WBEZ’s Cheryl Raye-Stout has covered sports in Chicago for more than 30 years, but one moment from 1987 still stands out in her memory – and explains why she will be rooting for the 49ers this Sunday.
It’s Super Bowl weekend, which means it’s also time for the 19th annual Only A Game Super Bowl haiku.
On Sunday, second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a chance to take San Francisco to the Super Bowl when the 49ers meet Atlanta in the NFC Championship. It would be San Francisco’s first Super Bowl appearance since 1995. Bill Littlefield discusses Kaepernick’s recent success with Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Baltimore and San Francisco fans have labeled Billy Cundiff and Kyle Williams as “goats,” for their mistakes during last Sunday’s AFC and NFC Championship games. Bill offers some perspective for NFL fans who have lost theirs.
Tyler Scott is a pastor at the Neighborhood Church in Castro Valley, California. This week,he won’t be spending Sunday speaking at the pulpit. He’ll be at Candlestick Park to see his beloved 49ers take on the Giants.
Last week, John Bartlett drove from Long Island to Green Bay with his sons to see their beloved New York Giants knock off the heavily favored Packers. This week, they are on their way to San Francisco. First, John Bartlett joins Bill to talk about the trip.
Dan Brekke of KQED reports from San Francisco, where the underdog 49ers team holds a 10-3 record and are on their way to their first NFL playoff appearance since 2002.