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2014 February

  1. Marshawn Lynch leveled a Brazilian football player

    Feb 17, 2014, 12:47 PM PDT

    One Brazilian football player just learned the true meaning of Beast Mode. Oakland native and Seattle Seahawks running back, Marshawn Lynch, is in Brazil taking part in the American Football Without Borders program. While running some drills, Lynch leveled one of the participants with one hand. The pad attached to Lynch’s arm looks a lot…

  2. Case of the Mondays: Curry’s All-Star Weekend, Shaqlemore, and Vernon Davis is ‘Curling Captain America’

    Feb 17, 2014, 9:47 AM PDT

    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 – Stephen Curry’s All-Star Weekend: Maybe Steph Curry didn’t…

  3. 49ers’ Gore reps the Giants, lifts weights with cast on

    Feb 14, 2014, 3:57 PM PDT

    Could Frank Gore be the next two-sport athlete? Probably not. But he doesn’t look bad in orange and black. Michael Morse’s Twitter account is the gift that keeps on giving. Since the Giants’ new outfielder is training with Gore and Nick Moody of the San Francisco 49ers, we get to see pictures like this: Looks…

  4. A glimpse inside NaVorro Bowman’s rehabilitation

    Feb 14, 2014, 2:14 PM PDT

    The road to full recovery for a professional athlete can be extremely difficult. Since it takes place in private, most fans don’t appreciate how much work goes into getting an All-Pro football player back onto the field after a severe injury. That’s why it’s so amazing that 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman’s girlfriend is posting daily…

  5. Field of Links: SI Swimsuit Issue has swimsuit issues, Giants to use metal detectors

    Feb 14, 2014, 9:44 AM PDT

    You might want to show up a little earlier to San Francisco Giants games this season. The Giants announced that all fans entering AT&T Park will need to pass through metal detectors. Major League Baseball is asking all of its clubs to start using metal detectors by 2015. The Oakland Athletics turned heads when they…

  6. Check out Stephen Curry’s ‘Voodoo’ shoes

    Feb 13, 2014, 3:13 PM PDT

    If the power went out during the NBA All-Star Three-Point Contest in New Orleans, you’d still be able to see Stephen Curry, because his feet will be glowing. Curry will be wearing a special fluorescent green pair of shoes made by Under Armour. They posted a sneak peek of the Big Easy-inspired “Voodoo” Anatomix Spawn PEs on their Facebook page on…

  7. Field of Links: Disco demolition night at Oracle Arena

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:10 AM PDT

    A piece of the disco ball at Oracle Arena fell and shattered during the game between the Golden State Warriors and Miami Heat. If something like this happened at the Oakland Coliseum, you’d never hear the end of it, but next door, it’s considered a mild safety concern. Speaking of the Warriors and Heat, how…

  8. Field of Links: The San Jose Sharks caught a real shark

    Feb 12, 2014, 10:01 AM PDT

    The San Jose Sharks caught a real shark. The crew consisted of Nolan, Joe Thornton, Raffi Torres, Andrew Desjardins, and Tommy Wingels. They won’t be bringing home medals during the Olympic break, but they just came up on a new trophy and the memory of a lifetime.

  9. Giants’ Morse is training with 49ers’ Gore and Moody

    Feb 11, 2014, 2:19 PM PDT

    Michael Morse is one of the newest members of the San Francisco Giants, and he’s quickly making himself at home in the Bay Area. Morse, who is also new to Twitter, posted a photo alongside two very fit training partners on Tuesday: Frank Gore and Nick Moody of the San Francisco 49ers. It’s good to…

  10. Field of Links: The Warriors had a strange night

    Feb 11, 2014, 10:22 AM PDT

    They say winning cures all. The Golden State Warriors certainly won on Monday night, and did so by a very large margin, but there was still some lingering strangeness following the game. Warriors coach Mark Jackson and Andrew Bogut don’t seem to be on the same page. So, Ray Ratto, what IS going on with…

  11. Case of the Mondays: There’s much more to the ’49ers Waldo Kid’ story; Coco’s new dance

    Feb 10, 2014, 9:53 AM PDT

    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 – More than meets the eye: The story…

  12. Stephen Curry introduces Mark Jackson to Dunk Cam

    Feb 7, 2014, 6:28 PM PDT

    Dunk Cam is back. Stephen Curry posterized Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson — sort of. The action was posted on Draymond Green’s Instagram account. Dunk Cam is a popular internet trend that has recently been embraced by the pros. Earlier this year, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was dunked on by Alex Boone in the locker…

  13. Terrell Owens’ wife reportedly wants out after two-week marriage

    Feb 7, 2014, 5:34 PM PDT

    Just two weeks after the wedding, Terrell Owens’ wife is already calling for a timeout. TMZ Sports reports that Owens’ significant other, Rachel Snider, has left the home they share and is seeking a divorce. Owens and Snider tied the knot on January 23. They were together for five years before getting married. TMZ’s report indicates…

