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#81 You Play to Win the Game

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 10:59 PM

Hard to believe Candlestick is only 42 years old. ESPN doing a great job honoring Candlestick tonight.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:04 PM

Great question, I think the answer might be no.

 

LA Coliseum- got the early Dodger teams (Sandy Koufax, Duke Snider, Don Drysdale) , great Raiders teams (Bo Jackson, Marcus Allen, Jim Plunkett, Howie Long) and USC football.

 

Yankee Stadium- Giants only played there for 17 years, but they had a bunch of HOFers and played the Greatest Game Ever there.

 

The collection of talent at Memorial was pretty good -- Johnny U, Brooks, Palmer, Eddie, Cal, Raymond Berry, Lenny Moore, Art Donovan, Gino Marchetti.

 

 

I'm seeing DJ's post as I type, were in agreement with a lot -- was brainstorming stadiums mostly. The Forum I assume you mean LA.

 

Yeah. Boston Garden and Great Western Forum in that sentence (along with MSG).

 

Yankee Stadium housed a lot of sporting events over the years. Some famous boxing matches, for example.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:13 PM

Yeah. Boston Garden and Great Western Forum in that sentence (along with MSG).

 

Yankee Stadium housed a lot of sporting events over the years. Some famous boxing matches, for example.

Yankee Stadium was probably the most historical US sports stadium given all the championships, athletes, and events. Sure a case could be made for MSG, especially if you want to include more than sports. (Yankee Stadium also hosted plenty of non-sports notable events). 


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:16 PM

Yankee Stadium was probably the most historical US sports stadium given all the championships, athletes, and events. Sure a case could be made for MSG, especially if you want to include more than sports. (Yankee Stadium also hosted plenty of non-sports notable events). 

 

Said this before, but if you are talking strictly about football, then I go with the Orange Bowl. But if it's stadiums that hosted multiple sports, probably have to go with Yankee Stadium.



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:18 PM

Yeah. Boston Garden and Great Western Forum in that sentence (along with MSG).

 

Yankee Stadium housed a lot of sporting events over the years. Some famous boxing matches, for example.

 

Don't forget the Philly Spectrum. Those two epic Rocky Balboa/Apollo Creed fights alone put that in the discussion. :D



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:20 PM

Said this before, but if you are talking strictly about football, then I go with the Orange Bowl. But if it's stadiums that hosted multiple sports, probably have to go with Yankee Stadium.

I wanted to say Lambeau but that's pretty much just the Packers and they aren't playing a SB there, although they hosted championship games.

 

Honorable mention for the Rose Bowl -- at the end of the day, it's just hosted a handful of SBs even if it has the most iconic bowl game. UCLA football isn't relevant enough for their inconclusion.

 

Orange Bowl sounds good, but I could be convinced otherwise for best football stadium.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:23 PM

Don't forget the Philly Spectrum. Those two epic Rocky Balboa/Apollo Creed fights alone put that in the discussion. :D

 

Yankee Stadium has Steve Nebraska's epic playoff/major-league debut.


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 11:27 PM

I wanted to say Lambeau but that's pretty much just the Packers and they aren't playing a SB there, although they hosted championship games.

 

Honorable mention for the Rose Bowl -- at the end of the day, it's just hosted a handful of SBs even if it has the most iconic bowl game. UCLA football isn't relevant enough for their inconclusion.

 

Orange Bowl sounds good, but I could be convinced otherwise for best football stadium.

 

The knock on the Orange Bowl was that it was kind of a dump that fell into horrible condition. And that is true. But for history, it gets my vote. Don Shula, Dan Marino, The Perfect Season, 5 Hurricane teams that won championships, plus a bunch of Super Bowls (especially SB III) and  numerous Orange Bowl Games that determined the national champion. And I'll always remember it too for Flutie's Hail Mary and Maryland's historic comeback.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 12:20 AM

Lots of good answers here:

 

-It's definitely subjective when talking about whether the player called that place "home" -- I said sort of arbitrarily that he had to play there at least 5 years but that's just my gauge.

 

-Same goes with a team playing there.  The Yankees played a season at Shea but that shouldn't count, for example.

 

-As for a few of the places mentioned:

 

-Yankee Stadium:  Yes, it's the best if we were just focusing on baseball, but I could argue that Mays and Bonds are both better than any Yankee ever not named Ruth. Plus it's got arguably the best QB, WR and defensive back in NFL history. Tough to beat that. I will also confess to not knowing a ton about the NY Football Giants that played there in the 50s and 60s.

