1. Jim Harbaugh Needs a Bill Walsh Infusion

    Before my brother was stricken ill with a terminal disease in his 30s, I remember losing a chess game to him. Again. He would pass away before we could play another. I never beat the son-of-a-gun at chess or golf...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 1 year ago 779 reads 0 comments

  2. Why Can't Columnists Stick To The Facts About San Francisco 49ers?

    San Jose Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami wrote a real whopper today. It was yet another myopic Kawakami column in which ill-thought variables are linked to achieve a disjointed conclusion...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 3 years ago 1,775 reads 16 comments

  3. San Francisco 49ers Should Trade for Minnesota's Brett Favre

    After making the sacrifice to my memorial to the 49ers by sticking pins into a Christmas Rams helmet ornament, by divine right, and in the name of world peace, but not among football ...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 3 years ago 1,891 reads 14 comments

  4. Whiner 49ers Fans Need To Stop Crying In Their Beer

    I'm not one for making New Year's resolutions, but this year I wish 49ers fans would make a collective one: We will stop whining...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 3 years ago 1,247 reads 7 comments

  5. Gasbag Lowell Cohn Says 49ers' Jed York May Not Be "Bright" (Really)

    Today on KNBR, Press Democrat sports columnist Lowell Cohn proved to the world that he has made a miraculous transformation from gasbag columnist to Nobel Prize-winning psychiatrist...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 3 years ago 1,631 reads 13 comments

  6. Jed York's Smackdown of Columnist Reveals a Lot

    No one ever said that taking over the bombed-out ruins of a once-vaunted football empire would be an easy task for a dynamic Jed York...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 3 years ago 2,516 reads 17 comments

  7. 2010 NFL Draft: Welcome, Taylor Mays; Watch Out, Seahawks!

    Sports "experts," goads of sports writers and columnists, all kinds of talking heads on radio and TV who talk way too much, and even his former coach don't believe in Taylor Mays. But I do...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 4 years ago 1,263 reads 57 comments

  8. Good Thing Jed York Doesn't Listen To Critics

    OK, Jed York-haters, get out that venom and get those knives sharpened, because, oh my gosh, San Francisco's draft-day performance was so horrific. Uh, yeah, right...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 4 years ago 863 reads 30 comments

  9. 'Bret Favre' Overtime Rule Change a Big Blunder

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has performed superbly as commissioner, but he and the NFL owners laid a rotten egg with the new overtime rule. On Sirius NFL Radio, former 49ers center Randy Cross mocked the change...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 4 years ago 819 reads 2 comments

  10. Don't Be Ridiculous: 49ers Aren't In Turmoil

    Rumors of the 49ers' front-office shuffle have been greatly exaggerated. San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News columnists obviously didn't get the memo from the visiting Chester Pitts, who said, "Everybody has things that go on in their lives.

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 4 years ago 1,538 reads 55 comments

  11. Eliminate NFL Overtime, Except In Playoffs

    I have never heard so many snivelers as I have heard talking about the potential change to the NFL's overtime rule...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 4 years ago 234 reads 7 comments

  12. Jed York Will Steer San Francisco 49ers Through Transition

    San Francisco 49ers operating owner Jed York has once again shown he is a class act. Under what must be difficult circumstances, he has shown his characteristic and praiseworthy restraint in dealing with a sensitive personnel issue...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 4 years ago 2,121 reads 37 comments

  13. 49ers Return To Roots

    How many 49ers fans remember the "one-day wonder"? It occurred in 1991, when the team announced that its helmet logo would change from "SF" to "49ers...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 4 years ago 1,421 reads 0 comments

  14. Would San Francisco 49ers Have Winning Record without Michael Crabtree Holdout?

    Today, I read a column by Mike Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News , and he stated that had Michael Crabtree been playing since the season started, the 49ers would have a winning record. Purdy might be correct...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 4 years ago 871 reads 4 comments

  15. How Could You Boo the Lambeau Leaper?

    How could Green Bay fans boo Brett Favre in HIS house? Wasn't it primarily Favre who transformed this franchise from loser to victor? How could what sounded like the majority of fans boo him ...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 4 years ago 545 reads 8 comments

  16. Winners Grin and Bear It; Whiners Complain

    Before you put your hands over your ears and close your eyes in the wake of this loss, 49ers fans, do not despair.We've been here before.And came back.This most likely will not be a Super Bowl season...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 5 years ago 306 reads 2 comments

  17. Michael Crabtree's Detailed Recipe For Success

    Score. Score a lot. Then score more. That's it. Fellow Bleacher Report writer Trea Faaborg added these: Block. Live in the weight room and the film room. Mind your mouth. Be a teammate...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 5 years ago 310 reads 2 comments

  18. Vernon Davis Ready For Prime Time

    For sports writers who doubt the efficacy of Coach Mike Singletary's mantras that stress hard work, attention to detail and an intense dedication to hustle, just check out Vernon Davis...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 5 years ago 204 reads 0 comments

  19. Candlestick Rockin' Like DeBartolo Era; Thanks, Jed York!

    The heartbreaking Minnesota loss should keep this team from becoming cocky and resting on its laurels. Brett Favre's game-winning magic made the 49ers realize they haven't "won" anything yet...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 5 years ago 486 reads 9 comments

  20. A Detailed Analysis Of Why 49ers Are Winning

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  21. Singletary's Singular Vision Of "Show Me" Is Working

    Today, after suffering more than I would have suffered had my wisdom teeth been pulled out by pliers without the benefit of pain relief by a blind dentist, I nearly had a cardiac when I heard the whimpering of pathetic-sounding 49ers fans...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 5 years ago 411 reads 0 comments

  22. Furious Favre Awes Even Me, The Antagonist

    The only thing I can say about Brett Favre today is that the guy is amazing. That's it. Amazing. Believe me, it takes more than a 9.0 San Andreas mega quake to get me to spit out that compliment...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 5 years ago 868 reads 0 comments

  23. Eddie DeBartolo Jr. Will Never Be Forgotten

    One of the nicest moments as a 49ers fan occurred at halftime on a scorching hot day at Candlestick on Sept. 20. That's when Eddie DeBartolo Jr. was the first 49er to be inducted into the Eddie De Bartolo Sr...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 5 years ago 1,435 reads 0 comments

  24. 49ers' Need New Color Scheme

    It was a great preseason game to start off Coach Mike Singletary's career as a true first-year coach. Even though we lack a pass rush, and even though our quarterbacks are really pedestrian ...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 5 years ago 1,196 reads 7 comments

  25. Magazine Profile Reveals A Young But Wise Jed York

    In an excellent profile in Haute Living Magazine, writer Stephanie Wilson reveals a side of Jed York that 49ers fans are anxious to learn about. It couldn't have come at a more opportune time in the team's history...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 5 years ago 1,339 reads 0 comments