Flair gives 49ers pep talk tonight

The San Francisco 49ers management tonight surprised the team by bringing in Ric Flair to give them  a pep talk for their playoff game tomorrow at Lambeau Field against the Green  Bay Packers.

As mentioned a few weeks back in the Observer, Flair had become a big favorite of a lot of the players this season and they would watch tapes of his interviews on Saturday nights before the games.  It got to where a lot of the players were memorizing the interviews and doing Ric Flair promos.

When management saw how popular he had become, and with their close relationship with WWE (the 49ers were behind the bid to get WrestleMania in Santa Clara, CA, in 2015), they contacted WWE and put it together.

I was told that the players went nuts when he came in the room, particularly the players from Southern states.  Flair may be coming to all the games as long as they remain alive in the playoffs although Flair made a joke about hoping they don't have to play the Panthers, which, if the 49ers win, that's who they are playing. 

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