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March 28, 2014 | From a Times Staff Writer
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was arrested Friday after he allegedly struck a bicyclist, attempted to flee the scene and then threatened a witness with brass knuckles after he was cornered, police told a Bay Area television station. Culliver was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run, reckless driving with injury and weapons possession, San Jose police said. Culliver, 25, was driving a white Ford Mustang when police said he struck a bicyclist and attempted to flee the scene, NBC Bay Area reported.
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March 28, 2014 | From a Times Staff Writer
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was arrested Friday after he allegedly struck a bicyclist, attempted to flee the scene and then threatened a witness with brass knuckles after he was cornered, police told a Bay Area television station. Culliver was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run, reckless driving with injury and weapons possession, San Jose police said. Culliver, 25, was driving a white Ford Mustang when police said he struck a bicyclist and attempted to flee the scene, NBC Bay Area reported.
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September 16, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Colin Kaepernick had the first 10 starts of his career last season, and yet he typically plays like an elite, richly experienced quarterback. Sunday night in Seattle, he looked more like a player with about a dozen starts. In the San Francisco 49ers' 29-3 loss to the Seahawks, he completed 13 of 28 passes for 127 yards, with three passes intercepted and no touchdowns. "We're not going to win games if I play like that," Kaepernick told reporters after the game, according to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News.
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March 4, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
Jim Harbaugh is satisfied with the money he makes and sees himself staying as coach of the San Francisco 49ers. That's what he told Sports Illustrated recently, insisting he had no plans to leave before his contract expires after the 2015 season. “Zero opportunity or chance of that in my mind,” Harbaugh said. The 49ers and Harbaugh are working on an extension on the five-year deal he signed in 2011, and Harbaugh told SI he isn't angling to become the highest-paid coach in the NFL. “I get paid extremely well,” he said.
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January 19, 2013 | Sam Farmer
ATLANTA - Twenty years ago, Jerry Glanville, then the goofball coach of the Atlanta Falcons, concocted a way to get under the skin of the San Francisco 49ers. Seeing as his team the year before had swept the 49ers and Los Angeles Rams, along with beating the L.A. Raiders and San Diego, Glanville lugged an enormous trophy on the Falcons sideline at Candlestick Park for a 1992 regular-season game. He called the hardware the California State Championship Trophy. "It drove me crazy," former 49ers tight end Brent Jones told the San Francisco Chronicle this week, recalling the trophy and the 56-17 thrashing his team put on the Falcons that day. "I was so angry at the time.
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July 25, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was onstage at the ESPYs, making a fashion statement in a red sports coat and Hollywood shades. He threw out the first pitch at a San Francisco Giants game, surprising the crowd - and the catcher - with an 87-mph throw. He made headlines for what he took off (his clothes, for ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue) and what he put on (a Miami Dolphins hat, in a pot-stirring Twitter picture). So far in 2013, Kaepernick has gone just about everywhere he has wanted to go. Except into that end zone in the Superdome, where his 49ers were stopped five yards short of a Lombardi Trophy in a 34-31 loss to Baltimore in Super Bowl XLVII.
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January 28, 2013 | By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
NEW ORLEANS - If all goes well for safety Donte Whitner, Sunday night will go the way his first night with the San Francisco 49ers did. Meaning he won't get a wink of sleep. Traditionally, the team that wins the Super Bowl has an all-night party after the game. Whitner pulled an all-nighter on his first day with the 49ers last season, but it was far from a party. In an effort to retool the secondary, then-rookie Coach Jim Harbaugh signed Whitner in August 2011 and expected him to get up to speed right away.
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January 16, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Every member of the San Francisco 49ers can't help but look up to a high school player. That's because above his locker at team headquarters, each 49ers player has a picture of himself in high school, along with where he was ranked by scouting services at the time. Coach Jim Harbaugh had a laminated sheet made for each player during wild-card weekend, which the 49ers had off, then surprised the players with them when they reentered the locker room after a meeting.
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January 14, 2013 | By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
The San Francisco 49ers are among the NFL's crown-jewel franchises. They have won 19 division titles and five NFC championships, and are 5-0 in Super Bowl appearances. But they also have a sore-thumb statistic. They haven't won a road playoff game in 24 years. That's right, other than neutral-site Super Bowls, their last postseason victory away from home was a 28-3 win over Chicago in the NFC title game at Soldier Field in January 1989. Joe Montana threw three touchdown passes, Jerry Rice caught two of them, and the Bears could generate no offensive heat on a 17-degree day. Chicago's backup quarterback at the time?
