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Saying goodbye to Singletary

In a cathartic moment, espnW's resident 49er fan Melissa Jacobs says good riddance to Mike Singletary -- and argues that he never should have been given a head-coaching opportunity in the first place.

Updated: January 25, 2011, 10:30 AM ET
By Melissa Jacobs

In mid-December 2008, David Letterman started doing a nonsensical bit with then-new 49ers head coach, Mike Singletary. OK, it wasn't Singletary himself. But the impersonator was spot-on, as he spewed out random coach-speak of the super fiery kind. This Singletary was intense, didn't think before he spoke -- yet it was a strangely compelling characterization that was, at the time, right on the money.

On Oct. 26 of that year, in his first game as interim coach, Singletary sent tight ...

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