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2014 January

  1. Epic animal Super Bowl prediction roundup

    Jan 31, 2014, 4:04 PM PST

    Animals aren’t influenced by the paralysis by analysis that comes with Super Bowl week. They ignore the stats, film, logic, and simply trust their gut when making picks. After two excruciatingly long weeks of hyperbole, the experts have all officially weighed in on the Super Bowl. Sure, these animals don’t have a clue what they’re…

  2. A Minecraft gamer built a virtual Levi’s Stadium out of blocks

    Jan 31, 2014, 12:43 PM PST

    A gamer created a stunning and imaginative version of Levi’s Stadium using the video game Minecraft. What is Minecraft, you ask? Well, it’s a basic building block game that doesn’t really have a central theme or objective. Users can break and stack blocks to create whatever type of world they’d like. The simplest way to…

  3. Field of Links: Warriors arena proposal hits a snag, Sharks slumping, puppies pick Super Bowl

    Jan 31, 2014, 9:43 AM PST

    The Golden State Warriors’ San Francisco arena proposal has hit another snag. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, it will cost the Warriors twice as much as anticipated to repair the two piers the arena will sit on. Here’s an excerpt from the article by John Cote: The projected cost just to fix the crumbling…

  4. Matt ‘Megatoad’ Stonie chugs 2 liters of soda without burping

    Jan 30, 2014, 1:57 PM PST

    Joey Chestnut gets most of the headlines in the world of competitive eating, but don’t sleep on San Jose native Matt Stonie. The 21-year-old posted a video on Wednesday that is on the verge of going viral, and for good reason. Just BEFORE checking out of a hotel room, Stonie decided to chug an entire…

  5. Field of Links: Vernon Davis demonstrates Olympic Curling, Kap rooting for Broncos

    Jan 30, 2014, 10:20 AM PST

    The NFL season is effectively over for 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, which means he can stop curling barbells, and return to his true love — Olympic Curling. Davis is once again the honorary captain of the U.S. curling team and he showed off his skills on the Arsenio Hall Show. — Colin Kaepernick lashed out…

  6. Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton set to co-host an award show

    Jan 29, 2014, 5:12 PM PST

    Rumors of a Colin Kaepernick and Cam Newton feud are greatly exaggerated. The two up-and-coming NFL quarterbacks will be sharing the stage as co-hosts of Cartoon Network’s Hall of Game Awards on February 17. The last time these two shared a national stage, Kaepernick famously stole Newton’s signature “Superman” touchdown celebration. Of course, Kaepernick downplayed…

  7. Bay Area high school player hits ‘miracle shot’ to force overtime

    Jan 29, 2014, 1:28 PM PST

    It was a trick shot that Dude Perfect would have been proud of, and it happened in a real basketball game. With less than a second left on the game clock, Alameda’s St. Joseph Notre Dame High School forward Temidayo Yussuf heaved the ball an estimated 80 feet to send the game into overtime. Everyone…

  8. Rod Streater made a hilarious Beats commercial spoof

    Jan 29, 2014, 1:03 PM PST

    You best not bring delicious cookies to Rod Streater’s porch, because he WILL take them. The standout Oakland Raiders wide receiver was recently featured in a sweet spoof advertisement that is a play on the popular Beats by Dre commercials featuring Colin Kaepernick, Richard Sherman, and Kevin Garnett. In the video, a mom and daughter from the…

  9. Field of Links: Super Bowl Media Day gets weird, Flag Football at the ‘Stick, and more

    Jan 29, 2014, 9:44 AM PST

    There are a lot truly bad questions asked at Super Bowl Media Day. Deion Sanders, however, may have asked more weird questions than anyone else. — SPOILER ALERT: The Denver Broncos are going to win the Super Bowl, according to this manatee at Mote Marine Laboratory. — Marshawn Lynch doesn’t say much, but he might have…

  10. Jahvid Best is suing the NFL and Riddell over concussions

    Jan 28, 2014, 2:56 PM PST

    Concussion-related issues have derailed Jahvid Best’s professional career and now he’s seeking damages. According to the Detroit Free Press, Best is suing the NFL and helmet manufacturer Riddell. In the lawsuit that was filed on Tuesday in the Wayne County Circuit Court, Best’s attorney claims the NFL misrepresented, ignored, and concealed information pertaining to the risks…

  11. Field of Links: Sherman expresses regret over slamming Crabtree

    Jan 28, 2014, 10:16 AM PST

    One of the most interesting developments during Super Bowl Media Day occurred away from the podium. Now infamous Seattle Seahawks cornerback, Richard Sherman, wrote another article for SI.com’s MMQB in which he expressed regret for his derogatory comments about San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree following the NFC Championship. Here’s an excerpt: If I could…

  12. Rob Ford, Lil Wayne, and super computers predict the Super Bowl

    Jan 27, 2014, 1:53 PM PST

    Super Bowl week is officially upon us, and everyone has an opinion about what’s going to happen on Sunday. Perhaps the most irrelevant take on Super Bowl XLVIII belongs to Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. On Monday, Mayor Ford showed up to a press conference wearing a Denver Broncos jersey. He’s clearly supporting the Broncos because…

