Morning everyone, Ninjames here. Sorry about not getting the open thread up yesterday - once again things came up. I'm also starting late tonight so sorry about that as well. All I do is apologize.. Well not entirely, I'd like to give a thanks to LondonNiner, who hooked me up with some insider Britformation yesterday when I asked him whether or not they use the word "hoover" as a verb over there as part of an argument I was having. See, I was telling a joke and the joke was "My new Czech girlfriend takes four days to hoover the house... Turns out she's a Slovak" and someone was challenging me on my usage of hoover. Why am I telling you this? Because I missed the 49ers state of the franchise address so I can't talk about that. So yeah, let's get to your links.
You can read up on the live blog of the State of the Franchise conference here at the official website. (49ers.com)
The state of the franchise? Positively giddy. I'm OK with that, I'm pretty giddy myself. I think we got ourselves a team here. (PressDemocraat.com)
The team expects their four unsigned picks to sign and be ready by training camp. I'm not entirely sure this will be the case, but we can hope. I know I do. (SacBee.com)
There will be no PSLs for the new stadium - but there will be SBLs. I don't even read this stuff... I can't afford it, so why wish? (CSNBayArea.com)
Here's a bit about Mike Iupati. I'm really excited about this guy. (SFGate.com)
Here's some audio (that I have yet to listen to) of Mike Singletary on ESPN Radio. (ESPN.com)
There will be plenty former 49ers to see Jerry Rice inducted into the hall... That makes me proud. (PressDemocrat.com)
Today On Niners Nation (All times pacific and subject to change)
7:00 a.m. - What's Your Confidence Level For Mike Iupati
11:00 a.m. - Maybe one of the other guys will get something up here.
2:00 p.m. - At Least We're Not The Jacksonville Jaguars