Originally posted by 49erRider:
I had a guy question me at 711about liking the Niners when his kid noticed I had a 49er hat on. The kid said something about how he'd seen a lot of Niners gear lately and the dad said something like "yeah, no kidding" and then proceeded to imply I was a bandwagon fan.
He didn't even end know who John Taylor was. I laughed.
Interesting you say that. I live in LA and stores like Champs would rarely, if ever sell niners apparel (which annoys me becasue we are a California team and LA has no team). But now they have a fair amount niner gear. It kind of irrates me because I'm like "yeah, now you guys start selling this stuff to all the bandwagoners" but overall it's a good thing. Popular brand recognition even effects free agents and up and coming college players.