What would get you more fired up? 49ers vs Seahawks? or Abe Lincoln riding across the field in a frock and top hat, riding a horse and waving an American flag? I'm as big a patriot at the next guy, but 49ers Seahawks gets me just as fired up as anything. I agree with Harbs here, we may lack the fancy architecture that that Century Link has, but there is no reason why the Stick can't be as rockin' as it's ever been. Even if we win on Sunday, odds are that we won't catch Seattle for the NFC West crown, but winning out and being the proverbial "hot team" going into the playoffs is a very real possibility for us. I don't know about you guys, but this will probably be my last game ever at Candlestick and I wouldn't feel right If I didn't stand up and be as loud as I possibly could for the entirety of the game. To the Links!
Pregame Notes and Analysis:
Kaepernick and Wilson: In their words (Maiocco)
That's our Armadillo skinned QB alright. After two lopsided losses, Kaepernick says Seahawks merely are ‘another team in our path’ (Inman)
Justin Smith leading defense (ESPN)
Rivalry? What rivalry? (ESPN)
Injury Timetables and Analysis:
The entirety of the Jim Harbaugh era with the 49ers has been incredibly lucky as far as injuries are concerned. This season, our luck seems to finally be running out. It seems every time we get someone back someone new gets injured. It sucks that we need to pay so much attention to it, but It is necessary at the same time.
In Other News:
Jim Harbaugh appeared on the regional cover of Sports Illustrated, I'll let you see it for yourselves, but trust me when I say It's classic Harbaugh at his best.
Yesterday, Kap basically said that he gets paid to play football and talking to the media was an obligation in his contract. One of the best things I read all day was the hilarious article from BASG. Ruthless sports guy also had a pretty great take on the issue. "The only difference between Kaepernick and Wilson talking to the media is that Kaepernick says nothing in fewer words." Agreed.
Behind Enemy Lines: