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Alex Smith to throw out the first pitch for Giants tonight

Alex Smith to throw out the first pitch for Giants tonight

profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 6, 2012
Presumably, he’ll be wearing his Giants hat. After showing his support in a possibly expensive way, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will throw out the first pitch tonight when the San Francisco Giants open the playoffs tonight against the Cincinnati Reds,
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  • Programming note: Headed for Bills-49ers

    Programming note: Headed for Bills-49ers

    ESPN.com Oct 6, 2012
    NFC West teams play one game in the geographic West this week and I'll be there Sunday. The Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers are scheduled for a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff from Candlestick Park. That works out to roughly 1:25 local time, by my calculatio…
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  • A few thoughts on Cardinals' Kevin Kolb

    A few thoughts on Cardinals' Kevin Kolb

    ESPN.com Oct 6, 2012
    Kevin Kolb started the Arizona Cardinals' first seven games last season before a turf-toe injury sidelined him for four games. Kolb then made two starts before a concussion suffered during an inadvertent collision ended his season. 2011-2012 Kolb: Weeks…
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  • Three Niners avoid fines from Jets game

    Three Niners avoid fines from Jets game

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    Every Friday (or thereabouts), a stream of reports emerges regarding the fines imposed on players who did things during games they shouldn’t have done.  Rarely is it mentioned when players don’t get fined. A trio of 49ers won’t be able to surrender
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  • Whisenhunt: Cards need rest more than remedial work

    Whisenhunt: Cards need rest more than remedial work

    profootballtalk.com Oct 6, 2012
    There’s nothing Ken Whisenhunt would rather be doing that having his guys in pads working this weekend. But the Cardinals coach also thinking about the long haul, which is why he’s giving them some down time. After a sloppy showing in their first loss
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  • Sizing up Seahawks' offense, then and now

    Sizing up Seahawks' offense, then and now

    ESPN.com Oct 6, 2012
    The Seattle Seahawks are sticking with their rookie quarterback, Russell Wilson. With that in mind, I've dialed up the team's yards-per-touch numbers from the first four games this season. I've compared them to the team's averages for the first four gam…
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  • XTRA910 audio: Such an unusual week

    XTRA910 audio: Such an unusual week

    ESPN.com Oct 6, 2012
    Good morning. My usual Friday conversation with Dan Bickley and Mike Jurecki on XTRA Sports 910 AM got me thinking about the unusual: Rams winning two straight: The Rams' 17-3 victory over Arizona on Thursday night gave St. Louis victories in back-to-ba…
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  • USA Today Just Couldn't Wait To Troll Braves Fans And Everyone …

    USA Today Just Couldn't Wait To Troll Braves Fans And Everyone Else About That Call Last Night

    deadspin.com Oct 6, 2012
    Like the call that handed the Seahawks the win over the Packers two Mondays ago, the ruling in the Braves-Cardinals death match was complex enough to trip up the layman. The call on Golden Tate's "touchdown" could, if you squinted, have been j…
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