Found January 16, 2012 on Miami Herald:
It's taken just one year for Jim Harbaugh to undo nearly a decade's worth of missteps and restore the San Francisco 49ers back to prominence.

Connecting the dots on the Alex Smith Redemption: Nolan to Singletary to Camp Alex to glory

* Here’s Jim Trotter’s tremendous Alex Smith story in Sports Illustrated. If you haven’t already, and you’re a 49ers fans, you’ve got to read it, though, judging from all the messages I got early this morning, I think most of you have read it and enjoyed every word of... Continue reading...

49ers win because of "Whack" and "Bang"

Considering the circumstances and the two fourth-quarter touchdown plays, 49ers quarterback Alex Smith played the best game of his career. However, he couldn't have done it without plays labled, "whack" and "bang." With the 49ers trailing 24-23 with 2:18 left in the fourth quarter, offensive...

'The Grab' completes thrilling 49ers comeback

In one triumphant afternoon, playoff first-timer Alex Smith joined a pair of 49ers Hall of Fame quarterbacks with his own indelible postseason moment. Joe Montana had ''The Catch.'' Steve Young had ''The Catch II.'' Now, Smith added another epic play to the 49ers' storied history: ''The Grab.''

Nation Is Seeing a New Alex Smith

It wasn’t by chance that Alex Smith was able to zip a perfect pass to Vernon Davis, or that Davis was able to make what he’s labeled “The Grab” for the winning touchdown in the San Francisco 49ers’ playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints Saturday. The Niners quarterback and tight end have been playing together since 2006, and they were roommates this summer at training...

Smith Leads 49ers to Victory Over Saints

The Saints haven’t lost a game since the day before Halloween, but Alex Smith and Vernon Davis scared the pants off of them. Powered by Smith, who threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns and another on the ground, the 49ers defeated the Saints 36-32.   TD passes to Vernon Davis (seven catches, 180 cards) and Michael Crabree [four catches, 25 yards] and a David Ackers field...

Harbaugh on his NFC finalist 49ers: “It’s a wicked competitive fight in our guys”

Very, very expansive Jim Harbaugh presser today–36 minutes plus, which is quite long for him, and he hit on all the major points, mostly discussing the “heroics” of his 49ers players. They’re on the brink of a Super Bowl berth, with a home game vs. the NY Giants all... Continue reading...

49ers advance to NFC title game, 36-32 over Saints

Thirty years after Joe Montana authored a fairly memorable play in 49ers ' history, Alex Smith mirrored the legend. In some ways, he might have even trumped him by delivering not one but two clutch scoring plays with a...

Stingy 49ers hold down Drew Brees, Saints 36-32

Alex Smith completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis with 9 seconds left just after Drew Brees had put the high-powered Saints ahead, and the resurgent San Francisco 49ers capitalized on five New Orleans turnovers for a thrilling 36-32 playoff victory Saturday.

2011 Conference Championships and Thoughts

Prior to the 2010 season, I was hoping that it would take a couple more years than it did for Jim Harbaugh to break into the NFL head coaching ranks. At the time, I figured Lovie Smith would have a year or two more before he coached himself out of the Bears’ gig, and thought it would be awesome to see Harbaugh return to Chicago. That dream is now dead, but how good is this guy...

49ers, Giants, Ravens and Patriots Advance

Late-game heroics, stingy defenses and blowouts highlighted this weekend's divisional playoff matchups. 49ers beat Saints 36-32 The Saints haven’t lost a game since the day before Halloween, but a four touchdown night from quarterback Alex Smith and 180 yards receiving from Vernon Davis was downright scary. While Drew Brees (458 passing yards, four TDs) had success against...

Rapper Sellassie Could be Next Ashkon

A new rap song is making the rounds here in the Bay Area that has San Francisco Giants baseball fans thinking about a little diddy that became infamous in the weeks ahead of the teams World Series victory. It an "ode to the 49er" anthem written by Sellassie, who is a rapper, a San Francisco native and a big sports fan.  It's part rap, part Jim Harbaugh locker-room...

Monday Morning Hangover: There’s Work Still to Be Done

There is little time to celebrate this morning, unfortunately. If you want to get the Super Bowl from the WildCard round, you have to put your head down and keep barreling forward. The Giants’ dismantling of the defending champion Packers at Lambeau Field last night was a thrill for all fans of the Blue, but in the overall scheme of things it was just Chapter Two. Chapter Three...
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