 

-Boston Garden:  I'm on the record on this site that Bill Russel is overrated, and I'd take those elite SF players against those other Celtic greats.  As for the Bruins, again, my knowledge of hockey history is lacking. I know orr, esposito and ray borque but I have no idea how they would compare to the Candlestick guys, or as I now call them, "The 'Stick Figures"


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 01:27 AM

ESPN: Niners add parking at new stadium

 

http://espn.go.com/n...ng-set-host-mnf

 

The San Francisco 49ers are adding 10,000 more parking spaces at Levi's Stadium, the team announced Wednesday.

Therefore, the Niners will be able to host Monday and Thursday night games in 2014. It was originally expected there would be no weeknight home games in the first season at the new Santa Clara stadium.

 

The new stadium also is conveniently located for several public transportation options.

Not sure how many people are planning to take public transportation out that far. I don't know the demographics of the 49ers fan base, but I'd imagine that a lot of people are coming from great distance as Santa Clara is located 45 miles from SF.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:34 PM

CBS Sports: Kaepernick could net top-5 deal, in NFL history, with NFC title win

 

http://www.cbssports...-in-nfl-history

 

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is on the cusp of a second straight trip to the Super Bowl, and, a win in Seattle on Sunday is almost certain to catapult the youngster into one of the five biggest contracts in NFL history. Conversations with a wide range of general managers, contract negotiators and salary cap experts revealed an unmistakable reality for the 49ers: Kaepernick is about to earn top cash, especially if he wins.

 

It's rare for one game to matter so much, but the consensus among the execs I spoke to was that indeed, it does.

Should the 49ers lose, the 49ers might retain a sliver of leverage, given he is still under contract for 2014, plus the fact the 49ers conceivably could franchise him in 2015 and 2016 (though that is a rarity for quarterbacks).

 

A victory could also end up huge for 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, who will also be negotiating a new deal this offseason, one that many expect to include him taking over more control from 49ers general manager Trent Baalke.

It is no secret in league circles that the relationship between Harbaugh and Baalke has become more frayed, and back-to-back trips to the Super Bowl would cement Harbaugh's leverage as a coach worth more than $7 million a season, and coaches making that kind of money usually have a good deal of roster control.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 02:33 PM

Sucks for SF. Similar to Ravens in that Kaep really isn't worth a top deal... But yet you can't really justify letting him walk. SF is headed to cap hell though. So I expect Kaep to agree to a team friendly deal the first few years, similar to Flacco.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 04:12 PM

ESPN: New stadium equals Week 1 home game?

 

http://espn.go.com/b...week1-home-game

 

Recent NFL history shows that most teams that open a new stadium play there in Week 1, but it’s far from a slam dunk. Of the 13 teams that opened stadiums since 2000, nine opened the season at home and four opened on the road.

 

I still want this to be the Kickoff Game, but I understand why the NFL might not.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:29 PM

ESPN: Eric Mangini to coach tight ends

 

http://espn.go.com/n...francisco-49ers

 

Eric Mangini is officially an NFL coach again, but the former defensive specialist is now firmly on the offensive side of the ball.


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Posted 24 February 2014 - 02:26 PM

Is 49ers' championship window closing? (ESPN Insider)

 

1. The championship window can remain open even if Harbaugh leaves.
Nearly all of the 49ers' key players remain under contract for the coming season. The team is healthy from a salary cap standpoint. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been a dynamic if inconsistent player to this point; he should improve with additional experience. There's enough talent for this team to remain a championship contender even if Harbaugh isn't part of the long-term equation, though this assumes the 49ers would find a skilled replacement for Harbaugh if the coach departed.

While it's easy to say the 49ers were nothing before Harbaugh arrived, most would agree that his predecessor, Mike Singletary, got far less from his players than a more skilled replacement for Harbaugh might get from them. Losing Harbaugh would hurt in a division featuring heavyweight coaches Pete Carroll, Bruce Arians and Jeff Fisher. But if the 49ers' division rivals could find highly skilled coaches, San Francisco could find another one as well. This is a prime job.


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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:00 AM

Grantland: The Curious Case of Jim Harbaugh
http://grantland.com...f-jim-harbaugh/



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:45 AM

Sports Illustrated: Jim Harbaugh entering make or break year
http://sportsillustr...alke/?eref=sihp



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Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:19 PM

If the reports out of SF are true about how much friction there is in the locker room, it might not have been as far fetched as some people think to atleast explore trading Jim Harbaugh. If they decide he's too toxic, they might as well get compensation for him.


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Posted 03 March 2014 - 10:35 AM

A Harbaugh being disliked in the locker room. Shocking.

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 02:06 PM

A Harbaugh being disliked in the locker room. Shocking.


Haven't you praised this Harbaugh a great deal?




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