The memories of last year’s game, such as the hit by Kam Chancellor on Vernon Davis (above in a Getty Images picture) are no doubt still fresh on the minds of Seahawks’ fans who can’t wait to see the two teams play again Sunday.
And fans are apparently willing to pay quite a bit for the chance to see the game.
As detailed in our story today, this game will likely rank as the most expensive ticket on the secondary market of any Seahawks’ regular season game in franchise history.
What fans will also see Sunday night is one Jim Harbaugh, who as I wrote today is quickly taking his place on the list of all-time greatest Seattle sports villains. Just sort of a fun, little list there, not meant to be taken all that seriously, and I’m more than willing to listen to anyone argue for others to be included.
Also in our paper today is this column from Jerry Brewer on why Sunday’s game means more to the Seahawks, a recap of our chat from yesterday, and this video of yours truly expounding on what to expect against the 49ers.
In other news. …
— The National Football Post reports that the Seahawks tried out nine players on Tuesday, including one-time Seahawk, and former UW quarterback, Isaiah Stanback;
— Seahawks.com highlights the play of Tony McDaniel against the Panthers;
— Seahawks.com also takes a closer look at the 49ers;
— ESPN.com’s Terry Blount offers his weekly examination of the play of Russell Wilson;
— ESPN also looks at how the Seahawks and 49ers each use the read option;
— 49ers backup QB B.J. Daniels will play the role of Wilson in practice this week;
— More on the similarities between Daniels and Wilson;
— Wilson doesn’t really plan to shave off his eyebrows if the Seahawks lose Sunday;
— Nice story in the San Jose Mercury News on Richard Sherman;
— NinersNation looks at some keys to the game;
— The San Francisco Chronicle says the Seahawks have raised the stakes of the rivalry;
— Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com has the Seahawks No. 2 and the 49ers No. 3 in his updated power rankings;
— Rob Rang writes that the Seahawks basically just couldn’t handle Star Lotulelei Sunday;
— Lots of good 49ers info in this chat yesterday with Matt Maiocco;
— NFL.com also praises the play of Carolina’s DL against the Seahawks;
— The 49ers re-signed special teams ace Kassim Osgood today;
— Finally, Brian McIntrye reported yesterday that the Seahawks added a year to the contract of DT D’Anthony Smith after acquiring him from Jacksonville. He had been entering the final year of his original rookie contract:
Correction: Seahawks signed DT D'Anthony Smith to a 1-yr ext. after acquiring him from Jaguars. No gtd money, league min. salary ($570k)
— Brian McIntyre (@brian_mcintyre) September 10, 2013