Today, brothers and sisters in 9er fandom, is a significant day in the recognition of a team's arrival.
Today, our San Francisco 49ers have been raised to the top of every Power Ranking Structure a thorough Internet search could return - including ESPN's.
I imagine, for most of us, such recognition is nothing more than a reflection of what we've already known since last season. A simple affirmation that our team is a legitimate contender.
Still, such a small token gives me great satisfaction in knowing that our team is being recognized around the league as a force to be reckoned with. That after years of obscurity, the Niners are back atop the league.
Having said that, my questions are as follows...
Do you believe the Niners are "The Best Team in the NFL" right now?
Do you believe, all things remaining equal, that we are the SB favorites?
If you're not there yet, what will it take to get you there?