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  • Kaepernick says 'everybody's eyes' on Tulsa probe

    09/20/2016 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 20, 2016 | The Associated Press
    San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick says the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Tulsa is "the perfect example" of what he's protesting when he refuses to stand for the national anthem at 49ers' games. Kaepernick said Tuesday that "everybody's eyes" will be on Tulsa as authorities investigate the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher. He says criminal charges should be filed in the shooting death.
  • 5 players join 49ers Kaepernick in Monday Night Football protest (Pics)

    09/13/2016 6:40:43 AM PDT · by GailA · 82 replies
    AZ Family.com ^ | 9/13/19
    RNN) – San Francisco backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem on Monday night, and was joined by teammate Eric Reid. The game was the second contest of a Monday Night Football doubleheader. The 49ers are playing the Rams. Teammates Eli Harold and Antoine Bethea each raised a fist in the air.
  • 49ers fans trying to dump tickets to Rams game at a fraction of face value

    09/12/2016 7:51:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/12/16 | Bill Disbrow
    The 49er Faithful are already being tested. With a shortage of talent and a brutal schedule on tap, the 2016 team is projected to be the worst in a long, long time. It seems some fans are already jumping ship. As of Monday morning, tickets to the opening night game against the Los Angeles Rams were offered for under $50 on the ticket resale site StubHub, $40 (plus fees) on the team's official resale partner, TicketMaster. Compare that to the cheapest individual seat for season ticket holders, $85, and you have a massive discount for the first game of the...
  • Poll: 75 Percent of Football Fans Feel Justified Boycotting 49ers over Kaepernick

    09/09/2016 9:52:56 AM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    More than 75 percent of football fans feel justified in boycotting the San Francisco 49ers over quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem. Here is the data provided to Breitbart News by the California-based new data firm Zip: Out of a sample of 4,487 users, the Zip team found that over 75% of football fans feel justified in boycotting the 49ers because of Kaepernick’s actions. Users weighed in from across all 50 states and Washington D.C., with approximately an equal number of men and women also saying they would support the 49ers if they choose to fire...
  • Baltimore Ravens Benjamin Watson Facebook post on National Anthem

    09/06/2016 6:48:36 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 21 replies
    Benjamin Watson Facebook ^ | September 5, 2016 | Benjamin Watson
    Benjamin Watson 11 hrs · Facebook Mentions · I will not have the option to kneel this Sunday while the National Anthem is being played. A week ago, in what would prove to be my last pre-game opportunity of this 2016 season, I stood with my right hand over my heart as the anthem played. And if I am fortunate enough to ever be dressed for another game day I imagine I would be doing the same thing I did in my last. Standing. Not because America is ALL I desire it to be because most assuredly it is not....
  • 49ers Drop Tight End Bruce Miller After He Allegedly Punches 70-Year-Old Hotel Guest in SF

    09/06/2016 11:12:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Lisa Fernandez, Brendan Weber and Mark Matthews
    San Francisco 49ers tight end Bruce Miller was arrested on assault and battery charges on Monday after police say he punched a 70-year-old hotel guest in Fisherman's Wharf, which later resulted in the organization cutting ties with the five-year veteran. The 49ers tweeted Miller's departure at noon, just about 30 minutes after he was booked at the San Francisco County Jail. San Francisco Police Officer Grace Gatapandan said a drunk Miller went to the Fisherman's Wharf Marriott on Columbus Avenue about 2:45 a.m. Monday and tried getting into a hotel room that wasn't his. A 70-year-old man opened the door...
  • Kaepernick, 49ers teammate kneel during national anthem

    09/01/2016 9:10:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2016 11:54 PM EDT | Greg Beacham
    Colin Kaepernick and San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid kneeled during the national anthem Thursday night, continuing the quarterback’s preseason protest of American racial injustice and minority oppression.Kaepernick and Reid dropped to one knee while a naval officer sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and dozens of military members unfurled an oversized flag at the Chargers’ Qualcomm Stadium. Kaepernick received scattered boos when he dropped to a knee, but the protest was otherwise unremarked by the San Diego crowd. The 49ers’ visit coincided with the annual Salute to the Military preseason game for the Chargers, who have strong fan support in their...
  • Colin Kaepernick's Practice Socks: Pig With A Cop's Hat

