Originally posted by 9erred:
WAKE UP, very few niner fans live in San Francisco. I was living in the City in the Debartolo days and they where bringing up players trying to drum up support for the stadium bond measure for San Francisco. It passed, but the stadium was never built because Eddie lost the team.
The city is a lot of transplants, the true niner faithful ive in the penninsula, south bay and sprinklings in the east bay. Why do you think they wanted to move the stadium south, where the Niners actually practice and live there day to day lives.
NO present niners live in the city, they live in santana row, los gatos, saratoga, los altos hills.
The demographics of SF have changed a fair bit since the DeBartolo days.
As to other cities, SF has a much wider range of activities in and around the city than in many other large cities. As a result, there are more casual fans that can't tell the difference between a right guard and Right Guard deodorant.