49ers embezzling half a million dollars from SF on parking fees -- fine, let the small-time thieves move -- as far away as possible
---the Dork family once again shows itself as a nest of small-time chicken-shit embezzlers... so I'm no longer opposing them moving away -- I only ask that if the Dork family is allowed to keep the team they stole from Eddie D, they move as far away as possible to some small-time burg that can use a team that pretends to be of NFL caliber -- like Fiji -- and I mean no disparagement to Fiji, don't want to suggest they're the same sort of cheap-ass crooks as the Dorks -- just that it's far enough away... Vanuato... Prince Edward Island... Patagonia... Kathmandu... they're all downwind and far enough away to keep the stink away.
I was really enjoying watching what Mike Singletary is doing.
I think he can/will be a great coach.
I feel bad for the players who ARE putting it all out there, honestly and without cheating the fans. Now if only we could have an owner who does the same, it might all work.
But it's like Chris Cohan and the Warriors -- if the owner is an asshole, the team is likely to be shitty. (Coincidentally, he seems to ALSO be something of a thief, at least according to the IRS.)
Too bad. I like the people I know who live in and around Santa Clara and wouldn't wish that family of small-time pickpockets on them.
People say Bangkok is a real shithole -- maybe that would be a perfect fit -- how about moving there?
San Francisco Chronicle --
Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 07:19:22 PT
As we reported about a month ago,the city controller contends the 49ers owe San Franciscans more than half a million bucks in miscalculated parking fees at Candlestick Park - $569,041 to be exact.
Yet despite the official report released Wednesday, the team continues to say the argument is nonsense.
The city contends that parking rent must be paid based on sold parking spaces, not on the size of the 7,000-space city lot. Invariably, parking pass holders don't show and then other fans pay to use those spots, but the team isn't giving the city a cut of that extra money, said Rich Hillis, deputy director at the Recreation and Park Department.
"It's not a gift to the 49ers. They sold parking," Hillis said. "They don't refund the money, they keep it. Whether people show up or not, they have to pay the appropriate tax and the appropriate lease payment."
The team called that argument "simply wrong."
"The city is not entitled to rent for prepaid cars that park in other parking areas, or that do not park there at all," Larry MacNeil, the team's chief financial officer, wrote to the auditor.
So, anyone want to build a new stadium together?