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2014 January

  1. Field of Links: Aaron Rodgers visits the Warriors, New Niner Nation beer, Raiders keeping coach Allen

    Jan 8, 2014, 9:39 AM PST

    Thanks to the San Francisco 49ers, Aaron Rodgers has some free time on his hands. A known fan of Bay Area sports, Rodgers decided to check out the red-hot Golden State Warriors as they took on the Milwaukee Bucks. The Warriors easily beat the Bucks 101-80 to extend their winning streak to 10 games.  After the…

  2. Mayors wager local treats on 49ers-Panthers game

    Jan 7, 2014, 5:39 PM PST

    The San Francisco 49ers will have revenge on their minds when they take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, but San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon are keeping the peace with a friendly wager in advance of the postseason matchup. Mayor Lee is wagering Boudin sourdough bread and Ghirardelli chocolates, while Mayor…

  3. Sacramento Mayor helps DeMarcus Cousins’ All-Star campaign

    Jan 7, 2014, 2:30 PM PST

    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is lending his strategic campaigning skills to Kings’ center DeMarcus Cousins. In a new video released by the Kings, Mayor Johnson advises Cousins to take a grassroots approach to his All-Star campaign by earning one vote at a time. In the video, Cousins responds by serving coffee, driving a cab, teaching…

  4. Watch Hunter Pence push a car up a hill

    Jan 7, 2014, 1:10 PM PST

    Hunter Pence may appear gangly and slightly awkward on the baseball field, but he is one powerful dude. On Monday, a video was posted on his Instagram account that shows him pushing a car up a hill. The Jack Lalanne-esque feat of strength by the San Francisco Giants’ right fielder is a departure from the…

  5. Field of Links: Warriors look to stay hot in frigid Wisconsin, Surgery for Couture, Vonn to miss Olympics

    Jan 7, 2014, 7:43 AM PST

    The San Francisco 49ers are still thawing out after braving the elements on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field, and now the Golden State Warriors are in Wisconsin to take on the Milwaukee Bucks. Fortunately, they play indoors. It is FREEEZZIN in Milwaukee!! What A JOKE! Throw a Football my way and I'm letting it…

  6. A’s are hiring Hall of Fame Racing Mascots

    Jan 6, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics are hiring people to run in their Hall of Fame Mascot Race. If you love sweating profusely, being taunted by fans, and living in fear that you may fall on your face in front of thousands of people, then this job is for you. All kidding aside, the job is a lot harder…

  7. Steve Smith is angry that Ric Flair is supporting the 49ers

    Jan 6, 2014, 2:41 PM PST

    Ric Flair must have left his heart in San Francisco. The legendary professional wrestler is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, but spent much of his illustrious career on the road. On Saturday, the self-proclaimed styling, profiling, limousine-riding, jet-flying, kiss-stealing, wheeling and dealing son of a gun made a surprise appearance for the San Francisco…

  8. Fan selling Giants-themed Mustang for $6,000

    Jan 6, 2014, 1:23 PM PST

    Looking for something faster than a Madison Bumgarner fastball and louder than a Hunter Pence pregame speech? Check out this San Francisco Giants-themed Ford Mustang. The 1990 California Highway Patrol edition 5.0 is on the market for $6,000. According to the Craigslist ad, the car has a clean title. The project was a labor of…

  9. Case of the Mondays: Cold equals ratings gold, wrestling legend motivates 49ers, Warriors on fire

    Jan 6, 2014, 10:16 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 – Cold equals ratings gold: A record number…

  10. Mayors make sweet bet on 49ers-Packers game

    Jan 3, 2014, 2:57 PM PST

    It could be the coldest game in NFL history, but San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and Green Bay Mayor James Schmitt are spreading warm and fuzzy feelings by making a friendly wager. If the 49ers win the playoff game on Sunday against the Packers at Lambeau Field, Mayor Lee will receive Beerntsen’s Chocolates and kringle from…

  11. Kevin Durant shows off pass-rush moves, is no Aldon Smith

    Jan 3, 2014, 12:43 PM PST

    Kevin Durant is one of the most physically gifted professional basketball players on the planet. His skills apparently don’t translate well to football. The Oklahoma City Thunder star recently got a healthy helping of humble pie when he tried to see what it would be like to rush the quarterback against a Canadian Football League…

  12. Field of Links: Warriors making ‘Full Squad’ a trending topic

    Jan 3, 2014, 9:44 AM PST

    Look for #FullSquad to be a regularly trending topic in the Bay Area. The Golden State Warriors’ are on a seven-game win streak and have apparently found their rallying cry courtesy of forward David Lee. The phrase originated during a media session when Lee quizzed WarriorsWorld.net on the team’s record with a full squad. After beating…

  13. TBT: Kaepernick’s record-setting day against the Packers

    Jan 2, 2014, 5:39 PM PST

    Colin Kaepernick led the San Francisco 49ers to a 5-2 record after taking the starting quarterback job from Alex Smith, but he didn’t emerge as a star in the National Football League until Jan. 12, 2013. On that day, he shredded the Green Bay Packers defense for 444 yards and four touchdowns. Kaepernick was born in…

  14. Floyd Mayweather won $72k on Stanford’s Rose Bowl loss

    Jan 2, 2014, 1:45 PM PST

    Stanford’s Rose Bowl loss was Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s gain. Mayweather often tweets images of his ridiculous betting tickets, and on this occasion, he made a pretty penny on the Michigan State Spartan’s 24-20 victory over the Stanford Cardinal. The undefeated professional boxer bet $50,000 the Spartans would win. Since Stanford was the favorite, the pay out…

  15. Stephen Curry surprises Alameda youth in new NBA commercial

    Jan 2, 2014, 1:22 PM PST

    Stephen Curry is known to give defenders fits, but that wasn’t his goal when he took the court in Alameda to shoot a new NBA commercial. While Curry is seen busting out ankle-breaking jukes on middle school kids in the video, his goal was to help them be fit, rather than the alternative. The new…

  16. Field of Links: NFL teams having trouble selling first-round playoff tickets

    Jan 2, 2014, 10:15 AM PST

    The Green Bay Packers still have over 5,000 tickets available for Sunday’s postseason game against the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers have sold out the last 319 games, but they are being forced to file for a 24-hour extension in hopes of preventing a local television blackout in Wisconsin. Could Packers fans be discouraged because the 49ers…

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