The 49ers are returning to the Super Bowl

“The San Francisco 49ers blew out the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship on Sunday, securing their spot in Super Bowl LIV,” as The Chronicle is reporting. “The Niners will make their first Super Bowl appearance since 2013, when their Colin Kaepernick-led squad fell to the Baltimore Ravens, 34-31.”

We celebrate our family milestones with the Niners (and Miami):

—Shannon and I met on Jan. 28, 1989, in San Francisco while watching the Super Bowl at the home of our mutual friend Sam T. Harper. The Niners beat the Bengals in Miami (where I landed my first job at the South Florida Sun Sentinel after grad school in 1982). We dated, got married in 5/91 and had a son in 4/2002.


—Flash forward to 2020. Our son Mitchell is graduating from high school and going to Johns Hopkins University — the same year the Niners return to the Super Bowl — in Miami, no less.

Milestones. And the 49ers. The circles of our lives. Ha!

(Photo: Ms Koningsdam on 12/24/2018, out of Miami)

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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