HBO’s Harbaugh profile an exercise in sensationalism

This is my Tuesday column on HBO’s feature about Jim Harbaugh. I know you want to hear more about Alex Boone calling Jim Harbaugh “clinically insane.” Everybody knows that stuff already. I’ll get back to that in a minute. Tuesday night, HBO is airing a snap shot of Jim Harbaugh’s return to the University of […]

I forgot, you're the Snicker dude. Capitalizing words for emphasis doesn't help your argument. It's not about Boone. ... - BigP

Bob St. Clair dies

San Francisco 49ers Hall of Famer Bob St. Clair died today in Santa Rosa after suffering complications from a broken hip. He was 84. St. Clair was born in San Francisco. He went to San Francisco’s Polytechnic High School and the University of San Francisco before playing his entire professional career (1953 to 1963) with […]

I remember "The Geek" as he was nicknamed very well. He played most of his Niner career @ 275, coupled with his 6-9 fra... - Frank M

Heart issues a core problem facing NFL

This is my Monday column on heart disease in the NFL. Three hundred and thirty-five-pound San Francisco 49ers guard Thomas Herrion died at his locker after a preseason game on Aug. 20, 2005. He had heart disease. He was 23. Eleven years before Herrion died, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health examined 7,000 […]

Mid, Regarding your first point, making someone look foolish is a good tool to use in an argument, but at the end of ... - Scooter_McG

49ers 2015 mock draft 4.0

These are the picks the 49ers should make in the upcoming draft. Round 1. Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma Huge wide receiver who moves and creates separation like a small wide receiver. And even when he doesn’t create separation, he’s open, because he’s 6-5. He can catch passes over cornerbacks’ heads. He has the talent to […]

Oh, but I haven't given up golf, HTW.... - exgolfer

Warriors have the answers for playoff challenges — even the Spurs

This is my Sunday column. Bring on the Spurs already. Forget the Grizzlies, the Blazers, the Clippers, the Rockets, the Pelicans — not one of them has a realistic shot to eliminate the Warriors in the playoffs. We’ve seen enough to say that with certainty. The Warriors earned home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, and their […]

As good as the Warriors are you can not trust a jump shooting team in the playoffs. The adage live by the three die by t... - BOS49er

49ers need talent, not good manners

This is my Saturday column. Let your general manager do his job, Jed. You keep saying you want to win with class, as if you know what it takes to win in the first place. As if winning is a given and what matters is the players’ moral standing. You should make yourself the general […]

Interesting....... - Razoreater

Vernon Davis: “I didn’t even know that was Colin. No, seriously, he was working on his drop back.”

SANTA CLARA — Colin Kaepernick, Vernon Davis, Antoine Bethea and Jim Tomsula answered questions in the 49ers’ media room Friday afternoon. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers’ P.R. department.   Head coach Jim Tomsula, just tell us about the start of the offseason program and sort of the vibe in the building that […]

I hope we can say that about Vernon since he too the year off last season.... - Neal

49ers mock draft: Thinking like Trent Baalke

These aren’t necessarily the picks I would make. These are the picks I think Trent Baalke will make. Round 1. Danny Shelton, NT, Washington. Baalke likes to build from the inside out. Every player he has drafted in Round 1 primarily plays in the middle of the field (except A.J. Jenkins). Shelton is a nose […]

He might no be good enough to cover anyone.... - Neal

49ers’ top 5 draft needs

Here is my Saturday column. The NFL draft is less than one month away. It’s time to take stock of the 49ers’ needs. They have an awful lot. I count 10 — wide receiver, tight end, running back, backup quarterback, offensive line, left defensive end, backup outside linebacker, “Mike” inside linebacker, cornerback and backup safety. […]

Grant Very well written...take a look at both the Eagles and Chiefs roster before and after FA, and you'll see just h... - OREGONINER

49ers sign Nick Bellore to two-year deal

The 49ers just announced they have sign Nick Bellore to a two-year deal. Bellore was an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played the first four seasons of his career with the New York Jets. The Niners list Bellore as a linebacker, but he has made just three tackles on defense during his career. He is a […]

He's thinking of Jarryd Hayne, the Aussie Rugger.... - Brotha Tuna

Three value options for the 49ers’ first-round pick

This is my Thursday column. Don’t lick that envelope just yet, Trent. I know you like to lock in your draft pick early. You wanted A.J. Jenkins so bad in 2012, you wrote his name on a piece of paper and sealed it an envelope days before you picked him. Your conviction was impressive, even […]

THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: 49ers have not any shut down corner backs in years. The strong defense with its tough front seve... - Angel

Concussions and the dizzying array of misinformation

This is my Monday column on brain trauma in football. And this is a video the Seahawks use to teach tackling. The justifiable concern about brain damage in football borders on hysteria. This is especially true after Chris Borland recently announced his retirement after just one season in the NFL. He was worried about brain damage. […]

Thanks Elizabeth for bothering to make these responses. Public education will be on going, as is mine. I can't speak for... - Brotha Tuna