How to Stop Being a Loser

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The San Francisco 49ers have not been to a Super Bowl in six years. Their last championship win was in 1995. In 2018, the team is planning to change that.(Photo: Lachlan Cunningham/Stringer)

Season 8, Episode 4

The San Francisco 49ers, one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world, also used to be one of the best. But they’ve been losing lately — a lot — and one of their players launched a controversy by taking a knee during the national anthem. So why is everyone there so optimistic? To find out, Stephen Dubner speaks with the team’s owner, head coach, general manager, and star players, including their new $137.5 million quarterback. (Ep. 2 of “The Hidden Side of Sports” series.)

To find out more, check out the podcast from which this hour was drawn: “How to Stop Being a Loser.”