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Sep 15, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on why Roger Goodell will not be fired. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Aug 19, 2014 Hank Stram; Colin Kaepernick/Aldon Smith; Dennis Allen/Matt Schaub/Derek Carr; Dwight Clark/ Paul McCartney
19AUGUST NFL EXHIBITION games, always a bad joke, are even worse now because the starters hardly play. They will this week, in
Aug 18, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINE COLUMN
I've written on the A's prospects. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Aug 13, 2014 Mark Davis; Lew Wolff/Chuck Reed; John Brodie/Y. A. Tittle; Aldon Smith/Colin Kaepernick/Chris Culliver; Yoenis Cespedes; Lebron James/Kevin Love
13AUGUST THE WORLD of intercollegiate sports is changing rapidly and nobody can be certain of the future, only that it will be
Aug 11, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why NL mediocrity is the Giants' only hope now. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Aug 06, 2014 Matt Cain/Angel Pagan; Yoenis Cespedes/Josh Reddick/Gene Tenace; Aldon Smith; Bud Selig/Lew Wolff
6AUGUST THE GIANTS lost another veteran to injury this week when Matt Cain finally agreed to elbow surgery to remove the bone
Aug 04, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why we should blame NFL owners, not commissioner Roger Goodell, for the too lenient punishment for Ray Rice. Acc
Jul 30, 2014 Marco Scutaro/Matt Cain/Brandon Belt; Josh Reddick; Mark Davis/Roger Goodell; Serena Williams/Chris Evert/Martina Navratilova; Donald Sterling; Sandy Barbour
30JULY IT SEEMS only yesterday that I was talking of the possibility of a Bay Bridge World Series. The Aís may still make it
Jul 28, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the NFL's disregard for players health. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jul 23, 2014 Mark Davis/Jed York; Lew Wolff/Bud Selig; Aldon Smith; Reggie McKenzie/Matt Schaub/Derek Carr; James Garner; Mike Krukow
23 JULY A LAW limiting high school football practices to try to prevent concussions and other injuries was signed into law by
Jul 21, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the battle between the A's and Angels for supremacy in major league baseball. Access it through the link at the
Jul 15, 2014 World Cup/Avery Brundage; Bob Waterfield/Norm Van Brocklin; Derek Jeter; Willie Mays; Klay Thompson//Kevin Love/Lebron James; Madison Bumgarner/Tony Cloninger
15JULY THIS COLUMN is going out early because I will have a busy Wednesday, around a three-hour visit to the dentist. Iíll res
Jul 14, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the fate of the Giants and A's the rest of the season. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jul 09, 2014 Lew Wolff/Bud Selig/John Fisher; Mark Davis/Jean Quan/Nate Miley; Earl Robinson; Michelle Wie/Tiger Woods/Arnold Palmer
9JULY2014 AS MUCH as I love Oakland, living here can be frustrating when I watch the inane wrangling of the City Council, as w
Jul 07, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why it makes sense for the A's to go for it all this year. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page
Jul 02, 2014 Jerry Brown; Tim Lincecum/Juan Marichal/Tony La Russa;Babe Ruth/Don Mattingly; Shaun Livingston/Jeremy Lin/Kevin Love; Lew Wolff; Al Davis
2JULY EARLIER, I predicted that the death of football would start with the elimination of high school football because, withou
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Jun 30, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained how Cal could have chosen the right athletic director in 2005 and avoided the current mess. Access it through th
Jun 25, 2014 Madison Bumgarner/Tim Hudson/Tim Lincecum/Matt Cain; Babe Ruth/Barry Bonds/Willie Mays/ Klay Thompson; Vernon Davis/Lebron James
25JUNE THE BIGGEST obstacle to a Bay Area World Series now appears to be the Giants. The Aís are playing in a stronger divisio
Jun 23, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained the reasons for the A's success. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jun 18, 2014 Vernon Davis/Marshawn Lynch; Bill Russell; Tim Hudson/Tim Lincecum/Matt Cain; Yu Darvish; Tony Gwynn/Chris Speier/Jack Clark/Will Clark/Steve Young
18JUNE THE MADNESS which is the World Cup has engulfed most of the world, though the sport of football (as itís known to the
Jun 16, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've done an update on a possible Bay Bridge World Series. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jun 11, 2014 Colin Kaepernick, Jim Harbaugh, Trent Baalke; Bob Welch/Jose Canseco/Rickey Handerson/Dennis Eckersley/Mark McGwire; Willie May/Willie McCovey/ Juan Marichal/Orlando Cepeda/Gaylored Perry; Jack Nicklaus/Arnold Palmer
11JUNE WHEN THE Colin Kaepernick contract was first announced, it was heralded as the highest contract in NFL history. Subse
Jun 09, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've discussed the disastrous problems facing the NCAA. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jun 04, 2014 Mike Trout/Johnny Bench/Willie Mays;California Chrome/Secretariat; Pele; Mark Davis; Tim Lincecum; Brandon Moss
4JUNE THE LAWSUIT by Northwestern athletes against the NCAA for not allowing them to make money off their reputations has alre
Jun 02, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've had fun imagining another Bay Bridge World Series, but without the earthquake this time. Access it through the link at the
May 28, 2014 Matt Schaub/Derek Carr; Colin Kaepernick/Aldon Smith; Donald Sterling/Adam Silver; Roger Goodell; Sonny Gray/Brandon Moss; Michael Morse/Angel Pagan
28MAY RAIDERS GM Reggie McKenzie understands that the first piece in rebuilding a team is getting a reliable quarterback. He w
May 26, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've given examples of the NFL's callous disregard for their players health. Access it through the link at the bottom of this p
May 21, 2014 Hack Wilson/Bill Terry/Barry Bonds; Steve Kerr/Mark Jackson/Kevin Love; Vince Lombardi/Bill Walsh/George Allen;Sandy Koufax; Sean Doolittle/Michael Morse
21MAY THE NFL is certainly good news for defense attorneys. The leagueís latest problem: Eight former players have filed a s
May 19, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Pablo Sandoval question. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
May 13, 2014 Derek Carr/Ken Stabler/Jim Plunkett/Rich Gannon; JaMarcus Russell; Pablo Sandoval/Brandon Belt/Tim Lincecum; Bob Ladouceur/Jim Hines/Bob Lurie/Tony La Russa; George Atkinson
13MAY THE RAIDERS drafted Derek Carr of Fresno State last week, and we can all hope he breaks the run of bad to really bad qua
May 12, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the way Trent Baalke is building a consistent winner.
May 07, 2014 Mark Jackson/Jerry West/Joe Lacob/Stephen Curry; Sammy Watkins; Madison Bumgarner/Michael Morse/Clayton Kershaw; Sonny Gray/Scott Kazmir; Tony La Russa
7MAY WOW! Just when it seemed the drama surrounding the Warriors was starting to abate, coach Mark Jackson got fired yesterday
May 05, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what to expect from the 49ers and Raiders in the NFL draft. Access it through the link at the bottom of this pa
Apr 30, 2014 Adam Silver/Donald Sterling/Charlie Finley/Tom Yawkey/Willie Brown/Gavin Newsom; Michael Morse/Sonny Gray
30APRIL THE NBAíS new commissioner, Adam Silver, stepped up to the plate big time when he suspended Donald Sterling for a ye
Apr 28, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why Donald Sterling's racist comments have overshadowed the NBA playoffs. Access it through the link at the bott
Apr 23, 2014 Blake Griffin/Stephen Curry/ Magic Johnson/ Joe Lacob; Terrelle Pryor/Blaine Gabbert; Brandon Belt/Pablo Sandoval; Jim Johnson
23APRIL REALITY BLINDSIDED the Warriors in game 2 of the playoffs when the L.A. Clippers routed them by 40 points. The Wa
Apr 21, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the futures of Pablo Sandoval and Colin Kaepernick. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Apr 16, 2014 Jackie Robinson/Orlando Cepeda/Willie McCovey/Joe Perry; Aldon Smith/Chris Culliver/Colin Kaepernick/Jim Harbaugh; Cuonzo Martin/Mike Montgomery; Daric Barton
16APRIL THE STORYLINE on college sports just keeps getting grimmer and grimmer. The Huffington Post had an article this week
Apr 14, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the problems the 49ers face with their out-of-control players. Access it through the link at the bottom of this
Apr 09, 2014 Tiger Woods/Arnold Palmer/Jack Nicklaus/Mitch Richmond/Billy Owens; Scott Kazmir/Bob Melvin/Jim Johnson; Hank Aaron/Bowie Kuhn
9APRIL TIGER WOODS will not be at Augusta National for the Masters this week and, though his competitors might be happy not
Apr 07, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLULMN
I've assessed the Giants after one week. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Apr 02, 2014 John Calipari; Mike Montgomery/Jeff Tedford; Sonny Gray/ Jim Johnson/Grant Balfour/ DeSean Jackson/Randy Moss
2APRIL NORTHWESTERN ATHLETES dropped a bombshell on the NCAA when their appeal to join a union, saying that they are employes
Mar 31, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written off the Giants for 2014. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Mar 26, 2014 Lefty O'Doul, Marco Scutaro/Madison Bumgarner; Reggie McKenzie/Matt Schaub/Justin Tuck; Roger Goodell/Dan Snyder
26MARCH THE BASEBALL season has already begun, with a series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Ė in Australia.
Mar 24, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why it is smart for the Giants not to extend Pablo Sandoval's contract. Access it through the link at the bottom
Mar 19, 2014 Pete Newell/Don Lofgran/Rene Herrerias; Jarrod Parker/Sonny Gray; DeSean Jackson; Reggie McKenzie/Dennis Allen; Marco Scutaro
19MARCH MARCH MADNESS is about to descend on us, but letís be serious: This is more about office pools than it is about basket
Mar 17, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on how the media group think was totally wrong about Reggie McKenzie and Mark Davis. Access it through the link at
Mar 12, 2014 Antoine Bethea/Jonathan Martin/Blaine Gabbert; Jim Harbaugh/Trent Baalke; Barry Bonds/Billy Beane/Bud Selig; Stephen Curry
12MARCH THE FIRST day of free agency was a productive one for the 49ers. They signed Colts safety Antoine Bethea to replace
Mar 10, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLLUMN
I've written on San Jose's pathetic efforts to get the A's. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Mar 05, 2014 Mark Davis/Carol Davis/Reggie McKenzie/Dennis Allen; Jim Harbaugh/Trent Balke/Anquan Boldin/Colin Kaepernick; Joe Lacob
5MARCH THERE WAS a lot of noise surrounding the Raiders last week but very little actually happening. I suppose we should be a
Mar 03, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Jim Harbaugh's mythical problem with the 49ers locker room. Access it through the link at the bottom of this pa
Feb 26, 2014 Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles; Michael Sam/Jason Collins; Barry Bonds/Brandon Belt; Derek Jeter/Alex Rodriguez
26FEBRUARY THE NFL COMBINE, a.k.a. the underwear Olympics, is interesting this year to both the 49ers and Raiders, for much
Feb 24, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've compared the rumoured Jim Harbaugh trade with Jon Gruden's move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Access it through the link at
Feb 19, 2014 Pablo Sandoval, Matt Cain, Hunter Pence, Buster Posey, Tim Lincecum; Vladimir Putin; Colin Kaepernick/Andrew Luck/Joe Montana/Steve Young/Willie Mays; Michael Sam
19FEBRUARY PABLO SANDOVAL has proven me wrong and, partly because of that, the Giants are in much better position to contend
Feb 17, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained how the 49ers could get Michael Sam or Jonathan Martin - or both. Access it through the link at the bottom of th
Feb 12, 2014 Vladimir Putin/Avery Brundage/Jesse Owens; Michael Sam/Jonathan Vilma/Jim Harbaugh/Al Davis; Stephen Curry/Andrew Bogut/Mark Jackson
12FEBRUARY THE WINTER Olympics, a.k.a. the quadrennial effort to prop up a corrupt dictator, are on in Soichi now, and NBC h
Feb 10, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on how Tony La Russa changed baseball while managing the A's. Access it through the link at the bottom of this pag
Feb 05, 2014 Peyton Manning/John Elway/Russell Wilson/Percy Harvin; Ray Guy/ Tony La Russa; Bing Crosby/Glen Campbell/James Garner;Sonny Dykes/David Shaw
5FEBRUARY THE BAD news for the 49ers is that their window of opportunity for winning the Super Bowl has already closed. The Se
Feb 03, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the 49ers contract question with Colin Kaepernick. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jan 29, 2014 Dave Twardzik/Garry St. Jean/Larry Riley/Andrew Bogut/Joe Lacob; Billie Jean King/Brian Boitano; Colin Kaepernick/Michael Crabtree/Antwan Boldin
29JANUARY ONE REASON for optimism about the Warriors future: The organization is solid once again. In the late Ď90s, after D
Jan 27, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLLUMN
I've written how the owners callous disregard for players will doom the NFL. Access it through the link at the bottom of this p
Jan 22, 2014 Colin Kaepernick/Jim Harbaugh/Trent Baalke/Greg Roman/Vic Fangio/ Jim Tomsula/Michael Lombardi; Richard Sherman/Michael Crabtree; Mike Montgomery/Johnny Dawkins
22JANUARY AS THE 49ers lick their wounds over their crushing loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the question is, have they peaked?
Jan 21, 2014 EXAMINER COLUMN
My column on the 49ers was delayed a day. It will run in Wednesday's paper.Access it through the link at the bottom of this pag
Jan 20, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Colin Kaepernick's future. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jan 15, 2014 Joe Montana/Steve Young/Colin Kaepernick; Jim Harbaugh/Michael Crabtree/Antwan Boldin; Tom Brady/Peyton Manning/John Elway; Alex Rodriguez; Warriors Arena
15JANUARY YEARS AGO, I used to hear from the wives of fans who told me their husbands would tape my columns to the refrigerato
Jan 13, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the prospects for the NFC Championship game in Seattle. Access it through the link at the bottom of this column
Jan 08, 2014 Aaron Rodgers/Colin Kaepernick; Reggie McKenzie/Dennis Allen; Frank Thomas/Barry Bonds/Roger Clemens; David Shaw; Mitt Romney; Joe Lacob/Andrew Bogut
8JANUARY THE NFL dodged a bullet on Sunday with the 49ers playoff game at Green Bay because the weather conditions werenít as
Jan 08, 2014
Jan 06, 2014 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the 49ers chances against the Carolina Panthers. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Dec 31, 2013 COLUMN CHANGE
I greatly overestimated my ability to write a column for January 1. As always, I paid no attention to the sports world while I
Dec 30, 2013 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've examined the 49ers playoff chances. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Dec 19, 2013 CANDLESTICK MEMORIES
I'm a guest on KQED's "Newsroom at 8 p.m. Friday and also have a long article on Candlestick's history in Sunday's Examiner.
Dec 18, 2013 Reggie McKenzie/Dennis Allen/Terrelle Pryor/Matt McGloin;Jim Harbaugh; Candlestick Memories; Andre Iguodala
18DECEMBER THE RAIDERS will have some interesting draft decisions to make in April, when theyíll have a position choice thatís
Dec 16, 2013 EXAMINER COLUMNS
I've written on Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers for my Tuesday column. I also have a long piece on Candlestick history which wil
Dec 10, 2013 Tony La Russa/Sandy Alderson/Billy Beane; A's to San Jose? Frank Gore/Jim Harbaugh; David Shaw/Tyler Gaffney/
10DECEMBER TONY LA RUSSA, along with Joe Torre and Bobby Cox were named to the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday by the vetera
Dec 09, 2013 WEDNESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Colin Kaepernick's problems against good teams. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Dec 05, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've discussed whether Matt McGloin or Terrelle Pryor should be the Raiders quarterback of the future. Access it through the li
Dec 03, 2013 Colin Kaepernick/Frank Gore/Joe Staley/Mike Iupati/Eric Reid; Pete Carroll/Jim Harbaugh; Sonny Dykes/Sandy Barbour; David Shaw;Grant Balfour/Brandon Belt
3DECEMBER THE 49ERS warmed up for their showdown with Seattle on Sunday at Candlestick by smothering the St. Louis Rams, 23-13
Nov 26, 2013 Sonny Dykes/Sandy Barbour/David Shaw; Leigh Steinberg; Matt McCloin/Terrelle Pryor; Guardsmen
26NOVEMBER WELL, SO much for the ďanything can happen in the Big GameĒ story line. The ďanythingĒ last Saturday was a record-s
Nov 19, 2013 Jim Harbaugh, Ahmad Brooks, Colin Kaepernick; Matt McGloin, Rashad Jennings; Tim Hudson/Tim Lincecum; Todd Christiansen/Marcus Allen; Bob Sarlatte
19NOVEMBER JIM HARBAUGH was badly outcoached in the 49ers disastrous loss to the New Orleans Saints, and he has a struggle on
Nov 14, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why Jim Harbaugh's quarterback decision last year is hurting the 49ers now. Access it through the link at the bo
Nov 11, 2013 Colin Kaepernic/Anquan Boldin/Vernon Davis/ Frank Gore/Joe Perry; David Shaw/Phil Knight; Sonny Dykes; Damon Bruce/Ann Killion/Nancy Gay
11NOVEMBER WHEN I wrote critically of Colin Kaepernick earlier in the year, I got a lot of negative reaction from readers who
Nov 07, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the A's stadium quandary, with solutions. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Nov 05, 2013 Terrelle Pryor; Aldon Smith; Aaron Rodgers/Peyton Manning/Tom Brady/Drew Brees;Andrew Luck; Mark Stephens/Sandy Barbour/Sonny Dykes
5NOVEMBER WOW! Itís hard to believe players on a 3-4 team can be overconfident but thatís the way the Raiders appeared again
Oct 31, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why the proposed Warriors building on the Embarcadero is a bad idea. Access it through the link at the bottom of
Oct 29, 2013 Cal graduation rates/Jeff Tedford, Mike Montgomery, Sandy Barbour; Terrelle Pryor; Mario Manningham/Michael Crabtree/Colin Kaepernick; DH controversy
29OCTOBER CALíS MISERABLE graduation rates for football and basketball players have been a big story, for good reason, but bef
Oct 23, 2013 THURSDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written an unusual Thursday column on the Raiders chances for a decent season and bright future. Access it through the lin
Oct 22, 2013 Kevin Hogan; Jared Goff/Zach Kline; Sonny Dykes/Sandy Barbour; Yasiel Puig; Bum Phillips/Bud Adams; Ted Williams
22OCTOBER HIGH SCHOOL football is dangerous to the health of young athletes and now, it turns out that junior baseball is also
Oct 17, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the possibility of a new park for the A's. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Oct 15, 2013 Colin Kaepernick/Terrelle Pryor; Lew Wolff/John Fisher; Sonny Gray/Bob Melvin/Jim Leyland; Sonny Dykes/Jared Goff; Joe Lacob
15OCTOBER THE 49ERS played a very interesting game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, winning almost despite themselve
Oct 11, 2013 49ERS TV SHOW
I'll be a guest on "49ers Preview," airing Saturday night at 8 p.m. on KPIX.
Oct 10, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the progress of Colin Kaepernick and Terrelle Pryor. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Oct 08, 2013 Brandon Moss, Josh Donaldson, Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp, Sonny Gray; Colin Kaepernic/Russell Wilson/R.G. Griffin/Andrew Luck; Terrelle Pryor/Matt Flynn; Jeff Tedford/Sonny Dykes; Condolezza Rice
8OCTOBER THE AíS could wrap up the Division Series with a win in Detroit this afternoon, further puzzling the media from the M
Oct 03, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Curt Young's contribution to the A's success. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Oct 01, 2013 Bob Melvin; Bud Selig; Lane Kiffin/Al Davis/Terrelle Pryor/Matt Flynn; Colin Kaepernick/Frank Gore
1OCTOBER ITíS AMUSING that Aís manager Bob Melvin is getting virtually no support for AL Manager of the Year, especially aft
Sep 26, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on why Lew Wolff doesn't deserve a winning team. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Sep 24, 2013 Colin Kaepernick/Jim Harbaugh/Aldon Smith; Terrelle Pryor; Lew Wolff/John Fisher; Hunter Pence/Tim Lincecum/Barry Zito' America's Cup
24SEPTEMBER SUPERMAN HAS lost his cape. The 49ers have a myriad of problems, but the biggest one is their quarterback. Colin K
Sep 19, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Sep 17, 2013 Bob Melvin, Bartolo Colon, Josh Donaldson; Brandon Belt/Brett Pill; Colin Kaepernick/Jim Harbaugh; Terrelle Pryor/Dennis Allen; Jared Roth
17SEPTEMBER THE AíS picked the right time to get back on track and theyíve now just about clinched the AL West after beating
Sep 12, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the strange workings of Jim Harbaugh's personality. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Sep 10, 2013 Football problems; Antwan Boldin/Colin Kaepernick;Terrelle Pryor; Kevin Hogan/Jared Goff; Sonny Gray/Jarrod Parker
10SEPTEMBER THOUGH IT is unquestionably the No. 1 sport in this country, and in the Bay Area as well, football is under fire
Sep 04, 2013 THURSDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the 49ers' outlook for this season in an unusual Thursday column. Access it through the link at the bottom of t
Sep 03, 2013 Nnamdi Asomugha; Jim Harbaugh; Terrelle Pryor/Matt Flynn; Tim Tebow; Jared Goff/Brendan Bigelow
3SEPTEMBER AS THE season gets underway this Sunday, the 49ers have solved some of their problems. Nnamdi Asomugha has steppe
Aug 29, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on why the A's are strong contenders for a postseason berth. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page
Aug 27, 2013 Big Game Move; Terrelle Pryor/Matt Flynn; Colt McCoy;Alex Rodriguez/Willie Mays/Hank Aaron; Daric Barton/Brandon Moss/Bartolo Colon =====
Big 27AUGUST JUST WHEN I thought the news on college football couldnít get worse, Cal announced plans last week to play the
Aug 22, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what the Giants should do to prepare for a difficult future. Access it through the link at the bottom of this p
Aug 20, 2013 A. J. Jenkins/Trent Baalke; Matt Flynn/Terrelle Pryor; Jack Clark/Barry Zito;; Jared Goff/Zach Kline/Austin Hinder;Brandon Moss/Sonny Gray
20AUGUST THE 49ERS unofficially announced that they blew it with their first round choice last year when they traded A. J. Jen
Aug 15, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written about the 49ers outlook going into tonight's exhibition against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Aug 13, 2013 Johnny Manziel; Brandon Belt; Matt Flynn/Terrelle Pryor; Tiger Woods; David Ortiz; Josh Reddick/Yoenis Cespedes/Sonny Gray
13AUGUST IN THE MID-80s, in one of our talks when he was athletic director at Stanford, Andy Geiger compared what was happenin
Aug 08, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the future for Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Belt. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Aug 06, 2013 Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta, Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz; Brandon Belt/Brett Pill; Albert Pujols/ Hunter Pence; Eric Sogard/Matt Garza; Cal QBs; George Seifert/Tom Flores
6AUGUST YESTERDAY, MLB suspended 13 players for the connection to the Biogenes clinic in Florida. So, can we now assume that b
Aug 01, 2013 FRIDAY TV
I'll be on Comcast's Chronicle Live at 8 p.m. tomorrow night, providing the Giants-Phillies game ends on time.
Jul 30, 2013 Pablo Sandoval/Hunter Pence; Yoenis Cespedes/Jed Lowrie/Eric Sogard; Bud Selig/Mark McGwire/Barry Bonds; Jim Harbaugh/Bill Walsh
30JULY LAST FRIDAY, I wrote in The Examiner that the Giants should trade Pablo Sandoval while he still had some trade value,
Jul 29, 2013 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Cal coach Sonny Dykes in an unusual Tuesday column. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jul 25, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I'm explaining why the Giants should trade Pablo Sandoval. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page. Next week, I'
Jul 23, 2013 Tim Lincecum/Barry Zito/Ryan Vogelson; Josh Reddick/Yoenis Cespedes/Bartolo Colon; Albert Pujols/Josh Hamilton; Phil Mickelson/Tiger Woods/Rory McElroy/Mark Davis/Reggie McKenzie
23 JULY A TERRIBLE thing happened to the Giants yesterday: They had to play a game outside their division and they got crushed
Jul 18, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why there hitting habits doom the Giants and aid the A's. Go to it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jul 16, 2013 Tim Lincecum/Barry Zito/Juan Marichal/Gaylord Perry; Aaron Hernandez/Bill Romanowski/Bud Selig; Jerry Rice/ Wilt Chamberlain
16JULY TIMMYíS NO-NO: Tim Lincecum shocked people in the baseball world by throwing a no-hitter on Saturday night against the
Jul 11, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why the Giants have gone from champs to chumps. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jul 09, 2013 Bartolo Colon/Josh Donaldson/Grant BalfourWillie Mays/Hank Aaron/Frank Robinson/Roberto Clemente; Buster Posey/Pablo Sandoval/Jeff Kent/Rich Aurilia/Barry Bonds/Warriors Moves;
9JULY BAY AREA MEDIA reports all noted that the Giants are well represented in the All-Star game while the Aís, who are playin
Jul 04, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written about the reason for the Giants problems this year. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jul 02, 2013 Larry Baer; Bob Melvin/Curt Young; TV Sports;Dwight Howard/Jarrett Jack/Nemanja Nedovic
2JULY LAST FRIDAY in the Examiner, I wrote a column about the Aís and their fans as a throwback to earlier times. In it, I had
Jun 27, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on how A's games at the Coliseum bring back memories. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jun 25, 2013 Bud Selig/Lew Wolff; Giants Case; Michael Kickham/Tim Lincecum/Angel Pagan/Gregor Blanco; Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl; NASCAR race
253JUNE SAN JOSEíS filing of a lawsuit challenging MLBís anti-trust exemption has brought out opinions from many people, which
Jun 18, 2013 Matt Cain/Tim Lincecum; Lew Wolff/Bud Selig; Dianne Feinstein/Gavin Newsom; Tony La Russa/Bill Walsh/Mike Nolan
18JUNE ON SUNDAY, the Giants completed an 18-game stretch they had dreaded with 14 of the games on the road and against oppone
Jun 18, 2013
Jun 18, 2013 Matt Cain/Tim Linceum; Lew Wolff/John Fisher/ Bud Selig; Dianne Feinstein/Gavin Newsom; Tony La Russa/Bill Walsh/Mike Nolan
18JUNE ON SUNDAY, the Giants completed an 18-game stretch they had dreaded with 14 of the games on the road and against oppone
Jun 17, 2013 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the problem with the A's park and its ramifications. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jun 13, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Giants struggles once they get out of the cozy NL West. Access it through the link at the bottom of this pa
Jun 11, 2013 Bud Selig; Pablo Sandoval/Prince Fielder; Mark Davis/Reggie McKenzie/ Tim Tebow; Baseball Fans
11JUNE REMEMBER ALL that bragging that MLB, and the writers who act as satellites, were doing about their new drug program. Tu
Jun 06, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've evaluated the Giants. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jun 04, 2013 Billy Beane, Bob Melvin, Yoenis Cespedes; Jason Kidd; Lebron James, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain; Al Davis/Mark Davis
4JUNE ANOTHER WAY to imagine how amazing the Aís are is to ask this question: Since the Giants payroll is roughly $100 million
May 30, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Giants overall problems. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
May 28, 2013 Madison Bumgarnet; Dan Straily; Bruce Bochy; Curt Young; Brian Sabean; George Kantos; Bay Area Super Bowl; Walter Haas/Tony La Russa; Brent Jones/Steve Young
28 MAY AS I WATCHED the opener of the Bay Bridge Series yesterday, I thought of the irony. The Giants are reigning World Champ
May 23, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Giants pitching. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
May 21, 2013 Jarrett Jack/Stephen Curry/Andrew Bogut;
21MAY THE WARRIORSí playoff run ended in Oakland last Thursday, but their future looks bright, depending on moves that general
May 16, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Warriors attempt to build on the San Francisco waterfront. Access it through the link at the bottom of this
May 14, 2013 Stephen Currry/Andrew Bogut/Rick Barry; Matt Cain, Tim Lincecum; Angel Hernandez; Amy Trask
14MAY THE SPURS-WARRIORS matchup continues to be confounding, as the Warriors pulled themselves out of a deep hole with their
May 09, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Warriors chances against the Spurs for the rest of the playoff series. Access it through the link at the bo
May 07, 2013 Stephen Curry, Andrew Bogut, Rick Barry, Nate Thurmond; Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Madison bumgarner; Adam Snyder, Trent Baalke; Tim Tebow
7MAY THE WARRIORS lost probably their best chance to upset San Antonio in the second round of the playoffs last night. The Sp
May 02, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Giants changing personality. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
May 01, 2013 Andrew Bogut, Stephen Curry; Jason Collins;/Mike Montgomery; Gaylord Perry; Trent Baalke/Reggie McKenzie;
1MAY THE WARRIORS playoff battle with the Denver Nuggets last night turned into something that resembled a rugby scrum but tha
Apr 25, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMNS
I'll be writing on the 49ers and Raiders lst round picks. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Apr 24, 2013 Reggie McKenzie/Al Davis/JaMarcus Russell/Rolando McClain; Stephen Curry/Rick Barry; Joe Lacob; Chris Culliver
24APRIL RAIDERS GM Reggie McKenzie opened a pre-draft session with the media yesterday by saying, ďI know you guys want infor
Apr 18, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the draft prospects for the 49ers and Raiders. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Apr 17, 2013 Billy Beane, Jackie Robinson, Tiger Woods, Jerry Rice/Don Hutson; Barry Zito/Carl Hubbell/ Christy Mathewson/Juan Marichal
17APRIL BILLY BEANEíS reputation took a terrific beating when the book ďMoneyballĒ came out, followed by the movie adaptation.
Apr 11, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV
I'm writing on the Giants for the Friday Examiner. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page. Also, I'm on "Chronic
Apr 10, 2013 Barry Zito, Aaron Rowand, Tim Lincecum; Bernard King, Andrew Bogut; Reggie McKenzie, Rolando McClain, Hue Jackson; Anthony Davis
10APRIL AFTER FIVE poor-to-mediocre seasons, Barry Zito has turned his career around, and Giants fans seem to be willing to ov
Apr 04, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained how the Giants are somewhat of a throwback to an earlier era. Access it through the link at the bottom of this p
Apr 03, 2013 Matt Flynn, Carson Palmer, Colt McCoy, Nnamdi Asomugha; Bill Russell, Ted Williams; Buster Posey, Matt Cain, Bruce Bochy, Jeremy Affeldt
3APRIL QUARTERBACKS ARE on the move in the NFL, and both the Raiders and 49ers made significant moves this week. After weeks
Mar 28, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the relative popularity of the Giants and 49ers. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Mar 27, 2013 Brian Cashman, Artie Moreno, Jeffrey Loria, Jim Crane, Lew Wolff; Tara Vanderver, Lindsay Gottlieb; Peyton Manning, Ryan Leaf, JaMarcus Russell
27MARCH HOW DO you measure fan interest in a team? One way is by looking at attendance at games, but thatís not necessarily th
Mar 21, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Reggie McKenzie's problems with stupid fans and writers. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Mar 20, 2013 NFL: Popularity and Danger;49ers vs. Giants: Goodbye WBC?Pac-12 in NCAA; Todd Linden?
