Almost any ranking of all-time 49ers is quantified by Super Bowl rings. The five-count, Lombardi Trophy display in their lobby demands it.
At least until Frank Gore chimed in on social media Wednesday night, responding to a Twitter post asking for the “ultimate sports duo.”
Gore’s choice: He and Joe Staley.
And why not pair the 49ers’ all-time rushing leader with their best offensive lineman of his generation?