E-40 has a little treat for the San Francisco 49ers after Super Bowl LIV -- a bottle of his very own tequila for everyone on the staff ... who he thinks are gonna kill it.
We got Forty Water in Miami Sunday just hours before kickoff, and he was decked out in some fresh Niner gear, custom chain included. Our photog asked if he bet on the game at all, and 40 says he didn't ... even though he made a proposition to them right on the spot.
If the team beats the Chiefs, the Bay Area legend's got a bottle of his very own E. Cuarenta tequila for each and every person in the locker room. And, if they lose ... the homie's still gonna hook them up!!! That said, he very strongly feels they're about to take this.
There might be more on the line for the squad if they pull through with a victory ... 40 says he'd even consider putting them in a music video of his. It'd be a lot of heads, but he's got experience with bigger production videos and tons of extras.
"Tell Me When To Go" ... remix??? ... part 3???? Sure, why not. Let's run that back again.
"Getting this win obviously will make him one of the greatest coaches of all time," Hali says.
Think it's crazy??? The Chiefs legend might not be wrong ... Reid is already 6th all-time in regular-season wins with 210 -- and he's been to SEVEN conference title games as well.
But, the knock on Reid has always been he's never won a Super Bowl ... and if he's able to erase that against the 49ers, Hali says put him on the NFL's coaching Mt. Rushmore ASAP.
"I know the guys that came before him did some great things, but at least top five in all-time coaching," Hali says.
We also spoke with Hali about his ex-teammate Patrick Mahomes ... and the former KC pass rusher LOVES the guy.
In fact, ya gotta hear the amazing story he shared with us about an afternoon that the QB spent with his son.
Seriously, listen to the story and watch this video ... it's all adorable!!!
"I sent Patrick a message last night," Favre says.
So, what's the Packers legend's memo? Brett tells us it's simple -- ENJOY THE WEEK!!!
Favre -- a former SB MVP -- tells us he ain't offering X's and O's advice or anything like that (yet), but he is giving Mahomes some tips on how to forever remember his first title game.
"Enjoy yourself," Favre said he told the KC QB. "Soak it in!"
Favre says while the message might seem cliche and short ... he says it's actually necessary -- telling us a lot of dudes NEVER make it back to the title game and regret not enjoying the week more.
Favre, though, says he's betting Mahomes will have plenty more Super Bowl trips in his future ... telling us the 24-year-old is set to "rewrite" the NFL's record books!
Brett also talked to us about his faith in Jimmy Garoppolo heading into Super Sunday ... and he says a game against the Saints earlier this year showed him everything he needed to see to be a believer in the guy.
Yeah, you read that right. CamSoda is offering free HD webcams to the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers players to set up inside their homes during Super Bowl week. The offer isn't a gateway to porn ... it's a security measure to ward off potential thieves.
CamSoda's thought is once the cams are installed, players can live stream the feed from their homes 24/7 to monitor their property while they're out of town -- or have friends or family monitor the situation.
The company's VP, Darren Parker, says ... "The last thing members of the Chiefs and 49ers should have to worry about while preparing for, and competing in, the Super Bowl is making sure their residences are secure."
Parker cites the break-ins at the homes of Rob Gronkowski -- during the Super Bowl in 2018 -- and Yasiel Puig when the Dodgers were in the 2017 World Series. He says Travis Kelce and George Kittle don't need to worry about falling victim too.
The offer doesn't require accepting players to "perform" on their webcams -- but ya gotta think CamSoda wouldn't turn 'em down if they were interested.
If the 49ers win the Super Bowl, don't expect to see Richard Sherman celebrating at the White House.
The NFL star was asked Thursday if he would go to D.C. to meet Donald Trump, as several championship teams have done in the past ... and Sherman essentially shot that down.
"I haven’t thought about it. We’ve got a long way between now and then, but I doubt it," Sherman told SF Chronicle's Scott Ostler.
As with most large groups of people these days, it's fair to assume not everyone on the team feels the same way Sherman does ... especially since his star teammate, Nick Bosa, is a proud Trump supporter.
First, the 49ers have to win the Super Bowl -- and the Kansas City Chiefs are obviously gonna try to not let that happen. That game goes down Sunday, Feb. 2.
The White House honor has become a VERY politically charged event now -- with star players from various sports boycotting including Chris Long, Torrey Smith, Mookie Betts, Alex Cora and the entire Golden State Warriors team.
