Mike Singletary

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    December 3, 2012

    Benching Alex Smith Is the Ultimate Alex Smith Decision

    Initially, the concussion that cost Alex Smith his starting position with the 49ers looked like the result of a textbook Smith play. With a minute and a half left in the first quarter of last month's contest against St. Louis, Smith dropped back to pass, panicked without a second's hesitation when h ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Mike Singletary's Top Quotes

    Mike Singletary is gone. But he is not forgotten. The linebacker-turned-coach combined the pugnacity of a fight promoter with the ebullience of a revivalist preacher -- and the winning percentage of Mike Nolan. Here, then, are the five top quotes from the man whose time atop the 49ers will probably ... More >>

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    December 27, 2010

    Mike Singletary Is Fired -- And We Should Have Seen It Coming

    Tough luck, Sing​Newly ex-San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary's career in management may end up being best remembered for his iconic "I want winners" tirade -- and the inevitable Coors Light commercials it will spawn. Many otherwise sane and sensible observers predicted big things from the 4 ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    49ers-Broncos Game in London Shaping Up to Be Epic Stinkbomb

    No matter what, a Smith will be the 49ers' QB​The announcement that Troy Smith will be under center for the 49ers in their forthcoming "home" contest vs. the Denver Broncos in London seals the deal: This may be the worst thing we've ever done to the British since convincing them to join us on our ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Adios, Jimmy Raye. Hello to More 49ers Failure.

    Jimmy Raye, told to turn in his playbook​Not long after the San Francisco 49ers' latest debacle, embattled offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye was fired. Fans are left to ponder if his final exit from 49er headquarters was a predicable run up the middle, easily sniffed out by the defense. Sadly, Raye ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Mike Singletary -- Has He Lost His Mind?

    Mike Singletary, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico​Going back to the days of Emperor Norton, San Francisco has been a place that celebrated and made heroes of people who, for lack of a better way of putting it, were deeply off their rockers. The San Francisco Giants are, astound ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009
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    September 11, 2009

    It's Your 49ers Season Opener Drinking Game!

    Wallowing in nostalgia -- the habit of 49ers fans everywhere...​The San Francisco 49ers' quest to stumble upwards toward mediocrity, reassert their once-proud tradition, and become something more than a gaggle of oversize, sweaty men wearing tight gold pants commences this weekend. Since beer goes ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Nate Davis Gets Nod as 49ers' No. 3 Quarterback. But, Once Again, Who Is Nate Davis?

    ​As we noted a little while ago, if San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary was being literal-minded when he famously bellowed "I want winners!" then he's likely to be disappointed. A gambling Web site recently pegged the Niners' odds of winning the Super Bowl at 55-to-1; this means that Sigleta ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Never Tell Me The Odds: Gambling Site Pegs 49ers' Shot at Hoisting Super Bowl Trophy as Somewhere Between Slim and None

    What were the odds of this happening?​Sailing down Highway 101 toward Brisbane, drivers are greeted with an even bigger than real life Mike Singletary glaring off off a billboard accompanied by his now signature line: "I want winners." It's an unusual strategy to make a statement culled from a coa ... More >>

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    April 24, 2009

    Shaun Hill Named 49ers Starting QB -- On Team of Russian Nesting Dolls

    Alex Smith may have the big contract -- but they don't know him at the market near the Cathedral of the Resurrection a shovel pass from the Griboyedov Canal. A jaw-dropping set of San Francisco 49ers nesting dolls purchased in St. Petersburg (not Florida) and handed off to your humble narrator featu ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    The City of Industry 49ers? Don't Laugh -- The Team has Done Stranger Things (See: Smith, Alex)

    Most San Franciscans know City of Industry as the oddly named Los Angeles suburb where we send the monthly checks for our Capital One cards. But, in the near future, we may be sending them something else -- the 49ers. If anyone spat a mouthful of coffee on the monitor just now, we're sorry (but not ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Whether 49ers Prosper or Piddle Out, It's All Due to a Single Lucky Play

    The wrong man catches a desperate heave late in a meaningless contest between two losing teams ... and it changes everything. By Joe EskenaziWith the first NFL playoff weekend in the book, we can safely say this: You really don't have to be all that good to make the postseason these days. So while i ... More >>

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