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Would Eddie let the 49ers move to Santa Clara?

  • fropwns
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[ Edited by fropwns on Feb 16, 2014 at 11:32 AM ]
It has nothing to do with wether the 49ers wanted to stay or leave San Francisco. Nor will it matter if Eddie was still in charge. It falls on all the San Francisco politicians who pandered to people who do not care about sports. I will also dare to say the Giants have used their influences to keep other prospective professional athletic teams from moving into San Francisco, i.e. 49ers and now the Warriors. True fans will go where the team goes. 49ers fan come from all parts of the Bay Area. I am glad they are going into a new stadium that will be the envy of the NFL. Lastly, the games will be warmer in Santa Clara and you can hit Great America after the game.
Originally posted by Raul98:
Originally posted by Niners99:
I find it weird how hung up some people are on the 49ers leaving SF. The city clearly didnt want them to stay that badly, because they had 20+ years to make a stadium work, and came up with nothing.

The majority of the population in the bay area, and the 49ers fanbase is located in the south bay. Its a much nicer area. The 49ers already had their HQ down there.

Some people keep acting like theyre moving to LA. The 49ers represent the bay area, not just San Francisco.
I live near Candlestick and as a 49er fan you don't know how hard it's going to be not seeing people in there Niner gear heading to the game it was a feeling a community and unity on sunday and mondays when our niners played at the stick all that will be gone now it's a sucky depressing feeling i don't care if the south bay has a lot of niner fans the team belongs here in the streets of San Francisco not in Silicon Valley. Taking the 49ers away is depressing as giving Santa Clara the Goldent Gate Bridge or Pier 39 or any thing SF is known for that we have grown to love.

I get that people like you will miss gamedays, but theres really no one to blame but the city of SF. I think they took the team for granted, and didnt take the new stadium proposal seriously. They had 2 decades to come up with something that the 49ers deserved, and all they could suggest was that they built over an old Naval shipyard/toxic waste dump in the ghetto.

It was pretty obvious that the 49ers couldnt stay at Candlestick much longer, so SF either didnt have anything to offer, or they didnt care enough.
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Originally posted by Raul98:
I wanted to bring up a topic for discussion I'm sure some might agree or disagree with me but we are in the boring off season so i thought i would bring it up for discussing cause this is bugging me.

If Eddie D. never lost control of the team and was owner from 1977 until today are the 49ers still in San Francisco or in Santa Clara?

I truly believe Eddie never lets the Niners leave San Francisco he knew what the team means to the city and the fans he would not move the team to Silicon Valley. He was a owner who had a real passion for this team he treated the 49ers like family not business.

The Yorks run it like a business and i truly believe the Santa Clara move was cause they were in a rush to place a bid for SuperBowl 50 they needed a location and stadium design to present to the NFL. Everything about this move felt rushed.

So my question is if the Yorks never took over the team would Eddie allow a move of his team somewhere else? i answer no he does not he invested so much in this city he would never allow it to move.

What "rush" ? The Niners have been waiting two decades for a new stadium. If anything, the city of San Fran rushed putting together a half baked plan to keep the team here once they found out we were leaving for Santa Clara. Shame on the city for milking the team for everything they got and still not getting them a new stadium.
I'm not a local, but didn't San Francisco say f**k you to the niners when they wanted a new stadium? If you wanna be pissed at someone make sure you're choosin the proper target.
Originally posted by HVHC:
Originally posted by Raul98:
I wanted to bring up a topic for discussion I'm sure some might agree or disagree with me but we are in the boring off season so i thought i would bring it up for discussing cause this is bugging me.

If Eddie D. never lost control of the team and was owner from 1977 until today are the 49ers still in San Francisco or in Santa Clara?

I truly believe Eddie never lets the Niners leave San Francisco he knew what the team means to the city and the fans he would not move the team to Silicon Valley. He was a owner who had a real passion for this team he treated the 49ers like family not business.

The Yorks run it like a business and i truly believe the Santa Clara move was cause they were in a rush to place a bid for SuperBowl 50 they needed a location and stadium design to present to the NFL. Everything about this move felt rushed.

So my question is if the Yorks never took over the team would Eddie allow a move of his team somewhere else? i answer no he does not he invested so much in this city he would never allow it to move.

What "rush" ? The Niners have been waiting two decades for a new stadium. If anything, the city of San Fran rushed putting together a half baked plan to keep the team here once they found out we were leaving for Santa Clara. Shame on the city for milking the team for everything they got and still not getting them a new stadium.

"Rush"!! I missed that. Classic!
Eddie would have said, "Show Me the MONEY!!!"

He'd opt for the best way to bring in the green.
Originally posted by mod:
The city f**ked that up, not the Yorks... when will SF residents understand that

This and tired of the same thread every few weeks. Also, Raul what makes you think Jed runs it like a business? John and Denise did for awhile but you're lying to yourself if you don't think Jed is passionate about the team. He punches holes in the press box walls and chucks water bottles at them too. And yeah this move was rushed; the 49ers spent 20+ years trying to get a new stadium done with SF and they offered them a toxic waste dump surrounded by a horrible neighborhood.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Feb 16, 2014 at 12:52 PM ]
I like the way the new stadium is coming together by the way...it is looking great.
Personally, as an East bay resident (born and raised), I don't really give a damn that they're moving as long as the stadium is still in the Bay Area. The team needed a new stadium badly and since the city politicians sat on their hands instead of getting something done, Jed said f**k y'all and got it done himself lol. The team deserved better than what they were getting and I don't think "rush" is a proper word to describe the move seeing as the city had literally decades to figure something out. Couldn't stay in Candlestick forever ..

I know it sucks for SF residents that the team is moving farther south of the bay but it's less than an hour away and the new place will be awesome. They're not moving to LA or out of state. As mentioned above, the 49ers aren't just a SF team but they're a Bay Area team whose fan base extends outside the city as well.
what a thread
Originally posted by NeonNiner:
Personally, as an East bay resident (born and raised), I don't really give a damn that they're moving as long as the stadium is still in the Bay Area. The team needed a new stadium badly and since the city politicians sat on their hands instead of getting something done, Jed said f**k y'all and got it done himself lol. The team deserved better than what they were getting and I don't think "rush" is a proper word to describe the move seeing as the city had literally decades to figure something out. Couldn't stay in Candlestick forever ..

I know it sucks for SF residents that the team is moving farther south of the bay but it's less than an hour away and the new place will be awesome. They're not moving to LA or out of state. As mentioned above, the 49ers aren't just a SF team but they're a Bay Area team whose fan base extends outside the city as well.
let's move to oakland
it was all san francisco's fault. Giants almost moved in the early 90s. Niners had to move and the Warriors are having trouble moving back and theirs isnt even publicly funded. The city is ass backwards when it comes to sports. But they will whine like no tomorrow when the Niners decided to leave
Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't they want the stay but the city wasn't playing ball? They tried but it really seemed half-hearted. While I empathize with the City, the NFL is a money game and this move will be good for the team even if it isn't as good for the fans. Its business.
On a side note, looking at the teams that base their home in the suburbs instead of the actual city, the San Francisco 49ers are actually the farthest away from their city:

New York to East Rutherford: 8.5 miles
Orchard Park to Buffalo: 9.5 miles
Landover to Washington DC: 11 miles
Arlington to Dallas: 18.5 miles
Foxborough to Boston: 22 miles
San Francisco to Santa Clara: 38.3 miles

In other words, the city of SF screws up once again, allowing a suburb 38 miles away to snatch the team. Last time there was such a disparity was when the Rams played 30+ miles away from LA