2012 // Tailgate : 49ers vs Seahawks 


October 18, 2012 – Thursday Night Football

How do you tailgate when you’re rushing to Candlestick Park from work, with no time to spare? You order take-out food and get rid of the grill, of course!

This game didn’t land on a Sunday.

Weekday games are always fun. Maybe it’s the idea of playing hooky or leaving work early that makes them more exciting. Maybe it’s the lights that shine at night throughout the stadium and the even colder breeze from the bay. Or maybe it’s prime time football at it’s finest.

Whatever it is, night games are intense and we were there!



2012 // Tailgate x 49ers vs Giants


October 14, 2012

Here it is! My contribution to Throwback Thursday. Here’s where I left off:

Saturday (October 6, 2012 – NLDS Game 1: San Francisco Giants vs Cincinnati Reds); then Sunday (October 7, 2012 – San Francisco 49ers vs Buffalo Bills); and now we’re on to the next game: 49ers vs the New York Giants….


2012 // 49ers vs Bills 


Play Action Shoot (Terrell Lloyd, myself, Kym Fortino, and Ben Warden) – October 7, 2012

Keeping my posts in chronological order…

This was the first game in October for the San Francisco 49ers, and just like the rest of the other teams in the NFL, there were pops of bright pink throughout the stadium in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

It may have been another day on the job, but I definitely enjoyed the beautiful scenery.


2012 // Tailgate : 49ers vs Bills


October 6, 2012

Celebrating Justin’s 28th “Gold-Blooded” Birthday at Candlestick Park!

With back-to-back San Francisco 49ers home games this entire month, expect tons of pictures coming your way on my blog!

My long-time friend, Justin, only wanted three things for his birthday: family, friends, and 49ers football. Everyone came together to give him exactly what he wanted. We had a big group with us, celebrating at the birthday boy’s tailgate. Good food and great company. Fun, fun, fun!

So prepare to keep scrolling down the page, because I got a lot of pictures up on this one. A LOT! Enjoy!


Datu Knows x Play Action Shoot

49ers vs Vikings (September 23, 2012) – Photo by Terrell Lloyd & edited by Melissa Datu

I wanted to share my first official post on Play Action Shoot! Since the rest of the crew (Terrell & Kym) are currently working at the 49ers/Jets game, I didn’t want to sit on the couch and do nothing.

So this is how I spent my Sunday.

I edited pictures and blogged at home, while the crew is away at the game. I wanted to contribute one way or another. Check it out!

Let’s go NINERS!

C’mon! Are You Kidding Me?!

Dear NFL,
Allow me to contribute to this social media frenzy. Tweets and re-tweets are not enough for this gal.

I truly tried to forget about it. Maybe keeping ESPN on after the MNF game wasn’t the wisest idea. I almost chucked my remote at the television in pure frustration.

I’m taking the smarter route by choosing to blog rather than having to eventually purchase a new flat screen at Best Buy this weekend.


One Word: WOW!

This is not a recap. It’s more of a reaction post.

I refuse to spit out stats and numbers on this one. You can look that up elsewhere. But, I will give props when props are due, and frankly the San Francisco 49ers deserve just that.

Some may think that I’m looking through “red and gold” glasses when sharing my opinions, because I’m a 49ers fan. But I like to think the opposite. I can be biased at times; however, I try to take that out of my writing.


No Surprises

Press play and thank me later.

I’m the type of person who hates surprises. Call me a bit of a control freak, but every part of me needs to know the basic who, what, when, and how. That’s just me.

However, last year’s 49ers season wasn’t expected at all and this time I can’t complain.

No one could have called it. They had a depressing 6-10 record the year before and no real sign of hope in the near future. Confronted with an NFL lockout, made it even more difficult to stay optimistic.