Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 9/20/12

The pro teams in San Francisco are loving each other right now. After it was revealed on Wednesday that the NFL threatened to fine Alex Smith if he wears his San Francisco Giants hat to anymore pregame or postgame press conferences, Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided he would lend his support for Smith and the Niners.

“This is our way of supporting him for supporting us,” Bochy said while proudly sporting a red and gold hat on Thursday. “And we’re all 49ers fans here so this is in honor of Alex. I’m glad he didn’t have to pay the fine. That’s good news.”

Bochy said he has been a Niners fan since he came to San Francisco and praised Jim Harbaugh for what he has done with the organization since taking over. When asked if he was going to get fined for wearing the Niners hat, Bochy said what a lot of us have been thinking.

“I don’t think so. I hope not,” he said. “We’re having some fun with this. This is what it’s about. Sometimes we take things a little too serious, I think. (Smith) comes out here and supports us and we do appreciate it so this is our way of saying thanks.”

Endorsement deals are endorsement deals, but it’s nice to see Bochy repaying the favor. As we know, the NFL can be pretty unreasonable when it comes to having fun.

H/T Pro Football Talk

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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