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Three Niners played for BCS title in Superdome

Three Niners played for BCS title in Superdome

CNNSI.com Updated Jan 31, 2013
NEW ORLEANS (AP) San Francisco defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois made one of his greatest football memories to date in the Superdome, where he won a national championship with LSU against Ohio State in January 2008.
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  • Super Bowl XLVII pick: Gold rush

    Super Bowl XLVII pick: Gold rush

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    I don't pick NFC North games during the regular season or the playoffs, to the chagrin of those who seek more buffoonery than I already provide to be used against me. But the entire ESPN/ESPN.com crew submitted picks for Super Bowl XLVII, so I had littl…
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  • Moss says Titans “blackballed” him in 2010

    Moss says Titans “blackballed” him in 2010

    profootballtalk.com Jan 31, 2013
    After the Vikings fired receiver Randy Moss during the 2010 season, the Titans claimed his contract on waivers. And then Moss languished in Tennessee, with six catches for 80 yards in eight games. So what happened?  As part of his compulsory media avail…
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  • Packers' all-time wide receiver Driver to retire

    Packers' all-time wide receiver Driver to retire

    The Green Bay Packers' all-time receiver Donald Driver will retire from NFL.
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  • Hall of Fame: More NFC North love?

    Hall of Fame: More NFC North love?

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee has included a player with NFC North ties in every class dating back to the inception of this blog. We had Minnesota Vikings guard Randall McDaniel in 2009. In 2010, Vikings defensive lineman John Randle…
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  • Players, coaches sell Super Bowl tickets in violation of NFL ru…

    Players, coaches sell Super Bowl tickets in violation of NFL rules

    profootballtalk.com Jan 31, 2013
    In 2005, then-Vikings head coach Mike Tice found himself in hot water for reselling Super Bowl tickets, which is strictly prohibited under NFL rules. But a new report says that plenty of other players and coaches still sell their Super Bowl tickets. In …
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  • BBAO: DuJuan Harris in 2013?

    BBAO: DuJuan Harris in 2013?

    ESPN.com Jan 31, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: Over the past few weeks, I've received as many questions about DuJuan Harris as any other NFC North player. Specifically, many of you want to know if the Green Bay Packers will enter the 2013 season with Harris as their to…
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  • Video - Donald Driver's new job 01:29

    Donald Driver's new job

    Jan 31
    Adam Rank gets an exclusive interview with former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver on NFL.com Live: Super Bowl XLVII about his new job making lemonade after announcing his retirement.
  • Video - Donald Driver's new job 01:29

    Donald Driver's new job

    Jan 31
    Adam Rank gets an exclusive interview with former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver on NFL.com Live: Super Bowl XLVII about his new job making lemonade after announcing his retirement.
  • Video - Adrian Peterson: 'I am the MVP' 05:48

    Adrian Peterson: 'I am the MVP'

    Jan 31
    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson joined the gang on "NFL AM" to talk about the future of the Vikings and explain why he thinks he deserves the MVP title this season.
  • Video - Adrian Peterson: 'I am the MVP' 05:48

    Adrian Peterson: 'I am the MVP'

    Jan 31
    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson joined the gang on "NFL AM" to talk about the future of the Vikings and explain why he thinks he deserves the MVP title this season.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: Smith chastises NFL for lack of player safety

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- The NFL Players Association challenged the league's commitment to player safety on Monday, going so far as to call some teams' behavior "reckless" when diagnosing and treating players.
  • Don Banks: Seahawks' Wilson familiar with Super-bound 49ers

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick might be all the rage at this year's Super Bowl, but the most recent quarterback to beat San Francisco and its wunderkind second-year passer showed up here today with a little buzz of his own attached to his name. Seattle…
  • Don Banks: Ravens' Super Bowl run a testament to skills of Ozzie Newsome

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- In some form or fashion, on multiple fronts, the issue of legacy hangs over every Super Bowl these days. But that discussion at Super Bowl XLVII should start nowhere else but with the singular feat that would be Ozzie Newsome's if his Bal…
  • Jim Trotter: In Trent Baalke, the 49ers have a GM whose foundation is buil…

    Jan 31
    NEW ORLEANS -- After receiving his first NFL scouting job with the Cleveland Browns in 1991, Lionel Vital was told he should take college coaches to lunch when visiting their schools. Scouts want as much background as possible on draft-eligible prospect…