There was really only one story from yesterday. The 49ers announced a partnership deal with Levi Strauss in regards to their new stadium in Santa Clara. Many had hinted that this deal might be the one we eventually see, seeing as the brand is a local company and a national icon. $220 million dollars for 20 years is a lot of money, and will pay 14% of Colin Kaepernick's future contract (I kid!!!). Since naming rights and sponsorship deals, while important, bore me to no end, I'll get into the links. Levi Strauss stuff at the top, the other links at the bottom.
Christian Gin gets the honors of announcing the deal. | New 49ers stadium will be named Levi's Stadium with $220 million deal (Gin)
BASG questions whether or not the 49ers got the best price. They wanted a lot more, but with the awarding of Super Bowl L pending, were they forced to take the best offer on the table? | Levi's Stadium is a 'perfect fit', but is it a perfect profit? (BASG)
The local paper of the 49ers' new home gets to sound off on the topic. | Levi's Stadium: 49ers' new Santa Clara home gets a name (Mercury News)
Video - 49ers, fans cheer Levi's Stadium deal (NBC)
Top 5 NFL naming-rights deals (Mercury News)
Mike Sando has a good piece on QB's and how much they add to win probability. This article pertains to the NFC West, of course, and covers all the starters in our stacked division. | How many victories QBs are really worth (Sando)
49ers among NFC favorites (49ers.com)
49ers add former Raiders receiver to coaching staff (Mercury News)
49ers promote Cumby (CSN)
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