped in History. Sourdough Sam is a 49er in the sense that he rushed to California during the Gold Rush. (1849) Though his Mascot costume may not be fearsome, actually it's very friendly, he is a big part of the team.

Location-San Fransisco, California
Claim to Fame-The 49ers have won five super bowls. (XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV, and XXIX.)
Claim to Fame-The 49ers are the only NFL team to win Super Bowls back-to-back under different head coaches (Bill Walsh and George Seifert).
Fast Fact-This team was the first NFL franchise to win 5 super bowls and is still the only team to win 5 Super Bowls in 14 years time.

Name-Sourdough Sam

Why 49?
The 49ers are named after the group of Gold Prospectors who moved to California to pan for gold during 1849. However, many people mistakenly think that they are the 49ers because San Fransisco is 7 by 7 miles. (49 square miles.)