Originally posted by Raul98:
After reading what Joe Montana said it got me thinking again and I don't know all the facts so I'm looking for the webzone to help clarify things for me. Montana said in this article San Francisco did a terrible job keeping the team here but didn't the city offer the 49ers a few locations to build a stadium at? I remember re building Candlestick with a mall but the Niners didn't like the location at the stick and the Eddie D legal problems started. They offered the Hunters Point Shipyard Niners said it was a dump and unsafe. They offered them a downtown location near the Giants but they said no cause it's to close to where the Giants play. It seems to me SF offered them a few good spots i mean there's only so much empty land in the city of San Francisco for a stadium. And the Niners rejected them all. I truly believe 49er ownership just wanted the team in Santa Clara for there own personal reasons no SF location would have been good enough for them.
Wrong. It was the city leaders, Board of Idiots, and the legion of the intelligentsia who hate sports and especially football
that fought and stonewalled the 49ers every step of the way. These are the same morons who repeatedly toyed with the Giants on a stadium, and if Magown & Co. hadn't stepped forward back in circa 92-93, the Giants were as good as gone to Tampa / St. Pete.
And then the Giants' stadium they fought for so many years, the one that they said would be the ruin of their beloved city, look what it did...it transformed that area of Embarcadero/3rd Street--which was a friggin' eyesore with abandoned cars, trailers, empty lots and bums--into a vibrant, rejuvenated hub with retail, pubs, restaurants, high-end residential, a sweet-a** ballpark, and oh yeah, all the jobs and tax revenue that go along with the aforementioned.
But even with that fresh experience as a backdrop, these dipsh**s STILL thought they could just keep jerking the Niners around, and I believe they never seriously thought the 49ers and little Jed York would ever call their bluff and actally dare leave their self-proclaimed Utopia By The Bay. But to his everlasting credit, he did and gave them a big middle finger in the process, Joe Montana is 100% spot-on, welcome to Santa Clara, hallelujah.