Linebacker NaVorro Bowman nearly blew the game for the Niners while fielding an onside kick and then won it with one of the best pick six’s of the season. The game was the final regular season contest at Candlestick Park; the Niners will move into Levi’s Stadium next season. The New York Times has a solid profile of Candlestick, which housed the final Beatles concert in 1966. Unfortunately, the Beatles are no longer around so management went with the next best thing to close out the venue … Boyz II Men. The Philly natives sang It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday after the game.
Miss Fundamental Disses LeBron
Vanessa Macias, the girlfriend of Tim Duncan, did not like the fact that LeBron James started following her on Twitter and let the world know about it. Unfortunately for Macias, the person who followed her wasn’t actually James but rather a fan with the @LeBronJames username (LeBron’s actual username is @KingJames). The night wasn’t a total bust for Macias. At least she got to see Duncan show off his underrated dribbling skills.
Cotton Bowl Christmas Present
The Missouri football team is excited about the free iPad Minis they’ll each receive for playing in the Cotton Bowl.
Lovely Lady Of The Day
Bad Parent Alert
A photograph of a baby wearing Alabama Crimson Tide gear while holding a handgun went viral yesterday.
Bad Haircut Alert
This Rams fan decided to make his hair look like a football.
SI Vault Photo of the Day
U.S. skaters Tonya Harding, Kristi Yamaguchi and Nancy Kerrigan pose during the 1991 World Figure Skating Championship. Just three years later, Kerrigan was injured in one of the most bizarre incidents in sports history. Bleacher Report looks back on the craziness 20 years later.
Odds and Ends
Move over Butt-Fumble. We now have a Butt-Goal in the NHL… Here’s a trailer for the movie Draft Day in which Kevin Costner plays the GM of the Cleveland Browns … Santa Claus crashed the press conference of Eagles coach Chip Kelly on Monday … The most popular TV show set in every state … The best version of every Christmas song.
Best Christmas Lights Display of 2013
This is an actual house in Newark, Calif.
Christmas Song of the Day
The Marquette men’s basketball team performs Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Christmas Song of the Day, Part 2
The Twelve Days of Christmas, courtesy of the LSU football squad, followed up by Jingle Bells.
Christmas Song of the Day, Part 3
The Maryland Terrapins perform Jingle Bell Rock.