Here is the opening to my Friday column about the media inundating the Niners in Santa Clara this week:

SANTA CLARA — Guy said, sure, a horde of media in Santa Clara for the Niners before they go to New Orleans. Super Bowl horde. Big deal.

Nothing like what they had in Philly in 2005, guy said, the Eagles going to the big one. That’s East Coast, baby. Guys could drive to Philly for the day from Boston, New York, you name it. Didn’t even need a hotel room. Had the heavy hitters coming to Philly — New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post.

West Coast too far for that action, a plane ride for sure. Reporters will catch up with the Niners in the Big Easy. Guy was onto something.

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