Originally posted by T-9ers:
I don't even think Eddie lives in the city or even this state. I read somewhere over half of 49er season ticket holders live in San Mateo County like myself. City real estate is just too valuable now a days, I'm not sure what they plan to do with the hunters point site but we could use the housing around here. 9ers want to be down there for the same reason the A's want to get there and that's opportunity. It's the only part of the. Bay that can still grow. You get a whole new fan base in the South Bay while retaining your city based roots. It's just a good business move as far as revenue growth is concerned.
He doesn't, he lives in Tampa and has a box for Bucs games....but you get a lot of the provincial SF snobs who seem to think Debartolo worships their fair little city. And he might have a soft spot in his heart for Frisco
, but gotta believe that's due to more of what he and the team accomplished, and the mutual adoration society between him and the fans. But the city itself?...the crazy politics, the city his team gave a huge shot in the arm in '81 with SF still reeling from all kinds of negativity (economy, Moscone/Milk, Jonestown, "new" disease called AIDS), the city to which he helped bring 5 Lombardis, yet he couldn't get a new stadium...bet that doesn't sit too well with a proud, fiery guy like Eddie D.