1. 7 Reasons 49ers' Alex Smith Will Start 16 Games This Season

    In a story dated May 18, 2011, Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury gave a very good overview of the Alex Smith experience with the 49ers ...

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  2. San Francisco 49ers Free Agency: Which Players Top the Team's 2011 Wish List?

    The San Francisco 49ers look at free agency with a different approach than 15 years ago. Then, they were the deep-pocket team whose owner, Eddie DeBartolo Jr...

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  3. San Francisco 49ers: Learning from Key Players of Past Super Bowl Seasons

    The San Francisco 49ers have such a storied past that the heroes get bronzed in our memory. The most iconic moments, such as Dwight Clark’s famous catch against the Dallas ...

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  4. San Francisco 49ers: 6 Reasons Jim Harbaugh Era's off to a Great Start

    That sound you hear way off in the distance – something of a high-pitched screech that brings with it a whiff of burned rubber – comes from new San Francisco 49er Coach Jim Harbaugh spinning his wheels...

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  5. San Francisco 49ers: Analyzing the Role and Expectations of the 2011 Draft Class

    Each draft is a statement and the San Francisco 49ers said 44 isn’t enough. That’s the number of tackles made by outside linebacker Manny Lawson, who started all 16 games in 2010...

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  6. San Francisco 49ers: Spring 2011 Depth Chart Projections

    The NFL draft is finished, and while it’s unclear when free agency can begin, it is clear that the 49ers will have new faces on the team, some of whom will play vital roles come September...

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  7. 2011 NFL Draft: Grading the San Francisco 49ers on Draft Day

    Questions loom for Aldon Smith. He is nearly 6’5” and weighs 263 lbs., but is he strong enough inside to play the run? How about pass coverage? That’s one reason why SI...

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  8. NFL Draft 2011: Options Galore for San Francisco 49ers in Late-Round Selections

    With 12 picks through seven rounds, the San Francisco 49ers enjoy the luxury of adding considerable depth to their roster. Better yet, the plethora of picks gives them options...

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  9. San Francisco 49ers: Rating the First Round Draft Picks This Decade

    Since 2001, the San Francisco 49ers have selected 13 players in the first round, of which seven are still with the team...

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  10. Tiger Woods: Battle Rages Between Golfer's Personal Turmoil, Will to Win

    He hasn’t won in 17 months. He hasn’t won on U.S. soil in almost two years. He’s gone through a scandal that ranks among the most lurid in recent sports history. He went through a divorce...

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  11. San Francisco 49ers: 2011 Success Means Beating the Clock in the East

    The NFL schedule cycles every year. Teams rotate who they play outside of their division, and this year’s slate includes games in the Eastern time zone...

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  12. San Francisco 49ers Schedule: 2011 Success for the 49ers Has To Come On the Road

    When it comes to reasons why the San Francisco 49ers have not made a playoff appearance since 2002, there’s one place to look: The road. Away from Candlestick Park, the 49ers in the last 10 years have a 23-57 record away from home...

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  13. NFL Draft 2011: Should the 49ers Trade Up to Draft a Quarterback?

    San Francisco 49ers fans know it, the players know it and, more importantly, new coach Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke know it: The team needs better play out of the quarterback position...

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  14. PGA Tour: Reading Between the Lines of TV Analysts and Commentators

    It’s been said that golf television broadcasts are the perfect white noise in which one can use to dive into a long, satisfying Sunday nap. It’s the hushed tones and soft nature sounds that seem to do it...

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  15. San Francisco 49ers: Comparing the Early Years of Bill Walsh and Jim Harbaugh

    In his first moments as coach of the San Francisco 49ers , Jim Harbaugh talked about the ideals and standards set by Bill Walsh. Walsh took over as head coach in 1979, after a two-year stint as head coach at Stanford...

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  16. 2011 NFL Draft: San Francisco 49ers Building Depth For Years To Come

    With five selections within the first 115 picks of the NFL 2011 Draft, the San Francisco 49ers have the opportunity to add depth and even take risks to find players who can propel them to an NFC West title...

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  17. The 2011 Masters Showed Us the State of Tiger Woods' Game

    Tiger Woods finished four shots out of the lead, and all the credit in the world goes to Charl Schwartzel for his amazing run on the last four holes to claim the Masters title...

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  18. Masters 2011 Leaderboard: Tiger Woods Back in the Swing; Hunting Down Leaders

    The second-round 66 by Tiger Woods at the Masters was not the Tiger of old, but it showed us enough to suggest that he’s closer than ever to being the dominant golfer we have come to expect...

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  19. Masters 2011: Tiger Woods Lurking After First-Round 71

    Statistically, it has been the first round in the Masters that has been the worst for Tiger Woods . His average is just over 72 strokes...

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  20. Masters 2011: What Tiger Woods Has to Do to Win

    If you had cornered a PGA Tour pro last January and told him that by early April Tiger Woods would have only one eagle during competition, you would have been laughed off the practice range...

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  21. The Masters: The 10 Least Deserving Winners in Tournament History

    The much-clichéd line about our national golf championship is that you don’t win the U.S. Open, it wins you...

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  22. 2011 Masters: Top 10 of Golf's New Generation Who Can Win Green Jacket

    The Masters at Augusta National requires a combination of length, touch and uncanny putting. More than anything, it requires nerves...

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  23. The Masters: 10 Things They Don't Tell You About Augusta National on TV

    No tournament has such allure, yet it is the only major played at the same course year in and year out...

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  24. San Francisco 49ers: Building the Roster with Late-Round Steals

    Looking back to some of the great San Francisco 49ers who played critical roles in their Super Bowl campaigns, it is surprising to find that so many were middle- to late-round selections in the NFL Draft...

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  25. San Francisco 49ers: Alex Smith, the Spread and What It Means Come April 28

    Bill Cunerty remembers seeing Alex Smith 12 years ago at Helix High in San Diego . The reaction was common among those who know that a smart, good head makes plays...

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