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    Mar 2, 2021 at 3:50 PM 0 comments
    The Sports Business Journal is reporting that the NFL is getting close to finalizing its new media deals for the rights to broadcast or stream future games. Things could cross the finish line as early as this week and then be announced next week—possibly earlier. It sounds like Fox will retain the rights to NFC games on Sundays, but there has reportedly been some pushback from the network on the asking price—over $2.2 billion per year for 11 years—which doubles that of the previous deal. As reported earlier, Amazon Prime Video looks poised to secure the exclusive rights to simulcast Thursday Night Football on its streaming platform,...
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    Mar 2, 2021 at 6:53 AM 0 comments
    Sports Business Journal recently reported that Disney and the NFL reached an agreement on a new media rights deal that will renew Monday Night Football and return ABC to the Super Bowl rotation of broadcast networks in the coming years. It looks like there might be an even bigger shake-up in the works. This past season, the Week 16 broadcast between the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals was exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, and the experience received mixed reviews. It was also made available for free on Twitch, giving viewers an additional option in finding a way to watch the game. However, those were the only options for fans outside the Bay Area, where a...
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    Mar 2, 2021 at 6:06 AM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers released the following presser to the media outlining the team's plan to convene a medical advisory committee of leading Bay Area public health experts to explore the eventual safe return of fans to Levi's Stadium. SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The San Francisco 49ers have assembled an advisory committee with leading medical experts to explore the best practices and health considerations that will underpin an eventual safe re-opening of Levi's Stadium. The committee's ongoing expert advice will guide how the 49ers determine safety protocols and leverage the newest technologies to support effective stadium design for the fans, employees, and local community surrounding Levi's Stadium. Members of the committee...
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    Feb 12, 2021 at 9:04 AM 1 comment
    The San Francisco 49ers issued the following news release to the media. The San Francisco 49ers today announced that they have extended the contract of U.S. Bank 49ers Radio Network color analyst Tim Ryan through the 2025 season. Ryan will continue to work with Voice of the 49ers Greg Papa, who joined the 49ers in 2019. "Having heard and seen the tremendous chemistry between Tim and Greg through two very different seasons, we are thrilled to keep the partnership together for the benefit of The Faithful," said 49ers President Al Guido. "In just a short time together, they have already teamed up for a plethora of memorable calls as the team marched to a Super Bowl appearance in year one. This past season, their...
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    Feb 6, 2021 at 12:17 PM 0 comments
    On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs face off in Super Bowl LV in what is being billed as one of the best quarterback matchups in the history of the big game. It features Tom Brady, the future Hall of Famer, trying to win his seventh championship. His Buccaneers will be tasked with stopping a quarterback many feel might be the next face of the NFL — Patrick Mahomes. Which team will San Francisco 49ers fans be cheering for? Most won't be pulling for the team that spoiled the Niners' championship hopes with a fourth-quarter comeback a year ago. A recent poll has most hoping Brady and the Buccaneers come out on...
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    Feb 6, 2021 at 10:12 AM 0 comments
    The NFL season comes to an end on Sunday with Super Bowl LV, featuring Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers going up against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. When and where is Super Bowl LV? The game kicks off on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at 3:30 p.m. PT (6:30 p.m. local ET) from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, marking the first time a Super Bowl participant has played in its home stadium. San Francisco 49ers fans will remember that Super Bowl XIX between the Niners and Miami Dolphins was played in the Bay Area. However, that game was played at Stanford Stadium, which sat about 30 miles south of the 49ers' former home field — Candlestick Park. Television You can watch the game on CBS. Jim...
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    Feb 2, 2021 at 7:24 PM 4 comments
    The NFC West landscape looks different after this weekend's trade of Matthew Stafford to the Detroit Lions. Where do the San Francisco 49ers stand in their mission to solidify their own quarterback position? Is Jimmy Garoppolo the guy, or will Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch seek an upgrade? Al and Zain don't agree on how the 49ers should solve their quarterback dilemma and debate the direction in which the team...
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    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:48 AM 0 comments
    The NFC Championship Game will feature quarterbacks with Bay Area ties. Tom Brady of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers grew up in San Mateo, while Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers grew up in Chico. The Packers will host the Buccaneers at Lambeau Field. The NFC isn't the only conference with a California quarterback slinging passes in its conference championship game. Josh Allen grew up in Firebaugh. His Buffalo Bills will face the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Brady, Rodgers, and Allen each grew up as a fan of the San Francisco 49ers. Green Bay and Kansas City are each 3.5-point favorites in their respective matchups. Each week, 49ers Webzone fans predict weekly game-winners within our annual...
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    Jan 15, 2021 at 4:43 PM 0 comments
    Each week, 49ers Webzone fans predict weekly game-winners within our annual NFL Pick 'em contest. The upcoming schedule of games features eight opponents facing off in four Divisional Round matchups. Of all the upcoming game predictions, the most lopsided result comes from Saturday's matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the Green Bay Packers. Voting has 97 percent of fans believing the Packers will earn the victory. When it comes to the predictions, the closest matchup is between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, with 53 percent selecting the Saints to win the game. Update: As of Saturday morning, the Buccaneers have moved ahead of the Saints as...
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    Jan 13, 2021 at 8:35 PM 0 comments
    Al and Zain are joined by San Francisco 49ers senior reporter Keiana Martin to discuss a myriad of team-related topics, including: Keiana's wild introduction in 2017 to working for the team The 49ers' in-season move to Arizona The emergence of Brandon Aiyuk Offseason priorities Robert Saleh, and possibly having DeMeco Ryans replace...
