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  • By Stewart M. Cockrell on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:13 AM
    Every fan approaches game day a little different, especially game day when you know you are going to the stadium. For most of us, going to see our favorite team is something we only are able to do once or twice a year because geography, timing, and even escalating ticket prices make it hard for the average fan to go to games week in and week out. Either...
  • By Jack Hammer on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM
    On Sunday afternoon the 49ers found their identity. They rode a dominant defensive performance and the legs of Frank Gore to a 26-21 come from behind victory to reach the quarter pole of the 2014 season with a record of 2-2. Let's get to the answers for the 5 burning questions that I asked on Friday. 1) Can the 49ers...
  • By Jack Hammer on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:30 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers enter their game on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles in a do or die situation. They come into the game with a 1-2 record, sitting two and a half games behind the NFC West division leading Arizona Cardinals. Another loss to an NFC opponent could bury the 49ers in a hole from which they cannot recover as they pursue their fourth...
  • By Diego Del Barco on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 10:05 PM
    Almost two years ago to date I was one of maybe a hundred people gathered around a podium at a hotel in South San Francisco where Ronnie Lott was taking questions from us in an exclusive tailgate party hosted by Courtyard Marriot, the official hotel sponsor of the NFL. A few miles to the north the San Francisco 49ers were hosting the Seattle Seahawks on...
  • By AJ Bolino on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:46 PM
    Happy Wednesday, 49er fans. Why happy? Because I am finally done re-watching last week's game. To say that it sucked would be a mild euphemism. For the 49ers, last Sunday was the worst-case scenario of worst case scenarios...they lost to an inferior team for the second straight week...and a division rival, to boot. In this week's edition of UFR, we'll delve...
  • By Brandon Graham on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 9:34 AM
    Jim Harbaugh is the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Brady Hoke is still the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines. David Shaw has not left his current position as head coach of the Stanford Cardinal. These are facts (surprise!), and no matter what you hear or read this week those truths will not change. Well I...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 12:32 PM
    "Okay," I said. "Now I'm mad." Five years, a virtual lifetime ago. The week before, Alex Smith had returned from a two-year hiatus, and we'd shocked the Texans—though we didn't quite beat them—by abandoning the head coach's outdated offensive approach. We stretched the field, we threw every down, and out of the blue our...
  • By D.C. Owens on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 8:30 PM
    In his Monday press conference, Coach Harbaugh used the word "fix" nearly every other sentence. What, in fact, might the 49ers fix? First, a few of the usual suspects/scapegoats: Colin Kaepernick Frankly, Kaepernick's bounce-back first half against Arizona heartened me, and I don't just mean his stats....
  • By Stewart M. Cockrell on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 2:19 PM
    You might recall that after our week one victory over the Cowboys, I declared that the 49ers might not be as bad as preseason led on, unfortunately for the second year in a row, the 49ers have opened the season at 1-2. This year, much like last year featured a thrilling victory...
  • By Jesse Dumas on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10:02 AM
    Any task that requires repetition and precision in execution requires great discipline. Whether it's working on an assembly line or running routes over the middle, if your head's not focused and involved in the task at hand, mistakes will happen. These 49ers certainly do not lack in the ability to execute nor do they lack talent. They lack...
  • By Jack Hammer on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 12:14 PM
    Welcome to the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers week 3 contest with the Arizona Cardinals. I will be updating up to and throughout the game with information and analysis. 12:14 - Vernon Davis is among the inactive players today for the 49ers. Since Colin Kaepernick took over at quarterback he is winless in games in which Davis either did...
  • By AJ Bolino on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM
    In what might be the most disheartening loss of the Jim Harbaugh era, the 49ers came completely unglued against a team that they should have beaten by 3 scores. Penalties, turnovers and generally sloppy play cost the 49ers a chance to keep pace with the Arizona Cardinals atop the NFC West...a missed chance that could haunt them later in the...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6:30 AM
    Did I ever tell you about my first (and only) Niner game at Candlestick Park? I lived 2,000 miles away, so seeing a game required a special trip. And though NorCal is one of this country's most worthy vacation spots, I was never quite willing to make the (mostly financial) commitment. Finally, I got the kick in the pants I needed. A family...
  • By Jack Hammer on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 3:49 PM
    Welcome to the live blog for the San Francisco 49ers week 2 game against the Chicago Bears. I will be updating with information leading up to and throughout the game. 3:48 - It looks like the turf may be an issue. Large chunks have already begun to come up. 3:51 - Per Adam Schefter, Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall will...
  • By Jack Hammer on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:38 PM
    When the San Francisco 49ers take on the Chicago Bears on Sunday night in the first regular season game ever at Levi's Stadium, they will have history on their side. The Bears have not won a game on the road against the 49ers since the season that saw the birth of "The Fridge" in 1985. Among those losses is a 32-7 thumping the 49ers put on the Bears in...
  • By Diego Del Barco on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 12:59 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers better be holding a royal flush in their hands because all actions by the team seem to indicate they're all in with Ray McDonald. It is impossible to discuss McDonald's situation without addressing the ongoing investigation in the Ray Rice domestic violence issue, even if Jed York recently stated in an interview with...
  • By AJ Bolino on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 9:41 PM
    Well, that went much better than expected, didn't it? In a game that wasn't nearly as close as the score, the 49ers punched the Cowboys in the mouth early and refused to relent late. The 49ers overcame injuries, missing starters and a few very interesting calls to put the game away. Final score: 49ers 28, Cowboys 17. This week, we'll be looking back at the...
  • By Jack Hammer on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:39 PM
    The San Francisco 49ers opened up the 2014 season with a dominating 28-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The 49ers jumped out to a 21-3 lead by the end of the first quarter and cruised the rest of the way. It is always good to start the season with a win, but what did we really learn about the team? The first thing we learned was...
  • By Jeff Kaplan on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 1:07 PM
    Naturally, I spoke too soon. When I wrote on the eve of training camp that all the offseason "noise" was gone, I couldn't have known that the worst was ahead. After a preseason that was drab by even preseason standards, the noise got almost deafening. Desperately seeking to make amends for fumbling the Ray Rice scandal, Roger Goodell lowered...
  • By Jesse Dumas on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 9:54 PM
    Obviously there was a lot written and said about whether or not Ray McDonald should play against the Cowboys in the days leading up to road-opener. The 49ers front office, the only voice that really mattered in that argument, ultimately decided that he should. As we all know, the decision didn't not work out for them, but especially in light of...