1. NFL Playoffs: Why the League Should Expand to 14 Teams

    Roger Goodell has hinted this year that the NFL is exploring the possibility of expanding the playoffs to 14 or 16 teams. Many football fans complained mightily that (gasp!) an under-...

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  2. NFL Week 15: Why the 49ers Will Struggle Against the Patriots

    Don’t let the headline fool you: I want the 49ers to win on Sunday. I want Colin Kaepernick to put the Kaepernick vs. Smith debate to bed forever with a dazzling performance against the best team in the AFC...

    David Willis Written by David Willis about 2 years ago 2,259 reads 13 comments

  3. San Francisco 49ers: 2012 Game-by-Game Predictions

    2011 was a magical year for the San Francisco 49ers . They return a strong team in 2012 that should again win the NFC West. However, it is reasonable to expect that the 49ers will take a step back this season...

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  4. NFL to Los Angeles: Expansion Is the Answer

    As a 49er fan there has been something missing in my life since 1994: an L.A. football team to root against...

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  5. 2012 NFL Draft: No Running Back Should Go in the First Round

    The University of Alabama’s Trent Richardson is a stud. There’s no doubt about it. The 5’11”, 224-pound runner for the Crimson Tide is the best draft prospect ...

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  6. 2012 MLB Predictions: Six Teams That Could Be 2012's Pittsburgh Pirates

    Remember when there was hope on the banks of the Allegheny River in 2011? The Pittsburgh Pirates, after suffering their 18th losing season in a row, hired manager Clint Hurdle before the start of the 2011 season...

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  7. MLB Spring Training 2012: The Best Words in Sports

    Although I am a giant football fan, and I enjoyed the reemergence of the San Francisco 49ers in 2011, as a sports fan, I find no greater joy than in the phrase “Pitchers and catchers report...

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  8. How Alex Smith's 2011 Compares to Other Number One Picks

    Regardless of the tough loss in the NFC Championship Game, the San Francisco 49ers far exceeded expectations in the 2011 season. It is time to reflect on one of the biggest contributing factors in the turnaround: renaissance of Alex Smith...

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  9. 2012 NFL Draft: Who Has the Ammo for the Indianapolis Colts' Pick?

    Colts ’ owner Jim Irsay has said publicly that the team will draft the Andrew Luck with the number one pick in April’s draft. What the team does regarding Peyton Manning is something else altogether...

    David Willis Written by David Willis about almost 3 years ago 943 reads 4 comments

  10. New Year's Resolutions for the San Francisco 49ers

    Ah, the beginning of January. Some of us make wild promises to ourselves to lose weight, stop smoking or get those credit cards paid down...

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  11. Why the San Francisco 49ers Stink in the Red Zone

    The 49ers had a bad loss in Week 14 to the Arizona Cardinals , and we can point fingers to a number of different factors that contributed to the loss...

    David Willis Written by David Willis about 3 years ago 1,114 reads 7 comments

  12. NFL Week 12 Recap: Breaking Down the 9 Sacks Allowed by the San Francisco 49ers

    This may be painful to read, but it is important to look at all of the miscues in the Thanksgiving night game against the Baltimore Ravens to see where there is need for improvement...

    David Willis Written by David Willis about 3 years ago 254 reads 0 comments

  13. MLB Offseason: Fixes to the Game That Major League Baseball Should Consider

    We have just finished up another baseball season and the Fall Classic has probably been one of the best ever. There have been controversial managerial moves, late-inning heroics and great pitching performances...

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  14. 49ers' Win Against the Browns Was the Most Impressive All Year

    Okay, stick with me here, folks. I know that the 49ers gutted out a win against the now 5-2 Cincinnati Bengals . The next week, after a working vacation in Youngstown, OH, the 49ers beat the “Dream Team” in Philadelphia ...

    David Willis Written by David Willis about 3 years ago 931 reads 2 comments

  15. 49ers vs. Lions: Keys Obstacles Facing the San Francisco Against Detroit

    Fans of the San Francisco 49ers are riding high after a blowout 48-3 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6, and deservedly so...

    David Willis Written by David Willis about 3 years ago 358 reads 0 comments

  16. Looking Ahead to the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Most fans of the San Francisco 49ers are jumping for joy after a great road win against the Philadelphia Eagles . I have been somewhat pessimistic about this team since training camp, where I picked them to go 4-12 on the season...

    David Willis Written by David Willis about 3 years ago 877 reads 6 comments

  17. How the San Francisco 49ers Can Win the NFC West Despite the Offense

    There is no doubt about it, the San Francisco 49ers have been painful to watch on offense this year. The offense has only scored 56 points in three games for a measly 18.6 points per game...

    David Willis Written by David Willis about 3 years ago 406 reads 13 comments

  18. San Francisco 49ers Predictions 2011: Breaking Down Each 49ers Game in 2011-12

    As fans, we all start the season looking for a reason to hope. In 2008, I attended the San Francisco 49ers home finale, which was a win on a last-second field goal against the Washington Redskins ...

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  19. 2011 NFL Predictions: Teams That Could Go 0-16 in 2011

    Heading into a new NFL season, every fan knows that a key injury or a few bad bounces can lead to disappointment. But a few teams are some really bad luck away from not just a bad season, but having the unthinkable happen: 0-16...

    David Willis Written by David Willis about over 3 years ago 438 reads 1 comments