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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Goodell has to go

Here is a link to my Wednesday column about Roger Goodell. The full text runs below: Don’t be surprised if NFL commissioner Roger Goodell resigns. That’s where this whole Ray Rice scandal is leading — to the commissioner being out on his whatsis. Forget the initial two-game suspension he gave Rice for beating up his then fiancée, Janay Palmer. Goodell admitted it was a mistake and no one called for his head then. But this latest video could lead to… Read More »

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

Here is a link to my column about Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. The full text runs below: Boxing promoter Bob Arum says Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight each other in 2015. Arum may know what he’s talking about. Fight fans have waited years for this fight. I have waited years for this fight. It should have happened in 2007. Maybe 2008. Mayweather and Pacquiao are the best fighters in the world. Who would win? It’s a… Read More »

few and far between

I’ve been thinking about the phrase “few and far between.” I think I understand it. I could say — there are gas stations in the desert, but they are few and far between. What if I reverse the phrase to “far and few between?” Could I say — there are gas stations in the desert but they are far and few between? Does it mean the same as the first phrase or is it nonsense?

Top 5 sports figures in Bay Area

Here is a link to my Tuesday column. The full text runs below: Who are the five most interesting sports figures currently in the Bay Area? By interesting I mean someone you could take out of his context and put in a novel, and you’d stay up all night reading about him. Think a Dostoyevsky novel. Al Davis fit this definition. By interesting I don’t mean nice people. Nice people are often boring. I am talking about fascinating people, people… Read More »

On bad sleeping

When I was a kid, my dad told me he didn’t sleep so well. I didn’t really know what he was talking about. Now I do. I’m up several times a night. My left sides hurts. I think about things. It never used to be this way. If you are in my generation, do you experience the same stuff? What do you do about it?

Mea Culpa

In my Monday column about the Giants, twice I wrote that the Dodgers had no outs in the top of the 5th when Dee Gordon scored from third on an Adrian Gonzalez strikeout. The Dodgers had one out. I corrected the mistake on my blog, but when I phoned the paper late Sunday the editors had left for the night. My bad. It was my first column after a month vacation. Maybe I should have taken a rehab assignment.