The Niners' NFC Championship game against the Atlanta Falcons features a rarity in football gambling: the Falcons, the home team and the NFC's number one seed, will play the game as the underdog.
When the line opened on Monday morning, San Francisco was a 3-point favorite. By Tuesday evening, the ... More >>
On April 3, a man walked up to Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson in a Memphis hotel, according to a criminal complaint filed this week in federal court in Oakland. The Warriors were in town to play the Grizzlies. The man showed Jackson a folder filled with "compromising pictures" of Jackson - ... More >>
Dunk = good. Junk = bad. In a likely legal first, an attorney representing a former Golden State Warriors employee who claims she received unwelcome and explicit text messages from star guard Monta Ellis brandished an enlarged photo of a schlong for the gathered hordes of media. "We don't care if ... More >>
In a recent piece for the UK Guardian, Stephen Thrower discussed the dramatic function of a good horror movie soundtrack. Citing examples like the themes from Halloweenand The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, as well as Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" (memorably used in The Exorcist), Thrower identif ... More >>
America's national excuse for going on a bender the night before a new workweek is upon us. Super Bowl Sunday is nigh, and if you needed a more organized drinking regimen than "imbibe when your team wins, loses, or draws" then you've come to the right place. SMALL SIPS
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Can she run or not? Depends on when you ask...Yesterday, we compared the ever-shifting legal status of whether Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier can or cannot run again to the indecision of Brett Favre. After further review, it's not a terrible analogy -- but here's a key difference: Favre's d ... More >>
Luke ThomasThe city has shaken its Alioto-Pier Magic Eight Ball once more...The city's Brett Favre-like quandary over whether Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier is eligible to run for another term swerved once again today. The state court of appeal this afternoon overruled superior court Judge Pe ... More >>
Et Tu, Jeff?Jeff Garcia is one of my favorite football players of all-time. I first saw him play -- in person no less -- in October of 1990 when he very nearly led San Jose State to upset a damn good Cal squad in Berkeley. The Bears held on, 35-34. He next crossed Bay Area fans' paths when he pla ... More >>
So long, Mr. Ryan...With today's announcement of the departure of Kevin Ryan, the head of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, Gavin Newsom passed an important pinnacle. His right-hand men and women have now quit more times than Brett Favre. It took a while, but Newsom caught up. On a serious ... More >>
When the 49ers drafted Alex Smith with the No. 1 overall pick in 2005, I made a bet with anyone who would take my money: Aaron Rodgers would go on to have a better pro career than either Smith or Matt Leinart. Ostensibly the jury is still out -- but I'd say it's a pretty safe bet that at least a ... More >>
Minnesota Mayor R.T. Rybak wants you to know that he feels he's juked Gavin Newsom and Ron Dellums on the fantasy football fieldUpdate, 8:59 a.m.: Mayor R.T. Rybak's spokesman, Jeremy Hanson, confirms this is authentic "trash-talking of his political colleagues" from Minnesota's mayor. There's sh ... More >>
Our favorite morsels from the food blogs and beyond.
Not so yummy: Yesterday GraceAnn Walden did a Brett Favre on the Yummy Letter, only instead of Walden deciding to retire, its was the Yummy Letter that retired on her. Publisher Susan Dyer Reynolds delivered the grim news about the foodie ... More >>