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  • By AJ Bolino
    September 26, 2017 at 12:07 PM
    Last Friday night, Week Three of the NFL season became larger than football. It became larger than tackles, touchdowns, quarterback sacks or last minute gridiron heroics. The instant that the President chose to call NFL players "sons of bitches" for kneeling in protest during the National Anthem, the ideological extremes of an already fractured America...
  • By AJ Bolino
    September 22, 2016 at 12:55 PM
    Last Week: 6-10. Oof. Yeah, I know. The "magic 8-ball" games really stuck it in and broke it off last week. Ugh. But hey...if this was baseball, I'd be battling .375! If Week 2 taught us anything, it's that conventional wisdom doesn't count for much in the NFL these days. The Bills jettisoned OC Greg Roman after their defense...
  • By AJ Bolino
    September 15, 2016 at 2:23 PM
    Another football season is upon us, and Week 1 is in the books. Between the nearly incessant footage of Cam getting smacked in the head, Kap's National Anthem controversy, the excitement of a game winning 2-point conversion, and a 3 touchdown rally from Alex Smith, the season's opening week did not disappoint. Week 2 kicks off tonight, and...
  • By AJ Bolino
    December 3, 2015 at 8:17 AM
    When last Sunday's game kicked off at Levi's Stadium, about half of the seats were occupied...an indication that not even the 49er faithful held out hope that the home team would put up much of a fight. But after an afternoon of "Three Stooges" style antics from the officials and marginal play from both teams, the 49ers found themselves locked up in a 13-13...
  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino
    November 19, 2015 at 10:59 AM
    Good news: the 49ers didn't lose last week. Excuse the bad joke but I'm still jet-lagging. Regardless of that I have re-joined AJ on our video podcasts this week as we look forward to this Sunday's game on the road against the Seattle Seahawks. In here we discuss key matchups against the Seahawks, we what expect out of Blaine...
  • By AJ Bolino and Diego Del Barco
    November 18, 2015 at 9:05 AM
    Colin Kaepernick's rise to stardom was meteoric. He replaced a concussed Alex Smith and never looked back, leading the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012. For all intents and purposes, his future seemed assured. Fast forward to 2015. The 49ers are coming out of their bye with a 3-6 record, little real hope of a playoff berth...and Blaine Gabbert...
  • By AJ Bolino and Diego Del Barco
    November 12, 2015 at 11:36 AM
    On Sunday, the 49ers pulled off a surprising upset of the Atlanta Falcons. Almost immediately, talk of "turning the season around" began...with some going so far as to say that Blaine Gabbert could lead the 49ers to wildcard berth. Not so fast, kids. The 49ers played a complete game, and actually demonstrated that they can play football...but...
  • By AJ Bolino and Diego Del Barco
    November 5, 2015 at 8:40 AM
    Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. And sometimes you start your Sunday football ritual with a fist of the best scotch you can find...because you know you're going to need it. This week, we take a deep dive into the dumpster fire that is the 49ers' 2015 season...and look ahead to this week's showdown with the 6-2 Atlanta...
  • By AJ Bolino and Diego Del Barco
    October 29, 2015 at 5:16 AM
    Last week, the 49ers got smoked like a cheap cigar...again...by the Seattle Seahawks. In their own house. On a Thursday night. On national TV. Ugh. This week, AJ is flying solo, answering your questions and providing what insight he can into the 49ers (many)...
  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino
    October 15, 2015 at 10:16 AM
    Surely AJ and I weren't the only ones who had a lot of thoughts following a crushing defeat last week on Sunday Night Football against the Giants so it should be no surprise that most of the podcast this week covers topics related to that game. Topics this week are: What went wrong against the Giants? What went...
  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino
    October 8, 2015 at 10:39 AM
    After a one-week hiatus due to technical malfunctions we are back this week with our third set of videos in which we change up our format a bit, going from discussing a couple of topics for a few minutes to discussing more topics but spending less time on each. This week we talk about: Colin Kaepernick. The offensive (get it?)...
  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino
    September 24, 2015 at 9:53 AM
    We are once again excited to bring you 49erswebzone.com's first ever video podcast, episode two. In which we quickly discuss what we took from Week Two's defeat in Pittsburgh at the hands of the Steelers and we discuss keys for the upcoming game in Arizona against the Cardinals in Week Three. Plus some extra insight and laughs during our...
  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino
    September 17, 2015 at 7:43 AM
    Hello 49ers fans and welcome to the new and improved 2015 version of Upon Further Review. We are taking our talents to video podcast form! In this week's videos AJ and Diego break down what they saw in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings and keys for Week 2's game at the Pittsburgh...
  • By AJ Bolino
    December 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM
    Some of you are likely stewing right now...be it for the 49ers stunning lack of offense in the 2014, your belief that Greg Roman is the sum of all things wrong with the game of football, or perhaps because Colin Kaepernick is never going to become the player you want him to be. To those of you stewing: there are reasons that the 49ers have struggled...and...
  • By AJ Bolino
    October 15, 2014 at 9:25 PM
    Monday night's game went off a lot like the script of a Rocky movie. The Rams came out swinging and the 49ers were on the ropes. Then, when all hope seemed lost, Colin Kaepernick landed an overhand right by way of an 80 yard TD strike to Brandon Lloyd with just seconds left in the first half. That strike changed the complexion of the game...and set in...
  • By AJ Bolino
    October 9, 2014 at 2:00 AM
    The "showdown" between Colin Kaepernick and his predecessor, former 49er lightning rod Alex Smith, turned out to be more of a grind than a shootout. And that's exactly how the 49ers wanted it. The result may not have been as lopsided as many in 49erland would have hoped...but the little things came together in a way that they normally haven't this season....
  • By Diego Del Barco and AJ Bolino
    October 1, 2014 at 11:26 PM
    Well kids, as first quarters go this one could have been better ... and worse. We are now four games into the season and the San Francisco 49ers sit at 2-2. In this week's installment of UFR, AJ welcomes back Diego to reflect on the 49ers first quarter of the season and discuss whether Jim Harbaugh's squad is a contender or pretender in the NFL, which...
  • By AJ Bolino
    September 24, 2014 at 7:46 PM
    Happy Wednesday, 49er fans. Why happy? Because I am finally done re-watching last week's game. To say that it sucked would be a mild euphemism. For the 49ers, last Sunday was the worst-case scenario of worst case scenarios...they lost to an inferior team for the second straight week...and a division rival, to boot. In this week's edition of UFR, we'll delve...
  • By AJ Bolino
    September 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM
    In what might be the most disheartening loss of the Jim Harbaugh era, the 49ers came completely unglued against a team that they should have beaten by 3 scores. Penalties, turnovers and generally sloppy play cost the 49ers a chance to keep pace with the Arizona Cardinals atop the NFC West...a missed chance that could haunt them later in the...
  • By AJ Bolino
    September 10, 2014 at 9:41 PM
    Well, that went much better than expected, didn't it? In a game that wasn't nearly as close as the score, the 49ers punched the Cowboys in the mouth early and refused to relent late. The 49ers overcame injuries, missing starters and a few very interesting calls to put the game away. Final score: 49ers 28, Cowboys 17. This week, we'll be looking back at the...
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