What’s next for the 49ers and Alex Smith with Peyton Manning now in the mix?

How will this drama end?

With the contract talks between the San Francisco 49ers and Alex Smith stuck in neutral, the 49ers reached out to free agent quarterback Peyton Manning. Depsite assurance from head coach Jim Harbaugh that the team was going to stick with Smith, the 49ers are now entertaining the idea of signing Manning.

Tennessee and Denver are the two teams that remain the favorites to sign the four-time MVP but the 49ers’ situation has to be more appealing to Manning. On paper, the 49ers might not have the kind of money to make it happen despite the insistence of former 49er Steve Young.

It’s being reported that Manning wants his contract numbers to be similar to what he had in Indianapolis, meaning that a five-year, $90 million contract that Denver is willing to offer is a jumping point to negotiations. The cap space, according to Matt Maiocco, figures that the Broncos have the most money to work with. Denver has $43.9 million, Tennessee has $26.3 million while the 49ers are working with $18 million.

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The New York Post officially buries Linsanity… literally

Reblogged from Awful Announcing

We media love to giveth and taketh away.  Yesterday, we discussed the startling crash of Linsanity as his Google numbers and statistics all over the internet show a waning interest in Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks.  Well, leave it to the never overdramatic New York Post to put the final nail in the coffin of Linsanity, bury it in the ground, and give it a nice tombstone as well.

While that’s all well and good, I’d also look to the excellent Howard Beck of the New York Times who chronicles why Mike D’Antoni’s departure and Mike Woodson’s installation as Knicks coach will ultimately put Linsanity dead in the ground for the time being…

I was excited for Jeremy Lin’s success early on but I knew it wasn’t going to last. In fact, it was inevitable that the Knicks would flounder.

Every team needs a silly unofficial theme song

The above is not an official Miami Marlins theme song. In fact, it has nothing to do with the team. But this unofficial theme song for the new Miami Marlins is so catchy that I wish every team had one.

I remember when the Minnesota Vikings got one from Prince and two seasons ago, Wiz Khalifa did one for the Steelers. But neither of them were this silly.

With a Caribbean feel and a light-hearted message, this song makes me want to cheer for the new Marlins. Go fish!