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Golden Nuggets: Hall of Fame Saturday, Super Bowl Sunday

As is to be expected, most of today's links are related to the announcement that Jerry Rice has been voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on the first ballot.  It's certainly not surprising, but still a great achievement for the greatest wide receiver of all time.

The Super Bowl will of course be going down later this afternoon.  I'll discuss this further as the day goes along, but SB Nation is trying something new.  Over at the mothership there will be a game thread for the game.  SBN wants to see how many people they can get together to discuss the game.  We're talking about the readers from 30 SBN Football sites (the Colts and Saints sites will obviously have their own game threads), so it could make for a great PR effort if we get a whole ton of folks discussing the game.  More to come on that.

Make sure and get in your Super Bowl predictions and prop bet predictions.

DeBartolo accepts Rice's request to present him at Hall of Fame (Maiocco)

Rice elected to Hall of Fame on first ballot (Maiocco)

49ers then and now (Maiocco)

Draft-day deal may have kept Rice out of Big D (Barrows)

49ers Blog and Q&A: Rice a hall of famer; Craig, Haley, etc. will have to wait (Barrows)

49ers’ Jerry Rice gears up for Hall of Fame call (SJ Mercury News)

Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions (SJ Mercury News)

Sunnyvale residents get update on 49ers' stadium (SJ Mercury News)

Snapshot of a Hall of Famer: Jerry Rice simply outworked others (SJ Mercury News)

Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith highlight 2010 Hall of Fame class (SJ Mercury News)

49ers' Jerry Rice and Cowboys' Emmit Smith among 7 new Hall of Famers - San Jose Mercury News (SJ Mercury News)

Candid Cam: Rice's Hall pass arrives; Brown, Craig, Haley miss cut (SJ Mercury News)

Jerry Rice tearfully accepts Hall of Fame honor (

Smith, Rice lead 7 new football Hall of Famers (

Rice Named to 2010 HOF Class (

Teammates, Coaches Reflect on Rice (

Audio Gallery: Rice on Being a Member of the 2010 HOF Class (

Commissioner Goodell addresses CBA, other issues facing NFL (

Rice and Smith are frontrunners for 2010 Hall of Fame (

Five Hall enshrinees have NFC West ties (Sando -

No drama: Rice takes rightful place in Hall (Sando -

Rice did not take Canton for granted (Sando -

Making the case for CJ Spiller as a 49ers first round draft pick (49ers Examiner)

Manufacturing controversy (Turf Show Times)

Seahawks Off-the-charts Awful in First Quarters of 2009 (Field Gulls)