September 12, 2013 |
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.
August 26, 2013 |
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.
July 25, 2013 |
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Colt McCoy is mostly watching and learning now, soaking in as much as possible in order to be the ideal backup to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. And some of what McCoy is seeing looks familiar. “It reminds me a lot of when I was a redshirt freshman [at the University of Texas] watching Vince Young do the things that he did,” McCoy said after a practice with rookies and selected veterans this week. “As far as the zone-read and running and athletic ability, it's off the charts.” In April, Cleveland traded McCoy and a sixth-round pick to the 49ers in exchange for San Francisco's picks in the fifth and seventh rounds.
July 25, 2013 |
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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June 11, 2013 |
A worker died in an accident Tuesday at the construction site of the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara, a city spokesman said. Few details were immediately available about the accident, which occurred about 6:45 a.m. and involved an elevator. Santa Clara spokesman Dan Beerman said. The worker was a subcontractor employed by Turner-Devcon, the project's general contractor, Beerman said. An investigation into the incident was still underway. Workers have been sent home for the day, KRON-TV reported . The $1.3-billion Silicon Valley stadium is scheduled to open for the 2014 NFL season, and will host the Super Bowl in 2016.
March 30, 2013 |
Kwame Harris, a former offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, told CNN in a report Friday that he was gay and now regrets not being open about his sexuality while he was a pro football player. Harris said he would sometimes have disturbing thoughts about covering up the fact that he was gay while playing and "didn't see those two things as being compatible. " "You want to escape the despair, this turmoil and maybe your mind goes to dark places sometimes," Harris said.