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SAN FRANCISCO — In 2009, the Cubs selected a strong, 6-foot-4-inch power pitcher named Colin Kaepernick in the 43rd round of the amateur baseball draft. So in some ways Kaepernick's right arm always seemed destined to disappoint Chicago one day....
Tags: Chicago Bears, Lovie Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Sports, Football
In retrospect the question was more rhetorical than anything, a reaction that popped into my head late Monday night as Lovie Smith tried processing the punishment the 49ers had just inflicted on the Bears. What makes you think the offensive line will...
SAN FRANCISCO — Jay Cutler picked a great game to sit out. It wasn't such a great game for the Bears defense to sit out. The same defense that had been making Cutler's life easy by taking the pressure off and giving him comfy leads did no such...
1. Texans (3 last week): They proved they are for real by winning against a tough Bears team in bad conditions Sunday. 2. Falcons (1): Did anyone really think they were the '72 Dolphins? They are allowed one mulligan. 3. Bears (2): No disgrace in...
Charles Tillman shares the Bears cornerback record for most career interceptions with Donnell Woolford, who snatched 32 from 1989-96. When the Vikings visit the Bears Sunday at Soldier Field, Woolford says he will be rooting for Tillman to break the...
ATLANTA — Twenty years ago, Jerry Glanville, then the goofball coach of the Atlanta Falcons, concocted a way to get under the skin of the San Francisco 49ers. Seeing as his team the year before had swept the 49ers and Los Angeles Rams, along...
Gambling isn't allowed in the NFL, but San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh made a wager this season that would leave even the highest of high rollers weak in the knees. He replaced hot-handed quarterback Alex Smith with Colin Kaepernick, a promising...
Three years ago, the 14-0 Indianapolis Colts pulled Peyton Manning in the middle of their 15th game, and, instead of trying for a perfect season, coasted into the postseason with back-to-back losses. It was a prime example of the mail-it-in attitude...
SAN FRANCISCO — Like many first-time parents, 49ers chief executive officer Jed York shares baby pictures on the Internet. See Jaxon Edward York, welcomed into the world Oct. 27 by Jed and his wife Danielle, wearing 49ers baby booties or a...
Tags: Chicago Bears, Twitter, Inc., Cleveland Browns, Sports, Football
I've heard it suggested that Jason Campbell is the best backup quarterback in this year's NFL — and that maybe the former Raider and Redskin is better than any No. 2 the Bears have ever had. That's tantamount to the proclamation that Jay Cutler is...
Tags: Chicago Bears, Lovie Smith, Sports, Lambeau Field, Jay Cutler
DETROIT -- Ryan Theriot is living the dream. Brandon Crawford too. Ditto the rest of the San Francisco Giants, who shed a .346 hitter like it was nothing, then swept a World Series. Gregor Blanco more than replaced Melky Cabrera and manager Bruce...
Pop2itCandlestick Park, home of the San Francisco 49ers, is slated for demolition in 2014. The football team will move to a new Santa Clara stadium after its 2013 season....
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