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Slow down there Sabean(says SF has become a baseball town)

Originally posted by Niners99:
the actual city of SF doesnt matter. the vast majority of both 49ers and Giants fans live in the south bay. i bet if you counted all 49ers/Giants fans, only about 10% live in the actual city of SF. if that...

that said, the bay area has always been a football town. people fell in love with the 49ers during the 80's, and when the Niners are doing ok, they are much more the talk of the town than any other sport.

right now the Giants are the overwhelming favorite because the 49ers are horrible, and the Giants are in the WS. but if the Giants are at .500, and the 49ers are at .500, the 49ers will win out every time. its a football town. its also an above average baseball town, but not to the caliber of STL.

you can call it both, but if were picking one or the other, its football. fans in STL show up to Cards games when theyre horrible, and talk Cards baseball over Rams football anyday.

thats why its such a crying shame that the York's have flushed this team down the toilet since Eddie D left. this area is so 49er loyal, and had built up a national fanbase as good as anyones by the late 90's, only to have let some of that interest fade away. now were just an inept, perennially mediocre team who sweet talks its way into peoples hearts only to let them down.

the York family is like a deadbeat dad. letting everyone down constantly with fake promises. yeah, yeah.....sure Jed.....were getting a brand new stadium, were going to get back to winning super bowls, were doing whats best for the team. right. funny how were 1-6 again? new coachs next year, new set of high hopes and promises of making the playoffs.

lol this post got really depressing...

I agree with most of your post. 10% is way too low though. It's much higher than that, but that's expected. SF is a city where lot of immigrants come in search of work, many out of state people live there, and there are SO many things to do in SF than majority of the cities in country - ppl plunk down their money on those activities as well.
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
It's certainly not a football town.

It most certainly is. Niners have given every reason not to go the games for last 8 years. Bad coaches, bad management, bad players, bad teams, bad stadium, bad public transportation, bad food, bad parking, and bad owners.

City/Bay Area has always supported them through thick and thin.


To be considered a true football town you have to win. Filling a stadium with the crap product the YORKIES put out just indicates a gullible fan base.


[ Edited by SanDiego49er on Oct 31, 2010 at 2:11 AM ]
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
It's certainly not a football town.

It most certainly is. Niners have given every reason not to go the games for last 8 years. Bad coaches, bad management, bad players, bad teams, bad stadium, bad public transportation, bad food, bad parking, and bad owners.

City/Bay Area has always supported them through thick and thin.


To be considered a true football town you have to win. Filling a stadium with the crap product the YORKIES put out just indicates a gullible fan base.



Oh okay, so you don't understand the definition of a sports town then. In fact, you have it the other way. Any town will support a winning team and will talk about it. Cities like that are not called sports town. Cleveland is football town...they love their Browns, and regardless of the quality of play on the field, they go out and buy the tickets and root their ass off for the team...helping them any way they can.

What you are talking about are fair-weather fans. Those who only show up when team is winning. Nothing wrong with that...but I feel bad for them because they can't enjoy the moment of success as much as fans who always supported the team.

But, I don't expect you to understand. You live among those who can't even support a winning team. I doubt Chargers will need an extension to sell the tickets to a Niner game though.
Honestly having lived in the city this year and last, I think people I know, are more interested in the Giants. Talk to your average fan and they kind of laugh when you ask them about the 49ers.
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by Ceadderman:
It is what it is. 9ers ain't winning and the Gigantes are. San Francisco fans are fickle as hell. If you ain't winning they won't go.

I guess nobody understands what the word "Fan" implies.

Fan is short for "Fanatic", it's time for some of our Peeps to get a Gibbs head slap and wake the f@ck up. Instead of contemplating going to games with bags on your heads, how about the determination to cheer your asses off.

Don't let the Opposing team take you out of the game. I'm not saying cheer the game plan or cheer the owners.

I'm saying cheer for the f@ckin players. Anyone that cannot get with that can get the f@ck out and don't come back.

~Ceadder

That's laughable. How many blackouts did the 9ers have in the last 8 years? ZERO. San Fran has supported 9ers as well as any team in any region has supported a football team.

Just because we don't get rowdy and in your face - doesn't mean we are fickle. We have supported this garbage team for almost a decade now. You have to be a "fanatic" to continue going to the game and watch this team under-perform for several years now.

He's still mad about them booing his little sister Alex.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
It's certainly not a football town.

It most certainly is. Niners have given every reason not to go the games for last 8 years. Bad coaches, bad management, bad players, bad teams, bad stadium, bad public transportation, bad food, bad parking, and bad owners.

City/Bay Area has always supported them through thick and thin.


To be considered a true football town you have to win. Filling a stadium with the crap product the YORKIES put out just indicates a gullible fan base.



So if Dallas doesn't win then that is not a football town? Yeah suuurreeee
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
It's certainly not a football town.

It most certainly is. Niners have given every reason not to go the games for last 8 years. Bad coaches, bad management, bad players, bad teams, bad stadium, bad public transportation, bad food, bad parking, and bad owners.

City/Bay Area has always supported them through thick and thin.


To be considered a true football town you have to win. Filling a stadium with the crap product the YORKIES put out just indicates a gullible fan base.



I live here and it's pretty true sadly to say, I see people wearing Giants gear year-round, it's pretty f**king rare seeing someone in Niner gear. I get complimented all the time on my Niner gear, cuz like I said, it's a rare sight.
this is surprising? SF has been a baseball town for awhile.
Originally posted by HessianDud:
this is surprising? SF has been a baseball town for awhile.

Exactly. I don't think the younger fans realize it. Also, I don't agree at all that a majority of the fan base is in the South Bay. Don't discredit the North and East Bay communities as well. I grew up in the North Bay area, and have been a Giants die hard since 85. As a 7 year old, I listened to every Giants game on KNBR that I could, even through their 100 loss seasons.
[ Edited by HaiGuise on Oct 31, 2010 at 10:37 AM ]
Niners suck. Go Giants
[ Edited by BirdmanJr on Oct 31, 2010 at 11:16 AM ]
Originally posted by HaiGuise:
Originally posted by HessianDud:
this is surprising? SF has been a baseball town for awhile.

Exactly. I don't think the younger fans realize it. Also, I don't agree at all that a majority of the fan base is in the South Bay. Don't discredit the North and East Bay communities as well. I grew up in the North Bay area, and have been a Giants die hard since 85. As a 7 year old, I listened to every Giants game on KNBR that I could, even through their 100 loss seasons.

yeah, and if you think about it, when the Giants came here, they were a championship caliber team with superstar players, and they were popular immediately. It took the Niners a long time to win a championship, and they started up with no history.
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When the 49ers win again, it will be a football town

f**king Niners have been useless since 2002
Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
It's certainly not a football town.

It most certainly is. Niners have given every reason not to go the games for last 8 years. Bad coaches, bad management, bad players, bad teams, bad stadium, bad public transportation, bad food, bad parking, and bad owners.

City/Bay Area has always supported them through thick and thin.


To be considered a true football town you have to win. Filling a stadium with the crap product the YORKIES put out just indicates a gullible fan base.



So if Dallas doesn't win then that is not a football town? Yeah suuurreeee

This.. I know the Dallas area, and regardless of the Rangers' success, the area will never be a baseball town. It's all about the Cowboys, UT, TCU, etc.
Giants are in the world series for the second time in 8 years.

Niners haven't been in the playoffs in 8 years.

And have been in the super bowl once in the last 20 years...