I really hate getting online and reading about all of these proposed changes to the NFL. If it isn't bad enough that there is a huge labor dispute going on, one of the sticking points just has to be Roger Goodell and his personal agenda screwing up everything with his proposed talk of an eighteen-game season. He said there were no deal breakers, which might be true, but I'm willing to bed his reluctance to leave the idea alone has caused more than a few stalemates. Then I get on and read stuff about potentially more playoff teams? I don't like that ... that's too many teams getting into the playoffs. I like that you need to win your division, and I like that if you can't, you really do need to be up there in wins. More wildcards is a terrible idea, almost as terrible as eighteen games. Maybe I'm just callous and bitter, but that's my take. I can go in it more if you'd like, but it won't be pretty if I do. Enjoy folks.
How much Frank Gore should we expect from the 49ers in 2011? I'm hoping for a great deal, honestly. I'm absolutely crushed that his streak of consecutive 1,000 yard seasons was broken. (Examiner.com)
The city of Santa Clara is rallying around the 49ers stadium effort. Not out of team pride or anything, they're all a bunch of greedy people. I can identify with that. (MercuryNews.com)
Want to see some of the best sports writing you'll see in awhile? Well here you go - unfortunately it's about concussions, something I can't help but hate reading about. Still, I'm not a "turn the other cheek," kind of guy, I've done my research. (PressDemocrat.com)
Here's a look at how Alex Smith has fared in quarterback competitions. The article fails to mention that the 2008 competition wasn't really a competition at all. It was complete fabrication, the entire thing. (CSNBayArea.com)
Grab bag: Harbaugh, Walsh, QBs and 'athletic instincts' (PressDemocrat.com)
Yesterday on Niners Nation
Golden Nuggets: Competition Is Always Good | Ninjames
2011 NFL Combine: Shaking Up NFL Mock Drafts Left And Right on NFL Network | Fooch
49ers QB Trade Situation: Kevin Kolb For A First Round Pick And "Something Else" ? | Fooch
2010 NFL Combine Revisited: Taylor Mays' Controversial 40-Yard Dash Time | Fooch
49ers Guards: Long Look Back, Brief Look Forward | Ninjames
2011, 2012 NFL Draft: Alex Tanney Trick Shot QB Number Two | Fooch
2011 NFL Combine: Cornerbacks That Have A Lot To Gain And Lose | Drew K
2011 NFL Lockout Issues: Matt Birk Counters 18-Game Schedule With Additional Playoff Teams | Fooch
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