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What we learned from the Sharks’ season-opening stunner against the Kings
October 09, 20142

What we learned from the Sharks’ season-opening stunner against the Kings

If a stranger had walked up to you during the LA Kings extra long banner raising ceremony and had whispered in your

It’s time to do something about violent 49ers fans
October 08, 201488

It’s time to do something about violent 49ers fans

We’re less than halfway through the season, and already two videos have hit YouTube containing extraordinarily violent scenes at football stadiums. One

Sharks must avoid stints of sluggish play to succeed in 2014-15
October 08, 20142

Sharks must avoid stints of sluggish play to succeed in 2014-15

Tommy Wingels hit the nail right on the head when he spoke to the media following the Sharks preseason loss to the

Giants move on to NLCS, prove once again that baseball is a team sport
October 08, 201435

Giants move on to NLCS, prove once again that baseball is a team sport

The San Francisco Giants got past the Bryce Harpers in four games, or maybe it just seems that way. Technically, the Giants

Ryan Vogelsong leads Giants in “YES! YES! YES!” chant (video)
October 07, 20146

Ryan Vogelsong leads Giants in “YES! YES! YES!” chant (video)

The Giants are going back to the NLCS after a 3-2 win that wouldn’t have been possible without another fantastic postseason performance

Sharks make final roster trims before opening regular season in LA
October 07, 20140

Sharks make final roster trims before opening regular season in LA

We are finally just a day away from the opening of the 2014-2015 NHL season and the Sharks have made their final

Nationals avoid sweep with strong outing by Fister, poor throw by Bumgarner
October 06, 20144

Nationals avoid sweep with strong outing by Fister, poor throw by Bumgarner

The energy peaked before the game, during introductions and especially when WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan led the AT&T Park crowd in his trademark

Best part about yesterday’s game: no more “should’ve kept Alex” talk
October 06, 201413

Best part about yesterday’s game: no more “should’ve kept Alex” talk

I’m a terrible multitasker, and as such it’s difficult to focus on more than one “hot take” discussion topic at once. So with

Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers: a love story
October 06, 201416

Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers: a love story

All’s well in the land of Harbaugh. In fact, love is in the air. Post by San Francisco 49ers. “I love coach

“It was a good day.” — 49ers out-FG Chiefs, seal win with Alex Smith INT
October 05, 20145

“It was a good day.” — 49ers out-FG Chiefs, seal win with Alex Smith INT

It wasn’t a masterpiece. The 49ers needed five field goals and a fake punt to beat the Chiefs, 22-17. But with what

Another ho-hum ending for the Cal Bears
October 05, 20142

Another ho-hum ending for the Cal Bears

“Escape” doesn’t even begin to describe the Cal Bears’ win at Washington State on Saturday night. The defense allowed Connor Halliday to

Glazer: no way Harbaugh returns to 49ers, even if they win the Super Bowl
October 05, 201438

Glazer: no way Harbaugh returns to 49ers, even if they win the Super Bowl

It was pretty easy to shrug off Deion Sanders’ comments about Jim Harbaugh losing the locker room, because he’s a caricature. He’s

Giants win longest postseason game ever on Belt’s HR in 18th
October 04, 201417

Giants win longest postseason game ever on Belt’s HR in 18th

Whenever you think the Giants can’t possibly shove another memorable moment into this five-year block of history-making, something nutty happens. The Nationals should’ve

Giants take 1-0 NLDS lead over Nationals with 3-2 nailbiter — this is a well-coached team
October 03, 201420

Giants take 1-0 NLDS lead over Nationals with 3-2 nailbiter — this is a well-coached team

The Giants were hoping to go back to San Francisco with a split. Check that — the going wisdom was that they

BASG contributor’s mother is fighting cancer, and his family needs our help
October 03, 201420

BASG contributor’s mother is fighting cancer, and his family needs our help

James Arcellana (also known as @RaidersReporter on Twitter) didn’t say a word to me about this, but after seeing Ruthless Sports Guy

Thoughts on SF Giants’ NLDS roster (mostly on Lincecum, a little on Brown)
October 03, 20147

Thoughts on SF Giants’ NLDS roster (mostly on Lincecum, a little on Brown)

I knew my San Francisco Giants playoff roster projection from two weeks ago would be a little off after Tim Lincecum started

Raiders have four bright spots through four games
October 03, 201438

Raiders have four bright spots through four games

We’re a quarter of the way through the season, and Raiders fans are struggling to find much to be excited about. Dennis Allen is

Steve Kerr on Harrison Barnes possibly starting: “Everything’s open.”
October 02, 20141

Steve Kerr on Harrison Barnes possibly starting: “Everything’s open.”

Harrison Barnes is only 22, and he’s already started 105 NBA games. Normally one would assume that someone in his position would

Why is criticizing Billy Beane off limits?
October 02, 201476

Why is criticizing Billy Beane off limits?

I’ve only talked to Billy Beane once — five years ago. I was a freelance writer for a website that focused on

Tim Hudson gets graphic after WC game (and probably ticked off the Nats in the process)
October 02, 20145

Tim Hudson gets graphic after WC game (and probably ticked off the Nats in the process)

Tim Hudson won the “Good Guy Award” from the local media because he’s pretty accommodating and every once in a while he’ll make

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