Wednesday, August 29, 2012

San Francisco 49ers: Is It Super Bowl or Bust This Season?

The San Francisco 49ers are among the favorites to win the 2013 Super Bowl, and with that comes some lofty expectations and immense pressure.
            The pressure comes in the form of fans expecting them to win week after week, judging by the 13-3 2012 season in which head coach Jim Harbaugh pushed all the right buttons, quarterback Alex Smith threw all the right passes and the defense came up with the big plays when the moment got tough.
            Is it Super Bowl or bust this season, though?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

San Francisco 49ers: Why Alex Smith Will Still Be Limited This Season

The San Francisco 49ers were arguably one wide receiver away from advancing to the Super Bowl in 2012, so the organization added Randy Moss, Mario Manningham and rookie A.J. Jenkins.
            However, giving quarterback Alex Smith more weapons is not going to turn him in to something he simply is not -- especially if his head coach is still Jim Harbaugh.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Scutaro, Belt Possibilities in San Francisco Giants Outfield Following Melky Cabrera Suspension

Melky Cabrera will not be with the team following his 50-game suspension, and with it comes offensive uncertainty in the San Francisco Giants’ lineup.
            On Wednesday, manager Bruce Bochy replaced Cabrera in the lineup with Gregor Blanco.
            However, that could very well change as the season progresses and the playoff race heats up.

San Francisco Giants: Bochy, Players React To Melky Cabrera Suspension

Lost in the news that Melky Cabrera had tested positive for testosterone and would be suspended by the MLB for 50 games without pay was the situation it left the San Francisco Giants in on Wednesday.
            The team is now once again without a big bat in the middle of the lineup, making the acquisition of Hunter Pence at the trade deadline all the more crucial.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

San Francisco Giants: Bruce Bochy Pushing All the Right Buttons

Whether it has been San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy’s carousel of starting lineups he produces on a seemingly day-to-day basis or his unorthodox use of the bullpen, Bochy has received flack over the years.
            Today, Bochy is pulling off one of the better managerial jobs in all of Major League Baseball with the Giants.

Monday, August 6, 2012

49ers: Crabtree Returns to Practice Field; Brooks, Hunter Impressing

Not since July 27 has San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree been on a practice field in Santa Clara.
            The long-awaited return of the talented wide-out had to wait 10 days, including seven practices, but Crabtree ran onto the field Monday suited up in full pads ready to practice -- sort of.