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  • 49ers great Gordy Soltau dies at age 89

    10/30/2014 11:10:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 28, 2014 | Cam Inman
    Gordy Soltau, a 49ers scoring machine in the 1950s and one of the franchise's kindest ambassadors, passed away from natural causes Sunday night with his family by his side. He was 89. Inducted two years ago into the 49ers Hall of Fame, Soltau joined the team in 1950 upon its arrival in the NFL. The pass-catching end and kicker led the 49ers in scoring in eight of his nine years, topping the NFL in both 1952 and 1953.
  • 49ers suspend radio announcer Ted Robinson for Ray Rice comments

    09/10/2014 8:47:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 10, 2014 | John Breech
    The San Francisco 49ers have suspended team radio broadcaster Ted Robinson two games for remarks he made about Ray Rice and domestic violence this week. While talking about Rice during a segment on KNBR-AM on Monday, Robinson had this to say about Rice's wife Janay, "How does she marry him after that? How does she go in front of Goodell? That's pathetic to me," Robinson said.
  • Joe Montana to Play in Final Football Game at Candlestick in 'Legends of Candlestick' Flag Football

    04/28/2014 4:09:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Apr 28, 2014
    The final football game ever in San Francisco's Candlestick Park will be played this summer by a team of 49ers greats, led by four-time Super Bowl winner Joe Montana. Montana, who played quarterback on the 49ers from 1979 to 1992, will suit up once again on July 12 to take on an all-star team led by famed Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, organizers said at a news conference in the waterfront restaurant Epic Roasthouse this morning. The 49ers played their last game at Candlestick in December and will debut at the under construction Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara for the...
  • 49ers’ Aldon Smith Arrested At LAX For Belligerence, Alleged Bomb Threat

    04/13/2014 8:12:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    AP) ^ | April 13, 2014 6:19 PM
    The 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 and became uncooperative with the process, airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said. She said he told a TSA agent that he had a bomb before walking to the gate. When airport police officers caught up with him, Ortiz said Smith became uncooperative and was taken into custody.
  • 49ers Football Coach Jim Harbaugh in Push-Up Contest With Walrus

    03/17/2014 2:52:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Mar 17, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Who could win in a push-up contest: San Francisco 49ers football coach Jim Harbaugh or a walrus? Well, you'll just have to determine the push-up champ yourself by watching a video Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo sent out Sunday showing just that: The coach versus the pinniped. In an impromptu workout session, a 17-second video shows the 215-pound Harbaugh and the 1,750-pound Siku bending elbows – and flippers – while pressing and flexing their pecs. By Monday afternoon, the video had been seen more than 12,000 times, four times as many as in the morning. Harbaugh was wearing not...
  • Watch: Jim Harbaugh Drain A 3-Point Shot -- In Khakis

    03/06/2014 2:57:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 | Chris Roberts
    Khaki-clad man-about-town Jim Harbaugh dominates in Kansas.It's gotta be the pants. Khaki-clad leader of men Jim Harbaugh visited the University of Kansas mens' basketball team recently. The 49ers coach, clad in his familiar uniform of Niners cap and top, paired of course with his pleated khakis -- shirt tucked in, with belt -- took a shot from downtown. And drained it. Observe: What else can you say? Coach can play. And looks good doing it. Sidelines or a basketball court, do it well -- do it in tan.
  • SF 49ers Player -- Ric Flair Flew Into (Bleep) Green Bay ... To Pump Up the Team

    01/05/2014 6:54:23 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 5, 2014 | TMZ Staff
    The San Francisco 49ers got surprise visit from wrestling legend Ric Flair tonight ... but what's more shocking, one of the players gave him props for flying into the "sh*thole" that is Green Bay!!! With the 49ers set to play the Packers Sunday in a Wild Card game, The Nature Boy gave a pump up speech to the squad at the team meeting the night before ... even belting out his signature "WOOOO!!" But after the visit, lineman Anthony Davis gave the Pack some last minute bulletin board material when he ripped the city ... tweeting, "Nature Boy Ric Flair...
  • 49ers' bragging billboard is up... in Fife

