NEW ORLEANS — A day after issuing a statement apologizing for anti-gay comments, 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was still under fire Thursday and was hounded with more questions about the topic when he and the rest of the teammates met with the media. Read More
Only two of the 49ers five Super Bowl wins have been close. I think Sunday’s game will be the third and possibly the closest yet as they beat the Baltimore Ravens to tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for most Super Bowl wins with six. Read More
Here’s a little news for the sports-ignorant: Your local football team is playing in the Super Bowl this weekend. If, like me, you’re a transplant from some shameful place (e.g., New England), you may just be interested in what you’ll eat during the game.
Before you groan at the thought of soggy nachos and gray burger patties, remember where you live. This is San Francisco, where even the sports bars serve interesting food. Read More
Like many, I usually drink beer when I watch the Super Bowl. That is my beverage of choice when it comes to most sporting events, whether I’m at the stadium or watching at home. However, there are wines that go pretty well with the hodgepodge that is the Super Bowl smorgasbord, so there is no reason to be left behind during the big game. Read More
If you’re looking for a great place to watch the Super Bowl, Kezar Pub is hard to beat. Located across the street from Kezar Stadium (the original home of the 49ers), the bar boasts 24 high-definition TVs, 24 beers on tap and a stunning collection of 49ers memorabilia. Read More
Beyoncé faced the music at a news conference Thursday in New Orleans before the Super Bowl, admitting that she sang along to a prerecorded track when she performed the national anthem on Inauguration Day, according to The Associated Press. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — To the casual observer, the sight of David Akers, Andy Lee, Justin Tucker or Sam Koch waltzing down Bourbon Street this week probably wouldn’t cause too much of a commotion. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — Any questions of how Jack and Jackie Harbaugh were feeling as their two sons prepare to lead their respective teams into Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday were answered before the media could even fire off a question Wednesday. The parents sat down and quickly took the mics and Jack asked, “Who has it better than us?” Both shouted: “Noooobody.” Read More
NEW ORLEANS — Smiling, even laughing, at questions about a report linking him to a company that purports to make performance-enhancers, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said Wednesday he “never, ever took” the stuff.
Lewis described himself as “agitated,” not angry, that the story has become part of the Super Bowl-week prelude to Baltimore’s game against the 49ers on Sunday. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans police force famed for its crowd control prowess is getting help from state and federal authorities as the city hosts an estimated 150,000 Super Bowl fans while preparing for the raucous buildup to Mardi Gras, which also draws thousands to the historic French Quarter and its restaurants, bars and strip clubs. Read More