20MARCH If you had any doubt about which sport most occupies the minds and hearts of American fans, it should have been answer
Mar 14, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the reason 49ers general manager Trent Baalke can make the moves for team success. Access it through the link a
Mar 13, 2013 Sergio Romo/Bruce Bochy; Mark Texeira; Jarron Collins/Mike Montgomery; Antwan Boldin; Reggie McKenzie/Darrius Heyward-Bey; Allan Bridgeford
13MARCH AMERICAN TEAM sports have been trying to spread the religion with international contests. This is how I would rank the
Mar 07, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've discussed the real reason for the popularity of March Madness. Go to it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Mar 06, 2013 Bill Walsh/George Seifert/Trent Baalke/Jed York/Jim Harbaugh; Brian Sabean/John Barr/Bobby Evans; Lew Wolff/Charlie Finley; Bay Bridge Lights
6MARCH SPORTS FRANCHISES get a tremendous amount of publicity which makes people think that theyíre big businesses. Theyíre no
Feb 28, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Giants Odd Couple, Matt Cain and Tim Lincecum. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Feb 27, 2013 Alex Smith, Andy Reid, Norv Turner, Jim Harbaugh;David Stern; Andrew Bogut; Mike Montgomery/Johnny Dawkins
27FEBRUARY A REPORT TODAY that has the ring of truth has the 49ers trading Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs for the Chie
Feb 21, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on new Cal football coach Sonny Dykes. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Feb 20, 2013 Mike Montgomery, Alllen Crabbe, Johnny Dawkins; Lou Spadia/Art Rosenbaum; Willie Brown/Ed Lee; Lon Simmons/Russ Hodges
20FEBRUARY COLLEGE BASKETBALL: To my pleasant surprise, the Cal Bears played their best game of the season Thursday night in u
Feb 18, 2013 Examiner column on Lou Spadia
I've written on Lou's contributions to the Bay Area for Tuesday's Examiner. Also, my website column on Wednesday will be delaye
Feb 14, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the importance of the Brandons to the Giants. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Feb 13, 2013 Tim LincecumBarry Zito; 49ers vs. Giants; Jim Harbaugh/John Madden; Andrew Bogut
13FEBRUARY AN INTERESTING subtext for the Giants season will be the career paths of Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito. Lincecum
Feb 07, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what the 49ers must do to get back and win the Super Bowl. Access it through the link at the bottom of this pag
Feb 06, 2013 Eddie De Bartolo/Tony Morabito/Charles Haley; Roger Goodell; Candlestick Problems; Cal Recruiting; Chris Carter
6FEBRUARY HALL OF FAME: Some San Francisco writers were offended that former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo did not get vo
Feb 04, 2013 MONDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
In an unusual Monday column, I've written on the 49ers loss. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jan 31, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why the 49ers will win the Super Bowl. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jan 30, 2013 Roger Goodell, Bud Selig; Brian Wilson/Sergio Romo; Bob Melvin/Curt Young; Randy Moss/Jerry Rice; Kwame Harris
30JANUARY PAUL GALLICO, a great New York sports columnist in the Ď30s, changed professions and became a novelist, at which h
Jan 24, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on how the 49ers coaches have helped the team rise to the top. Access it through the link at the bottom of this pa
Jan 23, 2013 Stephen Curry, Jarrett Jack, David Lee; Tim Brown, Jerry Rice, Rich Gannon, Bill Romanowski; Stan Musial/Earl Weaver; Phil Mickelson
23JANUARY MONDAYíS GAME between the Warriors and Clippers was the first NBA game Iíve watched from beginning to end this yea
Jan 17, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on why the 49ers will beat the Falcons in the NFC Championship game. Access it through the link at the bottom of t
Jan 16, 2013 Colin Kaepernick; Jim Harbaugh/Bill Belichick; John Brodie/ Y.A. Tittle; Lou Spadia, Tony Morabito, Walter Haas Jr.; Mike Nolan/Scot McCloughan/Trent Baalke
16JANUARY THE NFL is a copycat league, so we can expect to see several versions of the ďread optionĒ next year after the s
Jan 10, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the 49ers' tough matchup with the Green Bay Packers. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jan 09, 2013 Mark McGwire/Sammy Sosa/Barry Bonds/Roger Cllemens; Brent Musberger; Pete Elliot; Joe Paterno
9JANUARY IT ALWAYS AMUSES me when fans talk about steroid use damaging the ďintegrity of the gameĒ. In a half century of cover
Jan 03, 2013 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on why I voted for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens for the Hall of Fame. Access it through the link at the bottom of
Jan 02, 2013 Kevin Hogan/Stepfan Taylor/Montee Hall; David Akers/Billy Cudriff; Warriors-Clippers; Terrelle Pryor
2JANUARY WHEN I saw Stanford go on two long scoring drives in its first possession in yesterdayís Rose Bowl, I thought it wo
Dec 20, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've wrutten oon the importance of Sunday's 49ers-Seahawks game.
Dec 18, 2012 Jim Harbaugh, Alex Smith, Mark Sanchez; Chuck Goodell; David Lee, Stephen Curry; Mark Davis, Reggie McKenzie
18DECEMBER TO SAY I was surprised by the 49ers exciting win over the New England Patriots would be a serious understatement.
Dec 13, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Jim Harbaugh's ego endangering the 49ers Super Bowl run. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Dec 12, 2012 Roger Goodell/Jim Harbaugh; Hall of Fame vote; Brandon Jacobs; Al Davis/Reggie McKenzie/Dennis Allen
12DECEMBER IT WAS A topsy-turvy week for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The good news was that he was on the cover of Time
Dec 06, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the problems facing the new Cal football coach. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Dec 05, 2012 Jim Harbaugh/Colin Kaepernick/Alex Smith; Angel Pagan/Marco Scutaro/Brian Wilson; Rolando McClain; Bill Romanowski
5DECEMBER FANS OFTEN love the backup quarterback but so do writers. At the start of my career with The Chronicle, the 49er b
Nov 29, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINE COLUMN
I've written on how Jim Harbaugh mishandled his quarterback situation. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Nov 28, 2012 David Shaw/Jim Harbaugh/Jim Mora; Jeff Tedford; Marvin Miller; Dennis Allen/Reggie McKenzie; Brian Wilson
28DECEMBER DAVID SHAW is a quiet man but in his way, heís done as good a job as Jim Harbaugh, his predecessor as Stanford co
Nov 21, 2012 Colin Kaepernick, Alex Smith, Jim Harbaugh; Jeff Tedford; Mark Davis/Reggie McKenzie/Dennis Allen; Brian Urlacher
21NOVEMBER SITUATION NORMAL: The 49ers have a quarterback controversy. My first experience with this came in the Ď60s, when
Nov 20, 2012 EXAMINER COLUMN
In an unusual Wednesday column, I've written on the Jeff Tedford firing. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Pa
Nov 08, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV
I've written on the 49ers prospects for the second half of the season. Also, I'll be on "49ers Preview," which airs on KPIX at
Nov 07, 2012 Al Davis's Legacy; Andrew Luck/Peyton Manning, Joe Montana/Steve Young; Josh Nunes/Kevin Hogan; Zach Maynard/Allen Bridgeford/Zach Kline
7NOVEMBER AL DAVISíS legacy remains, but not in a way heíd like. We all know that new general manager Reggie McKenzie had
Nov 01, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what the Giants need to do to continue their success. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Oct 31, 2012 Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean, Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, Brandon Belt, Alex Smith, Tim Tebow, Andrew Luck
31OCTOBER DURING THE regular season, Giants manager Bruce Bochy did quite a bit of lineup juggling but in the World Series
Oct 26, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Giants in the World Series. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Oct 24, 2012 Giants World Series; Barry Zito; Jim Harbaugh, Pete Carroll, Alex Smith; A. J. Jenkins, LaMichael James; Raiders Problems
24OCTOBER HO, HUM, another World Series. The great Giants teams of the Ď60s, with Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Ceped
Oct 18, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I'll be writing on the Giants-Cardinals game. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Oct 16, 2012 No Website Column This Week
My life took a dramatic turn on Sunday when another car rammed me on my way into Candlestick. Fortunately, I was not hurt. The
Oct 11, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Giants win yesterday. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Oct 10, 2012 Giants/A's; Lew Wolff; Josh Nunes/Zach Maynard/Jeff Tedford/Big Game; 49ers Draft
10OCTOBER AT THIS writing, the possibility of a Bay Area World Series is still in play, but both the Giants and Aís face for
Oct 03, 2012 Bob Melvin, Curt Young, Billy Beane: Jeff Tedford and Cal History; Barry Zito; Raiders Problems
3OCTOBER AMAZING AíS: Nobody saw this coming. After the Aís had unloaded their top pitchers, Trevor Cahill and Gio Gonzales,
Sep 27, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why the NFL had to settle with its regular officials. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Sep 26, 2012 NFL Greed; Dennis Allen/Greg Knapp; Marcus Alllen/Mark Davis; A's Feel Good Story; Pac-12 TV
26 SEPTEMBER THE NFL should change its name to the National Financial League because, more than ever, itís become obvious th
Sep 20, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I'm writing about the moves Bruce Bochy should make when the Giants are in the postseason. Access it through the link at the bo
Sep 19, 2012 Alex Smith/Jim Harbaugh; Dennis Allen/Greg Knapp; David Shaw/Jeff Tedford/ Lew Wolff; Bobby Valentine
19SEPTEMBER ONE OF the reasons Iíve enjoyed the 49ersí success the last year, and two games into this season, is the play of
Sep 13, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written that national media don't respect the 49ers.
Sep 12, 2012 Randy Moss/Michael Crabtree/Vernon Davis; Al Davis/Reggie McKenzie; Tom Keating
12SEPTEMBER ITíS SUCH A treat to watch the 49ers these days because theyíre doing things right. That doesnít just mean winn
Sep 06, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Don Nelson entering the Hall of Fame.
Sep 05, 2012 Zach Maynard; Brandon Belt/Aubrey Huff/Brett Pill; Andy Roddick; Peyton Manning
5SEPTEMBER CALíS DISTURBING loss to Nevada Reno in their first game in remodeled Memorial Stadium brought back memories for
Aug 30, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I'm writing on Saturday's game matching Cal and Nevada Reno. Go, Bears!
Aug 29, 2012 Melky Cabrera/Marvin Benard/Barry Bonds/Lance Armstrong; Jamaal Wilkes; Cal stadium; Bowie Kuhn/Marvin Miller
29AUGUST THERE HAVE been some very interesting developments on what might loosely be described as the drug scene in sports
Aug 23, 2012 Jeff Tedford, Josh Nunes, Jesse Owens, Lew Wolff, Petaluma Little Leaguers
22AUGUST ****My apologies for being so late with this. I have a new computer and being so far behind the curve, Iíve had pro
Aug 16, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I'm writing on the Giants outlook after yesterday's disasters. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Aug 15, 2012 Gabby Douglas/Usain Bolt; Gordy Soltau; Colin Kaepernick; Brett Pill; Bobby Valentine
15AUGUST THIS OLYMPICS was the most enjoyable for me that I can remember, possibly because it was in London, one of our f
Aug 09, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV
I've written on the welcome change from Al Davis to a legitimate NFL operation for the Raiders. Access it through the link at t
Aug 08, 2012 Buster Posey/Hector Sanchez/Brandon Belt; Bud Selig/Lew Wolff/ Tiger Woods/Jim Harbaugh/TV appearance
8AUGUST BUSTER POSEY has been on fire since the All-Star game, making some think he should be shifted permanently to first b
Aug 02, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on why the 49ers will be in the Super Bowl hunt again. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Aug 01, 2012 Hunter Pence/Shane Victorini/Brandon League; A's Run/Henley Ramirez; Warriors Moves; Reggie McKenzie/Rich Gannon/Al Davis
1AUGUST IT SEEMS THAT the Giants and Dodgers are playing ďCan you top this?Ē with their moves in the last few days. T
Jul 30, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Cal and Stanford football. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Jul 25, 2012 Penn State/Joe Paterno; A's/Hanley Ramirez; Changes in Sports; Warriors
25JULY THE HORRIFIC situation at Penn State is still another example of how the football machine has gone out of control. Th
Jul 25, 2012 Penn State/Joe Paterno; A's/Hanley Ramirez/Lew Wolff; Tiger Woods; Changes in Sports; Warriors
25JULY THE HORRIFIC situation at Penn State is still another example of how the football machine has gone out of control.
Jul 25, 2012 Penn State/Joe Paterno; A's/Hanley Ramirez/Lew Wolff; Tiger Woods; Changes in Sports; Warriors
25JULY THE HORRIFIC situation at Penn State is still another example of how the football machine has gone out of control.
Jul 25, 2012
Jul 25, 2012 Penn State/Joe Paterno; A's/Hanley Ramirez/Lew Wolff; Tiger Woods; Changes in Sports; Warriors
25JULY THE HORRIFIC situation at Penn State is still another example of how the football machine has gone out of control.
Jul 19, 2012 DEATH PENALTY FOR PENN STATE
In my San Franciscco Examiner column, I've explained why Penn State should get the "death penalty" for covering up Jerry Sandus
Jul 18, 2012 Sabean's Moves; Chris Carter/Billy Beane; Baseball Instant Replay; Joe Paterno/Penn State Death Penalty
18JULY THE GIANTS and Aís are both doing well, much better than expected for the Aís, and the right kind of trade at this po
Jul 12, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Giants' problems against good teams. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Jul 11, 2012 A's Revival; Roger Federer/Rod Laver; Tiger Woods; Patriotism; Joe Paterno
11JULY EARLY IN the season, the Aís were almost unwatchable, going down meekly in games dominated by pitching, mostly be
Jul 05, 2012 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Ben Davidson. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Jul 04, 2012 Ben Davidson/Al Davis; Melky Cabrera/Buster Posey/Pablo Sandoval; Joe Lacob/Harrison Barnes
4JULY IíVE BEEN skeptical of the Giantsí chances this year because Iíve seen their flaws, but Iíve forgotten one important e
Jun 28, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Warriors draft. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Jun 27, 2012 Jerry Sandusky/Joe Paterno; Football Playoff; A's-Giants; Bob Myers/Joe Lacob/Klay Thompsoon
27JUNE JERRY SANDUSKY was found guilty last week on several counts of molesting children who were supposedly under his gui
Jun 21, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV
I've written on the Giants problems for the Examiner. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page. Also, I'll be o
Jun 20, 2012 Tiger Woods/Tim Lincecum/Vida Blue; Roger Clemens/Lance Armstrong; Barry MacKay; R.C. Owens
20JUNE THE IMPORTANCE of mental attitude for top athletes was underscored when Tiger Woods crashed and burned in the U. S.
Jun 14, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, CORRECTION ON TV
I've written on Matt Cain. Also, I got ahead of myself on my Comcast appearance. It will be next Thursday, not tonight.
Jun 13, 2012 Tiger Woods/Arnold Palmer; Tim Linecum/Pablo Sandoval; Reggie McKenzie/Mark Davis; Bill Walsh/Jim Harbaugh
13JUNE THIS WEEK, the Olympic Club will host its fifth U. S. Open. Iíve been at the last four, and the first one, 1966, wa
Jun 12, 2012 WEDNESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV
I've written on Tiger Woods and his evaluation of the U. S. Open for the Wednesday Examiner. Also, for those of you in the area
Jun 07, 2012 EXAMINER COLUMNS
I've written on Pablo Sandoval for Friday's Examiner. Also, The Examiner is putting out a special edition on Sunday for the U.S
Jun 06, 2012 Andrew Bogut/Stephen Curry/Jerry West; Jim Harbaugh/Peyton Manning; Pablo Sandoval/Barry Zito; Tiger Woods; Manny Ramirez
6JUNE THEREíS REASON for hope about the Warriors, but not because of the plan by their owner, Joe Lacob, to build an arena
May 31, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've evaluated the Giants. You can access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
May 30, 2012 Lew Wolff/Bud Selig; Barry Bonds; Roger Clemens; Melky Cabrera; Ryan Vogelson/Tim Lincecum
30MAY I WAS AMUSED when Aís owner Lew Wolff said he wouldnít support San Jose mayor Chuck Reedís threat to sue MLB over its
May 24, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained what Bud Selig's comments on the A's really meant. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
May 23, 2012 Joe Lacob/Jerry Jones; Andy Dolich; Rolando McClain; Jim Harbaugh/Kyle Williams
23MAY WHEN I looked at my morning Chronicle yesterday, I thought, ďMigawd, World War III has been declared.Ē There were big,
May 21, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the proposed move to San Francisco by the Warriors. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
May 17, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN FINALLY UP
I've evaluated the Giants and A's as the Bay Bridge Series starts. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
May 16, 2012 NFL Bounty Program; Ryan Braun/Bowie Kuhn/Marvin Miller; Steve Bartkowski/Leigh Steinberg; Arnold Palmer
16MAY THE NFL is working hard with groups seeking better helmets and equipment for high school players and younger, which is
May 14, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what Randy Moss's impact on the 49ers will be. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
May 10, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Oakland's attempt to stop Lew Wolff from hijacking the A's. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home
May 09, 2012 Jeff Tedford/Cal stadium; Tiger Woods; Giants vs. A's; Death of Football?
9MAY THE CAL BEARS have led a nomadic existence for more than a year, practicing on rugby and baseball fields, with the spri
May 07, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained how stupidity, from front office to dugout, is to blame for the Giants' poor offense. Access it through the link
May 03, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV
I've written on Tim Lincecum and Barry Zito. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page. Also, I'm on "Chronicle
May 02, 2012 Al Davis/Reggie McKenzie; Raymond Chester; Aubrey Huff/Brandon Belt/Brett Pill; Freddy Sanchez
2MAY THE RAIDERS are coming back to the community. Every day it seems I get an e-mail about players working with youngster
Apr 30, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I've explained why Michael Crabtree could be on the 49ers bench this season. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Hom
Apr 28, 2012 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Saturday).
Apr 26, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I'm writing on the 49ers first round draft pick. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Apr 25, 2012 NFL Draft; 49ers Stadium; DH in 2013; Aubrey Huff/Nate Schierholtz; Bob Myers/Joe Lacob
25APRIL THIS IS THE silly season for the NFL, with both professional media and bloggers coming out with mock drafts for the
Apr 19, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained how greed is killing the golden goose of football. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Apr 18, 2012 49ers Ticket Prices; Bill Walsh/Jerry Rice; Roger Clemens/Barry Bonds; Lew Wolff/Bud Selig
18APRIL SOME LONG-TIME 49ers fans are complaining about the prices for the best seats in the Santa Clara stadium, for whic
Apr 16, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained how contracts often determine which Giants are in the starting lineup. Access it through the link at the bottom
Apr 12, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why the Giants pitching will win the NL West. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Apr 11, 2012 Gregg Williams; Ozziie Guillen; Barry Zito; Tiger Woods/Ginni Rometty; Bobby Petrino
1lAPRIL BOUNTY HUNTER: I originally thought the story about Gregg Williams offering money to his players to injure oppon
Apr 09, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN HELD OVER
Because of space problems, my column has been held over to Wednesday. I've explained why the National League will have to aband
Apr 05, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've compared the futures of the Giants and A's. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Apr 03, 2012 Sports Prices, Hideki Matsui/Ichiro Suzuki; Don Nelson/TMC; Kentucky Champs; Matt Cain
4APRIL ABOUT TWO YEARS ago, a reader of my generation wrote me to say I should write a column about how baseball was prici
Apr 02, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on why the Giants absolutely had to sign Matt Cain. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Mar 31, 2012 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Saturday)
Mar 29, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on two changes the Giants still need to make. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Mar 28, 2012 Tim Tebow, Frank Gifford, Darren McFadden, John Elway, Roger Goodell, George Atkinson/Jack Tatum/Willie Brown; Joe Lacob/Rick Barry
28MARCH THE TALK that that the New York Jets traded for Tim Tebow because they want to use the ďWildcatĒ offense part of the
Mar 26, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I've written on the A's as a mystery team. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page. I also updated "Letters" on S
Mar 24, 2012 LETTERS
I've updated this section on Saturday.
Mar 22, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV
I've written on why I think Peyton Manning never intended to come to San Francisco. Access it through the link at the bottom of
Mar 21, 2012 Alex Smith/Peyton Manning; Jeremy Lin/Tim Tebow; Joe Lacob/Monta Ellis/Andrew Bogut; Chili Davis
21MARCH ALEX SMITH was treated shabbily by the 49ers in the last week and a half, but that was fine with many fans who still
Mar 18, 2012 MONDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written for Monday, not Tuesday, on the Peyton Manning fiasco. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home page.
Mar 15, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the big difference between the 49ers and Raiders this offseason. Access it through the link at the bottom of my
Mar 14, 2012 George Archer/Kevin Johnson; Jim Plunkett/Tom Flores; Condoleeza Rice/Gene Washington; Randy Moss; Warriors Trade; A's Sale?/ Barry Zito
14MARCH LAST NIGHTíS Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame dinner was among the best in memory, and Iíve seen every one except th
Mar 12, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why Cal and the Pac-12 got no respect from the NCAA selection committee. Access it through the link at the botto
Mar 11, 2012 LETTERS
I've updated this section with eight new posts on Sunday.
Mar 07, 2012 A's to San Jose? UCLA Problems; Joe Lacob; Roger Goodell/NFL Problems; Thursday Examiner Column
7MARCH EARLIER THIS WEEK, Bill Maddenís baseball column in New York said that baseball commissioner Bud Selig and MLB ow
Mar 05, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what Jeff Tedford had to say in a media conference call. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Pa
Mar 03, 2012 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Saturday).
Mar 01, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on ways the 49ers can improve their receivers group. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Feb 29, 2012 NBA Layup Drill; Stephen Curry; Wilt Chamberlain; Joe Kapp/Craig Morton; Manny Ramirez
29 FEBRUARY THE NBA Layup Drill, a.k.a. the All-Star game, was scheduled opposite the Oscars on Sunday, another brilliant
Feb 27, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on how MLB screwed up the Ryan Braun case, and how they could fix their approach. Access it through the link at th
Feb 23, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the real story of "Moneyball." Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Feb 22, 2012 End of Football? Jeremy Lin; Moneyball; Mike Montgomery/Johnny Dawkins; Buster Posey
22FEBRUARY EVEN AS it has become the most popular sport in the country, football is sowing the seeds for its own destructi
Feb 20, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the questions about Buster Posey and Barry Zito. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Feb 16, 2012 Friday Examiner Column, TV
I've written on the Raiders new approach. Also, I'll be on "Chronicle Live" on Comcast at 5 p.m. tonight, re-broadcast at 10 p.
Feb 15, 2012 Jerry West/Joe Lacob/Mark Jackson; Jim Harbaugh/Alex Smith; Mike Montgomery/Johnny Dawkins; A's Moves; Eddie DeBartolo/Freddie Solomon
15FEBRUARY JERRY WEST told writers last week that heíd be taking a more active role in the Warriors. My reading on that: He
Feb 13, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I've written on Freddy Solomon. Also, I updated Letters on Sunday.
Feb 12, 2012 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Sunday).
Feb 09, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why the Giants offense may be no better than it was last season. Access it through the link at the bottom of thi
Feb 08, 2012 NFC Superior; Bob Griese; High TV Ratings; Narcissistic San Franciscans; Goodbye, DH
8FEBRUARY SUPER BOWL OBSERVATIONS: --The overall conferences may be equal but the NFC is stronger at the top. I think the
Feb 06, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why the 49ers stadium in Santa Clara is a good idea.
Feb 02, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on a way the 49ers could strengthen their receivers group. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Feb 01, 2012 College Sports; Peyton Manning/Alex Smith; Al Davis/Reggie McKenzie/Dennis Allen/Greg Knapp
1FEBRUARY EVER SINCE Title IX came into existence, coaches of menís college sports have blamed it for problems with the ov
Jan 30, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written my thoughts on new Raiders coach Dennis Allen. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jan 26, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what Dennis Allen needs to do to resurrect the Raiders. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jan 25, 2012 Tim Lincecum, Reggie Jackson, Vida Blue; DeSean Jackson, Michael Crabtree; Dennis Allen, John Madden; Manny Ramirez
25JANUARY THERE WERE echoes of Charlie Finley when the Giants signed Tim Lincecum to a two-year contract for $40.5 million,
Jan 24, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the 49ers need for quality wide receivers. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jan 23, 2012 MONDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written a special column on the NFC Championship game. On Tuesday, I'm writing on the 49ers need for wide receivers.
Jan 23, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the 49ers need for quality wide receivers. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jan 23, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the 49ers need for quality wide receivers. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jan 20, 2012 EXAMINER COLUMNS, TV
I've written on Jim Harbaugh today and I'll write on the NFC Championship game for Monday's Examiner. I'll also be on Comcast's
Jan 18, 2012 49ers, fans, Alex Smith, Hue Jackson
18JANUARY THE EXCITEMENT of the thrilling 49ers win over the Saints last Saturday was diminished by the loutish behavior o
Jan 17, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why the 49ers should sign Alex Smith to a multi-year contract. Access it through the link at the bottom of this
Jan 12, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the 49ers defensive plans for the playoff game against New Orleans. Access it through the link at the bottom of
Jan 11, 2012 Reggie McKenzie/Hue Jackson/Al Davis/Mark Davis; Sean Payton/Jim Harbaugh; Coco Crisp; Drew Brees/Alex Smith
11JANUARY REGGIE McKENZIEíS first move as the new Raiders general manager was a good one: He fired Hue Jackson as coach.
Jan 09, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why the 49ers have a good chance to beat the Saints at Candlestick. Access it through the link at the bottom of
Jan 07, 2012 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Saturday).
Jan 05, 2012 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what the Raiders need to do to stop being a joke to the rest of the NFL. Access it through the link at the bott
Jan 04, 2012 David Shaw/Andrew Luck; Braylon Edwards/Jim Harbaugh/Alex Smith/Joe Montana/Coco Crisp
4JANUARY STANFORD COACH David Shaw has been heavily criticized, by media and the experts who call in to sports talk shows,
Jan 02, 2012 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, RADIO
I've compared the '81 49ers and this team. I'll also be a guest at 10 a.m. Tuesday on KQED, as part of a forum discussing Bay A
Dec 22, 2011 EXAMINER COLUMNS, TV
I've written on the 49ers for Friday's Examiner and I'm also a guest on "49ers Preview", on KPIX-TV at 7 p.m. Friday. On Tuesda
Dec 19, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I'll be writing on the 49ers-Steelers game. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Dec 15, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've taken a historical look at the Tebow phenomenon. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Dec 14, 2011 Artie Moreno/Albert Pujols; Lew Wolff/Billy Beane; Al Davis/Jon Gruden/Hue Jackson; De Sean Jackson
14December AS ARTIE MORENO opens up his pocketbook big time to sign Albert Pujols and Texasís best starter last season, C.
Dec 12, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Warriors and their strange moves. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Dec 09, 2011 LETTERS
I've updated this section after a long hiatus.
Dec 08, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why Andrew Luck will start as a rookie for the Indianapolis Colts. Access it through the link at the bottom of t
Dec 07, 2011 Hue Jackson/Al Davis; Jed York/Jim Harbaugh/49ers stadium; Billy Beane; DH
7DECEMBER IN ANSWER to many queries, yes, Hue Jackson is overmatched as Raiders coach, but it isnít all his fault. The
Dec 05, 2011 EXAMINER COLUMNS
I have an extra column today on the 49ers in the playoffs. For tomorrow, I've written on the idiot Raiders. Access them through
Dec 01, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV
I've explained why the new Warriors will look like the old Warriors. Also, I'll be on "Chronicle Live" on Comcast at 7 p.m. The
Nov 30, 2011 Jim Harbaugh/Alex Smith; Jeff Tedford/Zach Maynard; Dennis Erickson/Rick Neuheisel; David Shaw/Andrew Luck
30NOVEMBER IN THE exhibition season, the New Orleans Saints tore the 49ers apart. Do you remember what the reaction to that
Nov 28, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Carson Palmer's importance to the Raiders. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Nov 23, 2011 THURSDAY/FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMNS
I've written two columns for a special Thanksgiving Day section: One on Jim Harbaugh, the other on the Harbaugh brothers. For F
Nov 21, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on how the 49ers are meeting every challenge. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Nov 18, 2011 Big Game %V; Larry Baer; San Jose A's? No NBA; Who Cares? Bob Sarlatte/Barry Zito
18NOVEMBER THE BIG GAME will be played with a starting time of 7:30 p.m. tomorrow night at Stanford, but if youíre as upset
Nov 18, 2011
Nov 17, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written that the Raiders have to be smart if they're going to get to the playoffs. Access it through the link at the botto
Nov 14, 2011 TUESDAY COLUMN
I've written on Andrew Luck and the Big Game. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Nov 10, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the skepticism of 49ers fans. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page. If a strange page comes up
Nov 09, 2011 Penn State Scandal; Melky Cabrera Trade; Tim Tebow; 49ers Boring? Raiders Stupidity
9NOVEMBER ITíS NOT often that I can be accused of being naÔve, but my position defending college football is beginning to lo
Nov 07, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Raiders stupidity costing them a shot at the postseason...again. Access it through the link at the bottom o
Nov 03, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the differences between Jim Harbaugh's offense and Bill Walsh's. Access it through the link at the bottom of th
Nov 02, 2011 Tony La Russ/Dave Duncan/Mark McGwire/Albert Pujols; Jim Harbaugh; Hue Jackson; Tim Tebow; Cal QBs; NBA Strike;
2NOVEMBER ONE OF Tony La Russaís most admirable qualities is his loyalty, and nothing illustrates that more than his long-ti
Oct 31, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Tony La Russa is the best manager I've known, and I've written on that for Tuesday's Examiner.
