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2013-12-19 02:39:47 AM  
 San Francisco 49ers  Santa Clara County loses their bid to host 2017 college football national title game at Levi's Stadium after NCAA says it wasn't a good fit.

/FTFY

//Next Monday will be the last NFL game ever played in San Francisco
 
2013-12-19 02:52:47 AM  

borg: San Francisco 49ers  Santa Clara County loses their bid to host 2017 college football national title game at Levi's Stadium after NCAA says it wasn't a good fit.

/FTFY

//Next Monday will be the last NFL game ever played in San Francisco



Agreed .... However:

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/sports/college/footbal l& id=9362871

"The San Francisco 49ers has lost their bid to host the 2017 college football national championship game at Levi's Stadium"

/Semantics
 
2013-12-19 03:08:27 AM  
I guess the stadium is too stiff for major event. I suggest several cold water washes with a touch of bleach and air drying to make the place more comfortable.
 
2013-12-19 07:01:47 AM  
Is San Fran a good fit for a major January football game?  I know they've played smaller bowls there, but much like the Super Bowl sites are about being able to cater to the corporate sponsor crowd.

/What was the weather like during the Palo Alto Super Bowl?
 
2013-12-19 08:09:51 AM  

borg: San Francisco 49ers  Santa Clara County loses their bid to host 2017 college football national title game at Levi's Stadium after NCAA says it wasn't a good fit.

/FTFY

//Next Monday will be the last NFL game ever played in San Francisco


Are San Franciscans really that peeved about the team moving outside the city? Lots of teams don't play in the actual city limits. And it's a bit early to say they'll never move back.
 
2013-12-19 08:12:50 AM  
Weather shouldn't be an issue, even in January the highs are in the low 60s, lows in the upper 40s... It's no Florida, but very manageable
 
2013-12-19 08:27:10 AM  

Tellurium: borg: San Francisco 49ers  Santa Clara County loses their bid to host 2017 college football national title game at Levi's Stadium after NCAA says it wasn't a good fit.

/FTFY

//Next Monday will be the last NFL game ever played in San Francisco

Are San Franciscans really that peeved about the team moving outside the city? Lots of teams don't play in the actual city limits. And it's a bit early to say they'll never move back.


In football, the only teams that I know of which play outside of the their cities are Dallas (Arlington) Cowboys, New York (New Jersey) Jets/Giants and Miami (Miami Gardens) Dolphins. I don't include teams named after their states like Arizona Cardinals.

Are there other teams I'm missing?

Personally, it would bother me that a team would take/use my tax dollars to build and fund their stadium but didn't think my city was good enough to be mentioned in the name.
 
2013-12-19 08:27:18 AM  
Levis.... wasn't a good fit ....

I lol'ed
 
2013-12-19 08:47:49 AM  

isthisme: Tellurium: borg: San Francisco 49ers  Santa Clara County loses their bid to host 2017 college football national title game at Levi's Stadium after NCAA says it wasn't a good fit.

/FTFY

//Next Monday will be the last NFL game ever played in San Francisco

Are San Franciscans really that peeved about the team moving outside the city? Lots of teams don't play in the actual city limits. And it's a bit early to say they'll never move back.

In football, the only teams that I know of which play outside of the their cities are Dallas (Arlington) Cowboys, New York (New Jersey) Jets/Giants and Miami (Miami Gardens) Dolphins. I don't include teams named after their states like Arizona Cardinals.

Are there other teams I'm missing?

Personally, it would bother me that a team would take/use my tax dollars to build and fund their stadium but didn't think my city was good enough to be mentioned in the name.


Buffalo Bills play in Orchard Park, NY.

/yes, they still count as a team!
 
2013-12-19 08:54:52 AM  
Green Bay Packers play in Ashwaubenon.
 
2013-12-19 09:06:49 AM  

isthisme: Are there other teams I'm missing?


