Coming out of the nap room, fully rested after a week off, the SF 49ers returned to form. Taking on the Jacksonville Jaguars, who possessed an identical record as the 49ers, (5-3) were well…obliterated by the red and gold.
This was the type of performance which had been absent the past few games. Fans expect 49er victories, and there was no disappointment in this one. The final score of 34 to 3 was a display of dominance, determination and drive. Congratulations to the team, managers and owners.
Take note, there are still a few residents and community leaders who are afraid of the 49ers. Somewhere in their wiring, they have a very short circuit. These folks need a villain they can point fingers to as a power-hungry organization wanting to gobble up everything in town. That point of view is strictly for political purposes and has no factual basis.
After ten years in Santa Clara, the 49ers have been amazing. They continue to support Santa Clara schools, nonprofits and dozens of charities. Their management company continues to schedule fabulous events at the stadium, like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift. Events that have produced millions for Santa Clara.
And how much have the 49er critics produced for Santa Clara? Exactly Zip! Nada! Nothing!
Mayor Lisa Gillmor, an outspoken critic of the 49ers for the past ten years, has made history with Santa Clara finances. She is the only public figure known in Santa Clara history to take office with a $41 million surplus and end her first two terms in office with a $17 million deficit.
Oh, that’s right. It must have been the 49er’s fault!
What a crock!
Where did all that money go?
Better streets, parks and playgrounds? Not in Santa Clara.
Mayor Gillmor works very hard. Primarily pointing her finger at the 49ers and the council members who disagree with her, all the while ignoring the obvious.
Her salary awards to the SCPD catapulted them into the highest paid cops in the state. In return, they supported and funded her reelection.
Her narrow win of 700 votes — after a political career that spans four decades —indicates she is not considered an overwhelming choice. The 49.5 percent that voted for her opponent Anthony Becker indicates a major divide. It’s unsurprising that Becker is now the focus of her political retaliation.
Obviously, this also must be the 49er’s fault.
And no doubt, there are folks in Santa Clara that still believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and that Mayor Gillmor can do no wrong.