    09/01/2016 10:43:52 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 65 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 8/31/16 | James Barrett
    Above is a photo of benched 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's practice socks, which appear to show a pig in a police officer's hat. snip Despite being largely irrelevant on the field now, Kaepernick has managed to make himself the subject of a flood of headlines after he declared that he would no longer stand for the national anthem because America "oppresses" minorities and allows its cops to "murder" innocent people of color. Over the weekend, he took his attack on police even further, saying in an interview Sunday, "People of color have been targeted by police. So that's a large...
  • Don't judge Colin Kaepernick until you've walked a mile in his shoes

    08/30/2016 7:52:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 8/30/16 | Steve Deace
    The scars of racism are lasting, and they are terrible. After all, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first arrived on the national scene when his white coach, Jim Harbaugh, stuck it to him by benching another white guy. Thus allowing Kaepernick to take over the most important position in all of sports, for a team that would end up playing in the Super Bowl. No wonder #BlackLivesMatter has become so important to him. His life didn’t matter to such an extent that he is now filthy rich to the tune of a $125 million contract. Have talent, get paid. That sucks,...
  • Retired Police Officer Writes Open Letter To Colin Kaepernick- Goes Viral

    08/30/2016 7:47:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    GOP the Daily Dose ^ | 8/30/16 | Dylan
    An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick, Dear Colin guess you have been pretty busy these last few days. For the record I don’t think any more or less of you for not standing for the National Anthem. Honestly, I never thought that much about you, or any professional athlete for that matter, to begin with. I’ve read your statement a few times and want you to know I am one of the reasons you are protesting. You see I am a retired police officer that had the misfortune of having to shoot and kill a 19-year-old African American male. And...
  • San Francisco Police Officers Association Rips Colin Kaepernick Statements On Flag

    08/29/2016 4:23:35 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | August 29,2016
    The organization said Kaepernick’s comments show the quarterback has “an incredible lack of knowledge regarding our profession and officer-involved shootings, but also shows a naivety and total lack of sensitivity towards police officers.” The SFPOA asked the NFL and the 49ers to “separate” themselves from the comments. “While the SFPOA acknowledges Mr. Kaepernick’s right to speak his point of view and we stand by this right, we also recognize your organization’s ability to denounce his foolish statements and separate yourself from his actions,” the letter read. Both the 49ers and the NFL have issued statements saying players are not required...
  • KAEPERNICK IS THE FACE OF PROGRESSIVE AMERICA

    08/29/2016 10:08:43 AM PDT · by shortstop · 54 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 08/30/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    All Colin Kaepernick did was connect the progressive dots. He got an A on the test. His conclusion -- that the United States is an evil nation built and maintained for the oppression of black people -- is exactly the point made repeatedly by President Obama, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic platform and any number of progressive candidates and activists. He did nothing that their words have not implicitly demanded time and time again. At the end of last week, in a meaningless preseason NFL game, meaningless back-up 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down through the national anthem as a sign...
  • 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick: I’m not standing for the anthem of a country that oppresses blacks

    08/29/2016 9:18:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 47 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dan Calabrese
    The nation's fiscal house is collapsing, but we're talking about this crap I don’t think he deserves the attention that a column about him brings, but Colin Kaepernick’s stunt this past weekend of refusing to stand for the national anthem in a preseason game did generate a couple of thoughts I wanted to share. One concerns the increasingly commonplace (and thus, increasingly meaningless) use of gestures like this by athletes to showboat about issues they really don’t understand. The other concerns the growing inclination of normal Americans to proceed into histrionics about people not standing, not saluting, not putting their...
  • Colin Kaepernick: 'I'll continue to sit'

    08/28/2016 4:15:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 150 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 28, 2016 | Nick Wagoner
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem in each of the team's three preseason games and plans to continue to do so until he sees real change when it comes to racial oppression in the United States. "Yes, I'll continue to sit," Kaepernick said. "I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. To me this is something that has to change. When there's significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it's supposed...
  • 'You should never play in the NFL again'...49ers fans burn Kaepernick jerseys

