Originally posted by 91til:
Not to open a can of worms (not that anyone's going to respond to me because i have like 8 posts) but, sometimes I still can't believe San Francisco LOST the 49ers. As a native San Franciscan, albeit I'm only 23, I've been watching this team since the age of 7 and I know the history... And I just can't believe our politicians are that f**king stupid and careless that they would really lose my favorite team. I know we're getting this great new stadium but thinking about how the team's moving out of the city still makes me really sad =(
Its really not a big deal. The 49ers have always belonged to the entire San Francisco Bay Area, which encompasses a large area. The vast majority of the 49ers fanbase lives in the south bay, and has been driving up to SF for years and years.
It makes a ton of sense to move the team to where the HQ is located, where all the fans live, and where they can get the stadium they deserve.
I can see how people who live in SF arent thrilled about the move, but its selfish to be upset about it. All they did was relocate to a better location in the same area.
The city of SF had 2 decades to make the 49ers a priority, and because their finances are a mess, and they refused to offer a better location than a toxic waste naval yard in the ghetto, they lost the team.
The city still has the Giants, playing in a relatively new ballpark which also happens to be the best stadium in baseball, and they are getting the Warriors back. Its hard to feel bad for San Francisco.