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 >>
Andrew Luck, former Stanford quarterback and soon-to-be NFL draft pick, is about to become a multi-millionaire this week -- and he's already started trying to protect his business.Earlier this month, he filed a cease-and-desist letter against Leaf Trading Cards, which sells a card featuring an actio ... More >>
JaMarcus Russell is now No. 1 on a most unenviable list...The proper monument to Oakland's just-concluded JaMarcus Russell era would be a hole in the ground. Perhaps it would be a hole large enough to accommodate the $39 million the Oakland Raiders squandered on the historically underachieving qu ... More >>
A cold-seller locally. How cold? How about zero Kelvin?On a recent trip to the T.J. Maxx in SOMA -- which is kind of like going to Ross except random lunatics haven't ripped and stained all the merchandise and randomly strewn it about -- I stumbled into an aisle that could only be called "The Jer ... More >>
Only one other player was chosen lower in the draft than Vickiel Vaughn. But the 49ers rookie still believes he can reach his NFL dream.
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Numbers guy and Stanford MBA Paraag Marathe has become a scapegoat for the 49ers' failure, but he's really the future of the NFL
They're S.F.'s new pro football team. They've got second-rate players, an untested product, and a concept with a history of failure. But that's OK -- they have a great marketing plan.