SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP / BCN) — A spirit of hope and anticipation across San Francisco rapidly deteriorated Sunday to sullen disappointment after the San Francisco 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl.
In the city’s Mission District, which had been the center of celebrations — and violence — after the San Francisco Giants won the World Series last fall, disappointed fans stumbled out of bars after the 34-31 loss.
“Damn, that’s all I have to say,” said Niners fan David Mejia, 32, of San Francisco.
As the game drew to an end, dozens of police officers and sheriff’s deputies fanned out on foot, motorcycles and patrol cars. A patrol helicopter hovered above, watching for signs of trouble. More than 400 SFPD officers were on duty, triple the usual number of officers working on a Sunday, police said.