I was wrong about the Niners’ game. I said the Niners would score 19 and they did. It’s just that I said the Seahawks would score 23 and they scored 17. So how do I feel about being wrong, as many of you told me I was and am? Well, it doesn’t feel good to be wrong. But I took my best shot, believed what I wrote and, in the real world, I didn’t hurt anyone, didn’t start a war… Read More »
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Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports
Here is a link to my column about the 49ers’ win over the Seahawks. The full column appears below. SAN FRANCISCO –Sunday’s 49ers’ 19-17 win against the rival Seahawks was a Jim Harbaugh kind of win. Pure Harbaugh. Before I explain that, I’ll set the scene. It was a few minutes after the game ended. Harbaugh walked into the dungeon below Candlestick that serves as an interview room. He hopped onto the stage and stood behind the lectern. I asked… Read More »
Here is a link to my Sunday column predicting the winner of the 49ers-Seahawks showdown. The full text appears below: I don’t usually get involved at this level, predicting the outcome of a game, giving the score. That’s for beat writers. Today, I’m breaking my rule. Seahawks 23, 49ers 19. Today’s game is a big game. “Big” hardly says it, is inadequate as an adjective. Most adjectives are inadequate. Don’t get me started on adverbs. This game is so (big,… Read More »
Here is a link to my Thursday column about the seriousness of the 49ers vs. Seahawks. The full column appears below: This is about the 49ers and the Seahawks. Trust me. When I was 13, I heard Vazquez and Greenspan were going to fight each other. They didn’t know me. They were the older kids, probably 16. At that time of life, the difference between 13 and 16 is forever. We all hung out at the playground on Avenue L… Read More »
I was not in Santa Clara today. I just read the transcript of Colin Kaepernick’s interview with the media, a transcript provided by the Niners. Kaepernick said: 1) He did not watch the Monday night game in which Seattle, San Francisco’s next opponent, participated. 2) He speaks to the media only because his contract obligates him to. Here is my response, and I hope Kaepernick returns to Earth long enough to read it. I am appalled that the 49ers starting… Read More »
Here is a link to my column about the Warriors’ extraordinary come-from-behind win over Toronto. The full column appears below: OAKLAND Wow! If you weren’t at the Warriors-Raptors game Tuesday night, where were you? Great comeback. Just great. A game you needed to see. The Warriors were down by 27 — maybe from boredom against the lowly Raptors — and came all the way back, took the lead at 101-99 with 2:59 left in the fourth quarter on a Stephen… Read More »
Here is a link to my Monday column about the 49ers’ win over the Rams. The full column appears below. SAN FRANCISCO — First off, give the 49ers a big atta boy. Why? Because they beat the Rams 23-13 on Sunday, and now they are riding a two-game win streak and they currently hold a wild-card playoff spot. And if you say — dare to mention — the two-game streak came against bottom-feeder teams, well, shame on you. You may… Read More »
Here is a link to my Sunday column about Michael Crabtree. The full column appears below: He could change everything for the 49ers. Who is “he”? Michael Crabtree, of course. Crabtree will play today against the St. Louis Rams. Crabtree tore his Achilles’ tendon in May and has been a noncombatant ever since, and you know what that did to the San Francisco offense. Strictly Dullsville. Almost dead. Crabtree is a top-10 receiver in the NFL. Well, let’s be prudent… Read More »
Mrs. Cohn Zohn and I played hooky and went to see the movie “Philomena” this afternoon. I wasn’t expecting much but I found the movie to be, well, lovely. I recommend it although some of you may find it a little sappy. I’m both a sap and a sucker. Judi Dench is in it. She’s always great.
Mrs. Cohn Zohn, Grant and I are taking off for Colusa County where we always celebrate Thanksgiving with Mrs. Cohn Zohn’s aunt. I am bringing three bottles of Beaujolais-Villages. What wine are you serving today? Have a happy and safe holiday, and thanks for all your wonderful contributions to this — your — blog.