March 26, 20123

1984 49ers, Super Bowl XIX: “the greatest team I’ve ever seen, anywhere”

Normally we look more at things that just happened, will happen or could happen on this site, but I happened to find a hidden internet gem focusing on something that

March 24, 20125

According to many mocks, 49ers picking Coby Fleener

After Coby Fleener ran the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds at Stanford’s Pro Day on Thursday, I figured Fleener had sprinted away from the 49ers’ spot in the first round:

March 23, 20128

Vernon Davis on the 49ers’ QB chase: “I was just worried that we wouldn’t have anyone.”

Remember all the way back to Monday? Back when Peyton Manning announced he was going to Denver and several wondered whether the 49ers would let Alex Smith walk and hand

March 22, 201211

49ers sign Josh Johnson, their second QB in two days

The 49ers signed former Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Johnson to a two-year contract, according to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle, and this crazy off-season keeps chugging along. What’s

March 22, 20126

49ers bring Ted Ginn back for one year

Ask, and you shall receive. From two days ago: Plus, the Niners still wouldn’t have anyone in place who they can trust to return punts. Ted Ginn’s still available, although

March 22, 20121

Coby Fleener runs a 4.45, taking him out of 49ers’ plans

Speed is expensive. A fast car will run you at least $40K, unless you’re cool with some American muscle car without any options and a dashboard made of plastic and

March 22, 20122

49ers re-draft 2007: let’s erase Jason Hill from our memories

The results of last week’s re-draft results are in. As always, you chose to build the offensive side of the ball, a commentary on the current state of the 49ers

March 21, 201213

Highlights from Alex Smith’s conference call

After listening in on Alex Smith’s I’m-back-with-the-49ers-like-nothing-happened conference call this morning, there can be no doubt: while Smith was understandably bothered by the 49ers’ pursuit of Peyton Manning, the emotions/feelings

March 21, 20123

The 49ers have their QB – how about the rest of the roster?

The 49ers and Alex Smith finally agreed to terms on a contract, ending the 49ers’ suddenly turbulent search for their 2012 quarterback. Many may concur with the idea that Smith still

March 20, 20126

Alex Smith is back, so Mike Wallace probably isn’t happening

Yesterday, Pro Football Talk elevated “Peter King spit-balling” into a full-fledged rumor that the San Francisco 49ers may still yet acquire Mike Wallace, deep threat extraordinaire. Now that Alex Smith

March 20, 20125

Alex Smith, 49ers close to a deal (any minute now)

Update: minutes before I posted this, Michael Lombardi reported it was a done deal. Alex Smith is back, unless Lombardi is wrong. Over the past few days, the 49ers have

March 20, 201234

Guess who thinks the 49ers should trade for Tim Tebow…

Grant Cohn is in a tough spot. Compared to most other beat writers for professional teams he’s on the young side, so many point to his father working at the

March 19, 201219

Peyton Manning picks the Denver Broncos, but why?

5:29 am, MST Wife and I are driving a rented Corolla to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Both of us are three-quarters asleep. On the radio, Mike Golic says if

March 18, 201227

49ers leave Alex Smith without many options

Alex Smith was in Miami today, meeting with the Dolphins for over five hours. Reports are that he’s “stunned and jaded over his plight” with the 49ers, a statement that

March 18, 20125

Manning to the 49ers would mean goodbye to the team, the team, the team

Time reveals patterns: patterns of shape, patterns of structure, and patterns of least resistance. Even your body, at its most elemental level, follows such time-instigated patterns. The most notable: the

March 18, 201217

If Peyton Manning comes to the 49ers, innocence is lost

The NFL is a dirty business. Bounties get paid for injuring players. Pain shots are given when injuries need masking. Teams will do whatever it takes to win. Football is

March 18, 20127

San Francisco 49ers sign Manning … ham

The off-season that just won’t quit got a little bit — wait — a lot better for the San Francisco 49ers, who signed Mario Cashmere Manningham to a 2-year deal.

March 17, 20124

Peyton Manning dominates the conversation among Bay Area baseball fans

The following Spring Training story is completely true: Ryan Theriot, the dry-fielding (that’s the opposite of “slick-fielding,” right?) 2B/SS for the San Francisco Giants clobbered a pitch over the left

March 16, 201219

Colin Kaepernick’s dream has come true: 49ers now in on Peyton Manning

It was quiet. TOO quiet. No one else has used that line before, right? Sweet, I’m rolling with it. Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers have been on their

March 15, 20126

49ers draft do-overs: 2006 (the Vernon Davis draft … Manny Lawson, too)

The results of last week’s re-draft results are in. As always, the votes are decidedly one-sided, despite my best attempts to persuade otherwise. The pattern thus far seems to be

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