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At Seahawks Game, Cops Dress as ... 49ers Fans

Fans are having a hard time keeping their hands to themselves

(Newser) - Apparently, Seattle Seahawks fans have gotten thuggish to the point that police are going undercover for today's game—dressed in 49ers jerseys, in a tactic aimed squarely at curbing fan fights and attacks. "The goal here is to get people to be on their best behavior," says... More »

Fan Falls to His Death at 49ers Game

And 2 others were hurt in Indianapolis

(Newser) - It looks like football isn't just hazardous to the players' health—it might be hazardous to fans, too. A man died at Candlestick Park in San Francisco yesterday, falling from an elevated walkway just after the kickoff in the 49ers-Packers game. Witnesses tell the AP that the man appeared... More »

Weirdest. Super Bowl. Ever.

Writers react to the blackout, the no-call, and the almost comeback

(Newser) - America is basically talking about five things today: The blackout , the no-call , Beyonce , the bad ads , and the 49ers' near-comeback . And that's not even touching on the F-bomb , the 108-yard-return, the Sandy Hook kids , or any number of other subplots that made this "a truly cool Super Bowl,... More »

Ravens Win Super Bowl, 34-31

They survive power outage at Superdome to beat 49ers

(Newser) - The Baltimore Ravens are your Super Bowl champions with a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. It was a crazy second half: The lights in the Superdome went out for about a half-hour early in the third quarter with Baltimore up 28-6. (Maybe Beyonce's halftime show used up... More »

49er: We Don't Want Gays Playing

Chris Culliver: 'They gotta get up outta here'

(Newser) - San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver says he doesn't want gay players on his team. "I don't do the gay guys, man," he told Artie Lange in an interview. "We don't got no gay people on the team; they gotta get up out of... More »

DA: Ex-49er Savagely Beat Ex-Boyfriend Over Underwear

Kwame Harris charged with domestic violence

(Newser) - Former 49ers and Raiders offensive lineman Kwame Harris appears to have been outed as gay in spectacularly bad fashion, Deadspin reports. Harris has been charged with domestic violence and assault after allegedly beating up an ex-boyfriend in a dispute that started over food and ending up with Harris giving the... More »

These Socks Cost 49ers' Frank Gore a Fine of $10.5K

Because they're too low, apparently

(Newser) - Frank Gore will pay closer attention to his socks for the Super Bowl. The NFL fined the San Francisco 49ers running back $10,500 yesterday because he wore his socks too low in Sunday's NFC Championship game at Atlanta. "Yeah, I'll be cool. It's all good,... More »

49ers, Ravens Go to Super Bowl

San Francisco overcomes 17-point deficit to beat Atlanta Falcons 28-24

(Newser) - After last night's wins, the 49ers and Ravens are headed to the Super Bowl. And this year's will be filled with firsts—and one significant last. The Harbaughs, San Francisco's Jim and Baltimore's John, will be the first pair of brothers to coach against each other... More »

Falcons Fan Stabbed in Ruckus Outside Stadium

Man in stable condition, allegedly argued with 3 49ers fans

(Newser) - An Atlanta Falcons fan has been hospitalized after being stabbed after last night's home loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The attack followed an argument with a man and two women rooting for the 49ers, witnesses tell Fox 5 . One of the three cut the throat of the victim,... More »

49ers' Crabtree Accused of Sex Assault

He is expected to play tomorrow in NFC title game

(Newser) - Police have interviewed 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree over allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman last week, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . The 25-year-old has not been charged and is expected to play tomorrow against Atlanta in the NFC championship. The alleged assault occurred at a hotel after last... More »

Kyle Williams Gets Twitter Death Threats

Big game miscues lead to angry online backlash

(Newser) - San Francisco fans weren't happy with Kyle Williams last night—and they let him hear it online. After Williams fumbled two punts to essentially cost the 49ers the NFC Championship game, fans lit into him on Twitter, telling him to kill himself and/or "burn in hell," Mashable... More »

49ers Fumble Super Bowl Chance, Giants Win 20-17

Field goal knocks New York over the top in overtime

(Newser) - The San Francisco 49ers watched their chance at the Super Bowl slip through their fingers yesterday when the New York Giants converted a fumble to a field goal in overtime. The Giants tapped a 20-17 victory and their fifth trip to the Super Bowl. Two key errors by back-up punt... More »

Pats Sink Bills 49-21, Clinch Top AFC Seed

Patriots top Bills, Saints crush Panthers, 49ers thump Rams

(Newser) - The New England Patriots overcame a 21-point deficit today with 49 unanswered points to rock the Buffalo Bills 49-21, the AP reports. The win earned the Pats home-field advantage and the AFC's top seed. Tom Brady threw for 338 yards and finished with the second-most passing yards in NFL... More »

Two Shot After 49ers-Raiders Game

Victim wore 'F*** the 49ers' shirt

(Newser) - Wearing a "F*** the 49ers" T-shirt to a 49ers game wasn't the brightest idea, but it could prove deadly for a man shot two to four times in the stomach last night following a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. The 24-year-old is in critical condition, reports the... More »

Steelers: Best Franchise Ever

Becoming first NFL team with 6 Super Bowl titles gives Pittsburgh a leg up

(Newser) - Move over, 49ers. Forget the Patriots and Cowboys. The Steelers have become the unrivaled kings of the NFL, the game’s greatest franchise, Charles Robinson writes for Yahoo Sports. “Dallas can be America’s team,” said Pittsburgh defensive end Brett Keisel. “You can just call us the... More »

Niners Hope to Ride 'Staches to Victory Sunday

Facial hair grown for game in throwback uniforms

(Newser) - 49ers' coach Mike Singletary can only hope his players are working as hard on their drills as they are on their mustaches. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that many on the team have been growing out their whiskers for Sunday's "throwback game"—in tribute to the glorious, cheesy... More »

49ers Coach Singletary Drops Trou to Motivate Team

(Newser) - In the annals of coaches' motivational stunts, it might not rank with "win one for the gipper," but the 49ers' Mike Singletary sure caught his players' attention. With his team trailing 20-3 at halftime last week, Singletary—in his first game as a coach—dropped his pants in... More »

Crazed Police Horse Kills Football Fan

Man strikes head in accident with runaway at Candlestick Park

(Newser) - An elderly San Francisco 49ers football fan suffered a fatal head injury when he was knocked to the ground by a runaway police horse, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The horse panicked when a white plastic bag blowing in the wind became entangled in his reins. He tumbled to the... More »

Monk Leads Hall of Fame Class

Redskins teammate Green will also enter Canton in August

(Newser) - What has been a rough season for the Washington Redskins got a little brighter yesterday when both Darrell Green and Art Monk were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, reports AP. New England linebacker Andre Tippett, San Diego/San Francisco defensive end Fred Dean, Minnesota/Denver tackle Gary Zimmerman and ... More »

Nolan Nabs Martz to Run 49ers Offense

Mastermind will attempt to resuscitate league's most impotent attack

(Newser) - San Francisco set the standard in 2007 for offensive moribundity, but that may change next year; the San Francisco Chronicle reports that coach Mike Nolan hired offensive whiz Mike Martz to revamp a unit that trailed the league in scoring and yards. In two seasons, Martz had coaxed the previously... More »

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