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  1. Five most challenging NFL offseasons

    Mike Sando

    It was June 1995 when news broke that Raiders owner Al Davis would move the team back to Oakland from Los Angeles. I'd grown up in Northern California, so the happy news stirred in my mind images of the team's rich history: Ghost to the Post, Sea of ...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  2. 49ers' Bill Walsh second to (almost) no one

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh checks in at No. 2 on ESPN's list of Greatest Coaches in NFL History, leaving the as-yet-unnamed Vince Lombardi as the obvious No. 1. Walsh, of course, led the San Francisco 49ers to three of their five Super Bowl victories. He revived ...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  3. My ballot for 'Greatest Coaches' package

    Mike Sando

    Any ranking for the 20 greatest coaches in NFL history would leave off at least two of the 22 enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The ballot I submitted for our "Greatest Coaches" project left off eight of them: Guy Chamberlin, Jimmy Conze...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  4. 101ESPN St. Louis audio: Miklasz Show

    Mike Sando

    Eight hours in a New Orleans Convention Center ballroom Saturday wasn't enough for Bernie Miklasz and me, so we hung out some more over the phone this week for his 101ESPN St. Louis radio show. Feel free to eavesdrop . 2013 HOF Finalists, Mode...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  5. Quick look at 2013 Hall of Fame finalists

    Mike Sando

    Five of 15 modern-era finalists for 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement have ties to teams currently in the NFC West. Their names are shaded in the chart below: Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Aeneas Williams, Jerome Bettis and Eddie DeBartol...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  6. HOF12: Curtis Martin's amazing story

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Curtis Martin won his bet to make it through his Pro Football Hall of Fame speech without crying. Did anyone else? Martin, in accepting his enshrinement to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, shared details about his life that would ...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  7. HOF12: Willie Roaf leads off Hall program

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Welcome to Fawcett Stadium for the 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony. I'll be blogging throughout the proceedings, as you might have noticed when this post went live a bit earlier. First, a look at the order for ...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  8. HOF12: The experience of a lifetime

    Mike Sando

    CANTON, Ohio -- Sights and sounds from a magical first 30 hours in Canton for festivities relating to the upcoming 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony: Batting 1.000 Cortez Kennedy was the person I hoped to see first Thursday...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: WR Bryant's chance

    Mike Sando

    Kellen Winslow, Barrett Ruud and Antonio Bryant played together for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009. That team suffered through a 3-13 season. But one of those victories, 24-7 at Seattle in Week 15, proved pivotal for the losing team. That Seahaw...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  10. Video: On concerns over 49ers' identity

    Mike Sando

    The recent "SportsCenter" Special on the NFC West raised questions about the San Francisco 49ers' offensive identity. I've got an emphatic answer in the video above, plus an assist for those still hoping to see the program (Saturday, ESPN2, 8:30 a...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  11. Warner, Holmgren and Canton commentary

    Mike Sando

    Kurt Warner's declaration regarding Eli Manning's Hall of Fame credentials probably caught your attention this week. The subject made for a compelling First Take discussion, available in the video above. It was the first time I could recall one hi...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  12. Thoughts on Kennedy and 2012 Hall class

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Thirteen modern-era NFL players were finalists for enshrinement Saturday in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only one was named offensive or defensive player of the year during his career. That was the Seattle Seahawks' Cortez Ken...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  13. Kennedy, DeBartolo, Williams up for Hall

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' resurgence this season recalls the team's greatest years. How appropriate, then, that Eddie DeBartolo Jr. has emerged as a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist for the first time. DeBartolo and former St. Louis/Arizona defen...

    Blog | January 07, 2012
  14. Around the NFC West: Rams' Jackson best?

    Mike Sando

    Pat Kirwan of ranks the St. Louis Rams' Steven Jackson higher than any other NFC West running back. Kirwan: "A big, workhorse back who gets the tough yardage, he finished second in carries at 330. Jackson really needs the passing game ...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  15. 49ers GM Trent Baalke on QBs, more

    Mike Sando

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Highlights from San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke's predraft media session following my quick trip down the West Coast to team headquarters Wednesday morning: GMs can be compulsive about evaluating talent and...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  16. Chat wrap: Cardinals' DC options

    Mike Sando

    The latest NFC West chat ran a little long. Thanks for all the good questions and comments. Transcript here. Highlights below: Northwest FAN (Gig Harbor WA): Sando, with the coaching changes already made this offseason, who is the biggest winner? H...

    Blog | January 27, 2011