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Quick age snapshot for Moss and 49ers

Quick age snapshot for Moss and 49ers

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Updated Feb 4, 2013
Randy Moss indicated during Super Bowl week that he would like to continue playing in 2013. The San Francisco 49ers will have to decide whether they want Moss and several other older players to play for them in the future. The 49ers have 10 players age …
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  • Goal to Go: Despite a furious comeback, San Francisco's dream……

    Goal to Go: Despite a furious comeback, San Francisco's dream…

    nytimes.com Feb 4, 2013
    Despite a furious comeback, San Francisco's dreams were dashed after four plays in the waning minutes of Sunday's Super Bowl.
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  • No holds barred: The price of a non-call

    No holds barred: The price of a non-call

    A quick layover in Denver allowed me to rejoin the Super Bowl aftermath conversation via Twitter. Officiating remained prominent on San Francisco 49ers fans' minds. That's fine by me. Even if you think the Baltimore Ravens played better and deserved to …
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  • No Ordinary Joe: Joe Flacco called himself an elite QB, then pr…

    No Ordinary Joe: Joe Flacco called himself an elite QB, then prove…

    CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    Joe Flacco called himself an elite QB, then proved it with a championship performance. Like Eli Manning before him, he's shattered Super Bowl predictors, says Kerry J. Byrne.
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  • The Ravens Won The "Fuck" Bowl, Too: An Analysis Of T…

    The Ravens Won The "Fuck" Bowl, Too: An Analysis Of Twitter Profanity During The Super Bowl

    deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013
    Twitter reports that the Super Bowl generated 24 million tweets last night. Most of them were terrible, so I just looked at the ones that said "fuck." More »
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  • Report: Rams have met with Dick Jauron

    Report: Rams have met with Dick Jauron

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    When the Rams moved on from their near-marriage to Rob Ryan, Dick Jauron jumped to the top of the list of names rumored to be in the running for their defensive coordinator job. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com repo
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  • The Small Decisions That Cost The 49ers The Super Bowl

    The Small Decisions That Cost The 49ers The Super Bowl

    Super Bowl XLVII turned out to be a close game that hinged on a few critical plays at the end-shocking, given the score when the power went out. But it also hinged on decisions that didn't seem very significant at the time but ended up having an enormou
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  • Super Bowl XLVII falls short of ratings record

    Super Bowl XLVII falls short of ratings record

    ESPN.com CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    The Baltimore Ravens' victory over the San Francisco 49ers has set a record for highest overnight ratings in Super Bowl history.
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  • John Harbaugh Shoved A Photographer Just Before The Postgame Ha…

    John Harbaugh Shoved A Photographer Just Before The Postgame Handshake

    deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013
    So, wait. Let's make sure we have this straight: More »
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  • Last Night Was Probably The Closest We'll Ever Get To A Super B…

    Last Night Was Probably The Closest We'll Ever Get To A Super Bowl Fair-Catch Kick, The Rarest Play In The NFL

    deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013
    When the Ravens intentionally took a safety, to give themselves better field position and run a few seconds off the clock, it brought the 49ers to within three points. It was the smart call, but it also raised the possibility of the rarest of all footba…
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  • What Was John Harbaugh Ranting About During The Blackout? We As…

    What Was John Harbaugh Ranting About During The Blackout? We Asked A Lip Reader

    One of the highlights of last night's Super Bowl broadcast was watching John Harbaugh berate a poor old man during the 34-minute power outage. We don't know who the old guy was, but we assume he was some kind of stadium official. Like the rest of Americ…
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  • Russell Wilson not worried about defenses solving Seahawks’ rea…

    Russell Wilson not worried about defenses solving Seahawks’ read option

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    Pistol formations and read-option offenses took the NFL by storm in 2012, and the Seattle Seahawks were involved. The Seahawks used the read option more and more as the season moved along, though it never became anything close to a base package for play…
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  • QBR ranks: Kaepernick good til the end

