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Keyword: 49ers

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  • Niners' Hall of Fame tackle Bob St. Clair dies at 84

    04/20/2015 6:51:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NFL ^ | April 20, 2015 | Chris Wesseling
    San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair died Monday night following a brief illness, the Pro Football Hall of Fame told NFL Media. He was 84 years old. A Bay Area legend, St. Clair teamed with fellow NFL Hall of Famers Ollie Matson and Gino Marchetti on Joe Kuharich's fabled University of San Francisco Dons squad that went undefeated in 1951. Drafted by his hometown 49ers in 1953, St. Clair emerged as one of the decade's top linemen, earning first- or second-team All-NFL honors nine times. He was also selected to five Pro Bowls and served...
  • 49ers' Alex Boone: Jim Harbaugh 'might be clinically insane'

    04/20/2015 12:41:08 PM PDT · by rey · 47 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 20 April 2015 | MATT WILHALME
    Jim Harbaugh ended the 49ers' eight-year playoff drought in his first season. In year two, San Francisco made its first Super Bowl appearance since 1994. Despite his success, any warm feelings between the head coach and his players went away quickly. "He does a great job of giving you that spark, that initial boom," 49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone says on an upcoming episode of HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumble," according to ProFootballTalk. "But after a while, you just want to kick his.... He just keeps pushing you, and you're like, 'Dude, we got over the mountain. Stop. Let...
  • Lon Simmons, beloved Bay Area sportscaster, dead at 91

    04/06/2015 3:15:10 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies
    SFGATE ^ | April 5, 2015 | John Shea and Steve Kroner
    Lon Simmons, beloved Bay Area sportscaster, dead at 91 Legendary broadcaster Lon Simmons, who introduced generations of Californians to major-league baseball and broadcast the 1989 earthquake-interrupted World Series and the 49ers’ road to Super Bowl XXIII, died at his Daly City home Sunday. He was 91. Mr. Simmons, who was honored by baseball’s Hall of Fame as the 2004 Ford C. Frick Award winner, had credited the success of Bay Area sports teams with helping him cope with his three-year battle with cancer, especially the Giants’ championship teams and more recently the Warriors. Featuring a baritone voice and a witty,...
  • Lon Simmons, Giants' Hall of Fame broadcaster, dies at 91

    04/05/2015 3:46:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 5, 2015 | Daniel Brown
    Lon Simmons, the Hall of Fame broadcaster whose baritone voice and dry wit captured some of the most thrilling moments Bay Area sports history, has died. He was 91. The Giants sent a press release Sunday afternoon that said, "The Giants family and Bay Area sports community lost a true gentleman (Sunday) morning when Hall of Fame broadcaster Lon Simmons peacefully passed away."
  • No one wants Wes Welker, the anti-Chris Borland

    03/30/2015 6:46:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2015 | Brian Lewis
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland walked away from the NFL at the age of 24 for fear of head injuries, despite not having a diagnosed concussion for a decade. And then there’s Wes Welker, the anti-Borland, a wideout with a disturbing array of concussions who isn’t ready to quit. “As long as I’ve recovered the right way and everything like that, I’m ready to go,” Welker told ESPN in December. “I really don’t see any problem with it.’’ But apparently the rest of the NFL sees what Welker doesn’t. Pro Football Talk reported the receiver has “generated no buzz”...
  • Time for San Francisco to lose the Super Bowl

    03/29/2015 11:47:09 AM PDT · by fayco9 · 11 replies
    Vanity
    As I continue to read on twitter that former dude from MSNBC that couldn't beat O'Reilly at 8, some NBA star I never heard of and that CBS anaylist that I used to like until yesterday talk about how the NFL and NCAA should move from Indianapolis, I realize maybe it is time to move the Super Bowl out of San Francisco and the whole California state. There is no reason why millions of freedom loving Christians, conservatives, republicans or libertarians should have to watch this horrible city host one of the biggest events of the year. The city that...
  • 49ers Waive OL Jonathan Martin After 1 Season With Team

    03/27/2015 12:32:07 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 1 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 26 March 2015
    The Niners acquired Martin last March in a deal with Miami. Martin had left the Dolphins in October 2013 after accusing teammate Richie Incognito of bullying...Martin started seven games at right tackle last season in place of injured Anthony Davis. He struggled in that role and allowed 7 1/2 sacks
  • Source: 49ers have fired Fangio, Donatell and Leavitt ( Santa Clara 49ers )

    01/16/2015 9:39:57 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    SFGate ^ | January 15, 2015 | Eric Branch
    IN: The 49ers promoted defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head coach. Vic Fangio is officially the 49ers former defensive coordinator. Fangio, 56, is among the assistant coaches who have been fired today, a day after the 49ers promoted defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head coach, a source said. That group of assistants who have been released from their contracts also includes secondary coach Ed Donatell and linebackers coach Jim Leavitt ... Under Fangio’s oversight, the 49ers allowed the second-fewest points in the NFL and the third-fewest yards from 2011-14.
  • Reports: Jim Harbaugh has accepted offer to coach Michigan (Hail to the Victors!)

    12/28/2014 5:52:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    SI ^ | December 28, 2014 | Staff
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has reportedly accepted Michigan's offer to return to his alma mater and become the Wolverines' next head coach, according to CSNBayArea.com, which reports that Harbaugh will be announced at a press conference in Ann Arbor on Tuesday morning. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report and writer John U. Bacon, author of several books about Michigan football, also reported on Saturday that Harbaugh was expected to accept the Michigan job.
  • Report: 49ers will fire coach Jim Harbaugh 24-48 hours after season

    12/22/2014 9:14:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 72 replies
    SI ^ | December 22, 2014 | Staff
    The San Francisco 49ers will reportedly fire head coach Jim Harbaugh "within two days" of the end of the team's season, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports. Harbaugh has one year remaining on the five-year, $25 million deal he signed in 2011.
  •  AdChoices Jim Harbaugh may be traded, possibly to Raiders or Jets

    12/01/2014 12:54:41 PM PST · by Hugin · 21 replies
    msn ^ | 12/31/14
    The San Francisco 49ers are planning to trade Jim Harbaugh after the season rather than lose him for nothing when the coach’s contract expires after next season.
  • 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,"...