NEW ORLEANS – The 49ers touched down in New Orleans on Sunday and greeted the national media in the Big Easy before getting preparations underway for Super Bowl XLVII. Jim Harbaugh and a few of the team’s biggest leaders addressed reporters on Sunday night, discussing the franchise’s sixth Super Bowl run.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com broke down the trip for the 49ers and compared it to the two trips to Youngstown, Ohio, that the team has taken in the regular season since Harbaugh took over as coach.
“But the 49ers’ week-long stay at the site of Super Bowl XLVII is bringing back memories of the road trips the club has taken the past two years during the regular season,” Maiocco wrote. “Yes, there will be a lot more media and hype surrounding the 49ers’ game Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, but it is also a time for the team to focus on football — just as they’ve done in Youngstown on week-long trips.”
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Matt Barrows of Sacramento Bee also wrote that the 49ers are treating this trip like the Youngstown business trip.
Ray Ratto of CSNBayArea.com discussed the rich franchise history of the 49ers.
Mark Purdy of the Bay Area News Group examined the 49ers upon their arrival to the Big Easy.
Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group wrote that Harbaugh is happy with his team’s focus.
Joe Cortez of the Modesto Bee shared comments from Colin Kaepernick’s family.
Inman spoke to Hall of Famer Joe Montana, who said he expects the 49ers to win.
Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle examined Harbaugh’s relationship with his father Jack.
NFL.com shared a video of Jack Harbaugh discussing the impact of Muhammad Ali on the Harbaugh family.
Maiocco chronicled Frank Gore’s journey through life to the Super Bowl.
Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee spoke to former 49ers front office exec John McVay.
Maiocco shared comments from former 49ers coach George Seifert.
49ers.com’s coverage included a look at the team’s arrival, a social media recap, a photo gallery and press passes from Kaepernick, Justin Smith, Joe Staley, Dashon Goldson and Patrick Willis and offensive and defensive player transcripts.
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