1. San Francisco 49ers and NFL Free Agency: Quiet on the Western Front

    There was once a time that when a free agent came to visit 49ers’ headquarters, more often than not he left a 49er. Now I know that the team was not expected to make a huge splash in the free agent market this year...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about over 4 years ago 5,120 reads 47 comments

  2. Mel Kiper, Todd McShay, and Rick Gosselin: 2010 NFL Mock Draft

    For those of you who have never heard of him, Rick Gosselin is a sportswriter for The Dallas Morning News. He may not have the reputation of Mel Kiper, but his mock drafts have proved ...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about over 4 years ago 5,051 reads 18 comments

  3. The San Francisco 49ers and the All Alabama draft: 2010 NFL Mock Draft

    Okay, before you send me hate mail, let me just say from the get-go that this one is just for fun. That said, I will attempt to make my best argument for taking these guys. If the big four offensive tackles are off the board, as well as C...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about over 4 years ago 1,783 reads 23 comments

  4. Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and My 2010 NFL Mock Draft: 49ers Best Case Scenario

    Okay, I admit I have the advantage of knowing about the recent trades, whereas Kiper and McShay did their drafts prior to them, but that just means they need to get busy and update ...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about over 4 years ago 11,616 reads 68 comments

  5. The San Francisco 49ers' All "No" Team: Part 3

    Writer's note: This is the third and final installment of the San Francisco 49ers' All-"No" Team. The first part can be viewed by clicking here, "49ers-all-no-team-part-one" title="Part one" target="_blank">The San Francisco 49ers' All-"No" Team, Pt...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about over 4 years ago 4,242 reads 34 comments

  6. The Case for the San Francisco 49ers To Move Nate Clements To Safety

    Once upon a time, the 49ers signed a high profile cornerback—no, not that one. This cornerback had been named to seven Pro-Bowls, was a five-time First-team All-Pro selection, and was the 1993 NFL Defensive Player of the Year...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about over 4 years ago 4,678 reads 100 comments

  7. 2010 NFL Mock Draft:49ers Fans Build Your Own Draft—Results & Draft Chat

    The results are in for the 49er fans “49ers-2010-mock-draft-chat-build-your-own-draft" title="build your own draft" target="_self">Build your own Draft”...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about over 4 years ago 2,609 reads 29 comments

  8. The San Francisco 49ers' 15 Greatest Free Agent Acquisitions of All Time

    I suppose the title of this article calls for a bit of clarification. When referring to "free agents," I will be using the term as it relates to the current system of free agency that was instituted in 1993...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about almost 5 years ago 5,640 reads 50 comments

  9. 2010 NFL Mock Draft: San Francisco 49ers Fans, Build Your Own Draft

    There are a ton of mock drafts out there right now, and everyone has an opinion on what the 49ers should do in the draft...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about almost 5 years ago 2,452 reads 54 comments

  10. 2010 NFL Mock Draft: San Francisco 49ers Edition—Round Two

    1. St.Louis Rams: Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois 2. Detroit Lions: Jahvid Best, RB, California 3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Carlos Dunlop, DE, Florida 4. Kansas City Chiefs: Jerry Hughes, DE/OLB, TCU 5...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about almost 5 years ago 1,375 reads 9 comments

  11. 2010 NFL Mock Draft—San Francisco 49ers Edition-Updated -Two Rounds

    Writers' note: The first version of this mock draft can be seen 49ers-edition" title="First version" target="_self">here. If you're addicted to the NFL draft like I am, then you have probably seen dozens of mock drafts...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about almost 5 years ago 2,706 reads 15 comments

  12. The San Francisco 49ers and NFL Free Agency: Who is Left that Makes Sense?

    The 49ers didn’t plan on making a big splash in free agency, and true to their word, they haven’t. The team did make the somewhat surprising move of adding quarterback David Carr to the roster...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about almost 5 years ago 6,488 reads 35 comments

  13. NFL Mock Draft: San Francisco 49ers—Seven Rounds

    As much as I would love to see CJ Spiller or Joe Haden holding up a 49er’s jersey on April 22, chances are neither of them will be...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about almost 5 years ago 4,743 reads 50 comments

  14. The Five Greatest Teams in San Francisco 49ers History

    In ranking the greatest teams of the 49ers, I had to ask myself a question. If a great quarterback is measured by not only statistics, but also by how many championships he has won, ...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about almost 5 years ago 2,184 reads 43 comments

  15. 2010 NFL Draft: The San Francisco 49ers' "Potentials"

    Last April, I wrote an article titled The San Francisco 49ers and the “Potentials." It chronicled several 49ers players whom I believed had not yet realized their potential...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about almost 5 years ago 4,311 reads 55 comments

  16. 2010 NFL Draft: San Francisco 49ers—The Last 20 Years in First-Round Picks

    The 49ers have two first-round picks in the upcoming NFL Draft. With two picks, how could you go wrong? Well, in the last twenty years, the 49ers have had two first-round picks five times ...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about almost 5 years ago 5,566 reads 31 comments

  17. 2010 NFL Mock Draft—San Francisco 49ers Edition

    If you're addicted to the NFL draft like I am, then you have probably seen dozens of mock drafts. These mocks will of course keep changing up until draft week and with this week’s ...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about almost 5 years ago 10,114 reads 79 comments

  18. The NFL, NBA, and MLB Kick Off the Relay for Life 2010

    Last May, I wrote two articles in support of the American Cancer Society and their premier fundraising event—The Relay for Life: From Bill Walsh to Bleacher Report, from Tragedy to Hope and Outreach of Hope: The Dave Dravecky Story...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about almost 5 years ago 328 reads 48 comments

  19. The San Francisco 49ers All-"No" Team, Pt. 2: The Linemen

    Writer's note: This is the second installment of the San Francisco 49ers All “No” Team; the first can be viewed here: The San Francisco 49ers' All-"No" Team, Pt. 1: The Skill Positions...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about 5 years ago 2,439 reads 51 comments

  20. Craig Heyward: A Man Called "Ironhead"

    Writer’s Note: Craig Heyward would have been 43 on Sept. 26, 2009. The name “Ironhead” Heyward used to invoke fear into the hearts of NFL defenders...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about 5 years ago 5,578 reads 80 comments

  21. The Legend That Is Arthur Ashe

    It is really a shame that so many people remember Arthur Ashe as “the black tennis player that died from AIDS.” To say that the man was so much more would simply be an understatement...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about over 5 years ago 2,496 reads 91 comments

  22. Jesse Owens: One of the Greatest Athletes of All Time

    Perhaps you have heard of Jesse Owens. Back in 1936, he won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics, becoming the first American to do so...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about over 5 years ago 2,363 reads 194 comments

  23. From Unhittable to Homeless: The J.R. Richard Story

    The amazing thing about J.R. Richard was that he could throw a baseball hard, really hard. One of Richard’s pitches was once clocked at 98 miles per hour...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about over 5 years ago 13,320 reads 107 comments

  24. Sport's Oddest Traditions Explained

    I am really not much of a lists kind of guy. I mean reading a list is sometimes as exciting as reading the phone book...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about over 5 years ago 3,651 reads 93 comments

  25. The San Francisco 49ers' All-"No" Team, Pt. 1: Skill Positions

    “There'll be no parade, no TV or stage...You don't have to be a star, baby, to be in my show.” —Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr...

    Blaine Spence Written by Blaine Spence about over 5 years ago 3,020 reads 99 comments