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Saturday, August 23, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

Good morning everyone. Yesterday was really just a continuation from the past few days regarding the grass at Levi's. I really don't see what the big deal is, but hey, I guess people have to talk about something, right?  As long as its ready for games, who really cares? Speaking of games, a few prep football games have been scheduled at Levi's in September. That list includes De La Salle, and a few other schools including my old high school, Elk Grove. Unfortunately, De La Salle, the school of the movie "When the Game Stands Still," rescheduled their game due to the field situation. Apparently, the fact that the San Diego Chargers, and several other billion dollar NFL teams are fine with playing on the field isn't good enough for them. They can say whatever they want, but I know exactly what is really happening here. De La Salle got a fancy Hollywood movie, and now they're big timing us.

Anyways, I'm ready for the preseason to be over. They say that the third preseason game is the "one to watch" because the starters will play the most. But I don't want to see much of the starters in a meaningless exhibition. I don't think the first string defense has even played at all aside from a guy or two. So at this point, seeing them play for a quarter or two more in a meaningless game doesn't mean very much. The 49ers seem to be trend setters in the league, so lets set another trend. Buck tradition and play our starters even less in the third preseason game. And by less, I mean not at all. Lets go for broke and see if we can break the preseason blowout record, whatever that is. Now lets get to those links.

Jim Harbaugh & players face questions about Levi’s Stadium grass; LaMichael James tweets an analogy of sorts (BASG)

Harbaugh on the 49ers organization and the Levi’s torn-up field mini-crisis: "They’re making it right, what can I tell you?" (Kawakami)

Harbaugh: 49ers field will be ready for Sunday (Maiocco)

WR Bruce Ellington sums up players’ thoughts on sod: ‘They’ll get it fixed’ (Inman)

As grass story grows, 49ers executive addresses issues (Branch)

49ers COO Al Guido confident sod OK for Sunday but will be exhumed after; FieldTurf not option; prep games moved to Oct. 10-11 (Inman)

Here’s the dirt on what’s happening at Levi’s Stadium (Barrows)

Ten 49ers to watch against the San Diego Chargers (Gin)

49erss’ LaMichael James to ditch bulky elbow guard in preseason debut (Barrows)

Who Has the Best Beard on 49ers Roster? (49ers)

Three more 49ers check in on #NFLRank (ESPN)

Jimmie Ward Helps Prepare Bruce Ellington for NFL (49ers)

Notes: James ready for debut; Gabbert still No. 2 (Branch)

49ers easing Bethea back after concussion (ESPN)

49ers' Bethea likely to be cleared, held out of Sunday's game (Maiocco)

Harbaugh: Williams looks better than pre-injury form (Maiocco)

49ers hope NT Dorsey returns this season (ESPN)

Dorsey expected to land injured reserve/designated-for-return tag (Inman)

49ers hopeful for Dorsey's late-season return (Maiocco)

Two prep games relocated; four to be played later at Levi's (Maiocco)

Keith Reaser Known at FAU for Ball-hawking (49ers)

49ers notes: Harbaugh says Gabbert's 'the guy' at backup QB (Barrows)

Harbaugh: Gabbert is still 49ers' No. 2 quarterback (Maiocco)

Which 49ers are eligible for the practice squad? (Barrows)

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