    QBR ranks: Kaepernick good til the end

    NEW ORLEANS -- The San Francisco 49ers had their chances in Super Bowl XLVII. They had four consecutive shots from the Baltimore 7-yard line or closer in the final minutes. They couldn't quite finish what would have been the greatest comeback in Super B…
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  • NFL had backup power

    NFL had backup power

    CNNSI.com deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Superdome had a backup power system that was about to be used during the Super Bowl electrical outage but it wasn't needed because power started coming back at that time.
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  • Niners RB Gore: Ravens 'got away with one'

    Niners RB Gore: Ravens 'got away with one'

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    Following the 49ers' loss to the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, San Francisco running back Frank Gore claimed that the newly crowned champions "got away with one."
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  • On that critical interference call vs. Culliver

    On that critical interference call vs. Culliver

    NEW ORLEANS -- The clock is ticking on visitors' Super Bowl stays in Louisiana, but those waiting in the airport security line wouldn't hear it over the music playing from a live band. That's right, there's a live band playing in the New Orleans airport…
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  • 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks’ 2013 salary to decrease by $1.6 …

    49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks’ 2013 salary to decrease by $1.6 million

    yahoo.com Feb 4, 2013
    During Super Bowl week, "Shutdown Corner" posted a few updates regarding players who had earned base salary escalators in their current contracts. The largest increase belong to Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson, whose 2013 salary wil…
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  • It Took A Blackout To Show You How Truly Useless NFL Broadcaste…

    It Took A Blackout To Show You How Truly Useless NFL Broadcasters Are. Let's Blow Up The Studio.

    deadspin.com Feb 4, 2013
    I avoided the pregame shows yesterday. This isn't unusual. I never watch pregame shows for the same reason YOU never watch pregame shows. I showed up at my friend's house just as they were getting ready for Alicia Keys to spend eight minutes doing a nat…
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  • Leading Off: The Weirdest, Wildest Super Bowl

    Leading Off: The Weirdest, Wildest Super Bowl

    nytimes.com Feb 4, 2013
    It started out as a Ravens romp. Then the lights went out. And then the 49ers staged a comeback that fell short. No doubt about it, it was a strange night at the Superdome.
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  • Michael Crabtree: I’m not going to blame the refs

    Michael Crabtree: I’m not going to blame the refs

    After the end of the 49ers’ 34-31 loss to the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, their coach Jim Harbaugh started his press conference by saying he believed that the team should have gotten a fresh set of downs at the end of the fourth quarter because wide rec
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  • Closer look at where 49ers, QB fell short

    Closer look at where 49ers, QB fell short

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- Colin Kaepernick scored his fifth red zone rushing touchdown of the season during Super Bowl XLVII. His inability to complete passes in that area was a problem, however. Super Bowl XLVII Red Zone QB Play Kaepernick completed 1 of 5 passes…
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  • Boger gets high marks from his doubter

    Boger gets high marks from his doubter

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS -- The officiating website footballzebras.com made headlines before Super Bowl XLVII by questioning Jerome Boger's appointment to the game as referee. Despite complaints from San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, Boger and his crew members…
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  • Cary Williams didn’t know he shoved ref, calls 49ers “dirty”

    Cary Williams didn’t know he shoved ref, calls 49ers “dirty”

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    Ravens cornerback Cary Williams called shoving a ref “a reaction,” and said he didn’t know who he was moving out of the pile during the second quarter fight that would have drawn more attention if it wasn’t followed by a brownout. But he also call
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  • Pereira Says Officials Made Right Call

    Pereira Says Officials Made Right Call

    nytimes.com Feb 4, 2013
    The former N.F.L. supervisor of officials did not agree with Coach Jim Harbaugh that pass interference should have been called on the 49ers' final offensive play.
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  • No riots in San Fran, minor issues in Baltimore

    No riots in San Fran, minor issues in Baltimore

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4, 2013
    Given the aftermath of the Giants’ World Series win, there was concern that - win or lose - folks in San Francisco would take to the street and create mischief and mayhem. Fortunately, there were no public displays of unrest after the 49ers lost a g
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  • 49ers players already look toward next year

    49ers players already look toward next year

    CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    The Niners talk about their tough 34-31 loss to the Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.
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  • Lewis on SB-winning swan song: 'We did it!'

