SF Giants legend Hunter Pence attended Sunday night's NFC Championship game between the Detroit Lions and the San Francisco 49ers. He was sporting a jersey of his kindred spirit on the 49ers: tight end George Kittle. Pence was not the only Giants legend at the game either.
SF Giants Legend wears jersey of kindred spirit at 49ers NFC Championship Game
Pence was at the game with his wife, Lexi, as the two cheered on the 49ers who succeeded in taking down the Lions to advance to the Super Bowl. Perhaps he gave one of his patented motivational speeches at halftime to motivate a 49ers team that appeared to be in deep trouble as they were down 24-7 at the half.
Pence became famous for his speeches made during the 2012 postseason run when the Giants had to come back down from 0-2 in the NLDS against the Reds and then were down 1-3 against the Cardinals in the NLCS.
Pence is also no stranger to taking down teams from Detroit as the 49ers swept the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series despite being large underdogs.
It makes sense that Pence would be wearing Kittle's Jersey because the way Pence played baseball is so reminiscent of the way Kittle plays football. Both guys are just completely, authentically their true selves out on the field and are not afraid to play ball their way.
Pence was famous for pulling his socks up above his knees, swinging the bat like a caveman, and throwing like his arm was about to fall off.
On the other hand, Kittle rocks his long hair and has no shame in looking at the camera while on the field or joking around with his teammates or opposing players.
Most importantly, both Pence and Kittle play their respective sports 100% selflessly. Pence was the consummate team player and would hustle as hard as anyone in the league when he played. Similarly, Kittle has no qualms about blocking for his teammates and would definitely sacrifice any personal statistics if it meant the team wins.
Perhaps the 49ers can hook Pence up with a ticket to Las Vegas because I seem to remember that he has some experience with taking down a team from Kansas City back in the 2014 World Series.