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Cohn Zohn

Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

Broncos will win Super Bowl

Here is a link to my Tuesday column predicting a Broncos’ win in the Super Bowl. Please don’t bet money on my prediction as I’m usually wrong. The full text appears below: Football is defunct. Football expired around here Jan. 19 when Richard Sherman tipped a bad Colin Kaepernick pass to Malcolm Smith, and the Seahawks beat the 49ers 23-17 in the NFC championship game, the Seahawks going to that cold-weather carnival in New Jersey, the 49ers going home. But… Read More »

49ers beat Seahawks

Here is a link to my column about the 49ers’ win over the Seahawks. The full column appears below. SAN FRANCISCO –Sunday’s 49ers’ 19-17 win against the rival Seahawks was a Jim Harbaugh kind of win. Pure Harbaugh. Before I explain that, I’ll set the scene. It was a few minutes after the game ended. Harbaugh walked into the dungeon below Candlestick that serves as an interview room. He hopped onto the stage and stood behind the lectern. I asked… Read More »

Prediction: 49ers vs. Seahawks

Here is a link to my Sunday column predicting the winner of the 49ers-Seahawks showdown. The full text appears below: I don’t usually get involved at this level, predicting the outcome of a game, giving the score. That’s for beat writers. Today, I’m breaking my rule. Seahawks 23, 49ers 19. Today’s game is a big game. “Big” hardly says it, is inadequate as an adjective. Most adjectives are inadequate. Don’t get me started on adverbs. This game is so (big,… Read More »

What 49ers vs. Seahawks feels like to Lowell

Here is a link to my Thursday column about the seriousness of the 49ers vs. Seahawks. The full column appears below: This is about the 49ers and the Seahawks. Trust me. When I was 13, I heard Vazquez and Greenspan were going to fight each other. They didn’t know me. They were the older kids, probably 16. At that time of life, the difference between 13 and 16 is forever. We all hung out at the playground on Avenue L… Read More »

Lowell wants Seahawks to win

Nothing against the Atlanta Falcons, a worthy group, but I want the Seahawks to beat them. Why? Because it would set up the third game between the Niners and Seahawks and this has become a terrific rivalry. I want it to keep going. It’s also a regional rivalry, our rivalry in the NFC West and on the West Coast. A game between the Niners and Seahawks would have greater meaning to Zohn readers than an Atlanta game.

Seahawks and homefield advantage

A lot of people were saying the Seattle Seahawks did not deserve home-field advantage in the playoffs. They had a losing record and a team with a losing record can’t host a team with a winning record in the first round. Some people wanted to change the rules or make a codicil where a team with a losing record, even if it won its division, couldn’t host. Nuts to that. You don’t just change rules. If you win the division… Read More »

49ers vs. Seahawks

It’s late Saturday morning. I had a good sleep after covering the Warriors last night. I’m about to dash out of the house to buy the Christmas tree. I never thought I’d celebrate Christmas but I do along with Hanukkah. We buy the biggest tree we can find. We call it the The King of the Forest. Before I leave the house I will leave you with a question. Who will win tomorrow’s Niner/Seahawks game? Please give reasons with your… Read More »