If three years ago someone had predicted that the San Francisco 49ers would be playing in this year's Super Bowl, most listeners would have dropped and ROFL'd (rolled on the floor laughing) in their face.
But here they are. Like colored leggings and denim on denim, Colin Kaepernick and Co. are bringing the '80s back and looking to ignite a new era of greatness. The team that finished a measly 6-10 in 2010, now carries an 11-4-1 regular season record into the Super Bowl, after finishing 2011 with a 13-3 regular season mark.
Ray Lewis' retirement campaign and Harbaugh sibling rivalry aside, the 49ers have something bigger driving them on Sunday. They have a record to protect.
San Francisco has gone to the Super Bowl five times; they've never lost. This Sunday, that streak is on the line. As a pump-up for the big game, here's a look back at the five Super Bowl victories that brought about the second California Gold Rush.
Which one stands out as the greatest Super Bowl victory of them all?