Super bowl L (50) in Santa Clara! Be ready to SERIOUSLY shell out some cash to ever see the 49ers in Santa Clara!!

New Niner stadium in Santa Clara

Now that Super Bowl 50 or “L” will be held at the San Francisco 49ers new stadium,  Levi’s Stadium, in Santa Clara (that by the way, is ahead of schedule and will be the new stadium after this last season at Candlestick), fans should expect to pay a lot more for a ticket than one at the stick!

 

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Are some holidays and events socially media intertwined more than others?

Watching the big game on two huge screens in K...

Watching the big game on two huge screens in Klaus!!! #superbowl (Photo credit: Eweinhoffer)

I was just sitting here on my bed watching painfully our 9ers play without fire in their bellies and losing badly at the Superbowl.  My computer sits on my lap and i am checking my local blog sites (bernalwood.wordpress.com, CurbedSF.com & the SFist.com).  I decide to go to my blog stats page to see if my theory held up.

My theory was that stats for visits for my posts would be low, just like they were Christmas day.

My Christmas day prediction was wrong and today’s Super Bowl day prediction on visits was also wrong.

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My prediction on Xmas was that there would be a lot of people online viewing blogs and social media sites.  They weren’t.  They in retrospect were of course with family and probably in a food-semi coma.  NOT online.

My prediction for today was similar to what the actual xmas outcome was.  I assumed that people would be at Superbowl parties and at bars across the USA, getting drunk and basically only connecting to the big screen TV and possibly their sattellite that connects to their big screen TV.

 

But i was wrong again.  Views are high on Superbowl Sunday.  Views are low on Christmas.  So, Superbowl Sunday is a social media intertwined event and Christmas is not.  I wonder what the 4th of July will be….

Do people have a right to call 911 for a noise complaint during the Super Bowl?

Super Bowl XLV logo

Super Bowl XLV logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While watching the game this year, i decided it might be interesting to turn on the SF Police scanner and listen to how much mayhem is afoot.

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It is not yet to the half and things are pretty tame and i would say on the quiet side.  What has been catching my attention is how many code 415 calls there have been.  Code 415 is a noise complaint.

A noise complaint??  SERIOUSLY??  So, you mean that jack hammers, saws, large machinery and all kinds of other daytime sounds are equally as loud if not louder, and there is not big code 415s then.  Do people have a right to call 911 at 4:30 in the afternoon on a sunday when their team happens to be playing at that very moment in the super bowl?

This whole town has the feeling of it being a holiday.  Just as it did during the Giants run to the World series champions.  NO ONE in San Francisco on this Sunday, could possibly NOT know that the Superbowl is on OR that we are IN IT!!

To me, it seems like an extreme waste of resources on a day where there are going to need all that there is.

What do you think?  Am i a biased Super Bowl fan or an insensitive loud ass chick in general, or does this seem ridiculous to you as well.  I would be curious to hear your thoughts.

P.s.  I also actually heard a call due to a dog barking!  A DOG BARKING??  Are we living in a world that thinks that life is silent or should be?  Now i like my peace and quiet too, but daytime is free game.  If all of those builders etc can jack hammer next to my house for 5 hours straight starting at 7:00 am, cant a dog bark for a few minutes on a sunday afternoon?

This is a Super Bowl for the history books…. Especially for San Francisco!

Since i was a little little girl, I have been a San Francisco 49ers fan.  I really had no choice.  Technically i am a 3rd generation 9er and SF Giants fan because my grandma who lived in San Francisco my whole life, for being a little old lady, was a huge local sports team fan (9ers and Giants only.  There is only so much time in a year!).  She would complain about how cold and windy Candlestick was which was why she never that i can remember actually went to a physical game (the fact that she had SEVERE arthritis maybe had a little bit to do with it too….) but it seemed for months at a time, we would be forced to sit in front of the TV and watch a lot of green grass move back and forth.

Initially, i LOATHED these LONG & BORING tv broadcasts.  We may have only gotten 4 channels (this was before any cable, or even remote controls) but there had to be something better on to watch than this display of testosterone!  But *sigh* i was out ranked and out numbered and was forced to sit with the rest of the family for what seemed to be HOURS watching 49er games and Giants games.  (i liked the football games better to watch on tv, because the Giants in Candlestick was a pretty slow experience for a child to have to sit through AND the Giants were perpetually losing during this period of time… BUT i am no fair weather fan! I am just an antsy fan).

