Like ice cream cones or fish tacos, Raiders fans just don't travel well. A rash of violence following the Raiders-49ers game at Candlestick Park in August 2011 -- a preseason game, people -- led the NFL to essentially ban the annual trans-bay tilt between the two teams. The Bay Area's two pro fo ... More >>
It's that wonderful time of the year again. Super Bowl double week. Time to reflect upon Super Bowls past, basking in the NFL Films nostalgia of legendary performances and epic games. Remember Marcus Allen swerving around the Redskins defense before hitting light speed for 74 yards? Remember Montana ... More >>
When Albert Schweitzer passed into the great beyond, the obituary writer's task was relatively straightforward. That's not to say it was easy -- but penning a remembrance for a man whose name has become synonymous with benevolence is a unique endeavor. More indicative of the challenges of blendin ... More >>
Is this the face of evil?In a recent interview that just so happened to take place on Super Bowl Sunday, Donald Rumsfeld -- who was notoriously regarded as callous during his term as Defense Secretary during George W. Bush's Iraq War -- dropped another "evildoer" reference. But this time he was t ... More >>
He's still mad at Al DavisIt's been a dark year for Oakland hip-hop -- at least judging from the videos. The latest in a string of WTF-is-going-on-in-this-town rhymes comes from none other than the former prince of hyphy, Mistah Fab. Over dramatic strings and a stuttering beat, his "My City Needs ... More >>
Vance CardellCal topped Miami, 24-17, in the 2008 Emerald Bowl at AT&T ParkLike many folks with a media e-mail account, your humble narrator received the word Monday that Cal will be playing its home football games at AT&T Park in 2011 -- or whatever Pacific Bell/SBC/AT&T Park is call ... More >>
Nostalgia alert!Tonight at 7:15, an Oakland Raiders team that has found ways to embarrass its home city in ways violent crime rates and a reputation for danger and lawlessness could not, host the San Diego Chargers in a Monday Night Football opener. The Chargers are a stacked team that some consi ... More >>
Justin PageGavin Newsom's fantasy team went a little Niners heavy...The draft for the Yahoo Mayoral Face-off is in the books and local boys Gavin Newsom and Ron Dellums have crafted rosters that resemble the mayors themselves -- flawed, but interesting. The Fantasy Football challenge pits 11 mayo ... More >>
Arizona Cardinals quarterback and devout Christian Kurt Warner briefly considered joining the San Francisco 49ers this week, but while he was visiting the Bay Area God apparently told Warner to forget it. "I told my wife probably 45 minutes into it that I just felt God say 'You're supposed to be in ... More >>
Most San Franciscans know City of Industry as the oddly named Los Angeles suburb where we send the monthly checks for our Capital One cards. But, in the near future, we may be sending them something else -- the 49ers. If anyone spat a mouthful of coffee on the monitor just now, we're sorry (but not ... More >>
The 49ers and the A's are on the move. Is their flight to the 'burbs a seismic shift in the Bay Area sports scene?
The down-and-dirty bars on Albany's San Pablo Avenue
David Burgin is legendary as a rough-and-tumble newspaper editor. But the legend is full of astonishing contradictions, and its last chapter may include the outcome of a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by one of his proteges at the Oakland Tribune.
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