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.
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.
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.
KCBS News Anchor Stan Bunger (who along with KCBS Sports Anchor Steve Bitker are the on-air duo known as KCBS Sports Fans) offers his unique sports analysis. SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – We’re into baseball’s post-postseason silliness now. It’s Awards […]
It’s the calm after the storm, the morning after the crazy party you never really wanted to see end.
Full disclosure: I am a Giants fan. It’s a lifetime deal; I have as much Johnnie LeMaster and Frank Linzy in my DNA as I do Pablo Sandoval and Sergio Romo. I have the ticket stubs, season-ticket invoices, blankets and Croix de Candlestick to prove my oft-misplaced loyalty.
5 wins in 7 days; a gloriously crazy week that surely must rank among the most remarkable sports weeks anywhere, any time.
There’s no point trying to explain the Giants’ Game 1 win over the Tigers. So let’s spend some time reflecting on the remarkable paths taken by the Giants’ three Game 1 heroes: Sandoval, Zito and Lincecum.
Mesmerizing, isn’t it? If there’s any way to sum up the Giants’ incredible, improbable, emotional, can’t-really-believe-it’s-true Game 7 NLCS win over the Cardinals, it’s that broken-bat hit by Hunter Pence that turned a 2-0 Giants lead into a 5-0 rout.
Matt Holliday’s chop-block on Marco Scutaro may have done more than a Hunter Pence dugout sermon to build a fire under the San Francisco Giants and their fans.