The San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame is proud to bring you the greatest moments and most colorful characters from the team’s 70 years of history, though if you’re asking about certain events that happened between 2010 and 2014, we don’t know what you’re talking about.
Visit us at Levi’s Stadium and enjoy these new exhibits for spring of 2015:
THE JIM TOMSULA TIMELINE
Relive the rise of Jim Tomsula, who took over as 49ers interim head coach for the final game of the 2010 season and, we’re fairly certain, has remained in the position ever since.
MEN OF THE MONOGRAM
Our rotating series spotlighting famous 49ers with specific combinations of initials takes a look at San Francisco’s great JHs. Learn more about John Harty, Jewel Hampton, Joe Hastings and – because players can’t win by themselves – highly regarded assistant coach Jim Hostler.
WHO’S GOT IT BETTER THAN US?
The fascinating story of the slogan than defined the 49ers of 2011-2014, a chant that spontaneously emerged from the mouths of thousands of Niners fans and eventually found its way onto placards and audio recordings, with no assistance from anyone on the coaching staff.
A tribute to 49ers legend George Seifert, the laid-back, silver-haired leader who remains the only head coach to take the Niners to three consecutive NFC Championship Games (1992-94).
NOT BAD GUYS AFTER ALL
Sometimes you have to give it up for the opposite team, the men who bring out the best in you. Here, the museum honors opposing coaches who earned our respect – Pete Carroll, Jim Schwartz, Kevin Gilbride and this guy John who coaches the Baltimore Ravens.
Enter our photo gallery recalling memorable 49ers body parts. Get an up-close look at Ronnie Lott’s surgically severed finger, Y.A. Tittle’s bald head, Merton Hanks’ giraffe-like neck, Gary Johnson’s legendary big hands, Ted Washington’s prodigious gut, Ray Wersching’s back hair and absolutely nobody’s chipped tooth or bent pinky.
COLIN KAEPERNICK: SELF-MADE MAN
Cut to the present, in which quarterback Colin Kaepernick has firmly taken the offensive reins in San Francisco. Unlike most NFL quarterbacks, Kaepernick has learned the nuances of the pro game completely on his own, in a near-vacuum, with virtually no input from former quarterbacks who later got into coaching.
THE MAN IN KHAKIS
Another tribute to a great 49ers head coach. This one gives a long-overdue pat on the back to Steve Mariucci, the lovable “Mooch,” who occasionally wore khaki pants when he coached the Niners from 1997 to 2002.
IT WAS MUTUAL
In our ongoing effort to link football with wider societal issues, we remember noted Mutual Partings in and out of the world of sports. Remember these two-sided breakups? Paul McCartney and John Lennon… John Fox and the Denver Broncos… Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin… North and South Korea… Keith Olbermann and MSNBC… and because, yes, it happens here, too: the 49ers and Scot McLoughan.