I really like the edition of the DeBartolo hall of fame that the 49ers started, I think every franchise needs their own way to recognize outstanding contributors to the team and the overall organization. Now, I'm even more excited about the idea because the 49ers are allowing us to vote for one entrant this year. I'm not sure who I'm going to vote for out of the three candidates thus far, but it's pretty cool. On top of being pretty cool, it's also a source of links, and you know that plenty of links means a happy Ninjames. And you all know you like a happy Ninjames. Also, don't forget to sign up for LondonNiner's trivia contest. You should do that. Unless a lot of people do already, in which case, he doesn't want you to. Because you suck. Enjoy the linkage.
As stated, you can go vote for one of three finalists for the Edward J. DeBartolo Hall of Fame. I'm leaning toward voting for Roger Craig, but I also want to give George Seifert some love as well. I'll have to think about it. (49ers.com)
Maiocco isn't a fan of the NFL Network's Top 100, but he doesn't think Patrick Willis at twenty-three is entirely out of line. It really isn't, but the guy not cracking the top twenty is absurd. I like how Takeo Spikes was the guy to present Willis, considering how great Spikes has been in San Francisco. (CSNBayArea.com)
Sam Lam says that the 49ers need to ease Aldon Smith into his starting role in 2011, and I'm inclined to agree. I do think Smith will produce in year one, though. I think he will make the transition well, but before he's ever a complete linebacker, I expect some sack numbers. (Examiner.com)
I would love it if the Rams were the team to move to Los Angeles, I can't get enough of the SF-LA rivalry. That is to say, except for when it escalates into stupidity like we saw with the Bryan Stow incident. (SacBee.com)
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