The Game went home HAPPY AF Sunday night for 2 reasons --- his beloved 49ers punched their ticket to the Super Bowl ... and he won $10,000 off of a bet!!!
TMZ Sports caught up with The Game after the Niners beat the Green Bay Packers 37 to 20 in the NFC Championship ... and the dude was clearly pumped for his team.
Of course, Game is a die-hard fan (he even has a Niners tat) ... but he was extra stoked to boast about his smart move by putting money on the line via a "hood bet."
For those unaware of what a "hood bet" is, Game describes it as "a bet with a motherf***a from the hood that you know gon' pay the money when you done."
"You can trust him cause he from the hood and if they don't pay., they gotta deal with the street code."
Game even showed us his winnings ... and explains he's gonna put up even more money for the Super Bowl
"I'm bettin' the bank," Game says. "We bout to whip KC's ass!!!"
The 49ers' victory this weekend was secured with heavy hearts after the team learned C.J. Beathard's brother had been killed -- something their head coach addressed head-on with grace after heading back to the locker room.
Kyle Shanahan talked to his guys after beating the Rams in the final seconds of Saturday's game, and he didn't shy away from the obvious ... their backup QB just learned of a major tragedy within his family hours before kickoff.
His younger bro, Clayton Beathard, had been stabbed to death in a bar fight out in Nashville earlier that morning.
Cops are reportedly saying the fight erupted after an "argument over a woman," which then ended up outside where Clayton and another man were fatally attacked. He was only 22.
Shanahan said he was with C.J. shortly after hearing the horrific news, and then shared what the quarterback told him as he was heading out the door. Watch ... it's gut-wrenching.
In video of the heart-to-heart moment, you can clearly see the 49ers players have tears in their eyes. Things end on an uplifting note though, as Shanahan thanks the team for playing tough in the wake of such news and pulling out a W for one of their own.
Richard Sherman then rallies everyone together, and it's pretty awesome to see. Thoughts and prayers to C.J. and his family, BTW, after such a devastating loss. Unimaginable ...
The San Francisco 49ers have suspended broadcaster Tim Ryan for one game ... after the ex-NFLer said Lamar Jackson was successful at faking hand-offs because of "his dark skin."
Ryan -- who played with the Chicago Bears from 1990-93 before starting his commentary career -- went on a KNBR radio show to discuss the Niners' 20-17 loss to the Ravens and why the QB is so good.
“He’s really good at that fake, Lamar Jackson," Ryan said. "But, when you consider his dark skin with a dark football with a dark uniform, you could not see that thing."
“I mean you literally could not see when he was in and out of the mesh point and if you’re a half step slow on him in terms of your vision, forget about it, he’s out of the gate.”
Ryan -- who joined the Niners' radio team in 2014 -- later addressed his comment, saying “I regret my choice of words in trying to describe the conditions of the game. Lamar Jackson is an MVP-caliber player and I respect him greatly. I want to sincerely apologize to him and anyone else I offended,"
The Niners released a statement on Wednesday ... announcing he will not be on the radio waves when S.F. takes on the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
“We hold Tim to a high standard as a representative of our organization and he must be more thoughtful with his words," the team said.
"Tim has expressed remorse in a public statement and has also done so with us privately. We know Tim as a man of high integrity and are confident he will grow and learn from this experience.”
4:47 PM PT -- Colin just broke his silence on the workout ... saying, "I’m just getting word from my representatives that the NFL league office reached out to them about a workout in Atlanta on Saturday."
"I’ve been in shape and ready for this for 3 years, can’t wait to see the head coaches and GMs on Saturday."
2:37 PM PT -- Sources tell TMZ Sports ... the NFL got involved with the workout after "multiple" teams reached out to the league office to express interest in Colin.
We're told the reason they didn't go directly to Kaep's people is because of the collusion lawsuit settlement. In other words, they wanted to check in with league brass to make sure talking with Colin would be cool with everybody.
In the end, the league not only gave the thumbs up but offered up resources to set up the workout. All teams have been informed they can either send a scout or request video footage of the workout.
Colin Kaepernick will showcase his talent for NFL teams at a private workout in Atlanta on Saturday in hopes of getting another shot at playing in the league.
... and get this -- the workout was arranged by the NFL!
A memo was sent to every NFL team informing them about the workout session ... which will include throwing drills and an interview session with interested parties.
The biggest question ... will any team take Colin up on the offer and attend the workout?
There are plenty of teams in need of a QB -- starting and backups -- starting with the Cincinnati Bengals, who suck right now.
