Originally posted by sjsharks678:
I have a few questions for all the Niners fans out there who are living in or near San Francisco:
- When the 49ers move to Santa Clara next season, will you be traveling to their games?
- Do you feel like they will be still representing the city of San Francisco, despite playing further away from their "home city" than any of the other teams in all four North American professional sports?
Here are some more interesting facts....
- The 49ers' new stadium is further away from its "home" city than any other team in the NFL, including the teams in New York City — who play in New Jersey.
- The 49ers' new stadium is closer to the city of Oakland than the city of San Francisco.
- The 49ers' new stadium is closer to UC Santa Cruz than it is to UC San Francisco.
- The 49ers' new stadium requires San Francisco residents to drive through fourteen other cities just to get to get to the home of the San Francisco 49ers, which is Santa Clara.
- What the heck does it mean to "represent" the city of San Francisco? Most fans of any team do not live in the named city of the team. Most of the players and coaches don't live in San Francisco. Their headquarters is not in San Francisco. They don't practice in San Francisco. Heck, Candlestick Park isn't in San Francisco either; they play in "The City of South San Francisco", which isn't even contiguous with San Francisco, as it is separated by the city of Brisbane. So I'm not sure how they currently represent San Francisco in the first place.
- It's "further away", OK, meaning what? Meaning they are now CLOSER to where most of the players, coaches, and fans live? Further from what? The city they "represent"? I believe we went over the idea of "represent" above.
Actually, they will probably be closer to their team headquarters than any other team, and likely closer to where their fans, players, and coaches live more than most teams.
- "Closer to Oakland"? If that is true, they are BARELY closer to Oakland, It's like saying the United States is closer to Africa then Europe. So obviously we represent Africa's interests more than Europe's.
- "Closer to UC Santa Cruz". I think this is saying the same thing once again, but I'd like to point out that it's nice for fans in Santa Cruz because they can more easily make the trip.
- "Drive through 14 other cities". Again, the whole theme is that San Francisco residents have more of a right to the team than other cities. I don't think you have established that argument. Again, the 49ers will not be playing the Colts in San Francisco this Sunday. They will be playing in another city.