Oct 27, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained Jim Harbaugh's success with the 49ers. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Oct 26, 2011 David Shaw/Jim Harbaugh/Andrew Luck/ Tony La Russ; Hue Jackson/Carson Palmer; Jahvid Best; Alex Smith
26OCTOBER MY FRIEND Guy Benjamin always says that the coaches who succeed at Stanford are the ones who understand the cultur
Oct 24, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on why the Raiders collapsed on Sunday. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Oct 20, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained the curious love affair between Oakland and the Raiders. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Pag
Oct 19, 2011 Jeff Tedford, Zach Maynard, Jim Harbaugh/Jim Schwartz/Mike Nolan; Albert Pujols; A's Park
19OCTOBER JEFF TEDFORDíS early success at Cal apparently convinced a considerable number of Cal alums that the Bears could b
Oct 17, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on why the 49ers continue to surprise us. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Oct 13, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV
I've explained why it would be good for the 49ers and Raiders to share a stadium in Santa Clara. Also, I'm a guest on "49ers Pr
Oct 12, 2011 Al Davis/Bill Walsh; Postseason baseball TV; Bad News A's, Lew Wolff/John Fisher; Cal TV
12OCTOBER In a relatively short time, two Bay Area sports legends have died, Bill Walsh in June, 2007, and Al Davis last wee
Oct 10, 2011 49ERS.COLUMN, AL DAVIS COLUMN
My Tuesday Examiner column is on the 49ers. For those looking for my Saturday column on Al Davis, use the link at the bottom of
Oct 10, 2011
Oct 08, 2011 AL DAVIS
I've written a special column on Al Davis which is on the website now. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Oct 06, 2011 FRIDAY COLUMN, E-MAIL ANSWERS
I've written on Andrew Luck as possibly the best Stanford quarterback ever. Also, if you want an answer to your e-mail, put me
Oct 05, 2011 Tom Brady/Jason Campbell/darren McFadden; Norm Van Brocklin, George Blanda, Joe Namath; Joe Montana/Alex Smith/ Jim Harbaugh
5OCTOBER IT APPEARS I was misinterpreting the tea leaves when I praised the Raiders for their win over the New York Jets. As
Oct 03, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the significance of the 49ers win over the Philadelphia Eagles. You can access it through the link at the botto
Sep 29, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMNS
Something for everybody. In a special section, I write on what the Giants should do in 2012. My regular column is on how the Ra
Sep 28, 2011 Al Davis/Hue Jackson; Cal Defense; Bad/Good Brian Sabean; Moneyball/Bill James/Billy Beane; Delusional Lew Wolff
28SEPTEMBER A FUNNY THING happened in the Raiders-Jets game on Sunday: Because numerous injuries in the secondary forced ďwh
Sep 26, 2011 EXAMINER COLUMNS
I wrote a column on why the Giants failed this year for the Monday Examiner and have written a column on Duh Raiders for Tuesda
Sep 22, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the myth of "Moneyball" and the real reasons the A's have failed lately. Access it through the link at the bott
Sep 21, 2011 Brian Sabean, Barry Zito, Aaron Rowand, Aubrey Huff; Larry Baer; Rick Neuheisel/Andrew Luck/ College Football Downfall
21SEPT BRIAN SABEAN was justifiably praised for his work in putting together the Giants team that won the first World Champi
Sep 19, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why the 49ers lost on Sunday. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Sep 19, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why the 49ers lost Sunday. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Sep 19, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
i'VE EXPLAINED WHY THE 49ERS LOST sUNDAY. aCCESS IT THROUGH THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.
Sep 18, 2011 NOTE TO READERS
If you've e-mailed me with a problem and haven't gotten an answer, it's because your inbox is full. Please clean it out!
Sep 15, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on why Larry Baer is a good choice to replace Bill Neukom. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Pag
Sep 14, 2011 Al Davis, Jim Harbaugh, Bud Selig, Bjorn Borg-John McEnroe, Tiger Woods, Cal Football
14SEPTEMBER ONE THING I have to give Al Davis: He knows his kickers. Sebastian Janikowski, a first-round pick, and Shane Lec
Sep 12, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on changes the Giants have to make for next season. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Sep 08, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV
I've described how the 49ers will be much different Sunday than they've been in the glorified scrimmages. Also, I'll be on "49e
Sep 07, 2011 Andrew Luck, Zach Maynard, Jeff Tedford, Willie Mays, Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Allen/Brandon Belt/ Pac-16?
7SEPTEMBER I AM NOW writing a multi-topic website column of 2000-2600 words each Wednesday. Iím charging $12 a year, $1 a mo
Sep 05, 2011 TUESDAY, THURSDAY EXAMINER COLUMNS
I've written on why the Giants should go young for Tuesday's Examiner. Also, I've written on Duh Raiders for a special pro foot
Sep 02, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Giants jettisoning of deadwood. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Aug 31, 2011 Harbaugh vs. media; TV Blackout; Roger Maris/Babe Ruth/Barry Bonds; Cal Football
31AUGUST IT SEEMS 49er fans and media are in full-blown panic over the teamís showing in the practice games. For those of us
Aug 29, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written about the ridiculous report that Billy Beane will leave the A's because he thinks they can't win in the Coliseum.
Aug 25, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what to expect in the 49ers' next practice game. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Aug 24, 2011 Fan Viollence, Jim Harbaugh, Colin Kaepernick, Alex Smith, Brandon Allen, LeBron James
24AUGUST THE FAN violence at the 49ers-Raiders exhibition game last Saturday is more than just an isolated sports incident.
Aug 22, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I've written on why the Giants should play Brandon Belt every day. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page. Also,
Aug 20, 2011 UPDATED LETTERS
I've finally updated Letters.
Aug 18, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've analyzed the Giants chances for the rest of the season. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Aug 17, 2011 Jim Harbaugh, Alex Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Chris Mullin, Brandon Belt, Brandon Allen, Pablo Sandoval, Barry Zito
17AUGUST THE PANIC by 49er fans has been almost palpable after the disastrous first exhibition game against the New Orlean
Aug 15, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why 49ers fans love Colin Kaepernick - and why he won't start. Access it through the link at the bottom of this
Aug 11, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Chris Mullin's induction into the Hall of Fame. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Aug 10, 2011 Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Aubrey Huff, Brandon Belt, Deion Sanders, Josh Willingham, Hideki Matsui
10AUGUST I AM WRITING a multi-topic column of 2000 to 2600 words each Wednesday. Columns are available on-line or through e-
Aug 08, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've evaluated the Giants chances for the rest of the season. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Aug 04, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
The spotlight will be on new Cal QB Zach Maynard this fall. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Aug 03, 2011 Carlos Beltran, Orlando Cabrera, Freddy Sanchez, Barry Zito, Zach Miller, Carlos Rogers
3AUGUST GIANTS MOVES: When the Giants traded for Freddy Sanchez in 2009, I had two concerns: 1) They were giving up th
Aug 01, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've advised the Giants what to do with their Barry Zito problem. Use the link at the bottom of this page to access it.
Jul 27, 2011 Bill Walsh/Jim Harbaugh; A's Hitting; Tim Lincecum/Barry Zito; Skip Thomas/Charles Philyaw
27JULY BILL ROMANOWSKI was on a national sports show this week and was asked how players would be affected by the no-pads ru
Jul 25, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the positives and negatives of the new NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement. Access it through the link at the b
Jul 22, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've writen on what the Giants need to do to get back to the World Series. Access it through the link at the bottom of this pag
Jul 19, 2011 Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Albert Pujols, Jose Bautista, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Barry Zito, Hideki Matsui
20JULY NOTE: Iím sending this out early because I want to go to the Giants game tomorrow. Iíll be back on the Wednesday sche
Jul 18, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on life for the Raiders and 49rs after the lockout ends. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jul 14, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN; TV
I've written on the possibility of a lost NBA season. Also, I'll be a guest on Comcast's "Chronicle Live" at 5 pm. Friday
Jul 13, 2011 A's Problems, Dick Williams, Barry Zito, Yogi Berra
13JULY ITíS HARD to remember that just five years ago, the Oakland Aís were a force to be reckoned with in major league ba
Jul 11, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on why the Giants should trade Barry Zito now. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Jul 07, 2011 IMPORTANT MESSAGE @2
I stil haven't been able to get all my information transferred from my hacked e-mail to my new one so there will be no website
Jul 07, 2011 IMPORTANT MESSAGE#2
I stil haven't been able to get all my information transferred from my hacked e-mail to my new one so there will be no website
Jul 07, 2011 IMPORTANT MESSAGE#2
I stil haven't been able to get all my information transferred from my hacked e-mail to my new one so there will be no website
Jul 07, 2011 IMPORTANT MESSAGE#2
I stil haven't been able to get all my information transferred from my hacked e-mail to my new one so there will be no website
Jul 07, 2011 IMPORTANT MESSAGE#2
I stil haven't been able to get all my information transferred from my hacked e-mail to my new one so there will be no website
Jul 07, 2011 IMPORTANT MESSAGE#2
I stil haven't been able to get all my information transferred from my hacked e-mail to my new one so there will be no website
Jul 05, 2011 IMPORTANT MESSAGE
My e-mail has been hacked. I am setting up a new e-mail and working to get everything transferred, which will take 2-3 days. Un
Jun 29, 2011 Bob Geren, Robert Rowell, Klay Thompson, Barry Zito, Brandon Crawford, NFL Blackouts
29JUNE BECAUSE I donít follow sports news on vacation, I returned from a trip to Europe to learn that Bob Geren had been f
Jun 06, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on why Buster Poseyis an adult and Brian Sabean is not. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Jun 02, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the fans' support of players in the NFL labor negotiations. Access it through the link at the bottom of this pa
Jun 01, 2011 Giants/A's History; Crawford/Belt Trade? Huff Hitting Problems; Jim Tressel
1JUNE THIS IS the tale of two franchises. In the Ď80s, the Oakland Aís definitely had the upper hand with the San Francis
May 30, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on two ways the A's could improve their hitting. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
May 26, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Buster Posey. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
May 25, 2011 Jerry West; Wilt Chamberlain; Brian Fuentes/Bob Geren/Billy Beane; Sharks; Barry Zito
25MAY DO YOU THINK the Warriors would like to turn the clock back 10 years? At that time, there was considerable specul
May 23, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Bruce Bochy pushing all the right buttons. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
May 19, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on how the NFL lockout affects so many people adversely. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Homee Page
May 18, 2011 Tedford QBs; Patrick Ewing/Chris Mullin; Miguel Tejada/Hideki Matsui; Buster Posey; Tim Lincecum/Brett Anderson
18MAY CAL FOOTBALL: Jeff Tedford almost jumped out of his skin when a writer asked him at Mondayís news conference if he
May 16, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Sept. 3 opener at Candlestick between Cal and Fresno State. Access it through the link at the bottom of thi
May 12, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on fans' advice for their favorite teams. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
May 11, 2011 Pac-12 TV; NFL Problems; A's/Milton Bradley; Warriors/Rick Barry; Willie Mays
11MAY PAC-12 CONTRACT:I was wrong to assume that new conference commissioner Larry Scott would not be able to deliver the
May 11, 2011 Pac-12 TV; NFL Labor Dispute; A's/Milton Bradley;
11MAY PAC-12 CONTRACT:I was wrong to assume that new conference commissioner Larry Scott would not be able to deliver th
May 11, 2011
May 11, 2011 Pac-12 TV: NFL Problems; A's/Milton Bradley; Warriors/Rick Barry; Willie Mays
11MAY PAC-12 CONTRACT:I was wrong to assume that new conference commissioner Larry Scott would not be able to deliver the
May 09, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what Ryan Vogelsong means to the Giants chances this year. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home
May 05, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written about the birthday boy, Willie Mays! Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
May 04, 2011 Pablo Sandoval/Miguel Tejada; Bob Geren; Aldon Smith/Patrick Peterson/Nick Farley; Willie Mays
4MAY THE GIANTS are running into baseball karma. Last year, everything went right the last six weeks of the season and
May 02, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I've written on the NFL's legal battle over a lockout. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page. I updated "Let
May 01, 2011 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Sunday).
Apr 28, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I'll be writing on the 49ers first round pick. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Apr 27, 2011 49ers Draft; NFL Lockout; Mickey Mentle/Chipper Jones; Joe Perry; Brian Wilson
27APRIL NFL DRAFT: No matter how much is written about the 49ers need for a quarterback, I would be shocked if the 49ers u
Apr 25, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the problems with the Giants pitching. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Apr 24, 2011 LETTERS
I've updated this section.
Apr 21, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV
Will the 49ers take a quarterback with their first pick? I'm writing on that in my Examiner column. Also, I'll be on "Chronicle
Apr 19, 2011 Warriors Future, Barry Zito, Barry Bonds,Billy Martin, George Foster/Gary Matthews/Garry Maddox; A's Radio
20APRIL WARRIORS: The backcourt of Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry will remain intact, at least for a year, but coach Keith Sm
Apr 18, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, WEBSITE COLUMN
I've written on college football killing the golden goose by pursuing TV coverage. Also, I'll be filing my website column tomor
Apr 16, 2011 LETTERS
I've updated this section with nine new posts.
Apr 14, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written my opinions on the Barry Bonds trial. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Apr 13, 2011 Gary Plummer/Eric Davis; Opening Day; Brandon Belt; Raiders Influence; Warriors Changes
13APRIL 49ERS RADIO: The Chronicle had a story this morning suggesting that Gary Plummer was replaced as the color man f
Apr 09, 2011 EXAMINER COLUMN
I've been asked to cover the final game of the Giants weekend series so my column on the game will appear in Monday's Examiner.
Apr 07, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, RADIO
I've written on the Giants chances on Opening Day. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page. I'll be on with Ke
Apr 06, 2011 NCAA Woes; Chris Mullin; A's Radio; Bruce Bochy/Ted Williams/Brandon Belt; Fred Sanchez, Barry Zito
6APRIL WHAT HAD been a very exciting NCAA tournament turned ugly in the final game with the clank-clank-clank of missed sh
Apr 04, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained how professional sports can be fixed. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Apr 02, 2011 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Saturday)
Mar 31, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV
I'll be covering the Giants opener via TV as my column. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page. I'll also be on
Mar 29, 2011 March Madness, Barry Bonds, Brandon Belt/Aubrey Huff/Pat Burrell; A's Radio; Richard Winnie
30MARCH MARCH MADNESS; In last weekís issue of Sports Illustrated, the story on the NCAA tournament said, ďOhio State an
Mar 28, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on how the NFL labor strife is different from the usual labor negotiations. Access it through the link at the bott
Mar 26, 2011 LETTERS
I've added nine new posts today (Saturday).
Mar 24, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the culpability of the sports media in making a story of steroids in baseball while ignoring a more serious one
Mar 23, 2011 March Madness, NFL Labor Strife, Eddie DeBartolo, Brian Sabean/Joe Thomas, Warriors Future
23MARCH MARCH MADNESS: While others in the media pant about the excitement of the NCAA tournament, I am disenchanted for t
Mar 21, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written how coaches like Jim Tressel and Bruce Pearl are out of control. Access it through the link at the bottom of this
Mar 17, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why Brandon Belt should start the season with the Giants. Access it through the link at the botom of this page.
Mar 16, 2011
16MARCH NFL LOCKOUT: Some people think that a lockout will benefit college football but I donít believe for a minute that
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 16, 2011 NFL Lockout, Fantasy Football, Cal/St. Mary's Hoops; Baseball Prospectus; Warriors; A's
16MARCH NFL LOCKOUT: Some people think that a lockout will benefit college football but I donít believe for a minute that
Mar 16, 2011 NFL Lockout, fantasy football, Cal, St. Mary's Hoops,Warriors, A's
Mar 14, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on why NFL owners aren't worried about the effect of a lockout. Access it through the link at the bottom of this p
Mar 10, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV
I've written on an interview with Baseball Prospectus editor Steven Goldman about the Giants. I'll be a guest on "Chronicle Liv
Mar 09, 2011 BASHOF Dinner, Eddie De Bartolo, Dwight Clark, Juli Inkster, George Seifert, Cal Baseball, Stanford Basketball
9MARCH IíVE LONG been a supporter of the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame for its work in providing money for youth sports pro
Mar 03, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've taken a look back at the 49ers during the 1987 NFL strike and drawn some comparisons with this year. Access it through the
Mar 02, 2011 NFL Lockout; Jeff Tedford; Barry Zito; Brian Wilson; Brandon Belt/Buster Posey; Larry Baer; Edgar Renteria
2MARCH THE NFL LOCKOUT, still almost certain to happen when the current contract expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, ma
Feb 28, 2011 TUESDAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I've explained how the networks are bankrolling the owners in the negotiations for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. I upd
Feb 26, 2011 LETTERS
I've updated this section. In editing previous letters, I screwed it up so the first two lettes are from last week.
Feb 24, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Giants bucking the trend of individualism in sports. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Feb 23, 2011 High Salaries: Why? Albert Pujols; Bob Albo; Daric Barton; Mark De La Rosa; Barry Bonds
23FEBRUARY PROBABLY NOTHING upsets older fans more than the incredible salaries players get today, because they can see ho
Feb 21, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I've written on what the 49ers are doing to prepare - if there is a 2011 NFL season. I updated "Letters" on Sunday.
Feb 20, 2011 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Sunday). Also, if you ever have trouble accessing my Examiner column, go to "News" and scroll
Feb 19, 2011 EXAMINER COLUMNS
If you have problems finding my column on the days it's published, Tuesday and Friday, go to "News" and scroll down to the bott
Feb 17, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the effect a lockout will have on NFL popularity. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Feb 16, 2011 NFL Dispute; Aaron Rodgers; Jeff Kent; Barry Zito; A's Chances; Cal Scheduling
16FEBRUARY NFL MANUEVERING: The NFL owners made an interesting move this week, filing a complaint with the National Labor
Feb 14, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I've written on Title IX and Cal sports. Also, I updated "Letters" on Sunday.
Feb 13, 2011 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Sunday)
Feb 10, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on why Cal has to cut sports. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Feb 09, 2011 Aaron Rodgers, Les Richter, Deion Sanders, Mike Montgomery, Al Davis, John Fisher
9FEBRUARY AARON RODGERS: Like other Cal alums, I was very happy to see Aaron Rodgers have a great game as the Green Bay Pack
Feb 07, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Next year's NFL will be a battle for survival if the schedule goes to 18 games. I've written on that. Access it through the lin
Feb 03, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what Jeff Tedford's house cleaning means. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page.
Feb 02, 2011 NFL Lockout, L.A. Stadium, Cal/Stanford Recruits, Super Bowl coverage
2FEBRUARY NFL LOCKOUT: It takes no special knowledge to predict a lockout by NFL owners when the March 4 deadline for agre
Jan 31, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I've written on how the 49ers can learn from the Packers and Steelers. I updated "Letters" on Sunday.
Jan 30, 2011 LETTERS
I've updated this today (Sunday).
Jan 27, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Will the A's be contendes this year? They think so. I've written on that. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home P
Jan 26, 2011 Ben Rothlisberger/Aaron Rodgers; Arnold Palmer, Joe Namath, Ken Stabler; Jim Harbaugh/Alex Smith
26JANUARY THIS YEARíS Super Bowl is shaping up as an excellent game, which has not always been the case for this game. Ea
Jan 24, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV APPEARANCE
I've written on the Steelers shutting up Rex Ryan. Also, I'll be on "Chronicle Live" on Comcast at 5 p.m.
Jan 22, 2011 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Saturday).
Jan 20, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Is Aaron Rodgers now the top quarterback in the NFL? I've written on that. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home
Jan 19, 2011 Al Davis/Tom Cable/JaMarcus Russell/ NFL Strike? Blake Griffin, Pablo Sandoval
19JANUARY Whatever happened to the outlaw Raiders? I remember when Al Davis wanted to play a rapist, Warren Wells, and was e
Jan 17, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Howard Hughes, er, Al Davis. I also updated "Letters" on Saturday.
Jan 15, 2011 LETTERS
i've update this section today (Saturday) with 13 new posts.
Jan 13, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the parallels between Jim Harbaugh and Bill Walsh.
Jan 11, 2011 Andrew Luck, Jim Harbaugh, Jon Gruden, Colin Kaepernick
12JANUARY ANDREW LUCK: After Luck decided to stay at Stanford, his father, Oliver Luck, said his decision would be a Rorsh
Jan 10, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Jim Harbaugh and Alex Smith. I'll be posting/mailing my website column tomorrow afternoon because I've got a sp
Jan 09, 2011 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Sunday.)
Jan 06, 2011 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Andrew Luck and Jim Harbaugh. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page or through "Featured Writer
Jan 05, 2011 Baalke Hire, Cable Firing, Singletary's Legacy, Pistol Offense/Single Wing; Bowl Games
5JANUARY STEVE YOUNG had a great interview with Ted Robinson, sitting in for Ralph Barbieri and Tom Tolbert, on KNBR last
Jan 03, 2011 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on whether Tom Cable should stay as Raiders coach. Access it through the link at the bottom of this page or throug
Dec 30, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the stupidity of Jed York and the wretched 49ers organization. If you can't find it when you get to the Examine
Dec 29, 2010
29DECEMBER 49ER FANS are torn this week, approaching the season finale against the Arizona Cardinals, because a win means no
Dec 29, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
Dec 29, 2010 49ers QBs; Gruden/Madden; Walsh/DeBartolo; Warriors Owners
29DECEMBER 49ER FANS are torn this week, approaching the season finale against the Arizona Cardinals, because a win means no
Dec 27, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what the 49ers need to do. If you can't access it normally, go to the Examiner Home Page and scroll down to Fea
Dec 13, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Alex Smith and the 49ers. If you can't access it in the usual way, go to the Home Page and scroll down to my ic
Dec 09, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the schizophrenic Raiders. If you can't find it, go to the News page and scoll down to "Featured Writers" and c
Dec 08, 2010 Alex vs. Troy Smith; Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers; Jenn Sterger vs. Brett Favre; A's After Guerrero?
Alex Smith will return as the starting quarterback as the 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. I thought Mike Singlet
Dec 06, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what might have been for the 49ers. If you can't access it through the link on this site, go to the Examiner's
Dec 04, 2010 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Saturday)
Dec 02, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I''ve written on the plan for an A's park in Oakland. Access it through the link on my Home page. If it's not there, click on "
Dec 01, 2010 No Gore, No Hope; Tejada Not the Answer for Giants; Tedford and his QBs
THE BELIEF before the season was that the 49ers could make the playoffs this season because theyíre playing in the worst divisi
Nov 29, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Raiders. If you can't find it, go to the Examiner Home Page, scroll all the way down and click on my icon.
Nov 28, 2010 E-MAIL NOW OK
My son has fixed it, but my inbox was overflowing so I'm just canceling e-mails and answering only those that arrive starting M
Nov 28, 2010 E-MAIL NOW FIXED
But my inbox was overflowing so I'm only answering e-mails after Monday morning.
Nov 27, 2010 MESSAGE TO READERS
My e-mail system has been out since Wednesday. If you've sent any e-mails, I can't answer them because I can't read them. I'll
Nov 23, 2010 Big Game, Jeff Tedford, Baseball Awards. A's Moves, Cal Faking? A's Managers
BIG GAME HANGOVER: Yes, it was ugly though not unexpected. This is the weakest of the Jeff Tedford teams at Cal and it wa
Nov 22, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Because the Examiner is re-doing its website, my column on the 49ers wasn't posted early but it's up now.
Nov 18, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I'm actually agreeing with Al Davis. Heaven help me! Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Nov 16, 2010 Big Game, 49ers Future, NFL Violence, JaMarcus Russell, BCS Lawsuit
THIS IS THE most unusual week of the football season, the week of the Big Game, which not only divides fans in the Bay Area
Nov 15, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Big Game. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page. I've also updated Letters.
Nov 13, 2010 LETTERS
I've updated this section.
Nov 11, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I'm writing on the Great 49ers Quarterback Shuffle. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Nov 10, 2010 Giants/Tampa Bay; A's Mystery Move; Raiders Chances; Football Terminology, Officiating; Warriors Future
THE ECONOMIC problems of the Tampa Bay Rays, coupled with the first World Series championship for the Giants in San Francisco,
Nov 08, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on how the Raiders have built through the draft - but no thanks to Al Davis. Access it through the link at the bot
Nov 06, 2010 LETTERS
I've updated this section with nine new posts.
Nov 04, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've compared this Giants team to the great ones in the past. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Nov 03, 2010 Great Years for Sabean, Bochy; Ron Washington/Bob Geren; Cal Tree-sitters
1 THIS HAS been Brian Sabeanís year. After a long slump, he came out of it with some great moves. The only one that didnít
Nov 01, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the resurgence of the Raiders. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Oct 30, 2010 LETTERS
I've updated this section with 11 new posts.
Oct 28, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, RADIO, TV
I've written on th 49ers. I'll be on with Ken Dito, Action Sports 860 a.m. at 9:45 a.m. Friday and on "49ers Report" on KPIX, 5
Oct 27, 2010 49ers; Rainy Series?; Tom Landry/Bill Walsh; Jeff Tedford/Pappy Waldorf; A's Future; Warriors
THIS JUST IN: The Brits have told the NFL theyíd like to substitute a second division soccer match for the 49ers-Broncos game
Oct 25, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the up and down Cal football program. Access it through the link at the botom of my Home Page.
Oct 23, 2010 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Saturday).
Oct 21, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Giants loss to the Phillies. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Oct 20, 2010 Giants Chances, Cal's Problems,Cheap 49ers, A's Future, Barry Bonds
IN OCTOBER, 1954, I first learned how different postseason baseball can be from the regular season when I watched the then
Oct 18, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what the 49ers-Raiders game means to the two teams. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Homee Page.
Oct 16, 2010 LETTERS
I've updated this section with 13 new posts.
Oct 15, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the dysfunctional 49ers organization. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Oct 13, 2010 Mike Singletary/Alex Smith; Giants-Phillies; Cal Offensive problems; DHB; Brett Favre
A READER made a suggestion this week that I think has merit: that 49ers coach Mike Singletary has his team so much on edge
Oct 11, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I'll be writing on game 4 of the Giants-Braves playoff series. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Oct 08, 2010 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Friday).
Oct 07, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Alex Smith and the 49ers. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Oct 06, 2010 Buster Posey/Willie Mays/Willie McCovey; Giants Chances; A's Future; Duh Raiders
IF BUSTER POSEY wins the NL Rookie of the Year award, as he should, heíll be the third Giant to win the award though playing
Oct 04, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained how the Giants saved Bruce Bochy from a winter of second guessing. Access it through the link at the bottom of m
Oct 02, 2010 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Saturday) with nine new posts.
Sep 30, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on replacements for Mike Singletary. I'll be a guest on Ken Dito's "Press Box" show at 9 a.m. on KTRB, 860 aM.
Sep 29, 2010 Don Nelson/Keith Smart; George Blanda; Cal Athletics; Jeff Tedford/Kevin Riley; Raiders QBs
THE INEVITABLE has finally been announced: Keith Smart is taking over for Don Nelson as Warriors coach. At the Warriors Me
Sep 27, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written that Jimmy Raye's firing shouldn't save Mike Singletary's job. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home
Sep 23, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
The 49ers and Raiders think the game is fought in the media, not on the field. They're wrong. Access my column through the link
Sep 22, 2010 Cal Defense, A's Rebuilding, Duh Raiders, Barry Zito
Sept. 22 column WITH CALíS resounding defeat in Reno Saturday night, we learned once again that any football system is onl
Sep 20, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I'm writing live on the 49ers-Saints. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Sep 16, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
How much longer will Tom Cable last? Access my column through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Sep 15, 2010 Cal Defense, Colin Kaepernick/Kevin Riley; Jim Harbaugh; Andres Torres
15SEPTEMBER CAL DEFENSE:The story of the Cal season so far has been the defense. Youíd never know it by just looking at th
Sep 13, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've writen on how the 49ers can fix their problems. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Sep 09, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on how the 49ers and Raiders can work together to build a new stadium. Access it through the link below.
Sep 09, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on how the 49ers and Raiders can combine to build a new stadium Access it through the link below.
Sep 08, 2010 NFL Excess, Keenan Allen, Jeff Tedford, Raiders Drafts, Giants Hopes
NFL EXCESS: Reportedlly, as many as 11 NFL openers will not be sellouts. Why? The economy is one reason, of course, but t
Sep 06, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Andrew Luck and Kevin Riley. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Sep 02, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the reason behind the Vernon Davis-Michael Crabtree squabble. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Ho
Sep 01, 2010 NFL Strike? Baseball Notes; Bill King; Bill Walsh; Roy Eisenhardt
THE NFL season starts in another 11 days with owners and the Players Association operating without a contract. Iíd be very surp
Aug 30, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the disparity between Raider slogans and performance. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Aug 28, 2010 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Saturday).
Aug 26, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINE COLUMN
Giants hitting yes. Giants pitching no. I've written on that and you can access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Pa
Aug 25, 2010 Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez, Pete Rose; Lew Wolff/Brian Sabean; Alex Smith
CHARACTER ISSUE: Iíve criticized Bruce Jenkins but I have to say his Saturday column in The Chronicle made a lot of sense
Aug 21, 2010 LETTERS
I updated this section with 11 posts today (Saturday).
Aug 19, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the opposition of UCLA chancellor emeritus Chuck Young to the Pac-10 expansion. Access it through the link at t
Aug 18, 2010 Kevin Slowey, Jim Plunkett/John Elway, Kevin Riley, Bobby Thomson/Russ Hodges/Gordon McLendon
PITCH COUNTS: I was in the press box at AT&T on Sunday when another writer told everyone around him that the Twinsí Kevin S
Aug 16, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I've written on Tim Lincecum's travails. Also, I updated Letters on Friday
Aug 14, 2010 LETTERS
I updated this section on Friday.
Aug 12, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Pablo Sandoval's future. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Aug 10, 2010 Stan Musial, Chris Carter, Andrew Luck, Jerry Rice, Jonathan Sanchez
THEREíS AN excellent article on Stan Musial in last weekís Sports Illustrated that will remind many of you, as it did me, of
Aug 09, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN; COMCAST TV
I've written on Jerry Rice and Michael Crabtree. I'll be a guest on Comcast's "Chronicle Live" at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Jul 27, 2010 GIANTS HISTORY, JACK TATUM, MARTY LURIE, T.O.
I HAVE a long personal history with the Giants because I was a senior at Cal when they arrived in San Francisco. I didnít see
Jul 26, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, RADIO,
I've written on the AL West getting interesting. I'll be on with Ken Dito on KTRB, 860 a.m., at 9:30 am. Wednesday.
Jul 24, 2010 LETTERS
I've updated this with seven new posts.
Jul 22, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why Larry Ellison should buy the A's from Lew Wolff and John Fisher. Access it through the link at the bottom of
Jul 21, 2010 Mike Garrett; Jeff Tedford; Baseball Instant Replay; Jon Miller/Ken Korach
THE FIRING of USC athletic director Mike Garrett is both an indication of how college football has changed and how it hasní
Jul 19, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
Why wasn't Buster Posey promoted earlier? I've written on that. Also, "Letters" was updated Saturday.
Jul 17, 2010 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Saturday).
