On Saturday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame will complete itself by welcoming into its hallowed halls the greatest professional football player in the history of the game.
Yes, such a bold declaration is certain to draw howls of protest from those who believe players at different positions, and from different eras, can’t be accurately measured against one another. Despite every protest, however, I will stand firmly behind Jerry Rice as the best player to ever lace a cleat. Read More
The Internet can be a great source of information, but unfortunately, there’s a lot of garbage out there, too. In that category is an assessment of Bill Walsh, sent by a reader.
“Bill Walsh had a very acrimonious relationship with the media. He did not like them, and he did not trust them. Press conferences were few and as short as possible and were often cold, curt and tense affairs. Read More
In the real world, President Obama lectures Americans on wasting too much time playing video games.
But win the Super Bowl in the new Madden NFL 11 video game and a digital President Obama will heartily congratulate you for your hard earned victory.
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In Mike Singletary’s first full season at the helm, the 49ers finished at 8-8, the first time the club had finished at .500 or better since 2002. Now with Kurt Warner and Anquan Boldin out of Arizona, the Seattle Seahawks undergoing a major makeover under new coach Pete Carroll and the St. Louis Rams still bumbling along, the NFC West is wide open. Anything less than a division title should be considered a disappointment. Read More
After the offseason began with false rumors of Tom Cable’s imminent firing and then moved along to the release of embattled quarterback JaMarcus Russell, things have settled down in Raiderland — a rarity over the past few seasons. Cable is firmly in control of the team and Russell is out of the picture. While a playoff berth in 2010 is a long shot, the Raiders should have enough pieces in place to show steady improvement on both sides of the ball. Read More
Tony Soprano couldn’t have done a better job in wiping away the stain of Reggie Bush and O.J. Mayo’s tarnished records while playing for the Trojans. USC is scrubbing their images from school murals, removing Bush’s No. 5 jersey from the lobby of Heritage Hall and giving back its copy of Bush’s Heisman Trophy. Read More
A little of this, and a lot of that ...
- David Stern should be ashamed of himself. For days, the NBA commissioner stood by silently as his league took center stage of the sports world — in its offseason — thanks to LeBron James’ self-glorification ceremony on ESPN. Then, two days after the special, he declares it to be “ill-conceived” and in poor taste? Read More
Facebook status-updating my way through the sports world:
Bob Frantz ...
... is proud that the United States still doesn’t seem to be very good at soccer. Let the socialized European and Third World nations around the world have their bicycle kicks and their headers. When NFL training camps open late next month, we’ll call them all and ask how they’re doing with their little yellow and red cards — and we’ll laugh ourselves silly. Read More
One big reason for optimism about the 49ers this season: Their quarterback situation is settled. Alex Smith is the man, and the only competition is for the No. 2 spot, between veteran David Carr and second-year player Nate Davis.
Coaches like competition at other positions, but it seldom works well at quarterback, because the starter doesn’t get enough work. Read More
In football it’s always the future. And on this Tuesday morning of sunshine and possibility, for the 49ers it made sense to look ahead.
To the result of the vote on the planned stadium, to the results of a season which is only three months away, and you’d better believe the schedule. Read More