Good morning ladies and gents. We're not a day away from the beginning of the 2013-14 season proper, Peyton Manning absolutely demolishing the Baltimore Ravens secondary notwithstanding. Our San Francisco 49ers will take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, kicking off the last season at Candlestick Park and kicking off Jim Harbaugh's third attempt at a Super Bowl bid.
If you haven't yet, please check out the preview posted here yesterday, because it's excellent. Get yourself in the mood for football. I'm getting myself in the mood for football by playing Madden and listening to a history podcast on Mongolian battle tactics and Genghis Khan.
Because that's how I roll. Anyway, we're going to jump right into your links. Enjoy, and go Niners!
K Dawson believes rookie long snapper's aim will be true (Branch)
Asomugha, James listed as questionable (Maiocco)
Is Asomugha back on top? Packers should provide quick answer (Barrows)
My 49ers prediction: Battle Seattle, finish 12-4, win the West, get back to the Super Bowl and then ... (Kawakami)
You again? High-school teammates Reid and Lacy to continue friendly rivalry (Branch)
Harbaugh calls NFL's read-option rules "flawed and biased" (Barrows)
49ers invest in Harper's development (Maiocco)
Possible read-option overkill for Packers? (ESPN)
Davis: Moss' lack-of-rapport observation outdated (Bach)
Boldin: Other receivers ready to make their marks (Maiocco)
49ers-Packers Matchup No. 3: Staley vs. Matthews (Maiocco)
Game previews: Packers-49ers in the one to watch (USA Today)
49ers' Aldon Smith Named in Lawsuit Over Shooting at 2012 House Party (NBC Bay Area)
Packers Rookie RBs to Debut in SF (49ers)
Boldin: 49ers Have Many Weapons (49ers)
Infographic: 49ers vs. Packers Preview (49ers)
Asomugha to Face Rodgers for First Time (49ers)