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49ers Arrive Wearing Their Game Faces

49ers Arrive Wearing Their Game Faces

nytimes.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 27, 2013
For a team known for having an excitable head coach and an exciting young quarterback, the San Francisco 49ers seemed subdued upon their arrival in New Orleans on Sunday for Super Bowl XLVII.
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  • Moss plans to play at least one more year

    Moss plans to play at least one more year

    profootballtalk.com Jan 27, 2013
    Receiver Randy Moss emerged from retirement to play for the 49ers this season.  But if he manages to hoist the Lombardi Trophy, he won’t be walking off into the sunset with it like Michael Strahan or Jerome Bettis or John Elway. Per a source with knowl
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  • 49ers arrive: SB 'not a pressure situation'

    49ers arrive: SB 'not a pressure situation'

    ESPN.com Jan 27, 2013
    Leave it to second-year San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to provide wisdom and perspective following his team's arrival in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. "Pressure comes from a lack of preparation," Kaepernick told reporters…
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  • XTRA910 audio: Perspective on Horton

    XTRA910 audio: Perspective on Horton

    ESPN.com Jan 27, 2013
    Cards' Defensive Rankings by Coordinator DALLAS -- Super Bowl week is about to consume the blog, but there's still time to reflect on teams other than the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers. Really, there is. Ray Horton's classic interview with XTRA Sport…
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  • Nakajima quickly fitting in with new teammates

    Nakajima quickly fitting in with new teammates

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    Of all the storied ballparks waiting to be visited by Hiroyuki Nakajima, the A's new shortstop just wants to see the one he'll call home this year.
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  • Cespedes aiming to grow in sophomore season

    Cespedes aiming to grow in sophomore season

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    It's hard to envision a better rookie campaign than the one Yoenis Cespedes put together for the A's in 2012. But the outfielder believes his sophomore season has the potential to trump it, so long as he remains healthy.
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  • Are you ready? Super Bowl XLVII week is off and running

    Are you ready? Super Bowl XLVII week is off and running

    CNNSI.com Jan 27, 2013
    It's here, so get ready for the blitz. Peter King kicks off Super Bowl XLVII week by getting Alex Smith to open up, remembering the Colin Kaepernick draft and much, much more.
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  • Repeat after them: A's primed to defend division title

    Repeat after them: A's primed to defend division title

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    Inside Oracle Arena, where A's players and staff convened for FanFest on Sunday, expectations of keeping the American League West crown in Oakland were heard loud and clear.
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  • On booze and the Super Bowl

    On booze and the Super Bowl

    sfgate.com Jan 27, 2013
    On booze and the Super Bowl Do your friends know the way to your house, and have you made enough nachos and chicken wings? [...] after Mayor Ed Lee suggested Thursday that bars should serve something besides "heavy alcohol" during the game, we…
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  • Five won't be a crowd in Melvin's outfield plans

    Five won't be a crowd in Melvin's outfield plans

    MLB.com Jan 27, 2013
    A's manager Bob Melvin thinks he'll manage just fine as he plans to dish out plenty of playing time to Coco Crisp and teammates Josh Reddick, Yoenis Cespedes, Chris Young and Seth Smith.
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  • 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    ESPN.com Jan 27, 2013
    Passing along: the link to my weekly NFC West conversation with Bernie Miklasz of 101 ESPN St. Louis. We covered coaching changes in Arizona, what a bye week could mean for the San Francisco 49ers, whether Jim Harbaugh is too up-tight as a coach for Sup…
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  • Tattoo parlor offering $49 49ers tattoos

    Tattoo parlor offering $49 49ers tattoos

    profootballtalk.com Jan 27, 2013
    Avid San Fran fans in the vicinity of Vallejo, California can put their melanocytes where their mouth is, for less money. Allied Ink Tattoos & Piercings is offering 49ers-related tattoos for only 49 dollars. “We’re super excited, so we decided, ‘Why
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  • One-Time Raiders Defensive End Anthony Smith May Be The NFL's F…

    One-Time Raiders Defensive End Anthony Smith May Be The NFL's First Sociopathic Serial Killer

    deadspin.com Jan 27, 2013
    Anthony Smith was a defensive end for Alabama and Arizona for four years before being drafted 11th in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft (six spots behind Junior Seau, six ahead of Emmitt Smith). He played seven seasons for the Raiders-the first four
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  • Video - Jim Harbaugh, 49ers Arrive At Super Bowl 00:41

    Jim Harbaugh, 49ers Arrive At Super Bowl

    Jan 27
    Jim Harbaugh addresses the media Sunday with the 49ers in pursuit of their sixth Super Bowl title.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick: 'I let him win the first one' 00:51

    San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick: 'I let him win the first one'

    Jan 27
    Why did San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick have a 1-on-1 throwing contest with head coach Jim Harbaugh?
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh dreams he runs like QB Colin Kaepernick 00:52

    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh dreams he runs like QB Colin Kaepernick

    Jan 27
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh shares a light moment with the media, discussing the dream he has of running like QB Colin Kaepernick.
  • Video - San Francisco 49ers arrive in New Orleans 02:25

    San Francisco 49ers arrive in New Orleans

    Jan 27
    Watch as the San Francisco 49ers arrive in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. Find out why Heath Evans and Darren Sharper call the Niners' entrance "old school."

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Are you ready? Super Bowl XLVII week is off and running

    Jan 27
    NEW ORLEANS -- Ready to get beaten over the head with the Harbaughs, Ray Lewis past and present and a whole lot of players saying a whole lot of nothing? Well, it's Super Bowl week, and the bad news for you is that the one thing I noticed in my few hour…
  • Adande: Kobe Bryant brings a new approach to floundering franchise

    Jan 27
    With Kobe Bryant channeling his inner Magic Johnson, have the Lakers found the right formula? Or is this fancy passing just a passing fancy? J.A. Adande explores.