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  1. 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh pays tribute to Al Davis

    Dec 9, 2013, 3:25 PM PDT

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh paid tribute to the late Al Davis during his Monday press conference. Harbaugh quoted Davis when asked about the 49ers playoff hopes. “Where we’re at we’ve got to win football games,” Harbaugh said. “Al Davis said it as well as can ever be said, ‘just win,’ and those are…

  2. Candlestick Park seats now available to public

    Dec 9, 2013, 12:42 PM PDT

    Candlestick Park seats are now available to the general public, just in time for the holiday season. Don’t expect the seats to arrive by Christmas, though. The 49ers will still need them for the Dec. 23, game against the Atlanta Falcons. The seats cost $749 per pair and can be purchased online right now. 49ers…

  3. Case of the Mondays: Seahawks players not tipping their caps to 49ers

    Dec 9, 2013, 10:26 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 – Riveting Rivalry: The San Francisco 49ers won…

  4. Field of Links: Record demand for tickets to the ‘Stick’s final games

    Dec 6, 2013, 9:36 AM PDT

    Giving Candlestick Park a proper farewell is becoming a very pricey proposition for San Francisco 49ers fans. According to SeatGeek.com, there is a record demand for the final two games at “The Stick.” The site’s research shows that fans have paid an average of $414 for a ticket to Sunday’s rivalry game against the Seattle…

  5. Field of Links: Harbaugh imagines an epic scenario, Raiders making a change, Drake’s new shoes

    Dec 5, 2013, 8:34 AM PDT

    The Golden State Warriors and San Jose Sharks had the night off, and Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane actually took a day off from making trades, so Wednesday was a slow day in the Bay Area sports landscape. The Sharks will be back at it Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. A matchup with…

  6. 49ers attach Levi’s Stadium signage

    Dec 4, 2013, 4:25 PM PDT

    Money talks and on Wednesday in Santa Clara, it also took flight. In a video posted on the 49ers’ Vine account, a big part of Levi Strauss’ $220 million investment in the 49ers’ new stadium was shown being hoisted into the sky and carefully secured above a massive scoreboard. The $1.4 billion stadium construction project in…

  7. Seahawks fans plan to fly a ‘Go Hawks’ banner over Candlestick Park on Sunday

    Dec 3, 2013, 1:09 PM PDT

    Seattle Seahawks fans have hatched a plan to fly a banner over Candlestick Park this Sunday. A group consisting of 100 contributors have pooled together $1,809 to fly the banner that will read, “GO HAWKS-12” for 15 minutes. The airplane towing the banner is expected to reach Candlestick Park 10 minutes prior to kickoff of the…

  8. Field of Links: Why the Seahawks are scary and possibly evil, Thrifty A’s willing to pay

    Dec 3, 2013, 9:32 AM PDT

    The Seattle Seahawks 12th Man set yet another Guinness World Record for crowd noise and actually created an earthquake in the process. All the team’s players did was throttle the New Orleans Saints 34-7. The Saints offense even had custom earplugs made for the game. They got the idea after Brett Favre used the same ambient…

  9. Vernon Davis and the 5 best football hurdles of 2013

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:58 PM PDT

    The tactic one St. Louis Rams player used to take down 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is getting a lot of attention. The way Davis found a way to rise above the Rams on Sunday is also worthy of the spotlight, though. The six-foot-three, 250 pound tight end displayed astonishing athleticism while hurdling defenders on…

  10. Case of the Mondays: Vernon Davis tackled in the worst way, Lights out in Sacramento, Hats off to Brent Burns

    Dec 2, 2013, 10:23 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 – The most terrible tackle: Something very, very…

  11. Why the 49ers are thankful

    Nov 27, 2013, 3:04 PM PDT

    The San Francisco 49ers have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. They are in playoff contention with hopes of returning to the Super Bowl for a second consecutive year, and star wide receiver Michael Crabtree is on the mend. More importantly, they have jobs in an ultra-competitive professional sport, financial stability, a…

  12. Field of Links: 49ers abuse RGIII verbally and physically

    Nov 26, 2013, 9:52 AM PDT

    Robert Griffin III had a very, very bad Monday night. He was dominated both verbally and physically by the San Francisco 49ers. After Griffin III was sacked four times and held without a touchdown, 49ers defensive end Ahmad Brooks may have dealt the harshest blow in a postgame interview. “He’s obviously a man and he…

