Leading up to the NFC West showdown in Candlestick, the 49ers-Seahawks rivalry had lost some of its flavor because of Seattle’s dominance in the past two meetings. Pundits claimed that the rivalry was one sided as the Seahawks had won 71-16 in the past two meetings and that Seattle was simply too physical for the(…)
Against Cardiff City, Manchester United saw another lead evaporate in the final minutes of the game as Kim Bo-Kyung headed home what proved to be the equalizer one minute into injury time. While this might have been a red flag, it didn’t entirely kill all the hype after the triumph over Arsenal. Three days later,(…)
After torching the Rams on 19 of 28 passing for 275 yards it was expected that Colin Kaepernick would be called to the post game press conference. The surprising part was that his two main weapons outside, Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin, joined him at the microphones to answer questions about an impressive performance. And(…)
Against the number one ranked Crimson Tide, Auburn treated us with yet another great finish as if Nick Marshall TD pass to Ricardo Louis wasn’t already one of the top plays of the year. The Tigers blocked an Alabama field goal that would have won the game and drove down the field to tie the(…)
Coming into Monday’s showdown against Washington, the 49ers offense had seemingly been exposed as one dimensional. Both the Saints and Panthers had stacked the box and played single coverage on the outside taking away the 49er potent running game and forcing Colin Kaepernick to throw. It proved a smart tactic as the 49ers averaged 80 yards passing against the Saints and Pathers and(…)
I almost feel bad for the guy.
With a stated goal to establish the run, the 49ers have faced more than their fair share of 8 man fronts this year. On Sunday, the trend continued as Rob Ryan routinely packed the box and instructed his safeties to fly forwards in an effort to take away the leagues 2nd ranked rushing attack. And(…)
While Friday’s highly anticipated playoff game between Portugal and Sweden was billed as a battle between Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic, it was nonetheless a game between two quality sides that each qualified for the past three World Cups. Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo are among the best players in the football world and in the absence of Messi,(…)
On 3rd & 7, with no open receiver downfield and a collapsing pocket, Cam Newton decided to do something he does really extremely, run. He made three Patriots miss and had enough in the tank to go for a big run.
In perhaps the wildest college football game of the season, Auburn scored with 36 seconds left and on 4th & 18 which gave Georgia a little time and hope. Georgia drove up the field and got to Auburn’s 20 yard line with 3 seconds left but Aaron Murray got crushed as he attempted a hail(…)
Down 37-38 to Georgia and with 36 seconds left in the football game, Auburn scored a 73 yard TD when Nick Marshall connected with Ricardo Louis. The Georgia defenders bobbled the ball and Louis was able to recover it for an easy run into the end zone.
When asked about the Saints offense Jim Harbuagh simply responded “Machine-like”. While Jim is usually coy with the media, he was spot on with his analysis of Sunday’ opponent. Having spent nearly 7 seasons together, Sean Payton and Drew Brees have mastered the art of creating and exploiting mismatches in the passing game. Add in(…)
2.1 yards. Yes, a whopping 2.1 yards was the average net yards per pass attempt for Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers Sunday against the Panthers. Ever since the 49ers begun their five game winning streak following a 1-2 start, the story around the 49ers offense was their return to the running game, to smash mouth(…)
The basketball stalled on the rim as Kansas’s Perry Ellis was attempting a free throw with a little over four minutes left in the game against Duke. The Jayhawks would go onto beat the Blue Devils 94-83.
My enthusiasm caused me to wake up at 6am mountain time on Sunday only to realize the game was at 9am. However, I repudiated the idea of going back to bed and ended up watching highlights of United-Arsenal of the early 2000s to get ready; and yes I watched Roy Keane’s tunnel altercation with Viera(…)
The Jacksonville Jaguars finally won their first game of the season thanks to this Will Blackmon 21 yard fumble return.
Manchester United has nine victories and only one loss in their last 12 matches against Arsenal; one of those wins was a solid 8-2 battering of Wenger’s side in which Rooney recorded a hat-trick. Fortunes are reversed, at least for now, and Sunday’s game at Old Trafford will be one of Moyes’s biggest and toughest(…)
On Sunday, the Carolina Panthers come to Candlestick to play the 49ers for the first time since 2004. Fresh off four straight victories, the Panthers present a stern challenge for a 49ers team that has feasted on a five game stretch comprised of opponents with a combined record of 13-28. Featuring the leagues best defense,(…)
Sir Alex Ferguson only won twice in Spain in his more than a quarter century tenure at Old Trafford; Sir Matt Busby never did. The game against Real Sociedad in Basque country had an allure of ambush – Barcelona lost and Real Madrid failed to win there last season. While United is far better than(…)
Following a slow start in this season’s Premier League campaign, the worst in decades, football pundits suggested a season filled with meltdowns was inevitable at Old Trafford. They were wrong. The Red Devils lost at the Etihad Stadium, one of the most excruciating moments in my fan experience, lost to West Brom at home, and(…)