It's that wonderful time of the year again. Super Bowl double week. Time to reflect upon Super Bowls past, basking in the NFL Films nostalgia of legendary performances and epic games. Remember Marcus Allen swerving around the Redskins defense before hitting light speed for 74 yards? Remember Montana ... 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.
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 >>
The past two years have seen an influx of rap songs dedicated to the San Francisco 49ers, a phenomenon that seems to grow along with the city's team pride. The tracks consist of a combination of remixes of popular songs and entirely original compositions, with most pointing out player names and litt ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
All things considered, a few more candlesticks would have helped out at CandlestickIf nothing else, yesterday's lights-out performance by the San Francisco 49ers' defense offered sportswriters the chance to make gratuitous puns. The hometown side folded, spindled, and mutilated the visiting Pitts ... More >>
Good ... on and off the fieldThough they may be NFL players, cousins Marshawn Lynch and Josh Johnson didn't always live the dream. Born and raised in Oakland, their mothers worked three jobs while their grandmothers took care of them.Now that Lynch is a running back for the Seattle Seahawks and J ... More >>
On Black Friday, Rusty Mills and Lloyd Fishback stripped off all their clothes and headed down to Union Square with their genitalia flapping in the stiff winter wind. Mills wore only an Indian headdress and Fishback donned a pilgrim hat (Fishback says the hats tip off people that you're intention ... More >>
Mike Singletary, Emperor of the United States and Protector of MexicoGoing back to the days of Emperor Norton, San Francisco has been a place that celebrated and made heroes of people who, for lack of a better way of putting it, were deeply off their rockers. The San Francisco Giants are, astound ... More >>
Greg Skrepenak, during happier days at MichiganIf ever an opponent blasted past former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Greg Skrepenak a little too easily and flattened the quarterback -- maybe it all makes a bit more sense now. The former football player was today sentenced to two years in jail ... More >>
Jon Dion OwensIs it really better to look good than to feel good? There is no old-timers day in modeling. Twiggy and Cheryl Tiegs do not prance down the catwalk after the cruel standards of their industry deem them old and unsuitable. There is an old-timers day, however, for the men who model foo ... More >>
No, Bret Favre isn't suing. But a sideline's worth of other gridiron players are. Electronic Arts Inc. is facing yet another lawsuit faulting the videogame company for ripping off the players depicted in the football game Madden NFL.Tony Davis, former halfback for the Cincinnati Bengals and T ... More >>