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Local 49ers fans proud of team after loss

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Niners fans Dan Samsky, center, and Kimberly Geiskopf, right, react during the Super Bowl game against the Baltimore Raven Sunday at Harry's Sportsman's lounge. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

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From page A3 | February 04, 2013 |

FAIRFIELD — Their deafening screams were unmistakable – 49ers fans, on their feet, screamed at the top of their lungs as their team turned around what could have been an utterly crushing defeat.

For diehard 49ers fans, seeing their team make it all the way to the Super Bowl was enough. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, as the 49ers trailed the Ravens by two points with 10 minutes left in the game, there was hope left in fans’ voices.

At Harry’s Sportman’s Lounge, the mood in the bar lifted when the 49ers started to pick up their game after a bizarre blackout.

Owner Harry Petterson said, with the exception of a few enthusiastic Ravens fans, his bar was much quieter as the game went into halftime. But at the fourth, casual and diehard 49ers alike shifted the mood and made sure Ravens fans and 49er haters knew it.

John Johnson, a 49er fan, said he called his team’s turnaround after the blackout.

“At halftime I said the game is about to change,” he said.

Some Raiders fans showed up to support a Bay Area team making it to the Super Bowl, though most opted not to sport gold and red. Marianne Viramontes is a diehard Raiders fan, but she wasn’t heavily invested in either team.

“I give a shout out to whoever wins,” she said.

San Francisco 49ers fans still didn’t give up as the Ravens’ lead increased with four minutes left.

“Who got it better than us? Nobody,” Sal Cardinale said.

But Raiders fan John Reposa wasn’t having it. He wore his Raiders jacket over his Oakland A’s shirt as he screamed “Raiders” as the game turned sour for the 49ers.

“Now they’re messing up,” he said.

Fans stuck out though, even with four seconds left on the clock as the Ravens punted to the 49ers.

It wasn’t the win they wanted, but fans agreed it was a good game. Bob Bradford said he really had faith his team could win it. Though the loss was disappointing, he said they played the best game they could.

“It was a good game,” he said.

Johnson was in shock after such an electrifying comeback, but he was still proud of his team.

“They played well,” he said. “It was a good, clean Super Bowl.”

Reach Heather Ah San at 427-6977 or hahsan@dailyrepublic.net. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeatherMalia.

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San covers Rio Vista, features and general news for the Daily Republic. She received her bachelors of art degree from the University of Oregon.
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  • G-ManFebruary 04, 2013 - 3:26 am

    You always hear that just making it to the Bowl is enough...Can't believe a die hard fan would really think that..I'm not a '49er fan by any means..but those guys played hard and smart and by all rights they deserved that game...Great game 49'ers you took the Silver...

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  • Rich GiddensFebruary 04, 2013 - 8:46 am

    This is truly a schadenfraude moment for me. The cartoon character ''Nelson'' from TV's ''The Simpons'' said it best: Ha-Ha!

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