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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Atlanta Falcons and Mike Nolan

Here is the opening to my Monday column about the 49ers-Atlanta Falcons matchup: This was not the game we wanted. I’m being presumptuous speaking for you. I didn’t want the 49ers to play Atlanta in the NFC Conference championship game. I wanted Seattle. I’m assuming you did, too. That story line would have been an instant classic — two monsters of the NFC West facing each other the third time. Kind of like Ali vs. Frazier, Seattle and San Francisco,… Read More »

Mike Nolan, be quiet

Mike Nolan needs to be quiet. In case you missed it, he recently slammed Alex Smith, saying he preferred Shaun Hill. “I always thought [Hill] was good,” Nolan said via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.   “I would admit to making a mistake not making him a starter at the end. The last year I was there I should have [switched QBs] because he’s a baller.  . . . He checks it down. But he’s a guy the players trust will lead them… Read More »