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Morning Tailgate: Jan. 23

Posted by Alex Espinoza on January 23, 2013 – 11:22 AM

San Francisco and Baltimore are two proud football towns with rich histories of football. 49ers fans and Ravens fans alike will descend on New Orleans in the coming days as the teams gear up for Super Bowl XLVII.

San Francisco and Baltimore also feature a tradition of football competition that dates back to the 1950s and the days of Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park. Bruce Jenkins of the San Francisco Chronicle took a historical look back at past battles between football franchises from the two cities.

“There was a time when ‘San Francisco vs. Baltimore’ meant something entirely different than the matchup we’ll get in this Super Bowl,” Jenkins wrote. “It meant antiquated, neighborhood stadiums in the middle of town. It meant some of the most riveting, free-wheeling NFL games ever played.”

Did you know Jim Harbaugh, Randy Moss and Ray Lewis also played in the same game back in 1998? Today’s Morning Tailgate features that backstory, highlights the contributions of the York family and more.

Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group revisited a Ravens-Vikings game from 1998 that featured Harbaugh at QB, Moss at WR and Lewis at LB.

Mark Purdy of the Bay Area News Group spoke to 49ers Co-Chairman Dr. John York about his organization’s sixth Super Bowl run.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee highlighted the big role of 49ers CEO Jed York in the franchise’s success and the new Santa Clara Stadium.

Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com examined Harbaugh’s preparation for his first Super Bowl.

Don Banks of Sports Illustrated offered some interesting facts and figures to keep note of when the 49ers and Ravens play in New Orleans.

Michael Rosenberg of Sports Illustrated passed along a link to a feature story he wrote about Jim and John Harbaugh.

Mike Sando of ESPN.com discussed Michael Crabtree’s ascension as a receiver.

Alex Pavlovic of the Bay Area News Group wrote that the San Francisco Giants are supporting the 49ers for Super Bowl XLVII.

Pavlovic also shared reaction from Giants players via social media.

Will Brinson of CBSSports.com used the old Nintendo game Tecmo Bowl to predict the 49ers-Ravens Super Bowl matchup.

Kevin Baxter of the Los Angeles Times wrote a piece looking at the humble beginnings of the Super Bowl.

Stuart Elliott of the New York Times offered a rundown of the Super Bowl ad landscape for 2013.

Sports Illustrated put together a photo gallery of the top 10 Super Bowls ever.

Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle spotlighted Colin Kaepernick.

49ers.com’s coverage included a look at Ahmad Brooks, Patrick Willis, Bruce Miller Mic’d Up in Atlanta and the 49ers taking the field before the NFC Championship.

TV49′s CLIP OF THE DAY

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27 Responses to “Morning Tailgate: Jan. 23”

  1. By jesus mendoza on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    WE GOING TO TAKE THIS HOME>>>>> JUST LIKE THE SF GIANTS DID….. GO NINERS

  2. By jesus mendoza on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    Guiced up about getting my season tickets today to the new santa clara stadium… that’s what’s up…. FRISCO ALL THE WAY………

  3. By tony hallerman on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    49ers are going to claim the title go 49ers

  4. By tanglung on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    49ERS FEVER

  5. By 49erdefense2012 on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    @ jesus mendoza,,CONGRATZ,,,I GOT MINE AS SOON AS THEY WENT ON SALE,,,I SIT IN THE 1ST ROW OF THE SOUTH END ZONE SEATING,,,WHO’S GOT IT BETTER THAN US,,,NOOOO-BODY,,,IN HARBAUGH WE TRUST

  6. By 49erdefense2012 on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    SEC. 421 ROW 8 SEATS 18-21,,,,,,,I THOUGHT MY ROW WAS 1 BUT AFTER LOOKING AT MY CONFIRMATION E-MAIL I WAS WRONG,,OH WELL ROW 8 IS STILL PRETTY CLOSE TO THE FRONT AND BESIDES,,,WE ARE THERE RIGHT??,,,,WHOS GOT IT BETTER THAN US? NOOOOO-BODY,,,IN HARBAUGH WE TRUST

  7. By Buzz Clifford?arthur.clifford29@yahoo.com on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    WOW!!!!!!!!! arthur.clifford29@yahoo.com

  8. By tanglung on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    THE SAN FRANCISCO FORTY NINERS.

  9. By jesus mendoza on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    SECTION 404 row 1 and seat 18-19…

    thats what’s up….

