Wednesday, January 25, 2012

No Mo CSCO...

For the first time since 1991 I do not own any Cisco stock. It's a weird feeling.

It was a great ride and a great run and changed my life for the better for, probably, the
rest of my life.

Thank you Sandy for hiring me as a technician, thank you Steve for hiring me as a writer, and thank you John and John for running such a great company.

Thank you also to Cecilia, Shawn, Joe, Barbara, Ben, and everyone else who made the experience meaningful and special. I'll never forget any of you. It was an honor and a privilege working with you all.

Monday, January 23, 2012

49ers had a good season, but...

The 49ers had a good season, but they had to play much better than they did against the Giants last night.

The Niners' wide receivers couldn't get open to catch more than one pass. The offense couldn't convert on third down more than one time. And their special teams, which were Pro Bowl caliber all season, couldn't find the handle on punts in the second half.

Their defense is excellent and did its job. But defense doesn't score points as a rule: offense does that and the Niners' offense couldn't muster more than 17.

The good news is that they have a coach at last. If they can keep their team together in the off season they'll go a long way in 2012-2013.

Eli Manning is amazing as is Victor Cruz, and the Giants' defense is every bit as good as the Niners' defense. What a great game. The Giants deserved to win. They played better overall.

Watch out New England: you are going to have your hands full.