Found January 20, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
Wow you San Francisco 49ers fans are one classy, upstanding bunch of gentlemen aren’t you? Your people get drunk at games and beat senseless people wearing Oakland Raiders jerseys, and last NFC Title game you sent death threats to kick returner Kyle Williams following his gaffes in the loss to the New York Giants. And now this: placekicker David Akers has quit Twitter after receiving an apparent death threat, according to Fox Sports. Akers, who’s only made 25 of 35 attempts this season, re-tweeted a message on Wednesday: “@RIP_FreeLaddin YOU F**GOT IF YOU MISS ONE MORE FIELD GOAL YOU ABOUT TO GET YOUR ENTIRE LIFE ENDED.” Akers de-activated his account quickly after. So not only is the tweeter deranged and psychotic, he/she apparently has no sense of proper grammar either. I hate having to say this all the time, but I will AGAIN: “IT’S A GAME PEOPLE! GET A LIFE WITH SOME MEANING AND PURPOSE TO IT. Akers is a six-time Pro Bowl kicker and two-time All-Pro and just last year he set the...

49ers will stick with Akers as kicker

San Francisco kicker David Akers will keep his job for the Super Bowl despite missing another field goal attempt in the NFC championship game on Sunday. "The decision's been made," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday. Akers missed a 38-yard try that bounced off the left upright in the third quarter against Atlanta that would have tied the score at 24. The 49ers...

San Francisco 49ers to stick with PK David Akers for Super Bowl XLVII

After a dismal season, the San Francisco 49ers brought in free agent kicker Billy Cundiff in order to compete with David Akers prior to the start of the playoffs. Akers led the NFL in most missed kicks in 2012 during the regular season after posting a stellar 2011 season for the Niners. Akers has reportedly been struggling with lingering effects of a sports hernia surgery in the...

David Akers Expected To Handle Kicking Duties in Super Bowl

Matt Maiocco from Comcast Bay Area reports that David Akers will handle the kicking duties for San Francisco in Super Bowl XLVII.Fantasy Spin:Akers cost the Niners three points by missing a very makeable 38-yarder Sunday against the Falcons. San Francisco's other option at kicker for next week is journeyman Billy Cundiff, so it makes senses to stick with Akers.

49ers sticking with David Akers at kicker

The most discussed 49ers position battle this postseason isn’t getting any less dramatic. No, I’m not talking about quarterback; that was settled weeks ago, if not last week. I’m talking about the grand ol’ kicker position. Jim Harbaugh announced on Monday that the team is sticking with the shaky David Akers as their placekicker for the Super Bowl: “The decision has been...

49ers will roll with David Akers into the Super Bowl

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has already made the decision that David Akers will be his kicker heading into Super Bowl XLVII. “The decision’s already been made,” Harbaugh said, per “David Akers is our kicker.” I think the best move is to go with Akers.  It’s hard to find a reliable kicker at this point.  They might as well go with guy...

Sad David Akers Has Some Company

David Akers beat out Billy Cundiff in the 49ers kicking contest, possibly because his competition was Billy Cundiff. But Akers’ woes continued today when he doinked a potentially game-tying field goal off an upright in the third quarter. He was so sad, he was joined by other sad memes. The post Sad David Akers Has Some Company appeared first on Kissing Suzy Kolber.

Jim Harbaugh Says David Akers Will Remain 49ers’ Starting Kicker for Super Bowl

Though the former All-Pro has been stuck in a continuous downward spiral all season, David Akers still has the confidence of his coach. 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh will not bench the struggling place kicker when San Francisco takes on the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3, Comcast SportsNet’s Matt Maiocco tweeted Monday. Akers is a veteran of six Pro Bowls with the Niners...

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NFL Rumors: Will San Francisco 49ers bring back Billy Cundiff?

Heading into the playoffs, the San Francisco 49ers brought in free agent kicker Billy Cundiff to battle struggling placekicker David Akers. Cundiff was eventually released, but one has to wonder after last night’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, if the Niners will bring Cundiff back as the team prepares for the Super Bowl. Akers has struggled this season. After leading all kickers...

49ers can’t re-sign Billy Cundiff

The San Francisco 49ers signed kicker Billy Cundiff a couple of weeks ago, but decided to cut him last week and continue to stick with David Akers. Akers missed a crucial field goal during yesterday’s narrow victory over the Falcons. If the 49ers are going to want to sign another kicker for the Super Bowl, they’re not going to be able to sign Cundiff. According to ESPN’s Adam...

49ers waive K Cundiff

The San Francisco 49ers are sticking with David Akers. San Francisco announced Friday that it waived kicker Billy Cundiff. Cundiff was signed by the 49ers on Jan. 1 to compete with the struggling Akers. The 49ers decided to keep Akers as their regular kicker but left Cundiff on the roster prior to their playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers last week. However, they did not...

49ers waive Billy Cundiff

The Billy Cundiff era (if you can call it an era) is over after 17 days. The 49ers on Friday waived Cundiff, who they brought in on Jan. 1 to compete with erratic incumbent David Akers for the team’s kicker position moving forward. Akers won the job for last week’s divisional round game against the Packers (going 1-for-1 on field goals—a 36-yarder), but Jim Harbaugh kept Cundiff...
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