The San Francisco 49ers are experiencing success for the first time in eight years. They are so far ahead of the expectations given to them that all critics can do is make excuses.
Many playoff-caliber teams are built off pure talent and enough hard work to match their measly opponent the next week.
The 49ers are a little different though. Their talented inner core is protected by an extremely tough backbone and a clear path to success led by coach Jim Harbaugh. On the field, their blue-collar attitude and hard-pressing defense is what stands out.
But there's more to meets the eye, and in the locker room, it's a whole different story. The team is led by a bunch of goobers and goofy, teenage boys stuck inside the bodies of men.
The 49ers are one team that is made up of many different personas that have been melted together into a melting pot of success. Here are the players that symbolize these personas.