Jul 15, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written why Al Davis and Charlie Finley were better than George Steinbrenner. Access is through the linke at the bottom of
Jul 14, 2010 GIANTS, A'S EVALUATIONS; A'S TO SAN JOSE? LEBRON JAMES; SPORTS TALK SHOW
MIDSEASON EVALUATIONS: At just past the halfway mark in the long season, thereís some reason for optimism for both the Giants a
Jul 12, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Will Monta Ellis be the next ex-Warrior? Access my thoughts through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Jul 10, 2010 LETTERS. RADIO
I've updated this section today (Saturday). I'll be on XM Radio, 860 AM, at 9:30 a.m. Monday, discussing JaMarcus Russell.
Jul 08, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained how to improve the All-Star game. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Jul 07, 2010 Giants Trade? JaMarcus Russell, God Bless America, Alvin Dark/Charlie Fox
THE GIANTS are in Milwaukee which is significant for two reasons: They are talking about a deal with the Brewers and they
Jul 06, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUM, LETTERS
I've written on Monte Irvin and baseball history. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page. I've updated Letter
Jul 03, 2010 LETTERS
I updated this section on Saturday.
Jul 01, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Bengie Molina trade. I'll probably update "Letters" on Saturday. Have a happy Fourth of July!
Jun 30, 2010 No Giants In Playoffs? Juan Marichal/Gaylord Perry;World Cup; 49er Quarterbacks
GIANTS WOES: The Chronicleís able beat writer Henry Schulman noted in Mondayís paper that the Giants have lost their last five
Jun 28, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I wrote on the extreme reactions to the World Cup. "Letters" has been updated.
Jun 26, 2010 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Saturday).
Jun 24, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, COMCAST TV, LETTERS
Ive' written on the Giants playing their best players. I'll be on "Chronicle Live" on Comcast at 5 p.m. Friday. I'll update Le
Jun 24, 2010
Jun 23, 2010 Pac-12; USC Arrogance, Warriors Moves, Billy Beane/Bob Geren; Barry Bonds
THE FALLOUT continues from the Pac-10ís addition of Utah and Colorado for the 2012 football season. Nothing has been con
Jun 21, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Larry Riley talks about past and present Warriors drafts. Also, I've updated Letters.
Jun 19, 2010 LETTERS
I've updated this with 14 new posts today (Saturday). It was a lively week.
Jun 17, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why I'm optimistic about the 49ers. I'm also planning a Letters update for Saturday.
Jun 16, 2010 PAC-11; USC PROBATON; WORST TRADE; 49ER STADIUM; RAIDERS WOES
16JUNE OOPS! Just as we were getting accustomed to the idea of a Pac-16, Texas put a pin in the balloon by announcing it w
Jun 15, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLLUMN
I've written on the future of the Designated Hitter. Access it though the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Jun 10, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I''ve explained how USC's probation will affect Pac-10 expansion and Cal and Stanford. Access it through the link at the botto
Jun 09, 2010 49ER STADIUM, JOHN WOODEN, DUSTY BAKER, PAC-10 EXPANSION, MLB INSTANT REPLAY
THE 49ERS have surmounted their first challenge in building a new stadium with a 61 per cent approval by Santa Clara voters y
Jun 07, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Who is more likely to make the postseason, the Giants or the A's. Access my evaluation through the link at the bottom of my Hom
Jun 03, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the "perfect game." I'll also be on Comcast's "Chronicle Live" at the special time of 8 p.m. Friday night.
Jun 02, 2010 Linececum;Sandoval; Anderson/Braden; Don Nelson; JaMarcus Russell; Bud Selig
ITíS BEEN A long dry spell for Bay Area baseball teams. The Aís havenít been in the playoffs since they lost to the Detroit Tig
May 31, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why Buster Posey is a threat to Bengie Molina. Access it through the link at the botom of my Home Page.
May 27, 2010 49ERS IN FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why the 49ers are optimistic aout their stadium plans. Access it through the link at he bottom of my Home Page.
May 26, 2010 Eric Chavez, Coco Crisp, Buster Posey, Joe Borchard, Edgar Renteria
ERIC CHAVEZ still thinks he can contribute to the Aís but the reality is that his career is basically over. When the Aís
May 24, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written why Pablo Sandoval is killing the Giants. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
May 20, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the reasons for optimism for the 49ers. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
May 19, 2010 All-Star Game, Alex Smith, Terrell Owens, JackCust/Eric Chavez, NBA Playoffs
BASEBALL COMMISSIONER Bud Selig has made some good changes to the All-Star game but he still obviously regards it as a
May 17, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMIINER COLUMN
I've wwritten on the obstacles for the Giants in reaching the playoffs. Access it through the link at the bottomof my Home Page
May 12, 2010 Dallas Braden/Ben Roethisberger; Jack Cust/Eric Chavez; Cal in 2011
DALLAS BRADEN is a welcome antidote to the run of bad news about athletes. Call him the anti-Ben. Roethlisberger, that is
May 10, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why it's a bad idea for Cal to play at AT&T Park in 2011. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Pa
May 06, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've explained why Jim Harbaugh is still at Stanford. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
May 05, 2010 Giants, 49ers Best; Cal Home for 2011; Ron Fimrite, Barry Zito
LETíS GET this out of the way first: The San Jose Sharks are by far the best run major league franchise in the Bay Area.
May 03, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Why did Taylor Mays fall so far? I've written on Mays and other 49er draft picks. Access it through the link at the bottom of m
Apr 29, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Jeff Tedford's search for a vocal leader for his team. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page
Apr 28, 2010 Jeff Tedford, Al Davis, Franklin Mieuli, Taylor Mays, Giants Chances
CAL FOOTBALL: Jeff Tedford and I had what he called our annual lunch Ė sandwiches in his office Ė and discussed Cal football ye
Apr 26, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the real significance of the 49ers draft. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Apr 22, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the 49ers and Raiders picks. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Apr 21, 2010 JACKIE ROBINSON, JASON HEYWARD, WILLIE MAYS, BABE RUTH, JIM BROWN
JACKIE ROBINSON: As it does every year, the anniversary of Robinsonís 1947 breaking of the color line in baseball has engende
Apr 20, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what the 49ers should do in the draft. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Apr 15, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on what the Warriors need. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Apr 14, 2010 Baseball Defense, Cal Sports, Raiders Draft, Barry Zito, Jack Cust
THERE HAS been an increased emphasis on defense in baseball, with power numbers being down. Reader John Waterbury sent me a
Apr 13, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Cal Bears coaching changes. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Apr 08, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Will the Giants make the playoffs? I've written on that for Friday. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Apr 07, 2010 Tiger, A's Future, Will Clark/Jose Canseco, Joe Montana
FRANK DEFORD reminisced last week about his remarkable career in Sports Illustrated, which interested me because Deford and I
Apr 06, 2010 EXAMINER COLUMN
In a one-time only Wednesday column, I've written on the A's change of style. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Ho
Apr 01, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Don Nelson's sad odyssey. Access it through the link at the bottom of my home Page. Next week onlly, I'll be writig
Mar 31, 2010 Sandy Alderston/Brian Sabean/Billy Beane; Donovan McNabb; Warriors Arena
A CONVERSATION I had with Sandy Alderson in the mid-80s, when he was general manager of the Oakland Athletics, changed the way
Mar 30, 2010 Tuesday Examiner column
I wrote about the Giants signing Matt Cain and others. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Mar 26, 2010 Friday Examiner column
I rated Raiders quarterbacks, past and present, for my Friday Examiner column. Access it tharough the link at the bottom of my
Mar 23, 2010 Al Davis, Scot McCloughan, Warriors Sale, World Cup, Shaun Hill
IT WAS illuminating but sad to see the video of Al Davis in his early career with the Raiders, as he was inducted into the Bay
Mar 19, 2010 49er QBs, JaMarcus Russell, Cal Hoops, March Madness, Tiger Woods, South America
DAVID CARR announced when he signed with the 49ers that he was going to compete for the starting quarterback role. In fact, tho
Feb 20, 2010 Willie Mays, 1971
Readers who have not read the 1971 column on Willie Mays to which I alluded in this weekís website column have asked where they
Feb 18, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Tiger Woods for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Feb 17, 2010 San Jose A's? Jerry Rice, Cal Bears, Willie Mays
NEW STADIUMS: The Aís are still trying to get to San Jose, the latest example being their statements in the last week about S
Feb 16, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Willie Mays book for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Feb 13, 2010 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Saturday) with nine new posts.
Feb 11, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on Tim Lincecum for Friday's Examiner. Willie Mays book review next Tuesday.
Feb 10, 2010 Jerry Rice, Willie Mays, Super Bowl, Tim Lincecum
JERRY RICE was dedicated to his craft and thatís the reason he became the best wide receiver of his time. Note that I sa
Feb 08, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on why Jerry Rice is a Hall of Famer for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link at the bottom of m
Feb 06, 2010 LETTERS
I've updated this section eight eight new posts today (Saturday). The section can be accesed by anybody who comes to the site.
Feb 04, 2010 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written how the Cal and Stanford recruiting classes have boosted Bay Area football for my Friday Examiner column. Access i
Feb 03, 2010 Jon Miller/Bill King; Johnnny Unitas; Elgin Baylor; Buster Posey;; Super Bowl Memories
JON MILLER: Iím not enthralled by Millerís broadcasting, which I find too theatrical, but I realize Iím in a distinct minor
Feb 01, 2010 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I'm writting on Peyton Manning, Joe Montana, John Elway, Joe Namath and other great quarterbacks I've covered since 1967 in my
Jan 30, 2010 LETTERS
I've posted an entry in this today (Saturday). I'm going to try to do this every Saturday, so check on Saturday afternoons. Thi
Jan 27, 2010 Ben Sheets, Pac-10 Hoops, Brettt Favre, Eric Chavez
AíS MOVE: The signing of Ben Sheets was a gamble by the Aís, but one well worth taking. Sheets was available only because elbow
Jan 20, 2010 49ers in London, Mark McGwire, Al Davis, Jim Harbaugh, Giants Youth
PLAYING AN NFL game in London every season is a bad idea. For the 49ers to give up a home game to play there in the upcoming s
Jan 13, 2010 Mark McGwire, Pete Carroll, Lane Kiffin, Andy Dolich
McGWIRE CONFESSION: The republic is saved! Mark McGwire has come clean. Could we all just now take a deep breath and ask
Jan 06, 2010 Max Zhang, Alex Smith/Frank Gore, Giants Moves
MIGHTY MAX: The most interesting story of the Cal basketball season is the progress of center Max Zhang. After his third bl
Dec 16, 2009 Mike Singletary/Alex Smith; Lew Wolff; Tiger Woods; Don Nelson; Jim Harbaugh
Dec. 16 column THE 49ERS wonít make the playoffs this year but theyíre building a foundation for a solid run next year and,
Dec 09, 2009 Alex Smith; Jake Locker/Colt McCoy/Tim Tebow; Mark McGwire; Pablo Sandoval
Dec. 9 column THE 49ERS continue to shoot themselves in the foot, the latest example the game in Seattle against the Seaha
Dec 03, 2009 NFL agreement; Raiders; Cal Football; Jim Harbaugh; Tiger Woods
MY APOLOGIES for being late with this column. My computer crashed this week and then PG&E shut down the power in our area for m
Nov 24, 2009 Alex Smith, Jeff Tedford/Jim Harbaugh, Andrew Luck, Tim Lincecum
LETíS SEE, the 49ers fall hopelessly behind Green Bay while operating out of the straight-T. In desperation, they go to t
Nov 17, 2009 Alex Smith, Russell/DHB, Jim Harbaugh, Toby Gerhart, Big Game
BUILDING A FUTURE with Alex Smith will be as important for the 49ers as success in the remaining seven games of this season.
Nov 11, 2009 Jahvid Best, Jim Harbaugh, Alex Smith, Bill Walsh/George Seifert
GUILTY PLEASURE: When Jahvid Best lay motionless on the turf last Saturday after landing on his head and shoulder n the end zon
Nov 04, 2009 Bad NfL teams; Raiders Drafts; Kevin Riley; R.C. (Alley Oop) Owens
THE NFLíS salary cap is supposed to create an even playing field but this year, there are more really bad teams than any year I
Nov 02, 2009 LETTERS, TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I've updated "Letters". My Tuesday Examiner column is on the Giants signing Freddy Sanchez. Access it through the link near the
Oct 28, 2009 Alex Smith/Aaron Rodgers; Tom Cable; Jeff Tedford/Robert Gregory; Mark McGwire
WHAT IF the 49ers had drafted Aaron Rodgers with the first pick in the 2005 draft instead of Alex Smith? Thatís what I recommen
Oct 21, 2009 Jeff Tedford, Tom Cable, Stephen Jackson, Rush Limbaugh
SOME CAL supporters are still unhappy, despite the Bears win over UCLA on Saturday, and some of the criticism is just plain sil
Oct 19, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I'm writing on the significance of Cal's win over UCLA for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link near the bott
Oct 16, 2009 LETTERS
I've updated this section with 12 new posts today (Friday, Oct. 16)
Oct 14, 2009 Jeff Tedford/Kevin Riley: 49ers Woes; DeBartolo/Morabitos; John Madden/Al Davis
THE CAL BEARS face their third big test of the season on Saturday against UCLA in Los Angeles. They failed the first two misera
Oct 10, 2009 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Saturday). It's available to anybody who visits the site.
Oct 07, 2009 Michael Crabtree, Brian Sabean, Toby Gerhart, Jahvid Best, Jacquizz Rodgers
THE MICHAEL CRABTREE saga is finally over, but the 49ers probably wonít benefit until next season. Heís already lost so much ti
Oct 07, 2009
Sep 30, 2009 Cal's Problems; Al Davis/Eddie DeBartolo; A's Future; Monta Ellis
AT HIS WEEKLY media lunch yesterday, Cal coach Jeff Tedford tried to explain the unexplainable Ė his teamís shocking lopsided l
Sep 23, 2009 JaMarcus Russell, Jef Tedford, Monte clark/Joe Thomas, Freddy Sanchez
HOW LONG will it take Al Davis to admit that JaMarcus Russell is a bust? Never is the likely answer. Davis has never been go
Sep 16, 2009 Jeff Tedford, Richard Seymour, Shaun Hill, Michael Crabtree, Serena Williams, A's Questions
JEFF TEDFORD is stubborn, but heís not suicidal, which is why he changed his mind and will leave with his team on Thursday for
Sep 09, 2009 Jahvid Best vs. Tim Tebow; Madison Bumgarner; Jeff Garcia/Richard Seymour; Michael Crabtree; Curt Schilling
CAN JAVID BEST win the Heisman Trophy? Some of that depends how his team does because, if Cal doesnít finish high in the nation
Sep 07, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I WROTE on Nate Davis and the 49ers for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the item about my Examiner columns near
Sep 07, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I WROTE on Nate Davis and the 49ers for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the item about my Examiner columns near t
Sep 07, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I WROTE on Nate Davis and the 49ers for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the item about my Examiner columns near t
Sep 05, 2009 LOG-IN PROBLEMS
Make sure you don't have the caps lock depressed and that you type in both capital and lower case letters in your pass word. If
Sep 04, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I WROTE on expectations for the Cal Bears for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the item about my Examiner columns n
Sep 02, 2009 Shaun Hill/Nate Davis; Brad Penny, Jason Giambi, Matt Holliday; Tim Tebow vs. John Elway
THE 49ERS donít have a quarterback who can lead them to the playoffs this year, but there is hope for next year and beyond.
Aug 31, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
THE RAIDERS may be heading toward their worst season under Al Davis, as Iíve explained in my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it
Aug 29, 2009 LETTERS
I've updated this section with 11 new posts. The first one is especially interesting.
Aug 27, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE WRITTEN that Bruce Bochy should be NL manager of the year for my Friiday Examiner column. Access it through the item about
Aug 26, 2009 Shaun Hill vs. Alex Smith; Bill Walsh, Al Davis, Steve Mariucci; Barry Zito
FOOTBALL IS the hidden game, for fans and often for writers, too. Baseball is relatively easy for fans to understand, becaus
Aug 24, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE EXPLAINED why Shaun Hill won the 49ers quarterback battle for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the item abou
Aug 22, 2009 LETTERS
I've update this section today (Saturday).
Aug 20, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
DARREN McFADDEN should be the focus of the Raiders offense as Iíve written for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the
Aug 19, 2009 Battling Tom Cable; Brett Favre, Jeff Tedford; Michael Crabtree; Bill Walsh
JUST WHEN you think that things couldnít get worse with the RaidersÖ. The widely reported altercation in which head coach To
Aug 17, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV, LETTERS
KEVIN RILEY is winning the quarterback battle at Cal as Iíve written for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the item
Aug 16, 2009 LETTERS
I've updated this section with nine new posts today (Sunday).
Aug 14, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
THE GIANTS may be about to fall out of the NL wild card race as Iíve written for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through t
Aug 12, 2009 Al Davs/DHB, JaMarcus Russell; Jeff Tedford; Billy Beane/Jason Giambi/Matt Holliday; Willie Mays Memory
WITH THE Raiders, the more things change, the more they stay the same. When I was at camp yesterday, it was once again obvious
Aug 08, 2009 LETTERS
I've updated this section today (Saturday)
Aug 06, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
THE 49ERS wonít be playing ďsmash mouthĒ football as Iíve written for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the item abo
Aug 05, 2009 Alex Smith/Shaun Hill; Al Davis; David Ortiz; Pete Rose/Lefty O'Doul; Brian Sabean
WHEN THE 49ers opened practice last week, Alex Smith was booed and Shaun Hill was cheered by the fans who watched the open prac
Aug 03, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE WRITTEN on Bay Area college football, with an emphasis on the Cal Bears, for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through
Aug 02, 2009 LETTERS
I've updated this section with 10 new post today (Sunday)
Jul 30, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN,
IíVE WRITTEN that the Giants have mortgaged their future with this weekís trades for my Friday Examiner column. Access it throu
Jul 29, 2009 Rickey Henderson/Wilie Mays; Michael Vick; Pete Rose/Joe Jackson; Brett Favre
NOTHING IMPROVES a personís reputation more than dying, and apparently the same thing applies to being inducted into the Baseba
Jul 27, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE WRITTEN that the Raiders will go as far as JaMarcus Russell can take them for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it throug
Jul 26, 2009 LETTERS
I've update this section today (Sunday).
Jul 23, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE WRITTEN that the Giants shouldnít make a trade for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about
Jul 22, 2009 Michael Vick/Donte Stallworth; Jason Giambi/Rich Aurilia; Denny Gren; Ted Williams
MICHAEL VICKíS application for reinstatement to the NFL is currently being considered by commissioner Roger Goodell. I think Go
Jul 20, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE COMPARED the Giants to other surprise teams in their past for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in t
Jul 15, 2009 AL Superiority, Brian Sabean, Warriors for Sale? Roger Federer/Rod Laver
THE AMERICAN LEAGUE won the All-Star game again. Surprise. The AL won the inter-league battle again. Double surprise. The fa
Jul 13, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE WRITTEN on the Aís need to retire Jason Giambi for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item abou
Jul 09, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE WRITTEN on the upcoming Cal football season for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my
Jul 08, 2009 Montana/Rice; Stabler/Biletnikoff; Mays/McCovey; Canseco/Henderson
WHICH ARE the best teams Iíve covered in my 46 years in the Bay Area? In football, thereís no question it comes down to the
Jul 06, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE WRITTEN on the Giants youth movement finally paying of for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the i
Jul 02, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE WRITTEN on the impact of Manny Ramireez for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my Ex
Jul 01, 2009 A's Problems/Solutions; Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis; Roger Maris
WHEN YOU get in a hole, itís best not to keep digging, but thatís what Aís management, from general manager Billy Beane to mana
Jun 29, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE EXPLAINED why the Giants wonít make the playoffs for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item ab
Jun 25, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE ADVISED Lew Wolff to sell the Aís to somebody who would run them like a major league franchise for my Friday Examiner colu
Jun 24, 2009 Willie Mays, Juan Marichal, Joe Montana, Donald Fehr
WHILE GUESTING on a national radio show last week, I was asked who I would identify as the best Bay Area athletes Iíve personal
Jun 22, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, RADIO
IíVE WRITTEN on the Warriors unsolveable problems for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about
Jun 18, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE WRITTEN on the 49ers quarterbacks for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my Examiner
Jun 17, 2009 Late February Super Bowl, Lew Wolff, Sammy Sosa
NFL PLANS: Since commissioner Roger Goodell announced that heíd like to see an 18-game regular season with just two exhibition
Jun 15, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE EVALUATED the Giants for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my Examiner columns near
Jun 11, 2009 FRIDAYEXAMINER COLUMN,
I WROTE ABOUT the development of JaMarcus Russell for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about m
Jun 10, 2009 A's Future; A-Rod, Manny; O. J. Mayo/Tim Floyd
AFTER A VERY rocky start, the Aís have righted their ship and the outline of what theyíre trying to be in the near future is st
Jun 08, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
WILL THE GIANTS keep Bruce Bochy? Iíve written on that for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item a
Jun 04, 2009 FRIDAYEXAMINER COLUMN, TV
THE 49ERS arenít moving to Santa Clara any time soon, and Iíve written about that for my Friday Examiner column. Access it thro
May 28, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN, TV
IíVE WRITTEN on how the nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court influenced baseball history for my Friday Examiner column. Access it
May 27, 2009 NO WEBSITE COLUMNS
We have houseguests for the next week, so I won't be writing a website column today or next Wednesday. I will be writing my Exa
May 25, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE WRITTEN on Brian Sabean and the Giants need for hitters for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the
May 21, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
IíVE WRITTEN on Mike Singletary for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my Examiner columns
May 20, 2009 Mike Holmgren, Mike Shanahan, Jon Gruden, Steve Mariucci; 49ers Stadium
THREE NFL COACHES who have won Super Bowls Ė Mike Holmgren, Mike Shanahan and Jon Gruden Ė are not coaching an NFL team this se
May 18, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
WILL RANDY JOHONSON get his 300th win? Iíve written on that for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the i
May 15, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
WITH MANNY RAMIREZ sidelined, the Giants have a window of opportunity. Iíve explained how they can exploit this in my Friday Ex
May 13, 2009 Rowell/Mullin; Athletes As Role Models; DHB/Cliff Branch
LITTLE BOBBY ROWELL got his wish this week, officially announcing the end of Chris Mullinís five-year run as general manager. B
May 11, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on my observations about the Raidersí No 1 pick for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the
May 10, 2009 LETTERS
I've updated this section with 11 posts.
May 07, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Manny Ramirez and the steroids nonsense for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item
May 06, 2009 Bengie Molina, Buster Posey, Tim Lincecum, Matt Holliday
WHAT WILL the Giants do with Bengie Molina after this season? That was one of the subjects that Greg Papa, Monte Poole, Michell
May 04, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Who's the worst owner in the Bay Area? Iíve written on that for my Tuesday Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link i
Apr 30, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Scot McCloughan is on the hot seat and Iíve written on that for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the it
Apr 29, 2009 Arrogant Owners: Lew Wolff, George and Hank Steinbrenner
THE AíS are often designated as a ďsmall marketĒ team, but that isnít really true. A reader, Al Streit, has supplied me with in
Apr 27, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Is Al Davis insane? Iíve written on that for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my Examin
Apr 25, 2009 PAY FOR WEBSITE
Iím hoping to turn my website into a paying site this fall. Iíll be offering three columns a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Apr 23, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the 49ers draft for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my Examiner columns
Apr 22, 2009 Website Future, BB Ticket Prices, John Madden
WEBSITE FUTURE: Iíve been writing this column for more than four years and, as much as Iíve enjoyed it, I just havenít been abl
Apr 20, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Brian Sabean has doomed the Giants, and Iíve written on that for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the
Apr 16, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN,
Iíve written on John Madden for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my Examiner columns nea
Apr 15, 2009 Giants Rotation in Shambles; Bruce Snyder, San Jose Giants
ITíS BEEN a very disturbing first week of the season for the Giants as what they thought was the reason for optimism Ė their st
Apr 14, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote about Tim Lincecum and the Giants problems for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about
Apr 14, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote about Tim Lincecum and the Giants problems for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about
Apr 14, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote about Tim Lincecum and the Giants problems for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about
Apr 13, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote about Tim Lincecum and the Giants problems for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about
Apr 09, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Will the Raiders make the playoffs? Iíve written on that for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item
Apr 07, 2009 NO WEDNESDAY COLUMNS
My wife underwent surgery today (Tuesday) for removal of her gall bladder. This came on unexpectedly, but I need to give her my
Apr 05, 2009 REMINDER TO READERS
This week only, Iíll be writing for the Wednesday Examner, on the Giants opener. Iíll also write a website column on Wednesday.
Apr 02, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the Giants chances in 2009 for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my Exami
Apr 01, 2009 Curt Young, Lew Wolff vs. Oakland, Barbara Boxer e-mail, Herman Franks
BILLY BEANE has put the team together and Bob Geren is the manager, but the key to the Aís season right now is probably pitchin
Mar 30, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written about Lew Wolff driving down Aís attendance for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item
Mar 29, 2009 LETTERS
Iíve updated this section. THE FINAL FOUR is here and you can get tickets, plus baseball and NBA tickets on TICKETS! TICKETS
Mar 27, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote that the NFL is finally trying to give fans a break for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the it
Mar 25, 2009 Warriors Future, Baseball Prospectus, A's Hitting, 49ers Needs
THE WARRIORS are building for the future. . . or, are they? Though Don Nelson is playing young players probably more than he ev
Mar 23, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve explained why the 49ers have to go after another quarterback for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in
Mar 21, 2009 LETTERS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section today (Saturday) with 11 new posts. MARCH MADNESS is upon us, and you can get tickets for
Mar 19, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
The Raiders are more entertaining in the offseason than the regular season and Iíve written on that for my Friday Examiner colu
Mar 18, 2009 A's to San Jose? No Way; March Madness; Warriors Future
OAKLAND AíS owner Lew Wolff, normally a very sensible man, went a little crazy last week, sending out an e-mail that basically
Mar 16, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the Calís chances in the NCAA tournament for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item
Mar 15, 2009 LETTERS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section today (Sunday). MARCH MADNESS is upon us, and you can get tickets for tournament games, a
Mar 12, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the Cal quarterback battle for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my Exami
Mar 11, 2009 Alex Smith vs.Shaun Hill; BASHOF Memories; T.O.; Matt Cassel; Randy Johnson
ALEX SMITH RETURNS: After re-structuring his contract to a figure less than half what he was owed, Smith yesterday re-joined th
Mar 09, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the humor of Terrell Owens going to Buffalo for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the i
Mar 05, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the 49ers puzzling moves for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my Examine
Mar 04, 2009 Beane's Moves, Manny to Dodgers,York/Newsom, Bonds/Aaron
THERE IS no longer any doubt: The Oakland Aís will be contenders again, for either the AL West title or the wild card spot, aft
Mar 02, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the absurdity of the Barry Bonds trial for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item a
Feb 28, 2009 LETTERS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section today (Saturday). GET A JUMP on spring with March Madness tickets and baseball tickets, s
Feb 26, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Will Alex Smith be the 49ers starting quarerback? Iíve written oon that for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the li
Feb 25, 2009 Warriors, Al Davis Moves, NFL Publicity Machine, Chronicle Woes
THOUGH THE Warriors have basically been out of contention for the playoffs since the start of the season, their home attendance
Feb 23, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written that Oakland is the best place for the Aís for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item
Feb 22, 2009 LETTERS
Iíve updated this section today (Sunday). GET A JUMP on spring with March Madness tickets and baseball tickets, spring train
Feb 20, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written that the 49ers and Raiders are both delusional about the 2009 season for my Friday Examiner column. Access it thro
Feb 18, 2009 A's Park, Montgomery vs. Dawkins; Selig vs. Rodriguez
AFTER VIRTUALLY ignoring their Oakland fans last year, the Aís are making nice so far this year. The cynic in me thinks the col
Feb 16, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve talked of the Giants need to get rid of Barry Zito for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item
Feb 12, 2009 PROBLEM WITH FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
For some reason, my column hasn't been posted yet on the Examiner web sports, but if you type my name into the search box, it w
Feb 11, 2009 A-Rod, Bonds and the HOF; A's to San Jose? Cal Women Making History?
HOF VOTING: Since the Alex Rodriguez admission that he took steroids, baseball writers are in a quandary. Many of them have dec
Feb 09, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds and Bud Selig and the hypocrisy of the ďSteroids EraĒ for my Tuesday. Examiner colu
Feb 07, 2009 LETTERS
Iíve updated ďLetters.Ē GET A JUMP on spring with March Madness tickets and baseball tickets, spring training or regular sea
Feb 05, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Can the Giants snag Manny Ramirez? Iíve written about that for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the ite
Feb 04, 2009 John Madden,/Al Davis/Tom Cable/Mike Tomlin; Jed York; 49ers Stadium Plans
I HAD TO chuckle when John Madden said during the Super Bowl telecast that all NFL teams are looking for another Mike Tomlin. N
Feb 02, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on how Jim Harbaugh used his leverage at Stanford for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in th
Jan 31, 2009 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: I updated this Friday. GET A JUMP on spring with March Madness tickets and baseball tickets, spring training or reg
Jan 29, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on what the 49ers need to do for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my Examin
Jan 28, 2009 Bill King/Lon Simmons/Mike Krukow; Pac-10 Hoops
ONE OF the most outrageous comments Iíve ever read was Bob Fitzgeraldís quote in an excellent piece on Bay Area sports announce
Jan 26, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on why moves by the NBA have damaged college basketball for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link
Jan 22, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the bad karma for the Warriors for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my E
Jan 21, 2009 Barry Bonds vs. the Feds; Marty Lurie, Super Bowl; Raiders Finances
FEDERAL PROSECUTORS have been pursuing Barry Bonds on charges of perjury in his 2003 grand jury testimony, but new evidence, re
Jan 19, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the poor souls vying to be the next Raiders coach for my Tuesday Friday Examiner column. Access it through the
Jan 15, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Mike Montgomery and the Cal Bears for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about
Jan 14, 2009 Rickey Henderson, Jim Rice, Mark McGwire; 49ers stadium, Spanish Radio
RICKEY HENDERSON was an easy call for the baseball Hall of Fame, except for those idiots who think nobody should get in the fir
Jan 12, 2009 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Rickey Hendersonís election to the Baseball Hall of Fame for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the
Jan 08, 2009 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the Aís offseason changes for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my Examin
Jan 07, 2009 Bowl Games, Raiders to L.A., Jason Giambi, Ted Robinson
THE PAC-10 was supposed to be down this year, but the conference is 5-0 in bowl play, while the reputation of the Big 10 has ta
Jan 05, 2009 I'M BACK!
