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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Jim Harbaugh must lead

Here is a link to my Tuesday column about Jim Harbaugh. The full text runs below: SANTA CLARA Right after the 49ers blew the game to the Arizona Cardinals, Jim Harbaugh came to the interview room in Glendale, Ariz., for his post mortem. He had the energy of a limp noodle. You couldn’t blame him. Bad loss. It’s just that Harbaugh is a leader and, aside from leadership, a leader needs to show at least two things: competence and optimism.… Read More »

Harbaugh not losing control of 49ers

Here is a link to my Monday column about the Niners’ win over the Cowboys. The full text runs below: ARLINGTON, Texas Jim Harbaugh is a worthless coach who has lost control of the 49ers’ locker room, and the veterans can’t stand him and won’t play for him. That’s what we learned hours before the 49ers murdered the Dallas Cowboys 28-17 on Sunday in that temperature-controlled thing that looks like an airplane hangar. Forget about starting the season with a… Read More »

49ers and due process

Jim Harbaugh and Trent Baalke keep invoking due process when they discuss Ray McDonald, accused of and arrested for domestic violence. Due process is a legal term that does not necessarily apply to a person’s standing in a private company. McDonald should not play in Dallas on Sunday. He should not wear the Niners’ uniform until the cloud that hangs over his head goes away. If I got arrested for beating up Mrs. Cohn Zohn, the PD would suspend me… Read More »

Lowell’s hunches about Jim Harbaugh

I am in the desert in baseball world, far removed from the 49ers. I am reading about them. Mostly people on my blog dismiss the reports — now there are several — that the Niners and Browns talked a Harbaugh trade. Fans want to believe everything is peachy on the Niners. And things may be. But I’m talking from experience, from how I know news works, from how I know teams work. My gut feeling — I’m going on nothing… Read More »

Jim Harbaugh Part 3

Obviously, Jim Harbaugh is not going to Cleveland. Does that mean there was no truth to the story that a deal was discussed, that a deal was in place, that he was poised to go? I believe there was some truth to most or all of that. I’ve been doing this a long time and stories like this one don’t just appear from nowhere. I believe something happened. We may never know what happened. When Jed York tweeted that the… Read More »

49ers try to trade Jim Harbaugh

If this is true, it’s blockbuster. A report says the Niners tried to trade Jim Harbaugh for draft picks to the Browns but Harbaugh nixed the deal. If this is true, what does it mean about the relationship between the Niners and Harbaugh going forward, and the relationship between Harbaugh and Trent Baalke? What are your thoughts on this near-trade? To read the article click here.

Harbaugh’s final presser this season

Here is a transcript of Jim Harbaugh’s final news conference of the season — took place today at noon. I don’t usually publish transcripts of Harbaugh’s pressers, but this is the final one for a while and that makes is unusually significant. Also, he and I had an interesting exchange you can read. I must say he and I have had fun with each other this season — lots of laughing, good give and take. As you know, I’ve criticized… Read More »

Jim Harbaugh ain’t no Hamlet

Here is a link to my Thursday column about Jim Harbaugh. The full column appears below: SANTA CLARA — This is what Jim Harbaugh said the day after his team beat the Packers in Green Bay. Read his words. Think about them: “People may disagree, but personally, what that meant for the players I was happy and ecstatic for them because I haven’t found anything that makes you feel more like a man than to go, not only beat your… Read More »

Niners beat the Pack; Harbaugh Unchained

Here is a link to my column about the 49ers’ win over Green Bay. The full text appears below: GREEN BAY, Wis. — Welcome to Jim Harbaugh Unchained. Grab onto his shirt and hang on for the ride. Harbaugh strides into the postgame interview room, his 49ers having beaten, out-toughed the tough Green Bay Packers in their place in the face-burning cold. So, Harbaugh, strides into the room and vaults onto the stage. He grins. Perfect teeth. Good genes or… Read More »