We had playoff games taped over movies on our VHS’s and my mom even broke the crystal face of her watch one year (i think it was the year that we beat the Bronco’s that year) when she jumped up to cheer with so much gusto that her jade bracelet careened into the poor watch.  It was a very enthusiastic event when there was a good game in my house.  It holds many memories for me as a child.

I suppose its like having to go to church as a child & that the repetitive drilling at a young age kinda implants a feeling of comfort in you.  If you do the same thing when you get older, It is an old friend.  Its like a hot toddy on a cold night.  You may not even like hot toddys early on, but when it comes back to you at a different time, the familiarity makes it taste damn like home and quite tasty!  This is the same thing for me and my childhood sports teams.

Now as an adult, i have been able to make my own decisions about wether or not i actually do like football and baseball.  The consensus is for me that YES.  I like our 9ers and our Giants A LOT!!

The two things that i like the best about these two teams are

  • They are classy.  They actually behave like role models for our youth.  You never hear of poor sportsmanship or lewd behavior and they are always gracious… even when on a losing streak (and in the 70’s the 9ers and the 80’s the Giants really were).
  • They are also old school SF.  Now I know that the Giants came from New York in 1958 but they have been here now longer than they were there (i think!) and the 9ers are true local SF, first playing at Kezar Stadium before moving to the Stick.

Local pride runs (or now days more like ran) thick through me.  Maybe it is my family link to the city through my ancestry being a descendent of Levi’s or the fact that my grandma lived here my whole life and my parents met here the first year that Perry’s restaurant opened where my dad worked, (my mom worked at the Cooperage which is now a different name a couple doors down.) in the 1960’s.  I have been coming to the city to see my grandma my whole life.  I then moved here as soon as i was out of High School.  She died a few years later, but i have stayed and made this city my home ever since.  I am very attached to this city.  What can I say.

This Super bowl is a really important event for the city of San Francisco because this is the last and final year that the 49ers are actually SAN FRANCISCO 49ers.  Next year they will have traded up to a more lucrative town and deal.  It is an end of an era.

Not only that but it is the first time in history (and possibly only time in history) that brother vs. brother will be competing for the ultimate prize.  This is going to be one serious hell of a game here on Sunday.  Maybe the biggest deal of any Super Bowl yet to take place.

I hope that the game is an exciting one.  I have a feeling it will be (can you imagine how exciting it must be for Jack Harbaugh?!  Which son to cheer for?  BOTH OF COURSE!

The Ravens will be tough to beat.  They won 9 AFC Championship games since 2000 winning the Super Bowl in 2001 against the NY Giants.  But we have the golden child Colin Kaepernick and the amazing Frank Gore.  We have good defense and quick offense.  We will just have to wait and see.

Colin Kaepernick and Jim Harbaugh

amazing Frank Gore

But if we are able to win the Super Bowl, then SF will have taken both the World Series AND the Super Bowl all in the same year, the last year that the 9ers are here.  It would be a moment to remember forever.

Regardless it will be a moment to be remembered forever because it is the 9ers last SF game and that is something sad and yet special.

Jim Harbaugh

GO 49ERS!!! Do it for the city who has loved you for a VERY long time!! (and then just leave.  just leave us…. Waah!! kidding… kinda.)

For the first time EVER it is Brother Vs. Brother going head to head for the Super Bowl… Now, that is a golden family!

 

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Have you ever met anyone who is part of a family that just seems to have it all.  Looks, personality, success and repeating success within any one industry?  I would say that the Williams sisters are within tennis.  The Kennedy’s are within politics.  The Barrymores are within acting.  You get the picture.

These families are rare.  Not many families do all of its members (or most) have success throughout and within one profession.  We could go on for a couple of hours thinking of who others are and there are some, but not too many.  Because if there were, you would personally know at least one.  Most of us do not.

This year the name Harbaugh will have to be added to this super-talent family list.  And in a big way, because they accomplished something that has never been done before.

To start with, Jim and John (sons of Jack) are the first two brothers EVER to be head coach of an NFL team  On top of that, for the first (and maybe last) time ever, THEY WILL BE BATTLING FOR THE SUPPER BOWL!!  That is right.  It is bro vs. bro for the whole shebang!

