Both Bay Area pro football teams have begun a new era, with the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers each reportedly hiring new head coaches Wednesday.
Del Rio signed a four-year deal on Wednesday afternoon.
According to reports, Del Rio could be named head coach as early as Wednesday.
Breaking down some of the experiences, meet-and-greets, and other great offerings available to Bay Area sports fans and residents.
San Francisco Giants CEO and Olympic bid organizet Larry Baer joined KCBS’s Stan Bunger and Susan Leigh Taylor to discuss Oakland’s involvement in the bid that would include a new stadium that would host the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the track and field competition.
On Thursday, the United States Olympic Committee could decide between the Bay Area and three other finalists as the nation’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. A newly-announced stadium plan, which would later be a home for the Oakland Raiders, could improve chances for a local bid.
The Oakland Raiders are picking up the pace on their coaching search, interviewing San Francisco 49ers tight ends coach Eric Mangini and Indianapolis offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.
Those who fear the Raiders will eventually return to Los Angeles may like the sound of this: the Rams may beat them to it.
The Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.
The Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.