When the San Francisco Giants won the World Series in October, 36 people were arrested, a bus was smashed, fires were lit, and vandals ran amok.
Police were ready this time – remember, the Mayor knew this was coming and tried to get bars to serve something besides alcohol – and after Michael Crabtree couldn’t haul in this 4th down pass in the final two minutes (in the Miami-Ohio State BCS title game, this was a hold), it was over.
Denizens of San Francisco handled the loss well:
As the game drew to an end, dozens of police officers and sheriff’s deputies fanned out on foot, motorcycles and patrol cars. A police helicopter hovered above, watching for signs of trouble.Despite the large number of people on sidewalks, most appeared to be well-behaved in the Mission after the game. Police said 25 people were arrested for public intoxication, but that was only a preliminary count. A final count would not be available until Monday.
Nice showing, San Francisco. That’s a calmer night than when the 49ers hosted the Packers in the playoffs and everyone partied really, really hard.