“The Catch” revisited

Here is a link to my Sunday column about The Catch. The full column appears below: SANTA CLARA — He's still handsome and, at 56, he looks young and his voice is rich and soothing. Someone once said his voice is “all milk and honey.” Dwight Clark. Made “The Catch.” [...]

By | December 22nd, 2013|18 Comments

Lowell’s five favorite quarterbacks

Here is a link to my column about my five favorite quarterbacks. The full text appears below: Drew Brees is the reason for this column. I got to thinking I love Drew Brees the quarterback, love to watch him work and play. Then I asked myself: “Who are my top-five, [...]

By | November 14th, 2013|30 Comments

Kaepernick compared to Montana and Young

Here is the opening to my Tuesday column: SANTA CLARA -- It's an off-day for 49ers football. The Green Bay game recedes in the rearview mirror. The Seattle game looms in the distance. And that means it's time for a midweek thought question: Is Colin Kaepernick more advanced than Joe [...]

By | September 9th, 2013|21 Comments

Bill and Joe and Jim and Colin

Here is the opening to a column I wrote a while back for the Press Democrat's special section on the 49ers. It is about the Niners' first Super Bowl (well, it starts a little before that), which I covered, and the current Super Bowl attempt, which I am not covering: [...]

By | February 1st, 2013|4 Comments

Eli Manning and Joe Montana

Before Sunday's Super Bowl lots of people were asking if Tom Brady is as good as Joe Montana was -- is Tom Brady Joe Montana? Well, that's over with. Not at this time. No way. But here at the Cohn Zohn we can't help noticing similarities between Eli Manning, the [...]

By | February 6th, 2012|0 Comments

Montana vs. Brady Part 2

I had asked in my Sunday column if Tom Brady would equal or surpass Joe Montana in stature and greatness by winning his fourth Super Bowl. Well, Brady didn't. He now is 3-2 in Super Bowls, as in he lost twice. Montana lost no times. Right now, I'm going with [...]

By | February 5th, 2012|1 Comment

Alex Smith is no Joe Montana

Alex Smith is no Joe Montana. We were reminded of this basic fact on Sunday afternoon during 49er Fan Fest, a team celebration at Candlestick Park involving the team, the fans and festivities. On the final sequence of the practice Jim Harbaugh -- perhaps temporarily losing his grip -- had [...]

By | August 14th, 2011|35 Comments

Joe Montana vs. Steve Young (Grant and Lowell)

First, a disclaimer: Johnny Christo and Kauai Robert, I am going back on my word here but I hope you will understand. I said I would link to Grant's Comcast stuff but not to his 49er blog and here I am linking to the blog. Grant and I had a [...]

By | August 4th, 2011|30 Comments

Bay Area 10 most depressing sports injuries

ComcastSportsNet BayArea just published Grant's latest opus. This time he wrote about the Bay Area's ten most depressing sports injuries of all time, obviously a reaction to Buster Posey's horrible injury last week. Grant wrote this as therapy for you and him -- these injuries are sad. He also wrote [...]

By | May 31st, 2011|20 Comments

Montana vs. Elway

I enjoy this morning's discussion about Aaron Rodgers on the Zohn, about whether he's the best QB in the the NFL. Spurred on by that I'm posing a hypothetical. Who was a better QB, Joe Montana or John Elway? I can phrase this another way: If Elway played for Bill [...]

By | February 8th, 2011|48 Comments