Do you think Marvin Harrison or Peyton Manning ever called Edgerrin James during the summer and were all like, "Hey Edge, remember that Super Bowl win, that was awesome, I mean the highlight of my life...oh yeah, you signed with Arizona last year...my bad, I forgot. Hey, how are the Suns looking? Oh, that's right the Cardinals...Well good luck with that, yeah, I'm fine, we're going to go for that repeat, which is nice."
7-3. Dumb penalty is costly, perhaps now the offense can put a scoring drive that involves more than ten yards.
I'm sorry, horse collaring is a penalty in the NFL, isn't it?
Hey it's the fourth drive, time to introduce the offense, ESPN!
SHIT! The offensive line has to try this whole blocking the defender thing out, hard to blame Alex Smith for the fumble when he gets turned around and finds two 300lb linemen jumping on him.
10-7 Cardinals. The offense needs to start sustaining a drive or put up a big play.
Mike Ditka is shocked, shocked I say that a wide receiver provided a block! In other news, this is the first game Mike Ditka has watched since 1987 (considering he was coaching until 1999, not a good sign).
When you throw that immediate line of scrimmage throw to receiver, usually nice to gain some yards or at least not lose any.
Smith shows a pair and dives for the first down!
Hey the banjo guy is still alive and attending Niner games! Bay Area sporting legend.
2005 49er MVP, Kicker Joe Nedney ties the game.
What a weak ass penalty call on Shawntae Spencer, and considering that there was no way it was going to play any part in that play makes that a pathetic illegal contact penalty call, way too keep the Cardinals drive alive referee, good to see Tim Donaghy found employment after his NBA career ended.
Wow Matt Leinart looks like a scared child running away from Michael Jackson in the open field. Sorry lame joke, but what do you want, I am improving whilst watching the game.
Nice third down stop. Apparently the 49ers secondary is doing a great job, Ditka keeps telling us so, but ESPN doesn't find it necessary to actually show visual evidence.
Don't run into the punter. Don't run into the punter. Close.
10-10 halftime tie. I wonder if the 49ers are what Dennis Green thought they were. Possibly.