San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was in Baltimore on Friday to settle a bet he made with the city's mayor on the outcome of the Super Bowl game between the 49ers and Ravens in February.
Click on the photo to the right to see pictures of Mayor Ed Lee in Baltimore.
Lee agreed on a friendly wager with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake ahead of the big game in New Orleans on Feb. 3, in which the 49ers fell 34-31. Read More
Cal wide receiver Keenan Allen’s drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine was red-flagged, according to an ESPN report.
The report said Allen’s test showed suspicious levels of water — a sign that someone could be attempting to flush their system — and was ordered to take another drug test. Results of that test are not known, and Allen’s agent, J.T. Johnson, said he client did not fail a drug test. Read More
The Baltimore Ravens are paying the price for winning a Super Bowl.
The NFL champions lost two key components of their defense, linebackers Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe, as free agency began Tuesday. On Monday, they traded star receiver Anquan Boldin, a key to their title run, to the 49ers — the team the Ravens beat 34-31 to win the championship. Read More
Hold on, wasn’t the NFL’s new league season, aka Christmas morning on 5-Hour Energy, supposed to start today at 1 p.m.?
Judging by the flurry of activity Monday, it seems like NFL teams didn’t get the memo.
And once again, the 49ers were right in the middle of it. Just weeks after being the first team to jump into the mix by agreeing to ship quarterback Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Niners kept up the wheeling and dealing. Read More
BALTIMORE — Baltimore celebrated with its Super Bowl champion Ravens on Tuesday, with thousands of fans in purple lining the streets and packing the team’s stadium for a celebration. Read More
SANTA CLARA — Still steaming over the Super Bowl loss, Colin Kaepernick packed up his belongings in the 49ers’ locker room and made plans with teammates to work out this offseason.
They won’t have to wait long. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — Groggy and functioning on an hour and a half of sleep, the magnitude of what he accomplished just hours prior still hadn’t sunk in for Joe Flacco on Monday morning. Add in receiving a brand-new shiny Corvette for winning MVP honors of the Super Bowl, and it’s easy to understand why it all seems like a dream for the 28-year-old. Read More
NEW YORK — With a partial power outage, an overly excited quarterback and a game that suddenly turned from snoozer to sizzler, CBS had its hands full at the Super Bowl. The game fell short of setting a viewership record, but it stands as the third most-watched program in U.S. television history. Read More
NEW ORLEANS — For the majority of the season, it was the backbone of the 49ers. The consistent phase of the team that would show up week in and week out.
But down the stretch, the 49ers’ defense, particularly the pass defense, showed its vulnerability and it ultimately caught up to them in Super Bowl XLVII. Read More
All Jenny Chen could do was hold her head in her hands when the Super Bowl ended.
“Next year,” the 29-year-old Burlingame resident said after the 49ers lost to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday night in New Orleans. “But I was hoping for a miracle.”
That sentiment was felt throughout San Francisco after a close contest in which the 49ers came just short of making the ultimate comeback, losing 34-31. Read More