March 17, 20137

Bargain-hunting 49ers could be waiting out these three safeties

I know everyone is still buzzing over the Craig Dahl signing, but the San Francisco 49ers may not be done adding free agent safeties. Crazy, I know. Speaking of Dahl,

March 15, 20137

49ers hosting some safety named Dahl … oh whatever, let’s talk about Warren G

If you thought the news came too fast and too furious, you can relax for a minute. Since the 49ers added BAD SKUTA last night, they have done absolutely nothing,

Delanie Walker 49ers
March 12, 20139

As 49ers’ free agents flee for other cities, Baalke looks for first-round bargains

What, you were expecting Mike Wallace? If that was the case, you haven’t been paying attention. Trent Baalke didn’t jump ahead of everyone to throw big dollars at famous players

Desmond Bryant
March 12, 20139

Could two former Raiders defensive tackles be a fit for the 49ers?

The 49ers have given defensive tackle Ian Williams a two-year, $3.2M extension according to Pro Football Talk. Williams only played 32 snaps in 2012, so while the extension is evidence of the 49ers

Desmond Bryant
February 25, 201311

Raiders DT Desmond Bryant enters mugshot Hall of Fame

This is not the way to conduct one’s self less than three weeks before becoming an unrestricted free agent. The photo above  (h/t @cottovic) was taken after Oakland Raiders defensive tackle

February 17, 201312

Raiders and 49ers should at least consider a trade (with each other)

This is an idea that makes the most sense when discussed at a bar with a couple pints of Pliny the SomethingOrOther, but since this is a holiday weekend and

Mike Krukow Duane Kuiper parade
February 15, 201317

Contest results – San Francisco Giants dominate the week

I tallied up all of the votes from this week, but before we get into the results let’s announce the contest winners: Congratulations to Dwang and Peter, who each get

February 14, 201339

Who’s the best color commentator in the Bay Area? (contest post)

They provide the first reaction most of us hear to the action described by the play-by-play announcer. Some explain the action through the lens of a former player or coach.

February 13, 201366

Who is the best play-by-play announcer in the Bay Area? (contest post)

Since the local professional teams seem to be on strike these days, this week’s set of contest posts just seemed like they should focus on something other than what happens

Oakland A's AL West title
February 12, 201339

Who has the best uniforms in the Bay Area? (contest post)

Yesterday we reacted to the Golden State Warriors’ startlingly modern short-sleeved uniforms by looking back and choosing our favorite Dubs uniforms from the past. For today’s contest post I figured

February 06, 201320

Oakland now ‘Tarp City’ year round: Raiders closing Mt. Davis in 2013

If you can’t sell ‘em, tarp ‘em. That’s the philosophy of the Oakland A’s, and now the Raiders appear to be following suit. From CSN Bay Area: As part of

McKenzie Allen
January 03, 20135

The new Raiders’ offensive coordinator won’t be named Al, Ken, Norv or Chan

Since firing offensive coordinator Greg Knapp last week, all has been quiet at Raiders’ headquarters. Aside from intimating that current “Senior Offensive Assistant” Al Saunders would be considered for the

Jim Harbaugh Colin Kaepernick
December 30, 20124

Henny Penny and other playoff scenarios (Week 17 NFL picks)

If you’ve listened to talk radio at all this week, then you’ve heard the chicken-littling of certain 49ers’ fans. Perhaps the 49ers’ collapse, as it is seen by some, is

December 28, 201211

Allen names Terrelle Pryor the starting quarterback

If you’re looking for a reason to watch the Raiders on Sunday, look no further than to their third-string quarterback. No, seriously. Following Friday’s practice, head coach Dennis Allen named

not impressed hue
December 26, 201219

With or Without Hue: How much of a difference did Hue Jackson really make?

The Raiders have clearly taken a step back this season. What was a playoff hopeful 8-8 team is now a woeful 4-11 team that doesn’t have a victory over an

Dashon Goldson SF 49ers
December 21, 20124

Dashon Goldson doesn’t reside in our world (Week 16 NFL picks)

His own physical welfare? Not as important as dislodging the ball and making ballcarriers think twice before finding a seam between the hashes. His bank account? It’ll work itself out,

BASG 5th Anniversary 49ers fan party
December 14, 20122

You’re invited to watch 49ers/Patriots and celebrate the 5th Anniversary of this here weblog

There are some NFL picks below, but first an invitation. Five years ago, two days after the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21-19 to improve their record

December 14, 20125

Raider Roundtable: Draftmas is nigh

Yesterday, 133 days from the 2013 NFL Draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay released his first mock draft. McShay laments his projections as “dominated” by defensive players, while citing a general deficit

McKenzie Allen
December 13, 20124

Raider Roundtable: What changes lie ahead?

If you’ve been following the Raiders, then you’ve bore witness to the veritable roster purging that new general manager Reggie McKenzie has incited.  For better (See: Routt, Stanford) or worse (See:

December 12, 20129

Raider Roundtable: Why, Raiders? Why?

As their record suggests, these aren’t the Raiders of yesteryear. In fact, they may be better. Well, better off at least. Shane Lechler, one of the longest tenured Raiders, believes

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