"Whether it's fair or not, the mayor is ultimately going to be blamed for losing
the 49ers," said Supervisor Gerardo Sandoval, who has had his own rocky
relationship with the team and Newsom. "Twenty years from now, people may not
remember exactly when the team left, but they are going to say, 'I think it was
when Newsom was mayor.' "
Monday, February 19, 2007
Newsom Fumbles 49ers?
November 10, 2006, Gavin Newsom is stunned to learn the San Francisco 49ers plan to pack up and move to Santa Clara. Cecilia M. Vega, Chronicle Staff Writer:
The potential political ramifications associated with losing a National Football League franchise to Silicon Valley were already in the air.
Looks like an uphill battle to keep the team in town. Click Stunned Mayor for the complete article.