49ers draw inspiration from Giants' World Series

October 30, 2012, 8:26 pm
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SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers were in their team hotel in Phoenix on Sunday night when the Giants won the World Series title with a sweep over the Detroit Tigers.
"Great, fantastic," 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday, a day after the 49ers' 24-3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. "All of our guys were watching Game 4, the night before the game. It was fantastic.RELATED: World Series Central
"The team has really gained a lot of inspiration from what the Giants have done this year. So many great team stories, so many great individual stories, and just champions."Outside linebacker Aldon Smith said he paid tribute to the Giants with his celebration after two sacks. Both times he took a baseball swing, as if hitting a home run, after dropping Cardinals quarterback John Skelton."The Giants, World Series champs!" Smith said Tuesday as he hurried out of the locker room after Harbaugh gave the 49ers the week off for the bye.RELATED: Alex Smith throws out first pitch
Harbaugh said he has not met Giants manager Bruce Bochy but hopes to meet him someday soon. Harbaugh appreciated how the Giants stuck together as a team through adversity, he said.
"There are so many ways there's an attack on the team mentality, the team concept from so many different directions," Harbaugh said. "The team that won't be divided, that stays together fights for each other, that one team at the season, they get called champions. That was really was evident with this San Francisco Giants team."