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2013 December

  1. Seahawks fans enraged over new commercial featuring Kaepernick

    Dec 11, 2013, 2:36 PM PST

    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…

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

    Dec 11, 2013, 9:22 AM PST

    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…

  3. Football could be an Olympic sport by 2024

    Dec 10, 2013, 4:49 PM PST

    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…

  4. HardballTalk ranked MLB’s managers by handsomeness

    Dec 10, 2013, 3:53 PM PST

    The annual Major League Baseball Winter Meetings seem very interesting. In reality, it’s a bunch of reporters and executives waiting around in a hotel lobby. During a patch of downtime during the meetings, our friends at HardballTalk decided to rank MLB’s managers by handsomeness. As Brad Pitt asks in Moneyball, “How can you not get romantic about baseball?”…

  5. 49ers and WWE officially announce Wrestlemania in Santa Clara

    Dec 10, 2013, 2:56 PM PST

    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…

  6. Field of Links: Man arrested for pranking Mark Jackson and Sonny Dykes

    Dec 10, 2013, 9:43 AM PST

    A Los Angeles man was arrested on felony eavesdropping charges after recording prank phone calls that offered jobs to Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson, California Golden Bears coach Sonny Dykes, NBC football analyst Tony Dungy, and several other coaches. The prankster called at least a dozen coaches and offered several different high-profile jobs. Hopefully he…

  7. 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh pays tribute to Al Davis

    Dec 9, 2013, 3:25 PM PST

    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…

  8. A’s, Giants offering up unreal experiences in MLB charity auction

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:50 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics are offering fans a chance to join their front office for a day. If you eat, sleep, bleed, and breath orange and black, you could actually have a meal with San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt. If you want to do anything special with your favorite baseball team or its players,…

  9. Candlestick Park seats now available to public

    Dec 9, 2013, 12:42 PM PST

    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…

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

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

  11. Matt Cain to match up to $50k in donations for Make-A-Wish

    Dec 6, 2013, 11:31 PM PST

    Would you jump into the frigid Winter waters of the San Francisco Bay to show how committed you are to your job? Don’t answer that. On Saturday, Patricia Wilson, the executive director of Make-A-Wish Bay Area is going to take the plunge to help raise money for her organization. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt…

  12. Riding along with Doolittle and Griffin during the A’s Holiday Caravan

    Dec 6, 2013, 3:59 PM PST

    Oakland Athletics pitchers A.J. Griffin and Sean Doolittle helped spread holiday cheer to humans and animals alike on Thursday. During the A’s annual holiday caravan, the two big league pitchers spent their day giving back to the community in Oakland. The day started at the Oakland Zoo, where they spent two hours signing autographs, taking…

  13. A 2-year-old named ‘Trick Shot’ Titus made the coolest video ever

    Dec 6, 2013, 2:36 PM PST

    It’s not a Hollywood blockbuster, but “Trick Shot” Titus still managed to get A-list actors Bradley Cooper and Channing Tatum to appear in his most recent YouTube video. Titus, 2, is a basketball trick shot master, and his videos are getting millions of views online. In the most recent video posted by his father, Titus…

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

    Dec 6, 2013, 9:36 AM PST

    Giving Candlestick Park a proper farewell is becoming a very pricey proposition for San Francisco 49ers fans. According to, 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…

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

    Dec 5, 2013, 8:34 AM PST

    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…

  16. Barry Bonds is trying to sell his Beverly Hills mansion

    Dec 4, 2013, 6:15 PM PST

    Barry Bonds is striking out while trying to find potential buyers for his Beverly Hills mansion. The All-Time home runs leader’s estate has been on the market since January, and recently slashed $1.5 million off the price tag. According to, Bond’s originally purchased the 17,100-square-foot, seven bedroom, 13 bathroom home for just $8.7 million and is…

  17. 49ers attach Levi’s Stadium signage

    Dec 4, 2013, 4:25 PM PST

    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…

  18. Raiders’ Taiwan Jones is quietly having a standout season

    Dec 4, 2013, 3:04 PM PST

    Upon hearing the term “Pro Bowl,” Oakland Raiders special teams standout Taiwan Jones politely asked if the interview could be conducted outside. He quickly explained that his teammates would tease and taunt him if they heard the topic of conversation. Jones, one of three Raiders players born in San Francisco, is quiet and shy when…

  19. The Sacramento River Cats torched the Reno Aces on Twitter

    Dec 4, 2013, 12:53 PM PST

    There are very few characters to work with on Twitter. To truly slam someone properly takes a special blend of creativity and wit. On Wednesday, the Sacramento River Cats put on a clinic at the expense of the Reno Aces.

  20. Field of Links: The Warriors’ crazy fourth quarter shot chart, Bay Area sweeps Toronto, own your own backyard stadium

    Dec 4, 2013, 9:19 AM PST

    The Golden State Warriors completed the largest comeback in the NBA this season, and managed to erase their biggest deficit to win a game in 10 years. The Toronto Raptors led the game by 27 points before the Warriors went on a ridiculous 64-28 run to eventually win the game 112-103. Check out the Warriors…

  21. Warriors enlist child versions of their players for All-Star support

    Dec 3, 2013, 5:14 PM PST

    The Golden State Warriors are trying to drum up All-Star votes for their players. Unfortunately, the six Dubs All-Star candidates are busy practicing and playing basketball. With that in mind, the creative folks at the team offices in Oakland hired kid versions of their players to make the pitch. The youngsters they found pretty much…

  22. New A’s player Craig Gentry has a very strange nickname

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:26 PM PST

    Baseball players have some intimidating nicknames. There’s Mariano “The Sandman” Rivera, Albert “The Machine” Pujols, Grant Balfour “Rage,” “Big Papi” David Ortiz, “King” Felix Hernandez, and Craig “Kitten Face” Gentry. Wait… Kitten Face? Gentry, who was acquired by the Oakland Athletics from the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, easily has one of the strangest nicknames ever.…

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

    Dec 3, 2013, 1:09 PM PST

    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…

  24. Anchorman characters deliver Yahoo!’s top internet search terms of 2013

    Dec 3, 2013, 9:58 AM PST

    Ron Burgundy, Champ Kind and Brian Fantana delivered Yahoo “exclamation mark’s” top search terms of 2013. The Anchorman 2 promotional blitz has been a bit much, but this video is legitimately funny. Burgundy’s take on the Royal Baby and his “royal gaze of restoration” and Champ Kind demonstrating twerking techniques are two of the highlights.…

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

    Dec 3, 2013, 9:32 AM PST

    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…

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