Jim which is the younger brother of Jack, was recruited from being Stanford’s head coach to sign a 5 year deal with the San Francisco 49ers in 2011.  The first year as the 9ers head coach, he lead them to the NFC championship game, where they lost in a 20-17 overtime score, keeping them out of the Super Bowl for that first year.

This year Jim Harbaugh leads the 49ers to a win over the Atlanta Falcons for the NFC Championship game with a final score 28-24 thus sending them on to the Super Bowl.

Jim’s brother John is bringing his Baltimore Ravens to the Super Bowl by having beaten the Patriots this year (which is the team that they lost to in the AFC Championship game last year.).  The Ravens have been one of the teams that can get it done showing so by the fact that they went to the Playoffs 9 times since 2000.

Both Jim and John have had football in their lives due to the fact that their dad, Jack is the head coach for U of Michigans football team.

SO… A whole entire family of coaches (also to mention, Jacks son-in law, Tom Crean is the head mens basketball coach for Indiana University Hoosiers), how on earth does one within the family pick a team to cheer for.

Who ever would think that a family would be in a situation to have this dilema.  Does this show the truth in favorites or would this create any family tension or just complete family pride?

I tell you, i would love to be a fly on the wall when this family sees one another for the first time after the game.  To be so happy for one and so sad for the other would maybe make one feel a bit crazy.  I bet that there is some guilt and jealousy involved in the whole thing wether or not they want and or try to have there be. But also a load of support and honor as well, for both!

I dont know if i will ever in the rest of my life see the stars align to allow Brother vs. Brother for the biggest game of the year in the USA.

I personally (being a San Francisco native,) must pick my dear 49ers to win.  And actually i only really care about them winning this game, this year.  Next year they can lose.  I dont give a shit.

They must win this year because this is the VERY LAST YEAR that they are playing as TRUE SAN FRANCISCO 49ers.  Next year they may be called SF 49ers, but we will all know that they will really be the Santa Clara 49ers.  No more Candlestick park, No more SF local team.  No more playing for the working man.  No.  When they move, the only people who will be able to afford tickets to their new Santa Clara Stadium will be the same group of arrogant aholes that are forcing out the local SF population for high rent and high tech wages.  It is all just another playtime for the rich.

But not this year.  This year they are STILL ours… That is SAN FRANCISCO’s 49ers. And what a way to end an era of SF football… With a Super Bowl win against the Ravens (which wont be an easy win if we do!).

SO GO 9ers!!  Please do it for all of the steadfast old time fans that have been there for you for your duration.  We will be so proud and it will be a gift of thank you to us.  That is the least you could do since you are ditching us.   Right??

 

the timing of the acusations against Michael Crabtree (of the 49ers) seems somewhat fishy to me….

How ironic that someone claims a sexual assault against a player of the 49ers just 2 days before their big division game that determines which team will go on to the Super Bowl. 

Some of the things that seem off are the following….

Timing… the timing of both the alleged attack on Sunday morning (the morning after wining their big playoff game) as well as the timing of when it was reported and Crabtree was taken in for questioning.

Why would anyone be so foolish as to risk their entire career RIGHT before the 2 biggest games of their possible life so far?  Our 9ers pride themselves on behaving with dignity and always have.  This is one of my very favorite traits they have… they are a class act.

The timing of the press release has got to lend to some team distraction which could, in all possibility, throw their game off come Sunday.

My gut instinct is that this is just too convenient and stupid on the players part to be a real claim (if it is, there is nothing i condone about ANY kind of sexual attack.  Don’t get me wrong!) but if it is real, he should be charged with the offense.  IF IT IS NOT LEGITIMATE, Whoever made the false claim, should receive some sort of reprimand. 

This to me looks like a clear sabotage stunt.  Why would they not arrest him otherwise?  Thinking about how some people gamble their life savings on things as stupid as a playoff game, i suppose i could see the desperation in head that could possibly make someone make such false claims.  But to accuse someone of something so socially charged as a sexual assault, they BETTER have the proof and hard evidence to back it up or we need to get to the root of who tried to compromise our team right before the division game. 

I dont like it one little bit!  I smell something fishy!