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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

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Sorry for the late Nuggets. I had a family dinner, and well....enough excuses already. To the links....

Super Bowl XLVII: 49ers vs Ravens

Double coverage: Colin Kaepernick vs Ravens' D (Sando)

Terrell Suggs' three-sack game vs 49ers last season a distant memory (Pro Football Talk)

49ers say much has changed since Harbowl I (Mercury News)

Donte Whitner says team has work to do (Mercury News)

Expect 49ers-Ravens game to be decided in trenches (Mercury News)

Ravens' rookie kicker rarely misses (Mercury News)

Ravens not sure what to expect from 49ers (Mercury News)

Top 11 quotes from 49ers Media Day summed up in one quote: 'mollywhopped' (Inman)

Ed Reed: RG3 prepared Ravens for Kaepernick (

Ravens quarterback expects physical game (Mercury News)

Astrologer to the jocks likes Niners (SF Gate)

49ers-Ravens key matchup No. 6: Michael Crabtree vs Cary Williams (Maiocco)

David Akers, Justin Tucker on opposite ends entering Super Bowl (Ratto)

Sneak peak at 5 of the hottest ads (Mercury News)

Ravens-49ers: Seven key matchups (CSN)

Aldon Smith eager to end sack drought (Mercury News)

Joe Flacco shakes off his doubters (SF Gate)

Colin Kaepernick News

Colin Kaepernick fastball no joke for Randy Moss (Sando)

Colin Kaepernick handles media onslaught (Purdy)

Kaepernick's meal of champions (CSN Bay Area)

Joe Montana likes what he sees in Kaepernick (Mercury News)

Colin Kaepernick opens up (Mercury News)

Colin Kaepernick, 49ers maximizing pistol offense (

Alex Smith News

Alex Smith says demotion has been tough at times (SB Nation)

Alex Smith dimisses previous report about asking for release (Gin)

Alex Smith has no idea where PFT's report came from, talks about support from Joe Staley (BASG)

Alex Smith excited for next opportunity 'wherever that comes' (Barrows)

Alex Smith backs Kaepernick (Mercury News)

Alex Smith: 'I have my best football ahead of me' (Maiocco)

Harbaugh News

Jim Harbaugh at his best for Super Bowl Media Day (Kawakami)

Harbaugh, staff spend time in dark room studying Ravens (Maiocco)

Delanie Walker says Harbaugh never yells at team (SF Gate)

Randy Moss as GOAT News

Randy Moss thinks he's the greatest receiver of all time (Gin)

Why Randy Moss thinks he's better than Jerry Rice (BASG)

No need for Jerry Rice to count rings in response (Sando)

Randy Moss the greatest? Let's discuss (Sando)

Foes get 'Moss'd' even when Randy doesn't touch the ball (CBS Sports)

Randy Moss discusses being the greatest to life after football (CBS Sports)

Randy Moss wants one more season (Mercury News)

Marshall Faulk on Randy Moss' claim: 'What else was he supposed to say?' (Branch)

Hometown: Randy Moss (Maiocco)

Randy Moss leads by example (

Ray Lewis News (Yawn!)

Patrick Willis draws praise from Ravens' Ray Lewis (SB Nation)

Ray Lewis and the flimsy team of destiny narrative (BASG)

SNL skit brings Lewis to tears - though not literally (CSN)

Ray Lewis declines to answer questions about what happened in Atlanta (Mercury News)

Ray Lewis dimisses report about using banned substance (Mercury News)

Even on media day, Lewis gives 110 percent (SF Gate)

Frank Gore News

Quick thought on Frank Gore and option runs (Sando)

Frank Gore's hot hands lead calm, cool 49ers (CBS Sports)

Ed Reed: Frank Gore best running back I've ever played against (Maiocco)

Michael Crabtree News

Michael Crabtree glad assault charges behind him (Mercury News)

Michael Crabtree: Colin Kaepernick unveiling my talent (

Crabtree sheds 'diva' label, delivers on potential (Maiocco)

Assorted News

Line not moving much, 49ers remain favorites (SB Nation)

Watching the 49ers line up for their team photo was hilarious (BASG)

Despite slumping numbers, 49ers insist Aldon Smith is productive (CBS Sports)

NaVorro Bowman differs starkly with Obama on concussions (CBS Sports)

Dan Marino concerned read-option could shorten QBs careers (CBS Sports)

Larry Allen gave Patrick Willis his welcome to the NFL moment (Pro Football Talk)

Vernon Davis: Colin Kaepernick and I have chemistry (

Kyle Williams still asked about last Niners playoff loss (

Justin Smith living the dream (Mercury News)

Ahmad Brooks' late father also had Super Bowl run (Mercury News)

Mario Manningham, Brandon Jacobs took different paths after joining 49ers (Maiocco)

49ers coordinators work together (

Coach's notebook: Jan. 29 (

Joe Montana joins Twitter (CSN Bay Area)

Ex-teammate supportive of gay 49ers Kwame Harris (NBC Bay Area)

49ers could use a distraction for media (SF Gate)

49ers' 'hometown' mayors staying home (SF Gate)

Safeties team up for Super Bowl run (

Joe Staley details tearful transition to tackle (SF Gate)

Mario Manningham considers who'll play his role in Super Bowl (Maiocco)

Video / Assorted Media

Press pass: Michael Crabtree (

Press pass: Frank Gore (

Press pass: Dashon Goldson (

Press pass: Joe Staley (

Press pass: Donte Whitner (

Press pass: Randy Moss (

Press pass: Jim Harbaugh (

Press pass: NaVorro Bowman (

Press pass: Justin Smith (

Jim Harbaugh's sharpie necklace (CSN)

Weekly conversation: Patrick Willis (

Would 49ers be in Super Bowl with Alex Smith? (CSN)

Matt & Mindi: Manningham predicts big game from Moss (CSN)

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