The most noteworthy announcements at the start of the league year may have been the early retirements of San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis, Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker and Pittsburgh linebacker Jason Worilds.
As the 49ers look back on this season, it will not be positive. The team almost had a losing record, and missed the playoffs after 3 straight NFC Championship games. However, the teams awful season has to do with injuries than anything else, and a problem that shouldn’t haunt them next season.
When the 49ers and Seahawks meet for the third time this season the stakes could not be higher. The winner will move on to the Super Bowl, while the loser will have to deal with falling just short of the big stage and to make matters worse at the hands of their hated division rival.
“The Stick” says its last public goodbye after a run of Super Bowl success; baseball greats like Willie Mays and home run king Barry Bonds; the 1989 earthquake that interrupted the Bay Bridge World Series; and even The Beatles’ farewell concert.
Joe Flacco proved his doubters wrong by leading the Baltimore Ravens to Super Bowl glory.
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Unfortunately for Brandon Jacobs, he may not have a chance to prove Jerry Rice wrong. The Stick could well become a quagmire by game time Sunday.
The San Francisco 49ers won a thriller over the New Orleans Saints to advance to the NFC Championship game where they’ll face the winner of the Giants and Packers.
It happens all the time. George Seifert inherited Bill Walsh’s dynasty and won a Super Bowl. And now we have Jim Harbaugh burnishing Mike Singletary’s behemoth. Huh?