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  1. A Case of the Mondays: Tummy trouble can’t stop the A’s, Kap’s trademark stolen, Raiders drive Jags to a dark place

    Sep 16, 2013, 9:41 AM PDT

    Tummy trouble can’t stop the A’s from toppling Texas, Kaepernicking hijacked by Johnny Football, the Raiders drive the Jaguars to a dark place, and find out which Bay Area star had the best play of the weekend. Click now to relieve your Case of the Mondays.

  2. The corniest Colin Kaepernick tribute ever

    Sep 13, 2013, 1:35 PM PDT

    His likeness has been shaved into people’s heads and created out of Rubik’s cubes, but this may be the most corny tribute for the 49ers starting quarterback to date. Starting September 28, at Fantozzi Farms and Pumpkin Patch in Patterson, Ca., you can get lost in a Colin Kaepernick corn maze. Tickets cost $9 for…

  3. Field of Links: A’s-Rangers set to collide with huge implications

    Sep 13, 2013, 10:40 AM PDT

    It sort of feels like this is it. If the Oakland Athletics can win this road series against the Texas Rangers, odds are they will once again don the American League West crown. The Rangers’ last stand will be on their turf. They won’t go down easy. This tough Texas team will be playing with…

  4. 49ers rookies go back to school

    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…

  5. Analyzing NFL’s social media standings after Week 1

    Sep 12, 2013, 1:05 PM PDT

    The San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers played in the most-watched telecast of any kind since the Academy Awards in February. But according to a study by ViralHeat.com, the matchup didn’t make as big of an impact on the social media landscape. The 49ers-Packers game didn’t crack the top-three most mentioned games in social…

  6. Why Seattle police will be wearing 49ers jerseys on Sunday

    Sep 12, 2013, 11:24 AM PDT

    Seattle’s Finest will be donning 49ers jerseys on Sunday. No, it’s not a renegade showing of support for San Francisco’s football team, it’s merely a law enforcement tactic. Police officers at CenturyLink Field will be undercover posing as 49ers fans in an effort to make sure the “12th man” isn’t being too hostile during the…

  7. Field of Links: Are the A’s a lock to make the postseason?

    Sep 12, 2013, 9:54 AM PDT

    Last year, baseball fans learned that anything can happen in a playoff chase, but according to Baseball Prospectus’ playoff probability charts, the Oakland Athletics currently have a 100 percent chance to make the postseason. That hardly seems foolproof, but it’s a good sign. The A’s made a statement on Wednesday by clobbering the Twins 18-3 at Target Field in…

  8. Brow Bowl Update: Don’t expect Kap or Wilson to lose an eyebrow

    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.…

  9. Field of Links: Great Glove Granny makes the catch of a lifetime

    Sep 11, 2013, 10:04 AM PDT

    Who’d have thought the San Francisco Giants’ play of the year would come from a great grandmother in the stands? Santa Rosa resident Virginia Smith, a great grandmother that has played softball for 39 years, stole the show on Tuesday night after making a slick catch on a foul ball at AT&T Park. Smith told…

  10. Jim Harbaugh screams at children in a new commercial

    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…

  11. Kaepernick vs. Wilson — loser shaves an eyebrow

    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…

  12. A case of the Mondays: Flying clotheslines, raccoons and funny faces. Football is back!

    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.

  13. 2,000 cans of soup will be donated each time Matthews sacks Kaepernick

    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…

  14. If no. 24 is worth more than $24,000, what was Boldin’s no. 81 worth?

    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…

  15. Field of Links: Why the A’s should win the AL West

    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…

  16. Kaepernick denies rumor that he’s dating USA Soccer star Leroux

    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…

  17. Betcha’ didn’t know this about NFL kickers

    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…

  18. Field of Links: No. 24 remains priceless in the Bay Area

    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…

  19. The story behind this unreal Kaepernick tribute haircut

    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…

  20. A case of the Tuesdays: Raiders running with Pryor, A’s / BART win the weekend

    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.’

  21. Kap and the 49ers’ ‘Smack-Cam’

    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…

  22. 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.…

  23. Field of Links: Move over MLB, football season is here

    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.

  24. Vernon Davis has a creepy new friend

    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…

  25. The most heated competition in the 49ers’ locker room

    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…

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