There seems to be a firestorm caused by what I wrote about Colin Kaepernick. Oh my. If the column got you worked up, take a workout at the gym or go for a walk in nature. Even Kap’s mom, who seems nice, got into the act. Here is what the Niners should do about Kap and his contract. 1. They should not negotiate an extension now. 2. They should make him play next season according to his contract, for slighly… Read More »
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Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports
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Here is a link to my Thursday column about college hoops. The full text runs below: Mark Cuban came up with a great idea. He said young men bound for the NBA should not go to college if all they care about is a professional career. They should play in the NBA’s D-League — the NBA’s minor league. I don’t know Mark Cuban and he’s outspoken and some people consider him a kook. I always considered him an original thinker… Read More »
Now Kaepernick wants $20 million a year. That’s according to Jason La Canfora. Maybe tomorrow Kaepernick will want $25 million a year. He wants this based on such a small body of work. Kind of a head scratcher. This is the QB who said out loud he would not make lavish salary demands. Do you think he’s worth this dough? To read La Canfora’s article click here.
Here is a link to my Wednesday column about the NFL and awful language and what the NFL wants to do about it. The full column runs below: This is about the N-word and the National Football League. The N-word is so bad I can’t even write the actual word. I imply it. I suggest it with that little dash and the word “word.” But you know what the word is. It is a curse word, something I can’t write… Read More »
Here is a link to my Tuesday column about Colin Kaepernick’s salary demand. The full column runs below: Colin Kaepernick is not an attractive personality. Usually he doesn’t say jack. And that’s not attractive. When he says jack — and more — he’s even less attractive. Take what the Boston Globe is reporting about Kaepernick. He wants a contract extension from the 49ers. He wants a big-money contract extension. He wants Jay Cutler money. He wants Tony Romo money. He… Read More »
Went to the movies in Berkeley today to see Wolf of Wall Street. The Oscars are starting soon and I had not seen that movie. I give it a “B.” Interesting premise. Interesting to look at. Way too long. Leonardo DiCaprio was adequate. I can imagine some actors doing better. I don’t think this film should win the Oscar but you never know. FYI, I went to the movies by myself. I like to do that. I started out as… Read More »
Here is a link to my Sunday column about Barry Bonds. The full text appears below: The Giants have invited Barry Bonds to be a batting instructor for a week in spring training. This is controversial news for reasons I don’t need to explain, but before I get started, here’s where I stand on Bonds the person — just so you’ll know. Bonds is the most unpleasant baseball player I ever covered. There could be somebody else. I’m blanking on… Read More »
Here is a link to my Friday column about Eric Sogard. The full text appears below: PHOENIX — This is about a special face. This is about the Face of Baseball, or Face of MLB, as Major League Baseball is calling its contest open to fan voting on Twitter. This is about the face of A’s second baseman Eric Sogard. Sogard currently is in first place in the MLB Face faceoff with 51 percent of the vote. Mets’ third baseman… Read More »
Here is a link to my Tuesday column about Bruce Bochy. The full text appears below: SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — It’s post workout, about 1 p.m. A few Giants are taking batting practice and manager Bruce Bochy walks off the field and settles his huge body onto the dugout bench for his daily media briefing. He answers questions from the beat writers on various topics: how well some young pitchers I never heard of are throwing, how Angel Pagan’s back seized… Read More »