Good morning folks, the final game of the season approaches. One thing I was wondering was who I preferred win the NFC West. I kind of want it to go to the Rams, but at the same time I don't want them too confident in their young quarterback. God forbid the kid plays above his talent level and becomes a super star. But then again, the Seahawks and their fans are ... less than accommodating over at Field Gulls, which is, I will admit, a very well-run blog. I think I'm still leaning towards the Rams, which is odd because I consider 49ers-Rams to be the only real rivalry in the NFC West. The other two teams really don't spark anything for me. I won't be watching the game, I'll be busy at Candlestick, obviously, but I will still silently root for the Rams. Either way, the 49ers are taking the West next year. ... I hate saying that. It doesn't even sound believable to me, anymore. Enjoy the links.
Patrick Willis will do everything he feasibly can do to keep Takeo Spikes in a 49ers uniform in 2011. It will honestly upset me if Spikes is gone, so maybe Willis can convince him in some way. Takeo is the effing man. (MercuryNews.com)
Sunday will show us a lot of things as 49ers fans. The team insists they are going for a win, but a loss would help their draft positioning by a couple of spots. (PressDemocrat.com)
Ted Sundquist is the latest known candidate to interview for the 49ers general manager position. Fooch took a look at his credentials, you can find it in the "49ers Head Coach/General Manager Search" section after the jump. This guy honestly does not impress me at all and I wouldn't be thrilled if he was brought in. (SacBee.com)
The 49ers are sticking with their starters for the final game of the season. No snaps to the young guys, no increased playing time for fringe players; everyone will be a starter. (49ers.com)
If it was really up to Patrick Willis, he would be out there playing on Sunday, battering people left and right with a cast on his hand. (CSNBayArea.com)
Players, free agents and contracted alike, are gearing up for an uncertain offseason. I really would hate to see Manny Lawson and Takeo Spikes go, I think that would be detrimental to the 49ers defense. I suppose it would be nice to keep either Goldson or Franklin, but that's not a definite need. (SacBee.com)
49ers Head Coach/General Manager Search
49ers GM Candidate Trent Baalke: From The Horse's Mouth
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Bill Parcells, Jed York and Trent Baalke: What Does A Tuna Endorsement Mean?
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan, The 49ers & Stanford: Where Will The Other Shoe Drop?
49ers GM Candidates: Michael Lombardi Interviewed
49ers GM Candidates: Trent Baalke The Early Leader?
49ers GM Candidate: 49ers Interview Tony Softli For GM Position
49ers GM Candidates: Ted Sundquist
49ers Head Coach Search: Jim Harbaugh, Jon Gruden The Focus?
49ers Head Coach/GM Search: Where Does The Franchise Rank?
49ers Head Coach Search: A Look At The Qualifications
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49ers New Head Coach: Jed York, Jim Tomsula Speak
Trent Baalke And The 49ers General Manager Position
Mike Singletary Fired: Jed York, Jim Tomsula Press Conference
Mike Singletary Fired: Jim Harbaugh, Jon Gruden, Etc, Please Pick Up The White Courtesy Phone
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