If the 49ers need a morale boost after Sunday's crushing Seahawks loss, they can take solace in being nowhere near as pitiable as Oracle Team USA, which narrowly lost Race 10 to Emirates Team New Zealand at the extremely disappointing -- and now widely disparaged -- America's Cup regatta. That put ... More >>
On Tuesday, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted a photo of himself and First Lady Michelle Obama "Kaepernicking" while at the White House. Per the football star: I got the opportunity to meet one of the greatest women in the world, the first lady @first_Obama and even got her #Kaepernicking
Earlier today, we wrote about how, according to Facebook users' "like" selections, the vast majority of the nation is pulling for the 49ers in the upcoming Super Bowl. Well, that all may change. San Francisco cornerback Chris Culliver told us what he really thinks when it comes to sharing the locker ... More >>
In support of the San Francisco 49ers hard-earned ascension to the Super Bowl XLVII, the San Francisco Zoo has invited media folks to watch its black rhino, Boone, snack on some Baltimore Ravens for breakfast later this week. And those are one of the many strange perks of being a reporter. Obviou ... More >>
The only thing we could possibly enjoy looking at more than a rhino eat the Baltimore Ravens for breakfast, is good art, although some might consider the rhino scene art. Lucky for us, we get to see both. Local photog David Cruz captures the "wow" in San Francisco with these very enchanting image ... More >>
San Francisco police will be out in force this weekend, just not in the places you were expecting to see them. Sgt. Michael Andraychak tells us that there's been a little change of plans for the 17-day crackdown on drunks on the roads. Instead of sobriety checkpoints on the south side of town, cops ... More >>
Tomorrow is Mayor Ed Lee's 60th birthday. And, in lieu of a politician's traditional birthday celebration -- a cake, served discreetly in an envelope left beneath the table -- Lee's staff has come up with a novel concept. They have created a website listing 60 things you and I can do to help Lee hel ... More >>
Howard Eskin won't have to wander far from his fan base after all...Yesterday we reported on one Howard Eskin, a Philadelphia "radio personality" who felt so strongly the Eagles would top the 49ers he swore to bike from Philly to San Francisco if the opposite came to pass. Naturally, it did; it's ... More >>
Howard Eskin, a Philly-based veteran Eagles reporter, used his token phrase "cold mortal lock" to describe the Eagles' prospects against the 49ers in Sunday's game.But his 60-year-old knees may be feeling their own "cold mortal lock" if he winds up following through with a promise he made on the ... 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 >>
Some love to hate himThe stylistic differences between former Mayor Gavin Newsom and the current Mayor Ed Lee are too many to list here. Yet the one distinct deviation certainly worth noting is their relationship with 49ers president Jed York.Lee reportedly met with the 49ers president yesterday ... More >>
When vodka doesn't do it for you... It's hard to believe that the Examiner today reports on the "repercussions" of the 1997 Jack Davis birthday bash without mentioning the most damning of all the party antics: A man being sodomized with a Jack Daniel's bottle.Or is it hard to believe? After all, ... More >>
Huh. Didn't see that coming. Yesterday, the San Francisco 49ers concluded their comprehensive search for a new general manager without leaving the training facility. In-house favorite Trent Baalke was hired to fill the vacant position -- a move only slightly less predictable than the plotline of ... More >>
A long ascent to the top for the 49ers new coach...It would be something of a given to note that Jim Tomsula, the San Francisco 49ers interim head coach, is not exactly a household name. A number of articles have seen fit to mention that his name is pronounced with the accent on the second syllab ... More >>
Real savings! The 49ers have delivered fans a lump of coal this season. Believe us, we know. So, perhaps retailers need to give customers a bit of an extra incentive to buy Niners jerseys. And a downtown San Francisco store that shall remain nameless has done just that. Other establishments might ... More >>
BrokenSphereCoach Mike Singeltary famously stated 'I want winners.' He's not getting them.No one who watched the San Francisco 49ers get themselves folded, spindled, and mutilated last night in San Diego probably stopped to think, "Hey, that looks like a playoff team there." And yet, due to the h ... More >>
