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.
By embracing a culture of innovation, demanding a sound mind in a sound body and accepting the challenges and dangers of annual war-like campaigns, the modern NFL comes close to exemplifying the spirit of ancient Athens.
When you're a rising star in this league as Colin Kaepernick surely is, uneven performances can be magnified -- particularly when you have a losing record.
I recently sat down with Terrell Owens, eight years after our 2005 interview that resulted in his suspension from the Philadelphia Eagles.
It has come to my attention that six companies have submitted serious bids for the naming rights to our new Santa Clara stadium. I've posted the shortlist below, complete with my argument "for" or "against" each contender.
Instead of coaching athletes, she has spent the last several years coaching me as I've strived to get better, first from ovarian cancer at the age of 32, then from the autonomic nerve damage the life-saving chemo caused.
College graduation is a big deal, and a commencement speaker's ability to share something of himself or herself that sticks and gives hope can play an important inspirational role.
Colin Kaepernick dazzled spectators and opponents throughout the 49ers' run to Super Bowl XLVII. In the world of art, Kaepernick's success in football has helped spotlight two up-and-coming artists who similarly dazzle viewers of their work.
I really hoped that the 49ers would win the Super Bowl yesterday, but just as much, I hope that they take the opportunity to become true, vocal champions for gay people in sports. It's a memorable goal, worthy of the team that represents San Francisco and everything it stands for.
When the Superdome went dark for over half an hour, and the Baltimore Ravens had a 22-point lead over the San Francisco 49ers, there were many theories flying through the social media landscape as to what caused it.
If they are taking a stand against sports or commercialism or whatever it may be that is against the grain, we, the mainstream suckers that we are, should make sure to click "like" or comment "good for you, you unique person."
As a public service to those who know that the Super Bowl is being played but wonder what all the fuss is about, here is Outsports' annual "Super Bowl for the Clueless," the gay guide to the big game.
Just like not supporting an unnecessary war does not make one un-American, enjoying all-American traditions at a sports event does not make one a warmonger.
In all likelihood Chris Culliver has already played alongside a homosexual teammate. He might even be suiting up with one this Sunday, when his 49ers take on the Baltimore Ravens in The Super Bowl.
I was in New Orleans last week and apparently there's going to be a football game there this weekend. I'm pretty sure that it's on Sunday, but check your local listings. So here's my Super Bowl Party playlist.
Thanks to players like Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo and their pro-gay advocacy, we're seeing a shift among NFL players, but the leadership needs to take strong stand against Culliver's kind of bigotry if that shift is to continue.