    Lewis on SB-winning swan song: 'We did it!'

    ESPN.com Feb 3, 2013
    Before he could bask in a shower of confetti, before he could put his fingerprints on the Lombardi Trophy and before he could head into retirement as a champion, Ray Lewis had one final task: stop the San Francisco 49ers on three plays 5 yards from the …
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  • Did Beyonce flash an Illuminati sign? Why did the Superdome pow…

    Did Beyonce flash an Illuminati sign? Why did the Superdome power go out? Your Super Bowl mysteries, solved!

    yahoo.com Feb 4, 2013
    Sure, we all know who won Super Bowl XLVII. But what you may not know are the answers to some of the questions that cropped up as we watched the Baltimore Ravens defeat the San Francisco 49ers. Fear not, friends, because unlike the Superdome lights, we'…
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  • Stirring Comeback Falls Short

    Stirring Comeback Falls Short

    CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    After a furious rally, the 49ers are left to wonder what-if after a last drive came up just short. The players say the failure to score will sting for a long while, reports Jim Trotter.
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  • A Leader To The End: Ray Lewis is a polarizing player. But ther…

    A Leader To The End: Ray Lewis is a polarizing player. But there is no…

    CNNSI.com Feb 4, 2013
    Ray Lewis is a polarizing player. But there is no denying the Ravens followed him all the way to the winner's podium, says Don Banks, wrapping up his career like few ever have.
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  • Ravens survive Niners' rally to win Super Bowl

    Ravens survive Niners' rally to win Super Bowl

    ESPN.com Feb 4, 2013
    A power outage at the Super Bowl put the nation's biggest sporting event on hold for more than a half-hour Sunday, interrupting an otherwise electric game that ended with Joe Flacco and the Ravens as NFL champions thanks to a 34-31 victory over the 49er…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Ravens Win Ultimate Prize 03:18

    NFL32OT: Ravens Win Ultimate Prize

    Feb 4
    Episode 262: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss where Joe Flacco ranks among notable NFL quarterbacks. Herm Edwards breaks down how the momentum shifted after the power outage in the Super Bowl. The NFL32 crew give their thoughts on the big game
  • Video - 'Playbook': A record-breaking kick return 00:56

    'Playbook': A record-breaking kick return

    Feb 4
    "Playbook" analyst Brian Baldinger breaks down Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones' 108-yard kickoff return in Super Bowl XLVII.
  • Video - 'Playbook': A record-breaking kick return 00:56

    'Playbook': A record-breaking kick return

    Feb 4
    "Playbook" analyst Brian Baldinger breaks down Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones' 108-yard kickoff return in Super Bowl XLVII.
  • Video - Better QB for 2013: Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco or San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick? 03:04

    Better QB for 2013: Baltimore Ravens Joe Flacco or San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick?

    Feb 4
    The "NFL Total Access" crew looks at which quarterback they would rather have in 2013: The Baltimore Ravens' Joe Flacco or the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick?

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Flacco, Eli have turned Super Bowl predictors upside down

    Feb 4
    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco helped prove that there's a very simple formula for building a champion in today's NFL.
  • Don Banks: What's next for Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- Having snapped the NFC's three-year Super Bowl winning streak, but continued the NFL's recent trend of seeing a lower-seeded hot team ride postseason momentum all the way to the parade-planning stage, the Baltimore Ravens stand astride th…
  • Clayton: Early Super Bowl favorites for 2013

    Feb 4
    Can the Ravens and 49ers get back? Don't count on it. Here are five teams that should be Super Bowl threats in 2013, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Imperfect and slowed, but Lewis ends career on top with Ravens

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- You don't have to buy everything that Ray Lewis is selling -- and plenty of people don't, me included -- to enjoy the storybook ending that was his "last ride.''