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Byline: Eric Gilmore
SAN FRANCISCO _ The weather was cold and windy. The setting was desolate. All you needed were tumbleweeds rolling through empty seats and music from an old Clint Eastwood western and you'd have had the perfect NFL ghost town.
Yes, Sunday was fan appreciation day at Monster Park (Can we sue the marketing genius who claimed this is "a fun place to be"?) when the 49ers played their home season-finale against the Buffalo Bills.
The 49ers showed their appreciation to a small gathering of their oh-so-faithful fans in oh-so-many ways.
We're not talking about the 49ers' 41-7 loss, their worst home defeat since Oct. 19, 1967, when they fell 45-3 to the Detroit Lions. Why dwell on the …