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2013 October

  1. This is Sparta! Details behind SJSU’s flashy new basketball court

    Oct 8, 2013, 8:15 PM PST

    The San Jose State Spartans are making the most of their moniker with an awe-inspiring new basketball court design. The new flooring makes San Jose State the latest school to join the flashy and attention-grabbing trend of creating an artistic playing surface. The court was installed on Saturday and the whole process took three months from design…

  2. A’s-Tigers insane ALDS Game 4 recapped through GIFs and your tweets

    Oct 8, 2013, 5:52 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics had the Detroit Tigers’ backs against the wall. Needing a win to force a Game 5 in Oakland, the Tigers looked like they were on the verge of elimination before scratching and clawing their way back into the game. Early in the game, the A’s looked unstoppable, the Tigers looked tame, and…

  3. Heat maps provide an interesting look at A’s/Giants and 49ers/Raiders territories

    Oct 8, 2013, 1:11 PM PST

    The Bay Area features a few very divided fan bases. The A’s/Giants and 49ers/Raiders share parts of the Bay Area, but these heat maps based on Facebook likes paint an interesting picture about their actual territory. The maps were created by monitoring the cumulative number of people who like the respective pages of the Oakland…

  4. Anthony Dixon’s younger brother is a baseball trick shot master

    Oct 8, 2013, 12:40 PM PST

    This unbelievable video is the work of Deshun Dixon, Jarrod Parks and Cody Satterwhite. All three of the players are prospects from different parts of Mississippi. Dixon, 21, is a Tampa Bay Rays prospect and the younger brother of 49ers running back Anthony Dixon and A’s prospect Rashun Dixon. It further proves the Dixon bros.…

  5. Warriors’ deep roster increases their odds to win it all

    Oct 8, 2013, 10:41 AM PST

    The Golden State Warriors are 1-1 in the NBA preseason. After last year’s postseason run, the team returns upgraded and with a deep roster. Bay Area fans have many reasons to be excited about the Warriors and the shrewd sports books are taking the team seriously as well. According to Bovada, the Warriors have the…

  6. Field of Links: This MLB postseason is all kinds of crazy

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:54 AM PST

    A verbal confrontation, a walk-off home run into a fish tank, one severely damaged high definition camera, and an incredible performance from a 21-year-old rookie highlight one of the craziest days in postseason history. PLUS – The best links, clicks, pics and GIFs of the day.

  7. Tuesday’s A’s-Tigers Game could be moved to a new time

    Oct 7, 2013, 5:41 PM PST

    UPDATE: The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Monday night. The Oakland Athletics-Detroit Tigers game will be played at 2:07 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday. Comcast SportsNet California will begin pregame coverage at 1:00 p.m. with October Quest.  The Oakland Athletics are one win away from going to the American League…

  8. Oakland Coliseum’s MLB to NFL conversion in one time-lapse video

    Oct 7, 2013, 3:39 PM PST

    The specific details of the work were shared in a release from O.co Coliseum director of marketing, Kate Girotti: At 9:31 PM a crew of more than 400 workers began the task of reconfiguring O.co Coliseum from back to back baseball games to an NFL ready stadium.  The conversion was deemed “complete” at 3:00 PM and…

  9. GIF: Sio Moore is choke slammed by Chargers’ D.J. Fluker

    Oct 7, 2013, 3:10 PM PST

    There’s no love lost when the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders do battle. That was evident late Sunday night, when the Raiders defeated the Chargers 27-17 at the Oakland Coliseum. The game slightly resembled a wrestling match during the third quarter when Chargers offensive lineman D.J. Fluker received an unnecessary roughness penalty for choke slamming…

  10. A’s-Tigers ALDS Game 3 recapped through GIFs and your emotional tweets

    Oct 7, 2013, 2:07 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics defeated the Detroit Tigers in the third game of the American League Division Series. The raw emotion wasn’t limited to the field during the 6-3 win. Here’s a look at what went down through GIFs and the crazy tweets of the fans. There will be total coverage from Detroit on CSNBayArea.com from…

  11. Case of the Mondays: Sonny shines, Government shuts down Whitner’s name change, Sewage strike across town

    Oct 7, 2013, 9:06 AM PST

    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 – Sonny with a chance of strikeouts: The…

  12. GIFs and your tweets recap A’s-Tigers ALDS Game 1

    Oct 4, 2013, 11:54 PM PST

    Here’s the first game of the A’s-Tigers American League Division Series in .GIF form. We’re using fan tweets to demonstrate the raw emotions of the game. There were a lot of fun overreactions on Twitter. Special thanks to Carmen Kiew for her assistance on the .GIFs. Bartolo Colon gets off to a rough start. He…

  13. Pregame scenes from A’s-Tigers ALDS Game One

    Oct 4, 2013, 5:51 PM PST

    Here are some scenes from the Oakland Coliseum prior to American League Division Series Game One.

