Jed York

Surely, Jed York notices the lack of fans at Levi's Stadium these days. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

49ers are a lost franchise, it’s up to CEO to find way

Hey, Jed York, what’s the plan? That’s the issue now. No one…

Surely, Jed York notices the lack of fans at Levi's Stadium these days. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) plays in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on September 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Earth to Planet Baalke: Why is Kap still here?

Balls needs help. And, no, it’s not what you’re thinkin’. Can somebody…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) plays in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on September 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman, 53, intercepts a pass against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Sept. 12. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bowman’s future in doubt, and Niners are poorer for it

Just when the Faithless thought the news in Santa Clara couldn’t get…

San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker NaVorro Bowman, 53, intercepts a pass against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Sept. 12. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) plays in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on September 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

It’s time to cancel Kap drama

Now that Colin Kaepernick has mastered the quarterback position, he can share…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) plays in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on September 12, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jed York pledged $1 million to two charities on Thursday. (Web Summit/Flickr)

Jed York doubles down on social justice initiatives

For the second time this offseason, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York…

Jed York pledged $1 million to two charities on Thursday. (Web Summit/Flickr)
Only time will tell if Chip Kelly’s defense can survive being on the field for most of the game as inept personnel struggles to run the coach’s uptempo offense. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Let’s give Chip time to fail on his terms

Are you ready for some football? Niners’ football, Chip Kelly style? Hear…

Only time will tell if Chip Kelly’s defense can survive being on the field for most of the game as inept personnel struggles to run the coach’s uptempo offense. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Demonstrators turned out in front of the SFPOA headquarters on Wednesday in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Colin Kaepernick and the tipping point for athlete expression in a post-Ferguson America

Colin Kaepernick has undergone an awakening, and it manifested itself in his…

Demonstrators turned out in front of the SFPOA headquarters on Wednesday in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
Eddie DeBartolo Jr. accepted his gold jacket for induction to the Football Hall of Fame on Thursday. (Courtesy 49ers via Instagram)

DeBartolo’s contribution to football immortalized

CANTON, Ohio - He knew the shortcuts. Edward DeBartolo Jr. says he…

Eddie DeBartolo Jr. accepted his gold jacket for induction to the Football Hall of Fame on Thursday. (Courtesy 49ers via Instagram)
Jim O’Neil is Chip Kelly’s guy on defense this year. Hopefully, for the Faithful’s sake, he’s up for the task. (Courtesy 49ers via Twitter)

Niners’ shotgun marriage could be doomed to backfire

Nobody runs defenses into the ground like Chip Kelly and his frenetic…

Jim O’Neil is Chip Kelly’s guy on defense this year. Hopefully, for the Faithful’s sake, he’s up for the task. (Courtesy 49ers via Twitter)
Jed York put his money where his mouth is by donating $75,000 to stop North Carolina's transphobic bathroom law.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Jed York makes statement, deserves recognition

The San Francisco 49ers did something commendable on Tuesday when CEO Jed…

Jed York put his money where his mouth is by donating $75,000 to stop North Carolina's transphobic bathroom law.  (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry also provides the by far most value per buck in the league. (Ben Margot/AP)

As money player, Curry is in league of his own

We all know about the cold-blooded 3-pointers, killer cross-overs and ridiculous circus…

Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry also provides the by far most value per buck in the league. (Ben Margot/AP)
Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)

Under Kelly, Baalke, Niners’ draft gets stranger by the pick

Just when you thought the 49ers’ draft days couldn’t get any any…

Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)
Former Cal quarterback Jared Goff was the first overall selection in the NFL Draft, which started on Thursday. Niners fans wept. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

Weary Goff ready to make big waves in L.A.

CHICAGO — Jared Goff always did look good in Cal blue and gold.…

Former Cal quarterback Jared Goff was the first overall selection in the NFL Draft, which started on Thursday. Niners fans wept. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Trent Baalke, as is often the case, didn’t reveal much about his plans for quarterback Colin Kaepernick ahead of the draft. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Niners GM Baalke hopes quarterback remains a 49er, but also wouldn’t mind trading him

SANTA CLARA — Trent Baalke is not ruling out the possibility of…

Trent Baalke, as is often the case, didn’t reveal much about his plans for quarterback Colin Kaepernick ahead of the draft. (Eric Risberg/AP)
Trent Baalke and Colin Kaepernick walk together during the 2014 training camp, happier times for the 49ers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Niners, Kap stuck with each other for now

SANTA CLARA — After months of trade talk and speculation, Colin Kaepernick…

Trent Baalke and Colin Kaepernick walk together during the 2014 training camp, happier times for the 49ers. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Klay Thompson has been piping hot lately. It’s possible Andre Iguodala’s words last year assured the shooting guard catching fire at this point of the season.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Warriors’ Thompson is gettin’ Iggy with it at right time

The Warriors’ Klay Thompson is so hot, he showers at halftime. So…

Klay Thompson has been piping hot lately. It’s possible Andre Iguodala’s words last year assured the shooting guard catching fire at this point of the season.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Quarterback Jared Goff says playing for the 49ers “would be awesome.” But does anyone in their right mind want to join Trent Baalke, left, and Jed York aboard the derailing train that is the San Francisco 49ers? (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2015 AP)

Does Goff really want 49ers’ chaos?

So now we know why the 49ers aren’t spending much on free…

Quarterback Jared Goff says playing for the 49ers “would be awesome.” But does anyone in their right mind want to join Trent Baalke, left, and Jed York aboard the derailing train that is the San Francisco 49ers? (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2015 AP)
49ers coach Chip Kelly, center, gestures beside Stanford football coach David Shaw, right, during Stanford's NFL Pro Day on Thursday. (Ben Margot/AP)

Chip Kelly continues to praise Colin Kaepernick

STANFORD — While others speculate whether Colin Kaepernick wants to remain in San…

49ers coach Chip Kelly, center, gestures beside Stanford football coach David Shaw, right, during Stanford's NFL Pro Day on Thursday. (Ben Margot/AP)
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Hey, Zen Master, how ’bout them Warriors now?

And now, a moment of silence for Phil Jackson and his New…

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Phil Jackson gestures during the first half of their NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
While the Niners’ boy CEO Jed York refuses to make moves and plants trade rumors in the media, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, above, is making moves to put his team in contention in 2016 and beyond. (Richard Drew/AP)

As 49ers play stupid Kap tricks, Raiders get serious

Somehow, it all makes total, ridiculous sense. The 49ers, the smug franchise…

While the Niners’ boy CEO Jed York refuses to make moves and plants trade rumors in the media, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, above, is making moves to put his team in contention in 2016 and beyond. (Richard Drew/AP)