Posts Tagged ‘Gold Rush’

The Incredible Hair of the San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleading Squad – Homecoming Rally 2012

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

As seen in 1/8000 of a second at Justin Herman Plaza, September 12th, 2012:

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And see what Vernon Davis thinks about the upcoming game with the Detroit Lions Sunday night at the ‘Stick right here at TV 49.

Speaking of which, check out the New Santa Clara Stadium, which is probably going to be about 20 times better than Candlestick Park.

All right, tink happy toughts until 5:20 PM Sunday…

“Bring It On – The Musical” a Huge Success at Our Orpheum Theatre – Lots of Real Cheerleaders on Hand at Opening Night

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Bring It On opened last night at SHN’s Orpheum Theatre.

You’ll have to see this crew flying high by January 7th, 2012.

Bring It On Company – Photo by: Michael Lamont

Oh, and look who was there, it’s the Oakland Raiderettes:

Via MsMelodyMills

…and the 49er’s Gold Rush:


Everybody had a great time.

See you there!

All the deets:

“BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL is the explosive new musical comedy that raises the stakes on over-the-top high school rivalries. Set against the world of competitive cheerleading, this powerhouse new show hilariously proves that winning isn’t everything when it means losing something – or someone – you really care about.

BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL unites some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, including Tony Award-winning writer Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q); Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights); Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity); Tony Award-winning orchestrator Alex Lacamoire (Wicked); and Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (In The Heights).

This new musical comedy combines an exciting fresh sound, gravity-defying choreography, and a thrilling story to create a show worth cheering for.

It’s “guaranteed to be everything you wished for, nothing like you expected, but exactly what you will love.”

Game On!

For more information on the show, click here.”

OMG, San Jose Has a Skyline That You Can See From SF – City Hall, Bank of America Building – They’re Just Like Us!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Well this is the view you can get from Buena Vista Park in the middle of San Francisco.

That’s world-famous* Candlestick Park, Home of the 49ers and the Gold Rush, in the foreground, and in the background camera left is the City of San Jose, California’s third-largest and the Capitol of the Bay Area:

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Now I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking, “Enhance that image.”

Well here you go, it’s downtown San Jose with all those tall buildings. See? It’s San Jose City Hall, “The 88” residential building (which is actually only 87 meters high but let’s not dwell** on that), the Bank of America Building (nee Bank of Italy) from 1926, and the “Knight Ridder Building” (per Google Earth, I don’t know what they call it these days).

Oh, and somewhere in the mix there’s also Mineta San José International Airport – Silicon Valley’s Airport and the San Mateo Bridge and the Dumbarton Bridge.***

Anyway, I didn’t know San Jose had a skyline what you can see from the 415.

But don’t look for it to get any easier to spot in the future owing to the fact that that SJC international airstrip is right in the middle of it all and there’s a height limit of 87 meters (I think?) in the area.

So, San Joser has a big, domed City Hall and a tall Bank of America Building and whatnot. They’re just like us!

(Oh, and speaking of the Niners, enjoy our winning football team(s), Santa Clara County.)

*No, not “world-class.” 

**Check it: 

Eighty-eight (88) symbolizes fortune and good luck since the word 8 sounds similar to the word Fā (发, which implies 发财, or wealth, in Mandarin). The number 8 is considered to be the luckiest number of all in Chinese culture and prices in Chinese supermarkets can often be found containing many 8’s (see numbers in Chinese culture). The Chinese government has even been auctioning auto license plates containing many 8s for tens of thousands of dollars. The 2008 Beijing Olympics opened on 8/8/08 at 8 p.m. The shape of the Chinese character for 8 (八) also implies that a person will have a great, wide future as the character starts narrow and gets wider toward the bottom. 88 is used to mean “bye bye”; found in Chinese-language chat, text, SMS, IM. 88 is pronounced in Chinese Mandarin language as “ba ba” (“bā bā” to be precise), simulating the sound of the English language farewell “bye bye”.

