Chin up football fans, the 49ers defeat isn't a total loss.
We know your heartbroken that those pre-made Niners Super Bowl championship T-shirts and sweatshirts, bought by retailers in hopes that they could capitalize on a Super Bowl win, won't be on your backs. But they are going to families in n ... More >>
There are two basic questions about The Manti Te'o Dead Girlfriend Hoax that we all want to know:
1. Was he, for real, completely fooled all the way up until December 6, as he says?
With time, and enough pre-draft NFL investigations, that'll all probably come out.
More interesting, though:
2. H ... More >>
On Monday, ESPN baseball analyst Rick Sutcliffe was on ESPN radio and said this about Melky Cabrera:
You know, it makes you mad. First of all, this guy is over here in the United States on a working visa. He broke the law. What's he doing still here? I mean, forget the 50-game suspension from baseb ... More >>
The Oakland Soldiers, subjects of last month's feature story Swoosh Dreams, won the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League title on Sunday, beating Toronto's CIA-Bounce in the Peach Jam tournament final.
It was a circuitous route to the top. Led by Archbishop Mitty's Aaron Gordon, who some people thin ... More >>
Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield's long road to success in the cruel world of boxing has led him back to where he started. The undefeated Fillmore-raised slugger -- the subject of an SF Weekly cover profile in October -- will put his junior welterweight belt on the line in an August 17 bout at Kezar Pavi ... More >>
There is an immediate bit of good news accompanying the reports that the Golden State Warriors are moving to San Francisco: There's a strong chance the team will finally trash the comically antiquated "Golden State" part of the name, which it absurdly adopted when it moved from San Francisco to Oakl ... More >>
This article led to one more turnover -- the guy who wrote the headline quickly lost his jobWriting headlines is a job somewhat akin to playing on the offensive line: Nobody is ever going to hear your name unless you screw something up or they're wheeling you away. In Anthony Federico's case, bot ... More >>
ESPN television broadcastIf John Madden were calling this clip, no doubt he'd say "Boom!" When Mayor Ed Lee told gathered throngs of media that the multiple power failures during Monday Night Football were a "national embarrassment," he used strong -- and curious -- language. San Francisco's infr ... More >>
ESPN MagazineDavis with his painting of Serena Williams. Not bad.Not everyone can be a professional tight end in the NFL. But 49ers tight end Vernon Davis wants to let kids know that they can, just like him, follow their dreams to be artists.On top of a successful career in the NFL, Davis has als ... More >>
Showing some improvement After spending a week in a coma, Bryan Stow, the Giants fan who was brutally beaten by Dodgers fans last week, is showing his first signs of recovery. ESPN reports that Stow's father, David Stow, said his son's temperature is down and his vital signs are "looking good."Br ... More >>
Sean TimberlakeA butcher goes to work with a hacksaw at Fatted Calf's Wednesday happy hour.Carnivores squealed with glee when Fatted Calf opened its doors in Hayes Valley last year, giving owner-butcher Taylor Boetticher's own brand of artisanal charcuterie a permanent home in San Francisco. ... More >>
Vivian JohnsonThe Baseball ProjectTurns out the Giants anthem contest is not over, folks.From an upcoming album called the Baseball Project -- a collaboration between Steve Wynn, Scott McCaughey, and others -- we give you "Panda & the Freak," a sonic celebration of our own Pablo "Kung F ... More >>
BLK JKS: On the classier side of World Cup 2010 musicDon't be alarmed to turn on ESPN this month and hear some witty Englishman declare the arc of a round ball through space "inspired," "creative" or "clever." It's World Cup season -- the month-long Super Bowl-meets-Olympics-meets-Mardi Gras of t ... More >>
Stefano C./YelpChoripan ($6.50)Monday, June 14, 2010Last week when we visited Tanguito, the Argentinian food truck on Fisherman's Wharf, the sun was brilliant, the tables permanently installed next to the truck were packed, and the owners were tuning the flat-screen television they'd hooked onto ... More >>
You don't even have to leave the Internet to find syphilis on Facebook... According to British researchers, Facebook users get a new friend, just like MySpace users get "Tom." That friend? Syphilis. Simply put, users of the site met lots of interesting folks, "friended" them, and, Step Three, syp ... 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 >>
Why does Joe Morgan -- the best second baseman in history and a prominent TV broadcaster -- hate Moneyball? And Billy Beane and his Oakland A's? And you, too, if you think the statistical revolution that's overwhelmed Major League Baseball has any