Ya gotta assume ... if a team does show up, they will ask him about his kneeling protest and if he plans to continue to take a knee during the national anthem if he does sign with a team.
Interestingly enough, Cam Newton just went to IR with a foot injury -- so there could be room for a QB over there ... we'll see if they attend the workout.
Colin hasn't played in the NFL since the 2016 season when he parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers.
Kaepernick sued the NFL claiming the league colluded to blackball him because of his protest -- but they later settled the case.
Originally Published -- 2:19 PM PT
JUST STOP WITH THE CONSPIRACY THEORIES ALREADY!!
There are people claiming Seattle Seahawks player Geno Smith called "tails" during the coin toss in Overtime during "Monday Night Football" ... but the ref thought he said "heads."
The coin ended heads up (and the Seahawks ended up winning the game) ... and some people are fuming, claiming the refs screwed the 49ers ... mostly due to a video with crappy audio that's floating around.
But, LISTEN TO A CLEAR VERSION OF THE AUDIO -- it's obvious Smith said "heads."
And, then make this all stop, please.
Sorry. It's early. We haven't had our coffee yet.
Also, the Seahawks won the game 27-24 because the 49ers' kicker botched a 47-yard game-winner.
Don't blame the coin toss.
Colin Kaepernick is giving back on his birthday ... and doing so for the people who need it most.
The former NFL quarterback was out in Oakland Sunday to celebrate his 32nd birthday, but rather than party it up ... he was out in the streets bright and early helping to feed and supply the countless homeless residents lining Tent City -- Oaktown's own skid row.
In partnership with his foundation, Know Your Rights Camp, and with the help of his girlfriend, Nessa, Colin was literally walking around handing out backpacks that were filled with snacks, socks, air quality masks, shampoo and other crucial resources.
He even got a food truck to come out and feed everyone on his dime -- which folks seemed more than grateful for as Colin and co. pointed them in the direction of some free grub.
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Of course, Colin also drew a crowd of locals who were clamoring for photo-ops ... which he happily obliged. Fitting he did this in the Bay too -- a place he's all too familiar with.
You'll recall ... CK was the SF 49ers' QB just a few years ago, before he exited the NFL amid his National Anthem protest ... and without even so much as a proper workout since.
That's not gonna get him down on his birthday though -- he's clearly still out there working for the people, and doing it with a smile to boot. BTW, it looks like he's been doing this on his birthday for a little while now ... based on a flashback video from 2016.
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The KYRC org posted a clip from what they say was taken in Oakland 3 years ago, on Colin's birthday. He got doused with a cake then ... he deserves at least that much this time too.
So, how does their ex-NFL player dad feel about the family domination?
JOHN BOSA LOVES IT!!!
We spoke with the former NFL 1st round draft pick about his sons killing it for the 49ers and the L.A. Chargers ... and it's obvious John couldn't be more proud of his boys.
"Sometimes it's actually hard to believe how blessed I am to have 2 sons who are doing what they love," John tells TMZ Sports ... "It's amazing."
John -- who interestingly enough has 7 career NFL sacks -- says he always knew his boys had special athletic talent, but he could never have predicted this level of success.
But, it ain't just God-given ability. John says what sets his boys apart is their work ethic.
"They're absolutely relentless on trying to hone their skills and being the best they can be," John says.
"This is Joey's 4th year in the league and he's a miserable S.O.B. after practice if he didn't feel he had a great practice."
John hits all sorts of topics in our conversation. Here are some of the highlights ...
-- John explains why the family doesn't consider themselves "football fans"
-- John talks about why he hates "Thursday Night Football"
-- Why Nick owes a lot of his NFL success to his big bro Joey
-- Why John tries to stay out of his sons' business affairs
-- The 49ers are the PERFECT for Nick, starting with the coaching staff.
The whole interview is pretty great and sheds some light on what life is like for the Bosa gang.
Colin Kaepernick's team has released a 2-page "fact" sheet about the QB in the hopes of killing false rumors that have been dogging him ... and he makes it clear he still wants to play.
The document was issued by Colin's sports agent, Jeff Nalley -- who says in the 25 years he's worked in the business, he's never seen anyone treated as poorly and unfairly as Colin.
Nalley says he reached out to all 32 NFL teams but has gotten "little to no response."
"Not a single team has offered Colin a job since the 2016 season, in which he began his peaceful protest," Nalley says.
