Behind the Scenes at the San Francisco 49ers’ New High Tech Stadium

Candlestick's out and Levi's Stadium has been officially christened as the new home of the San Francisco 49ers. The brand-spanking-new site is all kinds of wired up and ready to receive upwards of 70,000 smartphone-wielding fans. I went behind the scenes to see how the tech has come together. Are you ready for some… » 9/05/14 4:34pm 9/05/14 4:34pm

Which NFL Stadiums Are The Most Convenient To Drive To?

When the 49ers begin playing in the new Levi's Stadium this season they'll be 43.3 miles away from San Francisco's downtown as seen in the chart above from Redditor Tashre. But the Niners, now playing in Santa Clara, aren't the only NFL team having to drive outside their team's namesake city. According to this table,… » 6/25/14 5:54pm 6/25/14 5:54pm

Two Boys Kissing: How Our Favorite Sports Photo Of 2013 Came To Life

In January, photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice was on assignment for Sports Illustrated when she went to a San Francisco gay bar, HiTops, during the 49ers-Falcons NFC Championship game. She was assigned to get a photo that would accompany a story about the diversity of 49ers fans. Her photo, above, was a dream shot: Two… » 12/23/13 2:00pm 12/23/13 2:00pm

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

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 pumping his fist, and there are some pint glasses on the bar, and over… » 1/30/13 5:34pm 1/30/13 5:34pm

MC Hammer: Rapper, Activist, Entrepreneur, And A Motivational Speaker…

MC Hammer has never strayed too far from the sports. He is, after all, a former sports blogger. Over the years, Hammer has helped the 49ers' sign Michael Crabtree in '09, he's done commercials for the Atlanta Braves, he's written open letters to Barry Bonds, and he even had his very own bobblehead night in Oakland… » 10/26/11 6:00pm 10/26/11 6:00pm