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But it won't be as tough as the Raiders-Steelers games of 40 years ago. I'm thinking here about the 1974 AFC championship game, won by Pittsburgh. After one play, Steelers defensive lineman Mean Joe Greene blatantly kicked Oakland center Jim Otto in
Columnist Mark Purdy's early analysis of the good and bad for the 49ers in their 27-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts here Sunday. Check back later for his full column after locker room interviews. Was there any real positive element to Sunday's game
But let me take a wild stab at what the players' reaction was to the Wallace signing: "Huh?...No one doubts the motivational skills of 49er coach Jim Harbaugh. His guys show up every week in the regular season ready to play mentally. Only two of his
which is now dissolving into a pile of gooey sugar debt...Example of a very underrated rivalry: The 49ers vs. the Chicago Bears. The two classic National League Football franchises are not in the same division, so they don't face each other annually.
But for my money, the best coach of a pro franchise in the Bay Area this year has been Frank Yallop. He is with the soccer Earthquakes, in case you don't recognize his name. And the Earthquakes are doing amazing stuff, in case you are coming late to
One thing that happens when you're a sports columnist covering a big event is that radio stations from around the country call you for "flavor" and "mood" and "analysis."...If it fits into my schedule and doesn't interfere with my writing duties,
The A's did not have to kiss any baseballs Tuesday night to celebrate a victory...And then some. "They came out in full force from the get-go," said A's designated hitter Seth Smith, "and got jacked up and got the adrenaline flowing."...After the
10/04/2012 02:00:32 PM PDT Is this the year we finally see another Bay Bridge World Series?...In 1989, Northern California citizens witnessed the first and only meeting between the A's and Giants with baseball's largest trophy at stake.
We watch sports because every now and then, when you least expect it, you see something like this. You see Billy Beane, the A's general manager who was portrayed by Brad Pitt in a movie, being doused with beer like John Belushi in the frat-house-like
The Giants really, really, really did not want to have Melky Cabrera around for the playoffs...But when the Giants made their decision officially to cut ties with Cabrera -- who could have returned from his drug suspension in time for him to play in