The Rams were good ... but the 49ers were the bestHeading into Sunday's nifty 49ers win over the St. Louis Rams, local TV stations showed plenty of nostalgia-inducing clips of Roger Craig high-stepping, Joe Montana hurling slant after slant to Jerry Rice, and Carlton Williamson or Ronnie Lott rac ... More >>
In recent weeks, we've pointed out that people are largely free to fornicate on the streets of San Francisco -- but dogs cannot. Prosecutors struggle to convict vandals -- as juries state that graffiti is not vandalism, but "art." So, along those lines, only in San Francisco could a gay, rabbinic ... More >>
No matter what, a Smith will be the 49ers' QBThe announcement that Troy Smith will be under center for the 49ers in their forthcoming "home" contest vs. the Denver Broncos in London seals the deal: This may be the worst thing we've ever done to the British since convincing them to join us on our ... More >>
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Jimmy Raye, told to turn in his playbookNot long after the San Francisco 49ers' latest debacle, embattled offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye was fired. Fans are left to ponder if his final exit from 49er headquarters was a predicable run up the middle, easily sniffed out by the defense. Sadly, Raye ... More >>
An unknown number of San Franciscans received an introduction to one Harold Miller yesterday, when the little-known mayoral candidate sent out an e-mail illuminating the masses on just how he'd clean up this town. When Miller rails against the "crazy laws the Board of Supervisors put on the books ... More >>
The most powerful female politician in the country now teeters between long-term victory and instant defeat.
Gracias, JerryWith Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers fans had it all. The best player with the best work ethic playing for the best team. It was, well, the best. Rice will be inducted into the pro football Hall of Fame tomorrow. But for your humble narrator, utter the words "Jerry Rice" and a very ... More >>
The atypical Joe Montana...In almost every respect, Joe Montana is not typical. Typical men aren't deified in their own lifetimes. Typical men don't have four Super Bowl rings. Typical men don't talk about going upstairs to masturbate in a pantheon-level Saturday Night Live-sketch. But, in ... More >>
Chris Roberts/SF Appeal.comWhateverAdded to the burgeoning pile of "pros" in a San-Francisco-49ers-departing-San-Francisco pro-con list is this snippet, courtesy of The Examiner: should the football team play its home games in Santa Clara (the city in which the team already spends 340 days a year ... More >>
At least Coakley's people hit the streets. And that dude San Francisco, there was an election last night. And you went to the polls. Or at least some of you did. You also went to happy hour, the laundromat, or maybe the refrigerator. Wherever you went, whatever you did, three out of four of you f ... More >>
We'll spare you the football jargon, but suffice to say the San Francisco 49ers took a huge step towards saying goodbye to Candlestick Park on Tuesday night. Voters in Santa Clara approved at the ballot a land lease deal for a proposed $937 million stadium by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. Of that $937 mil ... More >>
Roger Craig has gone from beating The Fish in Super Bowl XIX to catching them on TVIf you had asked us which member of the San Francisco 49ers glory teams would have his own fishing show, Roger Craig would not have been our first guess, or even our 33rd guess. But, alas, the high-kneed, saucer-ey ... More >>
Actress Daphne Zuniga, seen here as 'Princess Vespa,' thinks Gavin Newsom is the best lieutenat governor candidate in the galaxyAs goes Daphne Zuniga goes the lieutenant governor's race -- or so Gavin Newsom would hope. We reported earlier today that San Francisco's mayor has both the internal po ... More >>
Jim HerdCould this be you? San Francisco's participation in the fledgling United Football League was brief -- three home games and some surreal memories of a 90-percent empty AT&T Park populated by fans wearing highlighter-green uniforms. But that's no reason that San Francisco-area old farts ... More >>
How much would it be worth to San Francisco to keep plays like this within city limits? If ever there's a man to liken shepherding a development to completion in San Francisco to pulling teeth, Mike Antonini is him. He's been a planning commissioner for eight years -- and he's a dentist. So Anton ... More >>
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