It's not so much that they suck, no actually it is, it is more about the atomic wedgies that two of the owners are putting to the fans. Repeatedly,,
Exhibit One: I go to the Warriors game. It's bad enough to have to look at the sickening yellow and blue jerseys. Now they are printing San Francisco on the back of fan jerseys and other merchandise.. Not to mention that all press conferences and team announcements are made in San Francisco. Not for nothing, but didn't Oakland build them a new practice arena? Plus, the Oracle is centrally located and has great accessibility. And the bridge on the jersey, well it ain't the Bay Bridge. They are not even trying to pretend that they are not moving to San Francisco.
Exhibit Two: Hi, my name is Lew "I can't wait to scrape Oakland off the bottom of my shoe" Wolf. Regardless of his reasons for leaving , and that is not what the post is about, how about showing the fans a little class. Was anyone in attendance at the games when he was wooing Fremont and they would have Fremont NIght at the ball park? Hey guys, I want you to pay full price to see a suck, oh excuse me rebuilding team for , say 3-4 years while i continue to build my San Jose Empire, complete with my brand new 18 million dollar hotel. I will also kindly denigrate the fanbase, decry your lack of loyalty all the while playing the "aw shucks, what is a billionaire to do "card? And by the way, don't count on being able to afford the prices for my new ballpark, you plebeians.And to really show my Snidely Whiplash side, I'll give you back FanFest with no f
major league players, poor Kurt, Dallas and Jemile notwithstanding. Although, they may be gone as well. The poor jamokes I feel sorry for are the folks who work in the promotions department, having to keep the giveaways current.
Raiders: Would it hurt you to have a secondary ? Go look up pass rush in the dictionary!! No, this is too soon,can't do it. Yes, I can.Hey. Hue, call me. I got a list of General Managers, Defensive Coordinators and guys willing to threaten to smack you up side the head when you want to go for one of your your "i'm sooooo over it " trick plays. But, at least you guys are trying, I think. No, I got one more. Hey Carson, why is it that you can throw a 70 yard bomb but can't throw a freaking 4 yard pass to get a first down, or wait for it , touchdown?
But hats off to the Raiders to working with the fans to get tickets sold. It was an exasperating, but fun ride. I miss you , Al.
So, where am I ? Raiders are done, A's will pad the other team's stats and the Warriors are at best, amusing.
But, the best thing about the Warriors and A's, you don't have to pay the billionaires and millionaires to see the games. I can now wholeheartedly wear the mantle of fans who "don't go tothe games unless there is a decent giveaway."Scott Hatteburg, I'm looking at you, babe.
Just sign me, Charlie Brown laying on his back on top of Snoopy's doghouse going "ARRRGH!!!!
And before you guys castigate me, I carried season tickets for all three teams. Will I continue to do so? In the words of Ricky Waters, former SF running back who refused to go up for a pass and expose himself to a guaranteed bone crushing pancaking, "For What, For Who?"