The National Football League has chosen San Francisco as one of two finalists to host the 2016 or 2017 Super Bowl — although the game would be played 50 miles south of The City at the 49ers’ new home in Santa Clara.
Still, Mayor Ed Lee applauded Tuesday’s announcement and said that hundreds of millions of dollars could be pumped into the region if San Francisco is selected. Read More
R.C. Owens, a former 49ers wide receiver who was inducted into the franchise’s Hall of Fame last year, passed away Sunday at the age of 78, the team announced Monday.
Nicknamed “Alley Oop” for his leaping ability, Owens played five of his eight NFL seasons for San Francisco and spent more than two decades in the team’s front office. Owens was with the 49ers from 1957-61 and then went on to play for the Baltimore Colts (1962-63) and New York Giants (1964). Read More
Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and San Francisco 49ers owner John York will speak to 100 middle school boys at Stanford University this morning.Rice and York will talk about the importance of balancing athletics and academics as part of a four-week Youth Impact Program, a partnership between Stanford and the 49ers to help at-risk boys learn about community leadership and football. Read More
Instead of looking for an executive from a winning team to become the 49ers’ general manager, Jed York is apparently looking inward in his wretched organization to promote Trent Baalke.
Well, I guess we shouldn’t expect anything different. Jed, after all, is the son of John York, who told me in our first conversation that he was going to tell Steve Mariucci how to coach his assistant coaches and then proceeded to tell Bill Walsh how to run an organization. Read More
The talk was about what used to be.
“Those were the days,” ex-mayor Willie Brown affirmed.
The talk was about what might be again.
Eddie DeBartolo had come back to his adopted home, to be inducted into the Hall of Fame which bears the name of his father, Edward J. DeBartolo Sr.
He had come back to reminisce, to laugh and, even for a brief emotional moment, to cry. Read More