NEW ORLEANS — Randy Moss isn’t camera shy — he just doesn’t care for the media. His 49ers teammates laud his veteran leadership, and the wide receiver was refreshingly candid during Media Day for Super Bowl XLVII on Tuesday. 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
NEW ORLEANS — When the NFL does a big event, they do it B-I-G. Granted, this is my first time attending a Super Bowl and also my first trip to New Orleans, so take it with a grain of salt. 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
The 49ers will wear their red home jerseys for the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 in New Orleans, according to a report by Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. This will mark the fourth time the Niners will wear red in the Super Bowl, doing so previously in 1983, 1988 and 1994 seasons.San Francisco is the designated home team and had the choice of jersey. The AFC and NFC rotate seasons as the home team. Read More
The famed guitarist of New Orleans-style funk band The Meters reportedly had an unpleasant exchange with a desk clerk at a San Francisco motel Thursday night, apparently prompting police to respond to the Travelodge on Market Street. Read More
Floodwater from Hurricane Isaac jumped a levee on the outskirts of New Orleans on Wednesday, but the multibillion-dollar barriers built to protect the city itself after the 2005 Katrina disaster held firm, officials said.
The lumbering hurricane, which weakened to a tropical storm Wednesday afternoon, threatened to flood towns in Louisiana and neighboring Mississippi with a deluge of rain, storm surges up to 12 feet and top sustained winds up to 70 mph. Read More
One of San Francisco’s oldest restaurants is hosting a rally today for the 49ers’ rival in Saturday’s NFL playoff game.The Fior d’Italia, located at 2237 Mason St., is inviting New Orleans Saints fans for a rally at noon today, tempting them with specials on meals, a Sazerac, a mixed drink popular in New Orleans, or one or the restaurant’s signature Tiramisu Martinis. Read More
Playoff football fever is spreading — and mayors are not immune. On Thursday, Mayor Ed Lee announced the terms of a friendly wager he has made with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu over Saturday’s bout between the 49ers and Saints. Read More