Despite the San Francisco 49ers being defeated in the Super Bowl, Bay Area Sports has been amazing this decade. From 2010 on, most of the Bay Area teams have put it together, or are starting to put it together. You know what your teams are good when other towns such as LA and Boston hate you. This is a good sign, and a look into how things have turned around.
San Fransisco Giants: The Giants are coming off a sweep of arguably one of the best teams in the MLB – the Detroit Tigers. Having won two of the last three World Series, the Giants are feared across all of the US. The Giants have gained the reputation as one of those teams that will always be intimidating. They will use that to their advantage for many years to come.
Oakland A’s: No one expected the A’s to make the playoffs last season. They didn’t become first in their division till the very last regular season game, beating out the Texas Rangers. No doubt, their magical run was amazing, but was unfortunately ended by the Tigers in five games. At one point behind 13 games in the AL West, the A’s woke up and became the talk of the Bay Area. The new season could be fun for them.
Oakland Raiders: Sorry, Raiders! With many things going wrong, the Raiders couldn’t get it right this season. Head coach Denis Allen lead the team in the wrong direction. On top of this, Darren McFadden was injured. Just what the Raiders needed.
San Fransisco 49ers: The Niners just lost the Super Bowl, true. But, how many teams can say that their team was in the Super Bowl 2013? Only the Ravens, who were victorious by three points on a very controversial call towards the end of the game. The Ravens had been in the playoffs for five consecutive seasons before finally bagging a Super Bowl Victory. The Niners, well they’ve got an even better shot next year. The Harbaugh Period.
San Jose Sharks: The Sharks have always had it together. Their GM, and their Coach, Tod McClellan have both been making those good decisions for years. The Sharks, although faltering in the playoffs, are still viewed as one of the best teams in the NHL – perennially. With a hot start to the season, the Sharks may look like title favorites, especially because of the lockout-shortened season.
San Jose Earthquakes: Chris Wondolowski, one of the best players in the MLS, has lead the Earthquakes to a legendary season. Unfortunately, they were bested by their adversaries down in LA. David Beckham and his LA Galaxy were able to win the Cup again this year, and beat out the Earthquakes. No matter, the Quakes are little stronger and more experience because of their loss. They are once again title favorites.
Golden State Warriors: With one of the best fan bases in the game today, the Warriors have always been intimidating. The problem in the past, however, was that that wasn’t the reality. The Warriors have been well under .500 for the passed years. The only time they’ve made the playoffs since 1992 was in 2007. Now at 30-18, the Warriors have new life. With new head coach Mark Jackson, the Warriors are holding the 5th seed in the West and are not giving it up – especially with an fairly easy second half of the season. The faithful fans finally have something to cheer about.
Sacramento Kings: Sorry Sac Town! With Sacramento having yet another terrible season, they are on the verge of moving to Seattle. Give credit to their fan base, however, who raised quite a bit of money to keep them there.