Ninjames is out for the evening so I'm handling the links for the day. We'll have a game thread later in the morning, but in the meantime I wanted to point out a couple things. First off, we're still looking for 9 more people to handle teams in our community mock draft. If you feel like taking part, head over to that FanPost, read over the details, and sign up if you'd like.
Also, Mark Purdy over at the San Jose Mercury News had an interesting article looking at the "top athlete" in the Bay Area. Apparently Sharks center Joe Thornton is the clear choice ahead of the likes of Patrick Willis and Monta Ellis. Thornton's a big boy, but I don't think he's such a "clear" choice over Bamm Bamm. Maybe he does end up winning this "award," but Willis would give him a run for his money.
Sharks center Joe Thornton is clearly the Bay Area's top athlete (SJ Mercury News)
A look at 49ers connections remaining in playoffs (Maiocco)
Niner Insider : Today's playoff teams should consult the 49ers (SFGate.com)
Wembley game classic case of carrot and stick (SFGate.com)
49ers Blog and Q&A: NFL makes big pledge to Haiti relief efforts (Barrows)
Do Cowboys miss T.O.? An intriguing NFL Game Day discussion (NFL.com)
Cardinals run out of players, answers (Sando - ESPN.com)
A few more links after the jump from our fellow divisional blogs...
Post Game Reaction: Cardinals Season Ends With 45-14 Loss To The Saints (Revenge Of The Birds)
Seahawks Retain Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley and Defensive Line Coach Dan Quinn (Field Gulls)
The Case for C.J. Spiller (from Seahawks fans) (Field Gulls)
An Almost Painless Journey through the Niners' Decade Lost (49ers Webzone)