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C.J. Beathard and the 2017 49’ers Draft

From Peter King’s MMQB column discussing being in the 49’ers Draft room:
 
“…and someone suggested moving from early in the fourth round to late in the third, five spots up, to snare the only quarterback Shanahan wanted in this draft: Iowa’s C.J. Beathard. “We’d all sleep a little better if we got him instead of waiting ’til tomorrow,” York said.
 
So they dealt for the 104th pick to choose Beathard, the grandson of former Super Bowl GM Bobby Beathard. “He processes the game so well,” Shanahan said. “Tough as s—. Got a chance. He reminds me a lot of Kirk Cousins.”
C.J. Beathard started at quarterback his final two seasons at Iowa and led the Hawkeyes to the Rose Bowl in 2015.
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C.J. Beathard started at quarterback his final two seasons at Iowa and led the Hawkeyes to the Rose Bowl in 2015.
 
Of course, there is an almost mythological quality to this trade. Think of it. In 1979, Bill Walsh, with only veteran journeyman Steve DeBerg to give him a chance to win that season, waited until the end of round three to take a lightly regarded Midwestern quarterback, Joe Montana. In 2017, John Lynch, with only veteran journeyman Brian Hoyer to give him a chance to win this season, waited until the end of round three to take a lightly regarded Midwestern quarterback, C.J. Beathard.
 
“Oh my God,” Beathard said upon learning his link to Montana. “That is crazy. Wow. Joe Montana. Wow.”
 
Pretty cool. Not saying it going to happen or that Beathard is the next Joe Montana, but Beathard has to be pretty proud to be drafted by a team like the 49’ers and have he head coach that thinks that highly of him.
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Automate your Super Bowl squares pool with Football Squares Plus

Ah, the Super Bowl squares office pool. Anyone can win it, and it makes the game interesting to those who aren’t a fan of one of the half dozen teams the NFL allows to win the thing. But who wants to bother drawing all those boxes and remember who’s in what square? That’s where Football Squares Plus of iPad comes in.

This interactive, paper-free solution offers participants the use of touch to configure sheets, buy squares, filter on names, and distribute completed sheets via e-mail. Even better, it’s easy to set up for the entire playoffs season in case you need even more opportunities to leave your money to chance.

Football Squares Plus

And via $0.99 in-app purchase, you can even include the ability to insert pictures into the square. Now you’ll at whom you need to focus on your jealous anger on Monday morning!

Sheets may be configured in a number of ways, including the traditional 10 X 10 grid with scores for each quarter, half, or just the final score. Advanced options include 5 X 5 grids, entire playoff match-ups instead of the standard two-team sheet, and customized scoring labels for uses.

The purchasing of squares can be enhanced with a field for the sheet maker to describe the cost of entry, as well as the prize structure. Sheet makers can password-protect the sheet to prevent unwanted changes from participants.

Football Squares Plus 2.1 requires an iPad running iOS 4.1 or later. It’s available now for $2.99 in the App Store.

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