It's the first day of February and we're just two days from the Super Bowl, so normally news about a non-Super Bowl team would be hard to come by. Then Donald Driver announced his retirement today, and that gave Packers writers everywhere something to do yesterday. We kick off today's Cheese Curds with reaction to Driver's retirement and take a look towards Sunday's big game.
Reaction: What they are saying about Donald Driver - JSOnline.com
"They" refers to current and former Packers. It's a good rundown of the team's reaction to Driver and how much respect he held in the locker room.
Super Bowl - Mighty mites fuel run games for Ravens, 49ers - JSOnline.com
DuJuan Harris is no Ray Rice or Frank Gore, but those players are proof that you don't need to be Jim Brown-sized to be an effective NFL running back.
SB XLVII: Why They Will Win - ProFootballFocus
PFF breaks down arguments for both teams. To summarize: Baltimore has a complete offense, while the 49ers' pistol offense is a pain for defensive coordinators to gameplan; then again, both teams' defensive front sevens could wreak havoc on the opposing offensive lines.
From around SBNation.com:
The greatest game: Eli, Brady, the Catch, and the American Aftermath - SBNation.com
This longform covers a man and his son's story when they attended Super Bowl XLII in Phoenix.
Super Bowl 2013: History favors San Francisco - SBNation.com
A look at all 46 Super Bowls and what they tell us about San Francisco vs Baltimore. The bulk of the trends seem to point in the 49ers' favor.
Super Bowl squares template, how to play online and more - SBNation.com
If you're hosting a Super Bowl party, you probably should have a Squares game going (for a fun raffle of course, since we don't endorse illegal gambling).
Enjoy your Friday!