7:24 PM EST, Wed February 10, 2016

The best and worst things that came out of S.F.’s turn as Super Bowl host

The biggest positives and negatives from the last week of Super Bowl insanity.
Niners Nation 4 hours ago

Montana to Clark: The Catch, the modern adrenaline filled version

It's always nice to revisit the golden years of the 49ers and Joe Montana and Dwight Clark did just that, but with an added plane and a few parachutes. It was a week of reminiscing about the golden years with all of the Bay Area legends getting together for the 50th Super Bowl. In that same vein,...

Giants release Geoff schwartz, former Oregon product and 49ers fan

The New York Giants have begun clearing out some salary cap and roster space, releasing right guard Geoff Schwartz, and linebacker Jon Beason. While Beason announced his retirement,  the 29-year old Geoff Schwartz will likely land somewhere else in free agency. Schwartz originally joined the Giants in 2014 on a 4-year deal worth $16.8 million. The Giants will save $2.99 million in cap space with this release. Schwartz deal with two notable injuries in his two years with the Giants. He broke his toe in 2014 and missed 11 weeks, and then broke his leg in 2015 and missed the final five...
Niners Nation 5 hours ago

Which free agent wide receivers should the 49ers target?

Is there a player who can bolster the 49ers' group of receivers on the open market? Like a starting cornerback, the San Francisco 49ers haven't had a true No. 1 receiver in a long, long time. Free agency isn't the place to find one of those, but the position as a whole could still use some improvement....

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Of Cam Newton and an athlete’s loss of innocence

To read my Wednesday column on Cam Newton, click here.
San Jose Mercury News Feb 9, 2016

49ers, Raiders are Super Bowl LI longshots

49ers are 50-to-1 and Raiders are even longer at 66-1 to play in next year's Super Bowl in Houston

Cam Newton: “We didn’t lose that game because of that fumble — I can tell you that.”

Cam Newton spoke Tuesday for the first time since he walked out of his Super Bowl post-game press conference. Here are selected quotes. What do you think of them? Cam Newton making no apologies for postgame press conference. “Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser.” — Joe Person (@josephperson) February 9, […]
San Jose Mercury News Feb 9, 2016

Super Bowl 50 aftermath: One turf expert says field did just fine

George Toma thought the Levi's Stadium grass was excellent for Super Bowl 50.
San Jose Mercury News Feb 8, 2016

Romanowski apologizes for tweet about Cam Newton

Former Raider and 49er linebacker Bill Romanowski called Newton 'boy' in post-Super Bowl tweet

Cam Newton walks out of Super Bowl post-game press conference

Cam pulled a Kaep after losing to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Check out the video of the losing quarterback’s post-game press conference. Here’s a partial transcript of the press conference, courtesy of the NFL. (on losing Super Bowl 50) “They just played better than us. I don’t know what you want me to […]

Why Super Bowl weekend was a good one for the 49ers

Eddie DeBartolo will where a different colored blazer in August (AP Marcio Jose Sanchez).Super Bowl Sunday was a 49ers’ red and gold letter day for the beleaguered franchise. The organization reveled in former owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.’s Hall of Fame induction and the christening of wide receiver Anquan Boldin as NFL’s Man of the Year. Levi’s Stadium looked resplendent on an unusually warm day in February for Super Bowl five oh. The sod did give way after a hard stare, but that was not the 49ers’ fault or Levi’s fault. The NFL installed the turf. To top it off, the most notorious...
San Jose Mercury News Feb 8, 2016

49ers icon Steve Young marvels at Manning's triumph, Newton's agony

Steve Young stood on the Levi s Stadium field as confetti still fell from the sky and marveled at the likely end to Peyton Manning s career, even if the Broncos quarterback only threw for 141 yards.

49ers icon Steve Young marvels at Manning's triumph, Newton's agony

Steve Young stood on the Levi’s Stadium field as confetti still fell from the sky and marveled at the likely end to Peyton Manning’s career, even if the Broncos quarterback only threw for 141 yards. “He’s got to feel great.… Continue Reading → The post 49ers icon Steve Young marvels at Manning's triumph, Newton's agony appeared first on 49ers Hot Read.

Who wins Super Bowl 50 and why

The Panthers. Too complete, too good, they have an overall advantage in offense, defense and special teams. However, the Broncos have significant advantages in the wide receiver and secondary comparisons. Denver has also been there before, which could provide them a slight edge because the Super Bowl is long. Commercial breaks are lengthy, and halftime

Super Bowl 50 live blog

SANTA CLARA — This is the live blog for Super 50. I will update this frequently with information and analysis from the main press box. 2:35 Here are the Broncos inactives: QB Trevor Siemian CB Lorenzo Doss CB Taurean Nixon RB Juwan Thompson C Sam Brenner G Robert Myers Jr. NT Darius Kilgo 2:36 Here […]

Eddie DeBartolo Jr. elected to Hall of Fame

Former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday along with Tony Dungy, Brett Favre, Kevin Greene, Orlando Pace, Ken Stabler and Dick Stanfel. Here are quotes from DeBartolo: (on what being inducted into the Hall of Fame means to him) “First of all, I’m still […]
San Jose Mercury News Feb 6, 2016

Kawakami: Hall of Fame night for Super Bowl City

Holding homefield advantage, former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo and late Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler win election to Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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