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Faded 49ers logo still visible at Candlestick Park

Candlestick Park when 49ers played (Wikipedia) The San Francisco 49ers left Candlestick Park for Levi’s Stadium almost a year ago.  The team’s final game at their old stadium was Dec. 23, 2013,  a 34-24 Monday night win over the Atlanta Falcons. Since then, the stadium has hosted several international soccer games and a concert.  Despite all of the events at Candlestick...
Via Sports-Glory
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Keys to beating the San Diego Chargers

The San Francisco 49ers are no longer playing for a playoff spot but they will try to finish on a strong note nonetheless as they host the Chargers in a rare Saturday afternoon game.  San Francisco is playing its first game since being eliminated so there’s a chance that Frank Gore will sit out and young players like Aaron Lynch will get to see a lot of snaps.  San Diego on the...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh is torn; His heart is in NFL, but Family wants him to take Michigan job

What would you do? Would you take a college job that is offering you more than almost every NCAA division 1 coach, or do you stay in the NFL and coach a team like perhaps the Raiders? That is the decision Jim Harbaugh the former Michigan quarterback has to make, and it sounds like it […] The post Jim Harbaugh is torn; His heart is in NFL, but Family wants him to take Michigan...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the 49ers going to rebuild or reload?

In the sports word, the term rebuild indicates that a team is going to forfeit short-term success for long-term contention. On the other hand, the term reload means that said team is undergoing a roster turnover in order to compete both short term and into the future. By now it’s not a secret that things are going to be changing for the San Francisco 49ers this upcoming offseason...
Via Sportsnaut
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bruce Feldman Says Reports Of Michigan’s Offer To Jim Harbaugh “Are Not Accurate”, Likely To Remain In NFL

Brace yourselves, Michigan fans. FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman is here to crush your Jim Harbaugh-to-Ann Arbor dream.  Thursday night, Feldman, a college football insider, appeared on FOX Sports 1 to discuss Michigan’s coaching search. Feldman said the reports claiming Michigan offered Harbaugh a six-year, $49 million deal “are not accurate.” He added that the San Francisco...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh comments on the reported offer from Michigan

Jim Harbaugh spoke to the media Thursday afternoon and it didn’t take long for the reported offer he received from Michigan to come up.  According to multiple reports, Harbaugh, 50, was offered a six-year, $49 million deal to become the Wolverines’ next coach. Harbaugh has one year remaining on his current contract with San Francisco, but most NFL insiders expect this season...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Harbaugh turned down Michigan money in 2011

Whether Jim Harbaugh is actually interested in the Michigan job or not, it would simply be bad business for him to come out and say he will not be the next head coach of the Wolverines. If nothing else, Harbaugh can use Michigan’s desperation as leverage. There have already been reports that Harbaugh wants to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Wolverines Fan Made An Awesome “Sometimes You Have To Go Back…To Michigan” Jim Harbaugh Video

Jim Harbaugh Michigan highlights with a Matthew McConaughey voiceover apparently equals one awesome hype video.  In honor of the reports claiming that the Wolverines have offered the San Francisco 49ers’ coach a six-year deal worth $49 million, a Michigan fan, @MaizeBlueNation, has made an awesome “Sometimes you have to go back…to Michigan” hype video.  The video features...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Source: Michigan offering Jim Harbaugh lucrative deal

Sources told the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that Michigan has an offer on the table for San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh to the tune of a six-year $48 million deal. Accordign to Rapoport, Harbaugh last week had conveyed to Michigan that he would like to stay in the NFL, but hasn't flat out declined the offer. The Wolverines have their sights squarely on Harbaugh...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will This Be the Last Play for San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore?

Ever since San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore entered the league he has been one of the best and most reliable backs in the game. For the most part he could be counted on for at least 1,100 yards on the ground and a fair number of catches out of the backfield as well. Like many players he has missed time due to injuries, but he has always managed to come back and continue...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michigan offers Jim Harbaugh six-year deal

            Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports According to Joe Pequeno of CBS5 in Arizona, Michigan has offered San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh a six-year, $49 million deal to coach the Wolverines. Harbaugh had a chance to leave Stanford to take over at Michigan following the 2010 season but instead chose to take over the...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Take your pick: Colin Kaepernick or Derek Carr

Colin Kaepernick and Derek Carr are similar in many ways. Both are second-round picks, play in the Bay Area, are young quarterbacks and have pronounced strengths and weaknesses. Carr is a rookie with the Oakland Raiders and has started all season, unseating veteran Matt Schaub in the preseason. The former Fresno State star has provided Oakland fans with hope that he’s the franchise...
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jim Harbaugh lands insanely lucrative offer from Michigan