  13. 49ers’ Super Bowl odds take a hit

    Nov 25, 2013, 1:11 PM PDT

    The San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos were the trendy picks to meet in the Super Bowl prior to the start of the season. With Week 12 mostly in the books, let’s just say only one of those two teams is still considered a heavy favorite to get there. According to the most recent update from the oddsmakers…

  14. The excuses are piling up for Colin Kaepernick

    Nov 21, 2013, 4:46 PM PDT

    The excuses have continued to pile up for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. He’s not running enough, he locks on to Vernon Davis and Anquan Boldin too much, the play calling is too vanilla, the other receivers are horrible, etc. Recently, the talk was that Mario Manningham’s return would help the second-year starter turn things around.…

  15. Field of Links: Ray Lewis has a check for Ahmad Brooks, Rangers’ marketing mistake

    Nov 21, 2013, 9:26 AM PDT

    Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is new to this television analyst thing and it will cost him. On Monday, Ray Lewis whipped out his credit card and said he’d pay half of Ahmad Brooks’ eventual fine for hitting Drew Brees. Well, Brooks was indeed fined for a total of $15,750 on Wednesday and Lewis isn’t backing down…

  16. 49ers’ Whitner forced to withdraw ‘Hitner’ name change application

    Nov 19, 2013, 1:10 PM PDT

    “Hitner” is no more — for now. The 49ers safety will remain with his given name of Donte Whitner until the NFL offseason. I had to withdraw the name change until after the season. Judge wouldn't allow it without me being present… — DonteHitner (@DonteWhitner) November 19, 2013 Whitner is still very committed to the…

  17. Case of the Mondays: 49ers robbed? Tiger Woods betrays the Raiders, Weird local World Records

    Nov 18, 2013, 10:09 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 – Did the 49ers get robbed?: This was without…

  18. 49ers’ Dixon vents on Twitter after loss to Saints

    Nov 18, 2013, 9:01 AM PDT

    Anthony Dixon is one of the most entertaining San Francisco 49ers to follow on Twitter. His posts are usually upbeat, abstract and hilarious. But after the 49ers 23-20 loss to the Saints in New Orleans, in which he had zero touches on offense, he took a very different tone. The 49ers backup running back was…

  19. The sports world closely followed Batkid’s rescue of Lou Seal

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:16 PM PDT

    Batkid piqued the interest of the nation while saving damsels in distress and thwarting bank robberies. But when the Penguin kidnapped San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal, the sports world clearly took exception. The news of Batkid’s heroic exploits in Gotham City traveled far and wide. It even made it into the San Francisco 49ers’ locker…

  20. Case of the Mondays: Which Bay Area team had the worst weekend?

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:34 AM PDT

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s going to be an awfully lot of cranky sports fans at work today. Typically we bring you the top five items you may have missed over the weekend; but since all of the Bay Area teams were held winless over the past two days, we’re taking it a different direction.

    Which Bay Area team had the worst weekend?

  21. Video: Harbaugh re-enacts his popular commercial

    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…

  22. Field of Links: Sharks robbed, Asomugha paid not to play, Kings are ‘Money’

    Nov 6, 2013, 9:48 AM PDT

    Somebody has some explaining to do. The San Jose Sharks were robbed of an overtime win on Tuesday night against the Buffalo Sabres and ended up losing 5-4 in a shootout. With 3:05 remaining in overtime, Tommy Wingels pushed across what should have been the game-winning goal, except everyone missed it. Watch as the puck squirts…

  23. NorCal sports Twitter power rankings

    Nov 5, 2013, 5:15 PM PDT

    Success is measured in wins and losses in the sports world. Off the field, it’s easy to gauge popularity by following the trails of the followers themselves. Here’s how the Bay Area franchises and star athletes stack up through Twitter.

  24. You can bring home Candlestick Park seats for $649 a pair

    Nov 5, 2013, 1:49 PM PDT

    While new seats are being installed at Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers have begun the process of selling off the old seats at Candlestick Park. Season ticket holders will get the first crack at bringing home their own seats from “The Stick.” From now until January 2014, season ticket holders can buy two seats for what…

  25. Field of Links: Jim Harbaugh clearly loves TV shows

    Oct 24, 2013, 9:17 AM PDT

    Is anyone else noticing this trend? Jim Harbaugh loves television shows. First, he appeared on Saved By The Bell. Next, he was seen in Judge Judy’s courtroom. Most recently, he said he wouldn’t be opposed to having the 49ers’ Training Camp opened up for HBO’s Hard Knocks. On Wednesday, Harbaugh turned his press conference around…

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