    12/23/2013 9:45:09 AM PST · by llevrok · 27 replies
    KING TV (Seattle) ^ | 12/23/2013
    A group of 49ers fans who raised money for a billboard in Seattle to brag about their team's five Super Bowl trophies got their sign - but it's nowhere near CenturyLink Field. The digital billboard is just north of Fife, about 27 miles from downtown Seattle. Niners fans raised money through the fundraising site gofundme.com. They raised more than the $7,000 needed to pay for the billboard so the rest will go to charity. A Seahawks fan wants to do the same thing in San Francisco, but to promote Seattle Children's hospital and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. On Sunday, a...
  • How Tony Gonzalez Inadvertently Saved A Photographer's Life By Crashing Into Him

    12/22/2013 4:47:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    ThePostGame ^ | Thursday, December 19, 2013
    Monday night will be an emotional one for the San Francisco 49ers and their fans, as the team's matchup with the Atlanta Falcons will be the last regular-season game at Candlestick Park. For Tony Gonzalez, who will be on hand with the visiting Atlanta Falcons, it will also mark his final visit to the site where he experienced what he calls the "strangest thing that ever happened to him." On a conference call with Bay Area reporters, Gonzalez recalled how during a game between his then-team, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the 49ers at Candlestick Park he was pushed out...
  • 49ers' (linebacker Aldon) Smith charged with felony possession of assault rifles

    10/09/2013 1:29:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    KTVU.com ^ | 10/9/13 | KTVU
    SANTA CLARA CO., Calif. — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been charged with felony possession of assault weapons which were discovered after shooting at his house back in 2012, according to authorities. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s announced Wednesday that 24-year-old Smith has been charged with three felony counts of assault weapon possession, after three rifles that are illegal to own in California were found at Smith's residence back in June of 2012. “The preamble to the assault weapons law states that each assault weapon ‘has such a high rate of fire and capacity for firepower that...
  • Former Alabama star back Glen Coffee will graduate from U.S. Army Airborne School

    06/21/2013 11:08:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 06/21/13 | Frank Schwab
    Not many players walk away from football as abruptly as Glen Coffee did. The former Alabama star running back played a season with the 49ers and even started two games. Then the former third-round pick simply told the team he was done with football during training camp before what would have been his second season, in 2010. Most football players will stay in the NFL until they're told they can no longer come back, but Coffee admitted he just didn't like football anymore. And it turns out, he had bigger goals. AL.com reported Coffee enlisted in the U.S. Army in...
  • Unghhh

    04/24/2013 9:38:10 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 116 replies
    Unghhh
  • Chris Culliver will undergo sensitivity training, work with in-crisis youth, after anti-gay remarks

    02/03/2013 9:27:08 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 2, 2013 | Doug Farrar
    NEW ORLEANS -- San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver created quite the ruckus this week when he intimated that anyone with a homosexual predilection would not be welcome on his team. Now, he's doing everything he can to get past that. According to his publicist, Theodore Palmer, Culliver will be working with "The Trevor Project," an organization that provides crisis and suicide intervention to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. "He's so passionate about youth and people being comfortable with who they are and accepted by all," Palmer said in a phone interview with the Associated Press on Saturday. "He's...
  • 49ers Super Trivia (Vanity)

    02/02/2013 5:43:14 PM PST · by kik5150 · 16 replies
    Me ^ | 02/02/13 | kik5150
    On the eve of the 49ers attempt for their sixth Superbowl victory in the past 30+ years, I thought up some interesting trivia Questions that any Niner faithful should know: 1. Which 49er had his finger amputated rather than wait for it to heal from a fracture so he wouldn't miss the playoffs? 2. Which Hall of Fame 49er was caught in a prostitution sting at a local massage parlor? 3. Which 49er relieved himself in a huddle at Superbowl XVI? 4. Which 49er used to wear a helmet on top of his helmet when he played? 5. Who disguised...
  • Ex-49er Kwame Harris charged in ex-boyfriend's beating

