Jim Harbaugh didn’t spend any time wallowing Monday after the most lopsided loss in his two seasons as coach of the 49ers.
He has only three days to prepare his team for Thursday’s key NFC West game against Seattle, which is tied with the 49ers and Arizona Cardinals at 4-2, and he might have to do it without the services of Pro Bowl offensive tackle Joe Staley. Read More
A man who was stabbed during an altercation outside Candlestick Park on Sunday was targeted for wearing a Dallas Cowboys T-shirt, police said Monday.
Kristopher Viana, 22, and Alexandro Arguelles, 30, both of San Francisco, were booked on three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy in connection with the incident on Harney Way.
The victim, a 27-year-old Elk Grove man whom police did not identify, is expected to survive, Sgt. Michael Andraychak said. Read More
Jim Harbaugh had no shortage of words before his 49ers faced the New York Giants again. After the Niners had been smashed more than they ever had in his tenure, the second-year coach kept his comments to a minimum.
“It wasn’t a great day for any of us,” he said.
Alex Smith threw three interceptions in his worst start in almost three years, and the 49ers fell 26-3 to the Giants on Sunday at Candlestick Park in a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship Game. Read More
Alex Smith, Carlos Rogers and Kyle Williams acknowledge what some of their other San Francisco teammates might not: Today’s rematch with the New York Giants absolutely means a little more to the 49ers.
The Giants ended San Francisco’s season in frustrating fashion nearly 10 months ago — with a Super Bowl berth on the line. Read More
Niners fans are no longer booing Alex Smith and calling for his backup.
“Seems like a long time ago, longer than two years ago, for sure,” Smith said Wednesday when reminded of some of those lower points in his career.
Things are going so well these days the quarterback got the chance to meet President Barack Obama this week — and the president had been keeping tabs on his team’s progress to boot. Read More
Kyle Williams circled this week’s game against the New York Giants as soon as the NFL schedule was released in April.
He and his 49ers teammates have some unfinished business against the Super Bowl champions.
Williams’ two turnovers on punt returns played a key role in helping the Giants win last season’s NFC
Championship Game 20-17 in overtime, costing San Francisco a trip to the Super Bowl. Read More
Tom Brady didn’t catch the man whom as a kid he idolized. It could have been because a couple of his best receivers didn’t catch the ball. But ever the team player, Brady was philosophical, not angry.
Another Super Bowl for Brady — the fifth in 10 years — and after three victories, a second straight loss. This time to the same team, the New York Giants, who beat him four years ago. Sunday, in Super Bowl XLVI, those Giants defeated Brady’s New England Patriots 21-17. Read More
The man understands how the 49ers feel. The team for which he played 30 years ago also came within a game of the Super Bowl.
"We were one dropped pass away," he said.
The man, who needs to remain anonymous, watched that Niner-Giants game with an expert’s eye, if not an unbiased one. Read More
The NFC Championship Game clearly defined the 49ers’ big need for next season: Wide receivers, wide receivers and, yes, wide receivers. Whether it’s through the draft or free agency, or both, they simply must upgrade at that position. 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