No wonder there is such an East Coast bias, this game doesn't even kick off until 10:25pm Eastern Standard time. Hopefully this game will at least entertain the thirty inomniac crackheads that will be awake by the game's East Coast end time.
Mike Nolan in a suit! Esquire's 11th Best Dressed man in the world, 2007. The 49ers in their classic 80's unis. Your nightly fashion report.
So far Ditka's been nice to the Niners. Forgiven...for now.
Alex Smith is 1-1, 100% completion percentage so far!
Nice offensive line there Niners. False start then cave in for a 2 yard Gore running loss.
Love the one yard throw on 3rd and 17. Great call, offensive coordinator.
Now the 80 million dollar cornerback will get to test his mettle against two of the better receivers in the game, Larry Fitzsgerald and Anquin Boldin. I don't think there's anyway for a cornerback to live up to that salary, but as long as he doesn't bring back memories of the last expensive free agent cornerback the Niners signed, Antonio Langham, that'll be okay.
Nice! The cornerback not making 80 million dollars intercepts the first Leinart pass.
What happened to the starting lineup announcing? Does ESPN not do that?
Gore is not touched and the Niners score first. At least they won't have to worry about being blanked at home like last year's bay area football team who opened the season with a Monday Night doubleheader.
Arizona calls its patented quarterback about to get sacked tosses it to running back who fumbles the ball and watches the ball bounce off the cornerback grasp and back to the hands of the running back for a first down run play again.
Keith Lewis blows a defensive stop...but at least that gives us a shot of his cool mohawk.
First quarter ends...so far, so eh. Niners leading and looking strong on defense but thanks to the running in to the kicker penalty, the Cardinals are driving.
The Mikes seem to be striving for respectibility knowing that their ESPN's Doubl A announcing team.