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The game remains 11 days away, but the teams who will be playing in it have made available to anyone who may be interested a rundown of the injuries that affected the ability of certain players to practice on Wednesday. Even if one of the teams didn’t pUpvote Share Tweet
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed for the trademark, "Kaepernicking," his bicep-kissing act that swept the West Coast following his team's postseason run.Upvote Share Tweet
Road to the Superdome: 49ersColleague Dan Graziano asked for San Francisco 49ers strengths and weaknesses during our "Road to the Superdome" conversation Wednesday afternoon. I forgot to mention the field-goal kicking situation as a weakness. Justin Tucker vs. David Aker…Upvote Share TweetFrank Gore's efforts in the San Francisco 49ers' NFC Championship Game victory over the Atlanta Falcons didn't go unnoticed by the NFL, which decided he wore his socks last Sunday a little too low to its liking.Upvote Share TweetThe Oakland Raiders have hired former New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano as their assistant head coach/offensive line.Upvote Share Tweet
What Super Bowl teams had in commonThe three NFC West teams reaching the Super Bowl over the past eight seasons had an important similarity. All three kept their offensive lines intact all season. That is the case for the San Francisco 49ers as their linemen -- left tackle Joe Staley, le…Upvote Share Tweet
DeBartolo Jr. Calls The NFC Title Game A “Warm Up”49ersgab.com Jan 23, 2013There’s one man who seems to think that the NFC Championship Game was simply a “warm-up” for the team to get ready for Super Bowl XLVII against the Ravens — Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Eddie DeBartolo Jr. hasn’t owned the 49ers for nearly 13 years, butUpvote Share Tweet
Who Wants To Go To The Super Bowl With This Awful Human Being?deadspin.com Jan 23, 2013What's up, ladies? Do you like the Ravens? Would you like a ticket to the Super Bowl? Are you "hot?" Are you open to performing an "HJ/BJ/etc." in exchange for said Super Bowl ticket? Well then, this Craigslist ad is for you! More »Upvote Share Tweet
Reggie McKenzie decries interviews just to satisfy the Rooney RuleRaiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie supports the Rooney Rule. But after an offseason in which every NFL team followed the letter of the Rooney Rule - interviewing at least one minority before hiring a head coach or G.M. - and yet no team hired a mUpvote Share Tweet
Police make arrest in stabbing outside Georgia DomePolice say they have arrested the man who committed a stabbing outside the Georgia Dome following the Falcons’ loss to the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. James Lewis McCoy of Villa Rica, Georgia, was arrested on Tuesday. There’s no wordUpvote Share Tweet
Leading Off: Playing the Makeup Gamenytimes.com Jan 23, 2013Olive branches were extended across the N.F.L. on Tuesday, but that's not to say there wasn't any feuding.Upvote Share Tweet
Which Pundits Predicted A Ravens-49ers Super Bowl? Grading ESPN And Sports Illustrateddeadspin.com Jan 23, 2013Republished with permission from PunditTracker.com More »Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com profootballtalk.com deadspin.com ESPN.com nytimes.com insidebayarea.com sfgate.com CNNSI.com Jan 23, 2013Former NFL great Tim Brown made one of the most baffling, hard to believe claims you'll ever hear - even in a post-Manti Te'o hoax world - on Tuesday when he suggested Raiders coach Bill Callahan sabotaged Super Bowl XXXVII. Well, given a day to think a…Upvote Share Tweet
Boldin, Cardinals salvaged a bad situationThe San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens each have four players with Super Bowl experience. The 49ers' Clark Haggans and the Ravens' Anquan Boldin got that experience with the Arizona Cardinals following the 2008 season. 2012 Receiving Comparison Bo…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Jets talk with Manish Mehta, Cowboys talk with Clarence HillThe Ravens and 49ers are the two teams headed to the Super Bowl, but they aren’t the two teams that will be up for discussion during Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live. Mike Florio will be talking to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about the JetsUpvote Share TweetOver the weekend, there were reports that the 49ers doubted that wide receiver Michael Crabtree would be charged with a crime after it broke that police were investigating an accusation of sexual assault against him. An update on the case from the San F…Upvote Share TweetGreg Knapp has bounced back pretty nicely since being fired as the Oakland Raiders’ offensive coordinator on Dec. 31. Last Friday, Knapp was hired as the Denver Broncos’ quarterback coach. He replaced Adam Gase, who was promoted to offensive coordinatUpvote Share Tweet
Raiders willing to let Pryor compete for starting jobWith Carson Palmer injured, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor got what appeared to be a throwaway start in the final game of the regular season. But it might have been a preview of coming attractions. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie told Alex M…Upvote Share TweetFormer Oakland Raiders quarterback Jamarcus Russell is hoping to make a return to the NFL. Seriously. Despite still weighing 308 pounds, the former first round pick believes he can make a return to the league. Russell has been working out for the last s…Upvote Share Tweet
Nitpickers are super critical of 49ersNitpickers are super critical of 49ers What took Jim Harbaugh so long to make the quarterback switch? [...] surely some eventually will demand to know, "How long was Harbaugh going to keep the world's best quarterback cooling his winged heels on th…Upvote Share Tweet49ers' A.J. Jenkins not producing Five months after Jim Harbaugh's unprompted and spirited defense of A.J. Jenkins included the assertion that the first-round pick "is going to be an outstanding football player," his claim was more modest Mond…Upvote Share Tweet49ers' David Akers' kicking trials SUPER BOWL XLVII Ex-coach says kicker's misses might indicate 'he's getting a little tentative' [...] most kickers that have missed big kicks a lot of times just block them out and don't finish the kick. In San Francis…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: Patriots Hope For New OutcomeJan 23Episode 254: Wendi Nix and Chris Mortensen discuss the possible changes the Patriots could make in the offseason. Trent Dilfer breaks down how the bye week will effect Colin Kaepernick. The NFL32 crew discuss the most feared defensive player in the A
What is wrong with San Francisco 49ers defense?Jan 23Why has the San Francisco 49ers defense fallen apart lately? Darren Sharper explains why Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco might be successful in the Super Bowl against the 49ersâ€™ vulnerable secondary.
PTI Big Finish January 23rdJan 23PTI runs down Wednesday's top stories.
Confidence in their kickerJan 23The San Francisco 49ers are 100% confident in their kicker David Akers, but is he ready for the Super Bowl? Albert Breer has the latest.