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Way to use your head: Warriors luring fans to home preseason games with Iguodala and Curry bobbles
August 20, 20144

Way to use your head: Warriors luring fans to home preseason games with Iguodala and Curry bobbles

If you need a reason to attend the two Warriors preseason games at Oracle, the Warriors figured out a pretty good one.

Trent Baalke is one of a kind
August 20, 20142

Trent Baalke is one of a kind

The rest of us were contemplating one or more of these supposedly key 49ers-related issues yesterday. The 49ers getting outscored 57-3 in their

BASGcast (Ep. 105): Dan Dibley talks sports radio biz
August 20, 201413

BASGcast (Ep. 105): Dan Dibley talks sports radio biz

Dan Dibley joins Bay Area Duck Guy and Bay Area Sports Guy discussing the sports radio business and his experience at the

Game called due to incompetence of Cubs grounds crew, Giants will probably protest
August 20, 20144

Game called due to incompetence of Cubs grounds crew, Giants will probably protest

The above picture shows my favorite part of Tuesday/Wednesday’s debacle: Mike Krukow looking angry enough to declaw a lion with his own

Wrigley Field grounds crew lollygags, Mike Krukow calls it a “staged” effort to give Cubs rain-shortened victory
August 19, 20143

Wrigley Field grounds crew lollygags, Mike Krukow calls it a “staged” effort to give Cubs rain-shortened victory

Update No. 2: Mike Krukow was no less upset during his segment on KNBR this morning.  “I’ve never been so pissed off

Did the Yoenis Cespedes trade screw up a good thing in Oakland?
August 19, 20141

Did the Yoenis Cespedes trade screw up a good thing in Oakland?

On August 17, 2014, a strange thing happened: the Oakland A’s — a team that has scored an average of 1.29 more

Now’s the time for the Giants to gain ground on the Dodgers (hey, stop laughing!)
August 19, 20142

Now’s the time for the Giants to gain ground on the Dodgers (hey, stop laughing!)

If you feel bad about giving up on the Giants at around 2:30 pm on Saturday, don’t. The Phillies had a 5-1 lead

Marcel Reece gets hurt just as Raiders were *finally* ready to use him more
August 19, 20148

Marcel Reece gets hurt just as Raiders were *finally* ready to use him more

The Oakland Raiders have already seen two of their top three tight ends (David Ausberry and Nick Kasa) and one of their

Jim Harbaugh’s ice bucket challenge and journalistic integrity
August 18, 20149

Jim Harbaugh’s ice bucket challenge and journalistic integrity

When 49ers PR Director Bob Lange asked if I’d join a sizable list of beat writers in accepting Jim Harbaugh’s “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,”

Maurice Jones-Drew appears to have something left in the tank
August 18, 20140

Maurice Jones-Drew appears to have something left in the tank

When Maurice Jones-Drew hit the free agent market, he expected to get a lot more attention. Coming off of back-to-back poor seasons

“It was awesome. A lot better than Candlestick.” – the 49ers like Levi’s Stadium, despite turf troubles
August 17, 201416

“It was awesome. A lot better than Candlestick.” – the 49ers like Levi’s Stadium, despite turf troubles

The 49ers did a quick scoreboard tribute to Robin Williams before the national anthem. If his character in “Good Will Hunting” spoke

Jim Harbaugh getting impatient with backup quarterbacks
August 17, 20146

Jim Harbaugh getting impatient with backup quarterbacks

It seemed like a bad sign during pregame warmups that so many balls hit the turf on the 49ers side. Receivers were

Sergio Romo still trusts stuff, himself
August 17, 20145

Sergio Romo still trusts stuff, himself

Sergio Romo is a relatively simple pitcher. He became a reliever in 2006 with the Augusta GreenJackets, and from there he worked his

“We came alive.” – Giants come back from four down, win 6-5
August 16, 201413

“We came alive.” – Giants come back from four down, win 6-5

Jeremy Affeldt gave up a two-run home run in last night’s extra innings loss to the Phillies. After the game, Gregor Blanco

Carr’s concussion and poor line play leave bad taste after Raiders’ comeback win
August 16, 20142

Carr’s concussion and poor line play leave bad taste after Raiders’ comeback win

The Oakland Raiders came away from their second preseason game with a win, but it wasn’t pretty. It took a late-game comeback —

A lighter, faster Crabtree: “I see a lot of people talking about this and that.”
August 15, 20142

A lighter, faster Crabtree: “I see a lot of people talking about this and that.”

Michael Crabtree doesn’t speak to the media all that often, which is a shame because he’s a unique, interesting guy who’s a

49ers practice report – Gabbert struggles, lots of tipped passes, here’s evidence that I took the ice bucket challenge
August 15, 20147

49ers practice report – Gabbert struggles, lots of tipped passes, here’s evidence that I took the ice bucket challenge

Levi’s Stadium wasn’t exactly packed on a gorgeous Friday evening, but there were enough fans discouraged with Blaine Gabbert’s performance that you

Harbaugh provides updates on Lattimore, No. 2 QB Gabbert, Mangini’s replay challenge responsibilities
August 15, 20140

Harbaugh provides updates on Lattimore, No. 2 QB Gabbert, Mangini’s replay challenge responsibilities

Now that we’ve got the ice bucket and sexual innuendo portions of Jim Harbaugh’s Friday afternoon press conference out of the way,

Harbaugh issues “ice bucket challenge” to SF beat writers, and that wasn’t the weirdest thing about today’s press conference
August 15, 20141

Harbaugh issues “ice bucket challenge” to SF beat writers, and that wasn’t the weirdest thing about today’s press conference

This was probably the wackiest Jim Harbaugh press conference I can recall for a couple reasons, but let’s go with the obvious

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