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June 30, 20122

Who’s Got It Better (at D-Line): 49ers or Raiders?

This offseason, Pro Football Weekly (who are apparently not concerned with the value of its content) has been running a “Best Defense” competition. This competition is not based on statistics

Randy Moss
June 28, 20128

Who’s got it better (at WR): 49ers or Raiders?

The history of the NFL is replete with iconic moments: Joe Namath’s guarantee of victory prior to Super Bowl III, Dwight Clark’s catch, Franco Harris’s immaculate reception, and Kellen Winslow’s

Chad and Yungcrab
June 08, 20129

Should the 49ers take a look at Chad Ochocinco?

After first glancing at this headline, the temptation is to laugh before saying, “Hell no,” in a dismissive tone. You could even add an “ah” in there, as in, “Ah

Niners Raiders
June 06, 20127

Who’s got it better (at OL): 49ers or Raiders?

I’m going to give you two lists. Each set will be comprised of five starting NFL offensive linemen. While you will not get the names of these linemen, you will

Frank Gore
June 04, 201215

Who’s got it better (at RB): 49ers or Raiders?

The Coliseum was 35 square city blocks, with nothing in the middle but grass — a hallowed grass for those who played a man’s game with childlike abandon. The Coliseum

49ers Raiders
June 01, 20127

Who’s got it better (at QB): the 49ers or Raiders?

A comparison between the 49ers and Raiders might not be fair. After all, in recent history the Raiders have been severely mismanaged, whereas the 49ers have not. The Raiders have

May 28, 201218

Rolando McClain and the Raiders ‘stereotype’

I’m a pretty even-keeled guy (no matter what Stan says). If ever I am thrown off my equilibrium, I usually wallow in the dark end of my emotional spectrum, not

May 24, 201223

Putting Alex Smith’s Cam Newton Theory to the test

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith was a rarity last season in that he didn’t pass for 300 yards in a game once. He came close a couple times, once

May 23, 20120

49ers sign Andy Lee to safest 6-year extension ever

All NFL contract extensions are safer than the ones you’ll see in baseball, basketball, hockey and the rest because they aren’t guaranteed, but signing Andy Lee to a 6-year contract

May 21, 201213

Warriors moving to San Francisco – how will the Bay Area change?

You’ve all heard or read the news from Adam Lauridsen. The Golden State Warriors are headed to San Francisco and, as I wrote earlier, they won’t be known as the

May 21, 201224

Warriors moving to San Francisco – how will the team change?

Adam Lauridsen doesn’t just run an extremely popular and well-respected blog about the Golden State Warriors, he’s also a lawyer. From what I’ve been told, he’s an extremely bright and

May 19, 20128

Terrell Owens really wants to be a 49er, but he’d settle for being a Raider

The memories of Terrell Owens as a member of the San Francisco 49ers have gotten fuzzy over the years. The tearful catch against Green Bay at what was then known

May 10, 20127

No offense: Michael Crabtree better than you think

Let’s dispel myth, shall we? Michael Crabtree is not a bust. He doesn’t need to “step up” in 2012; he is not on thin ice; and his selfish attitude has

May 02, 20124

Matt Leinart: half man-child, half Terrelle Pryor insurance

Matt Leinart is a Raider. He passed his physical and has a one-year deal. The Raiders’ depth chart at QB now reads: 1. Carson Palmer, 2. Matt Leinart, 3. John

May 01, 20120

Raiders draft for need, not speed

It’s hard not to look at all of the off-season developments through the lens of “What if Al Davis Were Still Alive?” The 2012 NFL Draft probably would’ve bored him

April 30, 201213

Matt Leinart, a ‘super cool guy,’ may soon be a Raider

Turns out The Browns weren’t the only team to acquire a 28-year-old quarterback who stopped worrying about football for several years and focused on scoring, home runs, and other baseball

Brand New BASG
April 24, 201224

It’s a brand new BASG!

You may have noticed that Bay Area Sports Guy looks a little different than it has over the past few years. Okay, A LOT different. We’ve been working on this

March 27, 20121

What to expect when you’re expecting Randy Moss

Randy Moss, as you probably know, is currently on a nine-month tryout with the San Francisco 49ers. For some teams, Moss in nine-month doses is magnificent. He proves to be

February 28, 20123

The Oakland Raiders’ QB non-controversy controversy

By Guest Contributor Raiders Sports Guy There’s been a lot of talk about culture changes taking place in Alameda, and a little action to substantiate it. Stanford Routt, an athlete

February 27, 20121

Darren McFadden will be back

By Guest Contributor Raiders Sports Guy Many have called for Darren McFadden to be traded for draft picks, but that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. ESPN’s Bill Williamson

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