Link to my Saturday column about the San Francisco Super Bowl. Not.
Hmm, sort of reminiscent of the “Golden State Warriors.” Oakland? Where’s that?
Didn’t the same thing happened with the NY/NJ superbowl?
Most of the festivities were in Manhattan, but the game was across the river in another state.
If Mark Davis ever gets his Oakland stadium and a superbowl is held there, you think SF would get a big chunk of the action?
Similar to how Super Bowl 48 didn’t make much mention of East Rutherford. Reminds me of when there are nationally televised games from Oakland, they might have a quick shot of the Tribune tower or maybe Lake Merritt early on just to get it out of the way…but then it’s nothing but the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, Lombard Street, etc. for the rest of the broadcast. That’s just the way it goes.
I get your point. But why do you think the Golden State Warriors aren’t called the Oakland Warriors? Do you think it has to do with embarrassment or marketing? And when they move back to San Francisco will they continue to be the Golden State Warriors?
My guess is that to the outside world the San Francisco Bay Area is all about San Francisco. That is the city they identify with and all the surrounding area is just a small part of it.
Who can blame them? Compared to San Francisco the south bay (notice I didn’t use capital letters) is nothing. Strange that you, who lives in Marin or Sonoma would care. It just made your job that much easier for most of the week.
PhD, how do you know where I live?
Absolute nonsense. Jets/Giants in New Jersey. AZ Cardinals play in a town called Glendale. This is what happens when expanding populations create mega centers outside of the original city limits proper. The Bay Area is a mega plex population now. Local cities still have their unique characteristics for us locals which is great. SF is the PR hook so it’s only natural it get used in this manner. And the spread out nature of this event eases the already horrid traffic situation around the south bay. I’m grateful the tourists are mostly in SF. As a native south bay man, it’s been better this way. Artificial issue.
Slow news day?
What is this?
No one is asking the residents of San Francisco how we feel about this selling of Super Bowl 50. But as an SF native I can tell you that we feel the same way as the folks do in the south Bay feel.
SF is being Pimped Out by the NFL, Roger Goodell, and the York Family…And why you ask, because Jed York, & the NFL can not Sell, or Market Santa Clara/San Jose the way they can do SF?! We San Franciscans have a team named the San Francisco 49ers that are located 45 miles away, in a town that is a suburb of one of the largest cities in California, San Jose.
Anyone worth their salt sees this as a freaking “joke,” and an insult to San Franciscans, & the South Bay Residents?! And “please” don’t mention Dallas, or NYC/Jersey stadiums to me, all of those venues are within 20 miles, or minutes away from the name sake City. I don’t understand for the life of me why the powers that be in the City of SF are allowing this Lie of SF 49ers to continue?!
Did any of you know that Opening Media Night at the SAP was kind of stressful for the Media Types, because all of the Media was coming from SF/Moscone, which is located 48 miles away, and they barely made there??? And that the last interview with the Head Coaches of the SB teams was canceled, due to distance, because all of the Media is located in SF, and the Teams are in the South Bay! Its a Freaking Joke!
Santa Clara got the shaft when their voters were duped into approving the giant erector set. Local businesses haven’t reaped the profits they were promised, the youth soccer clubs have lost their pristine soccer fields so that the NFL can use them as parking lots, on and on. Actually, I think San Francisco got the shaft as a result of the Super Bowl, or more specifically, we taxpayers. Preliminary estimates indicate that we will be on the hook for 4 – 11 million dollars after the corporate and NFL Super Bowl City is dismantled.
Thank the Yorks. All the talk about caring about the heritage of the team is just that, cheap talk. They moved the San Francisco 49ers to Santa Clara. Not only do they not get it, they don’t care to even try to get it.
just guessing. Am I wrong?
Shouldn’t assert things when you’re guessing. Got ahead of yourself.
My only other guess would be Napa. I’m guessing Marin, Sonoma or Napa.
@PhD, I believe, if memory serves, that Lowell resides in the Oakland hills. But what that has to do with anything is beyond me. And SJ area has a lot going for it, and a lot that sf doesn’t. Neither is perfect but neither is so superior to the other. For every attractive feature sf has, there is a negative aspect. Such is life.
To me this should have been tagged as the bay area super bowl. Much like when a country hosts a world cup or a city hosts and Olympics, a lot of things are in different cities or Burroughs or burbs. They should have had events in Oakland as much as they did in sf and sj and the climax is at Levis (and it seems that the people who dislike Levis the most are those who’ve never been).
But at least San Francisco doesn’t have its city council/mayor/city manager under investigation by the Civil Grand Jury. Apparently we do, here in Santa Clara.
The land under the stadium is owned by the City of SC, and the city’s agency, the Stadium Authority, owns the stadium. Our city council/mayor all serve as the board of the Stadium Authority. We can’t get financial information out of them, (and apparently our female city council members can’t get financial information either. ) The ballot measure we voted for stated that our city’s general fund could not be used for the stadium. Many people here think that if there was nothing to hide, then the Stadium Authority financials would be transparently disclosed.
Many here are saying, “It’s about time” the grand jury investigated Santa Clara. The only surprise is that it took this long for an investigation to get started.
I believe that is what they did tag this Super Bowl as…”The Bay Area Super Bowl.” Except they forgot to include one part of the Bay Area, the East Bay?! We can all agree on that!
I heard on KCBS yesterday that some establishments in the South Bay were feeling cheated because they had hired on lot of new servers at their Bars & Restaurants in the San Jose/Santa Clara area, and business had been real slow. One Restaurant Owner said, “we are the ones that are actually hosting the game, but everyone is up in SF!” Idk, maybe that’s just because SF is a better known entity, but then again the York’s use SF to Market their team. So you can also blame the York’s, because they should rename their team after the largest City in California, were the team plays near…San Jose?!
I don’t believe anyone said, or mentioned that one Region of the Bay Area is more superior than another part of the Bay Area…But a lot of folks believe that there is just a “BIG” disconnect with a team named for one City, playing 2 County’s away, at a Venue in a whole other Region of the Bay Area. I saw this repeated time, after time on our local news outlets. Maybe one day Jed York will drop the SF, I know the residents in SF will appreciated it, and most likely SC/SJ too!
Santa Clara is third behind L.A. and Orange county in terms of financial $$$ from the federal government for many services. It is much larger than San Francisco. It is a total joke to continue to call the Niners a San Francisco team. That needs to end…
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.