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Niners Week One Awards: The Jon Snow Edition

Ladies and gentleman, the Niners Awards make their return in triumphant fashion, as San Francisco/Santa Clara began their season with a 20-3 pasting of the Minnesota Vikings in Silicon Valley that was basically the polar opposite of their debacle of … Continue reading

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2015 Niners Season Preview, or “The Descent”

Who’s ready for football!?!? Not anyone who roots for the San Francisco 49ers!!! As I explained in the intro to my 2013 Niners season preview, I’m something of a fairweather football fan. I don’t follow college football at all, because a) … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Ryan Adams Songs

Hello, friends. It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here. But I had a little bit of spare time over this past holiday weekend, so I thought I’d take the chance to kick it old school and write a … Continue reading

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Four Years

Dear Lolly, It’s been four years since I watched you take your last breath. Sometimes that seems like a flash in the pan. Other times it feels like an eternity. When I sit down to write this and I think … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Songs About Drugs

When my friend and fellow blogsmith Juan Alvarado Valdivia suggested we continue our dueling Top 10 lists by compiling our favorite drug songs, my immediate reaction was, “Won’t that just be a list of our favorite songs?” He laughed, and … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Breakup Songs

Breaking up with someone is one of the worst experiences we have in life. Truth be told, the only thing that’s worse is having someone close to you die, and even that pain comes from a similar place: the pain … Continue reading

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2015 Super Bowl Pick

Well, as I predicted a couple of weeks ago, here we are: Pete Carroll vs. Bill Belichick. The Seabitches vs. the Massholes. The PEDhawks vs. the Deflatriots. I’m not sure it would be possible for there to be a less … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Jimi Hendrix Songs

In my life as a music lover, a great many artists have had a deep impact on me: The Beatles, The Stones, Dylan, Zeppelin, Zevon, Marley, Neil Young, 2Pac, Elliott Smith, Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch … the list goes on … Continue reading

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2015 Conference Championship Picks

Last year, my Conference Championship weekend picks column clocked in at almost 2,000 words. That’s what happens when my favorite team plays its blood rival, with an undercard featuring what may have been the final Peyton Manning–Tom Brady playoff matchup. … Continue reading

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2015 Divisional Round Playoff Picks

Well, last week’s picks could have been better. Thanks to the incompetence of a few key people, I nailed Carolina (thank you, Ryan Lindley!), Indy (thank you, Andy Dalton!), and Dallas (thank you, NFL referees!)—but I missed on Baltimore. And … Continue reading

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