Special Sub-Topic: All About the Niners 
|The San Francisco 49ers were charter members of which organization in 1946?|
All-America Football Conference. The 49ers were charter members of the All-America Football Conference in 1946. When the AAFC folded in 1950, they joined the NFL.
|Where did the 49ers play for the first 25 seasons of the franchise?|
Kezar Stadium. The 49ers started out playing in Kezar Stadium in 1946. They stayed there until moving for the 1971 season to Candlestick Park.
|The San Francisco 49ers were the first team to use the offensive formation called the shotgun.|
t. Named by Coach Red Hickey in 1960, the 49ers used this offensive surprise to beat the Baltimore Colts. Shotgun formation refers to the quarterback lining up several yards behind the center to gain extra throwing time.
|Who was the first coach of the 49ers?|
Buck Shaw. Lawrence "Buck" Shaw was the first coach of the San Francisco franchise. He stayed until after the 1954 season.
|Which original San Francisco owner's sudden death sparked a motivational come-from-behind win during the 1957 season?|
Tony Morabito. Tony Morabito, his brother Vincent and two other lumber company partners were the original owners of the team. The brothers soon purchased full rights to the Niners. During a 49ers-Bears game in 1957, Tony collapsed and died. News of his death was told to the team at half-time by a note given to Coach Frankie Albert. The team rallied from the 17-7 half-time deficit to come back and win 21-17.
|Upon entering the NFL, when was the 49ers first winning season?|
1951. The first season in the NFL was 1950. They finished with a 3-9 record. During their second NFL season they went 7-4-1.
|What was the first season to see an NFL Playoff appearance by the 49ers?|
1957. In the 1957 season and their 8th in the NFL, San Francisco saw playoff action. They lost a Western Conference Playoff game to the Lions 31-27.
|Who did the San Francisco 49ers defeat in their first trip to the Super Bowl?|
Cincinnati Bengals. In Super Bowl XVI, the Niners beat the Bengals 26-21 capping off a successful 1981 season.
|In Super Bowl XIX, who did the 49ers play?|
Miami Dolphins. The Niners played Miami in Super Bowl XIX, the 1984 season Championship Game. The game was played January 20, 1985 in Stanford Stadium, Stanford California. The Niners won 38-16.
|Which team did the 49ers play in two of their first five Super Bowls?|
Cincinnati Bengals. The 49ers played Cincinnati in two of their first five Super Bowl appearances. The Niners won both Championship games.
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