We’re all figuring out creative ways to stay busy during this unprecedented time amid the coronavirus outbreak. With no live sports to pass the time, social media has been a great resource to stay connected to one another.
Athletes themselves often have taken to Twitter to take a trip down memory lane.
After Bovada's Twitter account posed the question, "Who is the ultimate sports duo?", 49ers legendary running back Frank Gore chimed in with a submission for himself and lineman Joe Staley:
They’re more than simply #BFFs, of course.
Staley, a six-time Pro Bowl tackle, says Gore has been a huge influence on his career. And although Gore’s final game with San Francisco was at the end of 2014, when the 49ers went to Super Bowl LIV this year, he wanted to give a shoutout to his former teammate and congratulate him on a trip to Miami.
Gore was drafted by the 49ers in the third round of the 2005 draft, and has spent the majority of his 15-season career wearing the red and gold. He was Staley's teammate for eight seasons, before leaving for the Colts in 2015.
In ten seasons with the 49ers, Gore totaled 13,956 yards with 75 touchdowns, and earned all five of his Pro Bowl selections.
That more than constitutes as a strong sports duo.