Soccer moms and players take on NFL team over fields

The Santa Clara youth soccer fields sit on some pretty real estate. adjacent to the San Francisco 49’ers Levi’s Stadium. When the 49’ers went to the city with a plan to use the fields as a parking lot in exchange for $15 million rent, you’d think that the NFL team with clout would get their way. But when protests from kids and parents went viral, the team had to back down.  Nothing like good, old fashioned Democracy in action! Read more about it here.

Simply honest, or classless?

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman created a sensation with his post-game rant after Seattle’s NFC Championship win over the San Francisco 49’ers Sunday. Some have rallied behind him, reminding viewers that he was second in his Compton, (CA) high school class and a Stanford graduate, others call him a classless thug. The New York Daily News’ Mike Lupica has written a fair and balanced article on the situation. What is your take?

Star Spangled spectacular

Trumpeter Jesse McGuire nailed the National Anthem before the Carolina Panthers – San Francisco 49ers game. Listen here.

Almost didn’t happen

Those of you who watched yesterday’s epic San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers game in the frigid cold at Lambeau Field may be interested in these two links: First, check out how sideline reporter Stacey Dales kept warm during the game. Next, look how close the Packers’ Davon House was to blocking Phil Dawson’s game-winning kick and sending the game into overtime.