What comes first: leadership or victories?

Fifteen seasons have passed since the 49ers played in a Super Bowl. Back then, winning was a part of the team’s DNA, much the same way as losing has become part of the 49ers since many of the team’s leaders were fired after the 2003 season.   Eric Davis and Gary Plummer both played on the 49ers’ last Super Bowl team. They remain close to the current team in their…

February 5, 2010

The Singletary-Walsh connection

In August 2007, a few days after the death of Bill Walsh, I spoke to Mike Singletary. I asked the Hall-of-Fame player about the Hall-of-Fame coach. What follows is the article I wrote for The Press Democrat.

October 23, 2008