Most of us remember the last time the 49ers played a playoff game in Atlanta. It was the game after "The Catch II," when Terrell Owens -- after dropping several passes all game -- held on to a Jeff Garcia laser that vaulted the Niners over the hated Green Bay Packers in January 1999. But that's n ... More >>
The Niners' NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons features a rarity in football gambling: the Falcons, the home team and the NFC's number one seed, will play the game as the underdog. When the line opened on Monday morning, San Francisco was a 3-point favorite. By Tuesday evening, the ... More >>
At some point during this NFL season, it became clear that the league is changing, the limits of playing quarterback quickly expanding: young athletes equally threatening through the air and on the ground, improvising their steps, confounding defenses with fakes and jukes. Cam Newton had foreshadow ... More >>
We already know how Bay Area dogs feel about Mitt Romney, but nobody considered the cat vote until now. NBC brings this phenomenal election report about Mr. Nuts, a Fremont feline who took a dump on Mitt Romney, thus predicting Obama's victory tonight. The cat's owner, Michael Ostrofsky, gave Mr. Nu ... More >>
Type in 49ers.com into a URL browser, and the Internet takes you to the San Francisco 49ers' official website. Same story for raiders.com, as well as for many other teams, like the Bengals, Steelers, Seahawks, Patriots, Packers, Redskins, and more. But type in bears.com and the internet sends you t ... More >>
San Francisco 49ers fans still in search or a silver lining, take heed: Rather than be blinded with science, embrace it! Matt Lane, an S.F. native and alumnus of University High, is now a doctoral student in mathematics at UCLA. On his Math Goes Pop! blog, he recently pondered whether the 49 ... More >>
Chances are you hate Nickelback -- or at least profess to. Have you ever met anyone who told you they liked Nickelback? I haven't. But somebody, somewhere is buying their records. If they weren't, the band would've quit already (unless its members are still going just to spite the world -- which ... More >>
Is this the face of evil?In a recent interview that just so happened to take place on Super Bowl Sunday, Donald Rumsfeld -- who was notoriously regarded as callous during his term as Defense Secretary during George W. Bush's Iraq War -- dropped another "evildoer" reference. But this time he was t ... More >>
Get his keys! Quick! The national holiday of overindulging in booze and substandard cheese-related snacks is coming on Feb. 6. Around here, that's what we call it -- The National Holiday of Overindulging in Booze and Substandard Cheese-Related Snacks. Those who are into the whole brevity thing ju ... More >>
Brooks Conrad, the Giants' MVPA few hours after the San Francisco Giants' Greek tragedy of a win over Atlanta yesterday, I realized the headaches have returned. Back during the World Series run of 2002, your humble narrator essentially had a headache throughout the Fall. Clenching one's teeth dur ... More >>
myspace.com/abtheseaIn 2008, two students at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh packed up their life, bid farewell to a lifestyle of cheese, beer, bratwurst -- and a favorite local band called Cheeseheads With Attitude -- and drove west to San Francisco. The two guitarists, Koley O'Brien and Joe ... More >>
Courtesy of Harmann Studios and the Green Bay Packers. Used with permission. Craig Newsome celebrates the Green Bay Packers' victory in Super Bowl XXXI following the 1996-97 NFL seasonFormer Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers defensive back Craig Newsome has joined the ranks of U.S. athlet ... More >>
Justin Page'I dedicate this touchdown to L'Oreal...'Mayors Gavin Newsom of San Francisco and Ron Dellums of Oakland come from different generations, but both have been assailed by their critics with the same adjective: detached. So no matter who drafts the better team tomorrow in a Yahoo! fantasy ... More >>
Longtime 49ers announcer managed to be great without being good By Joe Eskenazi Scientific data does not exist to back my claim -- a grant application is pending -- but I believe that "Road House" is, quantifiably, the best bad movie of all-time. It stars Patrick Swayze as a legendary bouncer bro ... More >>
Only one other player was chosen lower in the draft than Vickiel Vaughn. But the 49ers rookie still believes he can reach his NFL dream.
Adam Sandler, a star quarterback? If only they were joking.
The Positive Coaching Alliance asks hard-bitten coaches to fill out workbooks and recite management jargon. It also has them saying things like, "I want to go back and relive my childhood and be coached like this."
They're S.F.'s new pro football team. They've got second-rate players, an untested product, and a concept with a history of failure. But that's OK -- they have a great marketing plan.
When a company sues a notorious critic for infringement, is it just business or intimidation?
Three San Francisco men found riches in Antiqua with their Internet gambling site. Now they're federal fugitives. Caribbean
The amazing transformation of Carmen Policy, defender of mobsters, babysitter to flashy kid moguls, and now savior of the Cleveland Browns