Originally posted by LoneWolf:
It all comes down to competitive nature. Some ppl take it to far. But every fan has a different view on what too far is so there really will never be a happy medium for all fans to agree on.
I disagree. When I'm playing
a game, I'm as competitive as they come. But when I am watching
a game, my nor any other spectator's
competitive nature has any bearing on the game on the field. Go ahead, cheer and scream, but do it for/against the teams on the field. Directing it towards opposing fans is just immature and boorish. I'll yell myself hoarse cheering for the Niners, but I've got more important things to worry about than trying to make sure away team fans have a crappy time. If they do, it should be because the 49ers knocked the hell out of their team, not because of some moron 49er fans.
And I think you're coming up with fantasy numbers, theorizing that the split of fans could be 75/25, and oh, if we're not big enough a-holes, it'll be 60/40 next year. The most opposing fans I have ever personally seen at Candlestick was the '97 NFCCG vs. Green Bay. There was green & gold and stupid foam cheeseheads EVERYWHERE. And at the end of the game, most of them were still there going crazy in the rain, and still couldn't have been more than 10K people. 49er home crowds aren't getting taken over by opposing fans anytime soon...ticket prices and airfare will see to that more than some drunk idiot threatening to tear their face off. Point being it is ludicrous to think you're somehow doing some great thing for the 49ers by making sure opposing fans are "uncomfortable."