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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

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Good morning! I'm here to cover the daily links for James and Aaron today. We won't have the in depth detail, or the nice organizational structure. Instead, I present the Nuggets in their rawest of forms! Heck, they're not even in much of a particular order. Well, BASG and Christian Gin get the top spots, but after that it's every which way.

At this point, getting to Sunday's NFC Championship Game is a matter of steps. We're in a bit of a dead zone today. Wednesday means the first practice participation report, and the start of press conferences for the week. That gets us through Friday. This Saturday will be a tough one to get through. We've got the East-West Shrine Game and the NFLPA Collegiate Game on Saturday, but we're not exactly focused on the Draft at this point. We've got Nick and Trevor prepping us, but the focus is on Sunday's conference championship game. The 49ers are sooooooo close to getting a shot at the brass ring. We just need to get to Sunday.

On to the links! Given how busy things are now, I know we'll miss some national content, and even probably some local content. Drop links in the comments as you see them.

49ers face Falcons, two intangible forces (Bay Area Sports Guy)

GIFs from the 49ers’ 45-31 win over the Packers (Bay Area Sports Guy)

Whitner doesn’t think ‘second guessers’ will question switch to Kaepernick anymore (Bay Area Sports Guy)

49ers divisional playoff grades against the Packers: Offense (Gin - Examiner)

49ers divisional playoff grades against the Packers: Defense and Special Teams (Gin - Examiner)

Walker having difficulty handling Kaepernick's fastball (CSN Bay Area)

Harbaugh: ‘You get to this point you’re going to play a very good team’ (SJ Mercury News)

92 people booted from 49ers playoff game, police say (SJ Mercury News)

Harbaugh on Akers: 'David's our kicker' (Barrows)

Harbaugh Q&A: Preparing for test, ready to compete like maniacs (Branch)

'Kaepernicking' gesture rips off World Peace, pro wrestler (USA Today Sports)

49ers make cancer patient's dream come true (SJ Mercury News)

Championship Sunday: Four paths to Super Bowl XLVII (

Niners Success Built on Blocks (NBC Bay Area)

Crabtree still out to prove himself (CSN Bay Area)

Jack Harbaugh’s advice: ‘Get ahead. Stay ahead.’ (Branch)

Roof overhead: 49ers readying for Georgia Dome noise (Barrows)

49ers key matchup No. 5: Justin Smith vs. Justin Blalock (Maiocco)

Baalke transcript: ‘We’re getting a glimpse of who No. 7 is as a player’ (Maiocco)

Nolan's best decisions could cost him now (Sando - ESPN)

Ryan over Kaepernick, right? You decide (Sando - ESPN)

NFC West divisional slideshow (Sando - ESPN)

The Business Of Colin Kaepernick (Forbes)

49ers' Jed York lights up Twitter (Kawakami)

49ers-Falcons: Five story lines for NFC Championship (USA Today Sports)

Kragthorpe: 49ers’ Kaepernick needs another win to top Alex Smith (The Salt Lake Tribune)

NFC Championship: Tony Gonzalez and Atlanta Falcons host Colin Kaepernick and San Francisco 49ers (NY Daily News)

Local Legend Helped Bring 49ers To Glory In Dynasty Years (CBS Sacramento)

EA Sports Planning Special 49ers Edition of Madden 14 (The Outhousers)

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