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Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

49ers beat Eagles

Here is a link to my column about the 49ers win over the Eagles. The full text runs below: SANTA CLARA Make no mistake. The 49ers’ season was on the line. Deeply in question before they rallied to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 26-21. Lose to the Eagles and you’re 1-3. A miserable .250 winning percentage through the first quarter of the season. Hard to recover from that. Hard to recover with two games left against the Seahawks and one against… Read More »

49ers-Eagles preview

Here is a link to my Sunday 49ers column. The full text runs below: The 49ers’ offense is a dud. If it were a song by Bob Dylan, it would be called “Positively Dud Street.” If you’re interested in numbers, the 49ers’ offense is a bottom-half kind of offense, tied for 20th in the league with those wimps, the Jets and Bills. All three teams average 20.7 points per game. That comes out to fewer than three touchdowns. That’s not… Read More »

Kaepernick used N-word

Matt Barrows of the Sac Bee wrote an article saying Colin Kaepernick used the N-word to Lamarr Houston. Houston changed his story and pointed the finger at Kap. I understand that players say stuff to each other in the heat of a game I am not the language police. But it sure looks like Kap has been lying for more than a week. When a person keeps lying there’s a noun that seems applicable. You say he is a (fill… Read More »

Jim Harbaugh must lead

Here is a link to my Tuesday column about Jim Harbaugh. The full text runs below: SANTA CLARA Right after the 49ers blew the game to the Arizona Cardinals, Jim Harbaugh came to the interview room in Glendale, Ariz., for his post mortem. He had the energy of a limp noodle. You couldn’t blame him. Bad loss. It’s just that Harbaugh is a leader and, aside from leadership, a leader needs to show at least two things: competence and optimism.… Read More »

49ers fold

Here is a link to my Monday column about the 49ers’ stinker in Arizona. The full text runs below: GLENDALE, Ariz. — The 49ers will fold. A week ago, they folded in the second half against the Chicago Bears, gave up a big lead. Folded. On Sunday, they folded against the Arizona Cardinals. Let the roof fall in. Lost to a backup quarterback — 23-14. Advice to all 49ers’ opponents: Don’t fret if the 49ers sprint to a big lead… Read More »

49ers’ crisis game

Here is a link to my Sunday column about the 49ers’ early-season crisis game. The full text runs below: The 49ers are in crisis. Well, they have a bunch of crises. I won’t get into the legal-moral, the-guy-got-arrested crisis. But the 49ers face a crisis game today, face a crisis game against the undefeated — yes, undefeated — Arizona Cardinals. Just about every team faces a crisis game at least once a season, but who expected the 49ers to face… 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 »