Football in Early August?

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh talks with his brother and 49ers head coach, Jim Harbaugh before their preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh talks with his brother and 49ers head coach, Jim Harbaugh before their preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

Hard to believe that I was shooting football, even preseason, on August 7th! Way too early if you ask me. Hell, the last golf major championship was just beginning!

At least is was a very mild August night in Baltimore for their preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers.

But preseason is just not all that exciting. We all know that the starters will not play long, usually the 1st quarter and rarely into the second, but, the 49ers’ quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, only played ONE SERIES! Hard to get many good frames of the stars if they are on the sidelines.

Still, it was a good warmup for the season. Hopefully I will catch more than a few games this year as a freelancer. Football is hard to cover well if you only do one or two games a year.

Here are some of my favorites from the “game.”

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick warms up before their first pre-season game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick warms up before their first pre-season game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

San Francisco 49ers' running back Carlos Hyde turns the corner in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during their pre-season game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

San Francisco 49ers’ running back Carlos Hyde turns the corner in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during their pre-season game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

San Francisco 49ers' quarterback Blaine Gabbert passes the ball in the second quarter  against the Baltimore Ravens during their pre-season game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Blaine Gabbert passes the ball in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during their pre-season game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

San Francisco 49ers' wide-receiver Quinton Patton has a pass slip though his hands in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during their pre-season game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

San Francisco 49ers’ wide-receiver Quinton Patton has a pass slip though his hands in the first quarter against the Baltimore Ravens during their pre-season game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

San Francisco 49ers' head coach Jim Harbaugh watches a punt during second quarter action against the Baltimore Ravens during their pre-season game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

San Francisco 49ers’ head coach Jim Harbaugh watches a punt during second quarter action against the Baltimore Ravens during their pre-season game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyrod Tayor runs the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of their pre-season game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyrod Tayor runs the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of their pre-season game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

Baltimore Ravens wide-receiver Jacoby Jones  mishandles a pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of their pre-season game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

Baltimore Ravens wide-receiver Jacoby Jones mishandles a pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of their pre-season game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

Baltimore Ravens wide-receiver Kamar Aiken is tackled during the second half against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of their pre-season game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

Baltimore Ravens wide-receiver Kamar Aiken is tackled during the second half against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of their pre-season game at M&T Bank Stadium on August 7, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. UPI/Pete Marovich

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