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The Death of the 49ers

Updated: January 2, 2003, 1:38 PM ET
By Hunter S. Thompson | Page 2 columnist

I was just sitting down by the fire with a rare little hardcover book about "The Generals of Ghengis Khan" on Monday night, when I remembered that the final game of the NFL's regular season was about to start on TV, and I was not watching.

"Holy moley!" I shouted to Anita. "What the hell is wrong with us? Are we sick?" I quickly abandoned the book and rushed into my lounge, where a handful of people were drinking gin and brewing up some Jimson weed tea as they shuffled piles of money ...

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