How’s this for slight of hand? Mayor Ed Lee and several prominent civic leaders are reportedly working on a plan to have San Francisco designated as the host city for the Super Bowl in 2016 or 2017. Which would be a pretty neat trick since by then the 49ers will be settled into their new Santa Clara stadium on San Jose’s doorstep.
Of course it may not be a problem within the reality-challenged geography of professional sports, where “New York’s” two NFL teams play in New Jersey and where a baseball team in Orange County (Anaheim to be precise) calls itself the Los Angeles Angels. Chronicle