"Not a single team has brought Colin in for a workout. Seattle brought Colin in for a visit but did not work him out. Afterward, Pete Carroll said Colin is a 'starter in this league.'"
The Seahawks incident occurred around early April 2018.
"No other NFL team has interviewed or worked out Colin in the past 3 seasons, despite other false statements in the media to the contrary."
Nalley says rumors Colin is demanding a specific salary are "completely false" and the notion Colin doesn't want to play is just wrong.
In fact, Nalley says Colin has been "working out 5 days a week, for 3 years, in preparation to play again."
Nalley says Kaepernick has proved he can fit into most NFL offenses.
And, get this, Kap's camp breaks down his last NFL season -- when he played for the 49ers in 2016 -- saying Colin was great despite playing with WRs who dropped a ton of passes.
Kap's rep points out in 2016, the 49ers ranked 4th in dropped passes and 29th in pass-blocking efficiency ... along with having the worst-ranked defense in the NFL.
"In summary, it is difficult to think of another young player in NFL history with statistics and character as impressive as Colin's not being given an opportunity to earn a spot on an NFL roster after what he has accomplished."
Story developing ...
No matter what happens on "Monday Night Football" ... 49ers D-lineman D.J. Jones is still winning -- 'cause the guy proposed to his GF before the game -- AND SHE SAID YES!!!
The scene was amazing ... just an hour or so before Jones' Niners squared off with the Browns -- he decided to pop the surprise question to his girlfriend, Kayla Fannin.
Jones told her to look up at the sky ... and when she turned her head, the 24-year-old quickly got down on one knee.
When she turned back around ... the magic happened -- 'cause he asked her to marry him, and she told him of course!!!
The two have been dating for a few years now ... she's been coming to his games every so often -- and the couple is adorable!!!
As for Jones' on-field play, he's been a regular starter for the Niners this season ... and we'll all be watching to see if the good pregame news gives him a boost.
Heads up, Baker!!!
Stud running back Jeff Wilson says the Niners are LOVING the shade doubters are throwing their way after their 3-0 start ... he tells TMZ Sports SF's using it as motivation!!!
"It's cool," Wilson says ... "That can continue to be our fuel."
The Niners are off to a piping hot start this season ... but with their trio of wins coming against the Buccaneers, Steelers and Bengals -- people aren't quite sold on them yet.
When we spoke with Wilson -- he told us he's fine with that ... saying it'll "continue to motivate us."
But, Jeff tells us he's also trying not to pay too much attention to any of the outside noise ... saying the Niners have a great locker room that doesn't need outside validation.
"We just going to keep on working on ourselves, man," Wilson says.
"And, just going out and playing every Sunday and leaving it all on the field and whatever else anybody got to say or feel their opinion is, it'll be that."
The Niners have a chance to shut up some of the doubters on "Monday Night Football" against the Browns ... a lot of people would consider that a huge win for the Bay Area squad.
As for Wilson's personal game on the field ... he's killing it this year with 4 TDs on just 18 carries -- and he tells us fantasy owners everywhere are LOVING him!!!
Mario Woods would be "honored" to know his 2015 shooting death inspired Colin Kaepernick to begin his social justice campaign ... so says Mario's mom who's praising CK as a hero.
We spoke with Gwendolyn Woods who tells us she was "overwhelmed" when she read the PAPER Magazine article in which Colin says Mario's "execution" at the hands of San Francisco police officers essentially led to his kneeling protest during the National Anthem.
Woods tells TMZ Sports ... she believes Colin has been doing great work putting a spotlight on police violence and applauds him for "putting his money where his mouth is."
As we previously reported, Mario was shot 21 times by SFPD officers who were responding to reports of a stabbing in the area. Mario was holding a knife and cops claimed he was a threat so they opened fire. But, cell phone video NEVER showed Woods getting aggressive with police. Gwendolyn sued the City of SF and got a $400,000 settlement in 2018.
Now, with Colin mentioning Mario's name again -- his story is back in the headlines and Gwendolyn says she's extremely grateful to Kaepernick.
"He should know that he's impacted a family and a community that never had a platform, never had a voice," Woods says ... "I am very proud of him."
Gwendolyn says Mario was a huge 49ers fan -- so aside from the social justice work, she thinks Mario would have gotten a huge kick out of knowing the starting QB of his favorite team was inspired by him.
"To feel that someone of Colin Kaepernick's stature spoke his name ... spoke truth to his light, yeah, I like to think my child can rest a little easier."