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NFL players: Is it time to ask and tell?

NFL players: Is it time to ask and tell?

sfgate.com Updated Jan 30, 2013
NFL players: Is it time to ask and tell? Players for the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens, who will square off Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII, have grabbed the public's eye in another arena - gay rights. The 49ers became the first NFL team to ma…
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  • Ravens Super Bowl practice report

    Ravens Super Bowl practice report

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Baltimore Ravens starters Dannell Ellerbe and Dennis Pitta practiced Wednesday in heavy winds at Tulane University, looking sharp despite nagging injuries.
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  • Backup cornerback Chris Culliver makes anti-gay comments, issue…

    Backup cornerback Chris Culliver makes anti-gay comments, issues half-hearted apology through San Francisco 49ers

    If Chris Culliver, a little-known but productive backup cornerback for the 49ers, was looking to use the tremendous exposure of Super Bowl week to make a name for himself, he certainly did that - in a negative way.
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  • Sandy Hook chorus to sing before Super Bowl

    Sandy Hook chorus to sing before Super Bowl

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    The chorus from Sandy Hook Elementary School will sing "America the Beautiful" before Sunday's Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.
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  • Harbaugh, Kaepernick credit the 49ers’ offensive line

    Harbaugh, Kaepernick credit the 49ers’ offensive line

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    Jim Harbaugh and Colin Kaepernick are getting most of the attention when the 49ers meet the media this week, but the 49ers’ coach and quarterback both say the attention should go to the offensive line. Asked about the offensive skill position players to
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  • Drunk 49ers Fan Crashes Broadcast. Reporter Asks Her, "How…

    Drunk 49ers Fan Crashes Broadcast. Reporter Asks Her, "How Long Have You Had An STD?"

    deadspin.com Jan 30, 2013
    Jessica Sanchez, of WKMG in Orlando, is our new local news hero. While doing a stand-up in the French Quarter on New Orleans's preparations for the Super Bowl, Sanchez had an uninvited guest crash the party. Since the woman wanted to talk on camera so b…
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  • Andrew Luck is not surprised by the success of the Harbaugh-Kae…

    Andrew Luck is not surprised by the success of the Harbaugh-Kaepernick combination

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- It's entirely possible that nobody outside the San Francisco 49ers' organization better understands the dynamic between head coach Jim Harbaugh and quarterback Colin Kaepernick than Indianapolis Colts quarterback and 2012 first-overall dr…
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  • Jim Harbaugh: Alex Smith’s feelings “absolutely” impact 49ers …

    Jim Harbaugh: Alex Smith’s feelings “absolutely” impact 49ers decision

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    49ers CEO Jed York said on PFT Live Tuesday that the 49ers hope to keep both Colin Kaepernick and Alex Smith for next season. That’s a different approach than anyone’s been predicting and it is one that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh seemed to dismiss at th
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  • Rating the 49ers' most athletic players

    Rating the 49ers' most athletic players

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- ESPN.com's Dan Graziano had some fun asking San Francisco 49ers players to name the best athletes on the team. Aldon Smith went with ... Aldon Smith. That came as no surprise to me. In an effort to loosen up Smith during Super Bowl media …
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  • 49ers Three Keys To Super Bowl Sunday Victory

    49ers Three Keys To Super Bowl Sunday Victory

    By Justin Bradford We’re only days away from the greatest game of the season. Plenty of experts and amateurs will tell you what each team needs to do in order to hoist the Lombardi Trophy in New Orleans on Sunday night. Aside from the fundamentals such
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  • This Photo Of Two Male 49ers Fans Making Out Is Awesome

    This Photo Of Two Male 49ers Fans Making Out Is Awesome

    deadspin.com Jan 30, 2013
    So, it took me a whole week to stumble upon this pic, which appeared on page 48 of last week's Sports Illustrated. It was taken during the NFC championship game at a San Francisco gay bar named-wait for it-Hi Tops. One dude in a tight T-shirt is pumpi
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  • Ray Lewis 'agitated' about deer antler spray story

    Ray Lewis 'agitated' about deer antler spray story

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Smiling, even laughing, at questions about a report linking him to a company that purports to make performance-enhancers, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said Wednesday he "never, ever took" the stuff.
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  • If Alex Smith will be gone from San Francisco, where can he go?

    If Alex Smith will be gone from San Francisco, where can he go?

