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Stan Bunger

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

(L-R) Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera (Otto Greule Jr/Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Don’t Bother Me With The Facts On MVP Voting

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 […]

11/14/2012

Pitcher Sergio Romo #54 of the San Francisco Giants runs along the parade route during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade on October 31, 2012 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Romo Nails It At Giants World Series Fest

It’s the calm after the storm, the morning after the crazy party you never really wanted to see end.

11/01/2012

Sergio Romo #54 of the San Francisco Giants and Buster Posey #28 celebrate with their teammates after defeating the Detroit Tigers in the tenth inning to win Game Four of the Major League Baseball World Series at Comerica Park on October 28, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Second Title Creates New Reality For Giants Fans

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.

10/29/2012

Home plate umpire Dan Iassogna (C) signals fair ball as catcher Gerald Laird #9, Miguel Cabrera #24 and Drew Smyly #33 of the Detroit Tigers look on on a ball bunted by Gregor Blanco #7 of the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning during Game Two of the Major League Baseball World Series at AT&T Park on October 25, 2012 in San Francisco. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Giants Getting A Miracle Every Night

5 wins in 7 days; a gloriously crazy week that surely must rank among the most remarkable sports weeks anywhere, any time.

10/26/2012

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