    01/31/2013 11:53:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com ^ | Mon January 28, 2013 10:56PM | Staff
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Former San Francisco 49er Kwame Harris has been charged with felony domestic violence and assault charges from an August beating involving a former boyfriend, a prosecutor and defense lawyer said.</p>
  • Kwame Harris: Chris Culliver Is Spreading Hate

    01/30/2013 7:09:07 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 | Updated 5:28 PM PST | Raj Mathai
    Kwame Harris has responded to Chris Culliver’s comments on gays in the NFL. The former 49er and openly gay football player is responding to Culliver’s suggestion that gay players would not be welcome in the team's locker room. “It’s surprising that in 2013 Chris Culliver would use his 15 minutes to spread vitriol and hate. I recognize that these are comments that he may come to regret and that he may come to see that gay people are not so different than straight people,” Harris told NBC Bay Area exclusively. Harris was outed as a gay man just this week....
  • When the 49ers Played at Kezar

    01/30/2013 8:31:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    When I was a boy in the 1960s, my father had nine season tickets to the San Francisco 49ers, and on Sundays in the fall would often bring as many as seven of his 11 children to see the team play at Kezar Stadium. Kezar was at the southeast corner of Golden Gate Park, adjacent to the Haight-Ashbury District. In 1967, there was probably no greater side-by-side contrast of the diverging trends in American culture than between the people inside that stadium, watching a game played on grass, and the people outside the stadium, smoking grass. At the age...
  • Harbaugh parents brace for ‘thrill of victory’ and ‘agony of defeat’

    01/24/2013 12:52:13 PM PST · by MDJohnPaul · 4 replies
    The Catholic Review ^ | Jan. 24, 2013 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    When the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving night in 2011 – and John Harbaugh beat younger brother, Jim, in the first-ever NFL matchup of coaching brothers – Jack Harbaugh peeked into the Ravens’ locker room after the game. Jack Harbaugh, John and Jim’s father, was impressed by how ecstatic everyone was. There was nothing but celebration and smiling faces. “I thought to myself, we really aren’t needed here,” Jack Harbaugh recalled, speaking to local and national media during a Jan. 24 conference call. He walked across the hallway at the Baltimore football stadium. The mood in...
  • NFL Championship Sunday thread - January 20th, 2013

    01/20/2013 7:46:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 81 replies
    at (+4, O/U 48.5), 300pm EST - Fox TV. Weather N/A Dome at (-7.5, O/U 51.5), 630pm EST - CBS TV. Weather cold, around 36°
  • Alex Smith: 'It sucks' to lose San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback job

    11/30/2012 10:32:42 AM PST · by AmericanSamurai · 71 replies
    mercurynews.com ^ | 11/29/2012 | Cam Inman
    SANTA CLARA -- Alex Smith got right to the point Thursday. "It sucks," he said. "I don't know what else to say." Speaking for the first time since 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed Colin Kaepernick's "hot hand" would start at quarterback Sunday at St. Louis, the demoted Smith appeared agitated over once again losing a job that's repeatedly been swiped from his grasp since he was drafted first overall in 2005. "I feel the only thing I did to lose my job was get a concussion," said Smith, who sustained that brain trauma Nov. 11 during the second quarter of...
  • Manning saved millions in taxes by opting for Denver over SF

    03/23/2012 1:58:24 PM PDT · by SmithL · 27 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 3/23/12 | Dan Walters
    We'll never know whether it played a role in quarterback Peyton Manning's decision to play for the Denver Broncos rather than the San Francisco 49ers, but the California Taxpayers Association says that it could save the football star millions in state income taxes.
  • Jed York: NFL owners allocate $200 million for 49ers stadium

