1. Dwight Howard vs. Andrew Bynum Comparison

    Will Dwight Howard find his way to Hollywood? Will Andrew Bynum give potential trade suitors the assurance they need for a long-term extension? Will the top two centers in the game ...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about almost 2 years ago 4,618 reads 29 comments

  2. Predicting Award Winners for the San Francisco 49ers 2012 Season

    With training camp looming, players both old and young will prepare for what should be an exciting 2012 NFL season. After the headache of the lockout last season, players—well, at least the young ones—will find training camp refreshing...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about almost 2 years ago 3,106 reads 5 comments

  3. San Francisco 49ers: Aldon Smith Poised for Big Sophomore Campaign

    The San Francisco 49ers , a laughingstock of an organization for the past decade, will enter the 2012 season with huge expectations, after their surprising run to the NFC Conference ...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about almost 2 years ago 5,960 reads 24 comments

  4. 3 Most Important Backups on the Niners' Roster

    As the infamous Joe Paterno stated, "When a team outgrows individual performance and learns team confidence, excellence becomes a reality." This quote rings true for this current San Francisco 49ers squad...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about almost 2 years ago 5,151 reads 20 comments

  5. 3 Young San Francisco 49ers Who Will Breakout in 2012

    The San Francisco 49ers have made significant additions in free agency—especially at wide receiver—but the most improvement could come from within the organization...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 11,586 reads 29 comments

  6. San Francisco 49ers: 3 Encouraging Signs Heading into the 2012 Season

    Will the San Francisco 49ers progress in 2012, or will they falter under the enormous expectations after their success in 2011? Fans would like to think the former, but who truly ...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 3,698 reads 4 comments

  7. San Francisco 49ers: How Many Touches Should Frank Gore Get a Game?

    As fans have witnessed, the NFL has become a more pass-oriented league. While most, if not all, NFL teams follow this model of success, the 49ers march to a different tune...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 2,635 reads 22 comments

  8. 4 San Francisco 49ers Who Could Regress in 2012

    The San Francisco 49ers ' breakout season was attributed to several breakout players. There is no reason to doubt several more breakout seasons by this current roster, but I suspect a few standout performers in 2011 could regress in 2012...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 3,916 reads 17 comments

  9. Which Undrafted San Francisco 49ers Have Best Chances to Contribute in 2012?

    The San Francisco 49ers will have few open roster spots, but I suspect that Jim Harbaugh will add an undrafted free agent or two. While the 49ers seem loaded at just about every position, they lack depth in a few areas...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 3,557 reads 3 comments

  10. New York Knicks' Jeremy Lin Must Now Adapt to Carmelo Anthony-Led Offense

    The New York Knicks will enter the 2012-13 season with as much uncertainty as the one before. The burning question is: How will Jeremy Lin adapt to this current Knicks team? After ...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 6,585 reads 133 comments

  11. Los Angeles Lakers: 5 Trade Destinations for Pau Gasol

    After another second round bounce, the Los Angeles Lakers will undoubtedly look to improve in the coming offseason. In order to return to the promised land, they must ship Gasol out of town...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 6,972 reads 52 comments

  12. SEC Baseball Tournament 2012: Gamecocks Will Dominate LSU in Championship Game

    The two powerhouses of the SEC will likely face off in the championship game, and if so, the South Carolina Gamecocks will come away victorious...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 1,287 reads 1 comments

  13. NHL Playoffs 2012: Kings' Strong Showing Proves They'll Hoist Stanley Cup

    The Los Angeles Kings will dominate in the Stanley Cup Final en route to Lord Stanley's cup. Their possible opponents, the New York Rangers or New Jersey Devils , will have no chance against the Kings in a best of seven series...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 651 reads 10 comments

  14. Manchester United Transfer Rumors: Red Devils Smart to Chase Leighton Baines

    Manchester United is reportedly in talks with Everton to sign star left-back Leighton Baines , according to the Daily Mirror ...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 5,038 reads 9 comments

  15. Pacers vs. Heat: Miami Will End Series in Game 6

    After last night's debacle, this series is over, folks. The feel-good Indiana Pacers will fall at the hands of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James in tomorrow's Game 6. Game 5 of this electric series has come down to one major statistical category: rebounds...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 1,699 reads 2 comments

  16. How the San Francisco 49ers Should Split Carries in a Crowded Backfield

    As I stated in a previous article , the San Francisco 49ers may run into potential problems in the backfield...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 2,610 reads 29 comments

  17. San Francisco 49ers: Predicting 5 Problem Spots for the 49ers in 2012

    The San Francisco 49ers will enter next season with an improved roster as well as depth at key positions. Despite the picture-perfect scene, the 49ers still have a few problems to address...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 6,050 reads 51 comments

  18. San Francisco 49ers: Ranking Alex Smith's Most Valuable Weapons in 2012

    The San Francisco 49ers will enter training camp with a roster bursting with talent. Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh have not only addressed the 49ers ' weaknesses, but, in addition, they have added depth in areas of strength...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 7,927 reads 41 comments

  19. Comparing Each San Francisco 49ers 2012 Draft Pick to a Current NFL Player

    The 49ers did not ace the 2012 NFL draft , but they did come away with a few projects and solid depth. I'm not here to grade the 49ers' draft picks, as many of my peers have already done that...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 6,001 reads 15 comments

  20. San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft: Final 7-Round Mock Before the Actual Draft

    The San Francisco 49ers , and their fans in particular, will enter the upcoming NFL draft with enthusiasm and confidence...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 2,549 reads 24 comments

  21. 2012 NFL Draft: Make or Break Draft for San Francisco 49ers

    With the 2012 NFL draft approaching, the San Francisco 49ers should understand the importance of this year's draft...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 3,604 reads 9 comments

  22. San Francisco 49ers: Best-Case Scenarios in the 2012 NFL Draft

    The San Francisco 49ers will look to improve upon their 13-3 regular-season record from last year, but more importantly, they hope to finish the upcoming season with a Super Bowl appearance and/or victory...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about 2 years ago 14,403 reads 39 comments

  23. San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft 2012: 1st Full 7-Round Predictions of April

    After acing free agency, the 49ers will now turn their attention to the NFL draft, where in recent seasons they've had massive success. The Niners must address several positions of need, or at least, for depth purposes...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about over 2 years ago 7,170 reads 23 comments

  24. 5 Reasons the San Francisco 49ers Will Be Even Better in 2012

    The dust has somewhat settled after a surprisingly hectic free-agency period. Mario Williams in Buffalo ? Peyton Manning in Denver ? Randy Moss in San Fran? What a period for the NFL , and in this case, the NFC West...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about over 2 years ago 4,891 reads 31 comments

  25. How the Rest of the Divison's Free Agency Plans Affect 49ers

    Jeff Fisher in St. Louis? Matt Flynn in Seattle? The NFC West is no longer the divisional bottom dweller. This has turned into the Wild Wild West. The 49ers will face stiff competition for the coveted NFC West crown in the 2012-2013 NFL season...

    Phil G Written by Phil G about over 2 years ago 1,563 reads 3 comments