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Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

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 »

49ers beat Packers — and Harbaugh Unchained

Here is a link to my column about the 49ers’ win over Green Bay. The full column 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 »

Jim Harbaugh’s tough guys

Here is a link to my Tuesday column about Jim Harbaugh’s tough guys. The full column appears below: SANTA CLARA I’m going to quote Jim Harbaugh at length. I hope you find these quotes interesting and revealing. They come from the weekly Monday news conference, Harbaugh looking back at the season, Harbaugh looking forward to next Sunday in Green Bay. Playoff time. Someone asked about rookie wide receiver Quinton Patton who had a good game in Arizona: Harbaugh: “He made… Read More »

Jim Harbaugh and his contract

Here is a link to my Sunday column about Jim Harbaugh and his big contract which soon may get bigger. The full text appears below: The latest rumor — and this is a delicious one — has Jim Harbaugh leaving the 49ers to coach another pro team, the Longhorns of the University of Texas. How serious do we take this rumor which, so far, has the body weight of a robin’s feather? Word was that Texas coach Mack Brown would… Read More »