I suppose if you want to portray the image that the headphones blocks out the outside noise, it works. Although I would think that the fans (who are wearing Seattle neon green) would be a bit more civil.
But of course, you wouldn’t be selling and marketing something well if you weren’t over the top, right?
Well, at least one thing is for certain: This commercial alienates the Seattle market. But I’m sure they’ll find a way to make it up to them.
Take a look at this GIF. The play resulted in a fumble by Drew Brees and recover by the 49ers. However, the officials ruled that Ahmad Brooks contacted with Brees’ neck, thus negating the turnover.
I don’t see it that way. But apparently not everyone agrees with me.
Clearly? Not so. Brooks’ shoulder hits Brees’ shoulder. Brooks’ arm connects with Brees’ chest. Contact with the neck? Nope.
Of course the league rules state that contact can’t be made to the “neck area” but if that’s the case, where does the neck area begin? Apparently the shoulder and chest is part of the “neck area.”
Kyle Williams’ rocky tenure with the 49ers is over.
The 49ers made several roster moves today and one of them was cutting ties with WR Kyle Williams. Williams was a speed receiver drafted in 2010 and was supposed to be their return specialist. He never amounted to a top tier receiver and his special teams performances were average at best.
His biggest memory with the 49ers, unfortunately, was his poor performance in the NFC Championship Game in the 2011 season. He had a few miscues with the ball during the game, including a fumble in overtime that led to the loss.
^ *Ignore the unfortunate music choice in video.
Williams received death threats following that game. And now, 49ers fans still have not forgiven him about it and they took to Twitter to express that.
NSFW if you don’t like profanity in music.
In Eminem’s new album ‘Marshall Mathers LP 2,’ he has a few sports references. I picked up the album today was blown away by this line in the song “Legacy.”
Me against the world so what? I’m Brian Dawkins
Versus the whole 0 and 16 Lions offense
So bring on the Giants Falcons and Miami Dolphins
It’s the body bag game b**** I’m supplying coffins
Click the links for each line to see how Rap Genius breaks down the lyrics. They’re pretty good.
In recent years since the 49ers’ turnaround back to a successful franchise, the team has started to grab the attention of celebrities. Some celebrities have been seen showing support for the 49ers. Others who have always been fans are now more vocal.
Fan fashion has grown tremendously over the years. With people looking to express themselves fashionably, it makes sense to see them do it with their favorite sports team.
So for fun, I did a quick Google search of famous people who have recently been seen wearing 49ers gear. The team is popular and popular people are wearing 49ers clothing.
While Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell was being tended to on the field for an injury, the San Francisco 49ers fans decided to do the wave. Yes, while Campbell was being put on a stretcher, somehow, someway, the fans thought doing the wave was appropriate.
Shame on you.
The wave in itself is fun, but only in small doses. When they are done during the wrong time, it’s really annoying. You don’t do it when the home team is trying to score. And you obviously don’t do it when a player is hurt.
It’s been a tough week for 49ers safety Donte Whitner. He was fined $21K for the hit on Chris Givens you see on the right. The ironic thing is that Givens himself said he believed the hit was clean.
Because of this, Whitner started a campaign called #LegalHitner on Twitter and even launched a new set of shirts for people to buy and support him.
Now with the news from the above tweet, is he really serious about changing his name? Do we have another Chad Ochocinco or Metta World Peace situation going on?
The answer is yes:
This the game NFL fans have been waiting for.
When the offseason rolled around, there was a major anticipation for the 49ers and Seahawks to meet again. Their first of two meetings (and possibly three) is tonight in Seattle on prime time.
The rivalry has grabbed the attention of everyone in the NFL world. It has become the premiere rivalry. No longer is the hard-nosed defensive battle between the Ravens and Steelers the talk of football. We have the showdown out West that’s worth our attention.
What first attracted people to this rivalry was that these two teams now are considered to be in the elite of the NFL, both having made the playoffs last season. Adding to the fact that both of these teams are division rivals, it just adds more to every matchup these two encounter.
About 16 months later, the dream is gone for the 49ers and A.J. Jenkins.
San Francisco 49ers WR A.J. Jenkins was traded to the Chiefs for receiver Jon Baldwin. This ends Jenkins’ short and disappointing tenure with the 49ers after being taken 30th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft.
In his brief time with the 49ers, he was on the field for 47 total snaps all of last season including the playoffs, He ran 22 routes, and dropped the only pass that came his way. What looked to be a potentially promising career with the 49ers is now over.
But where did it go wrong?
The first round off the 2012 NFL Draft had just concluded. The 49ers had just taken Illinois wide receiver A.J. Jenkins with the 30th overall pick about 20 minutes earlier. It was a pick that nobody except for the 49ers’ front office expected. Jenkins wasn’t the top receiver available by most draft boards and it felt like a reach for the team.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke were convinced that they landed a diamond in the rough with their first selection of the draft.
“Trent Baalke last night put his name in an envelope and said ‘this is who we’re going to pick’,” Harbaugh recalled that night with a smile on his face. “We all agreed on it and it held true. That was the guy we wanted. That was the highest player on our board when the time came to pick him. We’re very excited about the pick.”
I have never played football in my life other than the occasional flag football game. I also covered the 49ers as a writer on the sideline for three seasons. But according to 49ers running back LaMichael James, I am not qualified to cover football because I never played the game.
Obviously that logic doesn’t work because there aren’t enough former NFL players that would be able to do a journalist’s job, let alone know what to do, how to interview and more importantly, how to write.
I’m sure he doesn’t mean it that way and maybe it was just one reporter that got on his nerves, but it’s still a crazy assumption. Would he boycott the media now? Here are some reactions to this on Twitter: