Golden Nuggets: It's Here!

So the day has come. It's finally here. We get some actual, factual San Francisco 49ers football, and there's actually a few good things to pay attention to, for once. (Unfortunately for me, I won't be able to watch, as DirecTV wants $500 to set up new service.) I'm particularly excited to see some Colin Kaepernick and what he can do, lest we forget that Alex Smith is only one season removed from being absolutely terrible. Hopefully we won't have to see any Kaepernick or Josh Johnson this season, but it's going to fun to see what he can do in the preseason. Also, the preseason debut of Michael Crabtree!? Mind-blowing. Onto the links.

49ers Vs. Vikings: Key Things To Look For During Game (Faaborg)

Testy Harbaugh: Crabtree, Ginn will start; Williams to return punts (Branch)

Be like Bolt? 49ers rave about team speed (Maiocco)

San Francisco 49ers Release CB Curtis Holcomb (SB Nation Bay Area)

Previewing The 49ers Starters: WR Michael Crabtree (Brady)

Five things to watch during the 49ers game against the Minnesota Vikings (Gin)

Players to watch in Friday's 49ers preseason opener (BA Sports Guy)

Brooks takes initiative to maximize his talents (Bach)

WRs Crabtree, Ginn will start exhibition opener; Alex Smith will pack mouthpiece (Inman)

49ers cut ties with former draft pick Holcomb (Barrows)

Book: Giants WR Cruz revisits his 'bullying session' vs. 49ers' Rogers in NFC final (Inman)

Offense Ready for the Unknown (49ers.com)

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