1. The Drops: Why Cal's Defense Will Need to Show More This Weekend

    At the end of last weekend's nail-biting finish against Arizona State, it was hard not to think back to the first few series of the game...

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  2. It Was My Fault: Why the 49ers Lost Against the Texans

    Now, you might wonder why I would have a picture of Joe Montana for an article about the San Francisco 49ers game against the Houston Texans. You might also wonder why I blame myself for the loss when I was San Francisco at the time...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about over 4 years ago 1,092 reads 6 comments

  3. No Slipping Allowed: Cal Cannot Fall For Washington State's Trap

    As a football fan, there is one game that seems a bit scarier than any other: The game your team should dominate. It is one thing if your team is a favorite...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about over 4 years ago 102 reads 0 comments

  4. What Now? Where Does Cal Go From Here

    Anyone who follows Cal Football knows it's been a while since Cal smelled the Roses.  Much less, the team's struggles in the 80s and 90s are fresh in the minds of loyalists who suffered through them...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about over 4 years ago 201 reads 6 comments

  5. The Blowout: Moving Past The Wreckage Of Cal's Devastating Loss

    There are two types of losses that I would argue are the most devastating, at least in the moment they happen: the blowout and the last second heart-breaker...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about almost 5 years ago 169 reads 2 comments

  6. Unnoticed Bears Of The Week: California's Under-Credited Plays and Players

    Football is one of the few sports where you can be one of the elite players at a given position and still go relatively unnoticed...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about almost 5 years ago 241 reads 3 comments

  7. Michael Crabtree Never Wanted to Be a 49er: One Image Says It All

    First, let me be clear, the image I am talking about is not the one on this column. To see the image, I recommend you go here and go 26 seconds into the clip...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about almost 5 years ago 3,741 reads 11 comments

  8. It Is Not in the Statistics, but Cal's Receivers Are Contributing

    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } A quick glance at the statistics from the blowout over Eastern Washington does not tell the whole story...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about almost 5 years ago 287 reads 2 comments

  9. A Word of Caution To San Francisco 49ers: Do Not Reach for the Panic Button

    Consider this a warning. A premature flare for a situation I hope never occurs. Right now, I'm going to let you in on my biggest fear for the San Francisco 49ers: They draft a quarterback in the first round next year...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about almost 5 years ago 1,401 reads 17 comments

  10. A Closer Look at The San Francisco 49ers in the Red Zone

    A week ago, I wrote about an extensive look at the 49ers-in-the-red-zone">San Francisco 49ers' success in the Red Zone...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about 5 years ago 468 reads 2 comments

  11. Red to Gold: A Look at the San Francisco 49ers in the Red Zone

    Unlike baseball, football is not as heavy on the statistics (Google Sabermetrics if you're not sure what I'm talking about). There are few complex metrics that are widely used...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about 5 years ago 208 reads 0 comments

  12. A Balanced Attack: How Jimmy Raye Shapes the 49ers' Offense

    The common wisdom from most fans and commentators is that the 49ers are going to run the ball non stop next year. Mike Singletary has been associated with hard nose football all his life and he even said that his philosophy was "more run to pass...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about 5 years ago 780 reads 0 comments

  13. Four Possible Outcomes for the San Francisco 49ers 2009 Season

    In my mind, there are three possibilities for how the 49ers will fare this season: Realistically well, Realistically poor, and my Fanatical Dream Scenario...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about 5 years ago 423 reads 0 comments

  14. Thank You, 1994 San Francisco 49ers

    I love the San Francisco 49ers. I have for as long as I can remember. Of course, it was quite easy to love the 49ers in the 1980s and 1990s. There were so many glorious teams and wonderful memories...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about 5 years ago 787 reads 3 comments

  15. 10 Questions For San Francisco 49ers' Manny Lawson

    The 49ers have suffered on defense the past few years due to an anemic pass rush. They have not only toiled in the bottom half of the league in sacks in recent years, but they never seem to apply constant pressure...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about 5 years ago 148 reads 0 comments

  16. Lon Simmons: San Francisco 49ers Broadcasting Legend

    To the younger generation of Bay Area sports fans, Lon Simmons is probably best known for his tenure as a broadcaster for the San Francisco Giants or the Oakland Athletics, as he had long stints with both teams...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about 5 years ago 1,491 reads 1 comments

  17. Kruk and Kuip: Broadcasting at It's Finest

    I remember the first time I heard locally broadcast baseball outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. I was going to school in New England and a friend was watching the Red Sox in the common room...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about 5 years ago 1,587 reads 3 comments

  18. Post Draft Analysis: A Fun Waste of Time

    Looking back, 2006 is one of the best recent years to revisit post-Draft analysis. Articles ridiculing the Texans, praising the Cardinals, and believing there must be some genuine divinity ...

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  19. The "Greatest Teams": How Repeated "Greatness" Has Hurt the Debate

    Someone recently posted a poll, asking which team was the Greatest Football Team of all-time. The choices were the 1985 Chicago Bears and the 1972 Miami Dolphins...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about over 5 years ago 82 reads 7 comments

  20. Only God Knows: Why Players Must Stop Thanking God

    Whatever deity you might believe in, he, she, or it seems to be quite fickle when it comes to sports teams. This year alone, he, she, or it seemed to jump from the Philadelphia Eagles to the ...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about over 5 years ago 215 reads 6 comments

  21. My Playoff Logic: Why I Don't Want to See the Pittsburgh Steelers Win It All

    I am a rabid 49ers fan. I grew up on NFL Films productions about the 49ers and have parts of them memorized. I still watch the same ones today that I watched 20 years ago, and they still give me goosebumps...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about over 5 years ago 677 reads 12 comments

  22. Mike Singletary's SF 49ers: Why I'm Picking San Francisco Over Miami

    When the Mike Singletary Era began, San Francisco was a joke of a team. They had two wins over Hapless Detroit and Wounded Seattle...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about over 5 years ago 851 reads 6 comments

  23. 49ers-Cardinals: Why San Francisco Lost

    Anyone who has watched the 49ers since Mike Nolan took over has noticed one immutable fact. Almost every single time they have had short-yardage situations, they have failed to get it with power running...

    George Duryea Written by George Duryea about over 5 years ago 325 reads 3 comments