November 9, 2006

The Suburbs = The New Awesome

so first my oakland a's decide it's time to hang out in fremont [editor's note: FREMONT?!], and now my 49ers have decided to run from famous candlestick point to the glorious urban center of santa clara? what a week for bay area sports! in all seriousness though, what the HELL is going on? as much as i enjoy both of my favorite professional sports teams moving closer to me geographically, i'm wondering how we've come to this. simple answers... oakland athletics: oakland doesn't deserve a professional baseball team. i'm sorry, but it had to be said. this is, after all, a team that has gone to the playoffs multiple times in the past few years with absolutely zero home-field advantage in the second-most decrepit (more on that later) professional sports venue in the entire country. honestly, it has been pitiful. would i have rather seen the a's go to a city like san jose, a large city that has already proved an ability to support a team (the sharks! it's hockey for christ's sake.)? yeah. but you know what, fremont is a nice-enough place and games will be close by. i just hope they don't actually call themselves the fremont a's. yech. san francisco 49ers: network associates (oakland) coliseum is the second-worst professional sports venue because monster park at candlestick point is THE worst. have you ever gone to a game there and tried to exit the parking lot? stoops and i once finished watching the niners-browns game, got to his car, threw a football around for an hour and a half, drank a couple of beers apiece, and THEN sat in traffic for an hour (true story!). and that doesn't even touch on the horrific nature of the stadium itself. honestly? i'm happy that the niners are leaving, because i don't think they would have ever gotten the stadium done in the city. yes, it makes me sad to actually agree with john york, but i'll do it just once. i'm just happy that they're sticking with the name "san francisco 49ers." so there you have it. all in all, i'm pretty happy about the whole thing (surprisingly). after all, finding asian food before baseball games just got ten times easier.

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At 11/09/2006 11:32:00 PM, Anonymous Karen said...

"Fremont A's"?
"Silicon Valley A's"??

Some how that feels *almost* as awkward as the "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim"...

At 11/10/2006 09:17:00 AM, Blogger Ivy said...

you know what that means... time to invest in some santa clara and fremont real estate.

At 11/10/2006 09:46:00 AM, Blogger simplyhiredguy said...

This will be great for the south bay. Oakland sucks and the people running SF are useless and don't realize what a good thing the niners are.


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