    08/28/2016 9:52:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/28/16 | Chris Pleasance
    Furious San Francisco 49ers fans are burning Colin Kaepernick jerseys after he refused to stand for the national anthem as part of a racial protest. One fan even played The Star-Spangled Banner as he set light to the Number 7 shirt, watching with his hand on his chest as it was reduced to ash. Another, who uploaded a video to Instagram under the handle Nate3914, called the $19million-per-year athlete an 'ignorant son of a b****.'
  • Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest(BLMer)

    08/27/2016 3:23:25 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 27, 2016
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team's bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game. He later explained his reasoning in an interview with NFL Media . ''I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,'' Kaepernick said. ''To me, this is bigger than football and it...
  • Army Ranger Vet Tells Colin Kaepernick What He Should Be Doing Instead of Sitting Out Nat’l Anthem

    08/27/2016 2:14:43 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 8/27/2016 | JUSTEN CHARTERS
    “I understand Kaepernick’s intention, however I disagree with his means. His NBA counterparts protested the same ideas in a way that neither hurt the country, nor ignored the ideals that people of color have fought and died which; ideals represented by the symbolism of the American Flag and words of the National Anthem. As a member of a national organization, reaping the benefits of a country that apparently oppresses people who look like him, his argument is thin on a personal level. Doing what Dwayne Wade and company did at a game opener to support BLM, or making a public...
  • Ex-49ers standout Dana Stubblefield charged with rape of disabled woman

    05/02/2016 5:50:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 02 MAY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    Former 49ers defensive tackle and Super Bowl champion Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a “developmentally delayed” disabled woman, the Santa Clara (Calif.) County District Attorney’s office announced. According to the San Jose Mercury News, prosecutors said the 5-foot, 105-pound woman was assaulted on April 9, 2015 during an interview at Stubblefield’s home for a babysitting job. "This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim," Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerny said in a statement. "She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted."
  • Source: 49ers' DeBartolo Elected to Hall of Fame

    02/06/2016 5:50:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/16 | Matt Maiocco
    Eddie DeBartolo’s journey from Youngstown, Ohio, to owner of the 49ers will reach its final destination just 60 miles from his hometown. DeBartolo was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday in a vote of the 46-member board of selectors on the eve of Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium, CSN Bay Area’s Mindi Bach reported Saturday. The enshrinement ceremony will take place on Aug. 6, in Canton, Ohio. DeBartolo, 69, this year’s lone nominee as a “contributor” was selected for the Class of 2016. The latest group of Hall of Fame inductees, as selected during a...
  • Nate Silver: 80% chance Super Bowl will be won by 1 of these 5 teams

    12/03/2015 9:40:14 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 45 replies
    http://finance.yahoo.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Cork Gaines
    After 12 weeks of the NFL season, the New England Patriots are still the heavy favorite to win the Super Bowl. Using Nate Silver's "2015 NFL Predictions," a model that rates each team and then projects how the regular season and playoffs will play out, we can get a better sense of which teams are the true Super Bowl contenders. Heading into Week 13, the New England Patriots are still the favorite with a 28% chance to win the Super Bowl, down from 33% a week ago. The Carolina Panthers (20%) are the favorite in the NFC. In fact, according...
  • What Does California's State Highway Shield Symbolize?

    10/27/2015 6:21:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    KCET Channel 28 Los Angeles ^ | October 27, 2015 | Nathan Masters
    California's state highway markers -- those green, numbered signs placed along local freeways and rural routes across the Golden State -- are so familiar a feature of the automotive landscape that it's easy to overlook their symbolism. But the shield accomplishes a neat trick. At once it points ahead and back -- forward toward some spatial destination, but also back toward a temporal point of origin. Its shape mimics the spade carried by Forty-Niners into the foothills and sold by the opportunistic merchants who made the real fortunes of the California Gold Rush.
  • San Francisco 49ers fans viciously gang up on Minnesota Vikings fan after game (VIDEO)

