KCBS Sports Fans

Jim Harbaugh, John Madden (Jeff Zelevansky/Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Caught Between Two Geniuses

I’ll say it right up front: I have a great job. I’m the grown-up version of the kid who was curious about everything, read every scrap of paper he could get his hands on, and never stopped asking questions.

01/25/2013

Chad Hall (NFL/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: The Littlest, Unlikeliest 49er

You could easily walk past Chad Hall on the street and never guess at his occupation: NFL player. As the photo he Tweeted while flying to the NFC Championship game shows, Hall looks more like a snowboarder or the young guy working at your local sporting goods store.

01/24/2013

Kicker David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after he misses a 38-yard field goal in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: The Lonely Life Of The Placekicker

The reality of pro football is that the little guy has a huge role. That’s why there’s so much concern surrounding the 49ers’ David Akers.

01/23/2013

LaMichael James #23 of the San Francisco 49ers scores a 15-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: 49ers RB James A Sleeper Super Bowl Hero?

If I had to pick one guy most likely to surprise at the Super Bowl, it would be LaMichael James.

01/22/2013

QB Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers

KCBS Sports Fans: Kaepernick Leads The New Look Niners

Remember the old days–oh, about two months ago, when there was a raging debate in the Bay Area about who should be playing quarterback for the 49ers?

01/14/2013

Fans watch a Giants-Dodgers spring training game at Scottsdale Stadium. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Giants Spring Training Sticker Shock

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – I am not one of those cranky old-timers who always thinks things were better in the good old days. Really, I’m not. But I’m having a hard time swallowing what’s happened […]

01/09/2013

David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers kicks a field goal during the NFL season opener against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 9, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: 49ers Desperately Seeking Kicker

The 49ers approach Saturday’s NFC Divisional playoff game against the Packers with a real problem: they don’t know who’ll be their placekicker.

01/08/2013

Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins is injured on a bad snap in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at FedExField on January 6, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Not Just Shanahan To Blame In RGIII Fiasco

Like many football fans, I was looking forward to the last of the four first-weekend NFL playoff games. That matchup between the fast-improving Seattle Seahawks and the Robert Griffin III-led Washington Redskins looked pretty juicy.

01/07/2013

Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers greets Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots following their game at Gillette Stadium on December 17, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: 49ers, Patriots Generate Instant Classic

The San Francisco 49ers were one win away from the Super Bowl last year, a highly-improbable outcome for a team that had gone 6-10 the year before, had a new head coach, and got a late start on everything due to the player lockout.

12/17/2012

San Francisco 49ers v St. Louis Rams

KCBS Sports Fans: The Future Is Now At 49ers QB Position

It’s now clear that Alex Smith’s concussion was merely the trigger mechanism for something San Francisco head coach Harbaugh planned to do eventually anyway: install Colin Kaepernick as the 49ers’ starting quarterback.

12/03/2012

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