Muralists pose in front of their new creation at 23rd Street and Mission.
I often tell people that San Francisco progressives survived the Reagan-Bush I era by cheering for the 49ers. Perhaps we can recapture some of that meaningless delight watching our gladiators in this decade.
Besides the '9ers' playoff berth, we can also celebrate that the Dallas Cowboys no longer can claim to be "America's team." These days, more of us choose the publicly owned Green Bay Packers over Jerry Jones' prize 'Boys.