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS - After half a season watching Colin Kaepernick take the San Francisco 49ers to places he couldn't, quarterback Alex Smith will get a chance to help another team. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the 49ers will try to trade Smit
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  • 49ers' Smith says triceps 50 percent torn

    49ers' Smith says triceps 50 percent torn

    San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Justin Smith estimated Wednesday that his triceps is at least 50 percent torn.
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  • Ravens' returner Jones draws 49ers' full attention

    Ravens' returner Jones draws 49ers' full attention

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    Ravens' returner Jones draws 49ers' full attention
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  • For Manningham, a Frustrating End to the Season

    For Manningham, a Frustrating End to the Season

    nytimes.com Jan 30, 2013
    Mario Manningham of the 49ers, who was injured in the second to last game of the regular season, advises younger teammates to appreciate their playing time.
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  • Lack of Giants penalty 'shocked' Kyle Williams

    Lack of Giants penalty 'shocked' Kyle Williams

    Kyle Williams said he was "shocked" that the New York Giants were not disciplined for comments made by a couple of their players that the San Francisco 49ers receiver was targeted for his history of concussions in last year's NFC Championship Game.
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  • Super Bowl XLVII -- Ravens, 49ers power their way to the Super …

    Super Bowl XLVII -- Ravens, 49ers power their way to the Super Bowl

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    Fans of old-school football should rejoice about the Ravens-49ers matchup. It should be power football at its finest.
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  • Super Bowl 49er fans in S.F. then, now

    Super Bowl 49er fans in S.F. then, now

    sfgate.com Jan 30, 2013
    Super Bowl 49er fans in S.F. then, now San Francisco Chronicle Copyright 2013 San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 8:35 pm, Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Sitting i…
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  • The Hater's Guide To Ray Lewis

    The Hater's Guide To Ray Lewis

    deadspin.com Jan 30, 2013
    It's not exactly daring to hate Ray Lewis. Facebook data show that most people are rooting for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl, and I'm sure "FUCK RAY LEWIS" has a lot to do with that. No one disputes that Lewis should be a Hall of Famer, and …
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  • Niners' offensive success due to line play

    Niners' offensive success due to line play

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- It was not difficult to find the members of the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line on the turf of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at Super Bowl Media Day on Tuesday, even though thousands of people were there, including peppy guys dressed as…
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  • Rice surprised to hear Moss declare himself the greatest

    Rice surprised to hear Moss declare himself the greatest

    Randy Moss said yesterday he thought he was the greatest receiver in league history. Then the 49ers receiver said it again today, though he went on at length about how much respect he has for Jerry Rice. But after the first volley, Rice himself admitted…
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  • Super Bowl live-blog: Chat with Yahoo! during Sunday’s game

    Super Bowl live-blog: Chat with Yahoo! during Sunday’s game

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    Ingredients for a superb live-blog? Try Beyonce, beer commercials, and the biggest game of the year. Now all we need is you, rambunctious Yahoo! readers. Join us Sunday during Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens. Tell u…
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  • Jerome Boger leads Super Bowl officiating crew

    Jerome Boger leads Super Bowl officiating crew

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    Jerome Boger will referee the Super Bowl for the first time in hos career.
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  • Ahmad Brooks has Grade 1 shoulder sprain

    Ahmad Brooks has Grade 1 shoulder sprain

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    Near the end of the 49ers’ 28-24 NFC Championship Game win against the Falcons, 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks hit Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and left Ryan with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. Brooks can empathize with Ryan’s plight since
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  • Double Coverage: Special considerations

    Double Coverage: Special considerations

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Field goal tries have decided two of the 11 most recent Super Bowls and four of them overall. San Francisco 49ers fans could do without such a finish in Super Bowl XLVII after their team's kicker, David Akers, missed 10 of his 19 tries fr…
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  • Homegrown or imported, 49ers deep in talent

    Homegrown or imported, 49ers deep in talent

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Cain and Abel coaching sub-plot in this year's Super Bowl is undeniably the most irresistible in NFL history, but it's still the playing talent that decides championships in football, and that's where the San Francisco 49ers have almo…
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  • Computer’s pick after 50,000 Super Bowl simulations? San Franci…

    Computer’s pick after 50,000 Super Bowl simulations? San Francisco 28, Baltimore 21

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    Now all that's left is the commercials. No need to watch the Super Bowl for the actual game, at least not with PredictionMachine.com having run 50,000 simulations of Sunday's Super Bowl matchup and determining that the San Francisco 49ers will beat the …
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  • Man With The Plan: Behind the NFL's most explosive postseason o…

    Man With The Plan: Behind the NFL's most explosive postseason offens…

    CNNSI.com Jan 30, 2013
    Behind the NFL's most explosive postseason offense is a coach whose plans surprise his players as much as opponents. Jim Trotter gets into the head of the Niners' Greg Roman.
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  • 49ers' Justin Smith very much rated

    49ers' Justin Smith very much rated

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- In the video above, colleague Dan Graziano and I recently summoned evidence shooting down an outdated characterization for San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith. For much more on what makes Smith a unique character on the 49e…
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  • Fan who got scammed out of $5,900 for Super Bowl tickets ends u…

    Fan who got scammed out of $5,900 for Super Bowl tickets ends up getting more tickets free

