Jack Nicklaus and Lowell Cohn ain’t got class

Here is the opening to my Friday column leading up to the U.S. Open: I'm gonna write what I'm about to write because I ain't got no class. You got dat? I'm writing about golf, something I don't often do. And when you write about golf, a sport just dripping [...]

By | June 7th, 2012|12 Comments

Lowell offers blanket apology

I want you to know I apologize. I apologize for everything. Here's the deal. Several readers have demanded I apologize to Trent Baalke, Alex Smith and Jim Harbaugh for doubting them, although I don't think I doubted Harbaugh. They demand I apologize for criticizing them, etc. Why Baalke and the [...]

By | October 10th, 2011|40 Comments

What month are the 49ers in?

We all know the 49ers have suffered more than other teams because of the lockout. Other teams have continuity but the Niners have a new coach and a new offensive system not to mention a new defensive system. When training camp started coach Jim Harbaugh went to great pains to [...]

By | September 22nd, 2011|29 Comments

On the bubble

This time of the football year writers write that so-and-so is on the bubble. My kid wrote that today on his blog. Here's what I want to know. What exactly does on the bubble mean? Please don't explain to me that it means a guy is vulnerable and may get [...]

By | August 24th, 2011|10 Comments

Is Harbaugh a paranoiac Part Deux

I spoke to several people who attended the 49ers' "open-to-the-public" practice on Thursday. Jim Harbaugh ran his practice on the field farthest away from the fans which, naturally, made it hard for the fans to see. In addition, many players stood between the fans and the practice -- perhaps a [...]

By | August 19th, 2011|41 Comments

Lowell vs. Jim Harbaugh, really?

Very spirited here today on the Zohn. I love the give and take and appreciate how fierce all of you are but also how polite we keep things on the Zohn So, here's another thought of mine and then, please, have at it. Some Zohners say I am down on [...]

By | August 15th, 2011|25 Comments

Should Lowell feel embarrassed re: Zito?

Barry Zito has won 3 games and predictably Zohn readers are getting on me for saying Zito doesn't stand a chance in hell of winning more than 5 1/2 games this season. I'ts like I committed a sin or broke a law. I made the remark on Comcast TV, and [...]

By | July 8th, 2011|45 Comments

Are you a sexsmith?

It's late Sunday night and Mrs. Cohn Zohn and I just returned from a jaunt to Kelowna, British Columbia. Have you heard of it? We went for a wedding. The son of my friend Bill Gairdner married a lovely young lady from Kelowna -- a Kelownian? (Bill and I shared [...]

By | June 26th, 2011|6 Comments

Statistical proof Giants and A’s can’t hit: or how I gave myself a migraine

I never do stats, except for this morning. I did stats. Grant let me into the beauty of OPS+. Millions of people know about OPS+ and even consider it outdated. Me, I'm not into stats and don't know from OPS+. I wrote my Tuesday column about OPS+ and what it [...]

By | May 16th, 2011|11 Comments

Why I don’t like the semicolon

KauaiRobert, Stan and Neal -- my faithful readers. This is not a sports blog, so please be warned. It is about the semicolon. It really is. Turn back now if you are not interested. This topic has been on my mind the last two days -- why I don't like [...]

By | May 7th, 2011|0 Comments