Archive for March, 2012

The State of the 49ers and the Rest of the NFL

You thought the 49ers were going to place Alex Smith on an iceberg and send him adrift didn’t you? And act like his 13-3 season never happened? So did I. With Peyton Manning under center for the Red & Gold it was hard not to put my feet up, crack open a cold one and let the visions of glorious grandeur take me to my happy place. However that’s not the way the cookie crumbled. Unfortunately for Peyton Manning, he wanted more money to play for an inferior football team led by an unproven GM. His loss. But that’s neither here nor there.

What I’d like to get across is that the 49ers have never looked better. They haven’t been in this good of shape in a decade, maybe longer. After the dust settled with 2012’s NFL free agency, San Francisco has emerged with all 11 of its defensive starters plus a more dynamic offense. And Wall Street stock brokers are screaming at you to “BUY! BUY! BUY!” some Alexander Douglas Smith shares.

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Previewing the Giants’ Starting Rotation

The first thing that comes to mind when you look at the San Francisco Giants is their phenomenal pitching staff. As quite a motley crew, the rotation is entering their prime as a collective unit. Most of the buzz surrounds perennial Cy Young candidates Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain, but what truly makes the Giants’ staff so remarkable is their consistent dominance in the face of virtually no run support. Oh yeah, and this man-child named Madison Bumgarner.

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