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James is a ridiculously devoted fan of Bay Area sports and uses that to provide quality coverage of the Bay Area teams on a daily basis when he should probably be doing other things like acknowledging his family or sleeping - productive things of that nature. He's also a regular contributor at SB Nation's 49ers blog, Niners Nation.

Diaz (wrongly) leapfrogs Hendricks for shot at GSP

California's own Nick Diaz might be getting at shot at Georges St-Pierre and his Welterweight Championship, which is great for him, but he's not the most deserving candidate.

49ers shouldn't go back to Alex Smith

The San Francisco 49ers should not make the switch back to Alex Smith after Colin Kaepernick failed to lead the team to a win over the St. Louis Rams in Week 13.

49ers lose to bad team, and notes and stuff

The San Francisco 49ers lost to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, and they deserved it.

Does Bowman's contract affect Alex Smith?

Could NaVorro Bowman's five-year contract extension increase the chances of the San Francisco 49ers parting ways with Alex Smith this offseason?

Kaepernick should make more short throws for 49ers

With Colin Kaepernick the all-but confirmed starter going forward, how should the San Francisco 49ers alter the offensive playbook?

Alex Smith out, Colin Kaepernick in for season?

Alex Smith's time in San Francisco might just be done, as Colin Kaepernick looks like the starting quarterback going forward, following a 31-21 victory over the New Orleans Saints in Week 12.

49ers vs. Saints notes and observations

Some notes from San Francisco's strong win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz fight card

California-born Nate Diaz will take on Ben Henderson for the UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC on FOX 5: Henderson vs. Diaz on December 8.

Hendricks earned shot at GSP at UFC 154

Johny Hendricks has arguably the best string of wins for a title shot in years, but a fight with California's Nick Diaz wouldn't be a horrible alternative if the UFC decides to tie up Georges St-Pierre in a superfight.

Vernon Davis quote has nothing to do with QB sitch

After the San Francisco 49ers dominated the Chicago Bears, tight end Vernon Davis had a quote that might be getting misconstrued around the Internet.