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  1. Montana: Kap has to be ‘the guy’

    Jan 15, 2014, 4:24 PM PST

    Joe Montana is arguably the greatest quarterback ever, and he’s pinning the 49ers’ hopes of returning to the Super Bowl solely on Colin Kaepernick. No pressure. On an episode of Showtime’s Inside the NFL, which airs Tuesday at 9:00 p.m., Montana stressed that Kaepernick is the key to the 49ers’ success in the NFC Championship. The…

  2. Harbaugh caught on camera purchasing $8 khakis

    Jan 15, 2014, 1:22 PM PST

    Behold the power of the internet. On Tuesday, Jim Harbaugh’s wife, Sarah, called into a talk radio show to express disdain for her husband’s pleated khakis. During the interview, she explained that she threw away all of her husband’s pleated pants, only to find that he went to Walmart and purchased several more pairs for…

  3. Field of Links: Washington politicians using 49ers jersey as a doormat

    Jan 15, 2014, 9:22 AM PST

    Politicians in Olympia, Washington are using a San Francisco 49ers jersey as a doormat. It’s actually an excellent jersey choice. Alex Smith is the last 49ers quarterback to win a game in Seattle. He helped the 49ers beat the Seahawks 19-17 on Dec. 24, 2011. The jersey belongs to Greg Payne, who is an avid Seattle…

  4. Harbaugh’s wife refuses to defend his wardrobe

    Jan 14, 2014, 5:26 PM PST

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has a signature look: A black 49ers sweatshirt tucked into khaki pants. Any time you see Harbaugh, whether it’s on the practice field or the sidelines, he’s wearing that same outfit. Apparently, he didn’t run his fashion choice by his significant other. Harbaugh’s wife, Sarah, called into a radio show…

  5. 49ers matching funds raised by fan billboard in Seattle

    Jan 14, 2014, 4:47 PM PST

    From trolling to fundraising, the pro-49ers fan billboard in Seattle has certainly captured it’s share of attention. Now, with some help from the actual San Francisco 49ers, it’s about to become more visible than ever. In December, a group of 49ers fans decided to raise money to purchase digital space on a billboard near CenturyLink…

  6. Affiliates of Giants and Mariners argue over 49ers-Seahawks game

    Jan 14, 2014, 1:20 PM PST

    The ongoing feud between the 49ers and Seahawks is actually spilling over into baseball. In advance of the NFC Championship Game, two minor league teams got into a major argument on Twitter. On Monday, the Fresno Grizzlies and Tacoma Rainiers lobbed virtual haymakers at each other while a group of interested followers looked on. The…

  7. Field of Links: Kaepernick unfairly criticized

    Jan 14, 2014, 9:22 AM PST

    Since the Seahawks and 49ers are meeting in the NFC Championship Game, a four-month-old graphic put together by a Seattle fan is once again making the rounds on the internet. The graphic paints 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a self-indulgent, shoe-collecting jerk, while portraying Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson as a perfect individual. Here’s a look…

  8. DeMarcus Cousins earns Player of the Week honors

    Jan 13, 2014, 1:53 PM PST

    Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins has come up with a bunch of creative ploys to boost his chances to get voted into the NBA All-Star Game. After shooting videos with Drake and Mayor Kevin Johnson, he is earning votes the old fashioned way — by dominating opponents on the basketball court. Cousins was named Western…

  9. How to slow down Marshawn Lynch

    Jan 13, 2014, 1:24 PM PST

    Marshawn Lynch is a tackle-breaking, play-making beast on the football field. So, aside from taking away his magical Skittles, how do you slow him down? You have him recite lines for a commercial. Vita Coco recently released a blooper reel from a recent shoot with Lynch, and it’s pretty funny. The Oakland native trips over…

  10. Case of the Mondays: Seahawks blocking 49ers fans, Curry’s crazy catch, King James rooting for 49ers

    Jan 13, 2014, 10:11 AM PST

    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 ticket scandal?: The story of how the…

  11. A Bay Area tattoo shop is offering 49ers tattoos for $49

    Jan 10, 2014, 4:44 PM PST

    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,…

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

    Jan 10, 2014, 10:19 AM PST

    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…

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

    Jan 9, 2014, 3:31 PM PST

    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…

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

    Jan 9, 2014, 1:21 PM PST

    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…

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

    Jan 9, 2014, 10:13 AM PST

    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…

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

    Jan 8, 2014, 1:48 PM PST

    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…

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

    Jan 7, 2014, 5:39 PM PST

    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…

  18. Sacramento Mayor helps DeMarcus Cousins’ All-Star campaign

    Jan 7, 2014, 2:30 PM PST

    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is lending his strategic campaigning skills to Kings’ center DeMarcus Cousins. In a new video released by the Kings, Mayor Johnson advises Cousins to take a grassroots approach to his All-Star campaign by earning one vote at a time. In the video, Cousins responds by serving coffee, driving a cab, teaching…

  19. Watch Hunter Pence push a car up a hill

    Jan 7, 2014, 1:10 PM PST

    Hunter Pence may appear gangly and slightly awkward on the baseball field, but he is one powerful dude. On Monday, a video was posted on his Instagram account that shows him pushing a car up a hill. The Jack Lalanne-esque feat of strength by the San Francisco Giants’ right fielder is a departure from the…

  20. Field of Links: Warriors look to stay hot in frigid Wisconsin, Surgery for Couture, Vonn to miss Olympics

    Jan 7, 2014, 7:43 AM PST

    The San Francisco 49ers are still thawing out after braving the elements on the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field, and now the Golden State Warriors are in Wisconsin to take on the Milwaukee Bucks. Fortunately, they play indoors. It is FREEEZZIN in Milwaukee!! What A JOKE! Throw a Football my way and I'm letting it…

  21. A’s are hiring Hall of Fame Racing Mascots

    Jan 6, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics are hiring people to run in their Hall of Fame Mascot Race. If you love sweating profusely, being taunted by fans, and living in fear that you may fall on your face in front of thousands of people, then this job is for you. All kidding aside, the job is a lot harder…

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

    Jan 6, 2014, 2:41 PM PST

    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…

  23. Fan selling Giants-themed Mustang for $6,000

    Jan 6, 2014, 1:23 PM PST

    Looking for something faster than a Madison Bumgarner fastball and louder than a Hunter Pence pregame speech? Check out this San Francisco Giants-themed Ford Mustang. The 1990 California Highway Patrol edition 5.0 is on the market for $6,000. According to the Craigslist ad, the car has a clean title. The project was a labor of…

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

    Jan 6, 2014, 10:16 AM PST

    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…

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

    Jan 3, 2014, 2:57 PM PST

    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…

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