After 11 seasons in the NFL, Kermit Alexander returned to his hometown. That’s where he first ran into a talented but troubled football player who would murder four members of Alexander’s family. Only A Game’s Karen Given sat down with Alexander to learn how he led himself back from tragedy.
Former San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland was only 24 years old when he announced he was leaving the game. Only A Game’s Karen Given sat down with Borland to talk about how much his life has changed since he became a voice for those who feel that playing football isn’t worth the long-term risks of multiple concussions.
Jarryd Hayne, a two-time National Rugby League MVP, was due to make $4 million this season in Australia. Instead, he left his home country to try and make it in the NFL. He’s been impressive in his pre-season showings for the 49ers. Julie Tullberg, former sports editor for Melbourne’s Herald Sun, joins Bill Littlefield to discuss Hayne’s chances at an NFL career.
Former Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne signed a futures contract with the San Francisco 49ers and hopes to earn a roster spot in 2015.
The San Francisco 49ers have released defensive lineman Ray McDonald after learning that he’s the subject of a rape investigation. McDonald was arrested in August as part of an unrelated domestic violence case.
San Francisco’s long, long goodbye to Candlestick Park continues. This past week saw what was billed as the final football game, ever, at the 54-year-old wind tunnel by the Bay. As KQED’s Dan Brekke reports, 49ers legends and their fans visited the park one last time.
Four teams are left. But who will advance to the Super Bowl? CBS Sports national columnist Gregg Doyel makes his picks and tells us which coach might be the greatest of all time. Hint: it’s not Bill Belichick.
Since it opened in 1960, San Francisco’s Candlestick Park has been known for its howling winds and frigid temperatures. Even so, San Francisco 49ers fans have been having a hard time saying goodbye.
Terrell Owens is a six-time NFL Pro Bowler. Since his retirement, he has been spending his time pursuing another sport: bowling. Owens joins Bill to talk about his love for the sport.
Bill Littlefield laments baseball’s fall from glory and football’s growing popularity.