Former 49ers and Raiders OL assaults ex-boyfriend in fight over soy sauce

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No that’s not a typo in the headline. I know you think that because the NFL has no current players who’ve come out of the closet. And there’s a very low number of ex-players (and since we’re talking about ex-Niners, c’mon Jeff Garcia, quit living the lie, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with being who you actually are) who are known to be gay that this must be an error. However, it appears ex-San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Kwame Harris, a former first-round draft pick, has involuntarily been added to the list as a result of the legal issues stemming from a restaurant dispute.

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Colin Kaepernicking now being done for a good cause

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One of the big trends for Super Bowl XLVII – #Kaepernicking. We’ve had Tebowing, Bradying, Te’oing and pretty much every -ing with a football player you can name in the past year or so. Now the San Francisco 49ers QB’s signature pose has gone viral, and Colin Kaepernick has teamed up with licensed apparel brand Sportiqe to use the social media phenomenon for a good cause.

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49ers kicker quits Twitter after receiving death threats

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Wow you San Francisco 49ers fans are one classy, upstanding bunch of gentlemen aren’t you? Your people get drunk at games and beat senseless people wearing Oakland Raiders jerseys, and last NFC Title game you sent death threats to kick returner Kyle Williams following his gaffes in the loss to the New York Giants.

And now this: placekicker David Akers has quit Twitter after receiving an apparent death threat, according to Fox Sports.

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San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers: Brutally Honest Preview

The start of the NFL season can’t get any better for fans of the Green Bay Packers or San Francisco 49ers. It’s the league’s premier offense (Green Bay, 35.0 points per game in 2011) up against the league’s premier defense (San Francisco, 14.3 points per game given up in 2011).

At Lambeau Field, the Packers have won their last eight games against the 49ers, can they make it nine straight?

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NFL: Television is better than ‘Live’ Action

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There is nothing better than attending a pro sporting event, right? Some are for it, but I have a feeling most are against it. Truth is, I would rather sit at home and watch football games than attend them in person. People who have season tickets are crazy.

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2012 Fantasy Football Preview: D/ST

Football fans, you’re Christmas is right around the corner. Preseason games have already started and the regular season is right around the corner. Nearly as important, the fantasy football season is finally here! In the coming weeks, we will prepare you ready for the upcoming fantasy season by breaking every position. First up, we’ll rank the top the top defense & special team units.

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Panthers Jon Beason rips 49ers Alex Smith

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The San Francisco 49ers went 13-3 last year despite their QB finishing dead last in the NFC in passing yards per game. In defending his game managerial type statistics in a recent interview, Niners quarterback Alex Smith slammed Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton‘s statistics. Newton’s teammate Jon Beason, returned fire on Twitter yesterday.

But first, here’s what the QB said.

“I could absolutely care less on yards per game,” Smith said according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “I think that is a totally overblown stat because if you’re losing games in the second half, guess what, you’re like the Carolina Panthers and you’re going no-huddle the entire second half. Yeah, Cam Newton threw for a lot of 300-yard games. That’s great. You’re not winning, though.

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49ers Jim Harbaugh: Already Coach of the Year in the NFL

Everything has seemed to come up roses for the San Francisco 49ers this season, and more specifically Jim Harbaugh. He was able to leapfrog to the NFL and not even have to relocate from the metropolitan area where he coached college. His squad had minimal expectations coming into the season and now it looks like the second best group in the NFC.

Offense sells tickets and defense wins championships. If this adage holds true, it seems like San Francisco is on the right side of the spectrum and the Green Bay Packers better start making some adjustments. The 49ers have allowed just under fifteen points per contest. That is phenomenal considering that we are talking about the half of the schedule with the better weather. Defensive tackle Justin Smith and linebacker Patrick Willis are consistent performers for San Francisco. Their quality play has catapulted the unit into one of the elite groups in the entire league.

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How the 49ers Upset the Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions have played their last two games in the friendly confines of Ford Field. Their current record of five wins and one loss is second only to the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North. The contest in Detroit was a swinging pendulum throughout Sunday afternoon.

The numerous false starts were an aberration for the 49ers thus far this season. They were a team that had the tag of not beating themselves. Jim Harbaugh has instilled some discipline with the club that previously had a culture of losing within the organization. His fiery nature has inspired quarterback Alex Smith. Before this season, Smith was often put into the same category as JaMarcus Russell as a first pick bust. Harbaugh is one of the few head coaches who can relate to a starting quarterback on a personal level. He has chosen to take a supportive rather than demeaning role.

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NFL Week 3: Mike Vick, Alex Smith, No-Name Buffalo Bills, Torrey Smith

Cam Newton made this blog after his play in week one. He has now notched his first NFL victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Prior to today, Newton had received some criticism because he had passed for an impressive number of yards, but he had thrown more interceptions than touchdowns. His touchdown pass to Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen proved that Newton could come through under pressure late in games.

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Detroit Lions 2011 Season: Game by Game Breakdown

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I am tired of tv pundits and radio talk show hosts throwing around win totals and predictions without going into detail before throwing out their opinions. Sometimes a reaction from the audience seems to be more important than giving an informed take on things. In my previous Lions blog, I went into the high hopes surrounding the Lions for this upcoming season.

What follows is a game by game synopsis of why I believe the team will achieve a minimum of nine wins this season. If I were to move or up or down from that number, I would say that they are actually closer to the total of ten than eight.

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Fantasy Football Studs, Duds & Sleepers: NFC West

 

With the NFL lockout finally behind us, football fans can finally turn our attention from the courtrooms and onto the field, where it belongs. In the coming weeks, I will rank the fantasy studs, duds and sleepers for each division. Today, the NFC West gets some time under the spotlight.

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