Carson Palmer's value has dropped more precipitously than that of a new convertible or an old laptop -- which is fitting enough, because he ran slower than either. The Oakland Raiders today sent the quarterback packing to Arizona -- along with a seventh-round draft pick -- in exchange for a sixth-ro ... More >>
In the 2000 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders used their first-round pick to select Sebastian Janikowski, a damn kicker. People laughed. People taunted. People thought the Raiders were crazy.
And that would turn out to be one of the team's smarter first-round picks.
This week, the Raiders released D ... More >>
There are plenty of legitimate reasons the 49ers lost the Super Bowl.
The 49ers couldn't stop the Ravens on 3rd down. The Ravens offensive line dominated the 49ers defensive line, which appeared helpless on every short yardage first down conversion. Donte Whitner was targeted and exposed as a marg ... More >>
Not much could cheer up depressed 49ers fans after their team lost the Super Bowl to the Baltimore Ravens last night. So we will look where we can to help bring some joy to those disappointed San Franciscans.
So here's one for you: Mayor Ed Lee's silly request that bars cool it on the hard liquor ... More >>
What a time to be in San Francisco. On Sunday, the world's eyes will be on The City's team. The Super Bowl is America's favorite unofficial holiday, and San Francisco will be right in the middle of national party. A day of greasy foods, shouting, and general indulgence; a day for revelry and drink ( ... More >>
As promised, we're delivering some compelling images of Boone, the football-loving rhino, breaking his fast with a bowl of the Baltimore Ravens this morning.
The staff over at the San Francisco Zoo mashed together this delicious vegetarian concoction of eggplant, yellow squash, and cabbage to repr ... More >>
The libraries have gotten in on the action. It was only a matter of time. The Super Bowl is basically a proxy battle between two cities -- co-headliners, standing face-to-face, flexing muscles like boxers at a pre-fight weight-in, compared and contrasted for two weeks of hype, overlayed by montages ... More >>
It's Super Bowl week -- a week that divides America like no time other than Presidential election week. There are the longtime 49ers fans and longtime Ravens fans. There are fans whose rooting interests are directly tied to which side of the betting line they put their money on. There are temporary ... More >>
Earlier today, we wrote about how, according to Facebook users' "like" selections, the vast majority of the nation is pulling for the 49ers in the upcoming Super Bowl. Well, that all may change. San Francisco cornerback Chris Culliver told us what he really thinks when it comes to sharing the locker ... More >>
In support of the San Francisco 49ers hard-earned ascension to the Super Bowl XLVII, the San Francisco Zoo has invited media folks to watch its black rhino, Boone, snack on some Baltimore Ravens for breakfast later this week.
And those are one of the many strange perks of being a reporter.
Obviou ... More >>
The only thing we could possibly enjoy looking at more than a rhino eat the Baltimore Ravens for breakfast, is good art, although some might consider the rhino scene art.
Lucky for us, we get to see both. Local photog David Cruz captures the "wow" in San Francisco with these very enchanting image ... More >>
When you think of the Central Valley, only negatives come to mind: Scott Peterson, insanely high foreclosure rates, and creepy teachers who move in with their students.
But Siabu, the 49ers-loving orangutan at Fresno's Chaffee Zoo, has given the sweltering hot, Republican-loving region a decent na ... More >>
Kwame Harris, a former offensive lineman for the 49ers and Raiders, made headlines today because he was in San Mateo Superior Court for an assault charge. It was a hackneyed narrative, the kind we gawk at for some minutes before moving on and forgetting about it: "retired pro athlete accused of beat ... More >>
Type in 49ers.com into a URL browser, and the Internet takes you to the San Francisco 49ers' official website. Same story for raiders.com, as well as for many other teams, like the Bengals, Steelers, Seahawks, Patriots, Packers, Redskins, and more.
But type in bears.com and the internet sends you t ... More >>
Alex HochmanOur new national dish? Last week, SF Weekly's Jonathan Kauffman penned a column lamenting the introduction of the Chinese-American staple General Tso's Chicken to Beijing. Well color us red, white, and blue, but any country lucky enough to have this foodstuff shoved down its throat sh ... More >>
No, Bret Favre isn't suing. But a sideline's worth of other gridiron players are. Electronic Arts Inc. is facing yet another lawsuit faulting the videogame company for ripping off the players depicted in the football game Madden NFL.Tony Davis, former halfback for the Cincinnati Bengals and T ... More >>
How much would it be worth to San Francisco to keep plays like this within city limits? If ever there's a man to liken shepherding a development to completion in San Francisco to pulling teeth, Mike Antonini is him. He's been a planning commissioner for eight years -- and he's a dentist. So Anton ... More >>