Chemistry skyrocketed into the stratosphere and inhibitions went missing for good as Adonis-like 49ers quarterback Alex Smith consoled and caressed New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees after Saturday's emotional NFL divisional playoff. The two were later seen that night checking into a room at Beck's Motor Lodge. Ok, not really. But it could happen. Maybe. Dare to dream.

The 49ers host the NFC Championship this Sunday at 3 p.m. Also, if you tell 49ers coach Jed York why you want tickets by 5 p.m. Tuesday, he might give you 4 tickets plus pregame passes.