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  1. Madden 25: Kaepernick and Wilson at camp

    Mike Sando

    With an assist from @CSN49ers, I'm passing along the "Madden 25" commercial featuring NFC West quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson. The ad shows them training for this moment since a chance meeting at a summer camp for kids. It peaks ...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  2. 49ers' Bill Walsh second to (almost) no one

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh checks in at No. 2 on ESPN's list of Greatest Coaches in NFL History, leaving the as-yet-unnamed Vince Lombardi as the obvious No. 1. Walsh, of course, led the San Francisco 49ers to three of their five Super Bowl victories. He revived ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  3. My ballot for 'Greatest Coaches' package

    Mike Sando

    Any ranking for the 20 greatest coaches in NFL history would leave off at least two of the 22 enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The ballot I submitted for our "Greatest Coaches" project left off eight of them: Guy Chamberlin, Jimmy Conze...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  4. A few words on Pat Summerall's passing

    Mike Sando

    Pat Summerall never developed a signature call during four decades broadcasting NFL games for CBS and Fox. "Unbelievable" might have been as close as he came. That probably wasn't by accident. For Summerall, who died Tuesday at age 82, the broa...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  5. 49ers' QBs can thank OL, and vice versa

    Mike Sando

    Pro Football Hall of Famer John Madden has chosen the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line as the NFL's best for the 2012 season. 2012 49ers Starting QBs QB Smith Kaepernick Starts 9 9 Time in pocket 2.76 2.87 ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  6. At the risk of taking Peyton's name in vain

    Mike Sando

    When the Seattle Seahawks were preparing to face San Francisco a few weeks ago, quarterback Russell Wilson stopped practice to correct a defensive back's alignment so the offense could get the precise look it was expecting from the 49ers that week. ...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  7. Madden 13: Cam Newton over Patrick Willis

    Mike Sando

    There will be no alleged "Madden 13" cover jinx for the NFC West. Patrick Willis, the final representative from the division, fell to Cam Newton by a 53-47 percentage margin in the semifinals. The fact that Calvin Johnson obliterated Aaron Rodg...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  8. 'Madden 13:' Fitzgerald out, Willis faces test

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West has gone about as far as it's likely to go in "Madden 13" cover balloting. The San Francisco 49ers' Patrick Willis has knocked off Matt Forte, Maurice Jones-Drew and Victor Cruz to reach the semifinals, where Cam Newton stands in his ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  9. Video: Willis' respect for Lynch, Jackson

    Mike Sando

    Passing along: Patrick Willis' recent SportsCenter interview reflecting on the San Francisco 49ers' 2011 season, specifically the "family atmosphere" around the team and Willis' characterization of Jim Harbaugh as "the true definition of a players' c...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  10. Madden 13: Fitzgerald, Willis unstoppable?

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis routinely cuts down running backs in the open field. Willis has likewise taken out two top backs in the "Madden 13" cover competition, joining fellow NFC West icon Larry Fitzgerald in the final eight d...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  11. Madden 13: Willis, Lynch, Fitz represent

    Mike Sando

    Any knowledgeable NFC West fan knows what happens when Matt Forte runs across Patrick Willis. On the field, Willis helped hold Forte to 2.05 yards per carry as Willis' San Francisco 49ers defeated Forte's Chicago Bears 10-6. We'll conveniently ove...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  12. Editorial board choices for Madden cover

    Mike Sando

    The NFC West blog doesn't have an actual editorial board, but this "Madden '13" cover contest is serious stuff demanding careful contemplation. Most choices seemed easy in this initial round of 32. I breezed through the ballot and voted as foll...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  13. 'Madden 13' ballot signals time to rebuild

    Mike Sando

    Not that the St. Louis Rams needed any prompting to reassess their roster, but it's time for an overhaul when a receiver likely to spend 11 career games on the roster emerges as a candidate to grace the "Madden 13" cover. Brandon Lloyd is that rec...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  14. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 13: Clinching time: The San Francisco 49ers can clinch the NFC West title with a win or tie against the St. Louis Rams. Seattle's victory against Philadelphia means there are no other scenarios for the 49ers to...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  15. Madden 12: New threads for Sidney Rice

    Mike Sando

    Just passing along, straight from my Facebook wall: Sidney Rice in a Seattle Seahawks uniform in the new Madden game. The Seahawks are now on the field for the first of two walk-through practices Friday. I planned to head over to their headquarter...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  16. 'Madden 12' respects Peterson, Quinn

    Mike Sando

    Expectations keep climbing for the Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson. EA Sports has made the cornerback its highest-rated rookie in "Madden 12." The St. Louis' Rams Robert Quinn rounds out the top 10. Aldon Smith, chosen seventh overall by th...

    Blog | July 18, 2011