    02/02/2012 2:24:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 2/2/12 | Lisa Fernandez, Mark Gomez and Howard Mintz
    NFL owners on Thursday allocated $200 million in funding for the future 49ers stadium in Santa Clara, a crucial and long-awaited piece in paying for the $1 billion project, according to team owner Jed York. NFL owners voted on stadium funding today during a meeting in Indianapolis, which is hosting the Super Bowl. York tweeted the news after the meeting, saying it was "A big step forward today." "With the NFL's muscle now behind the new stadium, we are moving forward," York said. "I expect an official groundbreaking ceremony very soon." ... York is expected to hold a conference call...
  • 49er KYLE WILLIAMS coming up on Dan Patrick show

    01/24/2012 6:49:26 AM PST · by doug from upland · 25 replies
    570 in L.A. ^ | 1-24-11
    Just amazing. This kid has had death threats because of his two fumbles in loss to Giants. LISTEN TO DAN PATRICK SHOW
  • NFL PLAYOFFS THREAD - Jan. 22

    01/22/2012 10:41:56 AM PST · by doug from upland · 114 replies
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/ | 1-22-12 | dfu
    Eli and Brady rematch? Two brothers? Give your predictions and make comments here.
  • Football Mania!

    01/14/2012 1:52:51 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 32 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 1/14/12 | Noman
    Just for the record, the San Francisco 49ers will defeat the New Orleans Saints today. The stats and hype indicate a Saints win by a score of 49-28 or some such blowout. Forget the stats; ignore the hype. Good defense beats good offense as surely as good pitching beats good hitting. The 49ers have great defense; the Saints, great offense. The same principle applies. San Francisco's special teams are a game changer. The 49ers can score by reaching the other team's 40 yard line because the field goal kicker is long-distance machine. They keep the other team pinned deep in...
  • 2011 NFL WEEK 17 LIVE THREAD [last week of the season!]

    01/01/2012 6:20:29 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 58 replies
    Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers - 1PM FOX Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans - 1PM CBS Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars - 1PM CBS New York Jets at Miami Dolphins - 1PM CBS Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings - 1PM FOX Buffalo Bill at New England Patriots - 1PM CBS Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints - 1PM FOX Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles - 1PM FOX San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams - 1PM FOX Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals - 4:15PM FOX Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons - 4:15PM FOX Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati...
  • Santa Clara, 49ers announce deal to pay for stadium

    12/03/2011 2:08:23 PM PST · by Utah Binger · 58 replies
    San Jose Mercury Hews ^ | 12/03/2011 | Staff
    At long last, the 49ers' turbulent drive for a new home in Silicon Valley is reaching the end zone. The NFL team and Santa Clara announced Friday that they have captured all the money needed to build a proposed $1 billion football stadium next to the Great America theme park -- the largest and final obstacle needed before construction can start. "It's like first-and-goal from the 9-yard line," said Ron Garratt, a consultant helping lead the project for the city. "We think we're going to score from here." The funding deal was spelled out in a development contract that caps...
  • Redskins vs. 49ers: Offense struggles again as Washington loses, 19-11

    11/06/2011 4:33:07 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 6, 2011 | Mike Jones
    <p>With the loss, Coach Mike Shanahan's team falls to 3-5.</p> <p>As the fourth quarter started Sunday at FedEx Field, with the Washington Redskins’ offense and the third quarterback of the Mike Shanahan era struggling mightily, the burgundy and gold clad crowd started to boo, and one fan in earshot of the press box yelled: “We want Norv Turner back!”</p>
  • 2 shot in SF parking lot after Raiders-49ers game

    08/20/2011 11:18:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    AP ^ | August 21, 2011
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two men were shot and wounded in the parking lot of Candlestick Park after a preseason NFL game Saturday night between the San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders, police said. The shootings occurred around 8 p.m., shortly after the 49ers' 17-3 victory, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.
  • Alex Smith Hopes to Finally Step Up

