The San Francisco Giants have had their struggles living up to the extremely talented and traditionally stout San Francisco 49ers in years past. Thanks to two MLB world series in a matter of three seasons the Giants began to slowly steal the clout away from the 49ers, but with Super Sunday on the horizon things have changed.
While it’s not Joe Montana or Steve Young jerseys being worn, the town is still up crazy about one of the most talented NFL players to ever put on a 49ers uniform in Colin Kaepernick. The sports crazed town has taken to the quarterback similarly to the way strange characters like Tim Lincecum and Pablo Sandoval were pleasantly received, but the ultimate question becomes is it a baseball or football town?
Growing up in the Chicago Suburbs I can stand firm that Chicago is definitely a Chicago Cubs town whether Chicagoans would like to admit it or not. No matter how good or bad the team is they are always the topic of conversation.
I believe the opposite is true in San Francisco where the 49ers reign supreme and the Giants are a story when they are good and obviously take hold of the city when they win championships.
It’s somewhat disheartening for Giants players as the lust of winning a World Series may be undermined when a Lombardi Trophy makes its way to the Bay once again.
In my mind, the 49ers parade will be larger if they do win just because football is such a huge event and carries so much clout nationwide.