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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

What a guy said about Kaepernick

Here is a link to my Tuesday column about Colin Kaepernick. The full text runs below: Met a young guy in Arizona when I was covering spring training — I flew back home on Sunday. Nice young man. Said he was from Turlock. Turlock? The bells and whistles went off in my brain. I said someone famous is from Turlock. Young guy said Colin Kaepernick. Yeah, Kaepernick. Did the guy know Kaepernick? Sure, the guy said. Went to high school… Read More »

Did Jed York tell the truth?

Here is a link to my Sunday column about Jed York and the truth. The full text runs below: I don’t believe Jed York is a truth teller. There’s a noun for people who don’t tell the truth. Jim Harbaugh spoke to the Merc’s Tim Kawakami the other day. Harbaugh told what really happened when he left the 49ers. Harbaugh said he wanted to stay and Jed did not want him to stay. After the 49ers were eliminated from the… Read More »

What’s up with Mangini and Chryst?

To the best of my knowledge — sometimes my knowledge  isn’t the best — the 49ers have not sent out a press release announcing Mangini as DC or Chryst as OC. Nor have they held a news conference to introduce the new coordinators. I don’t find this bad or wicked or anything like that. I just find it unusual.

The Jedisms of Jed York

Here is a link to my Sunday column about the Jedisms of Jed York. The full text runs below: Today we talk Jedisms. Jedisms are things Jed York says. Jed went on the NFL Network. Talk, Jed. Jedism No. 1: “What a lot of people don’t get is you’ve got Geep (Chryst) as your OC (offensive coordinator), you’ve got Eric (Mangini) as your DC (defensive coordinator). Both guys that Jim Harbaugh hired. I think that’s a testament to Jim Harbaugh… Read More »

Geep Chryst 49ers offensive coordinator

Here is a link to my Thursday column about the 49ers reportedly hiring Geep Chryst as offensive coordinator. The full text runs below: Geep Chryst won the Battle of the Rejects. The Rejects are the 49ers. Chryst, it is being reported, will become the 49ers offensive coordinator basically because no other sap wanted the job. Chryst is offensive coordinator by default, by lack of interest. Let’s win one for the Geeper. Former 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman, no world beater… Read More »

Jim Tomsula babbles

Here is a link to my Sunday column about Jim Tomsula, babbler. The full text runs below: I used to feel a certain way about the Nobel Prize when Al Davis ran the Raiders. If the Nobel committee offered me the Nobel Prize for Literature but said I never again could cover the Raiders, I would turn down the prize. That’s how much of a hoot they were. Al showing his kiss-off letter to Lane Kiffin on the overhead projector… Read More »

Matt Maiocco and me

I was feeling worried about Matt Maiocco. Every time I turned on the radio or watched CSN BayArea he was saying Tomsula might be Niners coach, don’t forget Tomsula. I thought Matt had lost his mind, or maybe a source was leading him astray. I really was worried about Matt. We are good friends, worked together for years at the PD. The crib my two grandkids slept in was the crib Matt’s daughters slept in. There always is a part… Read More »

Raiders hit, Niners miss

Here is a link to my Tuesday column about the Raiders great hiring and the Niners joke hiring. The full text runs below: The Raiders got rid of the untalented guy, the ordinary guy and hired someone special. The 49ers got rid of someone special and hired the untalented guy, the ordinary guy. It almost reads like an equation, and the equation means the Raiders are on the way up and the Niners are going down. To complete the equation… Read More »

Niners hire puppet Tomsula

It is being reported the 49ers have hired Jim Tomsula, the puppet, as their new head coach. What a joke? If this is true they went from Jim Harbaugh to Harbaugh’s underling who couldn’t even rise to defensive coordinator. Double joke.

Todd Bowles, yes or no?

Here is a link to my Tuesday column about Todd Bowles, a hot head-coaching prospect in the NFL and who may or may not be on the 49ers’ radar. The full text runs below: Bio of safety Todd Bowles from the 49ers’ 1991 media guide: “Durable, intelligent, wily veteran. Acts as coach on the field.” If things break right for Bowles with the 49ers, he may not merely act as the coach on the field. He may be the coach… Read More »