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.
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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 >>
Even if your room looks like this, you've got to admit the Raiders' stadium plan is bogusIf Oakland politicos and Raiders officials earnestly reported that the sun rotates around the earth or that the world is shaped like a yam, we would expect something other than a cursory retelling in the next da ... More >>
A good quarterback and the NFL's top receiver -- there's two things the 49ers could useAre the Arizona Cardinals a great team? Hardly. Are they a good team? That's up for debate. But the only question that matters come Sunday is: Are they good enough? Just as Tila Tequila can achieve success and st ... More >>
It seems so right. It should have been true. Edgar Allan Poe, his jaw taut and his eyes bloodshot, ought to have been wandering along a foggy San Francisco alley upon a midnight dreary, pondering weak and weary. Alas, 'twas not the case. Poe -- who would have been 200 today (and barely made a fifth ... More >>