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Ravens, 49ers issue first Super Bowl practice report

Ravens, 49ers issue first Super Bowl practice report

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 23, 2013
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 p
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  • Niners QB looking to trademark 'Kaepernicking'

    Niners QB looking to trademark 'Kaepernicking'

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    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.
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  • Road to the Superdome: 49ers

    Road to the Superdome: 49ers

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    Colleague 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…
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  • 49ers' Gore fined more than $10K for low socks

    49ers' Gore fined more than $10K for low socks

    Frank 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.
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  • Raiders hire Sparano as offensive line coach

    Raiders hire Sparano as offensive line coach

    The Oakland Raiders have hired former New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano as their assistant head coach/offensive line.
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  • What Super Bowl teams had in common

    What Super Bowl teams had in common

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    The 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…
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  • DeBartolo Jr. Calls The NFC Title Game A “Warm Up”

    DeBartolo Jr. Calls The NFC Title Game A “Warm Up”

    49ersgab.com Jan 23, 2013
    There’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, but
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  • Who Wants To Go To The Super Bowl With This Awful Human Being?

    Who Wants To Go To The Super Bowl With This Awful Human Being?

    deadspin.com Jan 23, 2013
    What'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 »
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  • Reggie McKenzie decries interviews just to satisfy the Rooney R…

    Reggie McKenzie decries interviews just to satisfy the Rooney Rule

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    Raiders 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 m
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  • Police make arrest in stabbing outside Georgia Dome

    Police make arrest in stabbing outside Georgia Dome

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    Police 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 word
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  • Leading Off: Playing the Makeup Game

    Leading Off: Playing the Makeup Game

    nytimes.com Jan 23, 2013
    Olive branches were extended across the N.F.L. on Tuesday, but that's not to say there wasn't any feuding.
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  • Which Pundits Predicted A Ravens-49ers Super Bowl? Grading ESPN…

    Which Pundits Predicted A Ravens-49ers Super Bowl? Grading ESPN And Sports Illustrated

    deadspin.com Jan 23, 2013
    Republished with permission from PunditTracker.com More »
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  • Tim Brown, who claimed Bill Callahan sabotaged the Super Bowl, …

    Tim Brown, who claimed Bill Callahan sabotaged the Super Bowl, backs off comments one day later

    Former 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…
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  • Boldin, Cardinals salvaged a bad situation

    Boldin, Cardinals salvaged a bad situation

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    The 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…
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  • PFT Live: Jets talk with Manish Mehta, Cowboys talk with Claren…

    PFT Live: Jets talk with Manish Mehta, Cowboys talk with Clarence Hill

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    The 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 Jets
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  • Report: Crabtree sexual assault allegation isn’t holding up

    Report: Crabtree sexual assault allegation isn’t holding up

    Over 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…
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  • Manning to say 'Aloha' to new coach

    Manning to say 'Aloha' to new coach

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    Greg 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 coordinat
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  • Raiders willing to let Pryor compete for starting job

    Raiders willing to let Pryor compete for starting job

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    With 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…
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  • Jamarcus Russell wants to make a comeback

    Jamarcus Russell wants to make a comeback

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    Former 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…
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  • Nitpickers are super critical of 49ers

    Nitpickers are super critical of 49ers

    sfgate.com Jan 23, 2013
    Nitpickers 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…
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  • 49ers' A.J. Jenkins not producing

    49ers' A.J. Jenkins not producing

    sfgate.com Jan 23, 2013
    49ers' 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…
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  • 49ers' David Akers' kicking trials

    49ers' David Akers' kicking trials

    sfgate.com Jan 23, 2013
    49ers' 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…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Patriots Hope For New Outcome 02:53

    NFL32OT: Patriots Hope For New Outcome

    Jan 23
    Episode 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
  • Video - What is wrong with San Francisco 49ers defense? 01:56

    What is wrong with San Francisco 49ers defense?

    Jan 23
    Why 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 49ers’ vulnerable secondary.
  • Video - PTI Big Finish January 23rd 00:55

    PTI Big Finish January 23rd

    Jan 23
    PTI runs down Wednesday's top stories.
  • Video - Confidence in their kicker 01:10

    Confidence in their kicker

    Jan 23
    The San Francisco 49ers are 100% confident in their kicker David Akers, but is he ready for the Super Bowl? Albert Breer has the latest.