1. Brett Favre Has A Charitable Side Not Often Featured

    Now that Brett Favre has decided to stay retired, the Internet will turn sluggish under the weight of the hits. In all the stories, however, I wonder how many will focus on Brett Favre, the man...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 7 years ago 619 reads 0 comments

  2. Gary Plummer Notes Patrick Willis's Ball-Hawking Radar

    Gary Plummer's current installment of Football 101 highlights the sensational play of linebacker Patrick Willis. The guy has only been in the league for two seasons, yet he has been to two Pro Balls...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 7 years ago 455 reads 0 comments

  3. Calls to Boycott the 49ers Are Just Plain Wrong

    Last fall, I was fit to be tied. I even advocated in one column that fans think about boycotting the 49ers. Now I see other fans doing the same thing this year. I understand their frustration, but they need to take a deep breath...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 7 years ago 394 reads 0 comments

  4. 49ers Fans Need to Be Patient about Crabtree

    Before 49ers fans jump on Michael Crabtree, I suggest patience. It doesn't matter to me what type of reputation a player has in college. It also doesn't matter how good he was in college. The NFL is a test of intelligence, skill and grit...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 7 years ago 530 reads 10 comments

  5. Terrell Owens Should Be Commended for Supporting Michael Vick

    Terrell Owens's statement that Michael Vick should play immediately should be lauded and added to by other NFL players...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 7 years ago 305 reads 13 comments

  6. Nate Davis's 'Learning Disability' Is One Of His Strengths

    I've seen a range of commentary that ranges from bizarre to pedestrian to stereotypical with the signing of Nate Davis by the 49ers. Some border on prejudicial...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 7 years ago 2,398 reads 15 comments

  7. Center's Flatulence Blamed for Dallas Cowboys' Playoff Loss

    In a tragic but true tale, Tony Romo fans and Dallas diehards like me have learned the worst. Andre Gurode's farts stink so bad that the CIA, which doesn't inform Congress of attempts ...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about 7 years ago 730 reads 3 comments

  8. Raiders 'Black Hole Felons' Terribly Misunderstood

    There is a website expert at making the Raiders look like the bottom-dwelling cellar rats that the football gods have destined them to be. The Official Raiders Hater Universe has been around for a while, and I featured it before...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about 7 years ago 875 reads 14 comments

  9. Does Another Offensive Coordinator Concern You, 49ers Fans?

    If yet another new 49ers offensive coordinator doesn't concern San Francisco fans, then more power to 'em. It concerns me, but I am not saying the hiring of Jimmy Raye was a bad move. It was a necessary move...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about 7 years ago 339 reads 0 comments

  10. Shaun Hill Inspires Confidence, Could Start As 'Niners QB

    At least one 49ers starter has not left any doubt the quarterback that he says is the team's choice: Shaun Hill. I will let that player's name remain unknown, as I don't really want to contribute to any team disunity...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about 7 years ago 595 reads 4 comments

  11. Seifert Once Told Plummer He Wasn't Worthy

    Many 49ers fans may remember that linebacker Gary Plummer played a crucial role in San Francisco's fifth Super Bowl run...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about 7 years ago 378 reads 5 comments

  12. Stop Flogging Michael Vick

    "We are confronted with a new challenge now that Vick has served nearly two years of time in a federal penitentiary and seen his personal assets liquidated...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about 7 years ago 291 reads 17 comments

  13. Improved 49ers Web Site Unveiled as Jed York Era Begins

    The season has not even started and change is more than apparent in many facets of the 49ers organization. The revamped team Web site is much improved and definitely worth a visit...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about 7 years ago 573 reads 0 comments

  14. San Francisco 49ers: Columnists Take Aim At Stadium Controversy

    San Jose Mercury News and San Francisco Chronicle columnists must have sampled the same creative elixir because their recent columns about the 49ers' stadium plans were both witty and/or candid...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about 7 years ago 698 reads 0 comments

  15. Fred Dean Helped Propel 49ers To Dynasty

    The story of legendary defensive end Fred Dean is one that parallels the rise of the greatest dynasty the NFL has ever seen; the Eddie De Bartolo-led San Francisco 49ers...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about 7 years ago 850 reads 3 comments

  16. The Memory of Titanic Legends Lingers

    As training camp approaches, I am buoyed by optimism. Despite San Francisco's implosion for most of this decade, I still have a euphoric feeling when I smell freshly mowed grass and temperatures in the 70s and 80s...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about 7 years ago 275 reads 2 comments

  17. Why the 49ers' Jed York Has Earned San Francisco's Support

    When I first heard Jed York was taking over the reins of the 49ers, I was skeptical. After some consideration, I recently wrote a mea culpa column and called myself and other San Francisco critics spoiled brats for not giving York a chance...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about 7 years ago 571 reads 17 comments

  18. 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'

    I do not mean to be overly sentimental, but hear me out, as I attempt to regain that passion for sports I lost when my dad, Lee, died in December. He was my last sports buddy. His loss has been devastating...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about 7 years ago 623 reads 4 comments

  19. Joe Montana, Steve Young Had Something in Common: The Legendary Jerry Rice

    I've read two articles today about Steve Young and Joe Montana. Ryan Michael had an excellent comparative article in which he correctly determined that Montana was the best quarterback, while ...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 7 years ago 1,777 reads 2 comments

  20. 49ers Fans Like Me Are Spoiled Brats

    As I look back upon last season and nearly a decade of frustration as a 49ers fan, I have discovered I am a spoiled brat...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 7 years ago 560 reads 9 comments

  21. "David Stein Show" Is Worth Listening To

    David Stein of “The David Stein Show” is a unique sports broadcaster whose positive outlook on life, even amid sadness and tragedy, is contagious and inspiring. He is able to weave stories together as no other sports broadcaster can...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 7 years ago 698 reads 0 comments

  22. A Tribute to My Dad

    Lee Simmons, my father, was a unique man, with countless friends spread across the spectrum of humanity as no other person I know of. Part of that spectrum included those who loved sports, as my father did...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about over 7 years ago 216 reads 14 comments

  23. 'Samurai Mike': A Leader Of Men

    Mike Singletary is a man of God, but how does that fit into the sports world? Perfectly. Without God-given athleticism, which all pro athletes work their tails off to refine beyond belief, ...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 8 years ago 207 reads 0 comments

  24. Roy Williams Will Help Dallas, Irvin Shouldn't Make Excuses for Owens

    Roy Williams is an upgrade for the Cowboys, considering how misfit Terrell Owens is playing. As for Michael Irvin’s excuses about how Owens faces more physical cornerbacks than legendary Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice did, forget it...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 8 years ago 1,050 reads 2 comments

  25. Patrick Willis Already Among Linebacking Elite

    In the Oct. 20 “ESPN The Magazine,” Patrick Willis is ranked first in the league as the fastest to the ball...

    Glenn Franco Simmons Written by Glenn Franco Simmons about almost 8 years ago 271 reads 0 comments