*aug 24, 1998*

Are You Ready For Some Football?
 
      Ahh, it's that time of the year.  School is starting.  Baseball is ending.
Football is starting.  I don't know about you, but I am ready for the 1998
football season to get underway.  Being the 49er fan that I am, there is one
particular reason why this 1998 season is so exciting - the return of Jerry
Rice.  Many people doubt that he can return to his old form.  I personaly 
think that all of those doubts are just making him work that much harder.
It should be interesting to see how the three wide receiver formation works
out with Rice, Owens, and Stokes.  Gerrison Hearst is healthy and ready to
take the load in the back position.  Then there is Steve Young.  With the 
addition of ex-Eagle Ty Detmer, Young has been given the green light to return
to his old form.  That means no more throwing the ball away when there isn't
anybody open.  Young has been given clearence to take off whenever needed.
I am very excited about the upcoming football season.  Are you ready for some
football?  I know I am!

Go Niners!
                                                        Chris Kelley