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It's Official: Santa Clara Will Bid for 49ers

Gavin, you'd better lace up your girdle, ruin your hair with a helmet, pop in your mouthpiece and get ready to slap some ass: it's time to play some football. Following a 6-1 vote by the Santa Clara City Council, the city has been officially cleared to enter into talks with the 49ers over a proposed $916 million stadium. "Jed York, son of the 49ers owners, declared himself "ecstatic" after the vote and said he was confident a deal would be struck," says the Merc. Touchdown! [SJ Mercury]