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Saints @ 49ers: Divisional Saturday Fleur-De-Links (with pump-you-up videos!!)

Are you ready for some football? What has two horns and is ready for some football? This guy!!! (thumbs hooked back at self)

It's about two and a half hours until game time and we need to start the slow, building up warm-up process to get to peak operating efficiency for this "do or die" contest.

Saints vs 49ers coverage

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U2 and Greenday will help with this, and then join me after the jump for much, much more...

Before we jump into the tweets and links, just like last week, I will once again provide a link to the Saints tribute songs media player for your enjoyment. Listen and read, and rock on!!

And don't forget how cool it would be to stand next to Jimmy Graham...

...and now that you've sung with the ladies, it's time to chant and grunt with the MEN!!!!


JonVilma51 Is it me or does jeff van gundy aggravate u wen he goes on his random rants during the bball game??

JohnnyPatrick32 I know it's late in new Orleans and Louisville and Daytona... So goodnight to y'all...

JohnnyPatrick32 8:30 is late to old people lol

JohnnyPatrick32 Just telling y'all goodnight, because I'm sure bout time I get out meetings, it will be super late....

saintsnola RT @schottjoe: hope the player who scores the TD tomorrow registering the 40-burger takes a chunk of grass from the end zone and eats it

thomasmorstead Best batch of the season, it's gonna be a great day tomorrow....#browniepower #BeatThe49ers

camjordan94 Final meetings bout ta start then it's time to lock n load on some miners tomorrow

thomasmorstead "@KperrysHusband: @thomasmorstead would you be mad if i say i hope you dont get to punt tommorow?"nope, be mad if you hope I do punt

camjordan94 Mentally ready... physically prepared... What more can u ask for???

wwltvsports Wait, I think I've got it right this time: #wheelsdown. #smh #lol #leggo.

JasonLaCanfora Gonna hit the sack, but before I do, my picks for this weekend (2-2 last week; 172-87 on year): Packers, Broncos, Ravens, Saints

thomasmorstead Time for bed, #whodat Tomorrow its time to #BeatThe49ers

dmcallister26 Left Coast whts the move

CSCtweet Are you people ready or what!?!? We're just hours away from kickoff. #whodat

CSCtweet If the Saints win tomorrow, this playoff goatee I've been growing is really going to get ugly. My poor wife.

j_bushrod7475 Colossians 3.23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as for working for the LORD, not for men!


From the Saints Sideline

New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers: scouting report |
Andrew Lopez - A closer look at the Saints' NFC divisional round playoff opponent.

New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers: Inside the game |
James Varney - Jonathan Vilma vs. Frank Gore a key matchup to watch.

Darren Sproles' versatility gives New Orleans Saints edge |
John DeShazier - Team can attack each unit with Sproles, an ace who turns opponents into jokers.

New Orleans Saints take their high-scoring show on the road |
Mike Triplett - Franchise trying to win its first road playoff game today vs. San Francisco 49ers.

New Orleans Saints' road woes have little relevancy today |
Jeff Duncan - Home teams are 10-10 in divisional playoff round past five years.

Marquee Matchup | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - Riding an offense that’s been virtually unstoppable for the past nine games, the New Orleans Saints are just one victory away from reaching the NFC Championship game for the third time in six seasons.

Colston having enjoyable season | The Advocate
Brian Allee-Walsh - One would never know by his reserved demeanor, but veteran New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston apparently is having the time of his life this season.

Saints not resting on records | The Advocate
Brett Martel - If Sean Payton’s New Orleans Saints are inclined to reflect back on anything from 2011, it’s not so much their recently concluded record-breaking regular season as their disappointing first-round playoff loss to Seattle last January.

Stingy 49ers try to shut down soaring Saints in playoff return |
Sports Network - The San Francisco 49ers ordered in pizzas and watched last weekend's playoff games at the team's facility before discovering who their opponent would be Saturday afternoon at Candlestick Park.

Game Preview: Saints at 49ers |
New Orleans and San Francisco to meet in the playoffs for the first time.

Saints-49ers Broadcast Information |
The New Orleans Saints will battle the San Francisco 49ers, Saturday, Jan. 14, at Candlestick Park. Kickoff is set for 3:30 pm CDT.


49ers Foreplay

Five Things: 49ers vs. Saints |
Taylor Price

The Harbaugh Way |
Taylor Price - As the 49ers concluded Thursday’s practice at team headquarters in Santa Clara, everyone was intently focused on the words spoken by coach Jim Harbaugh.

49ers' defense lost in glare of Saints' offense | SF Chronicle
Eric Branch - In the Year of Absurd Offense, defense was buried in the back pages.

San Francisco 49ers – Niner Insider Blog |
Kevin Lynch - The 49ers will face challenges on both sides of the ball today, most notably with the Saints’ blitz packages and their big-play abilities. Here are 10 keys that could result in the 49ers reaching the NFC Championship Game.

The Yorks finally got it right, 9 years later - Niner Insider Blog |
Brian Murphy - Nine years ago, the 49ers began their rumbling, stumbling, bumbling descent into the wilderness in pathetic fashion.

Saints may not be in a dome, but they feel at home - Niner Insider Blog |
Eric Branch - As a member of one of the NFL’s most prolific offenses, dubbed "the Greatest Show on Turf," former Rams wide receiver Torry Holt is an expert on the issues facing record-breaking, pass-happy dome teams when they play outdoors on grass.

The greatest teams in 49ers history | SF Chronicle
John Crumpacker - With the 49ers back in the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade, what better time to take in the scope of the franchise and rank the top five teams over its 66-year history in San Francisco?

XTRA910 audio: Fisher, 49ers and more - NFC West Blog |
Mike Sando's radio interview.



Tim Tebow phenomenon gets eerie - Adam Schefter's 10 Spot |
Saints come in at numbers 2 & 3.

Biggest NFL games of divisional round - John Clayton's First and Goal |
Check numbers 3 & 4 for the Saints scoop in this column.

Film of the NFC South chat - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - We talked quite a bit about the playoff game between the 49ers and Saints in Friday's NFC South chat.


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