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April 27, 20090

Golden Gate Fields: like the Boardwalk, only with gambling

In my six years living in Santa Cruz (1998-2004), my favorite source of cheap entertainment was the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk (along

April 25, 20091

Al Davis, the gift that keeps on giving

The first day of the NFL Draft was an absolute tour de force by the San Francisco 49ers, who lucked into Michael

April 25, 20093

Debunking Crabtree Doubters

In drafting Michael Crabtree, the 49ers have suddenly and surprisingly added a 21-year-old who’ll walk into camp as the best receiver on

April 25, 20092

Michael Crabtree falls to the 49ers!!!

(2:15 pm: The Packers have just drafted B.J. Raji, and the 49ers are on the board) We’re 5 minutes away from what

April 24, 20090

OK Giants fans, good news first…

Assuming the Giants go 1-1 in their next two games in Arizona (and with Tim Lincecum and Randy Johnson pitching, that doesn’t

April 24, 20094

I don’t know if we’ll have enough time…

What am I doing over the next couple days? Actually, a pretty nice little weekend planned. Maybe check out the free samples

April 23, 20092

Do the 49ers HAVE to draft a pass rusher first?

First off, let me preface the following unsolicited draft advice with this: while on my trip to Montreal I read Michael Lewis’

April 22, 20091

Who’s down with GSP?

My weekend in Montreal (courtesy of UFC 2009 Undisputed, which looks to be a pretty successful videogame for THQ when it releases)

April 21, 20091

NBA Tuesday: Lakers vs. Cavs looks inevitable

LeBron James hit a half-court bank shot at the halftime buzzer on his way to a 38/8/7 performance in his first game.

April 18, 20090

Giants in need of makeover

Ok, Giants. Don’t think that we haven’t noticed. A bunch of you got makeovers in the off-season. And I’m not talking NBA

April 17, 20091

Georges St-Pierre speaks the language of love

Montreal, Quebec Within seconds of stepping into the Town Car that was to take me to my hotel, the driver asked me,

April 16, 20095

4 hits for the A’s, 4 hot dogs for me

I’d never even come close to seeing a no-hitter in person, but if I were to see anyone pull it off it

April 14, 20092

NBA Tuesday: Warriors to-do list

After a long, laborious season that left the Warriors in the awful yet familiar position of NBA purgatory — out of the

April 13, 20090

Does blogging burn calories? God, I hope so

There’s so many things to go over from this past weekend that my head is spinning. Or maybe it’s all the bacon-wrapped

April 12, 20090

Meet the new Giants, same as the old Giants

The San Francisco Giants hit 94 home runs last year. Man, that sucked. The Giants’ offense was less powerful than a light

April 09, 200916

Meatballs, your wish is my command

Once Memphis and Duke went down in the Sweet 16 within fifteen minutes of each other, I started preparing myself for the

April 08, 20092

Tim Lincecum has thicker skin than Josh Beckett

Of course I was worried when Tim Lincecum was replaced with Joe Martinez to start the fourth. Lincecum’s production has seemed too

April 07, 20090

SF Giants Opening Day Journal: Part 2

4:45: After driving through the streets of San Francisco, picking up SGL and driving to Luckerson’s (Lucky’s + Albertson’s since they can’t

April 07, 20093

SF Giants Opening Day Journal: Part I

1:09: Nice to see Randy Johnson has gone back to the mullet. Like Doug Flutie, Johnson should never go away from the

April 07, 20093

Best Week Ever? Yeah, Right

As I sit here and wait to watch an afternoon full of rain delays at Mays Field on my television, I can’t

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