Ray Ratto

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The final regular season game has passed and it is an elite group battling for the coveted national championship bid. Whose hard work will the BCS reward?

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Andrew Luck and Jim Harbaugh have done all they can at this point. Now it'll take some computer help for the Cardinal to get what they feel they deserve: a BCS bowl.

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The Sharks have lost the gift of puck possession, are vulnerable at the back and not so hot moving forward. Frankly, the Stanley Cup champs aren't dramatically better.

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Will Aubrey Huff be as effective in '11 and '12? Is he worth 10 million? Impossible to know now, but examining the Giants' other options reveals the wisdom of re-signing Huff-Daddy.

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For the few fans who remain optimistic about the 49ers, now is the time to see the team for what it really is: one of four comprehensively rancid teams in the NFC West.

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A change up top of our Insider's college football ballot highlights an otherwise quiet week in terms of movement in the national rankings.

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Sean Cattouse made the mistake of standing in between Andrew Luck and extra yards. In the midst of a long run, Luck made a play that tells the story of the 113th Big Game.

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Senior Insider Ray Ratto talks about Andrew Luck and the Big Game, Jed York and the 49ers, Billy Beane and Brian Sabean, and Todd McClellan's exploding neck vein in this week's chat.

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It's known that Stanford, on paper, is a better team than Cal, with more to play for. But anything can happen in The Big Game, which has always been about the unpredictable and unforeseeable.

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In the Senior Insider's latest entry, there isn't much movement among the Top-10 but a few new sleepers creep into the bottom part of the rankings.

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Joe Lacob and Peter Guber are partners, but Monday's media soiree showed they're vastly different men -- capable of sharing a cold one or going out back and duking it out.

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Hardware for the trophy case is never unpopular but the Giants and their Rookie of the Year catcher would be wise to avoid making him the Face of the Franchise

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Troy Smith threw for over 300 yards in a win, something Alex Smith never accomplished. Don't ask anyone in the 49ers' organization if that means he's the starting QB.

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Giorgio Tavecchio knows that a kicker needs to have a short memory. But his two game-changing mistakes against No. 1 Oregon won't be easily wiped away.

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Now that his name appears on the checks, Joe Lacob has to fight the temptation to meddle with what he pays Keith Smart and Larry Riley to do for Golden State.

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