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January 22, 1989
1988 SEASON COMPARISONS PASSING 49ers: 3,508 Bengals: 3,592 Bengals Player : Esiason Pct. : .575 Yds.: 3,572 TD: 28 Int. : 14 49ers Player : Montana Pct. : .599 Yds.: 2,981 TD: 18 Int. : 10 Player : Young Pct. : .673 Yds.: 680 TD: 3 Int. : 3 RECEIVING 49ers: 230 Bengals: 225 Bengals Player No. Avg. TD Brown 53 24.0 9 Holman 39 13.5 3 McGee 36 19.1 6 Brooks 29 9.9 6 49ers Craig 76 7.0 1 Rice 64 20.4 9 Rathman 42 9.1 0 Wilson 33 12.
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February 4, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
With a 43-8 dismantling of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seattle Seahawks became the undisputed champions of the NFL on Sunday night. So that means the Broncos are the league's second-best team, right? Well, not necessarily. Outspoken Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman declared during a Super Bowl after-party that the Seahawks' bitter NFC rival, the San Francisco 49ers, were actually No. 2 in the NFL. After all, it took a big defensive play in the end zone by Sherman and teammate Malcolm Smith to preserve a 23-17 victory over the 49ers in the NFC championship -- an extremely close contest that didn't at all resemble the blowout that took place at MetLife Stadium two weeks later.
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January 13, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Steve Smith was in no mood to talk about next weekend's NFC championship game. Not after his Carolina Panthers just lost their chance to play in that game with a 23-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon. But that didn't stop a reporter from asking the veteran receiver which team, the 49ers or Seattle Seahawks, he'd be rooting for in the game that will determine who will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. What followed was probably the longest six seconds of that reporter's life as Smith struggled to come up with words to use in response to such a question.
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December 30, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC's football coaching staff continued to take on a distinct Washington flavor Monday when Steve Sarkisian announced that he had hired former Huskies assistants Justin Wilcox and Marques Tuiasosopo and San Francisco 49ers assistant Tim Drevno. Wilcox replaces Clancy Pendergast as defensive coordinator, Tuiasosopo will coach tight ends and Drevno offensive line. "These new additions to our staff bring not only tremendous coaching expertise, but they are outstanding recruiters and good, solid people," Sarkisian said in a statement.
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November 28, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Robert Griffin III has plenty to worry about as a second-year quarterback with the struggling Washington Redskins, including criticism regarding his father's visit to the team's locker room after another loss on Monday night. RG3 let the media know on Wednesday that all was well with his dad paying a visit after the 27-6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. “Yeah, I was a little shocked that he was there, but he meant no harm,” Griffin told reporters. “And anybody out there that's going after my dad needs to back up. That is my father.
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September 23, 2013 | By Austin Knoblauch
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith is out indefinitely as he seeks treatment for issues related to his arrest Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession, the team announced Sunday. Smith, who will not play Thursday against the St. Louis Rams, apologized for his actions after the 49ers' loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. "First off, I wanted to apologize to the team, the organization, my family and everybody I let down,” Smith said.
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September 16, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Colin Kaepernick had the first 10 starts of his career last season, and yet he typically plays like an elite, richly experienced quarterback. Sunday night in Seattle, he looked more like a player with about a dozen starts. In the San Francisco 49ers' 29-3 loss to the Seahawks, he completed 13 of 28 passes for 127 yards, with three passes intercepted and no touchdowns. "We're not going to win games if I play like that," Kaepernick told reporters after the game, according to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News.
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January 29, 1990 | From Associated Press
Parties and celebrations quickly turned somber Sunday as Denver fans watched their Broncos lose, 55-10, to the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XXIV. Dressed in orange and blue, fans turned out at local bars and restaurants to watch the game. But their enthusiasm for the Broncos and predictions of a Super Bowl victory turned to depression and disbelief by halftime, when the Broncos trailed, 27-3.
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January 25, 1990 | JIM MURRAY
"Flash! Joe Montana, otherwise known as Joe Football, the creature that swallowed the game, arrived in town with an entourage of mystery guests, a cast of unidentified characters of various heights and sizes, who, rumor had it, made up a football team hired to help him win a football game here Sunday. "The rumor was discounted in most quarters, including the French, since it is well established Master Montana doesn't need any help.
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September 12, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Unruly Seattle Seahawks may want to think twice before picking on somebody wearing San Francisco 49ers gear during Sunday's game at CenturyLink Field. Those people who are your sworn enemies because they dared to don scarlet and gold on Seahawks territory might actually be cops out looking for the likes of you. That's right. Someone had the rather brilliant idea of having undercover law enforcement officers dressed in the opposing team's apparel patrol the stadium for "fans exhibiting unruly and inconsiderate behavior," the Seahawks announced Wednesday.
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August 26, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
As the San Francisco 49ers beat the Minnesota Vikings 34-14 Sunday night, the network that telecast the game, NBC, scored a ratings victory among the major networks in the key 18-49 demographic. NBC generated a demo rating of 1.9, according to early numbers from Nielsen. In metered markets, the game itself got a rating of 5.8. The network drew an average of about 6 million viewers during prime time.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Still, CBS was the most-watched network of the night, with an average of 6.72 million viewers.
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