I’m pretty much tapped out. It’s still over 24 hours away, and I’ve been overanalyzing the NFC Championship game so much that I’m starting to see the “Manning Face” wherever I go.
Hit the corner store for a 40 oz and some bubble gum (just kidding, it was a 6-pack), and the clerk gave me the Manning Face. Buzzer went off in my apartment and I didn’t get up in time to let the UPS guy in the building, so he had to buzz twice — total Manning Face from the UPS guy. Questioned my wife about why we’ve received shipments from Amazon and/or Betsy Johnson every day since 2012 began…
You can see how this would be a problem.
In case you missed the avalanche of 49ers coverage on BASG, this post will get you up to speed. In other words, this post is the equivalent of a BASG clip show — with a little radio bonus!
I lost my voice on Saturday and never fully regained it until about Wednesday. I still went on AM 680 (ESPN 680 in Louisville, KY with Jason Anderson, not KNBR) on Monday and talked Niners for a few minutes. [audio:http://www.bayareasportsguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/FCP-Steve-Berman.mp3|titles=BASG on ESPN 680 Louisville with Jason Anderson]
This week in 49ers idolatry
— My delirious ramblings a few hours after watching the Niners beat the Saints: “Where Alex Smith took over”
— My wife compares the 49ers to the cast of Friday Night Lights (my favorite comparison: Alex Smith with Matt Saracen): “49ers vs. Saints: Just like an episode of Friday Night Lights”
— My ode to the crowd at Chez Candlestick: “49ers fans loudly assume team’s new identity.”
— The most popular post of the week … by far: “49ers vs. Saints Aftermath, part 1: the final 3 TDs (en Español)”
— A fantastic montage from KTVU of clips shot on the field, the Vernon Davis touchdown recreated on Tecmo Bowl and some videos I shot from LR Sec. 11, Row 7. “49ers vs. Saints aftermath, part 2: professional video, amateur video and video games”
— It’s about 1,000,000 times better in person: “5 reasons why the 49ers’ coverage team’s use of ‘Tony Montana’ rules”
— You knew the New York Giants were going to talk some trash. “Victor Cruz wants even more attention from the 49ers?”
— My fixation with Rookie of the Year awards started with Buster Posey, and shows no sign of abating: “Aldon Smith named Defensive Rookie of the Year by PFW/PFWA – AP next?”
— Where I take a huge dump on Lawrence Tynes: “49ers hold bigger special teams advantage over Giants than Saints”
— Replace the word “sound” with “smell” and this post is about something waaaaay different: “49ers’ offensive x-factor should sound familiar to the Giants”
— Harbaugh’s restraining order against me is only 1,000 feet, which means I can still sit in my seats on Sunday. Hooray!: “Jim Harbaugh, the media and psychology”
— East coast bias (clap … clap … clapclapclap): “49ers vs. Giants: ‘experts’ predicting Giants/Patriots Super Bowl rematch”
— West coast bias (clap … clap … clapclapclap): “49ers vs. Giants: BASG’s non-expert NFC Championship pick“