The box of the season ticket holder package.
With the final season at Candlestick Park approaching, the 49ers have asked fans to use the hashtag #FarewellCandlestick to tweet videos and photos of their experience. This week, they asked their season ticket holders to tweet photos of their season ticket packages and their experience at the STH event.
Here are some of my favorite images that have been tweeted.
Rookie Colin Kaepernick meets the press before his first training camp in 2011.
The 49ers are set to have their veterans report to training camp today. It’s a great time for 49ers fans. But for me when I was on the beat, it was the most fun I’ve had during the season.
I know that covering the games itself was pretty fun but from a personal standpoint, the best writing I’ve done came from training camp. That’s the time where I got a chance to meet over 80 players during a short one-month period.
There were so many storylines that were presented to me at the time. And while I was there at camp, I got a chance to watch the players and see what the story for the day was.
That was a tweet from back in December by 49ers cornerback Eric Wright. But at the time of the tweet, he was a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Here’s the quote that accompanied that image on his Instagram.
Last night and today.. Same camo pants I’ve been wearin for a week and same Js.. Don’t act like I’m the only person that does this!! Don’t lie to me! #NoHatCommentsPls #415
Remember this weekend when Colin Kaepernick’s Dolphins cap made the buzz? Cap, hat and fashion provider Lids had a message for Kaepernick.
Lids is one of my favorite places to get my caps. They have been good to me since I first went there. The fact they would make such a tweet to Kaepernick just cracks me up. The trolling to 49ers fans with it is hilarious. And who knows? Maybe this could be the beginning of a good business partnership?
It points back to the point that this isn’t serious and it’s all in fun. People don’t need to overreact to things like this.
Lids is having fun. Kaepernick isn’t making a big deal out of it. No news becomes news. Football season is almost here.
During this week, there were pictures of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick wearing a Miami Dolphins snapback cap. This caused a stir among some 49ers fans, some of them confused and demanded repercussions or something ridiculous like that.
Because of that, Kaepernick went to his Instagram to address the fans.
“This the hat y’all mad at? I’m goin wear what I want regardless of what you think, all you need to worry about is the fact that I grind for my teammates and the 49ers! I plan on doin this until they won’t let me in the building! #ridiculous #y’allmustbebored”
A’s take three out of four games vs the Giants.
** A ramble. A rant. Whatever you want to call it, it’s me expressing my thoughts. May not be very coherent, but it’s from the heart.
I am so glad that this Bay Bridge interleague series is over. As much as I enjoy the battle of the two Bay Area baseball teams, it does bring out the worst out of some people. And for one national writer, it brings out ignorance.
What Jon Heyman addressed in his post may have been partially true in terms of stadium differences, but what he failed to realize was that he was comparing apples to oranges. And in reality, there can’t be a comparison because the differences of Oakland and San Francisco are so far different that this baseball “rivalry” is different from any other interleague series in baseball.
Take it from me. I grew up in the Bay Area. I know both very well. I was born in Oakland, raised in Richmond, attended school in Berkeley, went to church in San Francisco, worked in San Francisco, went to college in San Jose. I know the Bay Area. I’ve been all over the place. I understand Oakland. I understand San Francisco.
Jim Harbaugh looking not too different from his coaching outfit.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh was invited to drive the pace car before the beginning of the Indianapolis 500. He is a part owner of Panther Racing and the driver J.R. Hildebrand crashed four laps into the race.
But what’s really shocking is that even with an opportunity to wear something outside of his normal wear, Harbaugh decided to go with the above look: khakis, black long sleeve and a black cap. Just like what he wears on the sideline.
But of course, I guess they’re really pushing that image of him so why change at all?
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New Era, the official on-field headwear of the National Football League, is teaming up with the NFL to launch the Back to Football Photo Day contest.
This means is that 49ers fans will now have the chance to join the ranks of Colin Kaepernick and Patrick Willis to also become THE face of the 49ers.
The contest is live at www.speakwithyourcap.com and through New Era’s Facebook page. Quite simply, all you need to do is submit photos of yourself showcasing how you as a 49ers fan personally “speak with your cap.” Whether you wear your cap sideways, backwards or flexed at the brim, show how you are bringing your own style to the game.
One of the final photos I took for Exmainer.com. I still hope to see A.J. Jenkins make an impact with the team.
This time one year ago, I finished my final assignment for Examiner.com and moved on to the NFL Network. The NFL Draft has always been the toughest part of the year for me in terms of writing but it was also the most exciting.
With a year gone by, it holds on to a new meaning to me. It means that I’ve been living in Los Angeles for a year and I have also grown so much in my career since then. Also, it reminds me of where I’ve come from and how much I miss covering the 49ers.
But with the new change, I am better off for it. But I can’t forget the great beat writers I’ve befriended and all the players I’ve enjoyed interviewing. The 2011 season and the following NFL Draft will always be the last memory I have of the beat and it was such a great time.
I look forward to what’s to come in the next year.