Tuesday, January 28, 2014

San Francisco isn't Bulls country anymore

The magnetic schedule on my refrigerator shows games through the beginning of April, but the SAN FRANCISCO BULLS won't be playing any of them.
The ECHL team announced it was ceasing operations  yesterday.
Coach Pat Curcio said in a statement:
"The team was hoping to secure new ownership, however the terms of an updated deal were unable to be finalized, cancelling the remainder of the season."
The team served as an affiliate of the SAN JOSE SHARKS, which was good, but played home games in the decrepit COW PALACE, which was decidedly bad. The arena is a relic from the 1970s, not a venue for a 21st sports team, and the negative attributes of the Cow Palace certainly contributed to the financial losses that drove the Bulls into extinction.
I watched a game last month, during a regular visit back home. It never dawned on me the team would cease to exist before I got around to visiting the Bay Area again.


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