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Look for great photos of the great plays of the winning team in your news outlet of choice... But realize too that those shots will likely be matched in number by photos of the "rest" of the game.
This whole Sherman story got me thinking about if such a thing as a non-obnoxious sports fan can really exist and I'm beginning to think the answer is no. This binary, black-or-white mentality of being a sports fan makes us all quite repellent.
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.
Ironically, the same folk that are calling Sherman a thug are the same folk that called Jonathan Martin a "sissy" for taking a professional and personal stand against harassment.
There are rare and appreciated moments of indescribable surrealism in everyone's life, and witnessing the Seahawks and the Niners vie for a Super Bowl berth was definitely one of them in mine.
NFL fans wait all year for Championship Sunday. The AFC and NFC title matches feature equally talented squads battling familiar foes with unrivaled intensity. This Sunday will showcase football play of the highest caliber as the consensus four best teams compete for a chance to play one more game in 2014.
The late Sam Cooke once sang, "It's been a long, a long time coming but I know a change gonna come. Oh yes it will." When the San Francisco 49ers tak...
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.
In 2014, however, I'm hoping to work on my patience. Therefore, for this year's "Worst of" list, I'm counting down the 15 times when I unreasonably lost my cool in public.
For over half a century, Candlestick Park has been one of the most famous and recognizable, if not pleasant or attractive, buildings in San Francisco, but it will be demolished sometime in the coming months or years.
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.
The last game at Candlestick Park was a magical occasion, as the past and present came together to pay tribute to a stadium that brought five Super Bowl Championships to the 49ers organization.
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.