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.