Sep 11, 2013, 4:15 PM PDT
The Brow Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks is nothing more than bravado. It appears Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson’s eyebrow-shaving wager is merely a publicity stunt. The 49ers quarterback met with the media on Wednesday and downplayed the possibility that he’d buzz off a brow if his team lost on Sunday.…
Sep 10, 2013, 3:09 PM PDT
Only 53 men have the privilege of getting yelled at by 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh on a daily basis. Now, Harbaugh could bring his enthusiastic brand of coaching to your kids’ football team as well. In a new Visa commercial, the 49ers’ head coach is shown giving a spirited lecture to a group of…
Sep 10, 2013, 10:24 AM PDT
The marquee matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football could be dubbed “The Brow Bowl.” Apparently, much more than a 2-0 record and pride is on the line when these two NFC West rivals square off this weekend. During the filming of Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick’s EA Sports…
Sep 9, 2013, 10:07 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.
Sep 6, 2013, 2:43 PM PDT
Needy people in San Francisco will get food if Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews sacks 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick this Sunday. Just how much food they get, will be determined by how many times Kaepernick goes down. Campbell’s Chunky Soup is donating 1,000 cans of soup to the San Francisco Food Bank, and 1,000…
Sep 6, 2013, 9:28 AM PDT
Seven touchdowns in a single game sure is great. But Peyton Manning did something much more important on Thursday night. He picked up his teammates. After a few spectacular blunders, the Broncos routed the defending Super Bowl Champion Ravens 49-27 with the entire nation watching. The team effort was imperfect, but Manning’s effort was impeccable.…
Sep 5, 2013, 2:18 PM PDT
The story of how 49ers running back Anthony Dixon politely declined a $24,000 offer from cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha for his no. 24 jersey was wildly popular on Wednesday. Jersey numbers can mean everything to a professional athlete and in the Bay Area especially, no. 24 is priceless. “I worked hard to get that number when…
Sep 5, 2013, 10:15 AM PDT
The Oakland Athletics should be considered favorites to win the American League West for a second year in a row. Here’s why: After taking five of six against the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers, both teams they trailed heading into each series, their next seven games are against bottom of the barrel teams. Their…
Sep 4, 2013, 6:40 PM PDT
They are in supreme physical condition, both posed for ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, share an affinity for tattoos, and at one point, a tweet was sent from one to another. Apparently, that’s enough to ask a TMZ-style question about relationship status during a football interview. On Wednesday, at 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara, a…
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…
Sep 4, 2013, 9:56 AM PDT
What’s in a number? For a professional athlete, numbers mean a lot of things. Numbers get you paid. They determine your job performance. A number can be something they’re superstitious about. For many guys, they have a number they’ve used since high school, or even earlier. That jersey number is in their Twitter handles. It’s…
Sep 3, 2013, 6:21 PM PDT
It’s art. Only the canvas is your head, and you grow the paint yourself. Tattoos of your favorite team and sports figures can be the ultimate show of support. But jerseys, numbers, and players change. Instead of doing something permanent, why not get something just as showy and detailed for the big game that can…
Sep 3, 2013, 9:40 AM PDT
The Raiders are hoping Terrelle Pryor can run away with the starting quarterback job. How the A’s got a huge assist this holiday weekend, the Warriors show off their shoes, and 49ers great Ronnie Lott falls off a postgame set. Plus, much more. Click for a special edition of ‘A case of the Mondays.’
Aug 30, 2013, 2:34 PM PDT
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard Kendall Simmons sat on the trainer’s table fighting back tears. The massive 6-foot-3, 315-pound athlete was shaking. He was 23, and had just learned that he had type 1 diabetes — a disease typically diagnosed as a child. Fortunately, he had an important ally. Sitting next to him was Steelers owner…
Aug 30, 2013, 1:46 PM PDT
There’s smack talk and then there’s this. The San Francisco 49ers were having fun after a 41-6 smackdown of the San Diego Chargers and proceeded to smack each other. The “Smack-Cam” was posted on Colin Kaepernick’s Instagram page and referenced in Field of Links this morning, but we decided it deserved its own post. Just days…
Field of Links: The Bay Bridge Troll is safe, but distance between Oak and SF feels farther than ever
Aug 30, 2013, 7:12 AM PDT
Sometimes sports have to take a back seat to more important news items of the day. And what’s more important than the safety of the Bay Bridge Troll? With the Eastern span of the bridge closed and set for demolition, there was a lot of concern over what would happen to the bridge’s official guardian.…
Aug 29, 2013, 10:01 AM PDT
Soon, America’s pastime will be pushed aside and forced to hail to the new king. Football is here. The pigskin push couldn’t come sooner for fans of the San Francisco Giants. The Oakland Athletics will be clinging to the remaining attention from Bay Area baseball fans as they make their pennant push on a pitted outfield and an infield with the faded marks of the gridiron.
Aug 28, 2013, 3:49 PM PDT
At first glance, you might think Jon Gruden was visiting 49ers headquarters. That’s clearly not the case. In fact, that would be far less strange than what is really happening. Vernon Davis has a new friend, a Chucky doll from the movie “Child’s Play.” The doll from the horror film franchise that was released in…
Aug 28, 2013, 3:13 PM PDT
Oakland Raiders cornerback Taiwan Jones won $200 by jumping over a car. It might not be his most impressive leap, though. See Jones’ other freakish display of athleticism and find out where it ranks among some other notable athlete car jumps.
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…
Field of Links: A’s finally solve Verlander, Pence hammers home his point, Reid learns he’s starting from CSN
Aug 28, 2013, 9:15 AM PDT
“Obviously, I wasn’t very good,” Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander said, after allowing five runs over five innings in a 6-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. Oh, to have heard those words from him after Game Five of the ALDS. After the Tigers’ ace tortured and humbled the A’s to the tune of…
Aug 27, 2013, 10:18 AM PDT
Carrie Underwood’s name will once again be associated with football and thankfully it has nothing to do with dating Tony Romo. Underwood is replacing Faith Hill as the singer of NBC’s Sunday Night Football song. Nothing against Hill, but Underwood is an upgrade for obvious reasons. The open will feature the same song, “Waiting All Day…
Aug 27, 2013, 9:27 AM PDT
Somebody forgot to tell Hunter Pence the San Francisco Giants’ season is over. Pence is a free agent at the conclusion of the season and he’s showing that he needs to be kept in San Francisco. Pence was placed on revocable waivers, but it doesn’t mean he is going anywhere. The Giants’ right fielder said…
Aug 26, 2013, 12:18 PM PDT
Colin Kaepernick is becoming a more popular pitch man than Peyton Manning. The 49ers starting quarterback is featured in yet another commercial. This time it’s an EA Sports advertisement for Madden 25. He stars alongside Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. The spot featuring the two breakout quarterbacks paints them as bitter rivals dating back to…
Aug 26, 2013, 10:28 AM PDT
Here are the top-5 things you may have missed this weekend. Get caught up in one convenient place. Lavelle Hawkins headlines a day of craziness at Candlestick Park, the A’s fight fire with fire by calling up Daric Barton to fix their struggling offense, Brett Pill find a mentor in “The Thrill” and Peyton Manning runs “The Play.”
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