This is why they’re called San Francisco 49ers 

San Francisco 49ers officials would have you believe that the NFL is fully behind their plans to build a new stadium in Santa Clara and ready to award them a Super Bowl as soon as its completed.

And if you believe that you may have taken as many blows to the head as Steve Young.

Santa Clara voters have yet to vote on the stadium plans and no matter what the outcome, you can expect legal challenges. The team has yet to address myriad problems with the proposed stadium site, including inadequate parking and insufficient public transportation. And the NFL won’t even contemplate any Super Bowl bids until a stadium is built — which is why you shouldn’t hold your breath.

All those reasons are fueling the hopes of those who still believe a stadium at San Francisco’s Hunters Point Shipyard is the best option, and they are gathering this week for a rally to save The City’s cherished football franchise.

Former 49er President Carmen Policy and Planning Commission member Mike Antonini are among those expected at the rally which will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 at Pete’s Tavern, 128 King St., directly across from our other cherished team’s home field, AT&T park.

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