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Klay Thompson, Jerry Rice among stars at 49ers-Packers NFC title game

Klay Thompson, Jerry Rice among stars at 49ers-Packers NFC title game

It has been eight years since the 49ers hosted the NFC Championship Game, so the stars have turned out for the huge game Sunday at Levi's Stadium.

The sidelines were packed with local sports stars before the game between the 49ers and Green Bay Packers.

Injured Warriors star Klay Thompson, fresh off his Washington State jersey retirement, showed up with his girlfriend Laura Harrier.

Sharks stars Erik Karlsson and Timo Meier are in attendance to cheer on the "lovely 49ers."

The GOAT, Jerry Rice, is in the house, and he was so jacked up for the game that he was running routes on the field.

Rice also got a big hug from all-time home-run king Barry Bonds.

Rice also caught up with actor Rob Lowe before the game.

Bonds shared moments with The People's Tight End -- George Kittle -- and Thompson.

Two members of the last 49ers team to go to the Super Bowl, Alex Boone and Patrick Willis, saw each other and shared a big hug as well.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom made the trip from Sacramento to Santa Clara for the game.

The 49ers are hoping they can put on a show for all the local celebrities. If San Francisco can take down Green Bay, it will be interesting to see how many of these stars make the trip to Miami in two weeks.

Roger Goodell, Joe Montana, Joey Bosa among 49ers-Vikings spectators

Roger Goodell, Joe Montana, Joey Bosa among 49ers-Vikings spectators

The stars are out in Santa Clara for Saturday’s divisional-round playoff clash between the 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is in attendance for two-time Super Bowl champion Jimmy Garoppolo’s first career playoff start.

49ers defensive end Nick Bosa had the whole family in attendance for his first playoff appearance, including brother and Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa.

To no one's surprise, 49ers legends of years past were spotted in Santa Clara, including Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Jerry Rice.

Former San Francisco Giants slugger and Bay Area native Barry Bonds made the trip to Levi's as well.

But it wasn't all just athletes. Actors Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse were there for the 49ers-Vikings clash, as was rapper Young MC.

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With all of the stars in the crowd, the 49ers are hoping to put on a show.

Where Barry Bonds stands two weeks from 2020 Hall of Fame announcement

Where Barry Bonds stands two weeks from 2020 Hall of Fame announcement

There were four Hall of Fame ballots released by writers on Monday, and they told a familiar story for Barry Bonds. 

Three of the writers voted for Bonds, but the fourth did not put a check mark next to his name on the ballot. With two weeks left until the 2020 Hall of Fame class is announced, Bonds is tracking at exactly that level. 

According to Ryan Thibodaux's spectacularly detailed tracker, Bonds has been named on 75.7 percent of the 132 ballots that have been released publicly thus far. Thibodaux estimates that 412 ballots will be cast and only one-third of those have been publicly revealed so far. 

Bonds is in his eighth year on the ballot and has just two more chances after this one. He traditionally sees a surge early in voting but then a big drop in the final totals, and he has been hit hard by the voters who prefer to keep their selections private.

A year ago, Bonds was at 70.7 percent before the class was announced but ultimately ended up with just 59.1 percent of the vote, well short of the 75 percent required. The 59.1 percent was a new high for Bonds, but he still has a long way to climb.

Bonds is one of four players currently above 75 percent on Thibodaux's tracker. Derek Jeter has been named on every ballot, Larry Walker is on 84.6 percent of them, and Curt Schilling is on 80.1 percent. Roger Clemens is at 74.3 percent and no other players are being listed on half of the ballots. 

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There are others with Giants ties who have received some support. Omar Vizquel is at 45.6 percent, which is only about three percent above his final 2019 total. Jeff Kent is at 27.9 percent.

The 2020 Hall of Fame class will be announced on Tuesday, January 21.