SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Thousands of Giants fans are expected to descend upon Super Bowl City in San Francisco this Saturday to protest what they are calling a city-sponsored event that discriminates against baseball fans.
Although Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers will actually be held at Levi’s Stadium in the city of Santa Clara, San Francisco has organized a week-long event in the Embarcadero featuring concerts, fireworks, vendor displays, street dancing, food and booze, and viewing of the championship game live via jumbo screens.
“We have never seen anything like this before,” the protesters said. “The 49ers are not even in the game so why is the city of San Francisco making such a big deal out of Super Bowl 50 ?”
The Giants fans feel insulted that San Francisco has not done a similar event for their baseball team in the past (when the Giants were not in the World Series).
They plan to chain themselves to BART and Muni trains and block mass transportation to and from Embarcadero.
The San Francisco Police Department is advising football fans to refrain from wearing 49er or any other NFL team t-shirts or paraphernalia for their own safety and to prevent any untoward confrontation.
Santa Clara, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – San Francisco is having the last laugh, although it’s at the expense of its beloved team, the 49ers.
It was just this past summer when the 49ers moved to its new home stadium, Levi’s in Santa Clara, following the closure of Candlestick Park.
The move from San Francisco to Santa Clara has all but crushed the 49ers’ chances of being in the Super Bowl. In fact, San Francisco’s season is on the brink of extinction after the 49ers (7-6) imploded in a 24-13 loss to the Oakland Raiders (2-11) on Sunday.
Following the devastating 49er loss to the Raiders, the San Francisco team finally agreed to sell the Levi’s Stadium to the Oakland team which has been eyeing the new stadium since it opened in August.
Jim Harbaugh’s squad will have to look for another home stadium and the consensus among the owner, coach and players is to move back to San Francisco. They believe that moving back will revive the luster that the team had when they were in the Super Bowl two years ago.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was a happy camper after hearing of the sale and pledged to do all he can to help find a new home for the 49ers in the City by the Bay.
Santa Clara, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – Levi Strauss & Co. today announced that it is withdrawing from its $220 Million, 20-year agreement with the San Francisco 49ers for the naming rights to the new football stadium in Santa Clara.
Levi’s Stadium just opened this summer to become the new home of the 49ers following the closure of Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh made the stunning announcement following today’s disappointing 49er loss to the St. Louis Rams. Today’s loss puts the 49ers at 4 wins and 4 losses in the current National Football Conference season. They now trail The Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West Division.
“We don’t want our name to be associated with a losing team,” Bergh said, adding that “we would rather pay a penalty and default on our contract with the 49ers.” Levi’s will pay an undisclosed hefty penalty for breaking the contract.
49ers CEO Jed York said that he is currently in talks with underwear company Jockey for a deal to rename Levi’s Stadium to Jockey Stadium.
Jockey is the same company that produced and gave away 2,000 limited edition underwear marked ‘Mad Bum’ to honor SF Giants’ Mad Bumgarner’s fantastic season that led to the team’s third World Series title in five years.
Well, Jockey has some kind of nice ring to it, as long as fans don’t mistake it to be a hockey stadium.