For years, this was the season frustrated Giants fans had counted down to. The final year of the albatross of a contract Barry Zito signed prior to the 2007 season.
All these years later, it’s still tough to mention Zito in any sentence without also bringing up the hefty $126 million deal he inked.
And as Zito piled up disappointing year after disappointing year, it seemed inevitable his Giants tenure would be over the second the clock struck midnight after this season. Read More
Bay Area sports fans are getting spoiled. The Giants won the World Series in October, the 49ers played in the Super Bowl just a weekend ago and even the Warriors are in playoff contention right now.
But what about the one team that was winning consistently while the Giants, 49ers and Warriors puttered through years of mediocrity?
The Sharks have collected the NHL’s second-most points since Joe Thornton arrived on Dec.1, 2005, and they are off to the races again this year, holding a 7-2-2 record heading into tonight’s road game with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Read More
To get back to the Super Bowl and win it this time, here are some points for the 49ers to consider: Read More
The dust has settled, the lights are back on at the Superdome (we hope) and the booze on Bourbon Street won’t flow at the same pace until Mardi Gras kicks into full gear.
Talent can take you far, but the details still count.
On the world’s biggest stage, the 49ers showed, once again, that with Colin Kaepernick at quarterback, the team’s offense is as explosive as any unit that’s ever taken the field in an NFL game. Kaepernick threw for 302 yards and picked up another 62 with his legs; Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis each collected more than 100 yards receiving and Frank Gore rushed for another 110 on the ground. Read More
In a cat-and-mouse game, John made the winning move at the end in the battle of Harbaugh brothers on Super Bowl Sunday.
Jim had rolled the dice earlier when he let the clock run down in the final two minutes, as the 49ers tried for the touchdown that would have likely won the game for them because there would be so little time left for the Baltimore Ravens. But a fourth-down pass from Colin Kaepernick sailed beyond the reach of Michael Crabtree. Read More
Only two of the 49ers five Super Bowl wins have been close. I think Sunday’s game will be the third and possibly the closest yet as they beat the Baltimore Ravens to tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for most Super Bowl wins with six.
This goes against what seems to be the conventional wisdom with most of the online pickers going for the Baltimore Ravens. Steve Young went for the Niners but he has a dog in this fight. The others are going for the Ravens because of their postseason run, upsetting the Denver Broncos in double overtime and the New England Patriots, both on the road. Read More
Will the real Randy Moss please stand up?
When the 49ers signed the NFL’s most enigmatic player in February, it seemed like one of two things would happen: he’d blow up the stat sheet, adding an explosive new dimension to Greg Roman’s offense, or give up, frustrated with a limited role as his aging body declined.
But instead, Moss threw the media yet another curveball. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — It’s not often you get a superhero, a king and a samurai all under the same roof. But that was the case at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday at the Superdome, where wacky outfits and outlandish questions are the norm.
Nickelodeon’s Pick Boy was the first to arrive, decked out in a cape, mask and all the fixings. The King of Mardi Gras, beads and all, Super Bowl Samurai and a lucha libre duo later joined the party. Read More
Kyle Williams’ overtime fumble in last year’s NFC Championship Game brought out the worst in Bay Area sports fans.
In the aftermath of the 49ers’ 20-17 loss to the New York Giants, teammates like Patrick Willis and Adam Snyder rallied to support Williams. But many fans on Twitter were less forgiving. For example, one wrote: “I hope you, youre wife, kids and family die, you deserve it.” Read More