  14. NaVorro Bowman comments on ‘NFL is Rigged’ video

    Feb 7, 2014, 2:51 PM PDT

    A widely circulated conspiracy video that alleges the NFC Championship between the Seahawks and 49ers was fixed garnered a lot of intention from online fans this week, and now the players are starting to take notice. On Friday, 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman acknowledged the video and expressed his frustration at some of the claims. Bowman…

  15. A’s unveil new green alternate jersey

    Feb 7, 2014, 2:14 PM PDT

    It ain’t easy being green. So the Oakland Athletics enlisted the help of a magic marker to create their new look. The A’s officially unveiled their new green alternate jersey on Friday in a Vine post featuring pitchers Sonny Gray and Jarrod Parker. The real jersey looks a lot better than the image that was…

  16. Field of Links: ‘Get Niner Waldo Kid to SF,’ Eric Sogard trending, Jonny Gomes gets a huge tattoo

    Feb 7, 2014, 10:31 AM PDT

    Remember the lone 49ers fan that braved the masses during the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory parade? Members of the 49ers Faithful have found him and are trying to raise money to send him to a game next year at Levi’s Stadium. Their GoFundMe Page is called “Get Niner Waldo Kid to SF” and it has already…

  17. This is what it would look like if the NFL sold team logos to sponsors

    Feb 6, 2014, 2:33 PM PDT

    Professional sports leagues and broadcast companies will leap at the opportunity to sponsor almost any aspect of the game. Fortunately, in most leagues, the team logo is sacred — even if the uniforms occasionally aren’t. So, what would it look like if the National Football League sold out to corporate greed? Enter Logo Remix, a…

  18. The A’s unveiled a new Spring Training logo

    Feb 6, 2014, 10:31 AM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics will be moving their Spring Training operations to Mesa, Arizona next year. To commemorate their 33rd and final season at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, the A’s unveiled a new Spring Training logo. While Phoenix Muni has a beautiful backdrop, the facilities are lacking. The team has to shuttle players back and forth from…

  19. Field of Links: There could be more Warriors sleeved jerseys, Josh Hamilton gains 28 pounds, Beast Mode for Fireball

    Feb 6, 2014, 10:05 AM PDT

    The Golden State Warriors are reportedly developing more sleeved jerseys. Here’s the scoop from Uni Watch via Bay Area Sports Guy. There was a sleeved Warriors jersey in very dark gray, with a dark gray logo on the front and yellow numbers. • There was another sleeved Warriors jersey (Golden State is apparently trying to set some kind…

  20. One 49ers fan braved the Seahawks Super Bowl parade

    Feb 5, 2014, 1:27 PM PDT

    Most rational San Francisco 49ers fans probably plug their ears and sing, “LA-LA-LA-I-CAN’T-HEAR-YOU” when the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl win is mentioned. Even the most battle-tested 49ers Faithful would cringe at the mere sight of a bright gleen-clad horde of jubilant Seahawks fans lining the downtown streets of Seattle to partake in a parade. Then…

  21. Field of Links: Kap pitches in, Alex Smith tees it up with 49ers, Sharks and Warriors struggling

    Feb 5, 2014, 10:17 AM PDT

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his favorite charity “Camp Taylor” have teamed up for a new fundraising effort. A $30 donation to the camp gets you one of these Kaepernick t-shirts. Camp Taylor helps the families of kids with heart disease. — Kaepernick’s predecessor, Alex Smith, once again competed as a member of the 49ers…

  22. Super Bowl players’ pregame playlists revealed

    Feb 4, 2014, 1:48 PM PDT

    Based on the commercials, one could reasonably assume that all “Beats” sponsored athletes are forced to bump “The Man” by Aloe Blacc on loop. Apparently, that’s not the case. Just before the Super Bowl, Beats Music partnered with players from the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks to document their pregame playlists. The results were interesting.…

  23. Field of Links: Rod Streater drops a new ‘Beats by Streats’ spoof video

    Feb 4, 2014, 10:33 AM PDT

    Raiders receiver Rod Streater is once again rocking his “Beats by Streats” headphones. While these videos are spreading like wildfire, the motive behind making these spoofs is underreported. Streater is making the videos in conjunction with an app company called Who Has It?, and he is donating all of the money raised to open a cancer…

  24. Feb. 7 will be ‘Joe Pavelski Day’ in Plover, Wisconsin

    Feb 3, 2014, 4:19 PM PDT

    San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski is putting Plover, Wisconsin on the map. In return, the 12,239 residents of the 10.79 square mile town are rewarding his efforts. The village of Plover has decreed that Feb. 7, 2014 will be Joe Pavelski Day. They’re recognizing Pavelski with a day of his own to honor his efforts…

  25. GQ names Kap the most stylish man in the NFL

    Feb 3, 2014, 1:36 PM PDT

    Colin Kaepernick would prefer to be both a Super Bowl Champion and a fashion icon. Unfortunately, he’s one for two. On Monday, GQ Magazine named Kaepernick the most stylish man in the NFL.  He graced the cover of the same men’s fashion magazine in August. Here’s what GQ had to say about Kap’s style: Colin…

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