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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)

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

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