I've written on the 49ers for my first Examiner column of the new year. Access it through the link on the bottom of my Home Pag
Dec 18, 2008 EXAMINER COLUMN POSTED
There were problems with my Examiner column but it's posted now. I wrote on what the 49ers need to do to be contenders. Access
Dec 17, 2008 John Madden/Mike Singletary; AlDavis/Lane Kiffin/Tom Cable
IF MIKE SINGLETARY ia named head coach for the 49ers next year, as he should be, heíll be following the path of John Madden, 40
Dec 16, 2008 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
What did NFL commissioner Roger Goodell say to Al Davis? I wrote on that for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the
Dec 11, 2008 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on why the Giants had no chance for C. C. Sabathia for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the it
Dec 10, 2008 Al Davis, Bill King/Greg Papa, Rickey Henderson
SOMETIMES I wonder what Al Davis thinks as he watches a Raiders team that is plumbing historic depths. If the Raiders lose even
Dec 08, 2008 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the need for the 49ers to keep Mike Singletary for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the it
Dec 06, 2008 LETTERS
Iíve updated this with 12 new posts. TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! A chaotic college football season is coming to a close and
Dec 04, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Brian Sabeanís profligate habits for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my Exam
Dec 03, 2008 Tyrone Willingham, Plaxico Burress,Proposition 8
WHAT IF Tyrone Willingham had stayed at Stanford? Willingham had a nice run at Stanford, going 44-36 in seven seasons. He wo
Dec 01, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Stupidity is the Raiders trademark and Iíve written about that for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in th
Nov 28, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on JaMarcus Russell and the Raiders for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item about my
Nov 26, 2008 Warriors Power Struggle; Stanford Band; Rafael Furcal
IF THE Warriors trade for Jamal Crawford turns out well, as I think it will, itís going to be much harder for Bobby Rowell to p
Nov 24, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on what winning the Big Game means to the Cal Bearss for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in
Nov 20, 2008 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on what the 49ers need to do next year for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item abou
Nov 19, 2008 Pete Newell, 49ers Paradise, Big Game Memories
AFTER WATCHING a Pete Newell team for the first time, when I was barely 21, I decided that Newell was a genius. Nothing has cha
Nov 17, 2008 TUESDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the future of the Big Game rivalry and Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it th
Nov 16, 2008 LETTERS, TICKETS
I've updated "Letters." TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! If you're looking for tickets to top games or entertainment, they're all
Nov 13, 2008 FRIDAY EXAMINER COLUMN
Will Mike Singletary or Tom Cable survive? Iíve written on that for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in th
Nov 12, 2008 Matt Halliday, Raider Mess, Tim Lincecum, Jim Harbaugh, Kevin Riley
LAST JULY, when the Aís seemed able to compete for the wild card slot if they could trade for a big bat in the middle of the li
Nov 10, 2008 NO EXAMINER COLUMN TODAY
The Examiner isnít publishing Tuesday because it's Veteran's Day. My next column will be Friday. TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
Nov 08, 2008 LETTERS, TICKETS
I've updated "Letters" TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! For tickets to your favorite sports event or entertainment, just lick on t
Nov 06, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written how the Raiders and 49ers could build a common stadium for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link i
Nov 05, 2008 Awful Niners, Raiders; Cal QBs; College Offenses
THE 49ERS and Raiders are setting historical lows. There has NEVER been a time when the two have both been this bad. In thei
Nov 03, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written how the Raiders have given up on the season for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the item
Nov 01, 2008 LETTERS
I've updated this section.
Oct 30, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the chances of the Giants ever getting to the World Series for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the
Oct 29, 2008 49ers Woes, Condolezza Rice, Jeff Tedford, Kevin Riley
THE IMMEDIATE future doesnít look bright for the 49ers. Looking at the second half of their schedule, I could see them winning
Oct 27, 2008
Iíve written that Mike Singletary showed the fire the 49ers need for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in
Oct 25, 2008 LETTERS UPDATED
I updated this today (Monday). TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! The World Series is here and tickets are available. Big college g
Oct 23, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written that J. T. OíSullivan often gets blamed for following instructions for my Friday Examiner column. Access it throug
Oct 22, 2008 Jeff Tedford, Mike Singletary, Tim Lincecum, Manny Ramirez
JEFF TEDFORD has faced a number of problems as Calís football coach but none so perplexing as the criticism he gets from those
Oct 20, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the Cal QB situation for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about my Examiner
Oct 18, 2008 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! Postseason baseball is here and tickets are available for al
Oct 16, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on why Mike Singletary should replace Mike Nolan for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the
Oct 15, 2008 J. T. O'Sullivan, Longsore/Riley, Ned Colletti
NOT SURPRISINGLY, the local sports media has been quick to pile on 49er quarterback J. T. OíSullivan as the 49ers season has tu
Oct 13, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the Al Davis game plan for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about my Examine
Oct 10, 2008 LETTERS, TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section each of the last two days. . TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! Postseason baseball is here and
Oct 09, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written that Brian Sabean is the roadblock for Giants success for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in
Oct 08, 2008 Cal QBs, Giants Plan, Sam Spear, Tyrone Willingham
NATE LONGSHORE played reasonaably well in his return as starting quarterback against Arizona State. Thatís the bad news for Cal
Oct 06, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written that the wrong coach was fired for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about my E
Oct 02, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on how to fix the Raiders for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about my Examiner
Oct 01, 2008 Davis Vs. Kiffin; Tedford And His QBs
HOW GOOD a coach is Lane Kiffin? I havenít seen enough to do a thorough evaluation, but I can say this: Those in the media who
Sep 29, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the Cal quarterbacks for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about my Examiner
Sep 25, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve explained why no coach can be successful working for Al Davis for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in
Sep 24, 2008 Al Davis's Mistakes, Lew Wolff's Tirade, Monta Ellis
AL DAVIS never learns from his mistakes, which is why he makes so many of them. In February, 2005, Davis traded for wide rec
Sep 22, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written about Mike Martzís exciting offense for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about
Sep 20, 2008 LETTERS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this second today (Saturday). TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! Madonna is back for her October tour, Jimmy
Sep 18, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the possibility that Al Davis will soon step down for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the b
Sep 17, 2008 Rodgers/Smith; J. T. O'Sullivan; Mike Nolan; Darren McFadden
THREE YEARS ago, the big debate was whether the 49ers would select Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers with the first pick in the draft
Sep 16, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on J. T. OíSullivan for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the updated link in the blurb about my Examiner c
Sep 13, 2008 LETTERS
Iíve updates this section. COLLEGE FOOTBALL is here and tickets are available for hot matchups like USC-Ohio State, Michigan
Sep 12, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the Giants youth movement for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the updated link in the blurb about my Ex
Sep 10, 2008 Raiders Stadium, Nolan/Kiffin, Tedford Talks
RAIDERS CEO Amy Trask has floated a good idea for a new football-only stadium within a retail and entertainment district in the
Sep 08, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Mike Nolan and Mike Martz for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the updated link in the blurb about my E
Sep 05, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on J. T. OíSullivanís take on the Mike Martz offense for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the updated link
Sep 03, 2008 Raiders/Lelie; Riley the Man for Cal
PREDICTABLY, THE Raiders picked up wide receiver Ashley Lelie when he was cut by the 49ers. Al Davis could never resist a recei
Sep 02, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the Aís disaster for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the updated link in the blurb about my Examiner c
Aug 30, 2008 LETTERS
I have updated this section. COLLEGE FOOTBALL is coming and tickets are available for hot matchups like USC-Ohio State, Mich
Aug 29, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Cal quarterback Kevin Riley for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the updated link in the blurb about my
Aug 27, 2008 Gene Upshaw, Olympics, Pitch Count, Giants Dreams
GENE UPSHAW REMEMBERED: Tom Keating practiced against Gene Upshaw for several years when both were playing for the Raiders,
Aug 26, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the 49ers quarterbacks for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the updated link in the blurb about my Exam
Aug 22, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote about Lane Kiffinís coming of age for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the updated link in the blurb about
Aug 20, 2008 Tedford's Decisions, 49ers QBs, Giants/A's Woes
PREPARING FOR this season is quite different for Cal coach Jeff Tedford than it was last season, when the Bears were projected
Aug 19, 2008 COLUMN POSTED
A smart reader, Al Streit, has found that you can reach my column on the new Examiner web page by typing in http://www.sfexamin
Aug 19, 2008 COLUMN POSTED
A smart reader, Al Streit, figured out that you can get to my column by typing in SFExaminer.com/sports and clicking on the hea
Aug 19, 2008
Aug 16, 2008 LETTERS, EXAMINER COLUMN
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. EXAMINER COLUMN: On Friday, the Examiner put in a new website, SFExaminer.com, so the li
Aug 15, 2008 EXAMINER WEBSITE CHANGE
The Examiner has changed its website to sfexaminer.com with today's edition. That has also changed the link for my column. Toda
Aug 14, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN DELAYED
My Examiner column has not been posted yet. Check this space for when it is up. I wrote about Mike Nolanís looming nightmare. A
Aug 13, 2008 Kiffin vs. Davis; Olympics; Giants, Bob Fouts
LANE KIFFIN is still the Raiders coach, something that would have seemed inconceivable a few months earlier. But after this yea
Aug 12, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Barry Bonds standing tall at the Giants anniversary celebration for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through th
Aug 09, 2008 LETTERS UPDATED
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. COLLEGE FOOTBALL is coming and tickets are available for hot matchups like USC-Ohio Stat
Aug 08, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Whoís worse Ė Brian Sabean or Ned Colletti? Iíve written on that for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in t
Aug 06, 2008 49er QBs, Martz/Walsh/Coryell, Manny Ramirez, Brett Favre
DON CORYELL doesnít always get the recognition he deserves, but he belongs up there with Sid Gillman and Bill Walsh when youíre
Aug 05, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written that Mike Martz expects to name the starting 49er quarterback very soon for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it
Aug 01, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on how the Raiders can win for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about my Examine
Jul 30, 2008 Cal QBs, Giants in 2009, Baron Davis and Warriors
JEFF TEDFORD made an interesting comparison between his quarterbacks, Nate Longshore and Kevin Riley, at the annual Bay Area co
Jul 28, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on how the Cal Bears can bounc back for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about
Jul 26, 2008 LETTERS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. COLLEGE FOOTBALL is coming and tickets from Cal home games are available on TICKETS! TIC
Jul 25, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Brett Fabreís maneuvering for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about my Exami
Jul 23, 2008 Cheap A's, Randy Winn, Cal Decision
AS THE season has progressed, itís become more and more obvious that the Aís are trying to put together the youngest and cheape
Jul 22, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Brian Sabean being forced to face reality for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blu
Jul 20, 2008 LETTERS UPDATED
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. COLLEGE FOOTBALL is coming and tickets from Cal home games are available on TICKETS! TIC
Jul 18, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on what the Aís need to be serious contenders for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blu
Jul 16, 2008 Favre, Montana, Young; Bochy/Sabean Blindness
THE CONTROVERSY over Brett Favreís return recalls the stormy times for the 49ers before the 1993 season, but there are signific
Jul 15, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve made suggestions to improve baseball and the All-Star game for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in t
Jul 12, 2008 LETTERS
Iíve updated the ďLettersĒ section. THE POLICE will be in concert with Elvis Costello on Monday night at Mountain View and t
Jul 11, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written that Bruce Bochy and Brian Sabean are sabotaging the Giants youth movement for my Friday Examiner column. Access i
Jul 08, 2008 Harden Trade, NFL Wage Scale, Giants Moves, Canseco/McGwire
JUST A week after I wrote that the Aís wouldnít trade Rich Harden, they did. I think Iíd better turn in my crystal ball! The
Jul 07, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written that Aaron Rodgers will succeed in Green Bay for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blu
Jul 03, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written that Omar Vizquel should retire for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about my Ex
Jul 02, 2008 A's Attendance, Baron Davis, Barry Zito
EVERYBODY HAS been wondering why the Aís attendance is down, though the team has been entertaining and in the race for the post
Jul 01, 2008 EXAMINER COLUMN FINALLY UP
My Examiner column wwas finally posted at 4 p.m. Iíve explained why Rich Harden and Joe Blanton wonít be traded. Access it thro
Jun 27, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the Giants future for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about my Examiner col
Jun 15, 2008 NOTE TO READERS
I am taking some vacation time so my next website column will be July 2. I will have columns in the Examiner on June 17, June 2
Jun 14, 2008 LETTERS, ETC.
NO LETTERS today. Iíll be off for a few days so hold those e-mails, too. TICKETS FOR the NBA Finals are available on the TIC
Jun 13, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve compared the Giants and Aís organizations for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about my
Jun 11, 2008 Mike Montgomer/Ryan Anderson; Jerry West/Kobe Bryant
IF YOUíRE wondering whether Cal forward Ryan Anderson will leave for the NBA, well, so does Mike Montgomery, the one-time Stanf
Jun 09, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on whether this is Al Davisís last hurrah for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb
Jun 07, 2008 LETTERS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. TICKETS FOR the NBA Finals are available on the TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! box at the bo
Jun 06, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve compared women athletic directors at Cal (Sandy Barbour) and USF (Debra Gore-Mann) for my Friday Examiner column. Access i
Jun 04, 2008 49ers to L.A.? Ken Korach, Samuel Johnson
THERE IS nothing that stirs the blood of 49ers fans more than a headline suggesting the Niners might move to Los Angeles, which
Jun 03, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the Giants future for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about my Examiner col
May 30, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the USF basketball future with Rex Walters for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blu
May 28, 2008 A's Success, Dry Spitters, Tim Lincecum, Lane Kiffin
TWO MONTHS into the season, the Oakland Aís appear to be for real because of a real team effort Ė and I donít mean just on the
May 27, 2008 TODAY'S COLUMN
Iíve written on Darren McFadden and the Raiders for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about
May 24, 2008 LETTERS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. As I explained in my website column, a breakdown on the site servicing my website caused da
May 23, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
What will the Aís do with their glut of designated hitters? Iíve discussed the solution for my Friday Examiner column. Access i
May 23, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
What will the Aís do with their glut of designated hitters? Iíve discussed the solution for my Friday Examiner column. Access i
May 21, 2008 Giants Decline, Sabean/Colletti, Jeff Tedford
THE DECLINE of the Giants earlier in this decade was masked for a time because the division was so weak. Then, the NL West impr
May 19, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the Peter Magowan/Brian Sabean relationship for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the b
Apr 16, 2008 Baseball Changes, John Bowker, Nelson vs. Davis
WATCHING THE April 15 anniversary of the first major league baseball game played on the West Coast reminded me how much basebal
Apr 15, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the Giants future for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link at the bottom of my Home Page.
Apr 12, 2008 LETTERS UPDATED
I've updated "Letters." THE NBA playoffs are near and NHL playoffs are already here, and tickets are available through the
Apr 10, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on why Trent Johnson left Stanford for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link at the bottom of my H
Apr 08, 2008 Mike Montgomery: Golden Age at Cal?
WITH THE hiring of Mike Montgomery as basketball coach, along with the continued presence of Jeff Tedford at the football reins
Apr 06, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Giants history for my Examiner column, in the Monday paper for this week only. Access it through the link at th
Apr 05, 2008 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. As a reminder, my column will be in the Monday Examiner, for the upcoming week only. THE
Apr 03, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on where Barry Bonds will play for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link near the bottom of my Hom
Apr 02, 2008 A;s Pitchers, Barry Bonds, Mike Montgomery, Barry Zito
IF YOUíRE wondering about the next great pitcher for the Oakland Aís, put a check mark by the name of Gio Gonzalez. ďHeís go
Mar 31, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote about the Giants commitment to youth for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about my E
Mar 29, 2008 LETTERS, RADIO, TICKETS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. RADIO: Iíll be a guest on Marty Lurieís ďRight Off the BatĒ show at 10:45 a.m. Wednesd
Mar 27, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote about the next Cal basketball coach for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about my Exa
Mar 26, 2008 NBA Playoffs, Ben Braun, Barry Bonds, Baseball in Japan
THE OVERWHELMING superiority of the NBAís Western Conference this season has led to proposals that teams be seeded by records i
Mar 24, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote that officials who threw Trent Johnson out were out of control for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the li
Mar 22, 2008 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. March Madness is here and tickets for all tournament games, including the Final Four, ar
Mar 20, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the Warriors in the playoffs for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about my Examine
Mar 19, 2008 DeAngelo Hall, March Madness, Jason Kidd, DeVon Hardin
THE RAIDERS trade for cornerback DeAngelo Hall, concluded Thursday afternoon, sounds very promising Ė unless you remember Randy
Mar 17, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on how Pac-10 teams in the NCAA tournemtn for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about
Mar 15, 2008 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section with 12 new posts. March Madness is approaching and tickets for all tournament games, inc
Mar 13, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on how the Giants are trapped in the middle for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb abou
Mar 11, 2008 Tedford's QBs, Jerry Rice, Don Nelson, Mike Martz
THE QUARTERBACK discussion will again be front and center during spring drills and even into summer camp, because coach Jeff Te
Mar 10, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on why Ben Braun will be fired for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the blurb about my Examine
Mar 08, 2008 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
March Madness is approaching and tickets for all tournament games, including the Finals, are available on the TICKETS! TICKETS!
Mar 06, 2008 PROBLEM SOLVED: EXAMINER COLUMN IS UP
My column is up now. I wrote on why Mike Martz thinks Alex Smith should start for the 49ers for my Friday Examiner column. Acce
Mar 05, 2008 Al Davis, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Braun
WHEN JON GRUDEN left for Tampa Bay, everybody who knew football knew what a loss that would be for the Raiders. What we couldní
Mar 03, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
;I wrote about the dysfunctional Raiders for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the link near the bottom of my Home
Mar 02, 2008 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! Tickets are available for many top shows, including Bon Jovi
Feb 28, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Alex Smith's extended contract for Fridayís Examiner column. Access it through the link near the bottom of my H
Feb 27, 2008 Ben Braun, Randy Bennett, Cal Women
IF BEN BRAUN is finally shown the door at Cal, who would be his replacement. Iíve had three suggestions from readers: --Mark
Feb 25, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on why Ben Braun should be fired for Tuesdayís Examiner column. Access it through the link near the bottom of m
Feb 23, 2008 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. ARE YOU a Cybill Shepard fan? Tickets for her San Francisco show, ďCurvy Widow,Ē are ava
Feb 21, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the Giants and their alleged youth movement for Fridayís Examiner column. Access it through the link near the
Feb 20, 2008 49ers Stadium, Roger Clemens, John Brodie
WRITING ON a 49er stadium, as I did last Friday in the Examiner, always produces comments from people who have their own ideas
Feb 18, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Trent Johnson and Stanford basketball for Tuesdayís Examiner column. Access it through the link near the bott
Feb 16, 2008 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. ARE YOU a Cybill Shepard fan? Tickets for her San Francisco show, ďCurvy Widow,Ē are ava
Feb 14, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on a 49er stadium in San Francisco for Fridayís Examiner olumn. To access it, click on the link near the bottom of
Feb 13, 2008 Giants, Jeff Tedford, Trent Johnson, Roger Clemens
SOME STRANGE THINGS are happening on the Giants front. In a Chronicle story by Henry Schulman, reliever Tyler Walker took an
Feb 12, 2008 Website Column Delayed
I'm interviewing Trent Johnson at Stanford Wednesday morning so my website column will be posted in the afternoon.
Feb 11, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Matt Cain and the Giants for Tuesdayís Examiner column. To access it, click on the link near the bottom of my H
Feb 09, 2008 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. ARE YOU into NASCAR? Tickets for the Daytona 500 on Feb. 17 are available on the TICKE
Feb 07, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Cal football recruiting for Fridayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the two-line item about my
Feb 06, 2008 Shaun Hill Vs. Alex Smith; Fred Dean; Webber, Gasol
FOR THE first time since Alex Smith was drafted No. 1 by the 49ers in 2005, he will face serious competition for the starting q
Feb 05, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written why Tom Brady is not Joe Montana for Tuesdayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the two-line item a
Feb 02, 2008 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: I've updated this section with 16 new posts. Enjoy! TICKETS TO big college basketball matchups, including UCLA-USC
Jan 31, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written that Randy Moss shows the difference between the Patriotsí and Raidersí styles for Fridayís Examiner column. Acces
Jan 30, 2008 Ben Braun, Chris Webber, Stanford Band
WHAT IS wrong with Ben Braunís coaching? Let me count the ways: --Recruiting. I am indebted to a reader, Phi Litchenstein, w
Jan 28, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written that the NFL should take over the Raiders for Tuesdayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the two-lin
Jan 26, 2008 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: I've updated this section. SUPER BOWL tickets are available through the TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! link at the bott
Jan 24, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the 49ers and Raiders being linked in futility for Fridayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the two-l
Jan 23, 2008 Don Nelson, Ben Braun, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens
DON NELSON was forever spoiled by playing with Bill Russell. Every big man heís coached has fallen short of the Russell model,
Jan 21, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the sad state of Cal basketball for Tuesdayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the two-line item about
Jan 19, 2008 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: I've updated this section. Yes, I know - finally! SUPER BOWL tickets are available through the TICKETS! TICKETS! TI
Jan 17, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the best NFL quarterbacks of the last 30 years in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the two-line item about
Jan 16, 2008 A;'s Plight, DeSean Jackson, Bonds Hypocrisy
MANY AíS FANS have been irate at the moves made by Billy Beane, but their ire is misdirected. Blame the baseball system, which
Jan 14, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the superiority of NFL playoffs in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the two-line item about my Examiner co
Jan 12, 2008 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
NFL PLAYOFF tickets and Super Bowl tickets are available at no risk through the TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! link at the bottom o
Jan 10, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote of Al Davisís love for old defensive and offensive systems for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the item a
Jan 09, 2008 Billy Beane's Rationale; Moss v. Rice; Mike Martz
BILLY BEANE was cognizant of recent Aís history when he traded away his best starting pitcher, Dan Haren, and the player who wa
Jan 07, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Norv Turner for my Tuesday Examiner column. Access it through the item about my Examiner columns at the bottom of my
Jan 03, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the 49ers mess for my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the item about my Examiner columns at the bottom of
Jan 02, 2008 Why Kevin Riley Should Start for Cal
ON THE FOURTH play after he came into the Armed Forces Bowl game, Kevin Riley showed why he should be the starting quarterback
Jan 01, 2008 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I'm back and I've written on the 49ers problems in today's Examiner column. Access it through the link in the two-line item abo
Dec 21, 2007 HAPPPY HOLIDAYS
Iím off for a week My next Examiner column will be Jan. 1, my next website column will be Jan. 2. LOOKING FOR A HOLIDAY GIFT
Dec 20, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the Cal quarterback controversy in my Examiner column today. Access it through the two-line item about my Examiner c
Dec 19, 2007 49ERS, GIANTS MOVES, STEROIDS REPORT
THE FIRST move for the 49ers should be to get a savvy general manager, but the Atlanta Falcons are probably going to beat them
Dec 15, 2007 GIANTS-A'S - AND VAN HALEN
I wrote on the Giants and Aís in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the two-line item about my Examiner col
Dec 13, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the possibility that the 49ers problems might force the Yorks to sell in todayís Examiner column. Access it through
Dec 12, 2007 Nolan Goes, Smith Stays; College Playoffs, Baseball Trades
NOW, THE 49ers coach and quarterback are pointing fingers at each other. Can it get any worse than this? As Iíve already wri
Dec 10, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on why Mike Nolan must be fired in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the two-line item about my Ex
Dec 08, 2007 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
LOOKING FOR A CHRISTMAS GIFT? You can get tickets for big NFL matchups like the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins on d Dec
Dec 06, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote about the Raiders improvement in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the two-line blurb about my Exa
Dec 05, 2007 Playoffs, A's Trades, Bonds, Williams, Tedford
A COLLEGE professor e-mailed me with perhaps the most persuasive argument yet against a college playoff system at the highest l
Dec 03, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote about Calís mysterious collapse in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the two-line blurb about my E
Dec 02, 2007 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
WANT TO WATCH some football? Tickets for big NFL matchups like the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins on d Dec. 30 are ava
Nov 29, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
A college football playoff is a bad idea, as I explained in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the two-line
Nov 28, 2007 Jeff Tedford, Todd Lichti, Alex Rodriguez
JEFF TEDFORD is a victim of his own success. Since his Bears stumbled after a 5-0 start this season, heís been sharply criticiz
Nov 26, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I explained why Cal will win the Big Game in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the two-line blurb about my
Nov 24, 2007 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
WANT TO WATCH some football? Tickets for big NFL matchups like the Dallas Cowboys against the Washington Redskins on Dec. 30 a
Nov 23, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on what Raider rookies JaMarcus Russell and Michael Bu in my Friday Examiner column. Access it through the link in the
Nov 21, 2007 Raiders vs. 49ers, Barry Bonds, A's Moves
ITíS COME to this: The big Bay Area debate this fall has been whether the Raiders or the 49ers are worse. After watching both t
Nov 19, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on what needs to be done to fix the 49ers in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the two-line blurb
Nov 15, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Alex Smith and the 49ers in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the two-line blurb about my Exami
Nov 14, 2007 A's Future, Dick Nolan, Nate Longshore. . . and More
WHAT KIND of team will the Oakland Aís be next season? Even general manager Billy Beane doesnít know. In a conversation at his
Nov 12, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the Raider Nation losing faith in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the two-line blurb about my
Nov 08, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Jeff Tedford and Cal quarterbacks in my Examiner column today. Access it through the link in the 2-line blurb a
Nov 07, 2007 PAC-10 ROCKS; CAL QBS; A-ROD, DRUGS
THE SEC IS generally regarded as the best college football conference, and the Pac-10 may be the second-best. The two coaches i
Nov 05, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the sad state of the Raiders in my Examiner column today. Access it through the link in the 2-line blurb about
Nov 03, 2007 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: I up dated this section Friday. HANNAH MONTANA is the hottest young star in show business and you can get tickets t
Nov 02, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Alex Rodriguez in my Examiner column today. Access it through the link in the 2-line blurb about my Examiner co
Oct 31, 2007 Baseball, Cal, Stanford, 49ers, Raiders
WHEN ARE baseball owners going to realize theyíre doing irreparable damage to their games unless they can regain control from t
Oct 30, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Mike Nolan, Alex Smith and the future of the 49ers for todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the two
Oct 27, 2007 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. WANT TO WATCH some football? Tickets are available through the TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS
Oct 26, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the criticism of Jeff Tedford for todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the two-sentence blurb about
Oct 24, 2007 New Stadiums, Raiders, Yankees Plight
AN ON-GOING QUESTION: Which of the proposed new stadiums Ė the 49ers in Santa Clara and the Aís in Fremont Ė will be finished f
Oct 23, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on JaMarcus Russell and the Raiders for todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the two-sentence blurb abo
Oct 20, 2007 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS; I updated this section Friday. WANT TO WATCH some postseason baseball? Tickets are available through the TICKETS!
Oct 19, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the Giants rebuilding for todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the two-sentence blurb about my Exami
Oct 17, 2007 Montana, Brady, Riley - and Giants, Raiders
TROY TAYLOR was a Cal quarterback under Joe Kapp, later a quarterbacks coach for the Bears and is now the analyst on Cal games.
Oct 16, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Kevin Riley for todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the two-sentence blurb about my Examiner column
Oct 13, 2007 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! AND LETTERS
LETTERS: I updated this section today (Sunday) WANT TO WATCH some postseason baseball? Tickets are available through the TIC
Oct 12, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Jim Harbaughís future at Stanford in the Examiner today. Access it through the two-line item about my Examiner
Oct 10, 2007 Giants Rebulding, Stanford Win, Ugly 49ers
BRANCH RICKEY pioneered the best method for baseball success in the 1930s: a strong farm system that provided good, young playe
Oct 09, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the 49ers miserable offense in todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the two-line note about my Examiner c
Oct 05, 2007 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
THE CAL BEARS are No. 2 in the country and you can get tickets for their games through the TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! links at
Oct 03, 2007 Cal Bears, Barry Bonds
RECRUITING IS the name of the game in college football, and the Cal coaching staff is using the last three days of their bye we
Sep 15, 2007 REMINDER TO READERS
Iíll have a column in Tuesdayís Examiner but wonít write again on my website until Oct. 3. THE CAL BEARS are headed toward a
Sep 14, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the 49ers horrible game plan in todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner co
Sep 12, 2007 Matt Cain Trade, A's Pitching, Raiders QBs
THE GIANTS may have to do what theyíve considered the unthinkable: Trade Matt Cain to get quality young players to build a team
Sep 11, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the Raiders in todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner columns toward the
Sep 08, 2007 TICKETS FOR 49ERS, CAL BEARS, ETC.
THE 49ERS will be back on Monday night football for their opener, and you can get tickets for that game and all others thi
Sep 07, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the 49ers chances of making the postseason in todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the 2-line item about
Sep 05, 2007 Will Bonds Return? Cal-Tennessee Revisited
THE BIGGEST question for the Giants in the offseason: Do they bring Barry Bonds back? The argument for bringing Bonds back h
Sep 04, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the good and bad for the Raiders in todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examine
Sep 01, 2007 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
THE 49ERS will be back on Monday night football for their opener, and you can get tickets through the TICKETS! TICKETS! TI
Aug 31, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Calís opener against Tennessee in todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner
Aug 29, 2007 Vick's Future, A's Radio, Giants Geezers, 49ers
A QUESTION Iím asked frequently: How long will it be before Michael Vick shows up in a Raiders uniform? My answer: Never.
