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January 21, 20112

NFL Conference Championship Predictions

I used to do an NFL picks post every week against the spread. Every week, every game, and damn it was humbling.

January 21, 20114

KNBR soap opera: Lee Hammer drops Mychael Urban

To say it’s has been a tumultuous last couple years at “The Sports Leader” would be a pretty big understatement. Traditional radio

January 20, 20114

Playing Journalist: Part 3

The first time I covered a Warriors game — I’ll admit it — I was pretty nervous. Not because I was afraid

January 19, 20114

Monta makes All-Star case, Brandan Wright makes case for PT

As I wrote yesterday, All-Stars are picked based on reputation, win-loss records and publicity/hype. However, if making All-Star teams was based solely

January 19, 20111

Al Davis’ misplaced rage

It was pretty clear what Al Davis’ “State of the Raiders” bitchfest, otherwise known as yesterday’s press conference announcing Hue Jackson as

January 19, 20114

Mike Singletary mentions accountability, disperses blame

Mike Singletary landed on his feet pretty quickly, joining former teammate Leslie Frazier as a linebackers coach/assistant head coach for the Minnesota

January 18, 20110

Al Davis speaks, Cody Ross signs: just another day in the Bay

Today was just another Tuesday on the surface, but it was a day to reminisce for your favorite independent Bay Area sports

January 18, 20110

Why Monta Ellis will not be an All-Star

Getting pumped for my third chance at covering the Warriors tomorrow night, and not just because I get a kick out of

January 14, 20116

Rick Reilly gets the “Fire Joe Morgan” treatment

It’s such a great idea that you feel filthy taking it, but I can’t help myself today. It’s Fire Joe Morgan time,

January 13, 20112

Holding pattern until baseball season

Are you getting tired of the term “labor stoppage”? How about “lockout” or “collective bargaining agreement”? Because for all the talk about

January 13, 20115

Monta vs. Kobe is regular season eye candy

If Joe Lacob called Stephen Curry and David Lee his two building blocks as a way to motivate Monta Ellis, then he’s

January 12, 20116

HBO 24/7 series we’d like to see

Every once in a while, I start on a post that’s what those in the editorial business call “evergreen,” meaning it’ll stay

January 11, 20110

10 questions for the World Champion SF Giants

After going all Giants, all the time leading up to and then through their World Series run, this site has been nearly

January 11, 201119

49ers head coach? Check. QB? About that…

The bad news was that the 49ers went 6-10 in a year that they were expected to win the NFC West. The

January 07, 201111

Jed York gets his man, Jim Harbaugh

I wish I was getting ready to head over to the Palace Hotel for the Jim Harbaugh press conference since I only

January 05, 20116

Jim Harbaugh: a pro-style coach with many options

I better hurry up and write this post quickly, because it seems like the story with Jim Harbaugh changes by the hour.

January 04, 20114

Andrew Luck and Jim Harbaugh: the popular kids

A sign read “REVENGE OF THE NERDS” in the stands, with a Stanford symbol for the “S.” But this was more like

January 03, 20115

49ers fans drool over potential Harbaugh/Lombardi combo

What if Jim Harbaugh’s team gets blown out tonight? No, seriously. What if Stanford comes out tonight and gets massacred in the

January 02, 20112

Oscar movies, Steve Young’s pain and F.P. vs. Canseco

Since my wife got me interested in Oscar pools a few years ago, every December and January we end up going to

December 31, 20100

Jed York and Stanford envy

Their basketball team led SportsCenter last night with their win over undefeated UConn. Their football team, which is going to their first

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