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It's only two games, but how about those 49ers? That's all we seem to hear around town, and they certainly deserve the attention after victories over Green Bay and Detroit, with most "experts" who rank NFL teams listing them as No. 1. They're even taking the spotlight from baseball's Giants, who have built a commanding lead in the National League West. We figure that's because the NFL rules at this time of year.
Speaking of the Giants: Why can't they get more respect beyond the West Coast? The cable TV folks seem to give far more love to the Reds, Nationals and Cardinals, even though the Giants have the pitching and just enough hitting to make another run at the World Series. So why aren't more folks giving them their due?
The Mountain Lions are scheduled to open their United Football League season one week from Friday, yet they've announced the signing of just one player, quarterback Josh Johnson and they haven't had a full practice yet. Even if they practice every day, how can players learn and execute a playbook in just nine days? Maybe Johnson will draw up the plays in the huddle on the palm of his hand, like we did as kids during pickup games.
What to watch
NFL, New York Giants at Carolina, NFL Network, 5:20 p.m.: Can the Panthers keep Eli Manning under 500 yards?
What to do
Baseball, Colorado at Giants, 12:45 p.m., AT&T Park: Take a "wellness" day and see just how well the Giants are playing.
Which Northern California major league team is your favorite?
Vote above or leave your comments in the comment field; or, go to www.sacbee.com/sports
What is your favorite all-time NFL memory?
1958 championship: 4%
Namath's guarantee: 7%
"Immaculate Reception": 8%
1972 Dolphins: 4%
"The Catch": 64%
Total votes: 168
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