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Troy Smith: Bring on the snow

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While the 49ers bundle up for Sunday's game in Green Bay, quarterback Troy Smith recalls growing up in Cleveland, where freezing weather was known as "the hawk." He's familiar with a few snowflakes.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- A few snow flurries in Green Bay? No big deal, Troy Smith said this week. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback grew up in Cleveland, on the shores of Lake Erie. So when the temperatures drop and the visibility gets a little rough, he's almost in his element. "It definitely takes me back to my roots, being from the Midwest," Smith said. "Living in Cleveland my whole life and...

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