THE MINNESOTA BASHAW BLOG Super Bowl XLVII Prediction
The big game is today and if you are like most Americans you will be watching the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans.
I am a huge fan of professional football but these t... Posted on 2/3/13 at 7:10 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The son of a former South Dakota State University football coach has good reason to cheer for the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl. The NFL team supported him during a life-threatening illness.
FARGO (AP) — The new general manager of the San Francisco 49ers has ties to the Dakotas.
Trent Baalke, 46, was a graduate assistant and defensive line coach at North Dakota State University in 1989. From 1990 to 1995, he was the defensive line and strength and conditioning coach at South Dakota State.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger showed off Pittsburgh’s deep passing game and the Steelers inched closer to a division title and a first-round playoff bye, beating the Carolina Panthers 27-3 on Thursday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Vincent Jackson had a career-high three touchdown catches, Philip Rivers surpassed 4,000 yards passing for the third straight season and the San Diego Chargers beat Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers 34-7 on Thursday night to stay alive in the AFC West race.
The Arizona Cardinals threw away a chance to clinch a second straight NFC West crown.
Alex Smith threw touchdown passes after two of Arizona’s seven turnovers, Frank Gore ran for 167 yards and another score and the San Francisco 49ers kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a dominant 24-9 victory Monday night.
Mike Singletary didn’t exactly hand it to his old team. That didn’t matter — Jay Cutler handed the desperate San Francisco 49ers a much-needed win.
Frank Gore ran for 104 yards and a touchdown, Cutler threw a career-high five interceptions with his last coming in the end zone on the game’s final play and San Francisco snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Chicago Bears 10-6 on Thursday night.
Three top San Francisco 49ers executives met in person Tuesday with unsigned wide receiver and top draft pick Michael Crabtree and his agent, Eugene Parker.
Team spokesman Bob Lange confirmed the meeting to The Associated Press but said the 49ers would not get into particulars of discussions or negotiations, though this development appears to be a positive step for both sides to getting something done.
At first glance, San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary and Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier couldn’t be much more different.
Singletary is the Hall of Fame linebacker with the fiery, intense personality of an old-school football coach who specializes in straight talk and in-your-face confrontation.
Frazier is the former cornerback who quietly commands respect with a more analytical and subdued approach in the mold of one of his former mentors, Tony Dungy.
Frank Gore got so much attention from his two long touchdown runs last week that even he grew sick of it.
Now he knows how Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson must feel on Sundays and every day in between. Peterson even does commercials. His people call him “Purple Jesus” or “AD,” short for all day.
Coach Mike Singletary said Monday the San Francisco 49ers have discussed changing their offer to top draft pick Michael Crabtree.
Whether the franchise has reached out to the former Texas Tech star formally, Singletary wasn’t sure. He has asked the brass to keep him completely out of it so he can focus on the 53 players he has on the active roster.
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