Lest you think the man impervious to hyperbole or of such resolute moral character he would never deign to fib, 49ers coach Mike Singletary opened his Wednesday press conference by claiming Sunday's opponent, the beleaguered Tennessee Titans, are "a good football team," and added, "but we feel we're a good football team too."á That first statement is a blatant lie, unless it's put into the context of all football teams across the country. Yes indeed, "The Flaming Thumbtacks" would be heavy favorites against all Pop Warner and high school clubs, and most of the college ones as well. If we're limiting the search window to include just NFL teams, however, then 1-6 is 1-6. Such a start would trouble fans of basketball, hockey, and even baseball teams, and their seasons last so long that I'm a ...
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