VACAVILLE -- Missing out on the chance to watch their team play in the Super Bowl is heartbreaking for San Francisco 49ers fans, young and old -- and the Price family of Vacaville in Solano County has the video evidence to prove it.
Sunday's NFC Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants ended in overtime when the Giants kicked the winning field goal. Now, the Giants face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis.
The 49ers' loss was a sad day for local preschooler Johnny Price. Tuesday was even harder, though. That's when the 4-year-old came to the realization that his team wouldn't be playing in the Super Bowl.
"I wanted the 49ers to be in the Super Bowl," a tearful Johnny sobbed when his father, Ryan Price, got home from work.
Price recorded the tearful conversation and then posted the 49-second video footage on YouTube for family to enjoy.
It's reaching a much bigger audience.
By Thursday evening, the video had surpassed 76,000 views and Johnny was in a better mood. Sporting a fresh haircut and throwing around a football with his dad, Johnny is already preparing for the next sports season -- Oakland Athletics baseball season, that is -- with a big foam finger and baseball cap.
Jed York, 49ers owner, spotted the recording and then commented on Twitter. "Couldn't have said it better myself," York tweeted.
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