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Niners in need of a No. 2 wideout

Niners in need of a No. 2 wideout

profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 8, 2013
The 49ers entered the 2012 season with five No. 1 receivers.  They ended the campaign with only one. So now, as Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle explains it, the Niners need a No. 2 wideout to complement Michael Crabtree. In quarterback Colin …
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  • Boldin says Flacco was serious about tackling Ted Ginn

    Boldin says Flacco was serious about tackling Ted Ginn

    profootballtalk.com Feb 8, 2013
    Recent in-game audio from Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco includes the Super Bowl MVP urging teammates to take out 49ers return specialist Ted Ginn Jr. during the last play of Baltimore’s championship win. Predictably, the question of whether Flacco was j
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  • Singletary interviews for Rams defensive coordinator position

    Singletary interviews for Rams defensive coordinator position

    profootballtalk.com Feb 8, 2013
    Former 49ers coach Mike Singletary wants to be a head coach again.  Since he’s currently a linebackers coach with the Vikings, becoming a defensive coordinator would be a big step in that direction. According to Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com, Singleta
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  • ‘Metallica Night’ with San Francisco Giants could inspire more …

    ‘Metallica Night’ with San Francisco Giants could inspire more baseball/music mash-ups

    yahoo.com Feb 8, 2013
    The San Francisco Giants announced on Thursday they would host a "Metallica Night" on May 3, as part of a game with the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. As if a Giants-Dodgers game needed another reason for fans to scream "Nothing Else Matters.…
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  • Tim Lincecum Cut Off All His Hair

    Tim Lincecum Cut Off All His Hair

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Feb 8, 2013
    Well look who got a haircut right before spring training! Tim Lincecum has dropped his signature Dazed and Confused look for something more Joseph Gordon-Levitt-y. It's grown-up and adorable and it'll be even more surprising when such a clean-cut guy sa…
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  • You called it: One winner from Super Bowl

    You called it: One winner from Super Bowl

    ESPN.com Feb 8, 2013
    2008-12 You Called It Repeat Winners Not that San Francisco 49ers fans will be excited about it, but we had one winner in the "You Called It" competition from Super Bowl XLVII. gaithmaster227 predicted Baltimore's victory and 34-31 final score…
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  • Super Bowl outage tied to faulty blackout device

    Super Bowl outage tied to faulty blackout device

    CNNSI.com Feb 8, 2013
    The Superdome's power company took the blame Friday for the Super Bowl blackout, saying the cause was a faulty device that had been installed in its switching gear and designed to prevent a failure of electric cables leading to the stadium.
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  • Special comeback or coachspeak? Both

    Special comeback or coachspeak? Both

    ESPN.com Feb 8, 2013
    The San Francisco 49ers stormed back from a 28-6 deficit before falling just short, 34-31, in Super Bowl XLVII. Their coach, Jim Harbaugh, later said "90 percent of the teams will lose by 40" after falling behind by such a wide margin. The com…
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  • Jim Trotter: Oakland Raiders 2013 Offseason Preview

    Jim Trotter: Oakland Raiders 2013 Offseason Preview

    CNNSI.com Feb 8, 2013
    SI.com is laying out offseason road maps for all 32 teams as they start their journey for the Lombardi Trophy -- two teams per day, from the teams that need the most work to contend in 2013 to the ones that are in pretty good shape. See them all.
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  • Silver linings: 49ers vs. Ravens

    Silver linings: 49ers vs. Ravens

    ESPN.com Feb 8, 2013
    Thanks to those who reminded me to produce a "Silver linings" file following the Super Bowl. It's taken most of the week, but here goes. The facts: The San Francisco 49ers suffered a 34-31 defeat to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII. Th…
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  • Jim Harbaugh enjoys a relaxing round of golf

    Jim Harbaugh enjoys a relaxing round of golf

    profootballtalk.com Feb 8, 2013
    With 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh swinging golf clubs this weekend, there isn’t much time for football news. But there were, in fact, two bits of news. The first is that the high-strung Harbaugh “seemed uncommonly relaxed” during his five-and-half-
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  • Jacoby Jones wants a ‘Dancing With The Stars’ spot, expresses h…

    Jacoby Jones wants a ‘Dancing With The Stars’ spot, expresses his desire in hilarious way

    yahoo.com Feb 8, 2013
    Is Jacoby Jones poised to become the breakout star of Super Bowl XLVII? After catching a long touchdown from Joe Flacco and then breaking away from the San Francisco 49ers for a 108-yard kickoff return at the start of Sunday's second half, it certainly …
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  • Colin Kaepernick’s new tattoo is a tribal one

    Colin Kaepernick’s new tattoo is a tribal one

    yahoo.com Feb 8, 2013
    After a crushing loss in the Super Bowl on Sunday, it looks like Colin Kaepernick has returned to the tattoo parlor for a little ink therapy. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback tweeted the above photos on Thursday and the before-and-after look shows ho…
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  • Former murder suspect Angel Villalona obtains work visa, headed…

    Former murder suspect Angel Villalona obtains work visa, headed to camp with Giants

    yahoo.com Feb 8, 2013
    Three and a half years after being charged with murder in the Dominican Republic, Angel Villalona is on his way back to the United States to continue his pursuit of a playing career in Major League Baseball. Baseball America’s Ben Badler, who has been o
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  • 49ers sign 6 to reserve/future deals

    49ers sign 6 to reserve/future deals

    sfgate.com Feb 8, 2013
    49ers sign 6 to reserve/future deals San Francisco Chronicle Copyright 2013 San Francisco Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:42 pm, Thursday, February 7, 2013 The others …
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  • Know Your Role: Carl Landry and the Playoff-Bound Golden State …

    Know Your Role: Carl Landry and the Playoff-Bound Golden State Warriors

    grantland.com Feb 8, 2013
    The NBA loves its stars (and so do we), but often, it's the bit players who are just as essential in defining a team's identity. Whether it's a high-p...
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  • Video - Grizzlies Claw Past Warriors, 99-93 01:00

    Grizzlies Claw Past Warriors, 99-93

    Feb 8
    Grizzlies win 19th home game.

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