There are plenty of legitimate reasons the 49ers lost the Super Bowl.
The 49ers couldn't stop the Ravens on 3rd down. The Ravens offensive line dominated the 49ers defensive line, which appeared helpless on every short yardage first down conversion. Donte Whitner was targeted and exposed as a marg ... More >>
It's a gray day in tattered titletown, as men and women in grungy Niners hats, jerseys, and -- we're guessing -- red-and-gold undergarments sloppily stagger home through the chilly fog. There are any number of ways to begin overcoming the chemical and emotional effects of yesterday's Super Bowl loss ... More >>
Super Bowl weekend is not yet an official national holiday, so at some point this morning, the great majority of San Francisco adults had to toss off the covers, grit through the behind-the-eyes headache, pull on some pants, and step into a cold, cold world.
This week, we will hear lots of calls fo ... More >>
What a time to be in San Francisco. On Sunday, the world's eyes will be on The City's team. The Super Bowl is America's favorite unofficial holiday, and San Francisco will be right in the middle of national party. A day of greasy foods, shouting, and general indulgence; a day for revelry and drink ( ... More >>
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.
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With the New Year just hours away, we can finally say it without fear of a buzzer-beating jinx: 2012 marks The Year of the Bay Area Sports Renaissance.
These things tend to come in cycles. The Bay's Age of Terrible Sports was a long, cold winter. Game Six in '02 was the first snow, and the blizzar ... More >>
It was the 49ers' most lopsided loss of the Jim Harbaugh-era. The New York Giants ran the ball effectively and made Alex Smith look like the old Alex Smith, all the while closing the always-trivial Power Rankings gap with the Falcons (dominant 26-3 win in SF > close 23-20 home win over the Raider ... More >>
It's tough to say who is a bigger legend at the University of San Diego, Jim Harbaugh or Josh Johnson. Both of their mythologies still run deep. After all, it's rare a nonscholarship I-AA football team produces an NFL coach of the year and an NFL quarterback. Even rarer, certainly, that they end ... More >>
The intriguing news that San Francisco may indeed be Peyton's Place is that rarest of things -- a true all-or-nothing gamble. There is no in-between when it comes to signing -- or perhaps even chasing -- Peyton Manning. Either the 49ers will contend for a title or the aging, brittle Manning ... More >>
Hall of Famer quarterback Peyton Manning was kicked to the curb by the Colts Wednesday after undergoing multiple neck surgeries and snuggling up on the bench for the 2011 season. Now, the question on everyone's mind: Is Manning is a top choice to replace current Niners quarterback ... More >>
Critics and supporters alike of Chris Daly can smile and state the former supe now works for Big Labor -- officially. An article in the Guardian feted Daly's recent appointment as the SEIU Local 1021 interim political director as a modern-day return from Elba. Not surprisingly Daly's new gig was ... More >>
Viewers of last week's 49ers-Seahawks game may have heard something a bit jarring -- not as jarring as what happened to poor Delanie Walker, but jarring nevertheless. Describing the teams' eclectic playcalling, the game's announcer repeatedly used the term "trickeration." Evidently "trickeration" ... More >>
Do the Vitamin Water people think this is going to help move the product? For San Francisco sports fans, the news that Carlos Beltran may soon be heading to town was tempered somewhat by the fact he could conceivably be rooming with Alex Smith. For parts of six maddening years, Smith has been the ... More >>
Mystery EndsMedia reports are saying that Stanford football coach Jim Harbaugh has been hired to coach the San Francisco 49ers.Recent Tweets indicate that the 49ers will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m.at San Francisco's Palace Hotel, presumably to announce the five-year, $25 million deal wit ... More >>