Here's a podcast The Bee's Ed Fletcher did with me that looks back at the regular season and ahead to the playoffs and the team the 49ers are likely to face, the Saints. Ed (with whom I used to play football on Saturday mornings in Land Park) asks me if I've ever feared being pummeled by an NFL football player.
The second, shorter clip is about the phantom phone call that Jim Harbaugh didn't give Sean Payton before their preseason game in August. The scuttlebut out of New Orleans at the time is that that snub prompted the Saints to be very aggressive against the 49ers in the preseason opener.
A missed phone call might fuel a heated postseason rematch between Harbaugh and Saints coach Sean Payton. (1 minute)
-- Matt Barrows