This was a tough week to be a team struggling in the NFL.
There’s no way Thanksgiving turkey tasted any good to the coaches, general managers or executives living in Cleveland, Washington, Denver or, yes, even Pittsburgh.
And while there had to be a bout or two of indigestion among the 49ers coaching staff, the bird on the Yorks’ table may have been the toughest to swallow. Read More
I always wonder what to write about this time of year. We still have a great amount of time before the Super Bowl is played and the BCS is still more than a month away. So staying with tradition, we all have a lot to be thankful for in the world of sports nationally and locally. Of course, the cynics would say and write that between the A’s, Sharks, Warriors, Raiders, 49ers and Giants there isn’t much to be thankful for on the local scene, but I disagree: Read More
It’s certainly not intentional, but I clearly have a penchant for leaving destruction and chaos in my wake. I worked for the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle when they were solid newspapers, and look at them today. The Chronicle has already picked out the lining for its coffin — glossy paper! Read More
A handful of teammates from the San Francisco 49ers made a brief foray into the food service industry today, serving turkey, dressing, pie and other Thanksgiving staples to residents at the Salvation Army's Railton Place residence.
The facility, which is home to a mix of veterans, people who have completed treatment programs, and young adults who aged out of the foster care system, opened in the Tenderloin neighborhood in September 2008. Read More
Two months ago, the Bay Area sports scene was sizzling.
The Giants were still breathing hard in a wild-card race. The 49ers were the upstart disciples of Mike Singletary, whose desire for winners appeared to be satisfied.
JaMarcus Russell still had a shot at becoming a bona fide NFL quarterback, and the Raiders were ... well, the Raiders. Read More
So sports fans, with money tighter than Angelina Jolie’s nightie, who gets you to fight the traffic, pay $30 to park, dish out $70 for a ticket and $9 bucks a beer to cheer for the home team? Read More
A proposed new stadium in Santa Clara for the football team is the focus of a study session the Silicon Valley city’s Planning Commission is scheduled to hold Monday.
The 49ers announced in 2006 that they wanted to relocate the team to a new stadium in the Great America theme park parking lot. San Francisco has offered its own stadium proposal, which the team has said is a backup plan. Read More
After reading Andre Agassi’s new autobiography, “Open,” with its stunning revelations of illegal drug use and an abusive father who forced him into a “lifetime of hating tennis,” I anxiously await the next batch of shock-and-awe books from the sports world. Here’s a list of potential best-sellers and sweeps week rating-winners for the TV talk-show circuit: Read More
Wow, has it been a year already?
The 49ers under head coach Mike Singletary technically enter their second year together with this afternoon’s game against the Tennessee Titans. In their first 16 games under Singletary, the 49ers have earned the right to claim they are a legitimate NFL team, compiling an 8-8 record since the head coach took over. Read More
Before anointing Alex Smith the 49ers’ savior, take a deep breath and look again at a videotape of last week’s game against the Texans. The next 49ers star is there — it just wasn’t Smith.
Sure, coming off the bench, after the 49ers had been outscored 66-10 over the previous six quarters, Smith did a nice job. He moved the team, threw three touchdown passes and generally looked like he belonged in charge of the 49ers huddle. Read More