Aug 28, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Don Nelsonís possible departure in todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner
Aug 24, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on benching Kwame Harris in todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner columns n
Aug 22, 2007 49ERS, A'S, GIANTS, RAIDERS
THE NFL pre-season is used by coaches to evaluate players, but itís only about half of the process because what players do on t
Aug 21, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the Raiders negotiations with JaMarcus Russell in todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the 2-line item ab
Aug 17, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on ;how the Giants need to rebuild in todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner
Aug 15, 2007 A's Park, Bonds, Zito, Clueless Fans
WATCHING THE excellent HBO show, ďBrooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush,Ē I could see a parallel between Walter OíMalleyís p
Aug 14, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the 49ers Vernon Davis in todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner columns
Aug 10, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Bill Walshís private memorial service in todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Ex
Aug 08, 2007 Aaron, Walsh, Costas and Whining Players
HENRY AARON never had it easy. He came to the majors in 1954, only seven years after Jackie Robinson broke the color line, and
Aug 07, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Lane Kiffin and the Raiders in todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner col
Aug 05, 2007 Walsh Memories, Bonds, Cal Bears, 49ers
LETTERS: I've updated this section with e-mails about Bill Walsh. AS BARRY BONDS goes for No. 756, tickets for the Giants ho
Aug 03, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Jeff Tedford and the Cal Bears in todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner
Aug 01, 2007 BILL WALSH REMEMBERED
BILL WALSH and I had a special relationship going back 30 years, starting with the day he was hired as the Stanford head We
Jul 31, 2007 EXAMINER COLUMN: BILL WALSH REMEMBERED
I wrote on Bill Walsh n todayís Examiner. Access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner columns near the bott
Jul 29, 2007 Cal, 49ers, Raiders Tickets
Tickets for Cal football, including the opener against Tennessee, and for the 49ers and Raiders are available on the TICKETS! T
Jul 28, 2007 See Bonds Hit 755, Cal, 49er Tickets Available
If you want to see Barry Bonds hit No. 755, tickets for the Giants weekend games are available on the TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS
Jul 27, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written about the Giants rebuilding in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Exa
Jul 25, 2007 Major Scandals in Sports
THIS IS A major crisis time for American professional sports with an NBA referee investigated for betting on and perhaps fixing
Jul 24, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written about Barry Bonds chasing Hank Aaron in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the 2-line item abo
Jul 21, 2007 SEE BARRY HIT NO. 756
If you want to see Barry Bonds hit No. 756, tickets for the Atlanta series and the rest of the Giants home stand are available
Jul 20, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Mike Nolan and the 49ers in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the 2-line note about my Exa
Jul 18, 2007 Giants, A's Trade Possibilities
BOTH GIANTS and Aís fans are anticipating big changes in their teams the rest of the season, because both teams are well out of
Jul 17, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the Giants supposed change of direction in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the 2-line no
Jul 14, 2007 49ers, Raiders, Cal Tickets
SPORTS, CONCERT TICKETS: Tickets for the 49ers and Raiders and other NFL games are available on the TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
Jul 13, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on why the Aís will trade Mike Piazza in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the 2-line note ab
Jul 11, 2007 Bonds, All-Star Game, Giants History
BARRY BONDS played nice with the media during the All-Star week in San Francisco, and I could only think: Why didnít you do thi
Jul 10, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Barry Zitoís affect on the Giants in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the 2-line note abo
Jul 06, 2007 ALL-STAR GAME, CONCERTS
Tickets for the All-Star game and associated events are available on the TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! link at the bottom of my Ho
Jul 06, 2007 All-Star Game, Concerts
Tickets for the All-Star game and associated events are available on the TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! link at the bottom of my Ho
Jul 04, 2007 49ers Stadium, Giants, A's, All-Star Tickets
SAN FRANCISCO mayor Gavin Newsom should keep his mouth shut about the 49ers. His statements are becoming more and more ridiculo
Jul 03, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, TICKETS
Iíve written on the Warriors future in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the 2-line note about my Examiner
Jun 30, 2007 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
SPORTS, CONCERT TICKETS: Tickets for the All-Star game and associated events are available on the TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! li
Jun 29, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, TICKETS
Iíve written on what the Giants need to do in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the 2-line note about my E
Jun 27, 2007 Milton Bradley, Rod Beck
MILTON BRADLEY is gone, and the Aís already miss him. When Bradley was ďdesignated for assignmentĒ last week, the move caugh
Jun 26, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS, TICKETS
Iíve written on Barry Bonds as an All-Star in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the 3-line note about my E
Jun 25, 2007 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. SPORTS, CONCERT TICKETS: Tickets for the All-Star game and associated events are availa
Jun 22, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, GIANTS-YANKEES
Iíve written on the impossible dream, a new 49ers stadium, in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the thre
Jun 20, 2007 Bonds Trade, A's Pitching, Schmidt, Zito, Rueter
WHEN GIANTS general manager Brian Sabean talked to local media on Sunday, he was asked whether the club would trade Barry Bonds
Jun 19, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Barry Bonds concealing Giants mistakes in todayís Examiner column. The best way to access it is through the lin
Jun 16, 2007 Giants-Yankees, All-Star Game, Concerts
Tickets for the Giants-Yankees series, Friday through Sunday at AT&T Park, are available on the TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! link
Jun 15, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN AND CONCERTS
Iíve written on Alex Smith and the 49ers in todayís Examiner column. The best way to access it is through the link in the three
Jun 13, 2007 A's Win With System. . . Giants Problems. . . 49ers
BILLY BEANE makes mistakes, as all general managers do from time to time, but he hasnít taken the heat that the Giants GM, Bria
Jun 12, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN.... . THE POLICE
I wrote on Brian Sabean and the Giants in todayís Examiner column. The best way to access it is through the link in the three-l
Jun 09, 2007 The Police, All-Star Game and Much More
SPORTS, CONCERT TICKETS: Tickets for The Police concert on Wednesday at the Oakland Coliseum, and the various appearances of Di
Jun 08, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Al Davis and the Raiders changing directions in todayís Examiner column. The best way to access it is through the li
Jun 06, 2007 Giants Draft. . . and More
THE GIANTS have an unparalleled opportunity in the first-year draft, which takes place Thursday and Friday, with six of the fir
Jun 05, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on why Brian Sabean will be fired in todayís Examiner column. The best way to access it is through the link in the thre
Jun 01, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on why Barry Zito is overpaid and Barry Bonds is not in todayís Examiner column. The best way to access it is through t
May 30, 2007 Character Issues, Giants Pitchers. . . and More
CHARACTER IS becoming more and more of an issue in professional sports, and teams that ignore that are asking for trouble. Leag
May 29, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS, THE POLICE
I wrote on the Giants pitching in todayís Examiner column. The best way to access it is through the link in the three-line item
May 26, 2007 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: I've updated this section. SPORTS, CONCERT TICKETS: Tickets for The Police concert on June 13 at the Oakland Colise
May 25, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the 49ers drive to the playoffs in todayís Examiner column. The best way to access it is through the link in the thr
May 23, 2007 Giants Pitchers, Don Nelson, Rich Hardin
ONE PART of the Giants rebuilding program is going gang-busters: Their emphasis on young pitching. For years, the Giants hav
May 22, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Barry Zito and Ray Sadecki in todayís Examiner column. The best way to access it is through the link in the three-li
May 18, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Baron Davis and Stephen Jackson in todayís Examiner column. The best way to access it is through the link in the thr
May 16, 2007 A's Hitting, Warriors, NFL Greed
THE AíS live and die by the home run, usually winning when they hit home runs and losing when they donít, but this has long bee
May 15, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Curt Young and the Aís in todayís Examiner. You can access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner
May 12, 2007 WARRIORS TICKETS, THE POLICE, DIANA KRALL
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section. Tickets for the Warriors playoff games and the June 13 concert by The Police at the Oakl
May 11, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Bruce Bochy in todayís Examiner. You can access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner columns nea
May 09, 2007 Warriors Rise; Clemens and Bonds
DON NELSON has been the main story for the Warriors this season but he couldnít have accomplished what he has if Chris Mullin h
May 08, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the Warriors in todayís Examiner. You can access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner columns ne
May 04, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh in todayís Examiner. You can access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Exam
May 02, 2007 Jackson vs. Moss; NFL Draft: Testy Officials
THE 49ERS had a draft day decision to make on a veteran wide receiver, whether to trade for Darrell Jackson or Randy Moss. But
May 01, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the Raiders and 49ers drafts in todayís Examiner. You can access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Exa
Apr 28, 2007 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
Tickets for the Warriors and Sharks playoff games, Saturday's Kentucky Derby and the All-Star game at AT&T park are available o
Apr 27, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Barry Bonds in todayís Examiner. You can access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner columns nea
Apr 25, 2007 Bob Geren, Warriors Chances, 49ers Needs
THE LONG shadow of Billy Beane has intimidated Aís managers before, Art Howe in particular, but it hasnít affected their latest
Apr 24, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the Warriors in todayís Examiner. You can access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner columns ne
Apr 21, 2007 SPORTS, CONCERT TICKETS
Tickets for the Warriors and Sharks playoff games, May 5 Kentucky Derby and the All-Star game at AT&T park are available on the
Apr 20, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the 49ers draft in todayís Examiner. You can access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner columns
Apr 17, 2007 Change for Bears; Warriors: Robinson Legacy
THERE WILL be a new look for Cal football this fall, or, more accurately, a return to an old look as coach Jeff Tedford goes ba
Apr 13, 2007 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: I updated this section with 13 new posts today (Saturday) SPORTS, CONCERT TICKETS: Tickets for the May 5 Kentucky
Apr 11, 2007 Giants, Cal Basketball, Announcers. . . and More
THE GIANTS slow start has surprised nobody but the teamís management. After the dismal 1-5 home stand, general manager Brian Sa
Apr 10, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS, TICKETS
I wrote on Jack Tatum and Darryl Stingley in todayís Examiner. You can access it through the link in the 2-line item about my E
Apr 07, 2007 LETTERS, SPORTS, CONCERT TICKETS
I've updated the Letters section today (Monday). Tickets for the May 5 Kentucky Derby, the NHL playoffs and major league baseb
Apr 06, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, TV APPEARANCE
I wrote on Matt Cain and the Giants in todayís Examiner. You can access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examine
Apr 05, 2007 APRIL FOOL'S JOKE
I was fooled by an April Foolís joke yesterday, writing about a proposed ďtradeĒ of Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson to the
Apr 04, 2007 49ers, Giants, Big Game
THERE WAS a report out of Houston earlier this week that the 49ers would make a trade with the Texans, giving up Arnaz Battle a
Apr 03, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, TV APPEARANCE
I wrote on the 49ers offense in todayís Examiner. You can access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner colum
Apr 01, 2007 TV APPEARANCE, SPORTS, CONCERT TICKETS
I'll be a guest on the FSBA pre-game show at 12:30 tomorrow, before the Giants opener. Tickets for the May 5 Kentucky Derby,
Mar 29, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Barry Bondsí chances for the career home run record in todayís Examiner. You can access it through the link in the 2
Mar 28, 2007 PROBLEM ATHLETES, NFL CHANGES . . . AND MORE
THE BIGGEST problem in professional sports today is criminal behavior by athletes. Thatís happening in all sports. Sacramen
Mar 27, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on a possible Aís move in todayís Examiner. You can access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner col
Mar 23, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, ALTAR BOYZ
I wrote on Barry Zito in todayís Examiner. You can access it through the link in the 2-line item about my Examiner columns near
Mar 21, 2007 Tedford Again In Charge of Cal Offense
MIKE DUNBAR is gone as offensive coordinator, but the Cal offense will still have elements of the spread in it, coach Jeff Tedf
Mar 20, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written why the 49ers should leave San Francisco in todayís Examiner column. You should be able to access it through the l
Mar 16, 2007 ALTAR BOYZ, MARCH MADNESS
Tickets are available to the Altar Boyz musical, which plays at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco through April 8 on the TIC
Mar 14, 2007 NCAA Tournament, Raiders Draft Pick
WHY HAS the NCAA basketball tournament become so important? Office pools. Gambling is the dirty little secret behind the pop
Mar 13, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, MARCH MADNESS
Iíve written on the Raiders need for a quarterback in todayís Examiner column. You should be able to access it through the link
Mar 10, 2007 MARCH MADNESS
Tickets for all NCAA tournament games, right through the Final Four, are available on the TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! link on th
Mar 09, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, MARCH MADNESS
Iíve written on the 49ers as a legitimate playoff contender in todayís Examiner column. You should be able to access it through
Mar 07, 2007 Raiders Draft, Daymeion Hughes, Bonds
THE RAIDERS seem likely to choose a quarterback with their No. 1 selection in the draft. That bothers some of their fans, who p
Mar 06, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Ben Braunís future in todayís Examiner column. You should be able to access it through the link in the 2-line i
Mar 04, 2007 CHRISTINE AGUILERA
Tickets for the March 10th Christina Aguilera concert at HP Pavilion are available on the Bay Area link of TICKETS! TICKETS! TI
Mar 02, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS, THE POLICE
Iíve written on Antonio Bryant and Randy Moss in todayís Examiner column. You should be able to access it through the link in t
Feb 28, 2007 Non-events: Combine and Spring Training
PRO SPORTS are filled with non-events these days, happenings which are reported with breathless enthusiasm by the media but act
Feb 27, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, THE POLICE
Iíve written on the Raiders draft in todayís Examiner column. You should be able to access it through the link in the 2-line it
Feb 23, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, THE POLICE
Iíve recommended a new offensive coordinator for the 49ers in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the link in the 3-line
Feb 21, 2007 Dick Davey, Cal Hoops, Zito, The Police
SANTA CLARA basketball coach Dick Davey and athletic director Dan Coonan have both been caught in the cross-hairs by an overzea
Feb 20, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Brian Sabean on the hot seat for todayís Examiner column. You should be able to access that column and my web p
Feb 17, 2007 EXXAMINER ACCESS
For those who had problems accessing my Friday Examiner column through the link onmy Home Page, just use examiner.com and type
Feb 16, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the tawdriness of the BALCO CASE for todayís Examiner column. You can access that column and my web page throug
Feb 14, 2007 Raiders, 49ers, Tennis, Book
THERE IS no true offseason in the NFL because of free agency and the draft, and both the Raiders and 49ers have important quest
Feb 13, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Al Davis and Lane Kiffin for todayís Examiner column. You can access that column and my web page through the li
Feb 10, 2007 Norv Turner, Super Bowl, BB Luncheon
WHAT REALLY happened in Dallas? Maybe Norv Turner realized that being the offensive coordinator for the 49ers was a whole lot b
Feb 09, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Jeff Tedford and his recruiting for todayís Examiner column. You can access that column and my web page through
Feb 07, 2007 COLUMN POSTPONED
Everything I did today took longer than I expected, so instead of posting a column today, I'll write one on Saturday which will
Feb 06, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the domino effect if Norv Turner becomes the head coach in Dallas in todayís Examiner column. I have my own web
Feb 03, 2007 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
Tickets are available on this site for the AT&T tournament and baseball All-Star game at AT&T Park in July, as well as tickets
Feb 02, 2007 IN EXAMINER; WALSH HELPED BLACK COACHES
Iíve written on how Bill Walsh (Walsh paved advance is the headline) paved the road for the black coaches in the Super Bowl in
Jan 31, 2007 Bonds, Tedford and Raiders
WISHING DOESNíT make it so, as the many, many media critics of Barry Bonds learned this week when Bonds and the Giants finalize
Jan 30, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
Iíve written on how a combined stadium could benefit the 49ers and Raiders Ė and the Aís - in todayís Examiner column. I have m
Jan 27, 2007 LETTERS
LETTERS: I updated this section today (Saturday). TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! : Tickets are available on this site for the Jerse
Jan 26, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
Iíve written on Jerry Porter and Randy Moss in todayís Examiner column. I have my own web page, so you can access todayís colum
Jan 24, 2007 Raiders Coach, Tedford Connection, Bonds
LANE KIFFIN is a blank slate upon which Al Davis hopes to write. Anybody who interprets his hiring as the next Raiders coach di
Jan 23, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Barry Bonds and the Giants in todayís Examiner column. I have my own web page, so you can access todayís column
Jan 19, 2007 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: I updated this section Saturday. TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! Tickets are available on this site for the Jersey Boys pl
Jan 17, 2007 Jeff Tedford, Warriors Trade, A's . . and More
JEFF TEDFORD is the most successful Cal football coach since the early days of Pappy Waldorf, but there are still local columni
Jan 16, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I give advice to Mike Nolan in todayís Examiner column. (Headline: Learning From Those Who Do It Best). I have my own web page,
Jan 14, 2007 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
Tickets are available on this site for Wednesdayís Justin Timberlake concert in Fresno, the Jersey Boys play, which runs in San
Jan 12, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds and the steroid factor for todayís Examiner. I have my own web page, so you can acc
Jan 10, 2007 BCS, RAIDERS, GIANTS, HOF....AND MORE
THE MUCH-MALIGNED BCS system gave us a very entertaining ride this season, and it also gave a clearer picture of college footba
Jan 09, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Jeff Tedford and the Raiders for todayís Examiner. I have my own web page, so you can access todayís column an
Jan 05, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Mike Nolan and the 49ers for todayís Examiner. I have my own web page, so you can access todayís column and ea
Jan 03, 2007 Bowls, 49ers Stadium, Shell and Zito
COLLEGE FOOTBALL is different, as weíve seen in the bowl games. Two of the winners, Boise State and Oregon State, went for t
Jan 02, 2007 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Barry Zito and the Giants for todayís Examiner. I have my own web page, so you can access todayís column and e
Dec 30, 2006 EXAMINER COLUMN UPDATE
There was a delay in posting my Friday Examiner column but you can read it now by going to my Examiner web page by using the li
Dec 29, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on how San Francisco can keep the 49ers for Fridayís Examiner. I have my own web page, so you can access todayís
Dec 29, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on how San Francisco can keep the 49ers for Fridayís Examiner. I have my own web page, so you can access todayís
Dec 23, 2006 MERRY CHRISTMAS
Iím taking some time off next week for Christmas, so I wonít be writing an Examiner column for Tuesday or my usual website colu
Dec 22, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the Raiders and their draft choice for Fridayís Examiner. I have my own web page, so you can access todayís col
Dec 20, 2006 Stanford Football, Giants, Raiders
JIM HARBAUGH is the right choice as the new Stanford football coach, but before he can bring the Cardinal program back, the Sta
Dec 19, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Alex Smith and the 49ers for todayís Examiner. I have my own web page, so you can access todayís column and ear
Dec 15, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
Iíve written on the dysfunctional Giants for todayís Examiner. I have my own web page, so you can access todayís column and ear
Dec 13, 2006 When Will 49ers Contend?
The ups and downs of the 49ers season have their fans on an emotional roller coaster, but the truth is, theyíre just about wher
Dec 10, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
Iíve written on Cal football for todayís Examiner. I have my own web page, so you can access todayís column and earlier ones th
Dec 08, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Bonds and Piazza for todayís Examiner. I have my own web page, so you can access todayís column and earlier one
Dec 06, 2006 Raiders, Zito/Schmidt, Walt Harris
WHEN THE Raiders set a franchise record in holding the Houston Texans to a minus two in passing yardage last Sunday, it brought
Dec 05, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on why Walt Harris was fired for todayís Examiner. I have my own web page, so you can access todayís column and ea
Dec 01, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the firing of Walt Harris and the Big Game for todayís Examiner. I have my own web page, so you can access toda
Nov 29, 2006 Say Goodbye to Art Shell
THE DEMOTION of offensive coordinator Tom Walsh and the elevation of tight ends coach John Shoop means the Art Shell experiment
Nov 28, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
Iíve written on the Giants for todayís Examiner. Access it through the Search Page link in the last line of the item about my E
Nov 24, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on Cal football for todayís Examiner. Access it through the Search Page link in the last line of the item about my
Nov 22, 2006 Rice and Bryant: What a Difference
IT WAS quite a Sunday for 49er receivers, past and present, as Jerry Rice was honored at halftime of the 49ers-Seahawks game an
Nov 21, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the 49ers for todayís Examiner. Access it through the Search Page link in the last line of the item about my Ex
Nov 20, 2006 NOTE TO READERS
Iíll write on my usual schedule this week, Tuesday and Friday in the Examiner and Wednesday on my website. I wrote a bonus colu
Nov 18, 2006 Geren Logical Choice for A's
BOB GEREN was always the logical choice as the next Aís manager, as I wrote in the Examiner on Nov. 3 and on this website on We
Nov 17, 2006 EXAMINER COLUMN, A's, LETTERS
Iíve written on the Raiders in todayís Examiner column. Access it through the Search Page link in the third line of the item ab
Nov 15, 2006 A's Move, 49ers Changes, Stanford Twins
AíS TO FREMONT? Who benefits? Not Fremont. In recent years, baseball parks have been built in downtown areas in Baltimore, D
Nov 14, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on whether San Francisco needs the 49ers in todayís Examiner. Access it through the Search Page link in the last line o
Nov 11, 2006 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: I updated this section on Saturday afernoon. TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS! Looking ahead to the holiday season, ticket
Nov 10, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I wrote on the 49ers ďmoveĒ in todayís Examiner. Access it through the Search Page link in the last line of the item about my E
Nov 08, 2006 Cal Bears Now the Target
THE CAL BEARS find themselves in a very unusual position, as the team with a figurative X on their chests. ďWe know that we
Nov 07, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the 49ers family struggle in todayís Examiner. Access it through the Search Page link in the last line of the item a
Nov 04, 2006 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
Looking ahead to the holiday season, tickets will be available through the links on this site for bowl games, including the Ros
Nov 03, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I wrote on the Aís managerial search in todayís Examiner. Access it through the Search Page link in the last line of the item a
Nov 01, 2006 Nelson, Bonds, King. . . and More
NBA COACHES often talk of their commitment to the fast break. Don Nelson actually follows through on his statements. We know
Oct 31, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Bruce Bochy and the Giants in todayís Examiner. Access it through the Search Page link in the last line of the item
Oct 28, 2006 LETTERS, ETC.
I updated ďLettersĒ on Thursday. For those looking for Oakland/Piedmont property to buy or sell, check out my wifeís site, P
Oct 27, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I wrote on the 49ers in todayís Examiner. Access it through the Search Page link in the last line of the item about my Examiner
Oct 25, 2006 Cal's Win - and More
CALíS OVERTIME win against Washington was a much closer game than any of us expected, but it was a gratifying one because the B
Oct 24, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Stanford football for todayís Examiner column. Access it through the Search Page link in the last line of the item a
Oct 23, 2006 CAL TICKETS AND MORE
Tickets will be available on the TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!link for Cal games for the rest of the season, including Cal-USC a
Oct 21, 2006 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
Tickets will be available on this link for these big college football games: --Michigan at Ohio State --Notre Dame at USC --
Oct 20, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the Giants for todayís Examiner column. Access it through the Search Page link in the last line of the item about my
Oct 18, 2006 Macha, Managers, Free Agents, Raiders
KEN MACHA wanted out as Aís manager and found the way to make it happen, while still getting paid for the remaining two years o
Oct 17, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Art Shell and the Raiders today. Access it through the Search Page link on the third line of the item about my Exami
Oct 14, 2006 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
Tickets will be available on this link for these big college football games: --Michigan at Ohio State --Notre Dame at USC
Oct 13, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the Cal Bears for my Examiner column today. Access it through the Search Page link on the bottom line of the item ab
Oct 11, 2006 Giants Manager, A's, Raiders
LOU PINIELLA as the next manager of the Giants? Donít bet on it. Ron Wotus, who has managed in the minors and been the bench co
Oct 10, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the Aís in the Examiner today. Access it through the Search Page link in the third line of the item about my Examine
Oct 06, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Randy Moss and the Raiders for my Examiner column today. Access it through the Search Page link in the bottom line o
Oct 04, 2006 Nelson, Thomas, Bonds, Cal, 49ers
WILL THIS finally be the season the Warriors end their playoff drought? The hiring of Don Nelson as coach gives them one import
Sep 30, 2006 LETTERS, ERROR, TICKETS
LETTERS: I updated this on Sept. 30. ERROR: Cal quarterback Kevin Riley is not the son of Mike Riley, as I mistakenly wrote
Sep 29, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I wrote on the young Giants pitching for my Examiner column today. Access it through the Search Page link in the bottom line of
Sep 27, 2006 A's, Giants, Cal, Stanford, 49ers
THE AíS should pitch Rich Harden in the first game of the playoffs. If they donít Ė and the plan now is to pitch him in the las
Sep 26, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the Cal Bears today. Access it through the Search Page link in the third line of the note about my Examiner columns
Sep 24, 2006 TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!
I thank those of you who have used this service because itís helped me pay off the costs of setting up my website. Tickets wil
Sep 22, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written on the Raiders for today's Examiner column. Access it through the Search Page link in the third line of the item a
Sep 20, 2006 Kudos for Beane; What Are Giants Doing?
BEFORE THE start of this season, Aís general manager Billy Beane made three big moves: --He signed free agent pitcher Esteba
Sep 19, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
Iíve written on the 49ers for todayís Examiner column. Access it through the Search Page link in the third line of the note abo
Sep 16, 2006 LETTERS, TV, TICKETS
LETTERS: Iíve updated this section today (Sept. 16). TV: Iím a guest on ďThe Last Honest Sports Show,Ē airing tonight on KP
Sep 15, 2006 EXAMINER COLUMN, TV APPEARANCE
I wrote on the Giants for my Examiner column today. Access it through the link in the third line of the note about my Examiner
Sep 13, 2006 RAIDERS, CAL. . . AND MORE
A READER, David Krone, caught this passage on page 553 of Thomas Friedmanís book, ďThe World Is FlatĒ: ďOne thing that tells
Sep 11, 2006 TOMORROW: RETURN TO WRITING
I will be returning to writing tomorrow with my Examiner column. On Wednesday, I will be writing on my website, and I will keep
Aug 19, 2006 VACATION TIME
After my Examiner column on Tuesday, August 22, I'll be on vacation until Sept. 11. TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!: Tickets will b
Aug 18, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, LETTERS
I wrote on the 49ers and Raiders for today's Examiner column. Access it by hitting the Search Page link on the bottom line of t
Aug 16, 2006 Baseball: Watch Those Predictions
BASEBALL IS the most unpredictable sport, with quite different results from day to day, as we were reminded in the very first A
Aug 15, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Cal quarterbacks in the Examiner today. I now have my own web page which displays all my columns, including the late
Aug 12, 2006 LETTERS, TICKETS
LETTERS: Iíll update this section today (Saturday) TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!: Tickets will be available on this link for th
Aug 11, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Stanford football in my Examiner column today. You can access that through the Search Page link on the bottom line o
Aug 09, 2006 Baseball, Football Ramblings
AS MAJOR LEAGUE baseball heads into the stretch drive, the situations in the two Western Divisions are quite different. In t
Aug 08, 2006 EXAMINER COLUMN, ESPN TONIGHT
I wrote on the 49ers for today's Examiner column and will tape a segment on the Niners which will run on the ESPN news at 7:40
Aug 05, 2006 TICKETS, CRUISE
TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!: Tickets will be available on this link for these hot concerts: --Barbra Streisand, Oct. 4-Novembe
Aug 04, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Ken Macha and the A's in my Examiner column today. You can access it through the Search Page link on the third line
Aug 02, 2006 Baseball Fans Getting Nasty
CROWD BEHAVIOR seems to be getting worse at baseball games, as Milton Bradley can certainly attest. Bradley was taunted by f
Jul 29, 2006 TICKETS, CRUISE
TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKETS!: Tickets will be available on this link for these hot concerts: --Barbra Streisand, Oct. 4-Novembe
Jul 28, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I'm writing about Jerry Porter and the Raiders in my Examiner column today. Access it through the link in the three-line note a
Jul 26, 2006 Why Can't They Say Goodbye?
SAYING GOODBYE is the hardest thing for star athletes to do. The latest example is Barry Bonds, who has been saying he might
Jul 25, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN, RADIO
I'm writing on the 49ers offense in my Examiner column today. Access it through the link within the 3-line message about my Exa
Jul 22, 2006 CRUISE, TICKETS, LETTERS
CRUISE WITH ME: I am organizing a sports-oriented cruise of the Panama Canal, Feb. 16 to March 3, starting in San Diego and end
Jul 21, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I'm discussing a trade of Jason Schmidt in my Examiner column today. Access it through the link on my Home Page above TICKETS!
Jul 19, 2006 Who Will Replace Bonds?
GARY RADNICH posed an interesting question on his KNBR show on Monday: When Barry Bondsí salary comes off the Giants books, who
Jul 18, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN and KNBR
I'm writing on Barry Bonds in my Examiner column today. You can access it through the link on my Home Page just above "TICKETS!
Jul 15, 2006 CRUISE, TICKETS, LETTERS
CRUISE WITH ME: I am organizing a sports-oriented cruise of the Panama Canal, Feb. 16 to March 3, starting in San Diego and end
Jul 14, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on Jeff Tedford in my Examiner column today. Access it through the link on my Home Page, just above TICKETS! TICKETS! T
Jul 12, 2006 Tough Sledding for Bay Area Baseball
IF THEREíS postseason baseball in the Bay Area this year, it will be in Oakland, not San Francisco. The Giants improved thei
Jul 08, 2006 CRUISE, TICKETS, LETTERS
CRUISE WITH ME: I am organizing a sports-oriented cruise of the Panama Canal, Feb. 16 to March 3, starting in San Diego and end
Jul 07, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the DH for my Examiner column today. Access it through the link on my home page, just above TICKETS! TICKETS! TICKET
Jul 05, 2006 Pitch Count: Good Or Bad?
FEW THINGS seem to rile long-time baseball fans more than the pitch count fetish in baseball. Many of us recall episodes from t
Jul 04, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I've written about the Giants and A's need for Sean Casey. Hit the Search link on my home page, right above TICKETS! TICKETS! T
Jul 01, 2006 Good Times With the Raiders
IT WAS AN August exhibition game in Portland in 1967. The Raiders had just lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, 48-0. There were jus
Jun 30, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the 49ers stadium. You can access it through the link at the bottom of my home page, just above TICKETS! TICKETS! TI
Jun 28, 2006 Ben Braun Extension: Oh, No!
SANDY BARBOUR has been very sure-footed since she took over as Cal athletic director in the fall of 2004, but she misfired last
Jun 27, 2006 TODAY'S EXAMINER COLUMN
I wrote on the Warriors for today's Examiner column. Access it through the link at the bottom of my home page and type my name
Jun 22, 2006 Cruise With Me
I am organizing a sports-oriented cruise of the Panama Canal, Feb. 16 to March 3, starting in San Diego and ending in Fort Laud
Jun 21, 2006 A's Upper Deck Closing: Problems Ahead
CLOSING OFF the upper deck has had one desired effect for the Aís: Season ticket sales have increased about 11 per cent, accord
Jun 20, 2006 Radio, Cruise and Examiner column
RADIO: Iíll be on with Gary Radnich at 10 a.m. Thursday on KNBR. COME CRUISE WITH ME: I am organizing a sports-oriented crui
Jun 16, 2006 CRUISE WITH ME
I am organizing a sports-oriented cruise of the Panama Canal, Feb. 16 to March 3, starting in San Diego and ending in Fort Lau
Jun 14, 2006 The Giants Worst Trades
WHAT ARE the worst trades in San Francisco Giants history? Here are the four I would nominate: --Orlando Cepeda for Ray Sade
Jun 09, 2006 LETTERS
I've updated this with e-mails on both my Examiner and website columns.
Jun 07, 2006 Musselman, Montana and More
THE HIRING of Eric Musselman showed why the Sacramento Kings are in the playoffs consistently and the Warriors are not. Muss
Jun 04, 2006 NOTE TO READERS
For those of you who may have missed my earlier announcement, I'm now writing Tuesday and Friday for The San Francisco Examiner
Jun 01, 2006 LETTERS
I've updated this section.
