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Wake of the Week archive: Trouble for local hero 10 years ago

Bud Geracie's archived column from 2004 that takes a sideways look back at the local and national sports scene 
Wake of the Week archive: An irreverent look at sports 10 years ago
Bud Geracie's archived column in 2004 that takes a sideways look back at the year in sport in 2003. 

Tim Kawakami
( George Bridges )
Kawakami: Putting a positive spin on 49ers, Raiders

It's early, so why not throw out a few gauzy, peppy, probably over-optimistic thoughts on some of the teams' recent activities?
 
Mark Purdy
( Doug Pensinger )
Purdy: Expect Hayne to be a 49er

American rugby icon Jack Clark gives 49ers' Australian import Jarryd Hayne a passing NFL grade. 
M. Thompson II
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Thompson: Imagining a winning 49ers season ... don't laugh

Can the 49ers really be a playoff team this year? Yes, with a little imagination