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    Jan 8, 2021 at 5:19 PM 0 comments
    Each week, 49ers Webzone fans predict weekly game-winners within our annual NFL Pick 'em contest. This weekend will feature 12 teams facing each other in six Wild-card matchups. Of all the Wild-card game predictions, the most lopsided result comes from Sunday's matchup between the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints. Voting has 95 percent of fans believing the Saints will earn the victory. The closest matchup, when it comes to the predictions, is between the Baltimore Ravens and the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, with 58 percent selecting the Ravens to win the game. Below is a breakdown of all six matchups for the upcoming slate of NFL...
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    Jan 4, 2021 at 5:05 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch spoke with reporters on Monday, the day after the team finished the 2020 season with a 6-10 record. Here is everything they had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. Opening comments: General Manager John Lynch: "The only thing I'd like to say, I know I speak for [head coach] Kyle [Shanahan], with all of you guys, I know a different year for you doing this remotely. You guys deal with Kyle a lot more than you do with me and our players, but we're very appreciative of your guys' patience and your flexibility to do it this way. We appreciate your cooperation and all that. So, thank you." First...
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    Jan 4, 2021 at 12:29 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo spoke with reporters on Monday, the day after the team's season-ending 26-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Here is everything he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. Can you just give us an update on where everything is with the ankle right now, if there's going to be any additional procedures and when you can kind of get back to doing everything full speed again? "Yeah, the ankle's doing good. We're in a good spot right now. It's progressed just the way I wanted it to, really. It's not at a hundred percent, but it's really just about getting reps at this point. Getting endurance back to it, the durability and everything. I think once...
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    Jan 3, 2021 at 7:30 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers put up a valiant effort in their Week 17 season finale against the Seattle Seahawks. However, the team fell to its division rival by a score of 26-23, finishing the season with a 6-10 record. Below are several statistics and notes from Sunday's game, which were provided by the 49ers Communications staff. Sling The Rock The 49ers offense finished the 2020 season with 371 passing comps., the 2nd-most by the team in a single season in franchise history. Most Passing Comp. in a Single Season, Franchise...
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    Jan 3, 2021 at 7:10 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard spoke with reporters after the team's 26-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Here is everything he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. Through all the adversity you faced this season, what did you learn about yourself? And then, what did you learn about your teammates? "I mean, I would just say first off, you know, you can battle through anything that's thrown at you in life. Whenever there are certain things that hit you, that you feel like you can't recover from or you feel like you'll never recover from, yeah you can. And I would just tell that to anybody out there who feels down in the dumps or something, if something happened in...
  • By Site Staff
    Jan 3, 2021 at 7:09 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters after the team's 26-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Here is everything he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. Opening comments: "Injuries from the game: [DL] Dion Jordan had a knee and did not return. Don't think it'll be too serious. Go ahead" How would you how would you describe your emotions just in terms of maybe frustration or loss relief that the season's over, or are you full steam ahead into 2021 already? "No, I'm very happy to seasons over. We we've been, you know, once we eliminated from the playoffs, we were ready to move on a little bit and get to next year....
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    Jan 2, 2021 at 6:19 PM 0 comments
    The San Francisco 49ers are set to host the Seattle Seahawks at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, January 3 at 1:25 p.m. PT. Each week, the 49ers Webzone staff predicts the winner within its annual NFL Pick 'em contest. That includes writers and forum moderators. One of six participating staff members this week selected the 49ers to beat the Seahawks. San Francisco is currently a 6.5-point underdog. As for all the fans who are taking part in our NFL Pick 'em contest, 75 percent have the Seahawks winning the game, as of this...
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    Jan 1, 2021 at 2:13 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke with reporters after Friday's practice as the team prepares for its finale against the Seattle Seahawks. Here is everything he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. Opening comments: "All right guys, injuries for the week for the game: [WR Brandon] Aiyuk is out, [DL Kevin] Givens is out, [DT Javon] Kinlaw is out, [DB] Tarvarius Moore is questionable, [CB Emmanuel] Moseley's questionable and [LB Mark] Nzeocha's questionable. [WR] Deebo's [Samuel] out, [CB Richard] Sherman's out, [CB] K'Waun [Williams] is out and [LB Dre] Greenlaw's out. And that's it. Go ahead." In terms of the Seahawks and being able to sustain...
  • By Site Staff
    Dec 31, 2020 at 4:27 PM 0 comments
    San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh spoke with reporters after Thursday's practice as the team prepares for its finale against the Seattle Seahawks. Here is everything he had to say. Transcript provided by the San Francisco 49ers Communications staff. I had kind of a philosophical question for you about Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks and what he's built there. How has a defensive minded head coach managed to construct a roster, a coaching staff in a way to always keep the offense running at a high level? "It starts with the mentality, I believe. Obviously, it starts with the quarterback first and foremost. [Seattle Seahawks QB] Russell's [Wilson] a special football...
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    Dec 31, 2020 at 6:08 AM 0 comments
    Eric Crocker of The Crocker Report joins Al and Zain to discuss the future of Jimmy Garoppolo. Is he the long-term answer at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, or will he be playing elsewhere in the near future? If he isn't the answer, what are the team's options? Plus: What's the answer at cornerback? Do the 49ers need to upgrade at receiver behind Deebo Samuel and Brandon...
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