    09/15/2015 3:22:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 15,. 2015 | BY Bernie Augustine
    A Vikings fan was attacked by a pack of 49ers fans outside Levi’s Stadium Monday night. Video posted on Facebook shows the attack after San Francisco’s 20-3 win over Minnesota. A man in an Adrian Peterson jersey is repeatedly kicked and punched in the face while trying to get up off the pavement while a handful of 49ers fans surround him. One event security staffer, in a yellow coat, runs in to break up the fight but some of the 49ers fans still get a few more shots in on the Vikings fan before more help arrives.
  • Did the 49ers just have the worst NFL offseason ever? Let's rank them

    08/10/2015 6:13:32 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 13 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Aug. 10, 2015 | Frank Schwab
    1. 2015 San Francisco 49ers On this list we have seen examples of great players retiring suddenly in their prime, losing big-time players in free agency, the stunning departure of top coaches at or near their peak and legal troubles bringing down elite talents. The 49ers had a combination of all of those factors this offseason, I couldn't find another example of a team having so many various factors resulting in so many huge hits to the roster: Coach Jim Harbaugh was chased off to Michigan, guard Mike Iupati, running back Frank Gore and others departed in free agency, offensive...
  • Aldon Smith released by 49ers after four seasons

    08/08/2015 7:35:50 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 13 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 8/7/2015 | Cam Inman
    Aldon Smith’s turbulent career with the 49ers ended Friday morning, shortly after his fifth arrest since 2012 and third instance of alleged drunk driving. The 49ers announced Smith’s release three hours after he posted bail, following Thursday night’s arrest by Santa Clara police for drunken driving, hit-and-run and vandalism. “This organization has tried very hard to help Aldon fight his issues,” an unattributed statement from the 49ers said. “Although he is no longer a member of this team, our support and concern for him will continue.”
  • Charles Haley told 49ers rookies in May to 'Act like the white guys'

    07/23/2015 7:17:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | July 23, 2015 | John Breech
    Charles Haley is the only player in NFL history who's been a part of five Super Bowl winning teams, so it was no surprise in May when one of those teams, the 49ers, asked him to speak to their rookies. What might come as a surprise to some people though is what Haley said to those 49ers rookies. "As far as the rookies, and I know they probably got mad, but I said, 'Why don't you all act like the white guys? You never see them in the paper getting high or hitting people," Haley said, via the San Jose...
  • Jewish groups condemn 49ers running back for his tweets

    07/14/2015 10:25:16 AM PDT · by DFG · 48 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 07/13/2015 | Kevin Lynch
    A tweet by 49ers returner and running back Jarryd Hayne drew the attention of the Anti-Defamation League. Hayne, an Australian attempting to make a conversion from rugby to the NFL, tweeted that Jews killed Jesus. ADL, in a press release, noted that the tweet appeared July 1st and has since been rescinded. “Jesus wanted to help people but was killed by his own people,” the ADL quoted Hayne writing. When challenged by a fan on twitter, Hayne then wrote, “The Jews were the people who took him to the Romans n forced them to give the order because they couldn’t.”
  • Niners' Hall of Fame tackle Bob St. Clair dies at 84

    04/20/2015 6:51:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NFL ^ | April 20, 2015 | Chris Wesseling
    San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame offensive tackle Bob St. Clair died Monday night following a brief illness, the Pro Football Hall of Fame told NFL Media. He was 84 years old. A Bay Area legend, St. Clair teamed with fellow NFL Hall of Famers Ollie Matson and Gino Marchetti on Joe Kuharich's fabled University of San Francisco Dons squad that went undefeated in 1951. Drafted by his hometown 49ers in 1953, St. Clair emerged as one of the decade's top linemen, earning first- or second-team All-NFL honors nine times. He was also selected to five Pro Bowls and served...
  • 49ers' Alex Boone: Jim Harbaugh 'might be clinically insane'

    04/20/2015 12:41:08 PM PDT · by rey · 47 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 20 April 2015 | MATT WILHALME
    Jim Harbaugh ended the 49ers' eight-year playoff drought in his first season. In year two, San Francisco made its first Super Bowl appearance since 1994. Despite his success, any warm feelings between the head coach and his players went away quickly. "He does a great job of giving you that spark, that initial boom," 49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone says on an upcoming episode of HBO's "Real Sports With Bryant Gumble," according to ProFootballTalk. "But after a while, you just want to kick his.... He just keeps pushing you, and you're like, 'Dude, we got over the mountain. Stop. Let...
  • Lon Simmons, beloved Bay Area sportscaster, dead at 91

