Joe Blow Fan, R.I.P.

No wonder Jed York is always smiling.

The new Santa Clara stadium is completely sold out for the 2014 season. The cheapest seats are $850. If all 68,500 seats cost that much, the take per game season would be $58,225,000. The most expensive seats cost $3,750. If all the seats were sold at that price, it would be $256,875,000 per game season. Halfway between those high/low amounts is $198,650,000. Two hundred million per game season for tickets only, and not including suite income or concession sales or TV and broadcast revenue.

That’s some serious semi-serious cheese, Jed.

The only question left is whether any of these well-healed ticket purchasers knows how to cheer. Perhaps they can be prodded with timely text messages to their iphones.

This will be the first time in three years that the 49ers will open Training Camp as “not the best team in the NFC West.” If that’s still the case at the end of the season, it will mean that Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick have failed to deliver. Which might just wipe the smile off Jed’s face and put him in the cross hairs of a “franchise” moment.

Harbaugh would be entering the lame duck year of his contract and Kaepernick would be teetering oh so close to Steve Deberg status, both of them just good enough to get you beat.

Hiring Harbaugh in 2011 made Jed look smart. It was virtually a win-win decision, though, since anybody would have been better than Mike Singletary. The decision next offseason to keep Harbaugh or to fire him will not be so consequence limited. He’ll either be right and the new coach wins a Lombardi or two, or he’ll be wrong and the team’s fortunes will sink.

The safest, most corporate choice is to extend Harbaugh. Jed has a new stadium he needs to keep filled and Harbaugh has proven he can provide a winning team, year after year after year. That keeps butts in the seats and Jed smiling all the way to the bank.

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32 comments on “Joe Blow Fan, R.I.P.
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Happy 238th Birthday America! God Bless the USA!

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    If your ticket numbers are from the SJ Mercury article, I read
    ticket prices $850 to $3,750 annually which is total cost for 10 games so if you divide those numbers by the 10 games the face value is from $85 to $375 a game which is more palatable.

    The article also said that 30% of season ticket holders didn’t renew which leaves 70% of the Candlestick fan base going to Levi’s.
    Tickets are being sold at a premium because season ticket holders are factoring in the seat license fee they paid.
    Still you can see a game for under $150 vs The Chargers (least attractive home opponent) in Dec
    through the official 49ers Ticket Exchange

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Josh Gordon arrested again – DWI. This guy is making Aldon look like an amateur eff up.

  4. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Wasn’t Gordon to be part of the deal when we tried to trade Harbaugh to Cleveland? Josh could never have played a down for the Niners and we’d still have got the better end of that deal by showing Jimbo the door.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Josh Gordon’s drinking and Greg Roman’s play calling have the same effect on an offense, they both severely hamper the ability to score!

  6. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    As the Netherlands-Costa Rica quarterfinal match drones on into the 120th minute without a goal, we are duly reminded why soccer IS THE DULLEST MAJOR SPORT ON THE PLANET.
    I do get into it for the World Cup however, the finest teams in the world pretending that politics doesn’t matter in sports.
    The winner of this glorious match goes on to play Argentina.
    Germany will play a Brazil team which was ushered into the semis by friendly refs, according to former Argentina superstar Diego Maradona. Brazil will be without her best player however, out with injury. That’s
    Argentina-winner of this enthralling match (probably decided by penalty kicks, kinda like NFL teams’ placekickers having a shoot out at the end to decide playoffs games. No, I mean a real shootout with no other players allowed on the field except for a great leaper under the goal posts).

  7. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Netherlands 4, Costa Rica 3!!!! What a thriller!!!! I tell you, those penalty kicks just send shivers down my spine. Or maybe that was the chile verde.

  8. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    RT- I finally figured out where Greg Roman gets his play calling from, soccer! Zero to zero after 120 minutes, he was taking notes with Bullit.

  9. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    A 270 lb. slot receiver might be useful in a sport where you can only use your hands to foul.

  10. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    A 270 lb soccer player would show up with pre printed yellow cards!

    Wait a sec, I’m 288 lbs and have never played on a team where I wasn’t the leading scorer. Plus, I’ve never had a yellow card!

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Under the category of things that make you say, hmmm? Manziel was caught on camera rolling a bill in the bathroom of a Las Vegas night club.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Here’s that picture. Perhaps he was going McGiver and making a Qtip to clean his ears? The gross thing to me is he has his drink in the men’s room.

    What a combo Johnny Football and Josh Gordon on the same team.

  13. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Well, the first thing I think is he is snorting cocaine. But in all fairness he could have been doing something else with a rolled bill in a night club bathroom. Maybe they were doing relay races on the dance floor and that was the baton? Maybe he wanted to stick it behind his ear to look cool? Maybe it was for Josh Gordon and he was just doing his good deed for the day? We probably won’t really know what that rolled bill was for until Del chimes in with an explanation!

  14. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Johnny Eightball was making an antenna for his $20.00 stack cellphone . . .

  15. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ok, they are $1.00s. What a douche nozzle.

  16. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Guess he made it rain somewhere. Man, this guy will stupid himself out of the league before he even sets foot on the field.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    First of many to come posted Niner previews of the upcoming season.

  18. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    A couple theories on Johnny Football’s latest exploit:
    1) One of the vets was playing a trick on him and told him that’s how you make a Jefferson Airplane.
    2) He’s desperately in love with Lindsay Lohan and was just practicing how to please her; he doesn’t realize all it would take is flashing that stack of 1’s at her.

  19. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    3) He figured that’s how rich people give themselves enemas.

  20. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    4) One of the Vegas hookers refused him unless he had protection; he was just fitting to size.

  21. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    5) He was working on his unicorn impression; it’s a riot in the locker room.

  22. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    6) He didn’t have a plunger.

  23. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    RT could be on to something here! I like #5!

  24. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of outstanding beer ads….

  25. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of frivolous lawsuits . . .

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This has been around since the start of PFT

  27. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Got to love the AZ cheerleader hitting the list . . .

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap has a lookalike travelling with Johnny Football and posting pics.
    This guy is posting as “Corey Kaepernick”.

    Bizarre but the price of fame I suppose. Manziel isn’t doing Kap any favors by posing with Kap’s lookalike. In fact that’s an asshole douchebag move even for Johnny Football.

  29. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    5-0 Germany in the first half? I did Nazi that coming.

  30. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    GOOOOOOOOOOOAL Brazil! Only six more to go to tie. At least it might make Brazilian fans stop cheering Germany’s every move.

  31. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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