And there’s this:

Eighty-eight is used as code among Neo-Nazis to identify each other. H is the 8th letter of the alphabet, so 88 is taken to stand for HH which in turn means Heil Hitler.For example, the number is used in the song “88 rock’n’roll band” by the neo-Nazi group Landser. The late convictedOrder terrorist David Lane wrote “Fourteen Words” and 88 Precepts, and the numbers are often found in combination (1488, 14/88, etc.). This form of the number has inspired the naming of the groups Column 88Unit 88, White Legion 88 and Barselc88. Holocaust museum shooter James von Brunn often signed his writings as “JVB-88.”

***Both of which were featured in the 1992 Robert Redford movie Sneakers. Hurray!

“Redford tries to describe to Strathairn, who is blind, what he heard while in the trunk of a car. He remembers going across a bridge and being in San Francisco it means one of four possible bridges: Golden Gate, Bay Bridge, San Mateo, and the Dumbarton. They rule out the first two and then narrow it down to San Mateo based on the sound and frequency of the seams in the concrete.”

Forget About Shopping on Black Friday 2011 – Come Meet the 49er’s Gold Rush Cheerleaders at the Big Car Show!

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Word on the street regarding the San Francisco International Car Show at Moscone Center on Howard between 3rd and 4th:

“Meet and take pictures with some of the SF 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders in the Toyota display on Friday, November 25th from 1:00 to 3:00 PM”

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The show itself will run through Sunday night til 8:00 PM:

NOVEMBER 19-27, 2011
10 AM — 10 PM (Sat. Nov. 19 – Sat. 26)
10 AM — 8 PM (Sun. Nov. 27)
ADMISSION: $9.00. Children 12 & under free when accompanied by an adult.


Via jillig 

Don’t forget your official calendars and Sharpies:

Via Monica’s Dad

OMG, Now You Can Buy Tickets to See the San Francisco 49ers Cheerleaders Tryouts – Just $20, March 31st!

Monday, March 21st, 2011

But for some reason, they’re having the tryouts in Santa Clara or someplace Way Down There.

Isn’t that funny?*

See you there!*

*Not really.

2011 Gold Rush Final Auditions
3/31/2011 7:00 PM

For the first time ever, Gold Rush Cheerleader auditions are open to the public. Come and watch the final round of women compete for a spot on the 2011 squad.

Thursday, March 31, 2011.

7:00pm – 9:00pm. Doors open at 6:45pm

Santa Clara Convention Center Theater
5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, California 95054

General Admission seating. All tickets are $20 per individual.



How the Mayor is Mostly Wrong About San Francisco’s Claim on the Name “49ers”

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Let’s take a look at what Mayor Gavin Newsom had to say at a recent editorial meeting over at the San Francisco Chronicle, talking about how the City of San Francisco might take on the City of Santa Clara over the 49ers wanting to move on down the Peninsula. These days, there’s talk of the San Francisco 49ers continuing on in the South Bay without any kind of a name change. Says Mr. Mayor:

We can sue… we’re a 49 square mile city, founded in 1849 by the 49ers. The city [Santa Clara] can’t take the name ’49ers‘.”

Ooh, numbers!

1. So let’s see here, the name of the Niners has something to do with the land area of the City of San Francisco? Really? Never heard of  that. Actually, S.F. is a 46-something square mile city, and it used to be a lot smaller especially back in the day. You can add up everything, all our filled-in areas (like the FiDi and the Marina) and then throw in the islands (like the Farallones and Red Rock) and then sprinkle in the parts of islands that are part of San Francisco that shouldn’t be (like Angel Island and Alameda(!) Island) and all that totals just 46. 7 square miles.

(Of course people use the term “7 by 7” but that’s just an approximation.) 

So, how can you sue over something like this?

Strike one.

The Mayor seems to do better calm and prepared, as shown, as opposed to pissed off and off-the-cuff, as he was for at least a brief moment at the Chron’s Ed Board.


