This week’s vote by the NFL to play Super Bowl L at the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara in 2016 – and name San Francisco as official host city – will create an interesting dynamic between SF and the South Bay.
Michael Crabtree is promising to be back. And San Francisco 49er fans are hoping that means back this season.
The 49ers lost their top receiver when Michael Crabtree tore his Achilles tendon in practice Tuesday. Coach Jim Harbaugh said Crabtree could return in mid-November. But John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew the 49ers should prepare for a full season without him.
Wasn’t it just yesterday I was writing about the Giants loss of Ryan Vogelsong? Was Michael Crabtree drinking the same water? Or perhaps he took a swig from Mario Manningham or Kyle Williams. Whatever the case, Crabtree’s loss is the worst of them all.
“I think it will be pretty cool, big for the city of San Francisco,” safety Donte Whitner said. “It’s big for us personally because any time a team hosts the Super Bowl, you want to be the team that hosts it and actually plays in it. So, we have something to look forward to.”
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will return to Indianapolis on Sunday to drive the Indianapolis 500 pace car.
Free agent Charles Woodson signed a one year contract with the Oakland Raiders that could pay the 36-year-old defensive back as much as $4.3 million, including incentives.
The Bay Area bid to host the 2016 Super Bowl was approved Tuesday at a meeting of 32 National Football League team owners in Boston.
A delegation that included San Francisco 49ers executives, regional business leaders and community advocates was en route Monday to Boston, for Tuesday’s presentation to NFL owners in a bid to land the 2016 Super Bowl.
The weight of the franchise was foisted upon Alex Smith’s shoulders from the very second word leaked out that former No. 1 draft pick would be sent from the San Francisco 49ers to the Kansas City Chiefs during a topsy-turvy off-season.