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Golden Nuggets: Eternally Pessimistic Regarding The Lockout

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Good morning everyone. Yesterday was another one of those news days that really got under my skin, because it was technically news without really saying anything. I remain eternally pessimistic regarding the lockout and the chances of actual, factual NFL football being played this year, but I still can't help but get a little bit excited whenever I see a headline pertaining to such things. So it is with great anger and disappointment that I write these Golden Nuggets this morning, as the bit of lockout news wasn't much for news at all, at least as far as understanding what exactly is going on is concerned. Oh well, we probably won't have football, and that's just how it is. Yay. Let's get to whatever links there might be. Enjoy.

Jim Harbaugh's playbook is similar to the one that Alex Smith learned as a rookie. So that's good for him in that regard, I really hope he can pick it up quickly. (SacBee.com)

Kawakami says that Smith is "destined" to sign a one year deal with the 49ers. I really wonder if it will be a one-year deal. I bet the pay is going to be pretty good, too. Beyond what he's actually earned, anyway. (MercuryNews.com)

There really is nothing about the Smith-49ers union that is easy. Smith has to endure all he was put through and the ire of the fans, while the 49ers have had to endure their "franchise" quarterback significantly under-performing for the better part of six seasons. (CSNBayArea.com)

From JCU to NFL: A well-traveled route (PressDemocrat.com)

49ers positional analysis: Running back (Scout.com)

Alex Smith takes major initiative by helping lead team mini-camp practices (Examiner.com)

Yesterday on Niners Nation

Golden Nuggets: Back To My Old Ways | Ninjames
Expansion Of The World Baseball Classic: Can The NFL Ever Reach That Level? | Fooch
San Francisco 49ers Ranked Ninth Worst Organization In The NFL | Fooch
2011 NFL Draft: Bruce Miller Projections, Putting It All Together | nocal81
49ers QB Alex Smith: Unlike Any Football Player We've Seen? | Fooch
NN NFL Tournament of Badness Opening Round: Fans That Take It Too Far, Franchise Tag | Ninjames
NFL Lockout: Mediation Sessions Cancelled, Settlement Negotiations Heat Up | Fooch

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