    07/05/2011 8:42:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011
    Camp Alex II is officially over. Nobody knows for certain when the San Francisco 49ers will begin training camp. Or if Alex Smith can be as successful of a quarterback this fall as he has been this summer. The 49ers' former and apparently future quarterback ended his final scheduled informal team workout Friday. After organizing two separate four-day mini-camps at San Jose State that included most of the offensive players, Smith said he has installed about as much of new coach Jim Harbaugh's West Coast system as he can this summer. All he can do now is wait for the...
  • Harbaugh signs with San Francisco

    01/07/2011 1:33:56 PM PST · by Jolla · 68 replies
    RADIO | 1/7/11 | vanity
    Local San Francisco radio is announing Harbaugh has signed with the San Francisco 49ers.
  • 49ers fire offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye

    09/27/2010 10:16:02 AM PDT · by jpl · 25 replies · 1+ views
    NFL.com ^ | Jason La Canfora
    The San Francisco 49ers have fired offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye, according to a league source. The team announced the firing Monday, one day after it fell to 0-3 and was beaten 31-10 at Kansas City. San Francisco has scored 38 points, second fewest in the NFL behind Carolina. Mike Johnson will move from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator. Offensive assistant Jason Michael will take over as quarterbacks coach. 49ers coach Mike Singletary and Raye have not seen eye-to-eye about the reasons for the team's struggling offense. The 49ers were considered a favorite in the NFC West this year, but their...
  • Former 49er Glen Coffee Says a Higher Calling Prompted Him to Retire From Football

    08/15/2010 5:11:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/14/2010 | Daniel Brown
    Glen Coffee, the backup running back who shocked the 49ers last week by retiring at age 23, said he is leaving football for a higher calling. In an interview with the Mobile (Ala.) Press Register, the former University of Alabama standout said, "True happiness is glorifying God and glorifying Christ. That's what true happiness is. ... And for me, that wasn't the NFL. That wasn't where I needed to be." Coffee was competing for the No. 2 job behind Frank Gore before skipping an afternoon practice Thursday without explanation. He returned Friday morning to tell coach Mike Singletary that he...
  • Santa Clara voters OK 49ers stadium

    06/09/2010 2:59:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 55+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/9/10 | John Wildermuth, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Santa Clara voters Tuesday approved Measure J, the San Francisco 49ers' plan to build a $937 million stadium in their community. The measure took a strong early lead, and although results from the city's precincts were coming in slowly, the crush of mail ballots that was reported minutes after the polls closed was enough for the victory. Santa Clara officials and several hundred stadium supporters packed into an American Legion hall to celebrate the anticipated passage of Measure J. While precinct results were slow to arrive, the stadium supporters exuded confidence. By 9:30 p.m., the pro-Measure J leaders already were...
  • AZ Cardinals not looking good tonight

    12/14/2009 8:28:43 PM PST · by Justaham · 7 replies · 533+ views
    12-14-09 | Me
    Despite weather, 49ers are storming the Cards tonight. Too much AZ turnovers. Gore just scored a touchdown. SF 24, AZ 9
  • Texans Continue Winning Ways

    10/26/2009 4:18:47 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 404+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 10/26/2009 | WJ Richardson
    The 49ers had pulled to within three and were driving with 1:38 remaining in the game....
  • 49ers sign Michael Crabtree to six-year deal

    10/07/2009 10:11:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 694+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10/7/09 | Daniel Brown
    After one day of face-to-face talks, the 49ers have reached a deal with first-round draft pick Michael Crabtree. Working into the early morning, Crabtree signed a six-year deal, ending his contract impasse after 72 days. As of 4 a.m., no other details were available. The No. 10 overall pick will be at the team's Santa Clara headquarters today when the 49ers hit the practice field after Tuesday's day off. Citing league sources, ESPN reported that the Crabtree will get a six-year contract that he can void in five years if he meets undefined performance clauses.
  • Wayward Mammal Rescued in Santa Clara (Dolphin in Creek Near 49ers Training Facility)