    04/06/2015 3:15:10 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies
    SFGATE ^ | April 5, 2015 | John Shea and Steve Kroner
    Lon Simmons, beloved Bay Area sportscaster, dead at 91 Legendary broadcaster Lon Simmons, who introduced generations of Californians to major-league baseball and broadcast the 1989 earthquake-interrupted World Series and the 49ers’ road to Super Bowl XXIII, died at his Daly City home Sunday. He was 91. Mr. Simmons, who was honored by baseball’s Hall of Fame as the 2004 Ford C. Frick Award winner, had credited the success of Bay Area sports teams with helping him cope with his three-year battle with cancer, especially the Giants’ championship teams and more recently the Warriors. Featuring a baritone voice and a witty,...
  • Lon Simmons, Giants' Hall of Fame broadcaster, dies at 91

    04/05/2015 3:46:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 5, 2015 | Daniel Brown
    Lon Simmons, the Hall of Fame broadcaster whose baritone voice and dry wit captured some of the most thrilling moments Bay Area sports history, has died. He was 91. The Giants sent a press release Sunday afternoon that said, "The Giants family and Bay Area sports community lost a true gentleman (Sunday) morning when Hall of Fame broadcaster Lon Simmons peacefully passed away."
  • No one wants Wes Welker, the anti-Chris Borland

    03/30/2015 6:46:44 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2015 | Brian Lewis
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland walked away from the NFL at the age of 24 for fear of head injuries, despite not having a diagnosed concussion for a decade. And then there’s Wes Welker, the anti-Borland, a wideout with a disturbing array of concussions who isn’t ready to quit. “As long as I’ve recovered the right way and everything like that, I’m ready to go,” Welker told ESPN in December. “I really don’t see any problem with it.’’ But apparently the rest of the NFL sees what Welker doesn’t. Pro Football Talk reported the receiver has “generated no buzz”...
  • Time for San Francisco to lose the Super Bowl

    03/29/2015 11:47:09 AM PDT · by fayco9 · 11 replies
    Vanity
    As I continue to read on twitter that former dude from MSNBC that couldn't beat O'Reilly at 8, some NBA star I never heard of and that CBS anaylist that I used to like until yesterday talk about how the NFL and NCAA should move from Indianapolis, I realize maybe it is time to move the Super Bowl out of San Francisco and the whole California state. There is no reason why millions of freedom loving Christians, conservatives, republicans or libertarians should have to watch this horrible city host one of the biggest events of the year. The city that...
  • 49ers Waive OL Jonathan Martin After 1 Season With Team

    03/27/2015 12:32:07 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 1 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 26 March 2015
    The Niners acquired Martin last March in a deal with Miami. Martin had left the Dolphins in October 2013 after accusing teammate Richie Incognito of bullying...Martin started seven games at right tackle last season in place of injured Anthony Davis. He struggled in that role and allowed 7 1/2 sacks
  • Source: 49ers have fired Fangio, Donatell and Leavitt ( Santa Clara 49ers )

    01/16/2015 9:39:57 AM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    SFGate ^ | January 15, 2015 | Eric Branch
    IN: The 49ers promoted defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head coach. Vic Fangio is officially the 49ers former defensive coordinator. Fangio, 56, is among the assistant coaches who have been fired today, a day after the 49ers promoted defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to head coach, a source said. That group of assistants who have been released from their contracts also includes secondary coach Ed Donatell and linebackers coach Jim Leavitt ... Under Fangio’s oversight, the 49ers allowed the second-fewest points in the NFL and the third-fewest yards from 2011-14.
  • Reports: Jim Harbaugh has accepted offer to coach Michigan (Hail to the Victors!)

