1. Cost-Effective Moves the San Francisco 49ers Can Make This Offseason

    The San Francisco 49ers will have a busy offseason this spring. Regardless of whether they win the Super Bowl this year, they will be a team with a big target on its back. Add to that the resurgent Seattle Seahawks and a young, up-and-coming St...

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  2. 5 Players San Francisco Could Take in the First Round of the 2013 NFL Draft

    It's never too early to plan for the next season, even as the 49ers plan for their showdown with the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line...

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  3. Why the Baseball HOF Is a Completely Irrelevant Joke

    The Baseball Hall of Fame is a joke, period. It's a worse joke than the one your third cousin told about your sister's bi-racial boyfriend at Christmas two years ago when he was ...

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  4. San Francisco 49ers: Rethinking Draft Needs in a Read Option World

    The read option, whether it's run out of a traditional shotgun set or the pistol formation, is the new kid in town these days...

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  5. 3 Advantages the 49ers Hold over the Packers Heading into the Divisional Round

    This Saturday's NFC divisional round matchup pitting the San Francisco 49ers against the Green Bay Packers is the best, most-evenly matched game of the NFL playoffs thus far...

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  6. San Francisco 49ers: What's with the Fans and Can They Get Louder?

    The Seattle Seahawks have one of the most inauspicious, generic histories of any team in the NFL . In 37 seasons, the franchise has exactly one Super Bowl appearance (a loss), ...

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  7. 5 Biggest Roadblocks to the Super Bowl for the San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers face a tough road ahead of them if they want to be in uniform and standing on the sidelines with their hands over their hearts during the national anthem in New Orleans ' Superdome on Feb...

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  8. Should the San Francisco 49ers Let Alex Smith Walk This Offseason?

    Alex Smith was replaced at quarterback by Colin Kaepernick earlier this season following a concussion and Kaepernick 's transcendent performance in his stead against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football ...

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  9. San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

    Final – Seahawks 42, 49ers 13 49ers vs. Seahawks. That has a nice ring to it, like Ali vs. Frazier, Louis vs. Schmeling, communism vs. capitalism, Joan Crawford vs. Bette Davis or George vs...

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  10. 10 Draft Prospects Who Would Be Perfect Fits for the San Francisco 49ers

    For years the San Francisco 49ers were known as a "finesse" team, a derogatory term that did little to encapsulate the way the team played during its glory years of the 1980s and 90s...

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  11. 49ers vs. Patriots: San Francisco's Biggest Winners and Losers from Week 15

    The San Francisco 49ers pulled out a huge victory against the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football , a game that they needed to win in order to avoid a win-at-all-costs showdown with the Seattle Seahawks next week in Seattle...

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  12. Jim Harbaugh: Is He Gambling the San Francisco 49ers' Season Away?

    For most of the season, the San Francisco 49ers looked like they would run away with the NFC West. That isn't happening now, though, not with a one-and-a-half game lead over the Seahawks with four games left and a trip to Seattle looming ahead...

    Art Wellersdick Written by Art Wellersdick about 2 years ago 2,712 reads 52 comments

  13. 49ers Draft Board: 10 Players San Francisco Must Have Their Eyes on in Bowl Game

    Prior to this season I had spent little time perusing possible draft picks for the San Francisco 49ers leading up to their drafts. I don't know why I never have before and quite frankly, I regret not paying more attention to it...

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  14. Will the DH Come to the National League and Can This Be Stopped?

    The upcoming 2013 MLB season will mark a new era: Interleague baseball will be played somewhere in the league throughout the entire season...

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  15. Position-by-Position 2013 NFL Draft Big Board for the San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers have a roster as deep as the Mariana Trench and are looking to go further this offseason. With fortuitous planning during the last offseason the 49ers managed to add an extra third-, fifth-, sixth- and seventh-round pick...

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  16. San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick Will Be the Next Great NFL Quarterback

    NFL quarterbacks are some of the most revered athletes in all of professional sports. The great ones are the ones who have accumulated noteworthy statistics throughout their career ...

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  17. Mapping out the Path to a Playoff Berth for the San Francisco 49ers

    At the beginning of the season, it was considered a foregone conclusion that the San Francisco 49ers would win the NFC West and go to the playoffs. The only issue was what stadium the 49ers would be playing the NFC Championship in...

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  18. Rams vs. 49ers: 10 Keys to the Game for San Francisco

    The San Francisco 49ers square off against the St. Louis Rams this Sunday in historic, picturesque Candlestick Park. Their third divisional game in a row should not present any serious challenges for the far-superior 49ers squad...

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  19. San Francisco 49ers' Top Performers of October

    Aside from a pitiful showing against the New York Giants , the San Francisco 49ers put on some pretty impressive displays of both offensive and defensive play in the month of October...

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  20. Barry Zito: Is He a Feel-Good Story for the San Francisco Giants?

    Barry Zito's tenure with the San Francisco Giants has been an invaluable lesson in the finer points of futility and incompetence...

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  21. Why the San Francisco 49ers Are Headed for a Memorable Season

    The San Francisco 49ers have had some ups and downs at this point of this season already. They started off the year hot against two playoff teams from last season, fell flat against ...

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  22. Jim Harbaugh: What Is He Turning Into?

    Jim Harbaugh is one of the best football coaches at any level in the country. Few would argue differently. In fact, a few may even argue that he is one of the top coaches at any level in any sport...

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  23. San Francisco 49ers' Rushing Attack Can Revolutionize NFL Offenses

    This could end up being complete fantasy borne of the worst kind of sporting hubris or it could be the moment of clairvoyance to beat all moments of clairvoyance...

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  24. Tim Lincecum: How Giants SP Can Regain His Former Self in Time for 2013, Part 2

    Back in the beginning of August, I wrote an article that covered the basic concepts of a strength-gaining offseason program that the San Francisco Giants ' Tim Lincecum can and ...

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  25. San Francisco 49ers: 10 Things They Must Improve on for a Super Bowl Run

    After a 45-3 shellacking of the Buffalo Bills preceded by a 34-0 shutout of the Jets , it might seem as if the title of this article is a poor attempt at dark humor. Quite frankly, this list will seem a little hypercritical at times...

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