Fitness + Outdoors
If you can’t beat them, steal them?
On the heels of the San Francisco 49ers’ 34-31 Super Bowl loss, the locals have already put their best foot forward in the hope to put last season’s bitter ending to rest.
This week, the 49ers exchanged a sixth-round draft pick for Baltimore wide receiver Anquan Boldin in an effort to make a Super-Bowl return, albeit, with a better outcome than last time around. Boldin had six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown against the 49ers in the Super Bowl.
Guess what, bike riders? Next week you can take your bike on BART— even during the usually restricted and ominously sounding "bike blackout period." That’s right, BART’s testing a weeklong pilot to remove the commute-hour ban on bikes.
Way to put the “mad” in March Madness, Cal and Stanford.
When I first started biking in San Francisco eight years ago, I was one of only a few women riding. On a morning commute, I’d recognize and often know every other lady pedaling downtown. We were a small, tough group who battled the much less civil streets.
Our city is chock-full of interesting people and wild personalities. Overwhelmed by the coolness? Every week we'll pick one standout local we'd love to be friends with to answer seven essential questions about their life in San Francisco.
San Francisco finally has its own hockey team again, and the thanks for that all goes to Pat Curcio.
San Francisco 49ers
Alex Smith will never command the same punch-anybody-in-the-face-who-speaks-ill-of-him-like lore that Joe Montana has in the Bay Area, but it’s hard not to ignore a few of the parallels between Smith’s Kansas City exit and Montana’s.
Golden State Warriors
Your shoulders are missing, Golden State Warriors.
Underscored, perhaps, by their World Series-winning and Super Bowl runner-up counterparts, the Warriors have been in the business of making statements in the NBA this season after undergoing a lull of mediocrity in recent years.
Their recent statement was both with an exclamation point and, well, something else entirely. In breaking a 16-game losing streak against the perennially successful San Antonio Spurs, the likely playoff-bound Warriors both showed the NBA that they’re not messing around and that they’re fine with bucking modern basketball fashion trends.