Darting here and there ...
Û Sure glad we got that Brian Wilson business out of the way early so we can spend the rest of the weekend focusing on Russell Wilson.
Û Colin Kaepernick shouldn't have to worry. Even if he loses the eyebrow shaving bet, he can always just get a tattoo of a new one.
Û Seattle QB Wilson said this week that the eyebrow wager was just a joke and added "we'll probably do something digitally" to settle it. That would have to play out on Facebook, you think?
Û It probably didn't dawn on Anthony Dixon, but "She-Hawks" actually sounds more menacing than "Seahawks" to some. Of course, it helps to have dated a few.
Û This Seattle game is so huge that many folks haven't yet realized Andrew Luck comes back to the Bay Area next week to face his old college coach. Yowsza, this 49ers schedule has a better lineup than Lollapalooza.
Û Short-term memory dept.: Seven months ago, every 49ers fan despised Anquan Boldin. Today, they adore him. And if he tears up Seattle? Statue, for sure.
Û We love the commercial of Jim Harbaugh coaching those kids. Wonder if there's a director's cut.
Û Asked this week about last year's game at Seattle in which he didn't play, there was a distinct Dirty Harry tone to the way Justin Smith said, "That was last year."
Û The 49ers and Raiders don't play this season, but perhaps we could arrange a Kaepernick-Terrelle Pryor foot race at some point?
Û The Raiders still might not win many games -- better beat Jacksonville, fellas -- but with Pryor under center, no one will be dozing in the Hole.
Û Cal gave up 30 points to Portland State? What, is Neil Lomax's kid playing there now?
Û And now for the Bears: The Ohio State/Oregon back-to-back. This stretch could qualify as a new Dr. Seuss book title: "Yikes, Mr. Dykes."
Û Saturday might be one of those rare days when a majority of the nation roots for Alabama -- even Charles Barkley is on board -- as it attempts to let the air out of Johnny Football.
Û If we go by the NCAA's recent penalties rendered against Oregon and Johnny Manziel, Oklahoma State might be facing a severe reduction of hostesses.
Û The Bovada sportsbook calculates the odds at 11-10 that Lane Kiffin will be fired before next season after USC's 10-7 home loss to Washington State. Lock of the year? Yes, says the overhead projector.
Û Wonder what the Bovada odds were before the baseball season that Coco Crisp would have more home runs than Buster Posey or Pablo Sandoval in 2013?
Û There are cats out there wishing they had as many lives as Daric Barton has had with the A's. Good to see he's making the most of his latest one.
Û The A's might not be selling out, but at least Ken Korach's book on the late, great Bill King is. Deservedly so. "Holy Toledo" is a fabulous, engaging read.
Û He won't win Manager of the Year in 2013, but Bob Melvin has been every bit as good this season as last, maybe better. It's always harder to back up a miracle.
Û Amusing that there have been so many fan suggestions that Barry Zito return to the A's next year. What, as the eighth starter?
Û It makes perfect sense that Brian Wilson wouldn't talk to the media after beating the Giants. He's never been one to draw attention to himself.
Û If you believe the Giants' consecutive sellout streak is real, we have a new half of a bridge to sell you (for only $6 billion).
Û Warriors center Andrew Bogut proclaimed himself 100 percent this week and said -- you might want to go get a pair of scissors to clip and save -- "I expect to play a lot of minutes."
Û Finally, hockey's starting already? Didn't the season just end on Wednesday?
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