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 >>
Chin up football fans, the 49ers defeat isn't a total loss. We know your heartbroken that those pre-made Niners Super Bowl championship T-shirts and sweatshirts, bought by retailers in hopes that they could capitalize on a Super Bowl win, won't be on your backs. But they are going to families in n ... 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 >>
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 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 >>
It's not looking good."The Giants are on the verge of elimination," wrote the Contra Costa Times' Alex Pavlovic. "They are going, going, going ... and they probably aren't coming back," mused the Merc's Tim Kawakami. "Doomsday Tuesday," proclaimed the Chron's Scott Ostler.Indeed, down 0-2, with the ... 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 >>
The 49ers didn't sign Brandon Jacobs for his speed. They signed him for his power. He's happy to flaunt both, though, as evidenced by his participation in what people are now calling "Death Race 2012." On March 30, two days after Jacobs signed a $1.6 million contract with the Niners, two New Jersey ... More >>
Holland Reynolds, the 17-year-old San Francisco track star above, is being credited with inspiring the New York Giants Super Bowl victory last night. The video above was posted on YouTube, showing Reynolds as she struggled to finish the last 100 meters of a cross country 5K race in Fresno in 2010. ... 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 >>
It's hard to be nostalgic when you don't remember anything. It's also hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything. Vernon Davis, who made what is being dubbed "The Catch III," was several years shy of being born when Dwight Clark made "The Catch." But fans -- we remember. We remember every ... More >>
There's nothing we enjoy more than a good gaffe from high-profile politicians. But the foot-in-the-mouth moment Vice President Joe Biden had yesterday in San Francisco was so unfortunate it made Rick Perry's brain farts a little more forgivable. Yesterday, San Francisco welcomed Biden with open a ... More >>
Football is a sport notorious for causing life-long injuries -- and we're not only talking about the players. Fans can be just as brutal, as evidenced by the barbaric behavior we saw during the 49ers and Raiders pregame showdown at Candlestick Park earlier this year. So we think it's fair t ... More >>
49ers President and CEO Jed York finally picked a winner of his Twitter contest, where he asked fans to give him one good reason he should dole out four tickets and pregame field passes to this Sunday's game against the New York Giants. And the lucky winner is ... Vince Cava, who tweets to ... More >>
Power may be the ultimate aphrodisiac, but success is a hell of a salesman. So with the 49ers coming off of one of the most thrilling wins in franchise history and poised for an epic showdown with the New York Giants in Sunday's conference championship, now's the time to start hawking Niners tick ... 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 >>
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 >>
Moments after the Oakland Raiders tabbed journeyman Bruce Gradkowski their starting quarterback, the tweets and the e-mails started coming. Even people who despise the Raiders or can't tell a football from a matzo ball were suddenly delighted that the team's new signal caller is a "Member of the ... More >>
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 >>
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Dennis Green, who built up a stellar career as a San Francisco 49ers assistant coach, then the head man at Stanford and with the Minnesota Vikings -- only to have much of his reputation obscured when he delivered the most unintentionally hilarious postgame football rant in modern times (above) -- ... More >>
A good quarterback and the NFL's top receiver -- there's two things the 49ers could useAre the Arizona Cardinals a great team? Hardly. Are they a good team? That's up for debate. But the only question that matters come Sunday is: Are they good enough? Just as Tila Tequila can achieve success and st ... More >>
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