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Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Say a prayer for the A’s

Here is a link to my Friday column about the Oakland A’s. The full text runs below: OAKLAND That awful smell coming from the Oakland Coliseum is not the stench of sewage. It’s the Oakland A’s. They stink of death. Call it near-death. The A’s are enduring a near-death experience that could turn into final and ultimate death, as in kaput. Real soon. On Thursday, they lost their third game in a row to the Texas Rangers — this time… Read More »

When to fire Dennis Allen

Here is a link to my Tuesday column suggesting various times Mark Davis could fire Dennis Allen. The full text runs below: When should Raiders’ owner Mark Davis fire coach Dennis Allen? This is strictly a procedural issue. Davis could fire Allen today, but that might lead to logistical problems. The Raiders fly to New England on Friday to lose to the Patriots on Sunday. It would be difficult to get a new head coach up and running by Sunday,… Read More »

Blame Colin Kaepernick

Here is a link to my Monday column about the 49ers’ 28-20 loss to the Bears with a special emphasis on the crummy play of quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The full text runs below: SANTA CLARA Colin Kaepernick blew the game for the 49ers. There’s no polite way to put it. It’s on you, Colin, the 28-20 loss to the Bears. Sure, other 49ers didn’t play well. The defense, minus Aldon Smith and NaVorro Bowman, played like chumps, made Bears quarterback… Read More »

Ode to Carlos Hyde

Here is a link to my Sunday column about Carlos Hyde. The full text runs below: A good tailback is a thing of beauty. A really good tailback is rare. He is a man who runs into people. He is a man who runs through people. He is a man who bounces off people. Sometimes, he is not a big man. He inflicts pain. He endures pain. He runs. He receives the ball in two hands and runs behind his… Read More »

Ted Robinson suspended

Here is a link to my Friday column about Ted Robinson. The full text runs below: Let’s get this straight. The 49ers, those paragons of morality, didn’t bench the player, but they benched the announcer. Which means the Niners have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to play-by-play guys screwing up. Not so much with players like, you know, Ray McDonald, accused of screwing up big time. Here’s the background. Robinson was on radio the other day talking about Ray… Read More »

Goodell has to go

Here is a link to my Wednesday column about Roger Goodell. The full text runs below: Don’t be surprised if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell resigns. That’s where this whole Ray Rice scandal is leading — to the commissioner being out on his whatsis. Forget the initial two-game suspension he gave Rice for beating up his then fiancée, Janay Palmer. Goodell admitted it was a mistake and no one called for his head then. But this latest video could lead to… Read More »

Harbaugh not losing control of 49ers

Here is a link to my Monday column about the Niners’ win over the Cowboys. The full text runs below: ARLINGTON, Texas Jim Harbaugh is a worthless coach who has lost control of the 49ers’ locker room, and the veterans can’t stand him and won’t play for him. That’s what we learned hours before the 49ers murdered the Dallas Cowboys 28-17 on Sunday in that temperature-controlled thing that looks like an airplane hangar. Forget about starting the season with a… Read More »

Jed York again does not speak

Here is a link to my Sunday column about Jed York. The full text runs below: Dallas Jed York is not an impressive man. Amend that. The way Jed handles the 49ers’ crises is unimpressive to the max. We have seen plenty of evidence. In fairness, he may be impressive to his wife and parents at Christmas dinners, at Thanksgiving, at birthday parties. He may be a master around the piñata. Jed’s latest non-action is a monster of non-action. It… Read More »