May 31, 2006 What's Wrong With A's
WHY ARE the Aís struggling after being picked by almost everybody to win the AL West this season? Think of the team as a cha
May 30, 2006
May 28, 2006 COLUMNS ON WEBSITE
Some readers have asked me if I'll put my Examiner columns on my website. The answer is no. The Examiner is paying for my colum
May 27, 2006 NOTE TO READERS
Starting next week, Iíll be writing columns on Tuesday and Friday for The San Francisco Examiner. The paper is distributed free
May 26, 2006 NO COLUMN TODAY
My brother is coming up from Santa Barbara today so we can celebrate his birthday, so I'm not writing today.
May 26, 2006 NO COLUMN TODAY
My brother is coming up from Santa Barbara today so we can celebrate his birthday, so I'm not writing today.
May 25, 2006 Power Surge in Baseball
THOUGH THEY know that home runs draw fans, even baseball owners are saying maybe they should check the baseballs being used, to
May 24, 2006 Raiders Won't Be Sold
THE OLD SAYING, ďDonít believe everything you read,Ē can now be applied to Sports Illustrated after its story this week that Ed
May 23, 2006 Why Do They Hate Barry Bonds?
BARRY BONDSí problems with the media Ė or, vice versa Ė began early in his Giants career. Early in the 1993 season, Sports I
May 22, 2006 Giants Pitching Is Impressive
THE BIG story in the weekend Giants-Aís series was Barry Bondsí 714th career home run on Saturday, but for Giants fans, the mos
May 21, 2006 LETTERS
I've update this section.
May 19, 2006 Turner Likes Alex Smith
THE COACH closest to Alex Smith thinks the young quarterback has a very bright future. ďPeople ask me all the time if I th
May 18, 2006 The Right Move for Warriors
CHRIS MULLIN should admit his mistake and hire Eric Musselman to coach the Warriors again. Thatís not the hottest rumor, of
May 17, 2006 Montana, Bonds, Cal Football . . and More
WISH LIST: That the 49ers would persuade Joe Montana to work with Alex Smith in their June mini-camp. Who could be better to
May 16, 2006 A Vote for Bud Selig
BUD SELIG has been an easy target for criticism since he was the front man for the owners in the 1994 labor dispute that caused
May 15, 2006 A's, Giants Come Up Empty
THE GIANTS and Aís both spent big bucks for free agent pitchers in the offseason. In retrospect, they might wish they had inves
May 14, 2006 LETTERS. . . .FINALLY!
I've finally done the "Letters" update I promised two days ago.
May 12, 2006 Barry Bonds Chases the Babe
THEREíS A CARNIVAL air surrounding Barry Bonds and the Giants as Bonds seeks to surpass Babe Ruthís career home run mark, and i
May 11, 2006 Personal Holiday
I'm taking the day off to go to the Giants-Cubs game and do some Mother's Day shopping. Since I'm a kept man these days, I have
May 10, 2006 Of Bonds, Zito and Al Davis
BARRY BONDS has said heíll play more on this home stand because Moises Alou has gone on the disabled list, but that may not be
May 09, 2006 Giants Will Play Blame Game
WHO WILL get blamed if the Giants season doesnít turn around? Manager Felipe Alou will be gone, general manager Brian Sabean is
May 08, 2006 Mike Nolan, 49ers Make Progress
MIKE NOLAN continues to grow as a head coach. I learned of another example of that when I was at the 49ers mini-camp yesterday:
May 07, 2006 MONDAY
I'll be reporting on what I learned at the 49ers mini-camp.
May 05, 2006 49ers, Giants, A's . . . and More
MIKE NOLAN road map for improving the 49ers is becoming clearer, and itís a good one. The latest move was to trade for veter
May 04, 2006 The Las Vegas A's?
ONCE AGAIN, there is speculation that the Oakland Aís will be moved in the not-distant future. One possibility is simply buildi
May 03, 2006 Willie Mays: An Original
WILLIE MAYS turns 75 on Saturday, which was noted by John Shea, who did a lengthy interview of Mays for this morningís Chronicl
May 02, 2006 Barry Bonds: Still the Catalyst for Giants
BARRY BONDS will be a mixed blessing for the Giants this season. Bonds now looks a lot like Frank Thomas with the Aís, but t
May 01, 2006 49ers Make Right Move; Raiders ????
THE 49ERS draft justified Mike Nolanís trade to get an extra draft pick. The Raider draft was a bit puzzling. More on that late
Apr 28, 2006 NFL Draft, Joe Montana and More
THIS NFL draft is one of the most unpredictable in recent years, but there is one constant: Teams still donít quite know how to
Apr 27, 2006 Barry Bonds Makes An Adjustment
LIKE HIS godfather before him, Barry Bonds is adjusting to situational changes with his hitting. With Willie Mays, it was th
Apr 26, 2006 Who Will the Raiders Draft?
THE RAIDERS have so determinedly been leaking the ďinformationĒ that they have their eyes on Texas quarterback Vince Young that
Apr 25, 2006 Bill Walsh On 49ers, NFL and Stanford
BILL WALSH was surprised by the trade which the 49ers made last week to give them an additional pick in the first round. ďTh
Apr 24, 2006 Cal Starting QB: Undecided
CALíS SPRING football practice ended Saturday with the biggest question still unanswered: Who will be the starting quarterback
Apr 23, 2006 IRA MILLER
For those of you who have inquired, Ira's website is MySportsPage.com
Apr 22, 2006 NOTE TO READERS
I've updated "Letters" this morning. I've been busy - A's game Thursday, meeting with Bill Walsh yesterday, Cal scrimmage today
Apr 21, 2006 Leon Powe. . . and Baseball Musings
AS MUCH AS I hate to see him go, I think Leon Powe should leave Cal and go to the NBA. He doesnít have much to gain by staying.
Apr 20, 2006 Will 49ers Make Bold Move?
BY TRADING with Denver to add the 22nd pick in the first round, the 49ers put themselves in position to make another bold move
Apr 19, 2006 Power Numbers Up In Baseball...Hmmm
BEFORE THE start of this baseball season, many sportswriters who have anointed themselves as guardians of the gameís traditions
Apr 18, 2006 An Rx for Warriors
WHAT CAN be done to fix the Warriors? Itís always difficult to make big changes in a roster because of the salary cap restricti
Apr 17, 2006 49ers Look for Leadership
MIKE NOLANíS plan for rebuilding the 49ers through the draft is a good one, but he also needs solid veterans to be leaders for
Apr 15, 2006 LETTERS
I've updated this section this morning.
Apr 14, 2006 QBs Favre, Rodgers, Young. .. .And Baseball, Tool
QUARTERBACKS, QUARTERBACKS: Will Brett Favre be traded? Will Aaron Rodgers get his shot? What will happen to Vince Young? On
Apr 13, 2006 Has the Sports World Really Changed?
THE SPORTS WORLD seems to be getting nastier. The Duke lacrosse team is currently in the headlines because of a rape accusation
Apr 12, 2006 Who Will 49ers Pick?
WITH THEIR relative inactivity in the free agent market, the 49ers have clearly decided that the draft is the way to go, and co
Apr 11, 2006 AL Baseball Is Better
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED did an article last week on the obvious superiority of the American League but didnít make another obvious s
Apr 10, 2006 Good News, Bad News for Giants
THERE WAS good news and bad news as the Giants rallied dramatically to beat Atlanta and close out a 4-2 first week yesterday.
Apr 08, 2006 Barry Bonds, Pro and Con
As I promised, I've put many e-mails on this subject in "Letters."
Apr 07, 2006 Jeff Tedford and the Spead Offense
JEFF TEDFORD has had strong offenses since he came to Cal, but heís still trying to make improvements, which is why he visited
Apr 06, 2006 Hypocrisy Reigns With Barry Bonds
THE DEMONIZING of Barry Bonds is mind-boggling in its hypocrisy. Steroids have been present in professional sports since at
Apr 05, 2006 NO COLUMN TODAY
Between taxes, doctor's appointment and the minutae of every day life, I can't concentrate on writing today. I'll be back tomor
Apr 04, 2006 Colletti Benefits From Writers' Bias
THEREíS NOTHING more distasteful to most sportswriters than a new idea. The latest one is teams using computer models as part o
Apr 03, 2006 Cal's Problem: Pac-10 Will Be Better
UCLAíS POSITION in the finals of the NCAA basketball tournament has left me decidedly ambivalent. On one hand, I always root fo
Mar 31, 2006 Michelle Wie and Star Power
MICHELLE WIE is helping womenís golf make the same kind of quantum leap that Arnold Palmer brought to the menís version of the
Mar 30, 2006 Spring Training, 49ers Stadium - and More
IN 1966, Juan Marichal held out until the final 10 days of spring training, and that hurt him so much that all he did was win
Mar 29, 2006 Schmidt Is Key for Giants
IN HIS WAY, Jason Schmidt is almost as important to the Giantsí success as Barry Bonds. Schmidt is projected as the No. 1 st
Mar 28, 2006 Aaron Brooks? Are You Kidding?
THE RAIDERS quarterback decisions, since they made a good one to release Kerry Collins, are baffling. After releasing Collin
Mar 27, 2006 Progress for 49ers
THE SIGNING of guard Larry Allen is of great importance to the 49ers, not just the move itself but what it tells us about the t
Mar 24, 2006 The Keys to March Madness
LAST NIGHTíS games showed vividly why ďMarch MadnessĒ has such a grip on the American sports public. The UCLA win over Gonza
Mar 23, 2006 Good and Bad for WBC
THE INAUGURAL showing of Bud Seligís baby, the World Baseball Classic, got a fairly warm reception from the American sporting p
Mar 22, 2006 49ers, Raiders Spinning Their Wheels
THE NFLíS second season, free agency, is upon us, and so far, it seems our two local teams are doing as well as they did in the
Mar 21, 2006 Carmen Policy for NFL Commissioner
THERE WILL be many men mentioned as possible replacements for retiring NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, but the best candidate
Mar 20, 2006 TO, Warriors, Cal Hoops - and More
TERRELL OWENS in Dallas? Be careful what you wish for, Jerry Jones. Jones is known for his willingness to take a bold move,
Mar 18, 2006 NOTE TO READERS
My e-mails on the steroids issue in my Wednesday column ran the gamut from those who thought it was great to those who said the
Mar 17, 2006 Breakout Year for Eric Chavez?
EVERY SPRING the question arises: Will this be the year Eric Chavez reaches his potential? The answer may finally be yes, but m
Mar 16, 2006 How Braun Rates in Cal History
BEN BRAUN has been the target of serious criticism, some in this space, but when we step back and look at the historical record
Mar 15, 2006 A Solution for Steroids Problem
WHAT SHOULD we be doing about steroids in sports? First, letís talk about what doesnít work: --Banning steroids. If we know
Mar 14, 2006 Antonio Bryant a Good Signing . . . Maybe
THERE WERE echoes of a former 49er receiver when the Niners signed Antonio Bryant, an unrestricted free agent who has been with
Mar 13, 2006 What Will Leon Powe Do?
WILL THE NCAA tournament be Leon Poweís last appearance in a Cal uniform? Knowing from the last two seasons what a difference P
Mar 11, 2006 LETTERS
I've updated this section today.
Mar 10, 2006 Was Bonds Jealous of McGwire?
IF BARRY BONDS started shooting up in 1999 because he was jealous of Mark McGwire, as authors Lance Williams and Mark Fainaru-W
Mar 09, 2006 Good News for 49ers, Raiders
AL DAVIS appears to have played an important role as NFL owners and the Players Association finally stopped playing chicken and
Mar 08, 2006 Bonds/Steroids: Much Ado About Nothing
BARRY BONDS has taken steroids? I can hardly wait for the sequel on Marvin Benard. Or, perhaps Alex Sanchez. The news that t
Mar 07, 2006 Good News - But 49ers Future Still Clouded
ITíS GOOD NEWS/bad news for the 49ers. The good news is that they were able to re-sign Derek Smith. The bad news is that they s
Mar 06, 2006 When Will Fans Revolt Against High Prices?
HOW MUCH is enough for owners and players? How much longer will fans put up with rising ticket prices before they rebel? These
Mar 05, 2006 MONDAY
I've got another real estate day Monday so my column won't be posted until the afternoon. My wife, Nancy, is with Coldwell Bank
Mar 04, 2006 LETTERS
I've just updated this section with e-mails responding to my last three columns.
Mar 03, 2006 UCLA Coach Had the Answers
LAST NIGHTíS Cal-UCLA game was terrific, an excellent example of why I prefer college ball to the current NBA, and it took me b
Mar 02, 2006 Barry Bonds: The Hated Superstar
BARRY BONDS is easily the most disliked, even hated, star player Iíve ever known, by media and those fans who donít come regula
Mar 01, 2006 Montgomery: Part of the Warriors Problem
WHEN MIKE MONTGOMERY was hired by the Warriors in May, 2004, I wrote in The Chronicle that it was a mistake because Montgomery
Feb 28, 2006 Will Vince Young Be a Raider?
A VERY INTERESTING bit of speculation has fallen into the NFL draft mix: that the Raiders might be in a position to draft Vince
Feb 27, 2006 Giants Vs. A's - Again
WHEN I WROTE on February 16 that the Aís inability to get an AM radio station with a strong signal was the chief reason they r
Feb 25, 2006 CRUISE WITH ME
Iím putting together a sports-oriented group for a 12-day Eastern Mediterranean cruise, starting Sept. 28, which will include s
Feb 24, 2006 49ers, Raiders Make Moves
THE 49ERS and Raiders both made moves this week. The 49ers moves were expected, but, as often happens, the Raiders pulled a sur
Feb 23, 2006 Personal Holiday
I have a very busy schedule today so I'm taking the day off from writing. I'll be back with a column tomorrow.
Feb 22, 2006 Crunch Time for Cal Bears
THE CAL BEARS are tied for first in the Pac-10, but because of their penchant for blowing games they should win easily Ė and Be
Feb 21, 2006 Strange Views On Baseball Offseason
SOMETIMES I wonder if my colleagues are watching the same sports Iím watching. For instance, The Sporting News did an analys
Feb 20, 2006 Bonds Last Year - Or Is It?
AFTER HIS no-I-wonít, yes-I-will dance yesterday, we still donít know whether this will be Barry Bondsí last year. I think we c
Feb 18, 2006 LETTERS
I've updated this section.
Feb 17, 2006 Cal Cal Bears Win the Pac-10?
THE CAL BEARS in first place in the conference? Who would have thought it? I was very critical of Cal coach Ben Braun earlie
Feb 16, 2006 On the Giants and A's Announcers
ANNOUNCERS ARE the face of a baseball team, and thatís why it was a good move for the Giants to sign Duane Kuiper and Mike Kruk
Feb 15, 2006 John McEnroe Sounds Off On Tennis
JOHN McENROE will take the court tonight at the SAP Open in San Jose in doubles, which is on life support in menís tennis these
Feb 14, 2006 Greed Drives Global Sports
AMERICAN SPORTS executives are trying to take their sports global, from NFL Europe to this yearís world baseball tournament. Th
Feb 13, 2006 Good Luck, Art Shell
ART SHELL did Al Davis a big favor by accepting the Raiders head coaching job. There was no other way for Davis to go, after th
Feb 12, 2006 NOTE TO READERS
I probably won't post my column until early afternoon on Monday. I'm holding an open house for one of my wife's listings in the
Feb 11, 2006 LETTERS
I've updated this with several new e-mails.
Feb 10, 2006 49ers, Raiders, Cal Hoops - and More
THEREíS A power struggle going on in the 49er front office. Better hope that Mike Nolan wins it. Nolan went public at the Su
Feb 09, 2006 Why Wasn't Montana At the Super Bowl?
WHEN JOE MONTANA was conspicuously absent from the parade of former Super Bowl MVPs, two stories emerged. I believe both of the
Feb 08, 2006 A Lesson for Giants, A's
THE BOSTON Red Sox have little in common with the Giants and Aís, but their offseason travails are an interesting lesson in bas
Feb 07, 2006 Should Cal Get More Big Game Tickets?
CAL MESSAGE boards have been lit up the past week by those protesting the new stadium plans at Stanford which, because of the m
Feb 06, 2006 Different Hopes for 49ers, Raiders
THE AFC HAS shown its superiority, both in the Super Bowl and the regular season, which is good news for the 49ers, bad news fo
Feb 05, 2006 MADDEN ELECTED TO HALL OF FAME
John Madden was elected to the Hall of Fame yesterday. For those of you who missed it, I wrote about Madden as a coach from my
Feb 03, 2006 Which Was the Best of the 49ers Champions?
WHICH OF THE 49ers Super Bowl champions were the best? Letís look at them chronologically. The 1981 team clearly had the mos
Feb 02, 2006 Cal Football Right On Target
IN COLLEGE football, success begets success, and Cal football is in that happy loop right now. Jeff Tedfordís success in his fo
Feb 01, 2006 The Reason for John Madden's Success
THE BIGGEST reason for John Maddenís success, both as a coach and broadcaster, is his intelligence. Thatís probably not what
Jan 31, 2006 Stanford Football Joins the Modern Era
WITH YESTERDAYíS progress report on the new Stanford stadium comes the concurrent question: Will this help bring back Stanford
Jan 30, 2006 No Walsh System for 49ers
THERE ARE some who think the 49ers are making a mistake by changing offensive systems, but Bill Walsh is not among them. Whe
Jan 28, 2006 :Monday: Bill Walsh On 49ers Offense
I've talked to Bill Walsh about the changes that will be made in the 49ers offense next season, and I'll be writing on his thou
Jan 27, 2006 Not Just Frank Thomas for A's
THE BEST part of the Frank Thomas signing is what Aís general manager Billy Beane has done before. Because he acquired Milto
Jan 26, 2006 Warriors Better Without Artest
GETTING RON ARTEST may make the Sacramento Kings more serious contenders for a Western Conference playoff berth, but it would h
Jan 25, 2006 Is It Time for Braun to Go?
DURING A timeout in the closing minutes of the Cal-Arizona game last Saturday, the television analyst said, ďWeíll see what kin
Jan 24, 2006 Should Bonds Bat No. 2?
FELIPE ALOU wants Barry Bonds to bat second. Bonds doesnít want to bat second. Result: Bonds wonít bat second. Does that surpri
Jan 23, 2006 SICK DAY
I've contracted a mysterious malady so I won't be writing today. I hope to be able to write again by tomorrow afternoon. Bef
Jan 21, 2006 CRUISE WITH ME
Iím putting together a sports-oriented group for a 12-day Eastern Mediterranean cruise, starting Sept. 28, which will include s
Jan 20, 2006 Saunders Spurns the Raiders
AL SAUNDERS passed up a possible chance at a Raiders head coaching position which is probably the lowest paid in the league, wh
Jan 19, 2006 Questions For Sabean, Righetti
HIS IS A critical time for two important members of the Giants organization, general manager Brian Sabean and pitching coach Da
Jan 18, 2006 Mike Nolan: Pro and Con
MY CRITICISM of 49ers coach Mike Nolan has elicited considerable and spirited response, so I thought Iíd list some general poin
Jan 17, 2006 Warriors Future Still Clouded
BEATING A SEATTLE team playing without All-Star Ray Allen doesnít count as a great accomplishment, but there were some good sig
Jan 14, 2006 CRUISE WITH ME
The new year is here and itís time to make vacation plans. Iím putting together a sports-oriented group for a 12-day Eastern Me
Jan 13, 2006 Fans Unhappy About Changes by 49ers, A's
THE 49ERS and Aís are making significant marketing changes for 2006, and many of their fans are unhappy. For the 49ers, the
Jan 12, 2006 Ben Braun In Control: Bad Idea
BEN BRAUN always has to be in control, and that personality trait will prevent the Cal basketball team from reaching its full p
Jan 11, 2006 Strip Joints Should Be a No-No
THE ROLE OF women/girls in sports has changed dramatically in the last three decades but many of the attitudes of men/boys have
Jan 10, 2006 Warriors Must Mix-and-Match
THIS WILL be a season of mix-and-match for Warriors coach Mike Montgomery, and his ability to adjust from game to game will be
Jan 09, 2006 Goodbye to York and Davis?
THE NFL salary cap may go away this year which would be bad news for both the 49ers and Raiders. But, thereís a silver lining:
Jan 07, 2006 Cruise With Me
The new year is here and it's time to make vacation plans. I'm putting together a sports-oriented group for a 12-day Eastern Me
Jan 06, 2006 How High Will Vince Young Go?
VINCE YOUNGíS showing in the national championship game should have embarrassed Heisman voters, but I doubt that it changed the
Jan 05, 2006 Tedford to Raiders? Forget It
A LOCAL columnist suggested today that the Raiders should pursue Jeff Tedford, which will probably revive the paranoia among Ol
Jan 04, 2006 The Raiders Without Al Davis?
WHAT IF Al Davis sold the Raiders? Itís not as fanciful as you might think. Davis is not in good shape physically. He has ha
Jan 02, 2006 Nolan In Charge? Not a Good Idea
NOW, THE real work begins for the 49ers. The draft will get everybodyís attention, but re-signing free agents and even signing
Dec 30, 2005 COLUMN RETURNS
My column will return on Monday, Jan. 2. Barring a truly cataclysmic event, such as the Giants trading for an under-30 player,
Dec 15, 2005 Happy Holidays
Iím full of Christmas cheer and good will to all, which is absolutely devastating to my writing style. So, though Iíll update ď
Dec 14, 2005 Will Bradley Be Worth the Trouble?.
THE AíS TRADE for Milton Bradley was a shocker, and the combustible Bradley brings a potential for trouble, but it also shows
Dec 13, 2005 How the 49ers Should Prepare for Next Year
THIS SEASON has been so dreadful that 49er fans can be forgiven for looking ahead to the draft and hoping for the best in the y
Dec 12, 2005 Raiders Problems Start At the Top
AL DAVIS is running out of scapegoats. First, it was the quarterback. The coach will be next. But no matter what happens, this
Dec 09, 2005 Pete Newell: An Inspiration to Us All
THE BEST measure of a man is not how much money he makes or how many headlines he gets but how he is regarded by those with who
Dec 08, 2005 Giants Moves, Raiders QB. . . and More
THE GIANTS are making sensible moves in the offseason, and the decision not to offer salary arbitration to J. T. Snow and Brett
Dec 07, 2005 The Key to Warriors: Chris Mullin
BARON DAVIS is very important, but the real key to the Warriors is Chris Mullin, who has been quietly showing that he is in the
Dec 06, 2005 Rose Bowl: A Great Experience Lost
A CHRONICLE WRITER suggested this week that, despite the fact that traditionalists bemoaned the loss of the matchup between the
Dec 05, 2005 Smith Impressive, But Nolan Still Struggling
ALEX SMITH had moments of brilliance. Mike Nolan and his coaching staff did not. So, the reviews from yesterdayís frustrating l
Dec 02, 2005 A's Take a Step Forward
WHEN THE AíS signed Esteban Loiza, it signaled that their new owners will be willing to bump up the payroll to put together a t
Dec 01, 2005 What If Rodgers Had Stayed?
THE CAL BEARS reached some important milestones this year: a third straight bowl appearance, winning seven games (or more) for
Nov 29, 2005 Is Collins the Raiders Problem?
THE KNIVES are out for Raiders quarterback Kerry Collins. Fans are booing, writers are speculating on his replacement, his team
Nov 29, 2005
Nov 28, 2005 Will Adversity Help the 49ers?
ONE OF THE idiots doing the telecast of yesterdayís game said the 49ers would soon rebuild because ďadversity breeds success.Ē
Nov 23, 2005 TO's Future, Nolan and 49ers, and More
WILL TERRELL OWENS become a Raider? At least one beat writer, writing in The Sporting News, has predicted he will be, based
Nov 22, 2005 Big Game Gives Cal Hope
THE WIN in the Big Game, satisfying as it was in itself, is even more important because of what it means for Calís bowl game pr
Nov 21, 2005 Snyder, Dorsey Give 49ers Hope
FINALLY, A reason for optimism. Though the 49ers lost their eighth game of the season Sunday, there were two encouraging signs:
Nov 19, 2005 LETTERS
For those of you coming to the site on the weekend, I've updated the e-mails in "Letters."
Nov 18, 2005 Is the Big Game Still Special?
THE BIG GAME has been special for its tradition and for its spirit of friendly rivalry, but both have taken a big hit in recent
Nov 17, 2005 Nolan Learning On the Job
THIS 49ER SEASON is important both for the education of rookie head coach Mike Nolan and the improvement of young players, and
Nov 16, 2005 Giants Have Golden Opportunity
THE DEPARTURE of Ned Colletti gives the Giants an opportunity to hire somebody who can do something about the farm system. That
Nov 15, 2005 Raiders Problems Start At the Top
AFTER LOSING a must-win game to the Denver Broncos, the only question left for the Raiders is, how long will it take for them t
Nov 14, 2005 Get Off Joe Ayoob's Back
THE REACTION by some of the more zealous Cal supporters has made me embarrassed to be a Cal alum. Ayoob is an emotional bask
Nov 12, 2005 CRUISE WITH ME
Dear Readers: I am organizing a group tour for a 12-day Eastern Mediterranean cruise on Holland America, starting on Sept. 2
Nov 11, 2005 Will the Raiders Move?
THE TWO questions surrounding the Raiders: (1) Will they move when their lease is up in five years; and (2) Can they make the p
Nov 10, 2005 Cal's New Stadium? Don't Hold Your Breath
A COMBINED Memorial Stadium/Haas Business School plan was unveiled at a newsconference at the business school today, but as a v
Nov 09, 2005 It's All About Ayoob. . . Or Is It?
QUARTERBACKS ALWAYS get more credit and more blame than they deserve, so itís understandable that Joe Ayoob has been the focus
Nov 08, 2005 49ers Offensive Tackles.....Help!
WEíVE LEARNED one thing from this season: The 49ers need to go after offensive line help in the draft next spring. There was
Nov 07, 2005 TO Should Have Followed Rice's Example
TERRELL OWENS was supposed to inherit Jerry Riceís role, both as a player and role model. Instead, heís only reinforced our bel
Nov 05, 2005 CRUISE WITH ME
Dear Readers: I am organizing a group tour for a 12-day Eastern Mediterranean cruise on Holland America, starting on Sept. 2
Nov 04, 2005 Cal Season Rests On Next Game
THE MOST important game of Calís season will be tomorrowís game in Eugene against the Oregon Ducks. Yes, everybody is antici
Nov 03, 2005 Win-Win for Raiders and Oakland
HE RAIDERS and Oakland and Alameda County politicians have resolved their differences over marketing, with the Raiders taking i
Nov 02, 2005 Is Cody Pickett the Answer for 49ers?
WHAT IF Cody Pickett turns out to be the real thing for the 49ers and Alex Smith is a bust? It wouldnít be the first time a
Nov 01, 2005 A's Challenge: Sign Paul Konerko
THE GIANTS made a bold move by signing Barry Bonds as a free agent in late 1992 that ensured their success for more than a deca
Oct 31, 2005 49ers Building Around Defense
FOR THE first time, the 49ers showed yesterday that they have a defensive core they can build around for future success. Wha
Oct 28, 2005 Who Can Follow Bill King?
THE DEATH of Bill King and the retirement of Lon Simmons leaves a huge void in Bay Area broadcasting. King was the best Iíve he
Oct 27, 2005 Pitching, Power Won for White Sox
THE WORLD SERIES sweep by the Chicago White Sox was very impressive but it was not, as so many writers want to believe, a repud
Oct 26, 2005 Will Frank Thomas Come to A's?
ALTHOUGH THE Aís will have more payroll flexibility this year as they drop the contracts of Erubiel Durazo and Octavio Dotel, i
Oct 25, 2005 49er Players Have Given Up On Nolan
YOU CANíT solve a problem before admitting that it exists. Thatís the situation for 49ers coach Mike Nolan. After the crushi
Oct 24, 2005 Redemption for Ayoob - and for Bears?
MAYBE WE CAN all get off Joe Ayoobís back after he led the thrilling last quarter comeback to give the Bears a 42-38 win over W
Oct 22, 2005 Readers Speak On Bill King
AS PROMISED, here are some of the many opinions from readers on Bill King. Iím presenting them without any comments, because Ií
Oct 21, 2005 Stanford's Football Future Is Uncertain
CAN STANFORD return to its former football glory? Weíre not talking ancient history here. Though itís easy to forget in light o
Oct 20, 2005 Mike Nolan Must Look to 49ers Future
AS THIS season progresses to its inevitable conclusion, 49er coach Mike Nolan should be positioning himself for the draft. The
Oct 19, 2005 Bill King: He'll Be Missed
BILL KING was a remarkable broadcaster and an even more remarkable man. We will all miss him terribly. More than anyone Iíve
Oct 18, 2005 Postseason Not Kind to Tony La Russa
NOBODY HAS more at stake in the National League Championship Series than St. Louis Cardinal manager Tony La Russa. If the Cardi
Oct 17, 2005 A Disaster for Cal Bears
THERE IS no glimmer of hope to be taken from Calís awful loss to Oregon State two days ago. After the loss to UCLA, I saw the g
Oct 14, 2005 Sabean's Reality: Bonds, Alou - and Magowan
BRIAN SABEAN will be hamstrung by reality, with owner Peter Magowan, Barry Bonds and Felipe Alou, as he tries to put together a
Oct 13, 2005 Baseball Greed, A's, Giants, 49ers - and More
TO ACCOMMODATE television, the fourth game of the Yankees-Angels divisional series was played Sunday night. When the Yankees wo
Oct 12, 2005 Cal Season Isn't Lost
MEMO TO Cal fans: Quit whining. Youíre beginning to sound like Raiders fans. The e-mails Iíve gotten suggest that at least s
Oct 11, 2005 No Leaders Means No Playoffs for Raiders
EVERYBODY KNOWS the Raidersí talent is better than their 1-3 record, but theyíre not likely to reach the postseason because the
Oct 10, 2005 49ers Future Tied to Smith, Nolan
ALEX SMITH made his regular season debut at quarterback yesterday, and the 49ers future is tied to him and another rookie - hea
Oct 08, 2005 Letters
I've update the "Letters" section with e-mails on Cal, the A's and the 49ers.
Oct 07, 2005 Why Did Macha Leave the A's?
THE DEPARTURE of Ken Macha is a sad story for both Macha and the Aís. He seemed a good fit for the Aís, and he wonít be able to
Oct 06, 2005 Mike Nolan Is No Bill Walsh
A NEW 49ER coach will inevitably be compared to Bill Walsh, which is unfair, because only a handful of coaches in NFL history h
Oct 05, 2005 Cal Needs An Improved Ayoob
THE KEY TO the Cal season remains Joe Ayoob, so at Tuesdayís media lunch, I talked to Troy Taylor, who was a Cal quarterback in
Oct 04, 2005 What Now for the Warriors?
