49ers Antoine Bethea hit Dez Bryant
September 07, 20148

49ers take advantage of “vintage Romo,” stomp sloppy Cowboys

The idea going into this season was that a weakened 49ers defense would force the offense to open things up in hopes of scoring more points. Two plays into the 2014

Carlos Hyde San Francisco 49ers
September 07, 20140

49ers announce active roster to face Cowboys, and it’s loaded with rookies

The 49ers released their list of inactives at noon: QB Josh Johnson CB Chris Cook RT Anthony Davis (injured) G/C Marcus Martin (injured) DL Tank Carradine DL Quinton Dial WR Quinton

49ers Ray McDonald
September 05, 20145

Jim Harbaugh: Ray McDonald will play on Sunday

On Wednesday, Jim Harbaugh repeatedly said the 49ers would utilize “information and fact” to determine the right course of action with Ray McDonald, who was arrested over the weekend on

Jonathan Martin 49ers
September 05, 20140

Anthony Davis still not practicing, but is Jonathan Martin a lock to start?

Every instinct is telling me not to write this. But that usually makes writing something more fun, so what the hell. Let’s grab some potato sacks and take a ride on the giant

September 05, 201410

Seattle Seahawks first impressions (yeah, they’re still really good)

A ton of money was wagered on the Packers in the hours leading up, dropping the spread to 4/4.5, but Seattle ended up winning by 20. The Super Bowl hangover

Ray McDonald San Francisco 49ers
September 04, 201418

Determining the “right way” to handle Ray McDonald

I’ve stayed mostly silent on the Ray McDonald case, save for one snarky comment and a paragraph or three where I lamented the 49ers’ increasingly obscene arrest statistics. That’s because, unlike so many sports

Drew Brees Ahmad Brooks
September 04, 201411

2014 NFL predictions: regular season records and playoff picks through the Super Bowl

Finally, the games begin. Feels good, doesn’t it? The NFL forces OFFSEASON TIME down our throats, with daily headlines filled with stories both unnecessary and unavoidable. But the suspensions and arguments

Ray McDonald Justin Smith 49ers
September 03, 20140

BASGcast (Ep. 107): Eric Branch talks Ray McDonald, 49ers vs. Cowboys

San Francisco Chronicle 49ers beat writer Eric Branch (a Cowboys fan as a kid!) joins Bay Area Duck Guy and Bay Area Sports Guy to discuss the 49ers-Cowboys season opener.

Desmond Hague dog kicker
September 02, 20145

Desmond Hague gets kicked to the curb: Centerplate to announce resignation of dog-abusing CEO on Tuesday

It turned out that 1,000 hours of community service and a charitable donation wasn’t enough. Centerplate CEO Desmond Hague, who kicked a year-old Doberman and yanked her off the ground

anthony davis alex boone 49ers
September 01, 201411

Labor Day roundup: Boone’s back, ANOTHER 49ers arrest, more Huff stuff, Giants & A’s heading in opposite directions

We just got back from a mini-road trip that started in Mendocino and ended this afternoon at a pool at a swanky hotel in Sonoma County (reports that we snuck into the pool are

Brandon Lloyd SF 49ers
August 30, 20142

Thoughts on the 49ers 53-man roster

The actual 53-man roster was set today, which once again proved something I’ve known for a long time: I’m much better at writing about what happened than what’s going to

Trent Baalke San Francisco 49ers
August 30, 20141

49ers made some cuts, so here’s another roster projection

I wrote a final 53-man roster projection late last night, but forgot to publish and now it’s irrelevant because the 49ers made several cuts. I kept a lot of what I wrote,

Aldon Smith San Francisco 49ers
August 29, 20144

49ers OLB Aldon Smith suspended nine games without pay

The NFL sent us into our three-day weekend with a wonderful bit of news for the Cowboys, Bears, Cardinals, Eagles, Chiefs, Rams, Broncos and Saints. Aldon Smith, who’s gotten in

Candlestick Park Bill Walsh photo plaque
August 28, 20141

Did a Paul McCartney stagehand steal a photo of Bill Walsh from the tunnel at Candlestick Park?

Almost 50,000 fans left Paul McCartney’s recent concert at Candlestick Park with great memories of the old multipurpose stadium’s last big event. Around 2,000-5,000 departed with enough anger over their parking

Perrish Cox Niners
August 27, 20140

BASGcast (Ep. 106): David Fucillo discusses Centerplate CEO dog abuse scandal, 49ers 53-man roster battles

David Fucillo of Niners Nation joined Bay Area Duck Guy and Bay Area Sports Guy Wednesday evening to talk about the scandal surrounding Centerplate, as CEO Desmond Hague was caught abusing a

desmond hague dog
August 27, 20146

Centerplate’s dog-kicking CEO Desmond Hague gets wrist slapped

Centerplate’s board of directors issued the following statement on CEO Desmond Hague, who was caught abusing a dog in an elevator. The dog was later found in a crate without

Pete Carroll face
August 26, 20143

NFL fines Seahawks and Pete Carroll $300K for excessive intrasquad touching

This might be the least surprising news ever, but people are going to talk about it. Seahawks & Pete Carroll collectively fined by than $300,000 by NFL for violation of

Levi's Stadium Santa Clara
August 26, 201440

49ers issue statement regarding Centerplate CEO abusing dog

Centerplate CEO Desmond Hague was captured on video abusing a dog in an elevator. The video is pretty disturbing, so I don’t blame anyone who’d rather not watch this guy

Colin Kaepernick 49ers open practice Levi's Stadium 2014
August 26, 201420

49ers 53-man roster projection

The 49ers made some moves yesterday: The San Francisco 49ers today announced they have waived the following seven players: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, S D.J. Campbell, TE Kevin Greene, RB Jewel

Mike Iupati Colin Kaepernick
August 25, 20146

Seven 49ers who could’ve performed better against the Chargers

It didn’t seem all that likely that the 49ers would win their third preseason game when the first quarter ended. The Chargers were up 7-0 and had a 111-22 edge in

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