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2013 September

  1. Here’s a sneak preview of Stephen Curry’s new TV special

    Sep 30, 2013, 3:52 PM PDT

    Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry had a fascinating offseason. Luckily, he brought a camera along to document all of it. Curry’s off-the-court adventures will be featured on a special show called “Hanging with Mr. Curry.” The show debuts on Monday at 10 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. It features behind the scenes video…

  2. Broncos-Jaguars could soon combine for largest NFL point spread ever

    Sep 30, 2013, 2:34 PM PDT

    We could be on the verge of seeing the largest NFL point spread ever. In two weeks, the undefeated Broncos are set to take on the winless Jaguars in Denver, Co., and sports handicappers are already trying to figure out just how lopsided the beating will be. “Barring any injuries or something very dramatic occurring,…

  3. Seat installation set to begin at 49ers’ new stadium

    Sep 30, 2013, 1:35 PM PDT

    You’ll soon be able to take a seat in the 49ers’ new home. On Tuesday, the first seats will be installed inside Levi’s Stadium. They will be installed in the lower bowl of the stadium, where roughly two-thirds of the venue’s 68,500 seats will be located. It is expected to take over 17,000 man-hours to…

  4. A case of the Mondays: Raiders lost without Pryor, Pence paid, all aboard A’s bandwagon

    Sep 30, 2013, 10:07 AM PDT

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here.  No. 1 – The Raiders did the right thing, got the…

  5. Andrew Bogut caught on camera pulling pranks at Warriors Media Day

    Sep 28, 2013, 10:27 AM PDT

    For a big man, Andrew Bogut is awfully sneaky. The Warriors’ center showed off his sense of humor at media day by pranking several of his teammates. Stephen Curry got the worst of it. During Curry’s interview session, Bogut waited until someone asked a question about him, then grabbed a recorder from a media member…

  6. Actor and NBA fanatic Michael Rapaport dishes on the Dubs

    Sep 27, 2013, 9:10 PM PDT

    Michael Rapaport has been on almost every TV show. On Friday, the life-long Knicks fan was spotted at Warriors Media Day, where he was filming an interview with Jerry West for an upcoming documentary. Rapaport took the time to tell Field of Teams about his newfound love for the Warriors, his relationship with David Lee,…

  7. Steph Curry explains his new flavored mouthguards

    Sep 27, 2013, 6:01 PM PDT

    Victory will no longer leave a foul taste in your mouth. MoGo, a popular mouthguard company, is teaming up with Warriors’ star point guard Stephen Curry to create a custom line of flavored mouthguards. Curry tweeted the news on Friday. Immediately, many questions came to mind. Will they taste like Curry himself? Now, that would…

  8. Ever wonder what it’s like to run in the A’s Hall of Fame Race?

    Sep 27, 2013, 5:12 PM PDT

    Being a legend has its burdens. Field of Teams learned that lesson the hard way. When the first A’s Hall of Fame race took place on August 3, an innocent comment turned into a daily discussion. What would it be like if a certain reporter suited up and ran in the race? Surely, everyone would…

  9. Field of Links: One GIF sums up the 49ers-Rams game, Lincecum’s last S.F. start?

    Sep 27, 2013, 8:52 AM PDT

    The 49ers-Rams game on Thursday night can be summed up in one GIF. Rams quarterback Sam Bradford didn’t like what he saw from the 49ers defense — a squad that didn’t have Patrick Willis or Aldon Smith. They did, however, have NaVorro Bowman, who looked like he filled the shoes of three men as he…

  10. TBT: Canseco and Bonds become the first two 40/40 club members

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:03 PM PDT

    The 40/40 club could be the most exclusive group in Major League Baseball. Only four players have managed to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in a single season. Two of those athletes did it while playing in the Bay Area. On this week in sports history, Jose Canseco and Barry Bonds both…

  11. Pence wants to teach his awkward baseball style to your kids

    Sep 26, 2013, 1:15 PM PDT

    Do you want to learn how to run like you’re in an earthquake, throw like you don’t have an elbow, or hit like a hungry man chasing a taco? Then Hunter’s Hitters is for you.

  12. Posey, Cespedes both crack MLB’s top 10 in jersey sales

    Sep 26, 2013, 9:24 AM PDT

    There’s no better way to gauge a player’s popularity than jersey sales. Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association released the latest list of top-sellers, and for the first time in a while, an A’s player and a Giants player are in the top 10. Buster Posey, the reigning National League MVP, is fifth…

  13. Field of Links: Mobile technology enhances rookie dress-up day

    Sep 26, 2013, 9:00 AM PDT

    Advances in mobile technology have made rookie dress-up day one of baseball’s most interesting traditions. In the past, teams would force their rookies to dress in drag, or don embarrassing costumes during a road trip and the fans would only get vague descriptions. Now, we get high quality pictures and often revolting video. On Wednesday,…

  14. Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully passes up free hugs in S.F.

