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Thank you Lowell. I always enjoy your perspective and your ability to out it into words.
Thank you Lowell. You are a gift. You are never boring!
Great writers don’t retire, they just change mediums.
You’re the last bridge between the gentlemen of 5th and Mission and the modern mosh pit of shouting and trolls.
Your wit and wisdom won’t pass through a sports page again, your stature and honesty missing from the pressers.
But your commentary won’t be contained.
Stay hungry my friend and when Grant moves on to bigger things and the streets seem to move more quickly…give me a call…I’m happy to help you cross.
Thank you Lowell.
Thanks for sharing with us. Best wishes for much health and happiness in the future.
Two questions: what’s next? (My bet’s on a novel.) And who did you root for, the Mets or the Dodgers?
I still have the Green Sheet memory’s Cohn and Dickey. Boy,those days are now long gone as “What can I write that offends nobody” takes over. Worse,it mainly applies to ownership’s.
Not even a private blog on WordPress Lowell? Wines,garbage disposals…older wisdom still needing to be put out there?
Best of luck.
From the day you first started writing I’ve been reading your columns Lowell.
There was only one go to sports writer to read – and it was you.
It’s a sad day for all of us. I hope you’re in good health. But most of all I hope you will continue to write in some way, shape, or form.
The Bay Area sports world will not be the same without you.
Good luck young man!
I enjoyed reading your columns Lowell, good luck on the next chapter of your life.
I will miss your unique writing,not just about sports, but about literature, your life, and more…
He’s going to be on Kruger podcast for an hour ? Did I hear right? manana? Not R&K show on knbr?
Oh well,get in a good short power punch to Kruger over his telegraphed right windup. As always say hello to Stan.
Thank you for everything. Your stories, your willingness to take on tough topics and your honest and open debate. I wish you and your family nothing but the best as you turn the page and move to your next chapter.
All the best,
Thanks for showing us what good writing and gutsy opinions are. Will miss you almost a bit more than Jed will. Ha.
Oh man, this stinks. You’re my fave Lowell. I used to hate you in the 80s when you seemed to enjoy antagonizing Walsh and Co. at the Comicle. But I always thought(stewed?) about your comments through the day. After a while, I learned to appreciate your insights and I definitely love the way you interact with the powers that be in this sports region. You mixed sentimentality with straight brutal truth. It was a lovely mix. Where will I get my boxing fix!? You will be missed! Take care fine sir.
I’ve been holding off on writing this, mostly because I’m in denial. The reason I’ve followed and enjoyed Lowell the writer more than any other over the decades is that he always represented we the fans, and our passionate interests to the sports teams and athletes, not the other way around. THat’s an important distinction and where good columnists stop and great ones start.
This attitude is how Lowell could look these athletes and coaches and legends in the eye (even the intimidating ones) and ask the questions we the fans wanted the answers to, no matter how difficult or uncomfortable. I was always fascinated by Lowell’s instincts and his fearlessness in not just telling us what was said, but what was meant. The non-answers, the evasions and the things not said are required to convey these delicate nuances and draw the complete picture, and Lowell did it better than anyone.
As stellar Lowell the writer is, he’s a better person. I was fortunate enough, through an invitation on this blog(!), to meet Lowell and have dinner with him. Even though I’d commented on his blog and emailed with Lowell cordially for years, I was nervous because I wondered if he’d really expected me to take him up on the offer and I was aware of imposing on personal time. He treated me like an old friend and it was an absolutely wonderful evening. He also ordered one of the best bottles of wine I’ve ever tasted in my life (Amarone is the wine, not the waiter!)
Lowell, thank you so much, you’ve left a mark. I really hope you do write columns when you’re moved to, and we’ll all twist TK’s arm to keep you coming back for podcasts!
Lowell as a long time follower let me add my voice of appreciation for your many years of making a difference and stirring the pot when it comes to your reporting and commentary on local sports in the Bay Area. Your columns and book on Bill Walsh were especially welcomed. I look forward to whatever you share next and wish you and your family the best with your new eased back lifestyle. Enjoy and thank you sir!
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.