Fan’s guide to NFC championship game (Grant article)

I am linking to a Grant article and this one I really enjoy doing. Bill Pinella, our editor at the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, asked Grant, this morning, to write a fan's guide to the NFC championship game coming up on Sunday. Grant leaped into the project in a way [...]

By | January 20th, 2012|0 Comments

49ers — wow

It's about time we agree the 49ers are for real -- to go into that stadium in Detroit and keep their composure and beat that very good Lions team, well that's impressive. The Niners won with defense but they also ran against the Lions and Alex Smith threw the winning [...]

By | October 16th, 2011|20 Comments

Where 49ers go from here

Matt Maiocco raises the key point about the 49ers in his blog. It's true they played very well against the Saints, but they lost. A loss is a loss is a loss. They are 0-2 but their record gives hope if they can live up to the hope. They must [...]

By | September 21st, 2010|0 Comments

Can 49ers win NFC West?

Sorry about the delay but I'm finally posting my Tuesday column which I wrote at the 49er/Saints game Monday night. Thrilling game. In the column I discuss the Niners' three main protagonists -- Mike Singletary, Alex Smith and Jimmy Raye, with a note about Frank Gore. And I address the key [...]

By | September 21st, 2010|6 Comments

49ers: worst case scenario

Let's forget about headsets and playcalling and Mike Singletary and Alex Smith and Jimmy Raye -- let's forget about all of that for a moment and talk bitter reality. By losing to Seattle the Niners opened up the possibility they stink and they opened up the possibility this season could [...]

By | September 15th, 2010|22 Comments

49er grades

Eric Branch is sitting next to me during a timeout and he's beginning to think about his 49er grades. I don't do grades but if I did I'd give these 3. Alex Smith -- D Jimmy Raye -- D Mike Singletary -- F Do you agree. If not, please say why

By | September 12th, 2010|22 Comments

More Niners

Another quickie during a timeout. The Niners are behind, sure, but they are showing zero ability to catch up. Their offense is so limited and its scope is so small. There's a quarter left. Can they do anything to give themselves momentum going forward?

By | September 12th, 2010|3 Comments

Niner misery

Here's a quickie during a timeout with the score 28-6 Seattle. Do the Niners seem a little unprepared?

By | September 12th, 2010|5 Comments

Niners so far

Niners have been in red zone twice and got 3 points. What gives? Could have had TD on pass to Moran Norris but Alex Smith threw too high.

By | September 12th, 2010|1 Comment

Enter the Niners

The 49ers just marched onto the field. They came in several rows and as they walked they locked arms. It was Mike Singletary's idea and it meant, "We are together and this is a business trip."

By | September 12th, 2010|1 Comment