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Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Packers beat 49ers

Here is a link to my column on 49ers-Packers. The full text runs below: SANTA CLARA Most surprising after the Packers beat the 49ers 17-3, was the lack of tweeting by Jed York, putative owner of the team that used to play in San Francisco. York is a known tweeter. A prolific tweeter. After the 49ers lost to the Seahawks 19-3 last Thanksgiving, York showed the world his high professional standards by tweeting an apology to 49ers fans. He apologized… Read More »

49ers to lose big

Here is a link to my Sunday column previewing the 49ers-Packers game. The full text runs below: The 49ers are going down. Going down today against the Green Bay Packers. No polite way, no genteel or gentle way to express this. The 49ers will lose big. The Packers will murder them. The Packers can run up the score on the sad-sack, inept, sorry 49ers, run up the score if they care to. The Packers can make this game as ugly… Read More »

Blame Jed York

Here is a link to my Friday column. The full text runs below: It’s your fault, Jed. Your quarterback and head coach took the heat after that Arizona monstrosity, but it’s all your fault. Arizona was your fault and, before that, Pittsburgh was your fault. In two games, your team gave up 90 points and had almost no offense. Who knows what comes next for the 49ers? Well, for starters, Green Bay comes next. Good luck. No need to pile… Read More »

When to fire Kaepernick

Here is a link to my Tuesday column about Colin Kaepernick. The full text runs below: SANTA CLARA When Jim Tomsula climbed onto the stage for his Monday post mortem — an apt phrase in this case — I immediately asked, “Why is Colin Kaepernick still your starting quarterback?” It was an urgent question considering Kaepernick’s four-interception game in Arizona, two of those interceptions of the pick-six variety, considering he threw for only 67 yards in four quarters and had… Read More »

What you got, 49ers?

Here is my column previewing the 49ers-Cardinals game. The full text runs below: One old football coach used to tell his players after a loss, “You feel sorry for yourselves, get out of here. You think the league feels sorry for you? No one feels sorry for you. You want to complain, talk to someone who gives a (expletive).” The old coach might have been talking to the 49ers. They went into Pittsburgh and got murdered 43-18. They got beat… Read More »

49ers demolished

Here is a link to my Monday column about the 49ers-Steelers. The full text runs below: PITTSBURGH After the Steelers brought down the 49ers 43-18 and humiliated and exposed them, Jim Tomsula took over. He left the postgame interview room where he had told reporters the Steelers are good and their quarterback Ben Roethlisberger “creates” plays — you don’t say, Jim — and he made his way into the losing locker room. He walked over to linebacker Michael Wilhoite and… Read More »

Niners-Steelers preview

Here is a link to my Sunday column. The full text runs below: PITTSBURGH — All credit to the 49ers for beating the Vikings, for winning the first game of the second version of the Jim Tomsula Era. Time to move on. Time to be in Pittsburgh. Not a bad place to be. Let’s talk opposing quarterbacks. It gets more difficult for the 49ers starting with the Steelers game. Way more difficult. But not insurmountable or even daunting. Think of… Read More »

49ers up, Raiders down

Here is a link to my Thursday column. The full text runs below: Based on one game — and one game only — the narrative we blithely accepted in the preseason about the Raiders and 49ers got stood on its head. Or its helmet. This was the narrative going into Game 1: The Raiders were on the rise. They finally were about to become a real team, maybe even a contender. On CSN Bay Area, Bill Romanowski said Raiders players… Read More »

Praise Tomsula’s 49ers

Here is a link to my column from the 49ers-Vikings game. The full text runs below: SANTA CLARA What did we learn about a Jim Tomsula team — i.e. the 49ers? What did we learn in Tomsula’s debut as head coach in the Niners’ 20-3 win againster the Vikings? Well, to be accurate, Tomsula did coach one game as Niners head coach back when. What did we learn in his current debut? We learned his team plays disciplined, for the… Read More »

Welcome to the Jed York Show

Here is a link to my Friday column. The full text runs below: This season is all about Jed York. For better or worse. It’s about Jed’s leadership, judgment and wisdom. Sure, the season is about Colin Kaepernick and NaVorro Bowman and the offensive line and the pass rush and other things that will happen on the football field. But looming behind all that is the face of Jed. The plan Jed put forth. The team Jed put forth. The… Read More »