After all the bitching and complaining about the Pro Bowl and how bad of a game it was and how it should be ended etc, the game last night was actually competitive and even a little chippy in the 4th quarter. Kirk Cousins threw a game ending interception to end a drive that could have tied it up, but the interception return produced the highlight of the game.
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) January 30, 2017
From a local perspective, Fletcher Cox had 3 tackles, including one for a loss and Darren Sproles had 4 catches for 28 yards, including one from the Cowboys QB.
Sounds weird: Dak Prescott completed a pass to Darren Sproles.
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) January 30, 2017
— The big story that broke during the game last night was the hiring of former Bucs/Broncos Safety and current Fox broadcaster John Lynch as their General Manager. Lynch , who has no front office or coaching experience, apparently called the 49ers last week to put his hat in the running for the job
Lynch spent Thursday and Friday meeting with San Francisco officials. He spent Thursday night at 49ers owner Jed York’s house, before the team flew him back to San Diego on Friday night so he could attend a family function.
Lynch accepted the job on Sunday.
Lynch has no front-office experience but has been connected to front-office jobs in the past. Some in Denver thought he could have been a candidate to replace John Elway one day, though that day never materialized.
The idea to hire Lynch was his own. He personally called Shanahan and volunteered for the job about a week ago.
Lynch received a “unprecedented” six-year contract and sources told Schefter that Shanahan would also get six years when he signs on as coach after the Super Bowl.
I’m not going to guarantee you that this will be a failure, because I do believe that Shanahan can be a successful coach, but this is a head scratching move by an organization that has made a few of those in recent years.
“The Browns are laughing at the 49ers right now”
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) January 30, 2017
Lynch is a Stanford grad and is known to be a great football mind, at least that’s what many of the news stories surrounding this hire are saying, but tell me this. Did you ever watch a game on Fox that he was broadcasting and think to yourself, “Boy that John Lynch is really sharp! He’d make a great coach or GM” or “Great point by Lynch, he gives great insights into the game”
I mean seriously, more than a few times this season, I complained out loud or on Twitter about Lynch and legitimately wondered if he’d taken one too many hits to the head. I’m not saying that to be funny because former players and head injuries aren’t a laughing matter. I really wondered because he didn’t come off as being very sharp.
Now he has to try and turn a once proud franchise around. Matt Millen left the Fox booth to run the Lions with no experience and we saw how that worked out. Hopefully Lynch has more luck
— Legendary broadcaster Brent Musberger calls his last game for ESPN/ABC tomorrow night. The 77-year-old’s exit was possibly accelerated by his comments during the Sugar Bowl in support of Oklahmoma running back Joe Mixon. Regardless, Musberger is one of the GOAT’s of this generation and will certainly be missed. Known to pay close attention to the point spreads of the games he was broadcasting, Musberger is set to retire to Las Vegas and start a handicapping business with his family. Of course he is
Here are some memorable clips from Brent, both old and young. All the NFL and NCAA stuff, including the Villanova’s 1st national championship game, goggled over Katherine Webb, and the strange interview with Eminem