    12/28/2014 5:52:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    SI ^ | December 28, 2014 | Staff
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has reportedly accepted Michigan's offer to return to his alma mater and become the Wolverines' next head coach, according to CSNBayArea.com, which reports that Harbaugh will be announced at a press conference in Ann Arbor on Tuesday morning. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report and writer John U. Bacon, author of several books about Michigan football, also reported on Saturday that Harbaugh was expected to accept the Michigan job.
  • Report: 49ers will fire coach Jim Harbaugh 24-48 hours after season

    12/22/2014 9:14:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 72 replies
    SI ^ | December 22, 2014 | Staff
    The San Francisco 49ers will reportedly fire head coach Jim Harbaugh "within two days" of the end of the team's season, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports. Harbaugh has one year remaining on the five-year, $25 million deal he signed in 2011.
  •  AdChoices Jim Harbaugh may be traded, possibly to Raiders or Jets

    12/01/2014 12:54:41 PM PST · by Hugin · 21 replies
    msn ^ | 12/31/14
    The San Francisco 49ers are planning to trade Jim Harbaugh after the season rather than lose him for nothing when the coach’s contract expires after next season.
  • 49ers great Gordy Soltau dies at age 89

    10/30/2014 11:10:32 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 28, 2014 | Cam Inman
    Gordy Soltau, a 49ers scoring machine in the 1950s and one of the franchise's kindest ambassadors, passed away from natural causes Sunday night with his family by his side. He was 89. Inducted two years ago into the 49ers Hall of Fame, Soltau joined the team in 1950 upon its arrival in the NFL. The pass-catching end and kicker led the 49ers in scoring in eight of his nine years, topping the NFL in both 1952 and 1953.
  • 49ers suspend radio announcer Ted Robinson for Ray Rice comments

    09/10/2014 8:47:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 10, 2014 | John Breech
    The San Francisco 49ers have suspended team radio broadcaster Ted Robinson two games for remarks he made about Ray Rice and domestic violence this week. While talking about Rice during a segment on KNBR-AM on Monday, Robinson had this to say about Rice's wife Janay, "How does she marry him after that? How does she go in front of Goodell? That's pathetic to me," Robinson said.
  • Joe Montana to Play in Final Football Game at Candlestick in 'Legends of Candlestick' Flag Football

    04/28/2014 4:09:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Apr 28, 2014
    The final football game ever in San Francisco's Candlestick Park will be played this summer by a team of 49ers greats, led by four-time Super Bowl winner Joe Montana. Montana, who played quarterback on the 49ers from 1979 to 1992, will suit up once again on July 12 to take on an all-star team led by famed Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, organizers said at a news conference in the waterfront restaurant Epic Roasthouse this morning. The 49ers played their last game at Candlestick in December and will debut at the under construction Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara for the...
  • 49ers’ Aldon Smith Arrested At LAX For Belligerence, Alleged Bomb Threat

    04/13/2014 8:12:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    AP) ^ | April 13, 2014 6:19 PM
    The 24-year-old player was randomly selected for a secondary screening at Terminal 1 and became uncooperative with the process, airport police Sgt. Karla Ortiz said. She said he told a TSA agent that he had a bomb before walking to the gate. When airport police officers caught up with him, Ortiz said Smith became uncooperative and was taken into custody.
  • 49ers Football Coach Jim Harbaugh in Push-Up Contest With Walrus

    03/17/2014 2:52:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Monday, Mar 17, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    Who could win in a push-up contest: San Francisco 49ers football coach Jim Harbaugh or a walrus? Well, you'll just have to determine the push-up champ yourself by watching a video Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo sent out Sunday showing just that: The coach versus the pinniped. In an impromptu workout session, a 17-second video shows the 215-pound Harbaugh and the 1,750-pound Siku bending elbows – and flippers – while pressing and flexing their pecs. By Monday afternoon, the video had been seen more than 12,000 times, four times as many as in the morning. Harbaugh was wearing not...
  • Watch: Jim Harbaugh Drain A 3-Point Shot -- In Khakis

    03/06/2014 2:57:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 | Chris Roberts
    Khaki-clad man-about-town Jim Harbaugh dominates in Kansas.It's gotta be the pants. Khaki-clad leader of men Jim Harbaugh visited the University of Kansas mens' basketball team recently. The 49ers coach, clad in his familiar uniform of Niners cap and top, paired of course with his pleated khakis -- shirt tucked in, with belt -- took a shot from downtown. And drained it. Observe: What else can you say? Coach can play. And looks good doing it. Sidelines or a basketball court, do it well -- do it in tan.
  • SF 49ers Player -- Ric Flair Flew Into (Bleep) Green Bay ... To Pump Up the Team

