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2014 February

  1. King can kick

    Feb 28, 2014, 2:55 PM PDT

    Sebastian Janikowski gets most of the attention when it comes to kicking prowess, but Marquette King may have the biggest boot on the Oakland Raiders. King, 25, looked impressive while being featured along with several other NFL punters in a video that was recently posted by Kohl’s Kicking Camp. The kicking camp also has videos…

  2. Field of Links: Sogard stopped in ‘Face of MLB’ finale, Sharks return strong, A giant surfing croc

    Feb 28, 2014, 9:53 AM PDT

    After going to sleep with a comfortable lead, Oakland Athletics fans woke up on Friday morning to find out that Eric Sogard somehow lost the “Face of MLB” competition. The herculean effort of underdog A’s fans were eventually trumped by the Eastern Time Zone. Voting closed at 5 a.m. PST, allowing New York Mets fans…

  3. Field of Links: Eric Sogard one step away from being ‘Face of MLB’

    Feb 27, 2014, 9:19 AM PDT

    Let’s be real. Voting for Eric Sogard to be the “Face of MLB” isn’t about baseball. It’s not about the fans’ love of Sogard (although he is quite popular). It’s about proving that anything is possible if people come together. It’s about Oakland Athletics fans showing the establishment they can’t be ignored forever. It’s a…

  4. Josh Reddick made an unbelievable catch

    Feb 26, 2014, 4:06 PM PDT

    Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick made two of the most ridiculous catches you’ll ever see.

  5. Hank the Brewers’ dog ran with the Racing Sausages

    Feb 26, 2014, 2:22 PM PDT

    The Milwaukee Brewers’ racing sausages now have to compete with a hot dog. On February 17, a stray dog roamed into the Brewers’ spring training facility and the team quickly adopted him. The pooch named “Hank” after Hank Aaron, of course, has become the team’s unofficial mascot. Even with all of Hank’s newfound fame, no…

  6. Stephen Curry dons dapper attire for GQ Magazine

    Feb 26, 2014, 12:48 PM PDT

    Barney Stinson would be so proud of Stephen Curry upon gazing at this month’s issue of GQ. The Warriors’ guard is suited up in the finest dress attire while dribbling a basketball. Curry is featured along with fellow NBA stars James Harden, Joakim Noah, and Kenneth Faried, who also don dapper attire for the monthly…

  7. Field of Links: A’s dropping ‘Oakland’ from web domain, Sogard in semifinals

    Feb 26, 2014, 9:46 AM PDT

    Conspiracy theory alert: The Oakland Athletics have removed “Oakland” from their web domain. The new streamlined Athletics.com is easier to type and more convenient for web surfers that don’t have an autofill browser, but there will be people out there that make this about the team’s efforts to move out of Oakland. The tinfoil hat-wearing…

  8. Field of Links: Sogard knocks out Posey, Miley Cyrus reps Warriors, Raiders

    Feb 25, 2014, 9:49 AM PDT

    The world hasn’t seen an upset victory this significant since Lamba Lambda Lambda defeated Alpha Beta. Oakland Athletics fans have pulled off what seemed like an impossible feat. They managed to vote Eric Sogard into the final four of the “Face of MLB” competition, and they defeated San Francisco Giants fans and Buster Posey in the…

  9. Sogard, Posey highlight online Battle of the Bay

    Feb 24, 2014, 3:24 PM PDT

    Buster Posey is a statuesque former MVP that handles one of the league’s best pitching rotations. Eric Sogard is a slick-fielding platoon infielder that looks like he’d be more comfortable playing Quidditch. Posey poses in GQ Magazine. Sogard wears vision-correcting eye wear. Which one should be considered the face of Major League Baseball? The fans…

  10. Snoop Dogg: ‘Raiders are like a retirement home for football players’

    Feb 24, 2014, 1:32 PM PDT

    The Oakland Raiders are in the Dogghouse. While visiting the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Snoop Lion Dogg spoke with Bleacher Report and he didn’t pull any punches when talking about the Raiders. “Oakland, I don’t know. I hate to say it, but that’s where you go when it’s over with,” Snoop said. “That’s like a retirement…

  11. Case of the Mondays: Marleau’s precious medals, Curry’s weird celebration

    Feb 24, 2014, 9:48 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 – Precious Medals: Patrick Marleau helped Canada take…

