A few weeks ago, Cody and I were lucky enough to be able to attend the Legends of Candlestick game at the famous Candlestick Park in San Francisco. As some of you may know, Candlestick Park is set to be torn down now that the San Francisco 49ers have their new Levi’s Stadium. To honor the park and give fans a chance to watch one last game at “The Stick”, HP hosted a flag football game pitting a bunch of the 49er legends against some legendary all stars. I’m talking players like Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, and Steve Young against Dan Marino and Tim Brown!
Now, I’m really not that big of a football fan (though I am 49er faithful), but Cody is. Cody played football back when we were in high school, helped win a championship, and was awarded the All League Kicker title. He loves football. He lives for football. He is obsessed with the 49ers. Needless to say, he was in heaven. And even though I’m not that into sports, I definitely knew some of these names and how awesome it was that I was able to see them in action together. (My grandma used to swoon over Joe Montana). I had never been to Candlestick Park before, but I understood the history of the place and after seeing it in person, I am so glad to be able to say I have seen a game there.
The game was great. They weren’t sold out by any means; in fact, I had thought there would’ve been a better turn out for such an event. Nonetheless, it was still pretty crowded, and pretty damn magical. The lines for food were horrendous, as is to be expected at any sporting event, but once I got my very first cliché beer at a football game, I was happy. And Cody of course bought a commemorative T-shirt that reads “Never Before, Never Again”. We went with my family and had a blast. It was definitely a once in a lifetime event.