SF wasn't interested in doing anything for the Niners until they (49ers) had a legitimate opportunity and plans laid out for Santa Clara. Once that happened, they (city) hastily threw together some poorly thought out ideas. Once those were rejected, they attempted to make the team the bad guys in the press. Once that didn't work they then tried to make it illegal for the team to use the SF name (via Senate bill proposal) if outside of the city limit.
The city is NOT the good guy here. The city was definitely the bully. We kicked the bully in the nuts and now they won't (can't) pick on us anymore.
[ Edited by ghostrider on Oct 28, 2013 at 10:06 AM ]