Found January 14, 2012 on 49ers Paradise:
Sat, 14 Jan 2012 14:50:48 CST

Smith, Gore rise above the heartbreak

Alex Smith is done with stoicism, with playing NFL quarterback behind that guarded wall of public detachment he carefully constructed over the past six, mostly miserable seasons -- a buttress to keep his sanity. Frank Gore, the running back whose competitive angst seeps through his pores, is finished shedding tears of insecurity and self-loathing. Saturday, there is nothing but...

Hamm’s Pigskins Of The Week Predictions

Welcome to a special playoff edition of Hamm’s Pigskins of the Week!  In honor of the 49ers first playoff game since 2002.  I’m making 2 debuts today on Niner Noise, I’m sure you noticed my new snazzy graphic up top (currently dusting my shoulders off).  And this week I’m making some predictions in an expanded edition of Hamm’s Pigskins of the Week! Hamm’s Offensive...

Californiacation: West Coast Curse Could Follow Saints

The West Coast isn’t for everyone this time of year; just ask Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. Last year, as the defending Super Bowl champions, the Saints fell to Seattle Seahawks in the Wildcard round of the playoffs to the tune of 41-36. This year, they will try to avoid the same fate against a very similar team in the San Francisco 49ers. The Saints offense has propelled...

Tim Kawakami: Turnaround wasn't a surprise to 49ers players

You want to know the moment this season when Frank Gore realized -- voila! -- that the 49ers were onto something special here?

49ers Offense Ready to Breakout

  It’s finally here. The contest that the entire San Francisco 49ers franchise and fan base (from hardcore to casual to bandwagon) have been yearning for. The faithful have waited 9 years for a meaningful playoff game and it’s finally materialized.. Not only has it arrived, but it’s going to play out on the hallowed turf of Candlestick Park. The dilapidated and maligned old...
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