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Raiders, 49ers preseason series is history

Posted on: August 22, 2011 4:23 pm
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Oakland and San Francisco fight before the postgame shootings (AP).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

In the wake of two shootings that occurred after Saturday’s Raiders-49ers preseason game, the San Jose Mercury News’ Tim Kawakami is reporting that the annual preseason game between the two sides will end.

According to Kawakami, the local police departments and the NFL strongly encouraged the two teams to discontinue the series. There probably won’t be an announcement on the matter, Kawakami writes. Instead, the annual event probably will just fade away.

As CBSSports.com’s Ryan Wilson wrote Sunday, one of the men, who was shot in the stomach before he drove his truck to a security station to get help, was wearing a “F--- the 49ers” shirt. Police then pulled a man wearing a Raiders jersey off a party bus and considered him a suspect.

Also coming off the incident, 49ers owner Jed York told the Sacramento Bee that there was increased security at Saturday’s game and that there will be even better security for the team’s next home game against the Texans.

Obviously, more lights around the stadium would be a start.

"I don't know if you're going to be able to get up a bunch of light poles in four days before the next game," York told the paper. "But you're going to have a lot of security out there. You're going to have a lot of SFPD. We're going to work with them to make sure we have the appropriate levels of security to make sure all our fans feel safe and comfortable."

Then, strangely, York seemed to make the case that going to an 18-game schedule -- which the owners certainly haven’t forgotten about -- would eliminate postgame violence like this.

"I think when you have a preseason game, when you don't have your regular-season ticket holders coming to the game, I think that plays a big factor into it," York said.

While that explanation seems unlikely and inappropriate in this circumstance -- the intra-Bay rivalry probably had more to do with the violence than non regular-season ticket fans attending the game -- we all can agree that providing more security and more lights hopefully will curtail the violence we’ve seen at pro sporting events.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Aug 5, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2011 1:03 am
 

Raiders, 49ers preseason series is history

How did they get a gun in the stadium? Who would bring a gun to a game? raiders fans are nuts. When you go to their stadium you take your life in your hands. The only other team that has fans like this is in Philadelphia. 

 



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Raiders, 49ers preseason series is history

I've been to games all over the north east and violence isn't just in California.  My wife was punched by a Bills fan for cheering for the Cowboys.  A buddy of mine was threatened (different year) with a gun over a parking spot... and he's a Bills fan.  Instead of banning beer, put cameras in the parking lots and ban handguns.  Ban handguns everywhere.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2011 6:22 pm
 

Raiders, 49ers preseason series is history

The reason why all this stuff seems to happen here in California is becasue "our people" tolerate allowing illegals and we actually accept them w/ open arms.  America it has gotten absolutely ridiculous here and you need to step in and save California.  We are all on crack here, so it seems.



Since: Aug 25, 2011
Posted on: August 25, 2011 5:58 pm
 

Raiders, 49ers preseason series is history

"That's how California is" huh?  Sounds like you're a little predjudice yourself there buddy!  The race card is PLAYED OUT and your super educated guess on who they would or would not arrest is just as ignorant.  Concentrating on the skin color of any of these individuals does a disservice to all who have come before us fighting for REAL equality, not some dumb asses who got in a fight.  Bottom line, if you act right no one gets arrested.  And last time I checked, you were free to leave Cali any time you want...








Since: Sep 9, 2007
Posted on: August 25, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Raiders, 49ers preseason series is history

Greg Doyel says banning alcohol sales at events will solve the problem. Yeah, but still. beer doesnt kill people, people do. Make it really safe and ban all humans from the event.  I bring my own booze in anyway in my hollow leg so it won't stop me. Of course I am also nonviolent and haven't bought into the thug mentality either.  Going to the Giants game tonite, gonna have some rum and coke and watch a good ball game...Later!


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