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May 21, 20153

ESPN 30-for-30 looks back at Crazy Crab, the world’s first and last anti-mascot

By now, most sports fans are familiar with ESPN’s 30-for-30 series. These longform masterpieces — the brainchild of ex-ESPN darling, Bill Simmons — proved that if you can make high quality documentaries about interesting

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May 20, 201524

Union members demonstrating against Cumulus tonight outside AT&T Park

Members of the SAG-AFTRA union will hand out anti-Cumulus fliers tonight outside AT&T Park before tonight’s game between the Giants and Dodgers. They plan on starting at the Willie Mays statue at 6

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May 20, 201528

ESPN personalities sound off on Riley Curry: Sportz is serious business, no kids allowed

Some talking heads are nothing more than wind merchants, and those people have jobs that run counter to how most fans watch and enjoy sports. Supposedly they’re around to make sports

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May 13, 20157

Pablo Sandoval on leaving Giants for Red Sox: “I just want to be me.”

BREAKING NEWS: Pablo Sandoval is in town. It’s barely been talked about around here, I know. On Monday morning he was presented with his 2014 World Series ring by a

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May 07, 201532

When is the A’s fire sale?

You can’t help but be a little bit jaded if you’ve been an A’s fan during the tenures of the last two ownership groups. With Billy Beane at the helm

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April 29, 201515

Jon Miller is killing it on Instagram

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Jon Miller? 2010 Ford C. Frick award winner, enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame? Longtime beloved

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April 27, 20154

Astros sweep A’s to cap off a bizarre first 20 games

Last-ros? Try First-ros. Houston departed Oakland yesterday with a three-game sweep and left a stadium filled with confused players and angry fans. How could this be? The A’s are the

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April 10, 201523

680 or 1050: Lengthy Warriors playoff run could put KNBR in tough spot

KNBR 680’s teams make a hell of a trio. As the flagship station of the San Francisco Giants, “The Sports Leader” has aired three World Series-clinching games in the last five years.

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April 08, 201524

Damon Bruce on new A’s post-victory song: “I don’t think black people like it”

The song playing over the PA system took several fans and players by surprise after the Oakland A’s won 8-0 on Opening Night at the Coliseum. Instead of “Celebration” by

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April 06, 20156

Lon Simmons had one outstanding trait that’s a requirement around here

Lon Simmons passed away over the weekend at the age of 91, which means he lived a long and full life, but the news was still jarring in a way. While

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April 06, 20158

A personal memory of Lon Simmons

I was all set to write a column today about Opening Night and whether the A’s could break the hex of losing their first game seemingly every year, but I

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April 02, 201540

95.7 The Game replaces “The Towny & Zakariah Show” with A’s baseball

Unless it was an April Fool’s joke that was explained after I got out of the car last night, “The Towny & Zakariah Show” (95.7 The Game’s evening show featuring

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March 30, 201513

Dennis O’Donnell interviews a combative Jay Mariotti, who was either sweaty or wore too much hair gel

Dennis O’Donnell took some time out from breaking news last night to interview Jay Mariotti. The intro montage included a rundown of Mariotti’s career with a heavy focus on the domestic

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March 27, 201513

Examiner hires Jay Mariotti: let the boasting and self-victimization begin!

The San Francisco Examiner has been around for over 150 years. Throughout my childhood it was an afternoon paper that had an odd relationship with the San Francisco Chronicle. I assumed

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March 26, 20157

Mick Foley to Tom Tolbert after mistakenly going on KNBR instead of 95.7: “You have better ratings”

Today’s lineup: @billbarnwell 3:30, @SteinmetzNBA 4:30, @realmickfoley 5:00. Plus my own 40-for-40. 40 things in sports that made me. — Damon Bruce (@DamonBruce) March 25, 2015 As you can see

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March 17, 201523

49ers radio analyst Tim Ryan: “Patrick Willis retired. Chris Borland quit.”

It was inevitable after San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Chris Borland announced his retirement late yesterday that not everyone would be on the same page. The NFL is a multi-billion

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March 04, 201585

Greg Papa compliments Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, Bob Fitzgerald doesn’t seem all that impressed

There was an amusing and slightly awkward situation on CSN Bay Area’s broadcast after the Warriors beat the Bucks at Oracle Arena. Immediately after the Warriors won 102-93, sideline reporter

Radio Wars
February 27, 201516

95.7 The Game extends partnership with Oakland A’s through 2018 (plus Feb ratings)

I’m over a week late with the ratings, which upset a lot of you. Some of the nasty emails and tweets I received … do you kiss your mothers with those

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February 25, 201521

Greg Papa already practicing touchdown calls for Amari Cooper

While Oakland Raiders fans debate who they want the team to select with the number four pick in the draft, the team’s play-by-play announcer, Greg Papa, apparently has his sights set

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February 22, 201526

Draymond Green calls Matt Steinmetz a “clown”

It’s always fun when we get to pull out the popcorn for the purposes of watching athletes and media figures in the Bay Area trading jabs with one another. 95.7

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