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Monday, February 4, 2013

49ers Fans Were Too Disappointed to Trash San Francisco Last Night

Posted By on Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 7:04 AM

This didn't happen last night - COURTESY OF SFMTA
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If ever there were a silver lining to be had from our sad Super Bowl loss, it's that nobody was excited enough to smash up businesses and beat up other football fans.

Disappointed fans instead drowned their sorrows in a bottle of alcohol (sorry, Mayor Lee) before stumbling home to pass out and forget about the team's 34-31 loss against the Ravens.

According to San Francisco police, preliminary numbers indicate 25 people were arrested last night on suspicion of public intoxication. Of course, the third quarter blackout didn't help the city's intoxication level, giving football fans 34 extra minutes to drink heavily. Call it a cosmic smack to Mayor Ed Lee, who was hoping nobody would drink at all.

Other than the occasional drunk who tossed a beer bottle at a cop, Muni buses remained untorched and the Mission District remained (mostly) untouched.

"City-wide, everything seemed to be pretty good," Officer Carlos Manfredi told the SF Appeal. "We did have a couple of flare-ups in the Mission District but otherwise everyone seemed to be behaving themselves."

Consider that a small victory.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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