Hold on, wasn’t the NFL’s new league season, aka Christmas morning on 5-Hour Energy, supposed to start today at 1 p.m.?
Judging by the flurry of activity Monday, it seems like NFL teams didn’t get the memo.
And once again, the 49ers were right in the middle of it. Just weeks after being the first team to jump into the mix by agreeing to ship quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Niners kept up the wheeling and dealing. Read More
BALTIMORE — Baltimore celebrated with its Super Bowl champion Ravens on Tuesday, with thousands of fans in purple lining the streets and packing the team’s stadium for a celebration. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — Groggy and functioning on an hour and a half of sleep, the magnitude of what he accomplished just hours prior still hadn’t sunk in for Joe Flacco on Monday morning. Add in receiving a brand-new shiny Corvette for winning MVP honors of the Super Bowl, and it’s easy to understand why it all seems like a dream for the 28-year-old. Read More
NEW ORLEANS – The lights went out on Super Bowl XLVII early in the second half, and for the 49ers, their electricity came to life just a little too late. As a result, for the first time in its storied history, San Francisco was left with the bitter taste of defeat on the NFL’s grandest stage. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — The Harbaugh family sure knows how to throw a Super party.
In the end, it was older brother John Harbaugh and his Baltimore Ravens who came out on top, hanging on for a 34-31 win over Jim Harbaugh and his 49ers in a Super Bowl that had everything.
After the game, John Harbaugh said it was hard to compete against his brother.
The brothers met at midfield as the confetti rained down. “I told him I loved him,” John said. “He said, ‘Congratulations.” 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
NEW ORLEANS – John and Jim Harbaugh couldn’t have been dressed any differently during their final pre-Super Bowl appearance Friday, a unique joint news conference. John was decked out in a suit, while Jim wore his usual attire of a 49ers hat and black sweater with a Niners logo on it.
But when it comes down to where the focus should be heading into the pinnacle of the NFL, the coaches couldn’t be more in tune with one another. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — Any questions of how Jack and Jackie Harbaugh were feeling as their two sons prepare to lead their respective teams into Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday were answered before the media could even fire off a question Wednesday. The parents sat down and quickly took the mics and Jack asked, “Who has it better than us?” Both shouted: “Noooobody.” Read More
Leading up to the Super Bowl, all anyone has wanted to talk about is the Harbaugh brothers — Jim and John coach the 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, respectively. Much has been made of what they have in common and what makes them different.
Asking them about it reveals one thing in common, though that’s not what they might have intended with their answers: They both want to make sure this game is about the players on the field. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — Ray Lewis’ “last ride” hit a bump in the road Tuesday. The Baltimore Ravens linebacker was forced to answer questions about alleged use of deer-antler spray, which contains the banned substance IGF-1, during Super Bowl Media Day after a report by Sports Illustrated hit the Internet. Read More