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Author: Alex Quiroga

Jimmy Garoppolo is the MVP

Of all the major sports that award a Most Valuable Player award, the NFL is the least imaginative. Outside of Lawrence Taylor and Alan Page, only offensive players have achieved MVP honors. Furthermore, the award is typically given out to whichever quarterback appears to have had the best season, both statistically and in terms of team success. Despite this, there is no official criteria for this award, and is up for interpretation. Though it may sound ridiculous, there is a compelling case to be made that Jimmy Garoppolo should be the 2017 NFL Most Valuable Player. The Criteria With...

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Which Playoff Teams Would the San Francisco 49ers Beat?

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers throws a pass Los Angeles Rams during the first quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) The San Francisco 49ers had a season of extremes. In their first eleven games, the 49ers were an abysmal 1-11.  In those games, they were led by Brian Hoyer and C.J. Beathard. After a midseason trade, Jimmy Garoppolo was inserted into the starting lineup, and everything changed. The 49ers finished the season 5-0, and had a...

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Inside the Next Great NFL Rivalry: The San Francisco 49ers vs. The Los Angeles Rams

There are many rivalries throughout all of sports. In baseball, the pair of rivalries between the San Francisco Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, have lasted nearly a century. In basketball, the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers have been heated rivals since the NBA’s inception. However, in football, rivalries are much different. Due to roster turnover, teams do not stay relevant enough to warrant rivalry status. Consider the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers. When both teams were at the height of their powers, there was...

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Week 16 San Francisco 49ers Keys to Victory

SANTA CLARA, CA – DECEMBER 17: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers looks to pass against the Tennessee Titans during their NFL football game at Levi’s Stadium on December 17, 2017 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The landscape of the NFL can change on the drop of a dime. At the beginning of the year, the week 16 matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars looked as though it might have serious implications as to which team would earn the first overall pick. Five weeks ago, this same matchup looked...

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