I want you to imagine something. Pretend that you not only paid your way to the Super Bowl, but you are a high enough roller to actually get on the San Francisco 49ers’ chartered airplane leaving this afternoon for New Orleans. Not only that, but you can choose to sit next to the player (or coach) of your choosing.

Who would you want to share the journey with?

For an entertaining flight, you could do worse than sitting next to Anthony Dixon. However, if he wore any special contacts like the ones he posted on Twitter, you might have a hard time sleeping … for a few days.

Anthony Dixon monsterIf you’re in the mood to laugh, you can choose either Randy Moss or Bruce Miller. The only problem there is that by the looks of this photo of the two on their way to Atlanta, you might have a hard time splitting them up.

Randy Moss Bruce MillerUnless the plane has enormous seats, I can think of one guy you might not want to sit next to for several hours simply due to space considerations: Leonard Davis. He’s listed at 6’6″, 355, but I’m guessing 355 was just the max on the 49ers’ scale.

49ers Leonard Davis Mike IupatiThat look on Mike Iupati’s face: the same look I’d have if Davis after sat next to me on a MUNI bus.


First, congratulations to Bay Area Cholo Guy (no, he is not affiliated with this site) for winning our last contest. (“If you could choose one sporting event to attend for the first time, what would it be?”) For that comment, BACG will receive a code good for 20% off a future purchase from GoTickets.com and a couple BASG koozies.

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For your chance to win a coupon code good for 20% off a future purchase from GoTickets (which sells individual seats to every sporting event and concert around here, too), answer the following question (and yes, I’ll throw in a couple BASG koozies):

If you flew with the 49ers to New Orleans, which player or coach would you want to sit next to?

My answer, in case you were wondering: Jim Tomsula. Yes, the defensive line coach known for his teaching ability, enthusiasm, and chest hair (and not necessarily in that order). He’s a great story teller, and I think sitting next to him would probably teach me more about how the team is behind the scenes than I’d learn sitting next to anyone else. Who would you pick?

I’m sure one or two people are going to go with Colin Kaepernick. Just a hunch.