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One of the best trends of the last decade or so in the NFL is the increasing number of college basketball players that have been converted to tight ends. It started with Tony Gonzalez, then Antonio Gates, now Jimmy Graham from the Saints. Right in the middle of the athletic basketball playing tight end explosion, there was San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis.
Davis is one of the better tight ends in the league and amazingly, he actually played football in college. But hasn't stopped Davis from pretending to hoop every once in a while. Sunday, Davis' hoop dream against fell flat after a touchdown score against the Green Bay Packers. Behold the upright dunk fail! (H/T to Pete Blackburn of the Nosebleeds)
This has to be a SportsCenter Not Top 10. Here's where Vern went wrong. He wasn't 100% in on the dunking celebration. Did you see the slight hesistation? If you're going to be in on throwing it down over the goal post, you've got...
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Thanks to our friends at CosbySweaters.com we have this wonderful footage of 49ers tight end Vernon Davis attempting to dunk a football after scoring a touchdown.
San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers bounced a ball off the crossbar and through the uprights from 63 yards just before halftime, tying an NFL record in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.
Akers hit a low line drive that caromed off the crossbar and kept going forward instead of bouncing back onto the field. A wide-eyed Akers raised his arms in triumph...
Jim Harbaugh would love it if his postgame handshake with Detroit coach Jim Schwartz last season were ancient history 11 months later.
If only. Not this week. Not with two unbeaten NFC powers set to face off in prime time Sunday night, when the Lions visit the reigning NFC West champion San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park.
Harbaugh refers to it as a ''mini controversy...
Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News tweeted some smack talk from Lions DB Chris Houston.
Chris Houston talked a little smack about Randy Moss today. Called him a “possession receiver” and doesn’t think he can “take the top off.”
— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein_DN) September 10, 2012
When I first read that I had to ask myself who is Chris Houston. Seriously, I had...
The 49ers went into Lambeau and made a statement with a decisive 30-22 victory. The media pundits now need to take a closer look at the 49ers and realize this defense isn’t going to regress. Here are some links to help you get through the day…
Alex Smith press conference
Jim Harbaugh talks to media after win
Tim Kawakami thinks Alex Smith was the best quarterback at Lambeau...
Maybe they can shake hands and put the issue behind them for good.
All eyes will certainly be on Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz and San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh when they meet up in Week 2 in a rematch of the 49ers’ 25-19 victory over the Lions at Ford Field last season. Following the Week 6 game, Harbaugh aggressively shook Schwartz’s hand as he ran off the field...
Both Brandon Jacobs and rookie LaMichael James are inactive for San Francisco.
Kendall Hunter will pick up more touches behind Frank Gore as a result.
Well it was going to be a tough game and the Packers found themselves on the losing side as they drop the season opener to the San Francisco 49ers 30-22.
Randall Cobb returns a punt return for a touchdown which gave the Packers some momentum and got them back into the game. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The game looked almost identical to every game played last season, at least from...