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  1. NFC West preview: Bold 2013 predictions

    Mike Sando

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is going to l-l-love the NFC West video preview featuring ESPN's Merril Hoge and Herm Edwards. Both picked a team other than the 49ers to win the division in 2013, giving Harbaugh the type of we-get-no-respect a...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  2. Sunday Conversation: Bruce Arians

    Mike Sando

    Recommended video: ESPN's Merril Hoge sat down recently with new Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians for a discussion covering Carson Palmer, Tyrann Mathieu, calling plays and taking over for Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano on an interim basis...

    Blog | May 19, 2013
  3. Jaws vs. Hoge: Picking Super Bowl winner

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Ron Jaworski and Merril Hoge are taking opposite sides in picking the Baltimore-San Francisco winner in the Super Bowl. As they spoke, my mind turned to the few players on each team with the raw athletic ability, notably speed, to make game...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  4. Countdown Daily: Predicting Packers-49ers

    Mike Sando

    Merril Hoge, Chris Mortensen, Mark Schlereth, Seth Wickersham and Keyshawn Johnson are picking the Green Bay Packers to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in the teams' divisional playoff game Saturday. K.C. Joyner is calling the 49ers' offense overra...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  5. Hoge: Lack of confidence hurting Kolb

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Merril Hoge cites a lack of confidence for Kevin Kolb's inability to beat out John Skelton in the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback race. Confidence appears innate for some. In this case, Kolb has had a tough time adjusting to the Cardinal...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  6. Warner's respectful concussion dialogue

    Mike Sando

    Under criticism from ESPN's Merril Hoge and others, Kurt Warner has clarified his stance on concussions with a reasoned response that advances the conversation with civility. Should we have expected anything less from the former St. Louis Rams and...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  7. Chat wrap: Health concerns for Cards QB

    Mike Sando

    Greetings, and Happy Cinco de Mayo. A look back at the most recent NFC West chat shows the concussion issue permeating what are usually football-related discussions. The issue was a significant one for the division last season as several players, ...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  8. Warner, Hoge and concussion discussion

    Mike Sando

    The surest way to avoid a football-related concussion is to stop playing football. It's a path retired quarterback Kurt Warner has considered promoting, and one retired running back Merril Hoge strongly rejected during a provocative Friday. Both s...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  9. When the 49ers inspired a classic eye-roll

    Mike Sando

    Let's give former New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce credit for suggesting a couple months back that the San Francisco 49ers would beat out New Orleans for the NFC's second playoff seed. Pierce's comments triggered a memorable reaction from...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  10. NFL Power Rankings: 49ers worthy No. 2?

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers went into Week 8 ranked fourth in ESPN's NFL Power Rankings. They defeated the 24th-ranked Cleveland Browns. Top-ranked Green Bay did not play. Second-ranked New England lost at fifth-ranked Pittsburgh. Third-ranked New Orl...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  11. ESPN picks: Revoking disrespect card early

    Mike Sando

    You know it's coming if and when NFC West teams win games in Week 1. There's a decent chance winning head coaches will make reference to all the doubters out there. It's become the norm. I can just hear Ken Whisenhunt following an Arizona Cardi...

    Blog | September 08, 2011
  12. Video: Dealing with concussions

    Mike Sando

    ESPN's Merril Hoge wants the NFL to adopt a universal standard for dealing with concussions. His standard would require players to go without concussion-related symptoms for seven consecutive days before playing again. The Cardinals expect to ...

    Blog | November 23, 2009
  13. Video: Larry Fitzgerald vs. Calvin Johnson

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Merril Hoge sides with Larry Fitzgerald while Matthew Berry sides with Calvin Johnson in discussing which receiver will put up better numbers this season. Just passing along. Berry wondered what impact a healthy An...

    Blog | August 20, 2009
  14. ESPN analysts leaning toward Cardinals

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, addressing reporters in a news conference that has recently concluded, repeated the line about nobody picking his team to win a playoff game. While plenty have picked against Arizona...

    Blog | January 16, 2009
  15. Video: Breaking down Arizona's victory

    Mike Sando

    Merril Hoge breaks down Arizona's 30-24 victory over the Falcons....

    Blog | January 03, 2009