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    So here's a tale of mixed messages and unclear lessons. Sharon Osgood, a hardcore 49ers fan who desperately wanted to follow her team to New Orleans, wired $5,900 to a seller on Craigslist offering two Super Bowl tickets. She and her boyfriend had poole…
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  • Super Bowl XLVII: Wednesday morning links

    Super Bowl XLVII: Wednesday morning links

    yahoo.com Jan 30, 2013
    With Tuesday's "Media Day" over and done with, the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers can get down to business and focus on preparing for Super Bowl XLVII. Both teams will practice on Wednesday, with the 49ers using the New Orleans Saint…
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  • Smith never considered lying about his concussion symptoms

    Smith never considered lying about his concussion symptoms

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    There’s a reasonable chance that if Alex Smith had simply lied, he’d still be the starting quarterback of the 49ers. But he said Tuesday he had no regrets about revealing his concussion symptoms, which opened the door for Colin Kaepernick, and the doo
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  • Ticket requests a hassle for Super Bowl players

    Ticket requests a hassle for Super Bowl players

    profootballtalk.com Jan 30, 2013
    Players on the 49ers and Ravens are finding out one of the down sides of playing in the Super Bowl this week: Your friends and relatives assume you have free tickets to give them. In reality, players in the Super Bowl get two free tickets and the opport…
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  • Aldon Smith's quest to end sacks drought

    Aldon Smith's quest to end sacks drought

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Aldon Smith was a disruptive force for the San Francisco 49ers during late, critical moments of the NFC Championship Game. The outside linebacker still hasn't collected a quarterback sack in five games and 52 days. That bothers him a grea…
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  • Around the NFC West: Rise and shine

    Around the NFC West: Rise and shine

    ESPN.com Jan 30, 2013
    Around the NFC West: Jan. 30, 2013 NEW ORLEANS -- The clock on my laptop does not update automatically when changing time zones. It's on Pacific time, in other words, and that means it reads 3:38 a.m. as I'm punching its keys on this Wednesday morning. …
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  • Beauty-queen Webb works the Superdome

    Beauty-queen Webb works the Superdome

    sfgate.com Jan 30, 2013
    Beauty-queen Webb works the Superdome The former Miss Alabama was carrying a microphone and interviewing players for "Inside Edition," but one can imagine the 49ers not even getting in the camera shot. Webb, who was "discovered" duri…
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  • S.F. cops, merchants ready for revelers

    S.F. cops, merchants ready for revelers

    sfgate.com Jan 30, 2013
    S.F. cops, merchants ready for revelers Firefighters couldn't douse the flames until police cleared away the people who were throwing bottles at them. There were isolated problems elsewhere - including the trashing of a Muni bus at Third and Market stre…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Alex Smith's Future Still Bright 02:54

    NFL32OT: Alex Smith's Future Still Bright

    Jan 30
    Episode 259: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss Alex Smith's future. Eric Mangini breaks down how the Ravens can defend against Colin Kaepernick. The NFL32 crew discuss who they would like on their team; Aldon Smith or J.J. Watt.
  • Video - Reiss' P.A.T. 05:31

    Reiss' P.A.T.

    Jan 30
    In this week's edition of P.A.T., Mike Reiss is joined by Field Yates and Mike Rodak as they look ahead to the futures of Aqib Talib and Wes Welker with the Patriots.
  • Video - Super Bowl Preview: Curfew and Game Preparation 02:26

    Super Bowl Preview: Curfew and Game Preparation

    Jan 30
    John Clayton delivers the latest news from Super Bowl XLVII including how Ray Lewis is staying focused
  • Video - The Best Of The Best 01:25

    The Best Of The Best

    Jan 30
    Which player taking the field on Sunday is the best athlete of the bunch? Dan Graziano talks with the 49ers and the Ravens to find out

Sports Columnists

  • Super Bowl XLVII -- Ravens, 49ers power their way to the Super Bowl

    Jan 30
    Fans of old-school football should rejoice about the Ravens-49ers matchup. It should be power football at its finest.
  • Don Banks: Homegrown or imported, 49ers are loaded with blue-chip talent

    Jan 30
    NEW ORLEANS -- The Cain and Abel coaching subplot in this year's Super Bowl is undeniably the most irresistible in NFL history, but it's still the playing talent that decides championships in football, and that's where the San Francisco 49ers have almos…
  • Super Bowl XLVII - Ray Lewis, NFL too popular to be tarnished by performan…

    Jan 30
    Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis is far too big of a brand to be damaged by performance-enhancing drug accusations.
  • Jim Trotter: Behind 49ers' offense, a creative genius who's always thinkin…

    Jan 30
    NEW ORLEANS -- When 49ers players and coaches are asked about the ingenuity of offensive coordinator Greg Roman's game plans, the response is always the same. There is a smile, a chuckle or a roll of the eyes, then a virtual shrug of the shoulders that …