1. No "We" in Team: A Philosophical Plea to the San Francisco 49ers Faithful

    Those who read the majority of my 49ers-rests-squarely-on-andy-lee">articles know me as something of a superstitious man...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 1,263 reads 74 comments

  2. NHL Free Agency: San Jose Sharks' Off-Season Still Coming into Focus

    Following an NHL team during the offseason is a bit like waiting for a Polaroid picture to develop (for my younger readers, check Wikipedia)...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 913 reads 4 comments

  3. I Want MY NHL! Time to Reverse Post-Lock-Out Rule Changes

    As a fan of the San Jose Sharks and good hockey in all forms, I was devastated by the total loss of the 2004-2005 NHL season to managerial greed in the form of the NHL lockout...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 896 reads 2 comments

  4. 49ers Ultimate Showdown: (No. 2) 1989 49ers 27, (No. 3) 1994 49ers 24

    The 49er Faithful have long debated the question of which 49ers team was the greatest in the proud history of the storied franchise...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 739 reads 11 comments

  5. Defense Wins Championships: San Jose Sharks Should Look To the Blue Line

    NHL hockey is a game generally played every other day. Apparently, San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson is carrying that rhythm into the 2010 off-season...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 547 reads 7 comments

  6. Flash 80: The Case to Retire #80 From All of the NFL

    The San Francisco 49ers are set to retire number 80 this fall, to no one's surprise thus ensuring that Jerry Rice will be the last 49er ever to don that number (except for Isaac Bruce in training camp)...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 1,521 reads 29 comments

  7. Empty Net: What a Farewell to Evgeni Nabokov Means for San Jose

    San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson announced in a press conference Tuesday that the Sharks have decided not to offer a new contract to unrestricted free agent goaltender Evgeni Nabokov...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 685 reads 35 comments

  8. Highs and Lows: Jerry Rice's Upcoming Honors Are Bound to Be Bittersweet

    The summer and fall of 2010 will bring the formal coronation of several bits of San Francisco 49er (and NFL) lore that have been foregone conclusions for essentially the last 20 years...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 1,631 reads 8 comments

  9. Numbers Game: Why the Fate of the 49ers Rests Squarely on Andy Lee

    The 49ers seem poised for big things this season. In fact, head coach Mike Singletary was so impressed with the progress and development of the team before training camp ever began that he was inspired to cut mini-camp a day short...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 2,063 reads 25 comments

  10. Time Off for Good Behavior: Has Mike Singletary Gone Soft?

    The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up mandatory mini-camps one day ahead of schedule on Friday, as head coach Mike Singletary decided to cancel the planned Saturday practices and release his players a day early...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 846 reads 9 comments

  11. Just Jed: Ortmeyer's Case to Bring Home the Masterton Trophy

    San Jose Sharks' forward Jed Ortmeyer stands alone among his teammates this year as the only member of Team Teal to garner a nomination for a 2010 NHL Award...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 572 reads 3 comments

  12. Shark-A-Palooza: Four Bands That Could Lend San Jose a New Intro Song

    One can get really bogged down in talk of trades, free agent departures and acquisitions, and even draft prospects this time of year in the NHL...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 969 reads 6 comments

  13. 49ers Ultimate Showdown: (No. 3) 1994 49ers 28 (No. 5) 1988 49ers 21

    The second game of the second round is complete and one very interesting fact has been revealed: Neither team in the final game will be coached by Bill Walsh. Surprising? Yes. Blasphemous? I think not...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 742 reads 9 comments

  14. Will Alex Smith Prove the 49ers Did Well to Take Him Over Aaron Rodgers?

    Following an 8-8 performance in 2009, a Pro Bowl start by tight end Vernon Davis, the infusion of promising new talent in the 2010 draft, and now the approval of a brand-new stadium ...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 4,800 reads 62 comments

  15. Lettermen: Rob Blake's Retirement Leaves San Jose Sharks Captaincy Vacant

    Wanted: Ambitious and talented individual for leadership position. Must possess charisma, confidence, a proven pedigree of success, and a dominating slap shot? San Jose Sharks' defenseman ...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 692 reads 5 comments

  16. Touchdown, 49ers! San Francisco 49ers Score a New Stadium

    A lot of rhetoric was exchanged in the campaign for Measure J, Santa Clara's city ballot initiative to gain public support for construction of a $927 million state of the art stadium for the San Francisco 49ers...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 1,458 reads 27 comments

  17. 49ers Ultimate Showdown: (No. 1) 1984 49ers 22, (No. 2) 1989 49ers 28/OT

    The first game of the second round pitted the two teams many expected to compete for the ultimate title against one another, but such was the entire impetus behind the bracket format: to allay such a predictable match-up in the finale...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 669 reads 8 comments

  18. Err Apparent: San Jose Sharks Need to Limit Mistakes Above All Else

    When looking to diagnose the root cause of the San Jose Sharks' 2010 Western Conference Finals loss, one has many options to consider. The Blackhawks had better team speed. The Sharks' power play lacked urgency...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 278 reads 0 comments

  19. San Francisco 49ers Evolution: From Spread Offense To Spreading Stats

    It is rather incredible how different the 2010 San Francisco 49ers offense stands to look as compared to the one fans saw just months ago in 2009...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about 4 years ago 3,939 reads 43 comments

  20. San Francisco 49ers: Do Not Be Afraid To Stretch The Field In 2010

    Since the post-game press conference heard 'round the world back in 2008, the San Francisco 49ers have clearly established their team mantra of "Hit people in the mouth...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about over 4 years ago 3,713 reads 29 comments

  21. Do the San Jose Sharks Lack Stanley Cup Swagger?

    In order to win the Stanley Cup, a hockey team needs a lot of things: a formidable offense, a stifling defense and penalty kill, a dangerous power play, a stingy goalie, scoring depth, mental and physical toughness, and a variety of intangibles...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about over 4 years ago 417 reads 6 comments

  22. 49ers Ultimate Showdown: (No. 4) 1990 49ers 20 (No. 5) 1988 49ers 24

    The fourth and final game of the first round of the San Francisco 49ers Ultimate Showdown Tournament is in the books, and we have seen the tournament’s first upset...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about over 4 years ago 650 reads 5 comments

  23. Shark-Bitten: San Jose Sharks Should Consider Major Changes

    Congratulations, Ray Ratto: you got your ultimate dream! On Sunday, the San Jose Sharks suffered what might have been their most devastating and bitter series defeat in team history...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about over 4 years ago 1,023 reads 21 comments

  24. 2010 San Francisco 49ers: Have They Come Full-Circle?

    From 1981 to 1998, the San Francisco 49ers enjoyed one of the longest and most prolifically successful stretches in the history of the NFL. However, they had to go through their share of trying times to get to that point...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about over 4 years ago 3,575 reads 14 comments

  25. 2010 NHL Playoffs: From Ecstasy to Agony for the San Jose Sharks

    In many ways, Game 3 of the 2010 Western Conference Finals was a microcosm of all that has always been San Jose Sharks playoff hockey: Look good early on, fight hard, inspire hope late in the goings, then lose in an utterly demoralizing manner...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about over 4 years ago 378 reads 21 comments