    Sep 25, 2013, 6:43 PM PDT

    On Wednesday, legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully encountered a group of women offering free hugs on the streets of San Francisco. While the “beautifully dressed, lovely people” looked appealing, the Dodgers broadcaster chose to cross the street. Where else but in San Francisco?

  15. Why Raider Rusher is a good idea

    Sep 25, 2013, 5:09 PM PDT

    Whether you agree with it or not, Raider Rusher is here. The goofy mascot emerged straight from the frames of NFL RUSH ZONE, a kids cartoon co-produced by the NFL and Nickelodeon, to make its official debut at Raiders headquarters on Tuesday. When an image of the mascot first leaked online, the Raiders fan base was…

  16. Giants fans have a new toy to play with at AT&T Park

    Sep 25, 2013, 4:31 PM PDT

    Giants fans have a new toy to play with at AT&T Park. In addition to the hidden bowling alley, the digital cafe, the Coca-Cola bottle slide, and the cable car on the right field arcade, fans will now be able to pull out their mobile devices and upgrade their seats. Starting tonight, Pogoseat will offer…

  17. Jacob’s Ride halted four miles from finish after hit-and-run accident

    Sep 25, 2013, 9:58 AM PDT

    After six months on the road pedaling more than 10,000 miles, making 29 stops at Major League ballparks, and raising over $140,000 for the hearing impaired, Jacob Landis was struck by a Freightliner truck just four miles from his final stop. Landis, 24, suffered a severe concussion, broken nose, two small fractures on each cheekbone,…

  18. Field of Links: Wilson met with boos, Griffin reaches a milestone, goofy .GIFs

    Sep 25, 2013, 9:05 AM PDT

    Welp, it finally happened. Brian Wilson pitched at AT&T Park in Dodger blue. He was met with a smattering of boos. As jarring a scene as it was for true Giants fans, the boos don’t make much sense. It’s not like he wanted to leave. The Giants just didn’t want him that bad and they didn’t…

  19. GIF: John Hirschbeck calls Cespedes safe and out at same time

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:14 PM PDT

    John Hirschbeck is confused. On Tuesday, the MLB umpire called Yoenis Cespedes both safe and out at the same time. The umpire’s confusion occurred in the top of the seventh inning with one out. While it looked like Cespedes beat the throw, he was ruled out.

  20. An armored fighting vehicle accidentally crashed Earthquakes practice

    Sep 24, 2013, 7:09 PM PDT

    Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch will block just about anything. That rule doesn’t apply to Bradley Fighting Vehicles. On Tuesday, a massive piece of military equipment crashed Earthquakes practice. The tank-like vehicle collided with a concrete divider that’s located about 10 feet from the practice field. Elliot Almond of the Bay Area News Group was on hand…

  21. Kaepernick is favoriting your filthy feedback

    Sep 24, 2013, 2:59 PM PDT

    Things aren’t going too well for the San Francisco 49ers. They have lost their last two games and quarterback Colin Kaepernick has zero touchdowns, four interceptions and two fumbles in those losses. After immediate success in the National Football League and all the spoils that go with it, Kaepernick is now being introduced to the…

  22. Did health hamper the A’s past playoff performances?

    Sep 24, 2013, 2:01 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics clinched a playoff berth on Sunday and have been to the postseason six times since the year 2000. In those previous six trips to the playoffs, the A’s have only won one series. Many observers will point toward the A’s lack of postseason success and blame youth and inexperience, but aside from…

  23. The top 5 quotes from Shaq’s introductory presser

    Sep 24, 2013, 1:27 PM PDT

    The Sacramento Shaq-ramento Kings introduced a new member of the ownership group on Tuesday. Shaquille O’Neal sat at a table alongside owner Vivek Ranadive and fellow investor Mark Mastrov and discussed his vision for the Kings and how he can make an impact on the franchise. The new “O’wner” was in vintage Shaq form as he made the…

  24. Field of Links: Did the Broncos take the Raiders seriously?

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:05 AM PDT

    Much like a cat paws at an injured mouse before taking a bite, the Denver Broncos might have been playing games on the sideline before finishing off the Oakland Raiders. During the fourth quarter of the Broncos 37-21 victory, the running backs were reportedly playing rock-paper-scissors to determine which player would get the ball on…

  25. The Raider Rusher is very real, will debut Tuesday

    Sep 23, 2013, 3:33 PM PDT

    He’s big, powerful, and speaks with a raspy voice. He’s the Raider Rusher. The Oakland Raiders will be introducing a new member of the team on Tuesday. No, he won’t be threatening anyone’s playing time, but he is expected to be an effective player in community relations. The Twitterverse was up in arms over the…

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