Despite wanting winners and hoping Alex Smith magically becomes the quarterback he was paid to be, our 9ers’ record was about as dismal as Al Davis’ cognitive functions. For many, this year’s Super Bowl is just a friendly reminder that there’s one team better than our past dynasty: the Steelers.
SFPD knows you’ll probably want to drink away the Steelers’ inevitable victory and 7th Super Bowl win, which is why they’re cracking down on DUIs early.
Saturday night, (that’s February 5), there will be a DUI checkpoint set up at Geary and Steiner. Even if you start your sad festivities early, they’re ready. The checkpoint runs from 8:30pm to 1am.
“We’re out after football fans doing their celebrating early along with anyone else who makes the irresponsible decision to drink and drive,” says SFPD Traffic Company commander, Capt. Al Casciato.
And celebrate we might, still. Chico-born and Cal-bred QB superstar Aaron Rodgers may guide his Packers to victory. Oh, wait. The 9ers-Packers rivalry is still in existence and the 9ers’ could’ve had Rodgers instead of Smith.
Well, maybe there is no real reason to celebrate. In the football world, our team is about as relevant as a Joe Montana Sketchers commercial. Whether you’re drinking for love of the game or contempt of a team, remember to use Muni, a cab, or a designated driver and stay safe. And cheer up, Bay Area. At least you don’t live in Pittsburgh or Green Bay.