The San Francisco 49ers has chosen a company to sell the naming rights for the proposed stadium in Santa Clara, the team announced Wednesday.The 49ers is teaming up with CAA Sports, an entertainment and sports agency, to sell the naming rights for the proposed $937 million stadium. Read More
When 49ers general manager Trent Baalke met with the media this week, he was asked if the 49ers will take a quarterback in the NFL draft next week. “Yes,” he said, “but I’m not sure whether it will be in round one or round seven or somewhere in between.”
I doubt that it will be as late as round seven, unless that’s the second quarterback they pick, but I also doubt they’ll go for one with their first pick, at No. 7 in the first round. Read More
Hey football fans, San Francisco would lose $4.4 million of your money in game-day revenues at Candlestick Park if the NFL does not have a 2011 season. And that’s a “conservative” number.
Officials estimate the net impact would be about $3.5 million after factoring in savings from not having to maintain the grass or clean up after the crowds following 49ers games. Read More
While things remain warm and fuzzy in the Arizona desert for our World Series champions, the forecast has turned stormy on the offseason horizon for our can’t-get-a-break 49ers.
Without boring everybody about who’s right or what’s what in football labor speak, the consensus says the rest of this NFL offseason is going to be one wild scramble. And it appears like the 49ers wind up on the short end of the lockout stick. Read More
The 49ers may wrap up their decade-old tiff with The City over poor conditions at the run-down Candlestick Park with a settlement proposed by former Mayor Gavin Newsom just before he left office.
The agreement could satisfy both team officials — because it allows them to leave Candlestick earlier than under the current lease agreement — and The City — because it would prevent the 49ers from pursuing a $60 million claim for repairs. Read More
Enough already about this Aaron Rodgers-Alex Smith-oh-what-could’ve been debate.
There’s just as good a chance the 49ers would’ve ruined Rodgers just like they’ve damaged Smith. Six years of offensive coordinator musical chairs. The pressure to win games the 49ers had no chance to win.
Who’s to say how it would have unfolded for Rodgers? Read More
Forgive the fan of the 49ers who is skeptical.
It’s been so long since anything worked for this franchise that when anything appears to go right, a certain percentage of the faithful are looking for a banana peel.
In 2005, Mike Nolan rode in as the answer. He arrived with an impressive resume, heralded as one of the game’s most-highly regarded defensive coordinators. Sadly, Nolan slowly disintegrated into a quirky, questionable figure who raised eyebrows at every turn. Read More
Jim Harbaugh is a quarterback coach who seemingly doesn’t have a quarterback now that he’s come to the 49ers. He might want to talk to Alex Smith and get him to stay.
I know, I know, many 49ers fans would be outraged by that. One of my readers said the 49ers should cut all three of their quarterbacks — Alex Smith, Troy Smith and David Carr — and get a quarterback in the draft. Read More
Funny isn’t it. If Jim Harbaugh remains at Stanford, he could be coaching a better quarterback than he likely would with the 49ers or Broncos. Then again, if Harbaugh leaves the Cardinal for his suitors in San Francisco or Denver, Andrew Luck may very well jump to the NFL too. 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