His last words after the final game of the season weren't "I'm thinking about retirement." Willis stated that he had about five or six good years left in him. Yet, we the media, sit here today awaiting his arrival for his final press conference as a professional football player.
The veteran running back celebrated the 20-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals this weekend and was brought to tears afterward thinking, "what if this is my last year?" Gore told a packed press conference that he became emotional wondering if he played his last game.
The Raiders played their best game this season by far. Despite a tumultuous year, Oakland regained their competitive edge and gave their fans something they've been wanting for since 2011: A victory over the 49ers in the Battle of the Bay.
While the NFL's handling of domestic abuse cases is being scrutinized, and folk are calling for Goodell's job, the league's inquiry skills concerning other sensitive matters is also worthy of further review.
The Jets had a chance and appeared to tie the game late with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Kerley on fourth down. The play was negated because a timeout was called from the Jets' sideline before the snap occurred.
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Let's start with the fact literally every postgame analyst his missed -- the 49ers really missed their "Swiss Army Knife" fullback, the injured Bruce Miller.
The shame should really be on all of us, not just Richard Sherman. Sportsmanship should be the topic, with an emphasis on respect.
The stakes were exceptionally high for a guy who hardly needs extra motivation.
It is difficult to imagine two more brilliant and exciting quarterbacks than Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks) and Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco 49ers) or two more effortlessly perfect passers and play-callers than Tom Brady (New England Patriots) and Peyton Manning (Denver Broncos).
The Forty-Niners are headed back to the NFC Championship for the third time in three seasons. This time the only goal is to win the Super Bowl but in order to do that they must win in Seattle.
Candlestick Park itself is an abysmal structure, full of decadence and resembling more a relic of a stadium that belonged 50 years ago. But given its history, there's undoubtedly a strong amount of sentimentality and nostalgia that comes with it.
Making the playoffs in recent years has been easy for the Forty-Niners. But this year it's different, every game at this point of the season is a must win.
Neel Kashkari is a former Goldman Sachs Golden Boy who left that infamous organization to join the Treasury Department, where he was responsible for overseeing $700 billion in bailouts to his former employer and other Wall Street firms. Now he wants to run for governor of California on that record.
Jerry Rice shares some memorable moments from his illustrious 20-year career from the disappointing start of his rookie season to his three Super Bowl championships with the San Francisco 49ers.
I recently sat down with Terrell Owens, eight years after our 2005 interview that resulted in his suspension from the Philadelphia Eagles.