  10. By 49erdefense2012 on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    SWEET,,,,,,YOUR LIKE MY NEIGHBOR,,,IN HARBAUGH WE TRUST…

  11. By tanglung on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    FRONT AND CENTER TO EVERY PLAY IN MY HOME THEATER…:-)

  12. By mfkram64 on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    ok well lets break down the teams..ravens have a good def. alittled aged but still good.. off. good running backs and wr’s.. qb is playing good right now..niners def. is awesome…off. good rb’s and wr’s ..qb is playing good so to me the differance is tight end positon niners have vernon who has picked his game up ravens have pita who is a good player someone niners need to pay attention to..edge niners so on to special teams niners have a great punter edge niners put most keep jones in check good return guy.. now is kicking game tucker is a rookie but is money for ravens and akers well sorry guys i hope the niners r way up and it doesn’t come to him! think about it he missed a 38 yd. fg..a 30 yarder they have to be on 13 yard line r u kidding me they mine as well go for it…

  13. By mfkram64 on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    we all know it’s about protecting the ball..and being disaplined on off. and def. i think it’s going to come down to making some big plays to open up the game…they r going to have to pick up the blitze…maybe throw in a couple of new looks…getting fired up already..wish game was this sunday!!!! it’s time to fit the other hand with ring number SIX!!!!

  14. By 49erdefense2012 on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    the only thing I want to see the 49ers defense really clean up is the long ball that has been getting through these last 2 playoff games. do that, and its ring #6

  15. By tanglung on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    SUPERBOWL 9ERS SUPERBOWL, SUPERBOWL 9ERS SUPERBOWL, LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA…….I can’t get the sound of that out of my head. I remember hearing that song in the glory day’s. They’re baaaaaack. GO 49ERS GO……

  16. By ace on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    well im super happy that we are in the superbowl, the ravens are dangerous, they have a good running game and p a s s ing game, not sure about their special teams, and they have a coach named harbaugh , so we are gonna bring our best team effort and clober those clowns, sorry ray lewis, its over bro go home and play with ur kids while you still can, gooooooooo niners !!! superbowl !!!!

  17. By Niner nation 13 on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    Does anyone know if they will show the game in candlestick park?

  18. By tanglung on Jan 23, 2013 | Reply

    …………..49ERS………..

  19. By mfkram64 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    i agree 49erdef…like i said in my other post..it’s time the niner defense plays a shut down game…it’s time for the niner d to show the ravens they r the NEW DEFENSE OF THE DECADE! watched replay of ravens\pats game and pollard is a down right dirty player…they r the really dirty birds! i noticed they were jamming the patriot rec’s so the niners gotta get off the ball and out of those jams..hernendez was open all day so davis should have a big day.. so was welker..crabs should light it up!! it’s time to finish up personal busniess and get ready for game day…guys need to be careful when they get to new orleans…don’t eat or drink shi$…got to stay heathy…

  20. By mfkram64 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    like to see 4 wide…make old man lewis cover l. james out of backfield..niners also have to be ready the ravens ran some hurry up..i personally like to see niners do alittle hurry up..lewis is old and suggs and natia look like they get tired fast..just a thought..i’m getting FIRED UP! it’s SUPER BOWL TIME AGAIN IN NINER NATION!!!WAHOOOOOOOOOO

  21. By mfkram64 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    i was reading some post from other day and one from jt49…saying we r a bunch of low lives..we should follow r team..HELLO? that’s what we r doing and low live? u come in now.. have u been following for 3 months? have a clue buddy…and blahblahblah i read one jan.23rd..it was so contridicting..one line u say one thing and next contridict it with another line..i think u r losing it lol! and temper11 a post where u said this moved wreacked alex career…WHAT? if alex is as good as u believe than he should have no problem finding a team and leading them to the playoffs…i hope his new coach knows alex has tender feelings and he should be very careful with him..

  22. By tanglung on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    The theme song for the Superbowl should be, It’s a family affair. The 49ERS will be sly and the Ravens will play like their shoes are made of stone. GO 49ERS GO

  23. By 49erdefense2012 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    hey mfkram, if you really want to laff go and look at the last few posts between blahblahblah and myself, on morning tailgate jan 22,,look at how stupid he has made himself look,,,,IN HARBAUGH WE TRUST,,,,

  24. By 11yearswithalex on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    niners must take early lead and allow our defense to dictate the rest of the game that is how the blow out will go if we start slow again then it will be a grind and grinds are not what the niners do in superbowls we dominate and bring new looks and crush our opponenets and see them driven before us ……..awwwwghhhh

  25. By tanglung on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    11yearswithoutabrain, What about Superbowl 16 and 23. You don’t know what your talking about…GO AWAY……..SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS…..

  26. By DYENNY on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    GONGRATTS TO THE PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE SUPERBOWL TICKETS ESPECIALLY AT 1200 A PIECE . HAVE FUN .HOPE EVERYONE PULLS FOR TEAM STRONG WHICH I KNOW YALL WILL. YALL MUST BE RICH I ENVY YALL TO HAVE 4 SEATS A PIECE IN THE END ZONE TOO .

  27. By 49erdefense2012 on Jan 24, 2013 | Reply

    1200,,,what a joke,,do you even know what day it is you r,e,t,a,r,d,,,,IN HARBAUGH WE TRUST,,

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