The Bay Area will host Superbowl L in 2016. The decision, voted on by NFL team owners today, was not much of a surprise. The league has been eager to reward franchises that build new stadiums-- the 49ers, whose $1.2 billion Santa Clara stadium will open in 2014, follow in the recent footsteps of the ... More >>
San Francisco police arrested two men who they say are responsible for attacking and stabbing some Dallas Cowboys football fans near Candlestick Park on Sunday. Kristopher Viana, 22, and Alexandro F Arguelles, 30, both of San Francisco, were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and ... More >>
It was an active weekend for San Francisco for cops and criminals. Police made a few significant arrests, starting with a stabbing near Candlestick Park where the 49ers were playing the New York Giants on Sunday. According to police. the incident started at about 1:35 p.m. when two men approached a ... More >>
For those with Kezar Stadium memories, losing the 49ers hurts. So does knowing the city can no longer afford the team.Following that rarest of things -- a Super Bowl that came down to the final snap -- New England Patriots fans will be endlessly playing over the events in their minds. If only tha ... More >>
Take it from a Bears fan, there ain't no better rivalry in football, maybe in all of professional sports, than the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants. No two teams have had so many epic battles, so many knock-down, drag-out fights, as the 49ers and Giants. Both teams have to be among t ... More >>
The NFL is a hell of a business. Niners fans, paying an exorbitant amount for season tickets, will now be required to plink down tens of thousands of dollars in order to have the privilege of paying even more for tickets in the 49ers yet-to-be-constructed stadium.Fans sitting in the "club level" ... More >>
Accused murderer of the Bologna family jumped into a more violent clique in Richmond, witness testifies. One attorney alleges Bologna murders could have been prevented had federal agents deported Ramos when they first knew about his crimes.Edwin Ramos wasn't indicted with the 24 alleged MS-13 gangst ... More >>
You won't be riding this to a Rangers gameAs precarious as riding Muni to Giants games can be, it'll always beat taking public transit to Texas Rangers contests. Because you can't. Wikipedia readers and others have been bandying about the claim that Arlington -- home to the Rangers, Dallas Cowboy ... More >>
ICE Fucking Took ItThe federal government is not your friend. Barry Bonds knows this -- the home run king will be in federal court next year not for using steroids, but for allegedly lying to a federal grand jury about using them (this after a federal agent rooted through BALCO kingpin Victor Con ... More >>
Experts say ex-football players with head injuries often end up in the criminal justice system. Former USC lineman Chris Brymer is exhibit A.
Joe EskenaziJim McQuown looks forward to snapping up beer cans and empty bottles near AT&T ParkIt turns out you don't need a home to enjoy a home game. Friday's opening day at AT&T Park transforms Mission Bay from a banal realm of wide streets and boxy condos resembling something you'd fi ... More >>
p200eric/FlickrThink of it as getting permission to drink 20 percent more.The November blitz is coming, and it won't be wearing a Dallas Cowboys jersey. The yearly Bi-Rite Market Wine Blitz is an oakier, more elegant affair. Today through Sunday at 9 p.m. (and again from Dec. 10 through Dec. ... More >>
Paula AbdulAs people turn away from soap operas in droves, daytime television continues to pull out the dramatic stops in order to keep afloat in the recession. But if Days of Our Lives or All My Children wants a bit of a buzzy boost that a fictional transsexual rock star just cannot provide, the pr ... More >>
There's just something about sports uniforms that makes men who still blithely don the flannel shirts they were wearing when they heard Kurt Cobain died feel the need to weigh in on color combinations, trim, piping, texture, and accessories. I am one of these men. This is my prized possession. I bou ... More >>
Feel-good football tale scores with charm and sincerity
Numbers guy and Stanford MBA Paraag Marathe has become a scapegoat for the 49ers' failure, but he's really the future of the NFL
Tony Espinoza poured his dot-com millions into the fanciest music studio in town. With balls like that, who needs street cred?
Going in the Tank
The amazing transformation of Carmen Policy, defender of mobsters, babysitter to flashy kid moguls, and now savior of the Cleveland Browns
The mindless, endless Mission gang war doesn't have Bernstein music or Sondheim lyrics. Just Surenos, Nortenos, and dead kids.