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  1. Field of Links: Check out Michael Crabtree’s special edition Air Jordans

    Jan 10, 2014, 10:19 AM PDT

    They say you never understand a man until you walk a mile in his shoes. Hopefully, sprinting on a football field counts just the same. Could San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree be following in Michael Jordan’s championship footsteps? Crabtree will be wearing special Air Jordan VI cleats on Sunday. According to Nike, the VI…

  2. TBT: Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers by the numbers

    Jan 9, 2014, 3:31 PM PDT

    On this week in 2011, the 49ers altered the course of their franchise by hiring Jim Harbaugh. The move was announced on Jan. 7, 2011, in a formal press conference — complete with entrance music. The music was a bit strange, but, hey, the 49ers were excited to get their man. Harbaugh was signed to…

  3. Ric Flair claims he’s receiving death threats for supporting the 49ers

    Jan 9, 2014, 1:21 PM PDT

    WOOOOOOOO(oops). Ric Flair is reportedly receiving death threats from Panthers fans because of his public support of the 49ers. As a result, he’ll be skipping Sunday’s divisional playoff game between the 49ers and Panthers. The news comes from Flair’s agent Melinda Morris Zanoni via WBTV. “We know fans are passionate about their teams, but some of…

  4. Field of Links: Bankers make a Sourdough Sam-inspired bet

    Jan 9, 2014, 10:13 AM PDT

    A market president for Bank of America in Charlotte, N.C. will have to go to work dressed as a gold miner — pickaxe and all — if the 49ers win on Sunday. San Francisco and Charlotte are two of the biggest bank towns in the country and they apparently take rich rivalries to a whole…

  5. DUNK CAM: Colin Kaepernick posterized by Alex Boone in 49ers locker room

    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…

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

    Jan 7, 2014, 5:39 PM PDT

    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…

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

    Jan 6, 2014, 2:41 PM PDT

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

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

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

    Jan 3, 2014, 2:57 PM PDT

    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…

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

    Jan 3, 2014, 12:43 PM PDT

    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…

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

    Jan 2, 2014, 5:39 PM PDT

    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…

  12. Details behind how 49ers fans pranked Seahawks’ 12th Man

    Dec 30, 2013, 4:38 PM PDT

    Seahawks fans were stunned when they attempted to photobomb a pro-49ers billboard. As the 12th Man gathered to take a photo in front of a digital billboard that was paid for by a group of 49ers Faithful, the image switched to read, “Superbowl Fail, TD Fail, Photobomb Fail.” How did the 49ers fans execute this…

  13. Oddsmakers believe 49ers-Packers is most important first-round matchup

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:19 PM PDT

    Oddsmakers believe the matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers will be the most important postseason game this weekend. With the bracket set for the National Football League Wild Card round, the oddsmakers have released their latest projections. Of the teams without a first-round bye, the 49ers and Packers are considered the two…

  14. Case of the Mondays: Seahawks ’12th Man’ combine for epic photobomb fail

    Dec 30, 2013, 10:47 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 – Seahawks fans’ photobomb fail: On Saturday, a group of…

  15. Kaepernick addresses the media in a different spot each week

    Dec 20, 2013, 2:00 PM PDT

    Critics of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick might point out that he lacks pocket presence. The athletically gifted signal caller easily compensates by scrambling. As a result, his skill set torments opposing defenses. What most people don’t know, is that his game day techniques are identical to the ones he uses in the locker room once a week with the media.

  16. There’s record demand for the final 49ers game at the ‘Stick

    Dec 19, 2013, 2:39 PM PDT

    Fans that want to bid farewell to Candlestick Park in person, are also saying goodbye to significant amounts of cash. On Monday, the 49ers will likely play their final game at the ‘Stick. According to StubHub, the nationally-televised tilt between the Falcons and 49ers is the highest-selling Monday Night Football game this season. It sure isn’t…

  17. Collinsworth: 49ers a legitimate contender, Dennis Allen deserves another year

    Dec 19, 2013, 1:44 PM PDT

    The San Francisco 49ers, as they say in Hunger Games, have the odds ever in their favor. In the most recent update from Bovada.lv, the oddsmakers still think it’s highly likely the 49ers could win the Super Bowl. The only teams with shorter odds to win it all are the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos.…

  18. The Hidden Relics of Candlestick Park

    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…

  19. A horse named Harbaugh

    Dec 16, 2013, 1:52 PM PDT

    A horse is a horse, of course, of course, but this horse is named after the 49ers’ head coach. While Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, a horse bearing his name galloped to win a race by two lengths at Hollywood Park Racetrack. Harbaugh (the horse) won the fifth…

  20. Case of the Mondays: Davis hits the wall, See the A’s field of dreams, NFL tantrums

    Dec 16, 2013, 10:02 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 – Davis hit the wall — literally: The…

  21. 49ers fans plan to buy a billboard ad near CenturyLink Field

    Dec 12, 2013, 1:07 PM PDT

    The Seattle Seahawks “12th Man” took their shot at San Francisco 49ers fans and got 15 minutes of fame. In response, the 49ers Faithful are set to deliver an entire month of retribution. A group of 49ers fans have raised over $7,000 to buy a month of time on a digital billboard near CenturyLink Field,…

  22. Seahawks fans enraged over new commercial featuring Kaepernick

    Dec 11, 2013, 2:36 PM PDT

    Fans in the Pacific Northwest are furious at 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and it has nothing to do with the fact his team beat the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Instead, they are enraged by a new Beats by Dre ad that features the young quarterback. The ad shows a bunch of looney fans in Seahawks…

  23. Field of Links: Gore says 49ers are ‘still the big dogs in the division’

    Dec 11, 2013, 9:22 AM PDT

    The Seattle Seahawks are currently in first place in the NFC West, and tied for the best record in the National Football League. That doesn’t impress 49ers running back Frank Gore. In a live interview with NFL Network, Gore claimed the 49ers’ 19-17 win over the Seahawks on Sunday was a reminder that they’re “still…

  24. Football could be an Olympic sport by 2024

    Dec 10, 2013, 4:49 PM PDT

    American Football could become an Olympic sport as soon as 2024. On Tuesday, the International Federation of American Football was granted provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee, in a meeting that took place in Lausanne, Switzerland. The provisional recognition paves the way for a vote that could take place as early as 2017. If it’s…

  25. 49ers and WWE officially announce Wrestlemania in Santa Clara

    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…

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