Former running back Chuck Muncie, a three-time All-Pro has died at the age of 60 from a heart attack.
A star at Cal, Muncie finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting as a senior, then was the third overall pick by the New Orleans Saints in the 1976 NFL Draft.
He was traded to the San Diego Chargers during the 1980 season. In 1981, he scored a league-leading 19 touchdowns. Read More
Even if Colin Kaepernick’s second start was hardly as spectacular as his first, he played well enough to extend coach Jim Harbaugh’s quarterback quandary for at least another week.
With the 49ers’ defense making big plays of its own, it might not have mattered who was under center. Read More
Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears — who were 7-2 coming into the game — was supposed to be a measuring stick for a 49ers team that has been inconsistent at times this season.
They passed that test with flying colors, rolling on offense and defense on their way to a 32-7 victory that was never in doubt. Up next: a surging New Orleans Saints team that gave San Francisco all they could handle in the playoffs a season ago. Read More
Bailey the rapper shows support for his favorite sports teams by first letting them build momentum that he then feeds off to write songs specifically geared toward their success.He did it in 2010 with the hit “Black and Orange” after the San Francisco Giants won the World Series. Most recently, his rhyme “Who’s Got it Better” for the 49ers is gaining steam. Read More
There is no perspective like the one that is learned first hand. And it was probably that perspective that coach Jim Harbaugh, a former NFL quarterback who came a hair short of playing in a Super Bowl, relied on when describing his team. Read More
He took one for the team — and he is not even a fan.
The latest incident of sports-related fan violence connected to a San Francisco team involved a man who does not follow football and was merely cheering along with his friend at an Applebee’s restaurant in Georgia on Saturday, the victim’s devastated mother said Monday.
Chris Middleton, 30, remained in critical condition Monday at a hospital near Atlanta, a hospital spokeswoman said, after being shot following the game. Read More
If securing an NFC Championship Game at home was something on Jim Harbaugh’s checklist, then the rookie coach probably had a reason to root for the underdog in the other NFC divisional matchup over the weekend.
"I never really root," the 49ers coach confessed, acknowledging possible danger. "It’s almost like one of those things — be careful what you wish for ... and if I ever do root in a game, it’s always for the team that’s playing harder." Read More
One San Francisco 49ers fans was critically injured and another wounded Saturday outside a Georgia restaurant by a New Orleans Saints fan who was angered by their cheering for the team, a TV station reported.
Niners fan Corey Adams told WSB-TV that he and friend Chris Middleton were approached in the parking lot of an Applebee’s restaurant by a Saints fan who had departed angrily after arguing with them during Saturday’s game. Read More
Think he managed that one well enough? You want to compare Alex Smith to Joe Montana or Steve Young? Well compare away. Alex is the new miracle worker by the Bay. What he managed to do on Saturday at the ’Stick was turn logic and inevitability upside down.This was one for the ages, and for the Niners. This one was redemption for Alex Smith — the quarterback who was the first-overall pick in 2005 NFL draft, but then turned into a tragic figure instead of a hero. Read More