THE WARRIORS mantra for this season: If we can have Baron Davis for 60 games. . . Given Davisís injury history Ė even when
Oct 03, 2005 How Soon Will Smith Start for the 49ers?
THE ALEX SMITH ERA may get a jump start, and frankly, it canít get here a moment too soon. Forty-Niner coach Mike Nolan gave
Sep 30, 2005 Barry Bonds Is Essential to Giants
BARRY BONDS will be back, for at least the 2006 season. The Giants have no choice. Everything in the orange-and-black fiefdo
Sep 29, 2005 Has Mike Nolan Lost His Mind?
THE SHOCKING attempt by the 49ers to trade linebacker Jamie Winborn, coupled with Mike Nolanís rant about ďtrustĒ following the
Sep 28, 2005 Don't Expect Chavez to Lead the A's
THE ATLANTA BRAVES and the Oakland Athletics both took on massive overhauls of their teams this season. The Braves have clinche
Sep 27, 2005 Has Soft Schedule Hurt Cal Bears?
CALíS SCHEDULE so far has been marshmallow, which makes the Bearsí 4-0 record and No. 12 ranking illusory. Coach Jeff Tedford h
Sep 26, 2005 What Did Nolan Mean?
MIKE NOLAN hit the reality wall yesterday,, and he didnít like what he saw. Through the spring and summer, Nolan had repeate
Sep 24, 2005 NOTE TO READERS
Because I have some personal business in the morning, I'll be delayed in posting my Monday column, but it will be up by noon.
Sep 23, 2005 49ers Lust for Leinart, Bonds/Giants Problems and More
THE LOSS of Eric Johnson for the season leaves 49er fans with a hard choice: Should they hope for the best or root for the wors
Sep 22, 2005 Jeff Tedford: Cal's Best
IS JEFF TEDFORD the best football coach Iíve seen at Cal? That was the question posed by Bruce Magowan as he taped an interview
Sep 21, 2005 NOTE TO READERS
Due to the overwhelming amount of paperwork I have to deal with regarding my departure from The Chronicle, I have neither the t
Sep 20, 2005 Raiders Penalties: Why?
WHY DO the Raiders commit so many penalties? Perhaps because they can never admit responsibility for their mistakes. There w
Sep 19, 2005 49ers Still Need a Quarterback
YESTERDAYíS DEBACLE proved one thing: Mike Nolan was right to look for a quarterback with his No. 1 draft pick this year. The 4
Sep 18, 2005 Monday: Is There Hope for the 49ers?
Sep 17, 2005 Goodbye to Chronicle
Friday was my last day at The Chronicle, ending a 42-year career at the paper. My last article appeared that day, on the baseba
Sep 16, 2005 A's Questioned: Why No Black Players?
MANY PEOPLE wondered why the Aís, representing a city which is more than 50 per cent black, did not have a single black player
Sep 15, 2005 Giants Need Barry Bonds....Desperately
THIS WEEK showed again how desperately the Giants need Barry Bonds. When Bonds came back for the first game of the critical
Sep 14, 2005 Good Seasons Ahead for Cal, Stanford
COLLEGE TEAMS who have a good quarterback and a coach who can work with him are doubly blessed. Both Cal and Stanford have that
Sep 13, 2005 Good News for 49ers: Owens Is With Eagles
THE 49ERS meet up again with Terrell Owens in Philadelphia on Sunday. The good news is that this time, heís on the other side o
Sep 12, 2005 Coaching Is Difference for 49ers
THE DRAMATIC 49ers win in their opener against the Rams underscores the importance of assistant coaches in todayís NFL. Last
Sep 11, 2005 NOTE TO READERS
MONDAY: A look at the 49ers opener.
Sep 09, 2005 Raiders Face Another Test Soon
THE RAIDERS lost as expected to the New England Patriots, but a more important read on their season will come a week from Sunda
Sep 08, 2005 Can Ayoob Do It for the Bears?
EVEN THOUGH the Bears won the game, Calís season opener against Sacramento State was a disaster. Starting quarterback Nate Long
Sep 07, 2005 Bonds, Alou Should Both Go
THE IMMEDIATE futures of Barry Bonds and Felipe Alou are intertwined. Alou has become a major embarassment to the Giants, pr
Sep 06, 2005 49ers Should Honor Jerry Rice
NOW THAT Jerry Rice has closed the book on his glorious career, the next move is up to the 49ers: They need to sign Rice to a o
Sep 05, 2005 NOTE TO READERS
I'm taking the holiday off today. My column will return tomorrow (Tuesday).
Sep 02, 2005 Raiders, Sharks Have Most Fanatical Fans
THE FANATICISM of fans is often in inverse proportion to the overall size of the audience. The best local examples are the Shar
Sep 01, 2005 49ers, Giants Wonder About Their Fans
CALIFORNIA SPORTS fans are notoriously fickle, but the 49ers have bucked that trend by selling out for more than two decades an
Aug 31, 2005 Cal Defense a Work In Progress
OFFENSE INEVITABLY gets the most attention on any Jeff Tedford-coached team, but Calís success this season will primarily depen
Aug 30, 2005 Giants Moves Should Have Come in June
WHAT IF the Giants had realized what kind of team they had in June instead of waiting until late August? Both their future and
Aug 29, 2005 49ers Nolan Grows As Man. . . and Coach
AFTER THE 49ersí overtime win on Friday night, coach Mike Nolan talked about how the team had fought through adversity with the
Aug 26, 2005 Giants In Denial, A's On a Roll
THE GIANTS are printing playoff tickets. No, thatís not a line from Comedy Central. Itís a statement by Giants managing general
Aug 25, 2005 KNBR Rips 49ers Announcer
THE BROADCASTING marriage between KNBR and the 49ers has gotten off to a rocky start. This week, talk show hosts Ralph Barbi
Aug 24, 2005 Bears Future Is Bright
EVERY CAL fan wants to know whoís going to be the starting quarterback this fall, but the only certainty is that neither Nate L
Aug 23, 2005 Randy Moss's Interview? No Big Deal
THE FUROR over Randy Mossís admission that he has smoked marijuana in the past caught me by surprise. Donít people realize that
Aug 22, 2005 Pickett Adds to 49ers QB Puzzle
THE 49ERS HAVE a quarterback controversy, and this time, it involves the No. 4 quarterback, Cody Pickett. Pickett got a lot
Aug 20, 2005 Readers Speak On Alou and Giants
BECAUSE I got so many e-mails on my Friday column on Felipe Alou, Dave Righetti and the Giants Ėand the devastating loss to the
Aug 19, 2005 Alou, Righetti Must Go
THE GIANTS will need to make two tough decisions away from the playing field to recover next season: 1) Either fire Felipe
Aug 18, 2005 Will the Real A's Please Stand Up?
THE OAKLAND AíS started miserably, 17-32 for their first 49 games. In their next 65 games, they won 49, a .753 pace. Now, theyí
Aug 17, 2005 Good Randy Or Bad Randy?
SINCE THE Raiders traded for Randy Moss, their fans have been deliriously excited, as have the Raiders themselves. But, while M
Aug 16, 2005 Alex Smith, Woody, TO and the A's BART Connection
ALEX SMITHíS ears should be burning. It seems everybody has an opinion on his present and future. On my way up and back from Ra
Aug 15, 2005 Giants, A's: A Tale of Two Parks
FOR SOME TIME, Major League Baseball has been unhappy with having two teams in the Bay Area, the smallest two-team market in th
Aug 13, 2005 Krueger/Alou? The Readers Speak
I received so much E-mail on the Larry Krueger/Felipe Alou/KNBR/Giants controversy, about which I wrote on August 9 and 11, th
Aug 12, 2005 Smith Gives Hope to 49er Fans
THE NEW FACE of the 49ers, Alex Smith, will get his first start tomorrow night in the exhibition season opener against the Raid
Aug 11, 2005 Krueger, Alou Both Losers
THERE ARE NO winners, only losers, in the flap over Larry Kruegerís remarks on KNBR about ďbrain-dead Caribbean hitters.Ē Consi
Aug 11, 2005 NOTE TO READERS
I will be covering a meeting of the JPA on proposed sites for a new Aís park Friday morning, so my column wonít be posted unti
Aug 10, 2005 Jeff Tedford Faces Another Challenge
WITH MORE than 30 players on the squad who are new to the team, Jeff Tedford faces his biggest challenge yet with the Cal footb
Aug 09, 2005 Felipe Alou Was Right
LARRY KRUEGER is not a racist, but his rant on KNBR about ďbrain dead Caribbean hittersĒ was. The Giants overreacted, for reaso
Aug 08, 2005 Why Steve Young Became a 49er
STEVE YOUNG became a 49er because, in part, Bill Walsh made a rare mis-evaluation of a quarterback. In 1987, Walsh thought t
Aug 05, 2005 Tedford, Willingham Get Their Chances
EVERYBODY KNOWS that a coach needs good players to succeed, but there are other factors, too. Some coaching situations, especia
Aug 04, 2005 Macha, Alou and Their Pitchers
LAST WEEK, watching Aís games, I thought Aís manager Ken Macha twice left his starters in too long. The first time was on We
Aug 03, 2005 New Energy for the 49ers
MIKE NOLAN has brought a new enthusiasm to the 49ers but even he cautions about making too much of that. When I congratulated
Aug 02, 2005 Bonds' Giants Career Is Over
BARRY BONDS has announced he wonít play this season, and that also probably means he wonít be back with the Giants next season,
Aug 01, 2005 Giants Still In Fantasy Land
ALL TOGETHER now, how many of you think that the trade for Randy Winn will turn the Giantsí season around? Yeah, me too.
Jul 29, 2005 Steroids Story Fizzles
THE STEROIDS issue, always a bigger story for the media than for fans, is quickly fading. Remember the wild claims earlier i
Jul 28, 2005 Hawkins, Rueter, Chavez - and Much More
DO YOU THINK the Cubs fans knew something when they got on LaTroy Hawkins? Of course, itís been silly for them to boo him this
Jul 27, 2005 Smith Signing Raises Questions for 49ers
DID THE 49ers get suckered on draft day? Before the NFL draft, coach Mike Nolan talked repeatedly of the ďvalueĒ of the firs
Jul 26, 2005 A's Even Surprise Beane
EVEN BILLY BEANE didnít expect the torrid 37-13 run the Aís are on. ďI thought we had a good group of players,Ē said the Aís
Jul 25, 2005 Reality Time for Sabean
BRIAN SABEAN said this weekend that he still doesnít know what kind of team the Giants have, so letís give him some clues:
Jul 04, 2005 GONE FISHING
I will be on vacation for the next three weeks. My next column will appear on July 25. Mark it on your calendar! Also, The C
Jul 01, 2005 A's Fool Their Critics
IT WAS ONLY about six weeks into the season when some writers were saying Billy Beane had been taken in the trades which sent a
Jun 30, 2005 How Good Is Brian Sabean?
THIS WILL BE the year when we learn how good Giants general manager Brian Sabean really is. Unlike his counterpart with the
Jun 29, 2005 Mullin's Daring, Giants, A's - and More
CHRIS MULLIN trusted his own judgment in taking Ike Diogu with the ninth pick in the NBA draft, and thatís one reason Iím confi
Jun 28, 2005 Time for Giants to Get Real
THE GIANTS canít help themselves. Like a man with a nervous twitch, general manager Brian Sabean is making the same kind of dec
Jun 28, 2005 NOTE TO READERS
The two buttons on the bottom of the home page, E-mail this site to a friend and E-mail this column to a friend, are finally wo
Jun 27, 2005 A's Young Pitchers Spark Turnaround
IN THEIR drive to reach .500, the Aís young pitchers have been the most significant factor. I talked to Aís pitching coach Curt
Jun 24, 2005 A Look at Warriors Draft
AN OPTIMISTIC air prevailed as Warriors vice president Chris Mullin and his assistant, Rod Higgins, met with writers in an info
Jun 23, 2005 Giants, A's Have to Think of the Future
NOTHING BETTER illustrates the difference between the Giant and Aís approaches than their handling of their rookie right fielde
Jun 22, 2005 49ers Re-make, Giants Pitching and More
MIKE NOLAN has the authority to re-make the 49ers, and he has a clear idea of what he wants to do. The signing of free agent
Jun 21, 2005 Giants Announcers: It's Alll a Show
DURING A DISCUSSION of local announcers, a friend had a telling description of the Giants broadcasts/telecasts, referring to th
Jun 20, 2005 Will It Be the Los Angeles 49ers?
THE LATEST flap about the 49ers, as they surveyed season ticket holders to ask about Personal Seat Licenses (PSLs) and increase
Jun 17, 2005 What's Really Important for A's, Giants
IN THE press box during Thursdayís Aís game, former A's second baseman Shooty Babbit expressed an opinion that is held by many
Jun 16, 2005 Bonds, Warriors Draft and Much More
IF WE HAD any doubts tthat Barry Bonds has deserved his Most Valuable Player awards, theyíve been erased this season. As lon
Jun 15, 2005 Myths About the DH
THOSE IN THE media who dislike the designated hitter rule continue to act as if thereís a chance it will be dropped; the last s
Jun 14, 2005 Nay-sayers Oppose Sports Stadiums
WHEN MY STORY on a proposed new site for a new park for the Aís ran in The Chronicle on Saturday, it brought out all the nay-sa
Jun 13, 2005 Giants Get Younger - and Smarter
BRIAN SABEAN insisted the Giants werenít giving up on the season as they announced changes that will make them younger. Heís ri
Jun 10, 2005 Life After Football for Star 49ers
STAR ATHLETES who are pondering their futures have been in the news lately. For Jerry Rice and Rickey Henderson, the decisio
Jun 09, 2005 Different Plans for A's, Giants
WITH THIS season hopelessly lost for both the Giants and the Aís, the question is which team is more likely to be in contention
Jun 08, 2005 Cal-Stanford: Different Approaches
THE ANNOUNCEMENT of the plans for a new Stanford Stadium gave Bay Area columnists a stick with which to beat Cal, for its slow-
Jun 07, 2005 Fans Ahead of the Media on Steroids
THOSE IN THE media who believe that steroids are The End of the World As We Know It Ė Bob Costas is the latest, with a rant in
Jun 06, 2005 Don't Blame Felipe Alou
WHEN TEAMS lose, managers are usually the first ones blamed, so I was glad to see that the Giants didnít make that mistake last
Jun 03, 2005 49ers Should Get Their House in Order
THE INFAMOUS 49er video that was sent anonymously to media outlets this week shows a disturbing dysfunction in the 49ers organi
Jun 02, 2005 A's vs. Giants, a Real Rivalry
IN THEIR UNSPOKEN but very real cross-bay rivalry with the Aís, the Giants have important advantages: The history of being here
Jun 01, 2005 Barry vs. the Babe . . . Wilt vs. Shaq
ONE TIME recently, when I was a guest on ďThe Last Honest Sports ShowĒ on Channel 44, fellow panelist Terry Stotts, a Warriors
May 31, 2005 Sabean In Deep Denial
ITíS FOOLISH to draw parallels between one season and the next in baseball because teams and conditions change, but Giants gene
May 27, 2005 49ers, Raiders, A's . . and Much More
MY COLUMN (May 24) on 49ers in the Hall of Fame elicited many other nominations from readers. Some players I didnít mention bec
May 26, 2005 Another Year for Rice
THE GOOD NEWS is that Jerry Rice will get a chance to extend his career for another year. The better news is that it wonít be w
May 25, 2005 Inter-league Games For the Fans
EACH YEAR at this time, we hear whining about inter-league play from players who forget that the inter-league schedule is there
May 24, 2005 More 49ers in Hall of Fame?
WHY ARENíT more 49ers from the glory years in the Hall of Fame? Peter King raised that question on SI.com this week, noting
May 24, 2005 CORRECTION
A reader, Rudy Gapasin, who should be my copyreader points out that Jerry Rice played in three Super Bowls, not four, and that
May 23, 2005 What's Next for Barry - and Giants?
BARRY BONDS and the Giants are going to have to make a decision soon on Bondsí future. The master plan Ė that Bonds would pl
May 22, 2005 Marichal Was the Best
IN MY MINDíS eye, I can still see Juan Marichal, his leg kicking high in the sky and his arm coming down to deliver a bewilderi
May 20, 2005 Are Warriors for Real?
AS THE WARRIORS made their 18-10 run at the end of the season, after acquiring Baron Davis, there were two schools of thought:
May 20, 2005 TV Appearance
For those of you who live in the Bay Area, Iíll be appearing on ďThe Last Honest Sports ShowĒ on Saturday night. Check your
May 20, 2005 Juan Marichal
I donít usually write on the weekend but Iím covering the Marichal statue ceremony for The Chronicle on Saturday and Iíll write
May 19, 2005 Announcers: Who's the Best?
ANNOUNCERS ARE the public face of teams, but thereís no clear definition of what their role is. Teams often want their annou
May 18, 2005 A's Demise No Surprise
MEMO TO AíS fans and the media: Chill. The Aís struggles this year have prompted all sorts of strong reactions. One writer s
May 17, 2005 Randy Moss: Better Than Jerry Rice?
ON ITS WEBSITE last week, Sports Illustrated used statistics to show that Randy Moss is ahead of Jerry Riceís record-setting ca
May 17, 2005 NOTE TO READERS
To make it easier for readers, I'm writing daily, Monday through Friday, in the mornings, posting by 11 a.m. or earlier. If the
May 16, 2005 Bonds Absence Affects Everybody
NATIONAL LEAGUE teams may be glad to see the Giants arrive without Barry Bonds, but you can bet their owners arenít. The Gia
May 16, 2005 KFRC Change
The taped interview for the Cammy and Dean morning show on KFRC, will be on 99.7 FM, to be played between 6:30 and 8 a.m. Tuesd
May 13, 2005 Sabean Takes the Blame
BRIAN SABEAN did a mea culpa on Thursday, saying he should have strengthened the pitching staff in the offseason by bringing in
May 12, 2005 Big Game, Giants Changes and Much Much More
MOVING THE Big Game to a 4 p.m. start at Stanford this fall was a further capitulation to television, a policy that has done mu
May 11, 2005 Don't Bring Back Jerry Rice
MIKE NOLANíS decision not to sign Jerry Rice is probably unpopular with many 49er fans but itís the right one. Some fans thi
May 10, 2005 Wait 'til Next Year for A's
THERE WILL BE no quick fix for the Aís. Putting reliever Kiko Calero on the disabled list today doesnít address their hitting p
May 09, 2005 Giants Should Look to Future
WITH THE GIANTS season having been turned topsy-turvy, itís time to look at the future, a radical departure for this franchise
May 09, 2005 NOTE TO READERS
Since I posted the Giants column earlier today, I've talked to Mike Krukow about Jason Schmidt, and I've added those comments t
May 06, 2005 Today's Column Is Now Up
My column on the 49ers mini-camp is now posted. For technical reasons I don't understand, it's just below this posting.
May 06, 2005 Alex Smith's First 49er Grade: Incomplete
TIM RATTAY is the nominal starting quarterback, Cody Pickett looked the best in todayís mini-camp at Santa Clara, but top draft
May 05, 2005 Giants Scouting Woes. . . and Much More
WHY CANíT athletes stay in shape? Armando Benitezís excessive weight was certainly a factor in his hamstring injury. If heís th
May 04, 2005 Good Changes for Raiders
FOOTBALL IS A systems game, and a coach who tries to fit his players to a system is bound to fail, as the Raiders learned on bo
May 03, 2005 The Best Ever In Bay Area Baseball
A READER asked me, since I have seen every major league baseball season in the Bay Area, which team I thought was the best ever
May 03, 2005 Oops, Wrong Site Address
The website on which Zennie Abraham has posted his comments on the NFL draft in New York is sbs-world.com. I had it wrong yeste
May 02, 2005 Mark Kotsay Steps Up
LAST WEEK should have been designated Mark Kotsay Week, as the Aís center fielder got big hits, made plays in the field and, mo
May 02, 2005 NFL Draft Impressions
My friend, Zennie Abraham, has an interesting account of what it was like at the NFL draft in New York. Click on his site at ww
May 02, 2005 Who's tthe Best?
Tomorrow, I'll be discussing the best teams in Bay Area baseball history. Sorry, but the current Giants and A's don't make the
Apr 29, 2005 Tedford Likes His QBs
WHEN JEFF TEDFORD talks about quarterbacks, itís like Ted Williams talking about hitting, so when he says that his quarterbacks
Apr 28, 2005 Object Lesson for Giants
THE GIANTS failure to trust the players from their own farm system is backfiring on them now, and their season is going down th
Apr 28, 2005 NOTE TO READERS
i had a fascinating talk today with Jeff Tedford, who knows quarterbacks like Ted Williams knew hitters. I'll write about Tedfo
Apr 27, 2005 One Man's Opinion
BASEBALL HAS tried to be a year-round sport, but pro football got there first. The first move was baseballís: spring trainin
Apr 27, 2005 NOTE TO READERS
I will be giving advice to both the Giants and A's in tomorrow's posting. Will they listen? We'll see. Also, I'll be intervi
Apr 26, 2005 Moves Ahead for Raiders
CHANGE IS ON the way for the Raiders, and their selections in the draft last weekend illustrated that. After making off-seas
Apr 26, 2005 NOTE TO READERS
Tomorrow, I plan to do a "potpourri" column, with several different subjects. And, for those of you wondering whether I'm still
Apr 25, 2005 Aaron Rodgers and the 49ers Draft
THE NFL is really the National Fear League, as Cal quarterback Aaron Rodgers discovered Saturday, as the 49ers took Utah quarte
Apr 23, 2005 NOTE TO READERS
I apologize to those of you who tuned in to "The Last Honest Sports Show" expecting to see me. There was a last minute decision
Apr 22, 2005 Still Work Ahead for Raiders
THE RAIDERS made some good moves this week to position themselves in the draft, but they still need a lot of defensive help to
Apr 22, 2005 NOTE TO READERS
For Monday, I will be writing on the 49ers draft and I will also have comments from an observer who was in New York for the dra
Apr 21, 2005 Giants Are Toast
THE SEASON is young, but cracks are already appearing in the Giants foundation, and that will soon be matched by an erosion of
Apr 20, 2005 What If. . . Jon Gruden Had Stayed
IN FEBRUARY, 2002, the Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pulled off a stunning trade: In return for letting Jon Gruden out o
Apr 19, 2005 Team Warriors: Montgomery and Mullin
ONE OF THE chief reasons for the rift between Chris Mullin and then coach Eric Musselman in the 2003-2004 season was that Mulli
Apr 19, 2005 Mock NFL Draft, Rounds 2-3
By Rob Rang, Senior Analyst Frank Cooneyís NFLDraftScout.com (Local teams and players are capitalized for easy re
Apr 18, 2005 Mock NFL Draft, Round One
By Rob Rang, Senior Analyst Frank Cooneyís NFLDraftScout.com (*) indicates underclassman. 1. San Francisc
Apr 18, 2005 Questions About 49ers Pick
FOR SOME TIME, Iíve written that the 49ers should take Aaron Rodgers with their first pick. Here are some of the questions Iíve
Apr 18, 2005 49er Draft Update
The 49ers may not announce what theyíre going to do with their No. 1 draft pick until theyíre ďon the clockĒ on Saturday, coach
Apr 15, 2005 Giants-A's Rivalry
GIANTS VS. AíS. They donít play in the same division or even the same league, but itís an intense rivalry off the field. The
Apr 14, 2005 One Man's Opinion
LOCAL WRITERS have praised the Giantsí Edgardo Alfonzo for his improved conditioning, which is code for, ďHe isnít hog-fat this
Apr 13, 2005 Eric Chavez Still An Enigma
THE OAKLAND Aís are a much different team this year, with an almost entirely new starting rotation, but there is one constant:
Apr 12, 2005 Quit Stalling, 49ers
WITH THE NFL draft less than two weeks away, there are serious questions about the way the 49ers are proceeding. This week,
Apr 11, 2005 Good Times Ahead for Bears
AFTER WATCHING the first scrimmage of spring practice on Saturday, Iím convinced that the Cal Bears have a chance to match last
Apr 09, 2005 One Man's Opinion
THERE WAS no more striking example of the effect that free agency has had on baseball than the Giants opener on Tuesday against
Apr 08, 2005 Hurry Back, Barry
LIFE WITHOUT Barry Bonds is proving to be more difficult than the Giants had hoped. Three games is not a big sample for an 162-
Apr 07, 2005 Baseball Economics Threaten Fans
BASEBALL FANS are taking a direct hit because the economics of the sport are so out of control, and the fans know it. A rece
Apr 06, 2005 Questions for the Warriors
Warriors FOR THE FIRST time since the departure of Chris Webber, thereís genuine hope for the Warriors Ė for next season, si
Apr 05, 2005 No Young Players for Giants
SINCE THE Giants moved into PacBell Park, theyíve had a ďThe Future Is NowĒ plan that the late George Allen would have envied.
Apr 04, 2005 No Asterisk for Gaylord Perry
FOR THOSE who think hitters in the steroids era should have asterisks after their statistics, consider the case of Gaylord Perr
Apr 01, 2005 Jail Time for Barry Bonds?
POSSIBLY AS AN expression of wishful thinking, some writers have suggested lately that Barry Bonds will go to prison for (1) In
Mar 31, 2005 A's Won't Change
THE SALE OF the Aís does not mean big changes in the future, which is the good news. General manager Billy Beane, the chief arc
Mar 30, 2005 Bill Walsh Won't Be Involved
TIME AND again, 49ers fans tell me they wish Bill Walsh would be involved in the draft this year, especially if the 49ers use t
Mar 29, 2005 Rodgers Yes, Boller No
DRAFTING A quarterback in the first round of the NFL is a risky proposition, because so many have failed, but there are still r
Mar 28, 2005 Jeff Tedford Has the Formula
ONE OF THE many reasons for Jeff Tedfordís success is that he understands that thereís more to Division 1A football than footba
Mar 27, 2005 Roger Craig: Still Running
AS A RUNNING back for the 49ers, Roger Craig was known for his high energy, and heís still running full-tilt. ďIíve been run
Mar 26, 2005 Aaron Rodgers the 49ers Pick?
AARON RODGERS seems likely to be the 49ers choice as the first pick in the April 23-24 NFL draft. That was the impression I
Mar 25, 2005 Barry Bonds: Yes or No?
IN MY EXPERIENCE, there seems to be a definite divide among the fans who either like or hate Barry Bonds. Those who hate him ar
Mar 23, 2005 Chris Mullin Looks for the Fire
AS HE REBUILDS the Warriors, Chris Mullin is looking for the type of player who plays for the love of the game, who hits the co
Mar 22, 2005 Where's Vladimir Guerrero?
THE GIANTS should have signed Vladimir Guerrero when he was available as a free agent before last season. Now, much sooner than
Mar 21, 2005 Wild, Wacky NCAA Tournament
THOSE WHO want a football playoff to determine the national champion always point at the NCAA basketball tournament, but itís a
Mar 20, 2005 Hysteria About Steroids
AS THE STEROIDS story just keeps going on and on and on, there are some two elements which really bother me: --The idea that
Mar 18, 2005 Life Without Bonds
SOONER THAN they expected, the Giants are going to learn about life without Barry Bonds, whose latest knee surgery will sidelin
Mar 17, 2005 Nolan Looks At QBs
IF HE DECIDES to draft Aaron Rodgers, 49er coach Mike Nolan wonít listen to the NFL people who believe that Jeff Tedford-coache
Mar 16, 2005 Big Hurdles Remain for 49ers
HIRING MIKE NOLAN was a positive step for the 49ers, but it is only part of the puzzle. Nolan is ready to be a head coach, m
Mar 15, 2005 Betting Is the Game
WHATíS THE biggest sporting event of the year? The Super Bowl, the World Series, the NCAA tournament? None of the above. Ití
Mar 14, 2005 Decision Time for Giants, A's
SPRING TRAINING has a patina of glamor but for managers, itís a time for tough decisions. For Giants manager Felipe Alou, th
Mar 11, 2005 Congress Should Butt Out
IT WOULD seem the U. S Congress has some serious issues to discuss: Iraq, the collapsed economy, Social Security, just for open
Mar 10, 2005 Jose's World
Welcome to Joseís world. My son asked me the other night, ďDoesnít it bother Canseco that heís alienated everybody he ever p
Mar 09, 2005 Byrnes a Keeper
AíS FANS can relax: Eric Byrnes is not in danger of being traded Ė at least, not immediately. ďWe had a lot of inquiries ove
Mar 08, 2005 Sabean Made the Right Choice
BRIAN SABEANíS decision not to trade top pitching prospects for immediate help in midseason last year makes the Giants future m
Mar 06, 2005 Rice Should Retire As 49er
WHEN HE decided to end his football career in 1993, Roger Craig signed a 49ers contract in training camp and then retired after
Mar 05, 2005 Barry Speaks His Mind
BARRY BONDS was in vintage form yesterday as he talked to ESPN bureau chief Pedro Gomez in spring training, touching on everyth
Mar 04, 2005 One Man's Opinion
WHAT A SHOCKER: Forty-Niner owner John York actually opened his pocketbook as the Niners signed left tackle Jonas Jennings to a
Mar 02, 2005 Ben Braun Under Fire
EVEN AS Ben Braun enjoyed moderate success as Calís basketball coach, there were two questions about him: 1) Would he be able
Mar 01, 2005 Montgomery Was a Mistake
HIRING MIKE MONTOMGERY to coach the Warriors was a mistake. Montgomery hasnít adjusted well to the pro game, and his record thi
Feb 27, 2005 QB Should Be 49ers Choice
BECAUSE THEREíS no consensus in the NFL on the best player available in this yearís draft, the 49ers may be tempted to trade do
Feb 26, 2005 It's All About Barry
NO OTHER player has the influence on his team that Barry Bonds has. Everything they do is based on Bonds. Everybody jokes a
Feb 25, 2005 Billy Beane Follows the Masters
WHEN YOU think Billy Beane, think Branch Rickey and Bill Walsh. The Aís general manager always acknowledges his debt to each ma
Feb 25, 2005 Bay Area Football
In just three years, Cal has overcome Stanfordís edge in Bay Area football, and there is serious doubt whether Stanfordís athl
Feb 25, 2005 Jose's Other Message
IN HIS much-publicized book, ďJuicedĒ, Jose Canseco accused the media of racism in covering the steroids issues. Thatís extreme
Feb 25, 2005 NHL Is Its Own Worst Enemy
NHL OWNERS and players have been looking at the wrong model. Instead of thinking of the big American sports, football, basebal
Feb 25, 2005 Randy Isn't the Answer
IMAGINE THAT youíre Al Davis and youíre evaluating your Raiders team. You know your defense sucks, at almost every position.

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