The fortunes of professional sports teams are fickle. Take the Bay Area, for example. The Giants are early into what appears to be another decade of success following the disappointment of 2011. The frugal A’s are in the midst of an unlikely playoff push following years of inadequacy. The Warriors, largely hapless since the 2006-07 “We Believe” season, have rebuilt virtually their entire program in the past year. Read More
The City has lost the 49ers. The team of “The Catch,” West Coast offense, Joe Montana, Ronnie Lott and Bill Walsh is heading to Santa Clara. We’ll just have to get used to that. But as the celebrated team leaves, The City will be receiving some bonuses that will hopefully blunt the pain, including cash payments to sever the Candlestick Park lease and wrap up the deal. Read More
Tom Brady didn’t catch the man whom as a kid he idolized. It could have been because a couple of his best receivers didn’t catch the ball. But ever the team player, Brady was philosophical, not angry.
Another Super Bowl for Brady — the fifth in 10 years — and after three victories, a second straight loss. This time to the same team, the New York Giants, who beat him four years ago. Sunday, in Super Bowl XLVI, those Giants defeated Brady’s New England Patriots 21-17. Read More
A San Francisco PETA supporter wore an all-lettuce bikini Friday at a protest urging people to go vegan at their Super Bowl parties. Read More
The proposed new home of the 49ers.
Offensive lineman Adam Snyder and 49ers special teams standout Blake Costanzo sat side by side in outdoor ice tubs, each sporting a beanie to keep his head warm while playing with their respective cellphones. Read More
The parking lots at Candlestick Park will start filling up hours before the gates open Sunday, but not even the most hard-core tailgaters will beat Roger Revel to the stadium.Revel, the main groundskeeper for the stadium, will be hard at work putting the finishing touches on the field at 6 a.m. Read More
San Francisco’s elected officials have no problem scoring the hottest ticket in town to watch firsthand as the 49ers take on the New York Giants at Candlestick Park. While fans have been scrambling to buy their tickets to Sunday’s NFC Championship Game — tickets made available to the general public sold out within minutes Wednesday — elected officials are guaranteed tickets under The City’s agreement between the 49ers franchise and the Recreation and Park Department. Read More
A devoted football fan, San Francisco native Larry Jacobson is one of only a few people on the planet who have attended every single Super Bowl.
And while he said he takes great pleasure in traveling to new cities, soaking up the energy of the sport’s biggest platform and witnessing football at its finest, something noticeable has been missing for Jacobson over the past 17 Super Bowls: his favorite team. Read More
Suddenly the 49ers faithful need some good news. And quick.
Losing center-guard David Baas right out of the free-agency starting gate was not what 49ers fans were imagining when they were cheering the end of the NFL lockout. Read More