MAF SUPERBOWL RALLY FOR THE TROOPS
The Ravens fans have taken an early lead, but there’s still plenty of time for Niners fans to come back! Vote for which team you think will win by sponsoring a package full of goodies for the troops!
SUPERBOWL XLVII is only ten days away so time is running out to participate in our Super Bowl challenge to all of our pro-troops supporters out there. Whether you happen to be a 49ers fan, Ravens fan, or just a football fan, the whole mission at the end of the day is to support our TROOPS serving overseas. They are the real winners in this competition and they deserve our thanks and gratitude.
We will be sending a special shipment of care packages to a unit in Afghanistan from the winning team’s state. Some lucky troops from either California or Maryland will receive a special shipment of boxes with Super Bowl gifts as well as the same coffee, cookies, gatorade, beef jerky and other items they love!
To support your favorite team, click one of the links below and sponsor a care package for our troops in Afghanistan full of goodies that the troops will love!
The Super Bowl will be an incredible game between two of the league’s best teams. Both have playmakers on both sides of the ball and it’s impossible to say who will win. As you get ready to watch the game you can decide to help the brave troops who watch over you by sending them a care package.
Our care packages include…
MAF Care Packages Include:
Ocean Spray Craisins Trail Mix
Painted Hills Beef Jerky
Candy Diplomacy Jelly Beans
For The Troops CDs
Diana Nagy “The Journey of Life” CDs
|Planters Nuts or Trail Mix
Hot Apple Cider
Most Importantly, a Personal note from YOU!
WE WILL ALSO INCLUDE SPECIAL SUPERBOWL ITEMS TO BE ANNOUNCED!
|Top 10 Memorable 49ers Super Bowl Moments
by Kevin Lynch
The San Francisco Chronicle
Jan 24, 2013The 49ers’ 10 Most Memorable Super Bowl Moments:1. The first on everyone’s list is the 10-yard scoring strike from Joe Montana to John Taylor with 34 seconds left to beat the Bengals in Super Bowl XXIII, 20-16. The play – 20 halfback curl, X-up – started off with fullback Tom Rathman lining up on the wrong side of the formation. It made no difference as the Bengals double teamed Jerry Rice and Roger Craig which left Taylor open. The played ended a 11-play, 92-yard drive that also contained some other memorable moments.2. The 49ers’ most dramatic Super Bowl win came over the Bengals in Super Bowl XVI in January of 1982 in freezing Detroit and in Super Bowl XXIII in sultry Miami in January of 1989. The 49ers’ first Super Bowl win in Detroit was known more for it’s goal-line stand in third quarter to repel the surging Bengals from closing within six points. The 49ers took a 20-0 lead to halftime, but on 4th-and-goal from the 2, 250-pound Bengals running back Pete Johnson thundered up the middle but ran into a wall of 49ers, including defensive tackle Archie Reese.
3. Linebacker Dan Bunz made the play that he would be known for the rest of his life against the Bengals in Super Bowl XVI. Facing a third-and-goal from the 49ers’ 1, Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson flared a pass out to fullback Charles Alexander. Bunz read it perfectly and pasted Alexander right after the catch. Alexander was thrown for a 1-yard loss and the 49ers held on the next play which helped preserve the 49ers’ eventual 26-21 win.
4. Little known during The Drive that won Super Bowl XXIII over the Bengals was a key 27-yard catch by Jerry Rice that got the 49ers back into scoring position. With just over two minutes left, center Randy Cross was called for illegal man down field, which took the 49ers from the Bengals 35 to the 45. But on the next play, Montana found Rice for a 27-yard reception over the middle to get the 49ers to the Bengals’ 18. Two plays later, Montana hissed a 10-yard scoring pass to John Taylor with 34 seconds left to win the game.
5. The signature offensive play in the 49ers’ first Super Bowl was an 11-yard scoring pass from Joe Montana to Earl Cooper. The score helped build a 20-0 first-half lead, which the 49ers would need to hold off the Bengals for the eventual 26-21 victory. Cooper’s leaping spike of the ball was also a lasting image from the game.
6. The 49ers’ overwhelming 55-10 stomping of the Broncos in Super Bowl XXIV was not much of a game and therefore had few stirring moments. However, the signature drive of the game occurred in the second quarter with the 49ers ahead 13-3. They embarked on a 14-play, 7-minute drive that mainly featured fullback (now 49ers running backs coach) Tom Rathman. He accounted for 42 of the drive’s 69 yards and was Joe Montana’s only receiver on the march. He also made the big catch of the day, spearing a 9-yard pass thrown behind him to get the ball to the Broncos’ 3. Rathman would then score a play later on a 1-yard plunge.
7. Super Bowl XIX was another lopsided affair with the 49ers thrashing Dan Marino and the Dolphins 38-16 at Stanford Stadium. It punctuated a brilliant season for the most dominant 49ers team in history. They went 15-1 that year and in the Super Bowl, Joe Montana upstaged the heralded Marino by throwing for 331 yards, three scores and rushing for 59 more yards. The signature play was halfback Roger Craig snatching a 16-yard touchdown pass from Montana and churning into the end zone with his big eyes gleaming and his high knees pumping. He looked unbeatable and on that day, he and his teammates were.
8. Super Bowl XXIX turned out to be another romp. The heavily favored 49ers flattened the Chargers 49-26 on a comfortable Miami evening. The best play of the game came on the third play. Facing a four-deep zone designed to take away the deep pass, quarterback Steve Young threaded a precise pass to Jerry Rice for a 44-yard touchdown. The play almost never happened. Guard Harris Barton tried to get Young to call an audible because smoke from a pregame ceremony still draped the field. Barton thought Rice might not be able to see the ball. Turns out the 49ers were smoking hot, and that’s the play that got them started.
9. Not every memorable moment involved a play on the field. One image endured following Super Bowl XXIII. After the 49ers’ thrilling win in the last minute, an exuberant John Frank, then a 49ers tight end, lifted up owner Eddie DeBartolo and accidentally slapped his head into a locker. DeBartolo conducted the rest of his interviews with a prominent bump swelling on his forehead.
10. In the 49ers’ first Super Bowl, the team was understandably nervous. But what increased their anxiety was a horrendous traffic jam en route to the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. Bad weather and then-Vice President George Bush’s motorcade snarled traffic. The equipment staff took an earlier bus to set up the locker room, so coach Bill Walsh stood up in the bus and said, “Don’t worry, Chico just threw a touchdown pass to Cosmo.” Chico Norton and George Cosmo were the heads of the equipment staff, and the joke drew laughs and helped settle nerves.
Last year, we ran a similar competition between New England Patriots and New York Giants fans. The NY GIants fans donated more, and as it turned out, the Giants won the Superbowl! Your donation could decide who wins, so don’t wait, support your team now.
CHOOSE A TEAM AND SPONSOR A CARE PACKAGE – WE’RE KEEPING SCORE OF WHICH TEAM GETS THE MOST CARE PACKAGE DONATIONS! LET’S SEE WHO WINS MAF’S FANTASY SUPERBOWL!