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Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

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 »

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 »

49ers and winning with class

Jed York keeps saying “winning with class.” He means the 49ers win with class. Lately, his class line has become a joke for obvious reasons. Some people think Jed comes off foolish when he says winning with class considering what’s going on with his organization. You need to back off on ridiculing Jed. You and I and everyone have heard him the wrong way — we have mis-heard him. We thought Jed was saying winning with class. He was not.… Read More »

Did Jed York tell the truth?

Here is a link to my Sunday column about Jed York and the truth. The full text runs below: I don’t believe Jed York is a truth teller. There’s a noun for people who don’t tell the truth. Jim Harbaugh spoke to the Merc’s Tim Kawakami the other day. Harbaugh told what really happened when he left the 49ers. Harbaugh said he wanted to stay and Jed did not want him to stay. After the 49ers were eliminated from the… Read More »

Jed York vs. Joe Lacob

Here is a link to my Sunday column comparing the actions of Jed York and Joe Lacob. The full text runs below: Is Joe Lacob a better guy than Jed York? Opinion writers — people like me — generally believe Lacob is the better man, the morally superior man. This assumption informs much of my writing, much of Bay Area sports writing. But is it correct? Or, to be blunt, am I all wet and are my colleagues all wet?… Read More »

The Jedisms of Jed York

Here is a link to my Sunday column about the Jedisms of Jed York. The full text runs below: Today we talk Jedisms. Jedisms are things Jed York says. Jed went on the NFL Network. Talk, Jed. Jedism No. 1: “What a lot of people don’t get is you’ve got Geep (Chryst) as your OC (offensive coordinator), you’ve got Eric (Mangini) as your DC (defensive coordinator). Both guys that Jim Harbaugh hired. I think that’s a testament to Jim Harbaugh… Read More »

Jed York or Mark Davis, you make the call

Here is a link to my Sunday column which asks the eternal question, Who is a better owner Mark Davis or Jed York? The full text runs below: Who is a better team owner, Jed York or Mark Davis? Both are in the news. Both are searching for new head coaches. So, if you were a head-coaching aspirant, which owner would you rather work for? At first, the answer seems obvious. A new coach would rather team up with Jed… Read More »

Murph grills Jed York

Here is a link to Brian Murphy’s radio interview this morning with Jed York. Murph, as you know, is a friend of mine and a former colleague at the Press Democrat. Murph’s interview is the best and I am proud of him. This link is to Eric Branch’s blog. Eric is another former colleague at the PD.

Jed York talks

Here is a link to my Tuesday column in which Jed York talks Jim Harbaugh. The full text runs below: SANTA CLARA Let’s see if we understand this. At his lollapalooza post-Jim-Harbaugh news conference, Jed York said he parted ways with Jim Harbaugh over “philosophical differences.” Imaginary scene: Jed: I love Plato. He’s the man. Harbaugh: Plato’s an overrated bum. Jed: I don’t want you to coach my team, anymore. Harbaugh: Did I say something wrong? There was more. One… Read More »

Harbaugh Era coming to a close

Here is a link to my Monday column about why the Jim Harbaugh Era is ending. The full text runs below: OAKLAND Jed York doesn’t need to fire Jim Harbaugh. Jim Harbaugh just fired himself. Harbaugh had a week and a half to prepare for the Raiders, to prepare for the worst team in football, to prepare for a team that came into Sunday’s 24-13 Raiders’ win with one victory and 11 losses, a team that lost the week before… Read More »