Originally posted by Norwalks_Best:
Originally posted by NickSh49:
Originally posted by geturembedder:
The Niners however are greatly loved in LA. Win win for everyone involved. Maybe there won't be so many Packer fans in the stadium now.
Yeah I'm going to have to disagree with this. You make it sound like there are a great number of 49er fans in LA, saying "greatly loved." No friggin' way.
I live in Santa Monica. LA is a melting pot. You've got your Mexican-Raider fans, the small few that have adopted the San Diego Chargers, and then a giant mix of everything.
If I was to pick which team has the biggest LA-fanbase, I would probably guess the Giants and Jets. Lots of NY transplants here. Then I would bet on Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Chicago. New England in the mix too.
There is absolutely not a major 49er fanbase in LA. I do not see 49er gear in LA except on Sundays at the sports bar, and 49er fans are never the majority.
LA is an NFL-melting pot, save for Raiders fans.
Dude first of all you live in Santa Monica and you obsolete with anything you see. Anything west of LA are idiots no offense. I got family that live there and there all Raider fans. They still think bo jackson is still playing that ain't fans those are idiots. There is a huge 49er fanbase in the LA area including orange county, riverside and san bernardino believe me I know. Los Angeles will accept any team that wants to come and represent the city we have always been the people that support our teams and history show it.
First, punctuation and grammar. Try it. "Obsolete" is not a verb.
Next, I've lived in Santa Monica for five years now. I went to college in LA for 4 years before that. I have many intelligent friends who live in Santa Monica area and follow football like a religion. I work at the NFL Network in Culver City. Naturally, all of my co-workers are football fans. I don't think any of these people in my life are idiots and most of them live on the westside. So try to readjust your perspective before you attack where I live.
Los Angeles is, by and large, a melting pot. 49er fans are just another part of a greater group of various NFL fans in Los Angeles. They are not of a significant number more than the average NFL franchise. A majority of LA fans are indeed Raider fans. This is a fact.
The bolded section of your response is downright hilarious. LA will support any team that wants to come and represent the city? Perhaps you don't remember when the Raiders played at the LA Colosseum... when over half the stadium was consistently empty for a majority of their time there. This is not an exaggeration, this is a fact man. The Raiders in LA were overall a commercial failure.
Or how about we talk about the Los Angeles Express? Do you know who they were? You should... it's where Steve Young started his professional football career in the USFL. The Express were by and far the lowest draw in terms of attendance in the 3-year history of the USFL.
And other cities, like Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, and New York, were drawing huge crowds for their games. LA was by and far the worst city for the USFL in terms of fan support. Again, this is a fact. I'm not trying to spin anything here.
LA is fickle with it's sports... they support winners and little else. I expect you debate that, but I've heard it all before. LA is simply not a sports town; it's a city driven by entertainment. Lakers sell tickets because they win and they have Kobe Bryant. Dodgers and Angels sell tickets when they are winning (but the traffic is so bad that Dodger games are usually 1/2 empty until the 4th inning on week days). The Clippers are not winning, and therefore as a result (surprise!) they don't sell tickets.
So, to summarize...
Grammar. Please. I know it's a football forum, but it's easier to communicate when I can understand what you are saying.
I personally hate Los Angeles, but I love Santa Monica & Venice. I am very happy here, working and living with my friends who work in sports and happen to not be idiots. They know just as much as you do about football. Readjust your perspective.
LA is a melting pot. There is simply not a significant Niner fan contingent more than the average NFL team. I see no evidence of this in Los Angeles, on the westside and beyond.
LA does not have a good history with supporting professional football. That's a fact sir.
Lastly, San Bernadino is NOT Los Angeles
. It's friggin' San Bernadino man. It's not like you can be in San Bernadino and say "Hey, let's go check out a Dodger game after work." I mean, it's a WAYS out there.
You can kind of get away saying Riverside is in LA, but it's same situation. And Orange County is Orange County. You are really stretching it saying those cities are in the "LA Area."
I'll give you Orange County (kind of), but San Bernadino being IN Los Angeles? No way sir.