    08/06/2009 4:04:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 431+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thu, Aug 6, 2009 | LORI PREUITT
    A dolphin or porpoise (there are subtle differences between the two) somehow wondered into Coyote Creek in Santa Clara. The mammal was discovered just outside the 49ers training facility. The find quickly attracted a crowd of both onlookers and reporters alike. Experts from the Marine Mammal Center out of Sausalito came down and made quick work of rescuing the animal. The team took the creature to its Sausalito-based center for medical treatment. By midday, the tide was starting to turn taking the water out, which put a real time pressure on the rescue effort. If you know the area, you...
  • Gavin Newsom to Santa Clara: Don't Build Stadium

    06/02/2009 6:49:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 467+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 2, 2009 | John Coté
    The Santa Clara City Council may decide tonight to bless a $937 million stadium project for the San Francisco 49ers. But San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has some advice for the voters in the South Bay city, who will have to agree: Don't do it. Instead of using nearly $80 million in city funds on a 68,500-seat stadium that will host only a handful of football games each year, Santa Clara should instead spend the money on other city needs like schools, Newsom said. "That's a lot of money to spend on a team that won't even change its name,"...
  • Economy slows 49ers' stadium plans; could it lead to talks with Raiders?

    01/10/2009 3:03:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 496+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 01/09/2009 | Mike Swift
    The San Francisco 49ers on Friday acknowledged that the battered economy likely will slow down their plans to build a new stadium in Santa Clara and now has them willing to discuss a once unthinkable option — sharing a new home with their cross-bay rival, the Raiders. Combining resources with the Oakland Raiders — as the New York Jets and Giants have done on a new $1.6 billion stadium — may be the only way for the 49ers to overcome frozen financial markets to fund a new stadium, NFL insiders and sports economists say. Team officials said Friday that they...
  • Niners defend right to pat down fans at Candlestick

    01/06/2009 2:18:10 PM PST · by GSWarrior · 14 replies · 1,006+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/6/9 | Bob Egelko
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers defended their pat-down searches of fans before an apparently divided California Supreme Court today, saying ticket-buyers know they'll be searched when they walk into Candlestick Park and give up their right to argue that their privacy is being invaded.
  • 49ers retain Singletary

    12/28/2008 4:31:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 954+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/28/8 | Chronicle Staff Report
    The 49ers announced after their 27-24 victory over the Redskins that Mike Singletary will remain . . .
  • Steve Young Corrects Involvement in Prop. 8

    11/03/2008 10:17:21 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 970+ views
    KSL ^ | November 2nd, 2008 | Carole Mikita
    Steve Young is speaking out about his family and California's Proposition 8. He's reacting to the use of his name in a press release from the "Vote No" Prop. 8 group. "I have not given anyone authority to use my name whatsoever, in any political matter," he said. SNIP On YouTube a video of the Young home in Palo Alto from a California television station shows a "Vote No" on Prop. 8 sign and anti-discrimination Halloween decorations. Saturday the "No on Prop. 8" organization issued a press release saying NBA great Magic Johnson is calling Prop. 8 wrong and unfair....
  • Jed York ready to take on 49ers' many challenges

    11/01/2008 9:28:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 262+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/1/8 | Tom FitzGerald
    His first NFL game was in Cleveland at age 3. He sat on Jennifer Montana's lap. "I'm still searching for a better seat," he says. He was 7 when John Madden nearly ran him into a locker at Giants Stadium in Madden's haste to interview Jerry Rice, who had caught a last-minute, game-winning touchdown bomb from Jennifer's husband, Joe. Fifth grade marked the first time in four years that he hadn't made a trip to the White House to celebrate a sports championship. Jed York was one lucky kid. But he's no longer the youngster the Super Bowl 49ers used...
  • Condoleezza Rice, Obviously Qualified, Could Be Interested in 49ers Front Office Job

