3:49 AM EDT, Sun July 05, 2015

What we won’t miss about Jim Harbaugh

This is my Friday column. Yesterday we covered what we’ll miss about Jim Harbaugh. Today we’ll cover what we won’t miss, or at least what I won’t miss. Harbaugh’s offense It was stone-age. Let me amend that — the passing game was stone-age. Harbaugh’s running game was pretty good. That’s where he expressed his creativity. […]

What we’ll miss about Jim Harbaugh

This is my Thursday column. When the 49ers’ training camp begins in about a month, practices will be shorter, quieter, less intense than last year. And someone will be missing. Jim Harbaugh. His absence hangs over the 49ers’ entire season. He’s the biggest story on the team, and he isn’t even on the team. Let’s […]

Five questions

Please explain your answers to the following five questions: 1. More likely to play for the Niners in 2016, Vernon Davis or Anquan Boldin? 2.Over/under 10 sacks for Aldon Smith in 2015? 3. More rushing yards in 2015, Carlos Hyde or Frank Gore? 4. Will the 49ers extend nose tackle Ian Williams’ contract before the […]
San Jose Mercury News Jun 29, 2015

Colin Kaepernick's 'Against All Odds' tournament offers reality check

MODESTO – All the concerns from the 49ers turbulent offseason went on hold Monday for Colin Kaepernick.

Colin Kaepernick's 'Against All Odds' tournament offers reality check

  MODESTO – All the concerns from the 49ers’ turbulent offseason went on hold Monday for Colin Kaepernick. About 20 children battling heart disease flanked Kaepernick as he shared his perspective of hosting his third annual “Against All Odds” golf… Continue Reading →
San Jose Mercury News Jun 29, 2015

Watch: Last piece of Candlestick Park comes crashing down

For 55 years, Candlestick Park was home to many glorious times -- not to mention some frigid evenings. But now the windy ballpark is just a memory as the last piece of the former home of the 49ers and Giants was torn down to make way for a mixed-use commercial and residential development.
San Jose Mercury News Jun 27, 2015

Photos: 49ers running back Reggie Bush selling Detroit-area mansion

Click here if viewing from a mobile device. New 49ers running back Reggie Bush is selling his 8,000 square foot manse in Birmingham, Michigan for $2.

Who will start at cornerback for the 49ers in 2015?

One of the 49ers’ starting cornerbacks next season will be Tramaine Brock. That’s obvious. Who do you think the other starting cornerback should be, and why? Who should start opposite Brock Week 1? Please explain your answer.

Warriors have draft opportunity to make another splash

This is my NBA Draft preview for the Warriors. The Warriors should make a trade on draft night Thursday. Call it a blockbuster trade. And they might, according to Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com. “I’m hearing the Warriors are exploring the possibility of trading UP. Target Unknown.” Howard-Cooper tweeted Wednesday. Then he followed up with the […]

Tim Lincecum keeping spot in rotation is a non-starter

This is my Tuesday column. What a fall. We thought Tim Lincecum was a future Hall of Famer. A lock. Now he’s not even a lock to stay in the Giants’ starting rotation. Far from it. The man twice won the Cy Young Award by the age of 25 and threw a 95-mph fastball. He […]
San Jose Mercury News Jun 22, 2015

49ers play for field position in Santa Clara politics

San Francisco 49ers executives spent thousands of their own dollars to help elect Santa Clara mayor and two council members in 2014; critics say the NFL team is buying votes

49ers know questions, but can they find answers?

This is my Sunday column. Remember dead week in college before finals? This is dead six weeks for the San Francisco 49ers. They have the next month and a half off to prepare for the exam that will make or break their 2015 season. What questions will be on that test when the Niners arrive […]

Bad free throw shooters deserve no special exemption

The text of my Saturday column runs below. This is about entertainment value, moral obligation and the Hack-a-Shaq. Well-meaning, powerful people want to outlaw the Hack-a-Shaq in the NBA — intentionally fouling a horrendous free-throw shooter because he probably will miss one or both of the 15-foot set shots from the charity stripe. “To me, […]
San Jose Mercury News Jun 19, 2015

Training camp debut open to public Aug. 1, after high school all-star game

Fans will be able to watch the 49ers' first practice of training camp, on Saturday Aug. 1 at Levi's Stadium.

Training camp debut open to public Aug. 1, after high school all-star game

Fans will be able to watch the 49ers' first practice of training camp, on Saturday Aug. 1 at Levi's Stadium. Once the Charlie Wedemeyer All-Star Football Game wraps up, the 49ers will take to their home field for a non-contact practice that… Continue Reading →

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