Time: 5:30pm PST
Location: Bill Walsh Field @ Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA
Records: 49ers (5-7) Cardinals (8-4)
Bodoglife.com Spread: Cardinals -4; Over/Under 44.5; Money Line: 49ers +165, Cardinals -190 - I'll go 49ers and the over. If the 49ers were to lose I'm guessing it'd only be a field goal difference, but I'd take the 49ers money-line.
Weather: 51°F, 3mph SW Wind
TV Broadcast: ESPN - Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden, Suzy Kolber, Michelle Tafoya
Sports USA Radio: Marv Albert, Warren Moon, Steve Tasker
Radio: 107.7 The Bone, 680/1050 KNBR - Ted Robinson, Gary Plummer, Rod Brooks
Spanish Radio: KIQI 1010-AM, KATD 990-AM - Mathias Godinez, Melvin Moran, Marcos Gutierrez
Cardinals Coverage: Revenge of the Birds
49ers: Out - CB Nate Clements (shoulder); Doubtful - WR Isaac Bruce (ankle); Questionable - OT Joe Staley (knee), CB Marcus Hudson (back), LB Takeo Spikes (hamstring); Probable - WR Brandon Jones (thumb), S Michael Lewis (quadricep)
Cardinals: Out - LB Will Davis (knee); Questionable - LB Bert Berry (illness), DE Kenny Iwebema (thumb), TE Stephen Spach (knee); Probable - DT Alan Branch (ankle), T Mike Gandy (pelvis), P Ben Graham (left groin), RB Tim Hightower (thumb), RB Dan Kreider (thigh), K Neil Rackers (right groin), DT Bryan Robinson (illness), RB Jason Wright (illness)
So, we have a perfect storm of events for yours truly. My computer ate itself yesterday so I'm using my law school's library computers to get this together. I've got my last final of the semester at 1:30pm, and then am heading to a bar after the final ends at 4:30, to watch the game at 5:30. So, at this point, the second game thread will appear at 7:00pm pacific, and the third game thread will appear at 8:15pm pacific. Andrew Davidson will have a recap up shortly after the thread. When one of you goes into the new game thread each time, please post a link to it in the previous game thread.
Oh yea, and the 49ers face their proverbial last stand over the next month beginning tonight. A win keeps their faint playoff hopes alive. A loss, would just about end them I believe. Let's keep things interesting for at least one more week!