Golden Nuggets: The Day Has Come

Good morning folks, Ninjames here. Today, the bracket for the Niners Nation NFL Tournament of Badness goes live, at 2:00 p.m. So be sure to check that out and give your thoughts on it. Our first match will be tomorrow, also at 2:00 p.m., and I'm excited to get this thing going. In more good news, I actually have time to do the Golden Nuggets how I'm supposed to each night, so no click links tonight, though I'm unsure if there's actually any links of substance to work with today. We'll discover that together, you and I. It looks like there are only a couple, so let's get to them. Enjoy, folks.

I'm really glad that Colin Kaepernick has been able to work with some players to get his hands on a playbook. That's good for him, and ultimately really good for all of us and the 49ers. (

The rookie season is not a season in which rookie pass rushers "must" get big sack numbers, but the trend shows that the dominant ones usually get things done as a rookie. I expect Aldon Smith to do well from day one, and I said that when the team drafted him. (

And unfortunately, at the time of writing this, that is all the links for today. Be sure to check out yesterday's edition if you missed those. Lazy beat writers.

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: Almost Back To Your Regularly Scheduled Programming | Ninjames
49ers Draft Pick Ronald Johnson: Battling For the Slot Position? | Fooch
2011 NFL Draft Grades, 2011 San Francisco 49ers Opponents: Washington Redskins | nocal81
Lions Turn Down HBO Hard Knocks: Should 49ers Be Considered? | Fooch
Niners Nation Community Map | Fooch

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