When the San Francisco Giants knocked the Detroit Tigers out in four masterful World Series contests on October 28, the Golden State Warriors—soon to be the Giants’ San Francisco neighbors—celebrated right along with them.
No, Klay Thompson was NOT responsible for the fire at 19th and Mission.
But the Dubs sure do like to tweet their support for Bay Area teams. Here’s what a few of them said in the wake of the Giants’ second World Series championship in three years:
Not to be lost in all the Giants’ celebration, a cursory run through all these players’ Twitter feeds shows a consistent message from their followers. Almost without exception, people are putting the Warriors on deck for success. First the Giants won the Series in 2010, then the 49ers returned to respectability, making it to last year’s NFC title game. And now the Giants have done it again.
To a lot of fans, that apparently means it’s time for the Warriors to join the party.
While the Dubs are certainly a few steps further away from championship contention than either of their soon-to-be San Francisco co-tenants, don’t forget how quickly the Niners turned things around, retaining most of the same roster that Mike Singletary ran into the ground. Full disclosure: it still worries me (and it should worry you) that Mike Singletary and Mark Jackson are eerily similar.
All that aside, it’s great to see the Dubs supporting their local teams, even if it might be for the sole purpose of engendering some Twitter good will.