  14. Compiling the expert picks for the A’s-Tigers ALDS matchup

    Oct 4, 2013, 3:21 PM PST

    Through about 100 google searches, we have managed to compile a large variety of expert picks for the A’s vs. Tigers American League Division Series matchup. The majority of the writers seem to favor the Oakland Athletics. The vast majority believe it will be a five-game series. Over on CSNBayArea.com, Joe Stiglich put together the…

  15. Which Bay Area football team charges the most for beer?

    Oct 4, 2013, 2:20 PM PST

    People in the Bay Area pretty much accept that cost of living will be higher. But what about the cost of beer? According to a list from The Street, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers games are two of the most expensive places to buy beer in the NFL. The Oakland Raiders ranked fourth-highest on…

  16. Stephen Curry’s palatial Oakland penthouse is for sale

    Oct 4, 2013, 12:56 PM PST

    Money can’t buy happiness, but it can let you live like an NBA star. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is putting his Oakland penthouse on the market. For a cool $1.695 million, it could be yours. Curry is a family man now, and he needs a more kid-friendly place. You can get a glimpse…

  17. Field of Links: Battle-tested A’s ready for ALDS, Sharks return, more MLB lawsuits

    Oct 4, 2013, 9:46 AM PST

    The Oakland Coliseum is all gussied up for the postseason. After a fresh coat of paint on the dugout and on the field over the football stripes, new signage was hung with care and the bunting has been placed on the third deck. All of the tarps are removed, save for the ones on Mt.…

  18. TBT: Rating the signature songs of our Bay Area sports teams

    Oct 3, 2013, 5:45 PM PST

    The Bay Area is rich in culture. Musical acts like Metallica, Green Day, Huey Lewis and the News, Grateful Dead, Journey and many more have local ties. In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we’re throwing it back to some songs from Bay Area sports history that we may not hold as high in regard. In…

  19. 10 reasons to root for the Oakland Athletics

    Oct 3, 2013, 4:34 PM PST

    So, your team didn’t make the Major League Baseball playoffs. What a bummer. It doesn’t mean you have to pack away your love for the game and start watching football. Here are ten reasons (in no particular order) to root for the Oakland Athletics in the postseason. 1. They are eternal underdogs: The A’s have won…

  20. A’s upgrade Oakland Coliseum internet in advance of playoffs

    Oct 3, 2013, 2:09 PM PST

    People tend to take technology for granted. It’s can be easy to overlook the basic luxuries we are afforded in our daily lives until they are taken away. At the Oakland Coliseum, there was one specific luxury that was frequently ripped from the grasps of people that needed it — the internet. The signal would…

  21. Shaq can talk his way out of anything

    Oct 3, 2013, 9:31 AM PST

    Shaquille O’Neal is a very persuasive man. Recently, he negotiated his way into joining the Sacramento Kings ownership group and on Tuesday night, he strangled talked his way out of having a parking boot locked to his truck. On Wednesday, TMZ tweeted that Dr. O’Neal choked out a tow man. [VIDEO] Shaquille O'Neal — Chokes…

  22. Field of Links: Why the A’s benefit greatly from no. 2 playoff seed

    Oct 3, 2013, 8:46 AM PST

    Major League Baseball’s Wild Card games capture the intensity fitting of a win-or-go-home game in a convenient and tidy package. The games give the fans in an additional two cities hope. They also rake in extra ticket sales, postseason apparel sales and plenty of other profits for MLB. The format, however, is a little screwed up.…

  23. A behind-the-scenes tour of the 49ers’ new stadium

    Oct 2, 2013, 3:47 PM PST

    The 49ers’ new stadium is going up so fast that it looks different at nearly every glance. Construction started in April of 2012, and thanks to over 5,000 individual workers operating massive pieces of construction equipment, the stadium is really starting to take shape. On Tuesday, they placed the first of the 68,500 seats in…

  24. Roy Steele narrates phenomenal ‘This is Oakland’ video

    Oct 2, 2013, 2:32 PM PST

    UPDATE: MLB.com pulled the video offline. There has been no explanation as to why. If we find some details we’ll pass them along.  Roy Steele became known as “The Voice of God” because of the way his voice boomed from the Oakland Coliseum speakers and echoed through the thick cement structure. He may know the…

  25. Field of Links: 49ers voice their frustrations on Twitter, A’s set for ALDS, Beane for Mayor?

    Oct 2, 2013, 8:51 AM PST

    Donte Whitner wants to drop the “W” from his last name. After receiving a $21,000 fine for hitting Rams wide receiver Chris GIvens, the hard-hitting safety figures he may as well wear it and become Donte “Hitner.” Thinking about taking the W out of my last name. Mom said its ok (y'all kno I had…

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