Thursday, September 29, 2011
Now with Michael Vick's hand, and the 49ers playing moderately well, this just became a game.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Parts were expected, but there may be one or two players on the final two lines that may have surprised some.
The surprise: Tommy Wingels.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The 49ers are now 2-1 and atop the NFC West by themselves.
Friday, September 23, 2011
The Bengals, on the other hand, will be playing their first home game of the season, after a win at Cleveland and a loss last week to the Broncos.
Fans in Cincinnati will be excited for this one, as they will be getting their first home glimpse of rookies
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Do not feel bad, though. Die-hard fans not only say it, but so do actual NHL experts, and they're paid to make those knowledgeable predictions.
Alas, the Sharks have zero Stanley Cup victories and zero Stanley Cup appearances.
But THIS is the year, right?
Sunday, September 18, 2011
For the second straight week, the 49ers played simple and basic football to the absolute tee, and it almost worked in Week 2 against a Dallas Cowboys team stocked with weapons both offensively and defensively.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
CSN's Brodie Brazil wrote an article the other day on how the Sharks now have somewhat of a problem on their hands with owning too many equally-talented players on defense.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
First of all, it was weird to hear the president of a ball club pretty much publicly state that his team has close to zero chance of making the playoffs with a few weeks left. However, that is what kind of honest upper management the Giants have, and i would not have it any other way. Tell it to me straight.
Monday, September 12, 2011
A first-year head coach, desperate quarterback and one-time disgruntled running back and wide receiver turned into a 33-17 win in Week 1 of the NFL season.
The biggest jolt of Week 1 was the composure of Alex Smith, who went 15 of 20 for 124 yards. The biggest stat, though, was the fact Smith had zero turnovers -- a rarity in 49er Land.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Like I said, it was tale of four different quarters for this team. The first quarter started with a rough first defensive drive and ended with a 49er fumble and recovery in Seattle territory.
The second quarter was centered around the third down play, which the 49ers could by no means execute. That lack of execution led to four trips
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The position that needs to be filled is a third or fourth line player, preferably a winger. Currently, San Jose will start the season with Torrey Mitchell, Michal Handzus and Jamie McGinn on the third line, and any combination of Andrew Murray, James Sheppard, Andrew Desjardins and Benn Ferriero on the fourth line.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Villalona had been charged with murder in his native Dominican Republic in 2009. The charges were dismissed earlier this summer.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Maybe it was the orange jerseys, orange rags waving or the sell-out crowd living and dying with every pitch thrown, but the crowd knew and both teams knew it -- this was a game with meaning.
Suddenly, the Giants of 2011 were the Giants of 2010. Cody Ross hit a home run and made a diving catch, Aubrey Huff was playing first base, Mark DeRosa was the first one on the dugout step, a misfit like Jeff Keppinger had an RBI double and manager Bruce Bochy was making moves -- and they were working.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Zero Stanley Cups and zero Stanley Cup Finals appearances will lead to the coaching situation discussion getting a little hotter if San Jose does not sniff the Cup this season. As for Todd McLellan, any