I haven't seen you posting here before so I imagine you were a lurker until we started winning. Personally the amount of skin deep press we get like other teams is trash. I know more about this team than 95% of the ESPN analysts so what do I care? We win these two games we take control of the wild card and possibly division. That's what I care about.
I have been on this message board since before it crashed in 2008. I post regularly, I just don't binge post. Whether you are familiar with me or not really doesn't mean anything at all. So quit the internet tough guy act. Secondly, because you don't know me, don't question my allegiance to the team. You don't know poo in that department either.
It isn't about publicity. The 49ers and Patriots are good football teams that are winning this season. Therefore, they are a good measuring stick as to where this team currently stands once we face them on the field. Of course all that is important is winning, no mystery there. I am merely saying the these are two playoff caliber teams. How we play against them speaks volumes about the legitimacy of of the contention of this team this year. Period.