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The Rape of Colorado or 55 to 10 [Superbowl]

Ken, who was at the 49er Super Bowl party that fateful day in January 1990. Before the festivities, he predicted, conservatively, a 28-17 San Francisco victory. By halftime the 49ers had scored 28 points.

The Rape of Colorado or 55 to 10 [Superbowl]

Not to acknowledge nor be beleaguered by creative, newfangled commercials promoting remodeled, but same old consumptive messages, Sutro Tower Video checked the archives and elevated classic commercials, such as this Twinkles cereal opus, into its version of football madness.

The Rape of Colorado or 55 to 10 [Superbowl]

A dejected John Elway, who failed his Denver team miserably, during the most important game of the 1989 season, which happened in January 1990. By this juncture in football lore, Denver was suffering from the "always a bridesmaid, never a bride" syndrome.

The Rape of Colorado or 55 to 10 [Superbowl]

KGO news and sports reporters, Pete Wilson and Dan Lovett, at the Parade of Champions saluting the 49ers. These reporters also featured prominently in the Sutro Tower Video "Field of Nightmares," produced several months earlier.

The Rape of Colorado or 55 to 10 [Superbowl]

In the fantasy department, how San Francisco, noted as a fickle town when it comes to its sports teams, treated savior Joe Montana in 1999 after the 49ers predicted loss in the globalized Super Bowl. Though nary a single Sutro Tower Video prediction from 1989 actually did transpire by 1999, at least the internet had happened by then.

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Rev. 2015