  13. Case of the Mondays: Curry’s ‘Grammy Shoes’ light up the court, Seattle restaurant offers ‘Crabtree’s Tears’

    Jan 27, 2014, 10:22 AM PST

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here. No. 1 – As good as gold: Stephen Curry put…

  14. Field of Links: 49ers featured in Bad Lip Reading, Mavericks, 8-bit Big Lebowski

    Jan 24, 2014, 9:34 AM PST

    The latest NFL version of Bad Lip Reading is out, and it is quite possibly the greatest video of all time. The Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick press conferences are particularly amazing. — Say, Joe Staley. Why aren’t you playing in the Pro Bowl? @trebekner is it? pic.twitter.com/wMsQwMUoXj — Joe Staley (@jstaley74) January 24, 2014…

  15. Check out Stephen Curry’s All-Star jersey

    Jan 23, 2014, 4:55 PM PST

    Stephen Curry will be the first Golden State Warriors player to start in the NBA All-Star Game since Latrell Sprewell in 1995. Sprewell didn’t have to wear a red sleeved jersey, though. Curry’s All-Star attire is already available for purchase in the NBA store, and it is interesting looking, to say the least. The 100 percent polyester…

  16. Pence bobblehead, R2D2 beanie highlight Giants promotional schedule

    Jan 23, 2014, 3:39 PM PST

    Everybody loves free stuff and the San Francisco Giants plan to give away a lot of it this upcoming season — with the purchase of a ticket, of course. Naturally, we’ll start by taking a look at the bobbleheads. Bobbleheads:  Apr. 9) Hunter Pence Bobblehead Apr. 25) Duane Kuiper Bobblehead Jun. 28) Brandon Crawford or Brandon…

  17. The 10 weirdest Super Bowl prop bets

    Jan 23, 2014, 2:20 PM PST

    The Super Bowl is a spectacle and the sideshows can be more entertaining than the game itself. With that in mind, Bovada.lv recently released their list of Super Bowl prop bets, and they’re downright ridiculous. Fans can wager on whether or not they think the game announcers will mention “Marijuana” or if Peyton Manning will say…

  18. Field of Links: Brandon Jacobs rips Harbaugh, Kap is a good sport, Seahawks fan makes a huge mistake

    Jan 23, 2014, 9:55 AM PST

    Retired folks say the darndest things. Brandon Jacobs is done with football, so he doesn’t have to worry about burning bridges. During a radio interview with WFAN on Thursday, Jacobs had some VERY harsh words for 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh. “He is a b—-, and that’s why he’s never won anything,” Jacobs said. Jacobs was signed by…

  19. Forbes: Warriors are one of the NBA’s most valuable teams

    Jan 22, 2014, 6:30 PM PST

    The Golden State Warriors haven’t won an NBA Championship since 1975, but their fans consistently pack the house and support the team. After a trip to the Western Conference Semifinals, the turnstiles are clicking and the merchandise sales are continuing to increase. According to Forbes, the Warriors are worth $750 million, which ranks ninth in…

  20. Field of Links: 49ers fan Andy Samberg rips the Seahawks on Letterman

    Jan 22, 2014, 10:04 AM PST

    He may be the star of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but Andy Samberg reps the Bay Area. The Berkeley native is often seen rocking an A’s hat in his music videos and is a big 49ers fan. Understandably, Samberg was pretty upset after the 49ers were defeated by the Seahawks on Sunday. He chose to vent his…

  21. The Kings could change the way you see the game

    Jan 21, 2014, 1:49 PM PST

    Basketball fans are about to see their favorite game differently. On January 24, the Sacramento Kings are planning to become the first professional sports team to broadcast live game angles through Google Glass. While the Kings players take on the Indiana Pacers, unique first-person views will be provided by Kings mascot Slamson, the cheerleaders, and…

  22. Field of Links: Coffee with the Splash Bros., First Lady’s video-bomb dunk, Pavelski on fire

    Jan 21, 2014, 10:06 AM PST

    Be careful drinking coffee around Stephen Curry. Now you know why they’re really called the Splash Brothers. All kidding aside, the Golden State Warriors learned a lesson from the NBA-best Indiana Pacers on Monday night, writes Monte Poole. — Joe Pavelski stayed crazy hot and scored two goals to help the San Jose Sharks salvage a…

  23. Bay Area philanthropists donate $105k to cover Batkid costs

    Jan 20, 2014, 11:24 AM PST

    The Batkid story officially has a happy ending. According to the Chronicle, a charitable couple has stepped up to pay the costs incurred by San Francisco while making Miles Scott’s dream come true. Some people were outraged when they found out the city spent over $100,000 to create super hero-themed day for Batkid. They now…

  24. Case of the Mondays: Bowman pelted with popcorn while being carted off field

    Jan 20, 2014, 10:46 AM PST

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here. No. 1 – 12th Man Fail: Moments after suffering a gruesome…

  25. Giants and Mariners bet on the NFC Championship

    Jan 17, 2014, 4:05 PM PST

    The San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners are going after each other on Twitter. The argument and eventual bet centers around the NFC Championship between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks. Earlier this week, the triple-A affiliate for each team also did battle. If you don’t have Twitter, here’s what you missed: From First…

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