Betcha Didn’t Know
Jan 16, 2014, 3:20 PM PDT
New evidence is emerging that further proves 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick isn’t a self-centered jerk. Sorry, Seahawks fans. After beating the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Kaepernick stepped to the podium rocking a red vest and backwards hat. Critics were quick to pounce on Kap’s flipped lid, but they missed the entire point of his wardrobe.…
Jan 10, 2014, 4:44 PM PDT
Many fans claim they bleed their favorite team’s colors, but Silver Needle Studios in Concord is accommodating the brave souls that are willing to put their money where their mouth is. For the duration of the 49ers’ postseason run, fans can stop in to get a 49ers tattoo for a discounted rate of $49. Sure,…
Jan 8, 2014, 1:48 PM PDT
The dunk cam is a social media trend that is growing in popularity. On Wednesday, Colin Kaepernick became the latest victim to go viral when he was posterized in the San Francisco 49ers locker room. While Kaepernick was finishing up his media session, offensive lineman Alex Boone snuck into the scrum of reporters and slam dunked…
Dec 27, 2013, 2:04 PM PDT
An Oakland police officer spotted a man spray-painting a wall. He stopped, rolled down the window, smiled, and complimented the man that was wielding an aerosol can with expert precision. After a brief and friendly exchange, the cop drove off and the man shook his spray paint can and marked the wall with more paint.…
Dec 18, 2013, 4:25 PM PDT
It has been called Candlestick Park, 3Com Park, Monster Park, and San Francisco Stadium at Candlestick Point, but soon it will be called rubble, scrap metal, and a demolition site. Many have made countless trips there to see the 49ers or Giants, and created a lifetime of sports memories in the stands, but you can’t possibly…
Dec 10, 2013, 2:56 PM PDT
They may only boast a combined weight just north of 300 pounds, but San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York and Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews have become one formidable tag team. Each man was spotted wearing the WWE Championship Belt on Tuesday, as the duo officially made the announcement that Wrestlemania is coming to Levi’s…
Dec 4, 2013, 3:04 PM PDT
Upon hearing the term “Pro Bowl,” Oakland Raiders special teams standout Taiwan Jones politely asked if the interview could be conducted outside. He quickly explained that his teammates would tease and taunt him if they heard the topic of conversation. Jones, one of three Raiders players born in San Francisco, is quiet and shy when…
Nov 13, 2013, 5:51 PM PDT
They study their playbooks, listen to their coaches, spend countless hours practicing, training and watching film, then suit up in uniform and take the stage. Wait, stage? In a lot of ways the performers of Cirque Du Soleil’s Amaluna are just like NFL players. Both groups travel around the country, have incredible physiques, and rely…
Nov 6, 2013, 2:28 PM PDT
Jim Harbaugh brings enthusiasm unknown to mankind to the football field. But does that approach work on kids? In September, the 49ers’ coach first appeared in a Visa commercial that showed him yelling at a group of disinterested youth football players. The high-strung coach’s NFL approach contrasted with the sweet innocent style of the youth football…
Oct 23, 2013, 3:02 PM PDT
Most professional basketball players spend big money on Bentleys or other flashy sports cars. That’s not Andrew Bogut’s style. The Golden State Warriors’ center would rather spend his hard-earned cash on an old hot rod and fix it up. Bogut, the son of a mechanic, spends his time away from the basketball court collecting classic…
Oct 10, 2013, 1:20 PM PDT
Numbers do lie. Just ask Golden State Warriors’ guard Kent Bazemore. Prior to the 2012 season, the undrafted hoopster out of Old Dominion was ranked by ESPN as the second-worst player in the entire NBA — No. 499 out of 500. His teammates joked there were dead people on the list that ranked higher than…
Oct 2, 2013, 3:47 PM PDT
The 49ers’ new stadium is going up so fast that it looks different at nearly every glance. Construction started in April of 2012, and thanks to over 5,000 individual workers operating massive pieces of construction equipment, the stadium is really starting to take shape. On Tuesday, they placed the first of the 68,500 seats in…
Oct 1, 2013, 7:15 PM PDT
The first seats have been installed at Levi’s Stadium. There were even 49ers fans on hand to be the first to sit in them. It was a milestone moment for the 49ers and the construction crew that has been working on the facility since April 19, 2012. Workers adorned with hardhats, bright orange mesh vests…
Sep 25, 2013, 5:09 PM PDT
Whether you agree with it or not, Raider Rusher is here. The goofy mascot emerged straight from the frames of NFL RUSH ZONE, a kids cartoon co-produced by the NFL and Nickelodeon, to make its official debut at Raiders headquarters on Tuesday. When an image of the mascot first leaked online, the Raiders fan base was…
Sep 12, 2013, 4:39 PM PDT
The San Francisco 49ers went back to school on Monday. This time they were the ones doing the teaching. It’s not often that a student athlete gets to see all of their goals embodied. On Monday, members of the Santa Clara High School junior varsity football team were given that opportunity. 49ers rookies and members of…
Sep 4, 2013, 12:39 PM PDT
National Football League kickers never make headlines unless they screw something up. It’s one of the most unforgiving roles in professional sports. So, how do NFL punters and kickers make sure they stay out from under the microscope of the fans and media? Preparation. And way more than you’d think. Did you know NFL kickers spend…
Aug 28, 2013, 10:36 AM PDT
The San Francisco 49ers may have a roster full of All-Pro National Football League talent, but they are still chasing their hoop dreams. In most locker rooms in professional sports you’ll see guys spending their downtime playing card games, iPad video games, or doing crossword puzzles. But in the 49ers’ locker room, those things have…
Aug 23, 2013, 1:55 PM PDT
Stories about athletes going from homeless to the pros are few and far between. However, in the Dixon household, it has become a common occurrence. San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon helped pave the way. When he was a kid growing up in Terry, Miss., he had to help raise his three brothers, because…
Aug 14, 2013, 3:20 PM PDT
New iPad playbooks have revolutionized the way the Oakland Raiders are communicating.
Aug 12, 2013, 10:01 AM PDT
There’s a secret two-lane bowling alley inside AT&T Park. That’s not the only hidden surprise in the stadium.
Aug 7, 2013, 12:42 PM PDT
Sure, you watch baseball. But do you really watch the ball as much as you think? Find out how many baseballs a Major League teams used in a game and how they are prepared.
Jul 30, 2013, 5:10 PM PDT
Oakland Athletics prospects Michael Choice, Michael Taylor, and Bruce Billings give Field of Teams a tour of their three-bedroom apartment in Sacramento.
Jul 30, 2013, 2:40 PM PDT
The San Francisco Giants have proposed a 3,000-foot organic garden at AT&T Park. Surprisingly, ballpark veggie gardens are far more common than you’d think.
Jul 23, 2013, 3:24 PM PDT
The Giants are about to do something they’ve never done before — bat first in a game at their home park. But according to the team, it’s not weird.
Jul 23, 2013, 9:11 AM PDT
For Oakland Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie, the click of a camera shutter can be just as exhilarating as the crack of a baseball bat.
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