I met this guy last week and he was all decked out in Giants gear. He was talking about how he always wears his Giants sweatshirt, and after I while I brought up the 9ers. He said he isn't a Niner fan. Then I asked if he liked the Raiders and he said no (with a huge smile), and later he said "you guys" referring to the Niners. So I'm 99% sure he is a Raiders fan (he's from East Palo Alto), I don't know why he wasn't honest with me.
Is that common though. Can there be Raiders/Giants Fans. 49ers/A's Fans?????
I thought that was pretty uncommon, because usually people rep whatever side of the bay they are from, and teams have different advertising rights in different parts of the 7 Bay Area counties.
I am surprised how many times I run into this. Usually we are all 9er, Giant and CAL (Fresno) fans. You think they would like the run of teams.
I don't see how people cross because the attitude of the fan bases are different.
I experienced a lot of it as a kid because my dad had giants, A's, 9ers, raiders (before being traitors and leaving for LA), Kings and warriors season tickets for work. He passed them out to clients and kept the giants, kings, and 9er tickets for us.
But if he wouldn't admit he likes the raiders....TOOL!
Oh you know what.. I have ANOTHER co-worker that is a 49ers/A's/Lakers fan. He explained it to me one day and it made sense the way he explained it at the time.
He's originally from Oakland. (We're in Sac btw) He moved to Sacramento before the Kings were here. Liked Magic Johnson and became Lakers fan. Hates Al Davis since he moved the team to LA so he became a 49ers fan. Likes the A's because it's his home town.
Grew up in East Bay (Hayward) before moving to the Central Valley. I was an A's fan when I was little but I didnt really care about Baseball then. I was also a Bulls fan because of Jordan but when I moved that all changed. Around 2000-2001 I moved out of the bay area and I started to really follow sports. I then became an avid Kings fan and supported the Giants, I have no animosity towards the A's though.
My teams are the 49ers, Kings, Giants and Fresno State Bulldogs.
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