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Vernon Davis won't be hosting party after all

Posted on: January 21, 2012 11:24 am
V. Davis caught the game-winning pass to send San Francisco to the NFC title game (US Presswire).By Josh Katzowitz

Feel free to file this under “made up controversies that make me yawn,” but 49ers tight end Vernon Davis has been criticized by some parties because of his plans to, well, party.

As the New York Daily News writes, Davis made plans to host a post-NFC championship game party at a popular club in San Francisco. The so-called controversy? As the paper writes, “It’s a move that easily could be construed as a sign that Davis and the Niners expect to win.”

“We’ve been getting a little bit of fuss about it and that’s not what it is at all,” a club spokesman said. “It’s not a victory party. It’s a party celebrating the 49ers’ season for making it so far. The party is going on win or lose. Vernon Davis will be there win or lose.”

But now, he won’t be hosting anything. According to the San Jose Mercury News, Davis has withdrawn his name as a host of the party, which is sponsored by a number of high-end car dealerships.

Which, I suppose, is understandable. But it’s not like Davis has morphed into Giants cornerback Antrel Rolle who said this week, “We can’t be beat. We’re extremely confident and we’ve given ourselves the reasons to feel that way. We have to continue to give ourselves those reasons, and we will. We have no doubts.”

All of this overlooks the role Davis has played this season in San Francisco for quarterback Alex Smith. While he’s been overshadowed by New England’s Rob Gronkowski and New Orleans’ Jimmy Graham, Davis has come a long way from the player former coach Mike Singletary sent to the locker room last season after having words with teammate Michael Crabtree.

“From that point on, I was…I just kept my head up and just kept going down the straight path because I knew from there, from the talk that we had, I was going the wrong direction,” Davis said earlier this week. “I changed my life around and I became more of a leader, because in the beginning it was all about me and that’s not right. You don’t want it to be all about you. I find it that, when it’s more about the team and you put the team first, you have more success.”

Said Davis, “He said to me, I can’t remember what he said word for word, but it touched me. It touched me. But I do remember him saying that, ‘Vernon, when you put the team first, then you’ll start to take off.’ So I did that, I did that. Since then, life has been really good.”

For Davis, life has become a party. One that he’s not actually hosting.

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Since: Nov 14, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 3:18 pm

Vernon Davis won't be hosting party after all

Win or lose the 9er's have had a great season and they should win this game. They are at home with the crowd on their side and a very hard ditting defense. If the defense plays well on sunday the 9er's will win this game. Stop the run and hit Nicks and Cruz very hard after they make the catch and things will workout for them. Eli will throw one pick tomorrow no doubt and the 9er's must make the giants pay by scoring a TD! The game will be very good but I got the 9er's and my homeboy Vernon Davis!

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 3:13 pm

Vernon Davis won't be hosting party after all

Strong words from two losers whose crappy teams failed to make it into the playoffs. Why do you occupied losers have to be such haters? Why so much hate for the 49ers and their fans. Did they pawn you in a previous life? 

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: January 21, 2012 1:50 pm

Vernon Davis won't be hosting party after all

Singletary pobably told him to grow up and get his head out of his ass, and start being a leader and quit complaining. Im sure Mikes speech was not  kind and was rather straitforward. He may not have been the best head coach but Singletary may have kept Davis from wasting his talent. funny how the game works sometimes

Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:45 pm

Vernon Davis won't be hosting party after all

after ny beats em down, i doubt they will feel like partying

Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:35 pm

Vernon Davis won't be hosting party after all

It wasn't the words he said to you Vernon.  It was coach dropping his pants in the locker room that you u remember........

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