Fans who live in a major sports market like the Bay Area have a luxury that those living in, say, Indianapolis, simply don’t have and will forever envy: The ability to quickly snap out of the mental funk that often comes with a crushing loss.
Super Bowl? So last week. Time to bounce back, people. On to the next. Read More
Hours after watching nephew Delanie Walker play in the Super Bowl for the 49ers, Alice and Bryan Young were killed in a car accident in Louisiana by a suspected drunken driver.
Walker, a tight end, said Wednesday on his Twitter account: “Alice and Bryan Young my aunt and uncle was killed on Monday at 5 am after the super bowl by a drunk. Im going to miss y’all but i know they are in a better place.” Read More
SANTA CLARA — Niners coach Jim Harbaugh will make it a priority to re-sign franchise safety Dashon Goldson to a long-term contract this offseason — something the defender believes he has more than earned after helping his team reach the Super Bowl. Read More
SANTA CLARA — Still steaming over the Super Bowl loss, Colin Kaepernick packed up his belongings in the 49ers’ locker room and made plans with teammates to work out this offseason.
They won’t have to wait long. Read More
The dust has settled, the lights are back on at the Superdome (we hope) and the booze on Bourbon Street won’t flow at the same pace until Mardi Gras kicks into full gear.
NEW YORK — With a partial power outage, an overly excited quarterback and a game that suddenly turned from snoozer to sizzler, CBS had its hands full at the Super Bowl. The game fell short of setting a viewership record, but it stands as the third most-watched program in U.S. television history. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — For the majority of the season, it was the backbone of the 49ers. The consistent phase of the team that would show up week in and week out.
But down the stretch, the 49ers’ defense, particularly the pass defense, showed its vulnerability and it ultimately caught up to them in Super Bowl XLVII. Read More
All Jenny Chen could do was hold her head in her hands when the Super Bowl ended.
“Next year,” the 29-year-old Burlingame resident said after the 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday night in New Orleans. “But I was hoping for a miracle.”
That sentiment was felt throughout San Francisco after a close contest in which the 49ers came just short of making the ultimate comeback, losing 34-31. 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