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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. A few words on Pat Summerall's passing

    Mike Sando

    Pat Summerall never developed a signature call during four decades broadcasting NFL games for CBS and Fox. "Unbelievable" might have been as close as he came. That probably wasn't by accident. For Summerall, who died Tuesday at age 82, the broa...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  4. 49ers' QBs can thank OL, and vice versa

    Mike Sando

    Pro Football Hall of Famer John Madden has chosen the San Francisco 49ers' offensive line as the NFL's best for the 2012 season. 2012 49ers Starting QBs QB Smith Kaepernick Starts 9 9 Time in pocket 2.76 2.87 ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  5. At the risk of taking Peyton's name in vain

    Mike Sando

    When the Seattle Seahawks were preparing to face San Francisco a few weeks ago, quarterback Russell Wilson stopped practice to correct a defensive back's alignment so the offense could get the precise look it was expecting from the 49ers that week. ...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  6. Final Word: NFC West

    Mike Sando

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 13: Clinching time: The San Francisco 49ers can clinch the NFC West title with a win or tie against the St. Louis Rams. Seattle's victory against Philadelphia means there are no other scenarios for the 49ers to...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  7. Around the NFC West: Canton coaches

    Mike Sando

    Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic says another postseason appearance by the Cardinals could be a sign Ken Whisenhunt is on his way to a Hall of Fame career as a head coach. Whisenhunt: "In my last nine years (coaching) in the league, we've been to ...

    Blog | July 23, 2010
  8. Madden and prime time's aversion to the West

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The relative dearth of prime-time games on the West Coast this season -- including no prime-time games for Seattle in any venue -- might make John Madden feel better about his decision to retire from broadcasting. ...

    Blog | April 16, 2009
  9. Mailbag: Perspective flows from defeat

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Julian from Frankfurt, Germany, writes: Hey Mike. Of course I am disappointed that the Cards lost the SB. I mean I was for maybe an hour until I realized that losing such a great game is heart-breaking, but should ...

    Blog | February 05, 2009
  10. Mailbag: The case for Deacon Jones

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Bill from Pearl River writes: It is inconcievable to think that Deacon Jones did not get the best ever all-time Ram player ever! I'm a lifetime 48 yr old Ram fan from NY and I loved Faulk(played half with Colts) but th...

    Blog | September 04, 2008