    10/26/2008 12:12:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 786+ views
    NFL Fanhouse ^ | Oct 26th 2008 | Ryan Wilson
    The 49ers canned head coach Mike Nolan on Monday, and apparently, it's just the beginning of a front office overhaul. The club managed just 18 wins in 55 games, and were 2-5 this season. That, along with 2005 first-overall pick Alex Smith's glacial development had just about everything to do with Nolan's current status. But this morning, NFL Network's Adam Schefter reports that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice might be interested in a job with the 49ers in the near future. "We all know that change has swept through San Francisco, but now it looks like more could be coming....
  • York, not Nolan, is needed change

    01/01/2008 5:30:33 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 272+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 1/1/8 | ERIC GILMORE
    ON ONE SIDE of the fence, you have those who think 49ers coach Mike Nolan is the second coming of bumbling Barry Switzer and want him fired. Now! On the other side, you have those who believe Nolan is a decent coach who took over an NFL disaster area and deserves another year to fix the mess he inherited. And me? I'm on the fence, waiting to be convinced that this decision truly, truly matters one way or the other for the 49ers. You see, even if Nolan goes, John York, the man at the top of the 49ers' corporate...
  • S.F.'s bid to keep 49ers gets boost - extra federal cleanup funds

    12/26/2007 7:49:21 AM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 78+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/26/7 | Robert Selna
    With a key vote upcoming at the Santa Clara City Council on whether to help build a new stadium for the 49ers, San Francisco city officials say a new infusion of federal cash is giving a big lift to their alternative plans to keep the team playing in the city at a new stadium at the Hunters Point shipyard. A federal appropriations bill headed to President Bush to fund the U.S. military for the fiscal year starting next Oct. 1 contains $82 million for Navy cleanup of the polluted former naval shipyard at Hunters Point - a $20 million increase...
  • Changes at top for 49ers

    12/14/2007 1:07:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 54+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/14/7 | Nancy Gay
    The 49ers made major changes to their front-office structure Friday, hiring former A's executive and Memphis Grizzlies President Andy Dolich as their new chief operating officer. Team co-owner John York said he maintain his same role overseeing the day-to-day operation of the franchise, but he will increase the responsibilities of son Jed, who has been taking a lead role in the 49ers' negotiations for a new stadium in either Santa Clara or San Francisco. He is not stepping down or stepping aside from the team. "Not a bit," York said. "Jed's role continues to grow but he is primarily working...
  • Smith torches himself, along with Nolan {49ers Quagmire}

    12/12/2007 7:50:05 AM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 66+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/12/7 | Ray Ratto
    Well, that's it for Mike Nolan. And while we're at it, that's almost surely it for Alex Smith, too - if not immediately, then after one more season, tops. And if Denise DeBartolo York is on the level about this new general manager thing, that might be it for Tortoise-Shell Johnny as football chief, too. In other words, the Nolan-Smith blood feud, which has reached full boil, is going to blow up a franchise that already was chest-deep in rubble. The last three years will have been a waste, and they were designed because the three years before them were...
  • Feinstein to co-captain team pushing to keep 49ers in S.F.

    11/18/2007 1:09:59 PM PST · by SmithL · 27 replies · 98+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/18/7 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein has signed on to lead next June's ballot campaign aimed at revitalizing Candlestick Point and keeping the 49ers in San Francisco. Joining Feinstein as co-chairs of the campaign: former Mayor Willie Brown and Hunters Point-area Supervisor Sophie Maxwell. Word that DiFi will suit up comes a few weeks after Mayor Gavin Newsom tapped former 49ers executive Carmen Policy to act as civic go-between with the team and the National Football League. The 49ers are still intent on moving to Santa Clara, despite objections of Cedar Fair, the company that runs Great America and whose parking lot the...