Found January 17, 2012 on NBC Bay Area:
What with the stirring, stunning and ultimately stimulating football contest Saturday, it'd be hard not to be whipped up into a fresh frenzy for your San Francisco 49ers, who host the New York football Giants on Sunday for the right to compete in the Super Bowl. But chances are many of the hooting and hollering fans bedecked in fresh red and gold duds have never ventured out to the 'Stick to watch the likes of Garcia, Rattay, and Dilfer ply their trades. To them, Singeltary is something that happens on Saturday night. Via the real true blog fans at SFist, here are their five signs that you're a fair-weather 49ers fan. You live in the Mission: The city's hippest hood is inhabited by folks who a few months ago were wrapping up college finals in Palo Alto, projects in Mountain View, or doing something else somewhere else before they could afford that sweet condo on Valencia. Or so goes the prevailing wisdom, which says that -- for example -- the sport of baseball...

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