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
It only took 20 minutes for Andrew Redden and his sister Sarah, both big-time fans of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, to make the video “Kaeperknicking,” which has become an Internet sensation since debuting in December. 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
NEW ORLEANS — Well, check another item off the bucket list: police escort.
The hordes of reporters, photographers and cameramen attending Media Day on Tuesday were stuffed into buses and whisked away from the media center via police escort to the Superdome, roughly 1½ miles away. Read More
No Tom Brady. No Aaron Rodgers. No Ben Roethlisberger. Not a Manning in sight.
Super Bowl has a pair of fresh faces at quarterback, bona fide nobodies as far as the NFL title game goes. But one will leave New Orleans as football’s newest star.
For Colin Kaepernick and Joe Flacco, this is new territory. And, of course, exactly where they want to be. Read More
Alex Smith ran off the field at Candlestick Park two weeks ago to a standing ovation and cheers from the sellout crowd, not much different from the reception last January when he took the 49ers oh so close to a Super Bowl.
Now relegated to a backup role with the NFC champions, Smith’s trip to the Big Easy this week leading up to Sunday’s Super Bowl against Baltimore is hardly how he envisioned it.
This used to be his team. Now, he plays Joe Flacco in practice. Read More
Colin Kaepernick’s favorite tattoo is on the inside of his arm and reads, “my gift is my curse.”
Relating that to his sudden rise to stardom as a quarterback preparing to play in the Super Bowl, Kaepernick is staying grounded by realizing that with fame comes scrutiny.
Every play is scrutinized, every word is dissected. He’s recognized everywhere he goes in public, and he has more ticket requests for Super Bowl XLVII than he can fulfill. Read More
Chicago Cubs scout Sam Hughes watches Colin Kaepernick nowadays and still wonders what the strong-armed NFL quarterback might look like on a pitching mound, as a power arm in the pros. It’s hard not to, seeing the zip and accuracy on each throw, the competitive fire and focus. Read More
Frank Gore ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns and the 49ers rebounded from a 17-0 deficit to beat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 in the NFC championship game Sunday, sending San Francisco to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1995.
The top-seeded Falcons (14-4) tried to pull out another season-saving drive at the end, but Matt Ryan's fourth-down pass for Roddy White with 1:13 remaining was knocked down by San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman. Read More
The big question after 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh made the change from Alex Smith to Colin Kaepernick seemed to be this: Is anything less than a Super Bowl appearance mean it was the wrong move? Read More