I was the 49ers’ radio sideline reporter in October 1994 when the Red and Gold suffered one of the worst home losses in franchise history, a 40-8 drubbing by the Philadelphia Eagles. Read More
Mike Martz is the 49ers’ offensive coordinator but it’s still Mike Nolan’s team, which is a huge problem.
Nolan was vague when asked about offensive play calls and Martz left the locker room after Sunday’s game before any questions could be asked, but knowing both men, there were two plays on which I believe Nolan overruled Martz. Read More
If you’re wondering why the 49ers lost Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals, here’s a clue: Niner fan Ed Castellanos decided to go to a sports bar with his buddies instead of staying home and turning on his neon 49ers sign, tuning the radio to a certain good-luck station and refusing to change the channel under any circumstances. Read More
I’ve been reduced to praying that J.T. O’Sullivan doesn’t get hurt.
What does it say about the current state of the 49ers that a guy playing for his eighth NFL team over the past six years and has never started a regular-season game in this league is my key to the upcoming season — and has me praying he doesn’t miss a down? Read More
The surviving family members of the father and two brothers who were fatally shot earlier this year will be honored by the San Francisco 49ers before the team’s game Sunday.
The team wouldn’t divulge specifics about the engagement, but acknowledged that relatives of Tony Bologna, 49, Michael, 20, and Matthew ,16, would be participating in a pregame ceremony that pays tribute to the hardships they’ve endured following the slayings, 49ers spokesman Pete Hillan said. Read More
The Pranksters seemed a lot merrier in the Day-Glo hues of the ’60s, but even 40 years after it was published, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” remains arguably the best book about the drug-drenched period and the clearest snapshot of San Francisco’s emergence as the cradle of hippiedom. Read More
J.T. O’Sullivan knows offenses. He played in a pro-style offense at UC Davis, he’s bounced around the NFL and even NFL Europe, and he was exposed to Mike Martz’s system in Detroit last year. So what makes Martz’s system different? Read More
The proposed plan for a 49ers stadium in Santa Clara received input from residents at a series of meetings.
Dozens of people expressed concerns about the impact a stadium would have on freeways, utility taxes, noise, air and light pollution. Read More
It’s not exactly goodbye double bummer, hello twin killings, but for the first time in six years both the 49ers and Raiders may actually be fun to watch again. Not only will Mike Martz boost S.F.’s worst-in-the league offense and Darren McFadden electrify the touchdown-starved Silver and Black attack, local football fans will finally see some solid defense on both sides of the Bay. Read More