Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 2/4/13
I grew up in the Bay Area of California. I was born in Oakland in 1976, and moved to the Bay Area suburbs in 1986, so watching Bay Area NFL football is just something that I have always done.The Bay Area football fan bases are pretty much separated by the bay water itself.If you stay in the East Bay which is Oakland, Hayward, Richmond, San Leandro etc., you are most likely an Oakland Raiders fan.If you live on the peninsula which is San Francisco, Burlingame, Daly City, and Marin County, which is the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge you are probably a Niners fan.The South Bay where San Jose is located is pretty much an even split between Raiders and 49ers fans.Watching the 49ers this season was a definite treat. Especially after the dark times that the franchise had gone through with the family squabble over ownership of the team and the 49ers product falling off after their 2002 season.But now, these last two seasons have given 49ers fans a whole lot of hope with the arrival of...
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