1. Obama Mentions 49ers
The Seattle Seahawks visited the White House on Wednesday and President Obama received a raucous reaction from the crowd when he mentioned the “rival 49ers.”
Though this may irk even the most liberal 49ers Faithful, Matt Maoicco of CSN Bay Area pointed out that fans are likely to forgive the President because of another observation he made when considering the Seahawks CenturyLink Field. "You all have that stadium that's kind of cheating because it's so loud.”
- No matter which team the President is rooting for in the rivalry, it is clear the First Lady is pulling for the Red & Gold.
2. 74 is No. 75
Indianapolis Colts Defensive end Ricky Jean-Francois, a 49ers draft pick in 2009, commented on Staley’s personality and playing style. “He’s a happy, jolly guy off the field,” Jean-Francois said. “On the field, we’re dealing with a new player. We’re dealing with 74.”
3. Throwback Thursday
Former South Carolina running back
- Ellington relived the connection via his Instagram account on Thursday.
4. Harbaugh Helps a Friend
Another pair of former teammates who were reunited in the Bay Area are Jim Harbaugh and Brad Muster. Harbaugh played alongside running back Muster for five seasons with the Chicago Bears. Muster, a Northern California native, now serves as the Santa Rosa Junior College assistant head coach. On June 14, Harbaugh will speak at a SJRC football's fund-raising dinner at the request of his ex-teammate and longtime friend. “He’s a great individual and a giving and caring guy. “ Muster said of Harbaugh. “I called him up, he said yes and that was all there was to it.”
- We found the perfect picture to compliment this story; Harbaugh throwing a pass to Muster in 1989… at Candlestick Park.
5. Around the League
Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey expresses confidence that new deal will be finalized for QB Alex Smith http://t.co/kcNUv2LPCS— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 22, 2014
NFL announces officials for 2014. Scott Green and Ron Winter retire. http://t.co/nXdCXeiRKU— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) May 22, 2014
Fifty Senators sign a letter urging the NFL to take action on Redskins name http://t.co/zvtE7Qu8t5— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 22, 2014