All signs were pointing toward a San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl LIV victory, but then the Kansas City Chiefs put 21 points on the scoreboard in Q4 — and pulled the rug out from underneath the Niners and their now despondent fans.
Everything seemed good in the world: Shakira proved her hips, in fact, don’t lie, Jennifer Lopez again reminded millions she's still Jenny From The Block — and fierce as ever — at 50, and our city's beloved Niners were up 10 points going into the final quarter.
Then... then all hell broke loose. ESPN notes that San Francisco threw away a double-digit fourth-quarter lead when their offense couldn’t manage to stay on the field to prolong drives. Niners’ defense didn't fare any better, failing to come up with the timely stops they needed. So, when the clock ran out — moments after a final-minute 49ers drive came up short — the Chiefs came out on top with a 31-20 victory in Miami.
Legions of die-hard Niners fans were left heartbroken and grief-stricken, taking to Twitter to vent and mourn.
Even Joe Staley was in tears after the loss, saying to KNBR "it's tough to be in this moment right now."
But, nevertheless, let's not forget: 49er's offensive assistant coach Katie Sowers was the first ever openly gay, female coach to grace the Super Bowl.
Katie Sowers, an offensive assistant with the 49ers, is the first female and openly gay coach on the sidelines of the Super Bowlhttps://t.co/KUt03Vvk1P— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 2, 2020
Check back with us tomorrow when SFist contributor Daisy Barringer lets off some steam in her follow up piece on yesterday's reprised 'Daisy Does the Niners' column.
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