49ers’ Shanahan shows support for Sharks (unlike another local NFL team)
49ers’ Shanahan shows support for Sharks (unlike another local NFL team) More SAN JOSE — 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan traded in a scarlet and gold shirt for a teal jersey before the start of Game 4 between the Sharks and Anaheim Ducks at SAP Center.
Here’s more from Watt on that day and how he got the chance to get to know her, per The Houston Chronicle: I’m looking at her, I’m like, this is the former First Lady of the United States and she has shoulder pads on and eye black and she’s with me and we’re talking literacy and she’s cracking jokes with me between takes, Watt said. I was like, I don’t know what gets better than this. It was special. I’ve been over to her house and we’ve have had cookies together and we’ve done events. She’s just as sweet as can be and is a lot of fun to hang around with and I’m very fortunate to know her. Watt’s foundation also released the following statement: Read more about the late former first lady Barbara Bush at USA TODAY.
Families gathered across the country looking to watch some pigskin after enjoying their turkey will be pleased to know the NFL rewarded them with a high-stakes contest that could have playoff implications.
The Falcons won the NFC South in 2016 and proceeded to make the Super Bowl before losing in heartbreaking fashion to the Patriots, while the Saints won the division in 2017 before losing in heartbreaking fashion to the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC divisional round.
New Orleans finished a game ahead of the Falcons in last year’s race after the two teams split their matchups.
Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune noted, The Saints-Falcons series is one of the most intense and long-running rivalries in the NFL and has become a favorite of the league’s network broadcast partners. This year will mark the 10th time in the past 12 seasons that one of the games in the annual series has been broadcast in prime time.
Like the Patriots and Packers battle, the quarterback matchup stands out in this one.