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2013 September

  1. Field of Links: Manning did way more than his 7 TDs indicate

    Sep 6, 2013, 9:28 AM PST

    Seven touchdowns in a single game sure is great. But Peyton Manning did something much more important on Thursday night. He picked up his teammates. After a few spectacular blunders, the Broncos routed the defending Super Bowl Champion Ravens 49-27 with the entire nation watching. The team effort was imperfect, but Manning’s effort was impeccable.…

  2. TBT: The A’s 20-game win streak

    Sep 5, 2013, 6:10 PM PST

    On this week in 2002, the Oakland Athletics did something crazy, just plain crazy. The date was Sept. 4, 2002, and the A’s jumped out to an early 11-0 lead over the Kansas City Royals through three innings. The Oakland Coliseum was filled to capacity as the Bay Area was eager to witness history (keep…

  3. If no. 24 is worth more than $24,000, what was Boldin’s no. 81 worth?

    Sep 5, 2013, 2:18 PM PST

    The story of how 49ers running back Anthony Dixon politely declined a $24,000 offer from cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha for his no. 24 jersey was wildly popular on Wednesday. Jersey numbers can mean everything to a professional athlete and in the Bay Area especially, no. 24 is priceless. “I worked hard to get that number when…

  4. Field of Links: Why the A’s should win the AL West

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:15 AM PST

    The Oakland Athletics should be considered favorites to win the American League West for a second year in a row. Here’s why: After taking five of six against the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers, both teams they trailed heading into each series, their next seven games are against bottom of the barrel teams. Their…

  5. Kaepernick denies rumor that he’s dating USA Soccer star Leroux

    Sep 4, 2013, 6:40 PM PST

    They are in supreme physical condition, both posed for ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, share an affinity for tattoos, and at one point, a tweet was sent from one to another. Apparently, that’s enough to ask a TMZ-style question about relationship status during a football interview. On Wednesday, at 49ers headquarters in Santa Clara, a…

  6. Which Bay Area baseball team charges more for beer?

    Sep 4, 2013, 2:09 PM PST

    If you don’t have a lot of money budgeted for beer after buying baseball tickets and paying for parking, the Oakland Coliseum is the place to be. The A’s have the six-lowest beer prices in Major League Baseball according to a study by Team Marketing Report. The San Francisco Giants rank just below the top…

  7. Betcha’ didn’t know this about NFL kickers

    Sep 4, 2013, 12:39 PM PST

    National Football League kickers never make headlines unless they screw something up.┬áIt’s one of the most unforgiving roles in professional sports. So, how do NFL punters and kickers make sure they stay out from under the microscope of the fans and media? Preparation. And way more than you’d think. Did you know NFL kickers spend…

  8. Vegas oddsmakers don’t love the A’s World Series chances

    Sep 4, 2013, 12:07 PM PST

    The Vegas oddsmakers don’t like the Oakland Athletics chances of winning the World Series. Sure, they’re up there on the list, but they are behind seven other teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, who are having their first winning season since 1992. Here’s how Bovada.lv stacks up MLB’s World Series contenders: Los Angeles Dodgers – 13/4…

  9. Field of Links: No. 24 remains priceless in the Bay Area

    Sep 4, 2013, 9:56 AM PST

    What’s in a number? For a professional athlete, numbers mean a lot of things. Numbers get you paid. They determine your job performance. A number can be something they’re superstitious about. For many guys, they have a number they’ve used since high school, or even earlier. That jersey number is in their Twitter handles. It’s…

  10. Young Giants fan comes to the rescue of a sad D-backs fan

    Sep 3, 2013, 8:04 PM PST

    This was the feel good story of the weekend. A little kid at the Giants-Diamondbacks game on Sunday missed a foul ball and was absolutely devastated. While he sat there with his head buried in his hands, a young Giants fan tapped him on the arm and offered him up a souvenir ball. The random…

  11. The story behind this unreal Kaepernick tribute haircut

    Sep 3, 2013, 6:21 PM PST

    It’s art. Only the canvas is your head, and you grow the paint yourself. Tattoos of your favorite team and sports figures can be the ultimate show of support. But jerseys, numbers, and players change. Instead of doing something permanent, why not get something just as showy and detailed for the big game that can…

  12. Gary Payton thinks the Warriors will make it to the NBA Finals

    Sep 3, 2013, 3:32 PM PST

    The Glove is giving the Warriors some love. Oakland native and soon-to-be Basketball Hall of Famer Gary Payton went on the record with his love of the Dubs during his media rounds on Tuesday. Payton believes the Warriors have what it takes to make it to the NBA Finals. The more experienced San Antonio Spurs…

  13. A case of the Tuesdays: Raiders running with Pryor, A’s / BART win the weekend

    Sep 3, 2013, 9:40 AM PST

    The Raiders are hoping Terrelle Pryor can run away with the starting quarterback job. How the A’s got a huge assist this holiday weekend, the Warriors show off their shoes, and 49ers great Ronnie Lott falls off a postgame set. Plus, much more. Click for a special edition of ‘A case of the Mondays.’

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