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San Francisco 49ers Have 7/1 Odds to Win Super Bowl XLIX

February 27th, 2014 at 5:31 AM
By Sports Media 101

Odds-makers really waste no time in looking ahead and giving fans a chance to bet on their favorite teams, and less than a month removed from Super Bowl XLVIII and already odds for Super Bowl XLIX have been released.

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At 5/1, it should come as no real surprise that the Seattle Seahawks are favorites to repeat. After all, their dominating defense and embarrassment of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos has earned them that designation. But it's actually the San Francisco 49ers with 7/1 odds — not the Broncos with 10/1 odds — that have been given the next best chance to win it all.

That, of course, gives fans a tremendous opportunity to make some early bets are various online casinos and betting sites.

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Hall of Game Awards Recap: Colin Kaepernick Co-Hosts, Winners Announced & More

February 23rd, 2014 at 5:15 AM
By Suzanna Bezyan

NFL quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick (San Francisco 49ers) and Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers) co-hosted the fourth annual Hall of Game Awards held by Cartoon Network this past Monday at The Barkar Hangar in Los Angeles.

The Hall of Game Awards is the first-of-its-kind sports awards show that allows kids to vote for their favorite athletes and sports moments of the year. Over 100 million online votes were cast and it was time for the winners to receive their GAME trophies.

The two co-hosts that battle it out in the football field were excellent and did not disappoint on the stage. From having a sing off to Katy Perry’s “Roar,” debates on who is a better host, Kaepernick giving Newton an autographed cut out of himself, Newton giving Kaepernick one of himself, Newton making fun of Kaepernick’s “Superman” move and more. Newton even had a few words for Kaepernick when Kaepernick won for the “I Got Swag” award.

The co-hosts entertained a celebrity packed attendance of audience and presenters, including Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, Jermaine Kearse, Michael Robinson, Richard Sherman and Bobby Wagner (Seattle Seahawks), Justin Williams (Los Angeles Kings), Nyjah Huston (Pro Skateboarder) and actors Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga), Bella Thorne (Shake It Up), Zachary Levi (Chuck), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Victoria Justice (Victorious), pop star Redfoo (LMFAO), Cartoon Network stars and many more.

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Colin Kaepernick is Just What San Francisco 49ers Need to Get to Another Super Bowl

April 18th, 2013 at 6:52 PM
By Amanda Pattison

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After walking away from a four point loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl, the 49ers will be coming back this season stronger than ever, and with a leader like starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick, going to the Super Bowl again this season seems like a strong possibility. Kaepernick is one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in the league and all the experience that he gained last season will be very useful as he directs the team’s offense. Kaepernick definitely had the athleticism last season, completing 62% of his passes, accounted for 15 touchdowns and finished with a quarterback rating of 98 during the regular season. In the playoffs, he was even more impressive with just two turnovers and a quarterback rating of over 100. 

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The San Francisco 49ers Depth Chart for the Defensive Line and the Secondary

March 29th, 2013 at 10:38 AM
By Mark Ortiz

The San Francisco 49ers have a great many players in the defensive line and secondary department heading into the 2013 season. Problem is, it’s just not terribly deep experience wise. They have made some important acquisitions so far this off-season, but they also lost a wealth of experience with those that have departed the franchise. It’s a double edged sword for the 49ers, as it is with most teams in the off season and free agency, but it’s clear the 49ers could use some more veterans in the ranks of defensive line and secondary.

Defensive Line:

The 49ers lost starting nose guard Isaac Sopoaga to free agency already, and many viewed that loss as a major blow to the overall status of the defensive line. Sure it hurt to lose a tested veteran like Sopoaga. But the 49ers did pick up a high quality replacement for him in Glenn Dorsey. And as the statistics dictate, Dorsey is actually more productive. In five years Dorsey has 238 tackles and four sacks. Sopoaga on the other hand has played eight years and accumulated 217 tackles and seven and a half sacks. So it’s actually a reward to get Dorsey rather than keep Sopoaga, the 49ers get age and a higher production value in the end. Dorsey will definitely be the starter at nose tackle when the season opens. The only other nose tackle on the team is Ian Williams, and he has only played in four games in his two years in the NFL. But he is young, he may eventually make a name for himself in the league, but for now he will be the back up in San Francisco.

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The San Francisco 49ers Still Have Some Concern in the Depth Chart on the Offensive Line and Special Teams

March 27th, 2013 at 8:48 AM
By Mark Ortiz

After looking at the San Francisco 49ers projected depth chart for many of the offensive skill positions, it’s only fair to evaluate the rest of the offense and how it should play out. Though the 49ers made important adjustments to some of the offense, there are still areas that need to be addressed. They did solidify their kicker position recently, but the offensive line and special teams department is still suspect. And they will need strong offensive line support if they intend on being successful.

Center:

It’s no question that Jonathan Goodwin remains the starter at the center position for the 49ers. However, there is reason for concern here. Goodwin is entering his 12th season in the NFL, that is a long career for an offensive lineman, regardless of what position on the line they play. Such a long career leads to a high frequency of injury, and the 49ers do not have another center to take over in his absence. As a matter of fact, the 49ers are so short handed on the rest of the offensive line, that they could not stand to lose anyone to replace the void at center if Goodwin goes down.

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