Redskins (Landover, MD)
 
2013-12-19 09:33:05 AM  

borg:  San Francisco 49ers  Santa Clara County loses their bid to host 2017 college football national title game at Levi's Stadium after NCAA says it wasn't a good fit.

/FTFY

//Next Monday will be the last NFL game ever played in San Francisco


Not true. The last game in SF will be on January 19.
 
2013-12-19 09:52:25 AM  
i.cdn.turner.com

Those are some big pants....
 
2013-12-19 10:35:05 AM  
Whew, that was close, but the SEC teams don't need to leave the south.
 
2013-12-19 10:39:51 AM  

Cognitive Displaysia: Green Bay Packers play in Ashwaubenon.


Do they? According to Google Maps, the border between Ashwaubenon and Green Bay is jagged, and Lambeau is on the GB side. (link)
 
2013-12-19 11:01:44 AM  

Cognitive Displaysia: Green Bay Packers play in Ashwaubenon.


And the LA Rams played in Anaheim, the Jests and Gigantes play in a different state, blah blah blah.  The people that get butthurt about that shiat, like borg, are weird and really have zero argument considering the precedent.
 
2013-12-19 11:06:33 AM  

bhcompy: Cognitive Displaysia: Green Bay Packers play in Ashwaubenon.

And the LA Rams played in Anaheim, the Jests and Gigantes play in a different state, blah blah blah.  The people that get butthurt about that shiat, like borg, are weird and really have zero argument considering the precedent.


Eh, it turns my drive to a game from a mild pain in the ass to a "fark it, not worth the hassle" pain in the ass, and I'd wager alot of folks feel the same.
 
2013-12-19 11:09:02 AM  
And the Levi's stadium was built in Mexico and/or Guatemala using material that was much more inferior than the stadium material that was used just a few years ago.

/fark you Levi's
 
2013-12-19 11:29:28 AM  

drewogatory: bhcompy: Cognitive Displaysia: Green Bay Packers play in Ashwaubenon.

And the LA Rams played in Anaheim, the Jests and Gigantes play in a different state, blah blah blah.  The people that get butthurt about that shiat, like borg, are weird and really have zero argument considering the precedent.

Eh, it turns my drive to a game from a mild pain in the ass to a "fark it, not worth the hassle" pain in the ass, and I'd wager alot of folks feel the same.


Then don't go.  There are people that live close to the stadium, too.  Driving into downtown LA is a "fark it, not worth teh hassle" pain in the ass to see a Laker/Clipper/Kings game.  It's not like major cities are easy to get around in.  Hell, San Francisco is completely awful for that and most people live in the metro area outside of city limits anyways.
 
2013-12-19 11:52:31 AM  

drewogatory: bhcompy: Cognitive Displaysia: Green Bay Packers play in Ashwaubenon.

And the LA Rams played in Anaheim, the Jests and Gigantes play in a different state, blah blah blah.  The people that get butthurt about that shiat, like borg, are weird and really have zero argument considering the precedent.

Eh, it turns my drive to a game from a mild pain in the ass to a "fark it, not worth the hassle" pain in the ass, and I'd wager alot of folks feel the same.


I could use public transport to and from Candlestick. ICould drink (and stab!) all I wanted without worrying about driving home. I hope they get a train going from Santa Clara.
 
2013-12-19 12:14:09 PM  
Yep, we have it all here in Tampa when it comes to hosting a sports event. Good weather most of the time, the beaches, lots of hotel rooms and HOOKERS AND STRIP CLUBS BABY  all within walking distance of the stadium.

/ now if we only had a NFL team .....
 
2013-12-19 12:42:34 PM  

jackiepaper: borg: //Next Monday will be the last NFL game ever played in San Francisco

Not true. The last game in SF will be on January 19.


The circumstances that would lead to such an occurrence would be so trollworthy that even Seattle fans would have to laugh about it. Well, okay, maybe not since it means they just lost to New Orleans/Carolina at home, BUT STILL.
 