2. San Francisco was founded in 1776 and incorporated in 1850. So, 1849 is close, but no cigar. What other cities can also claim 1850 incorporation? Well, how about all the big ones? El Lay, Fun Diego, San Hoser, Sactown (Sacramento, Sacramento where you at?), the list goes on. (Something to do with the Compromise of 1850, they learned us in school in Sacratomatoe.) 

How can you sue over something like this?

Strike two.

Do the Gold Rush cheerleaders know the way to San Jose? They seemed to be baffled by San Francisco’s Civic Center / Tenderloin / Little Saigon area, thereby causing a stir a few years back.


The little girl, nobody notices the little girl being ignored, if ever so briefly, by her caretaker(s), with a loud sigh and a dramatic crossing of the arms.

3. Now if you want to talk about how San Francisco was incorporated by 49ers, people who came here in 1849 looking for gold and whatnot, well, feel free to say that. But so were other cities, specifically Grass Valley, CA and, indeed, Santa Clara. I don’t know how you can use that as an argument. How can you sue over something like this?

Ball one.

We’ll have to leave this at a count of one and two. (Gavin could have thrown in our 49-Mile Scenic Drive as well, but that would only encourage Santa Clara to follow suit with their own. Can you imagine going on that tour? You’d have to handcuff the tourists to their seats after the first half-mile.)

Could jazzy New Orleans have sued when the Utah Jazz basketball team wanted to move to Salt Lake City and yet still keep the green, purple and gold colours of Mardi Gras? Sacre Bleu!

Could somebody today sue Mill Valley-based “Ferrari of San Francisco” for not actually being “of San Francisco”?

The World Wonders.

Was last Night’s Shooting in the Civic Center or the Tenderloin?

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

News of the day: “Gunfire erupted near UC Hastings College of the Law in the 200 block of McAllister Street at 5:40 p.m.” Interestingly, both accounts of this shooting place the 200 block of McAllister in the Tenderloin area.

Some might consider this block as part of the Civic Center as it’s right across the street from Civic Center Plaza. You can see these 49ers Gold Rush cheeleaders causing a stir on McAllister’s 200 block last year in the photo below.

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So is this block really in the Tenderloin?


San Francisco 49ERS Family Day 2008 a Huge Success

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

San Francisco 49ERS Family Day 2008 went off today without a hitch. But yesterday, the Niners had a few things to say about another annual off-season event:

Each year the San Francisco 49ers and the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce host a kick-off luncheon to celebrate the new season with all of our players and coaches. Last year, the event became a forum for the politicians to pitch a stadium plan, rather than a show of support for the players and coaches. Although the team continues to be active members of the Chamber, we announced in March that we will not be organizing the same event this year. Instead, the team will be hosting 49ers Family Day at Candlestick Park this Saturday from 10 – 2 pm.   

The politicians in question could possibly be San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and call-and-response orator Senator Dianne Feinstein (and they might not have been too happy with feisty senator Carole Migden and her old Senate Bill 49 either). The problem with this “team statement” is that it suggests that Family Day is a substitute for the Chamber luncheon, but that’s not the case since FD is an annual thing itself.

Oh well, on with the show. Junior Gold Rush cheer clinic:


Coach Mike Nolan taking questions from the crowd:


“Do YOU come with the car?”:


See you next year!

San Francisco 49ers Cancel Annual Lunch, But Family Day Goes Forward

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Here’s what the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce had to say when they found out the annual luncheon with the Niners ain’t gonna happen this year:

“Our main reaction is disappointment,” said Carol Piasente, the chamber’s vice president of communications and events.

(At least they’re taking it better than Otto West would.) Maybe last year’s chant led by Senator Dianne Feinstein played a factor in the cancellation?

Irregardless, KNBR 49er Family Day is ON this Saturday, June 7th.


Gold Rushers Janelle and Jordan would love you to come to Family Day 2008. By Slick Rick via Flickr

It’s on! It’s free!

The day will feature contests, games and appearances by members of the 49ers football team, alumni, Gold Rush, Niners Noise Drumline and Sourdough Sam.  Fans are encouraged to arrive early to take in all of the day’s festivities.

See you there.