A friend of the Citrus Report attended the 49ers vs Raiders preseason football game (we have no idea why, because it is preseason, the NFL blows, Raiders and Niners fans are the worst, and Candlestick Park is the worst place to watch professional sports in North America, but we digress) and said to us, “it was fucking unreal. Like being in jail.” You may have heard if you are in the USA, but there were fights in the stadium, fights in the parking lots, shootings in the parking lots, all during a PRESEASON, pointless sporting event with no bearing on anything. Even a regular season game has no bearing. But people, wearing their expensive football gear, decided to fight and shoot each other.
This is a microcosm of how fucked up our country is. Sure, other nations fight, throw bottles, and have barbaric actions at sporting events. But this is goddamn a preseason game in the Bay Area, where our football teams play in cities where they aren’t even headquartered. There is no allegiances, shit, the players change every year. You care about Frank Gore? Jason Campbell? Come the fuck on. We don’t have jobs, the world’s economy is falling apart, education is on the brink of major disaster, and we are fighting in the stands of pointless sporting events.
This happens with NFL owners make billions, players make millions, but fans don’t even get decent protection in the stands if they want to attend a game. What ever happened to security? The 49ers should ashamed of themselves. They have wanted to leave SF for years, and have left a stadium with no proper 2011 updates just rot, including the surrounding areas of the stadium. Poor lighting, poor parking situations, less security, just a breeding ground of drunken debauchery. And its crap. Just pure shit.
Then again, leaders of this country in a way probably love this. While they are comfortable in their upper class homes and PhD backgrounds, they can sit and look at the “other” people as they are distracted by jerseys and gang affiliations at preseason football games. Why do we allow leaders the satisfaction to know we aren’t paying attention? That we are far more interested in going to a preseason game to fight then to put our energy into something constructive? It may seem like a loose analogy, but it just feels like another example of how far this country has sank into the pit of no return; we are damaged. And we do it to ourselves.
From The Citrus Report