Justin Smith San Francisco 49ers
May 18, 20151

And Cowboy makes three: 49ers DE Justin Smith retires

Almost five months ago, Alex Flanagan reported that San Francisco 49ers star defensive lineman Justin Smith would retire from the NFL after a stellar 14-year career. Today, after 230 NFL games

May 08, 20151

Raiders making moves to help Derek Carr

When Jack Del Rio was hired as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders, one of the first things he said was that he wanted to make sure that Derek

Ahmad Brooks SF 49ers
May 06, 201514

Ahmad Brooks accused of sexual assault by Ray McDonald’s accuser

The incident at Ray McDonald’s house that led to McDonald getting released by the 49ers isn’t going away, as TMZ reported today that McDonald’s accuser is now accusing Ahmad Brooks of

Trent Baalke Jed York
May 02, 201532

Trent Baalke is bulletproof

With an 8-8 season leading to severe changes to the coaching staff, some wondered whether Trent Baalke was on the proverbial “hot seat.” After all, Jed York’s mindset is SB-or-bust, as

May 01, 20158

49ers stick with the defensive trend, take OLB Eli Harold

This is going to be considerably shorter, because I’m sitting in the AT&T Park press box and I should be watching baseball. The 49ers took Eli Harold, an outside linebacker

May 01, 201512

For the 49ers, Jaquiski Tartt is another indication of an impending rebuild

Trent Baalke was staring Jaelen Strong right in the face with the 46th pick, and instead he chose to go with yet another player you probably hadn’t heard of before

Trent Baalke Jim Tomsula 49ers
April 30, 201518

San Francisco 49ers trade down two spots, draft Arik Armstead

The 49ers were a part of the first trade of this year’s NFL draft, dealing the No. 15 pick to the Chargers for the 17th overall selection, a fourth-rounder this

April 30, 20153

San Francisco 49ers mock draft (all seven rounds)

Some of the beat writers are putting together a little contest (NO MONEY IS AT STAKE AT ALL, NO SIR) where the object is to predict as many of the

santa clara song jed york
April 27, 201510

Santa Clara Youth Soccer players threaten to become Seahawks fans in song directed at Jed York, 49ers

Santa Clara Youth Soccer players and their parents are upset about the team’s efforts to turn soccer fields near Levi’s Stadium and 49ers HQ into VIP parking lots. Hundreds of

April 27, 20151

With the 15th pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, the 49ers select …

Sorry for the clickbait-y headline, but you know good and well that I have absolutely no idea. My predictive skills are comically shabby — on Saturday I wrote that Casey

creepy lowe
April 24, 201529

Rob Lowe riles up 49ers fans with totally valid point about Levi’s Stadium

A tweet from Rob Lowe caught the attention of many this morning. #NFL Re: new LA stadium. I don’t care about new age gizmos. Just make it LOUD. If I

Levi's Stadium 49ers Bears 2014
April 21, 201521

49ers 2015 schedule released today, so let’s predict wins and losses

Sports leagues are in the business of selling optimism to their customers, i.e. the fans. As someone who writes about sports, it’d make a lot more sense to peddle optimism

Alex Boone feeds Boone the Rhino San Francisco Zoo
April 19, 20157

Alex Boone says Jim Harbaugh “wore out his welcome” after defending him multiple times during 2014 season

Alex Boone is a good right guard, and since he’s fond of uttering quotable sentences, the media loves to give him platforms from which to speak. He’s an entertainer, with

Alex Boone head butts Colin Kaepernick
April 16, 20156

Ranking the most likely 49ers to someday become Raiders

It’s a phenomenon so commonly seen, the Raiders wrote a top 10 list about it on their website. Throughout recent history, so many former 49ers have become Raiders that it’s

April 14, 201513

Raiders fans have mixed reactions to Michael Crabtree signing

The Oakland Raiders had one of the worst groups of wide receivers in the league in 2014, so you’d think fans would be happy when the team signed Michael Crabtree on

Michael Crabtree 49ers
April 13, 20152

Michael Crabtree signs one-year deal with Raiders

Took long enough. Michael Crabtree to the Raiders made so much sense, for reasons both historical and current, for it not to happen. The Raiders have money and need guys

Trent Baalke Jed York 49ers
April 10, 201515

10 of Trent Baalke’s favorite things

1. “Red shirt” players who underwent major surgery before the draft, usually to repair a torn ACL (Tank Carradine, Marcus Lattimore, Keith Reaser, Brandon Thomas, Trey Millard, and I’m probably forgetting others)

April 09, 20153

Ranking the 49ers’ draft needs

It’s been a while since I’ve written about the San Francisco 49ers. That’s probably good news, considering how most of the offseason news has ranged from disheartening to horrifying (other than the

April 06, 20156

Lon Simmons had one outstanding trait that’s a requirement around here

Lon Simmons passed away over the weekend at the age of 91, which means he lived a long and full life, but the news was still jarring in a way. While

Michael Crabtree
April 03, 201522

Raiders to host former 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree

One of the few starting caliber players remaining in free agency will be visiting the Oakland Raiders next week according to Yahoo Sports reporter Rand Getlin. Crossing the bay? WR

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