Levi’s-49ers Work Out Stadium Naming Deal, Inevitable Jokes Ensue


The San Francisco 49ers and Levi Strauss announced today that they have reached an agreement for the naming rights of San Francisco’s new stadium. The deal is actually quite lucrative for the 49ers, but that doesn’t mean that the stadium’s name won’t end up sounding extremely out of place.

Why yes Victoria, that is an excellent idea!

Please let that come true. Please let that come true. Please let that come true.

Worst part of that joke is that, about an hour later, it was actually made by someone at the press conference officially announcing the deal.

Of course, there was a 49er fan who tried to join the party. 

To be fair, Alex is a friend from back when we both were writers for Fansided’s Seattle Mariners site. We give each other crap all the time, he’s not the usual delusional trash-talker. So don’t give him too much crap for it. I know he was joking……mostly.

Of course, there’s also the interesting side story here that Seahawks’ QB Russell Wilson is a paid spokesman for the brand.

I can’t wait to make that joke every time the Seahawks are in that stadium over the next decade to two.

Even NFL Network’s Rich Eisen couldn’t help from making jokes.

Of course, Eisen wasn’t the only media member to get in on the act.

Of couse, I didn’t let this opportunity for silliness go unheeded either. I decided to quickly (and poorly) mock up the 49ers uniforms as if they were wearing jeans. Take a look:

As usual though, there are people out there with better ideas than mine.

Why yes, yes they should. Wouldn’t that be an awkward site on Sundays? I think I might die laughing if that actually happened.

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