Glenn Dickey

Getty Images File PhotoJim Harbaugh has been both a leader and a risk-taker during his time with the San Francisco 49ers.

49ers coaching staff works in harmony under Jim Harbaugh

NFL coaching has changed enormously since Bill Walsh started the run of…

Getty Images File PhotoJim Harbaugh has been both a leader and a risk-taker during his time with the San Francisco 49ers.
USA Today Sports File PhotoThe Niners’ best chance on Sunday against the Falcons rests with applying a balanced attack on both sides of the ball. Niners running back Frank Gore could play a large roll in making that happen.

49ers’ balance will be key against Atlanta Falcons

The 49ers are the people’s choice going into Sunday’s NFC Championship Game.…

USA Today Sports File PhotoThe Niners’ best chance on Sunday against the Falcons rests with applying a balanced attack on both sides of the ball. Niners running back Frank Gore could play a large roll in making that happen.
AP File PhotoCoach Jim Harbaugh may rue his switch to quarterback Colin Kaepernick when the young starter’s inexperience is exposed by the Packers on

49ers could wind up as Cheez Whiz after playoff game against Green Bay Packers

Last January, the 49ers entered the playoffs with a strong defense and…

AP File PhotoCoach Jim Harbaugh may rue his switch to quarterback Colin Kaepernick when the young starter’s inexperience is exposed by the Packers on
Getty Images File PhotoFormer Giants slugger Barry Bonds should be allowed in the baseball Hall of Fame.

Barry Bonds deserves to be in baseball Hall of Fame

The first two selections on my baseball Hall of Fame ballot last…

Getty Images File PhotoFormer Giants slugger Barry Bonds should be allowed in the baseball Hall of Fame.
AP File PhotoPlenty at stake: With bruising Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) leading the way

49ers facing adversity head on against Seahawks

Sunday night’s game for the 49ers against the Seattle Seahawks may be…

AP File PhotoPlenty at stake: With bruising Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) leading the way
Getty Images File PhotoJim Harbaugh has been starting green QB Colin Kaepernick despite Alex Smith being healthy and ready to play.

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh putting his ego ahead of what’s best for team

Will the 49ers run for the Super Bowl be aborted because of…

Getty Images File PhotoJim Harbaugh has been starting green QB Colin Kaepernick despite Alex Smith being healthy and ready to play.
Getty Images File PhotoCal's new coach Sonny Dykes referred to his new position as a "dream job."

Sonny Dykes faces elevated expectations as new Cal Bears football coach

As Sonny Dykes was introduced to the Bay Area media Thursday, he…

Getty Images File PhotoCal's new coach Sonny Dykes referred to his new position as a "dream job."
U.S. Presswire File PhotoNew direction: Alex Smith will be on the sideline Sunday and likely for the foreseeable future

Jim Harbaugh will regret 49ers QB move from Smith to Kaepernick

The backup quarterback always gets the most love from fans and it’s…

U.S. Presswire File PhotoNew direction: Alex Smith will be on the sideline Sunday and likely for the foreseeable future
U.S. Presswire File PhotoCal football coach Jeff Tedford was fired from his position Tuesday morning.

Firing Tedford is the wrong move for Cal’s football program

The “what have you done for me lately” group got its way…

U.S. Presswire File PhotoCal football coach Jeff Tedford was fired from his position Tuesday morning.
Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesBuster Posey is just one of 22 MLB players who have won both the Rookie of the Year and MVP awards.

Buster Posey cements place in baseball history as MVP

Buster Posey won the National League MVP Award on Thursday and took…

Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesBuster Posey is just one of 22 MLB players who have won both the Rookie of the Year and MVP awards.
Getty Images File PhotoGood management and players combined could bring the 49ers to the Super Bowl at the end of the season.

49ers set up for Super Bowl run

The 49ers are a model organization, which is the biggest reason to…

Getty Images File PhotoGood management and players combined could bring the 49ers to the Super Bowl at the end of the season.
AP Photo/Patrick SemanskySan Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy watches a baseball workout at Comerica Park in Detroit

Giants have spending flexibility with player contracts

There has been talk that Bruce Bochy is a potential Hall of…

AP Photo/Patrick SemanskySan Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy watches a baseball workout at Comerica Park in Detroit
Gil Riego Jr./Special to the S.F. ExaminerMadison Bumgarner was the starting pitching in Game 2 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.

Giants have owned one-sided Series thus far

Madison Bumgarner channeled his success in the 2010 World Series and the…

Gil Riego Jr./Special to the S.F. ExaminerMadison Bumgarner was the starting pitching in Game 2 of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.
David J. Phillip/APJumping grab: Center fielder Angel Pagan makes a leaping catch to take away a hit from the Cardinals

Giants appear to have finally run out of steam

The Giants were shoved to the brink of extinction Thursday night by…

David J. Phillip/APJumping grab: Center fielder Angel Pagan makes a leaping catch to take away a hit from the Cardinals
Getty Images File PhotoBruce Bochy and Buster Posey work together to make the right moves for the Giants success.

Posey, Bochy provide winning formula for Giants

Playoff games don’t count in voting for seasonal awards, but Buster Posey…

Getty Images File PhotoBruce Bochy and Buster Posey work together to make the right moves for the Giants success.
Getty Images File PhotoBarry Bonds was a key individual when playing for the Giants.

Individuals key to Giants’ success, not chemistry

Despite multiple local examples to the contrary, some writers insist that team…

Getty Images File PhotoBarry Bonds was a key individual when playing for the Giants.
Courtesy PhotoMonday's scrutinized call at the Greenbay vs. Seahawks game woke up NFL owners to get involved to rectify the referee negotiations.

Owners, gamblers put pressure on NFL to resolve ref dispute

In the end, the horrible missed calls at the end of the…

Courtesy PhotoMonday's scrutinized call at the Greenbay vs. Seahawks game woke up NFL owners to get involved to rectify the referee negotiations.
Getty Images File PhotoGiants pitcher Matt Cain

Matt Cain should anchor SF Giants in postseason

Manager Bruce Bochy’s decision-making will be vital to the Giants’ chances in…

Getty Images File PhotoGiants pitcher Matt Cain
Where’s the love? Even after putting together a 13-3 regular season in 2011 and getting all the way to the NFC Championship Game

Niners still not respected nationally

Even though they went 13-3 in the regular season last year and…

Where’s the love? Even after putting together a 13-3 regular season in 2011 and getting all the way to the NFC Championship Game
Getty Images File PhotoBig honor: Don Nelson finished with 1

Don Nelson: A true-blue original

It may seem strange to say that a man who stands 6-foot-6…

Getty Images File PhotoBig honor: Don Nelson finished with 1