    01/05/2014 6:54:23 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 23 replies
    TMZ ^ | January 5, 2014 | TMZ Staff
    The San Francisco 49ers got surprise visit from wrestling legend Ric Flair tonight ... but what's more shocking, one of the players gave him props for flying into the "sh*thole" that is Green Bay!!! With the 49ers set to play the Packers Sunday in a Wild Card game, The Nature Boy gave a pump up speech to the squad at the team meeting the night before ... even belting out his signature "WOOOO!!" But after the visit, lineman Anthony Davis gave the Pack some last minute bulletin board material when he ripped the city ... tweeting, "Nature Boy Ric Flair...
  • 49ers' bragging billboard is up... in Fife

    12/23/2013 9:45:09 AM PST · by llevrok · 27 replies
    KING TV (Seattle) ^ | 12/23/2013
    A group of 49ers fans who raised money for a billboard in Seattle to brag about their team's five Super Bowl trophies got their sign - but it's nowhere near CenturyLink Field. The digital billboard is just north of Fife, about 27 miles from downtown Seattle. Niners fans raised money through the fundraising site gofundme.com. They raised more than the $7,000 needed to pay for the billboard so the rest will go to charity. A Seahawks fan wants to do the same thing in San Francisco, but to promote Seattle Children's hospital and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. On Sunday, a...
  • How Tony Gonzalez Inadvertently Saved A Photographer's Life By Crashing Into Him

    12/22/2013 4:47:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    ThePostGame ^ | Thursday, December 19, 2013
    Monday night will be an emotional one for the San Francisco 49ers and their fans, as the team's matchup with the Atlanta Falcons will be the last regular-season game at Candlestick Park. For Tony Gonzalez, who will be on hand with the visiting Atlanta Falcons, it will also mark his final visit to the site where he experienced what he calls the "strangest thing that ever happened to him." On a conference call with Bay Area reporters, Gonzalez recalled how during a game between his then-team, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the 49ers at Candlestick Park he was pushed out...
  • 49ers' (linebacker Aldon) Smith charged with felony possession of assault rifles

    10/09/2013 1:29:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    KTVU.com ^ | 10/9/13 | KTVU
    SANTA CLARA CO., Calif. — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been charged with felony possession of assault weapons which were discovered after shooting at his house back in 2012, according to authorities. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s announced Wednesday that 24-year-old Smith has been charged with three felony counts of assault weapon possession, after three rifles that are illegal to own in California were found at Smith's residence back in June of 2012. “The preamble to the assault weapons law states that each assault weapon ‘has such a high rate of fire and capacity for firepower that...
  • Former Alabama star back Glen Coffee will graduate from U.S. Army Airborne School

    06/21/2013 11:08:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 06/21/13 | Frank Schwab
    Not many players walk away from football as abruptly as Glen Coffee did. The former Alabama star running back played a season with the 49ers and even started two games. Then the former third-round pick simply told the team he was done with football during training camp before what would have been his second season, in 2010. Most football players will stay in the NFL until they're told they can no longer come back, but Coffee admitted he just didn't like football anymore. And it turns out, he had bigger goals. AL.com reported Coffee enlisted in the U.S. Army in...
  • Unghhh

    04/24/2013 9:38:10 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 117 replies
    Unghhh
  • Chris Culliver will undergo sensitivity training, work with in-crisis youth, after anti-gay remarks

    02/03/2013 9:27:08 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 2, 2013 | Doug Farrar
    NEW ORLEANS -- San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver created quite the ruckus this week when he intimated that anyone with a homosexual predilection would not be welcome on his team. Now, he's doing everything he can to get past that. According to his publicist, Theodore Palmer, Culliver will be working with "The Trevor Project," an organization that provides crisis and suicide intervention to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. "He's so passionate about youth and people being comfortable with who they are and accepted by all," Palmer said in a phone interview with the Associated Press on Saturday. "He's...