It's time to look ahead to the offseason. The San Francisco 49ers have a lot to be proud of for their performance this past season and in the end, I do believe they did enough to win the game or put themselves in a position to do that outside of the refereeing. In the end, excuses are just excuses.
Now we have to look to free agency and the 2013 NFL Draft. Before all of that, we have the Scouting Combine later this month. That's all I care about right now. Getting a few more pieces and taking another run at things next year. I'm drained ... but being pessimistic throughout this whole process has made looking forward a bit easier.
Still, let's just get to your quick links for the day. Enjoy, folks.
Super Bowl loss makes 49ers even more dangerous (CSN Bay Area)
Poole: Jim Harbaugh, Greg Roman saved worst for last (Mercury News)
Super Bowl falls short of ratings record (CSN Bay Area)
Mike Pereira: I'm demonstrating why I was a terrible referee in my day (paraphrasing) (NFL)
49ers lose in the Super Bowl - who's to blame? (BA Sports Guy)