2013-12-19 01:21:58 PM  

bhcompy: Cognitive Displaysia: Green Bay Packers play in Ashwaubenon.

And the LA Rams played in Anaheim, the Jests and Gigantes play in a different state, blah blah blah.  The people that get butthurt about that shiat, like borg, are weird and really have zero argument considering the precedent.


Butthurt?? not really, I was just pointing out it's the last NFL that will ever be played in SF.  There's a lot of history at the Stick it ends Monday Night.
 
2013-12-19 02:05:25 PM  
Yeah, too bad.

Oh, and what's this I hear about no MNF home games for the Niners after this year? Santa Clara won't allow Monday night games?

/go Hawks...
//slashy Hawk for the win.
 
2013-12-19 02:47:19 PM  

one_drummer: Oh, and what's this I hear about no MNF home games for the Niners after this year? Santa Clara won't allow Monday night games?


The parking situation at the new stadium is such that they are relying upon local office lots to be used. On weeknights, those lots will still be in use by the employees of those businesses when fans start arriving. There will be a college game that has been scheduled for a weeknight (ironically because Cal students and professors would still be taking up Memorial Stadium's parking in a similar manner), so that might serve as a test run.

All in all, the new stadium is going to be great for people that live down the Peninsula, in San Jose, or in southern Alameda County. Transit is there on the east side of the bay VTA and Amtrak basically run right to the stadium), and it's not too horrible of a drive (or a two-transfer Transit hop) as long as you're already starting a good bit closer than being in San Francisco. It just sucks for people that actually live  in San Francisco.

Which makes a little sense... as San Francisco's population is only ~800K, whereas San Mateo and Santa Clara counties total almost 2.5M (plus 1.5M in Alameda county, but a big chunk of those are going to be Raiders fans). It just, you know, kind of blows for actual San Franciscans.

/I'm in the North Bay, so going to Candlestick was a pain in the ass regardless
 
2013-12-19 04:06:27 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Is San Fran a good fit for a major January football game?  I know they've played smaller bowls there, but much like the Super Bowl sites are about being able to cater to the corporate sponsor crowd.

/What was the weather like during the Palo Alto Super Bowl?


IDK, but the weather in that area is way nicer in Jan/Feb than SF. The bay area is odd. Go a few miles and the temp changes 20 degrees.
 
2013-12-19 05:54:48 PM  
Candlestick Park is a freezing, windy shiathole. Levi's Stadium would have to make a concerted effort to be half as bad.
I am generally against pro teams moving around like whores looking for a better corner, but the 'stick is just horrible during the football season. Too bad the 49ers couldn't get their act together like the SF Giants and build a great stadium in the city on their own dime. I fully understand why the residents of SF wouldn't want to pay for it though.
 
2013-12-19 07:30:09 PM  

JayCab: one_drummer: Oh, and what's this I hear about no MNF home games for the Niners after this year? Santa Clara won't allow Monday night games?

The parking situation at the new stadium is such that they are relying upon local office lots to be used. On weeknights, those lots will still be in use by the employees of those businesses when fans start arriving. There will be a college game that has been scheduled for a weeknight (ironically because Cal students and professors would still be taking up Memorial Stadium's parking in a similar manner), so that might serve as a test run.

All in all, the new stadium is going to be great for people that live down the Peninsula, in San Jose, or in southern Alameda County. Transit is there on the east side of the bay VTA and Amtrak basically run right to the stadium), and it's not too horrible of a drive (or a two-transfer Transit hop) as long as you're already starting a good bit closer than being in San Francisco. It just sucks for people that actually live  in San Francisco.

Which makes a little sense... as San Francisco's population is only ~800K, whereas San Mateo and Santa Clara counties total almost 2.5M (plus 1.5M in Alameda county, but a big chunk of those are going to be Raiders fans). It just, you know, kind of blows for actual San Franciscans.

/I'm in the North Bay, so going to Candlestick was a pain in the ass regardless


Frankly, the extra work to get to the new stadium from SF (and it's not like Candlestick was in a great location anyway) should be more than made up for by the fact they no longer have to go to Candlestick for games. Place is a pile of crap.
 
2013-12-19 08:45:16 PM  

red5ish: Candlestick Park is a freezing, windy shiathole.


Candlestick is a great place to play sports. And a real fan's favorite place to watch sports. Oh no, it's cold and windy -- be thankful you're not a fan in, you know, 2/3rds of the other stadiums in the NFL. Does Lambeau do something to mitigate the weather for the fans? Come on.

Tellurium: Are San Franciscans really that peeved about the team moving outside the city? Lots of teams don't play in the actual city limits. And it's a bit early to say they'll never move back.


Yes, very.

1) Santa Clara is a much different city with its own culture, and unless you're a venture capitalist the cities are completely disconnected from one another. I've been in SF for almost a decade and have been in Santa Clara once.

2) It's almost 50 miles away, reachable only by freeways that are perpetually bogged down as it is.

3) Despite the team PR there are no viable public transit options to the new city from outside of Santa Clara. And SF is not a town where people tend to own cars, so driving to the games isn't possible for a lot of fans.

4) San Francisco is not exactly a slouch of a city and, had the team wanted to, there were a few ways to accommodate them. But the team didn't want to.

Yes, there are teams whose houses are in other zip codes from their official cities. But in those cases, those cities are the suburbs, often a relatively remote one, and they're reachable by major freeways. Santa Clara is a whole other different metro area from SF.

What's basically happening is the team is moving to Santa Clara. It's the SF Football Squad in name only. And it farking blows goats.

The closest analog in terms of distance, traffic, transit, and culture is if a team from Washington DC built its stadium in Baltimore. This move is equally absurd and unrealistic.
 
2013-12-20 07:17:00 PM  

Scrotastic Method: red5ish: Candlestick Park is a freezing, windy shiathole.

Candlestick is a great place to play sports. And a real fan's favorite place to watch sports. Oh no, it's cold and windy -- be thankful you're not a fan in, you know, 2/3rds of the other stadiums in the NFL. Does Lambeau do something to mitigate the weather for the fans? Come on.

Tellurium: Are San Franciscans really that peeved about the team moving outside the city? Lots of teams don't play in the actual city limits. And it's a bit early to say they'll never move back.

Yes, very.

1) Santa Clara is a much different city with its own culture, and unless you're a venture capitalist the cities are completely disconnected from one another. I've been in SF for almost a decade and have been in Santa Clara once.

2) It's almost 50 miles away, reachable only by freeways that are perpetually bogged down as it is.

3) Despite the team PR there are no viable public transit options to the new city from outside of Santa Clara. And SF is not a town where people tend to own cars, so driving to the games isn't possible for a lot of fans.

4) San Francisco is not exactly a slouch of a city and, had the team wanted to, there were a few ways to accommodate them. But the team didn't want to.

Yes, there are teams whose houses are in other zip codes from their official cities. But in those cases, those cities are the suburbs, often a relatively remote one, and they're reachable by major freeways. Santa Clara is a whole other different metro area from SF.

What's basically happening is the team is moving to Santa Clara. It's the SF Football Squad in name only. And it farking blows goats.

The closest analog in terms of distance, traffic, transit, and culture is if a team from Washington DC built its stadium in Baltimore. This move is equally absurd and unrealistic.


well, the team's facilities and HQ have always been in Santa Clara anyways... that's a big reason why they chose Santa Clara over anywhere else

as for why they moved in general, i guess the team owners decided there were more football fans the further away from downtown San Francisco you got... which is probably pretty accurate, as the housing situation in the bay area is pushing people further out due to costs

at the very least it can't be as bad as Foxborough, which is in the middle of nowhere and there's one road
 
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