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Field of Links: Washington politicians using 49ers jersey as a doormat

Jan 15, 2014, 9:22 AM PDT

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Politicians in Olympia, Washington are using a San Francisco 49ers jersey as a doormat. It’s actually an excellent jersey choice. Alex Smith is the last 49ers quarterback to win a game in Seattle. He helped the 49ers beat the Seahawks 19-17 on Dec. 24, 2011.

The jersey belongs to Greg Payne, who is an avid Seattle Seahawks fan. He is the office coordinator for the House Chief Clerk. He apparently found the jersey at a garage sale.

If you think it feels like Seahawks fans have a bit of an inferiority complex, you aren’t the only one that’s noticed.

— Here’s why it’s so hard to win in Seattle: Tampa Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon wrote a very interesting first-hand account of what it’s like to play a game at CenturyLink Field. Hint: It’s insanely loud.

“The noise was just overwhelming,” writes Glennon. “And I can imagine it’s going to be even worse with the Super Bowl on the line.”

— Someone turned Jim Harbaugh into Wonder Woman. The internet is truly amazing. It’s unlikely that Sarah Harbaugh likes that outfit anymore than Jim’s pleated khakis.

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— The San Jose Sharks opened up a can of you-know-what and force-fed it to the Washington Capitals. We could show you highlights from the shootout win, but this fight was one of the best of the year.

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The 49ers sent a signed letter to a fan that’s traveling to Seattle this weekend in spite of the fact that he’s undergoing chemotherapy. What a classy organization.

Former Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden announced his retirement on Tuesday. His Mother’s Day perfect game at the Oakland Coliseum cements his status as an A’s legend, no matter how short his career was. The man was unflappable on the mound and hilarious in the clubhouse. Maybe now he can finally become the Mayor of Stockton.

An Australian baseball player crashed through the outfield wall while making a catch.

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R.B.I. Baseball is coming back!

— Stomper doesn’t take too kindly to traffic. (skip to the 1:55 mark)

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