Check out what our staff and columnists predict will happen in this year's Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.
The 49ers are perfect at 5-0 in the Super Bowl — something no other NFL team has accomplished — but that mark doesn’t seem to matter too much to the current group of players who will take the field for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Sunday.
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
Will the real Randy Moss please stand up?
When the 49ers signed the NFL’s most enigmatic player in February, it seemed like one of two things would happen: he’d blow up the stat sheet, adding an explosive new dimension to Greg Roman’s offense, or give up, frustrated with a limited role as his aging body declined.
But instead, Moss threw the media yet another curveball. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — Making the game safer is making NFL players unsure what’s a legal hit.
Players on both Super Bowl teams say they are confused about which hits are considered clean and which ones could lead to a fine. And it’s not just the guys on defense who are wondering about the future of pro football.
“I think the rules will change a lot,” 49ers tight end Vernon Davis said Tuesday. “There’s already no helmet to helmet. Might be flag football, maybe.” Read More
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 — 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
A group that promotes the responsible consumption of alcohol is asking San Francisco not to demonize hard liquor by tying it to rowdiness after sporting events.
Last week, Mayor Ed Lee said that although San Francisco will not ban liquor sales, he is encouraging bars to limit sales or serve it in a responsible manner. The American Beverage Institute responded Monday in a statement that asked The City “to avoid demonizing a perfectly legal product.” Read More
NEW ORLEANS - Through 13 games of the regular season, Aldon Smith was a one-man wrecking ball.
The second-year 49ers linebacker was wreaking havoc on opposing offenses, using his lightning-quick speed and underrated power to muscle past linemen and drag down quarterbacks with ease. In all, he had 19½ sacks, well on his way to eclipsing the NFL’s all-time record. Read More
LaMichael James strapped on the pads at 49ers training camp with big expectations for the 2012 season. How could he not? He was college football’s leading rusher as a sophomore at Oregon in 2010 and he collected more than 2,000 all-purpose yards for the Ducks a year later.
But when the season kicked off, the explosive running back watched the action from the sideline in street clothes. Read More