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Tom Cable? Are you serious, 49ers?

The 49ers’ options seem to have narrowed to a trio of coaching candidates: Kyle Shanahan, Josh McDaniels and Tom Cable. Yes, one of those names stands out like a broken jaw.

By | January 13th, 2017|3 Comments

Click here for gay porn! (and the 2006 Raiders)

Not many athlete interactions are worth revisiting a decade later. Then again, few meet at the intersection of Warren Sapp, terrible offensive football and gay pornography.

By | December 29th, 2016|7 Comments

Hue Jackson, on the precipice of history

Hue Jackson has a chance to become just the second coach in modern NFL history to go one-and-done twice. The first may surprise you.

By | December 9th, 2016|5 Comments

Enough already about the Warriors’ ‘Big Three’

It’s kind of fun to debate the identity of Golden State’s third-best player. But here’s a better question: Why a Big Three? Why always a damn Big Three?

By | December 8th, 2016|1 Comment

The last great days of Oakland Raiders fandom

When I shot the video Sunday night, I was simultaneously thinking two things: (1) This is fun. (2) These fans are screwed.

By | November 9th, 2016|5 Comments

Raiders on a roll, but they’re destined to finish 8-7-1

Sorry, Raiders fans, your team isn't as good as it has led us to believe in 2016.

By | October 25th, 2016|13 Comments

From Mulder to Jake Sanchez, A’s door keeps revolving

A’s fans see a familiar, morose pattern: Develop young baseball players into stars, then trade those stars for prospects, then develop those prospects into stars, then trade those stars, etc.

By | September 22nd, 2016|7 Comments


It has become clear that Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem is causing a workplace rift. The atmosphere is toxic.

By | September 16th, 2016|90 Comments

Derek Redmond, Olympic drama and our sad, sad culture

With the track and field events heating up in Rio, I decided to watch a replay of Derek Redmond in the 1992 Barcelona Games. And then things got strange.

By | August 18th, 2016|5 Comments

Warriors’ ‘Strength in Numbers’ signatures, ranked

Not all handwriting is created equally, or legibly. Here are the Warriors’ autographs, ranked from best to worst.

By | June 8th, 2016|3 Comments