It’s widely thought San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is on his way out; offers like this will continue to fuel that speculation. Sources: #Michigan has made another run at Jim Harbaugh after he initially rebuffed the school. U-M has made an offer of 6 years, $48M. Wow. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 17, 2014 Earlier this month it was reported Harbaugh wouldn’t...
Via cover32 - 49ers
2 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers cut Ray McDonald in wake of sexual assault investigation

The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive end Ray McDonald, general manager Trent Baalke announced. The move came after Northern California authorities said Wednesday that they are investigating McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault. San Jose Police Department Sgt. Heather Randol said detectives searched McDonald's San Jose home. Randol said an area hospital notified police...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers release Ray McDonald

            Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive tackle Ray McDonald, general manager Trent Baalke announced Wendesday. #49ers GM Trent Baalke announces that team has decided to release DT Ray McDonald from his contract. — San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) December 17, 2014 Jim Harbaugh...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers release Ray McDonald

That didn’t take too long. Just hours after it was reported that Ray McDonald was being investigated for sexual assault, the San Francisco 49ers have released the veteran defensive tackle.  San Francisco stood behind McDonald during his domestic abuse case earlier this year, indicating that it wanted the legal process to play out. McDonald was never charged in that case. But...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray McDonald investigated for possible sexual assault

SAN FRANCISCO — Northern California authorities said Wednesday that they are investigating San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald on suspicion of sexual assault. San Jose Police Department Sgt. Heather Randol said detectives searched McDonald’s San Jose home. Randol said an area hospital notified police late Tuesday night that a woman was seeking treatment. ...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers may have to rely on Alfonso Smith to carry the load

Running back Frank Gore did not participate in practice on Tuesday, as he arrived at the team facility after a visit to a doctor as part of the NFL’s protocol on concussions. Gore must pass the designated steps in order to be available for the 49ers’ game Saturday night against the San Diego Chargers.Backup running […] The post 49ers may have to rely on Alfonso Smith to carry...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Were any San Francisco 49ers among the biggest heroes or goats from Week 15?

With only two weeks to go in the NFL’s regular season, the playoff picture is starting to take shape. The list of contenders and pretenders is becoming clearer and clearer. How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad. Who fell into each...
Via cover32 - 49ers
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five potential candidates to replace Jim Harbaugh

What’s that they say about putting the cart before the horse? Ask anyone that knows me, and they will tell you I am horrible with analogies. San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has two more games on the sideline this season before what promises to be an eventful January for both the head man and his team. If all reports and indications up until this point are true, the...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL says Ed Hochuli got roughing the passer call wrong

The Seattle Seahawks received a gift against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday when Niners linebacker Nick Moody was called for a crucial roughing the passer penalty. We know this because even the NFL has admitted to it. On Monday morning, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said referee Ed Hochuli got the call...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ed Hochuli sticks by roughing the passer call against 49ers

Referee Ed Hochuli made a roughing the passer call on Sunday that put the final nail in the San Francisco 49ers’ coffin, and it was a bad one. The Niners dialed up pressure and forced an incomplete pass on 3rd and 15. Nick Moody and Antoine Bethea appeared to put clean hits on Seattle Seahawks...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday Night Football on Saturday is silly

Thursday night football on Saturday? This world is unraveling @BHHTTU2000 @thephilipbrown @junior_miller pic.twitter.com/xSdIAbvrWq — Wes Martin (@martinsmadness3) December 15, 2014   The NFL returns to Saturday next week with two games and to promote it, of course NFL Network and CBS are calling it “Thursday Night Football: Saturday Edition.” Look, I understand the...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Colin Kaepernick surprisingly loquacious during Wednesday media session

Colin Kaepernick was surprisingly chatty during his media session with reporters on Wednesday, seemingly ending a run of awkward interactions where the San Francisco 49ers quarterback was noticeably tight-lipped and uncomfortably standoffish with the media. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reports unofficially that Kaepernick, while smiling, being affable and appearing relaxed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

49ers players break up fight at hotel (VIDEO)

It hasn’t been the type of season the (7-6) 49ers players and fans hoped it would be. The team’s most recent loss to the Oakland Raiders may have knocked them out of playoff contention, although mathematically, they are still alive. Two 49ers players—Ray McDonald and Brandon Lloyd—did do a good deed recently, helping break up a fight involving a drunk man and two women....
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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