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May 04, 20092

Are the Warriors so petty they’d pass on Ricky Rubio?

While pretty much everyone from reporters to bloggers to radio yakkers wishes the overall Bay Area sports landscape would see a little

May 03, 20090

Barry Zito isn’t cursed

Barry Zito may still be 0-2, but stop saying he’s this year’s Matt Cain. Sub-4.00 ERA and 1.16 WHIP aside, Zito isn’t

May 02, 20093

Mine That Bird shocks at the Kentucky Derby

For people sick of news stories about mass layoffs, executive bonuses and plant closures, today’s Kentucky Derby was a nice little dose

May 01, 20096

Tim Lincecum could use a bread bowl

Hey kids, it’s time for more of your favorite segment, Loosely Associated Thoughts! Today’s version of LAT is brought to you by

May 01, 20090

Who’s better, Paul Pierce or Ray Allen?

Although I’m about as far from a Celtics fan as one can be without my last name being “Rambis,” the best thing

April 29, 20091

Schierholtz waits for his shot in S.F.

I felt like today was a perfect time to re-release this old vintage story, a feature I wrote about Nate Schierholtz back

April 29, 20090

Yeah, but will he let Brian Urlacher spit on him?

In the 1995 NFL Draft, the defending Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49ers traded a boatload of draft picks to the Cleveland

April 29, 20091

Manny Ramirez, the Bret Michaels of baseball

Adam Duritz, Chris Kirkpatrick…Manny Ramirez? The former two are singers who’ve gone the way of the weaved dreads. In Duritz’s case his

April 28, 20094

Jonathan Broxton is fat

Ya closer’s so fat!!! How fat is he??? Ya closer is so big and fat that he can get busy with twenty-two

April 28, 20091

NBA Tuesday: Warriors’ window getting bigger?

Utah’s precipitous fall from title contenders to getting waxed in the first round was one thing, but it was another game last

April 27, 20090

Can the Lakers trust Lamar Odom this time?

Watching Lamar Odom tonight as the Lakers finished off Utah four games to one, it seems like he’s changed. One nearly forgets

April 27, 20090

Brian Wilson’s troubling tweets

Athletes have long complained about the media, likening them to a group of opportunistic leeches gleefully detailing their every misstep. The athlete/reporter

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)

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