  12. Johnny Football vastly outdraws Jaguars’ coach, food line at NFL Combine

    Feb 21, 2014, 10:03 AM PDT

    The media covering the NFL Scouting Combine had some serious decisions at noon in Indianapolis. The daily selection of cold deli sandwiches was unveiled at the same time that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was led to the podium for his much-anticipated Q&A session with reporters. Those events coincided with the NFL announcement that Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley…

  13. Field of Links: Harbaugh in Google Glass, David Shaw redefines telecommuting, reasons to root against Canada

    Feb 21, 2014, 9:02 AM PDT

    The fine folks at 49ers Studios were able to get Jim Harbaugh to wear Google Glass. Harbaugh was instantly impressed by the clock display on the lens and remarked that it would be a good idea to get the quarterbacks to wear them. Details here. — Not to be outdone, Andrew Luck director of offense Mike…

  14. SF State could be getting rid of the Gator

    Feb 20, 2014, 5:26 PM PDT

    San Francisco State University is considering saying “See you later, Alligator” to their mascot. Most mascot changes occur as a result of controversy or relocation. Fortunately, SF State doesn’t have either issue. What they do have, is a purple alligator that makes very little sense. “I’m about 90% sure that we are not going to…

  15. TBT: Addison Russell playing ping pong

    Feb 20, 2014, 3:02 PM PDT

    Addison Russell is a quick learner. The 20-year-old A’s top prospect hadn’t picked up a ping pong paddle before the 2013 baseball season. Since the Stockton Ports clubhouse has a table, he decided to learn how to play. His teammates may have said it best at the time, when they claimed that Russell is the…

  16. Check out Michael Crabtree’s acting debut

    Feb 20, 2014, 2:23 PM PDT

    Michael Crabtree catches high-velocity passes and dodges burly defenders, so acting like a tough guy on film should be a simple transition. The San Francisco 49ers’ wide receiver caught some screen time in a special NFL-themed trailer for the movie 3 Days To Kill. Crabtree stars alongside fellow wide receivers Dez Bryant and Alshon Jeffery.…

  17. Field of Links: Kings’ Isaiah Thomas will deliver pizza to your home

    Feb 20, 2014, 10:09 AM PDT

    Sacramento Kings star Isaiah Thomas will deliver pizza to your home. You see, Thomas always dreamed of being a pizza delivery guy. Sadly, he was forced to settle on a lucrative career in the NBA. Uber is allowing him to live his dream for one evening, before he has to go back to slumming it…

  18. More pics of Balfour’s massive truck, and a look at another monster rig

    Feb 19, 2014, 2:34 PM PDT

    Tampa Bay Rays reporters were introduced to Grant Balfour’s massive truck on Wednesday. I wonder how he managed to ship that thing from California to Florida. It was certainly a challenge squeezing that truck into the player’s parking lot at the Oakland Coliseum, especially when the lot was shared with certain media members and the…

  19. Field of Links: Sogard surging in ‘Face of MLB’ contest, Sad Sochi Bear, Upton’s zero gravity photo shoot

    Feb 19, 2014, 10:11 AM PDT

    Eric Sogard is on a collision course with Buster Posey in MLB Network’s Face of MLB competition. The improbable run of the Oakland Athletics’ second baseman has been fueled exclusively by the fan vote. They even had his name trending worldwide on Twitter at one point. A’s fans are a creative and loyal bunch, and…

  20. You can take the Wonderlic Personnel Test

    Feb 18, 2014, 3:44 PM PDT

    If knowledge really is power in the NFL, a good Wonderlic Personnel Test could be even more important than a stellar high jump or hefty bench press. The Wonderlic is used to measure your intelligence, and the test is administered to each player during the NFL Combine, which begins this week. So are you smarter…

  21. Crazy AHL hockey brawl escalates quickly

    Feb 18, 2014, 2:27 PM PDT

    It was a scene straight out of Slap Shot, but no one on the ice had the last name of Hanson.  On Sunday, members of the Adirondack Phantoms and Portland Pirates of the AHL threw down for a solid three minutes. The dangerous brawl drags on ridiculously long as the referees do very little to break it…

  22. Field of Links: Kap gets revenge on Richard Sherman

    Feb 18, 2014, 9:28 AM PDT

    Colin Kaepernick co-hosted Cartoon Network’s Hall of Game award show with Cam Newton. At the end of the show, Kaepernick and Newton ambushed the reigning Super Bowl Champions with silly string. Yup. Kap and Richard Sherman were under the same roof, shared the same stage, and the worst thing that happened was a staged silly string…

  23. Vernon Davis hit a cameraman with an errant bouquet toss

    Feb 17, 2014, 3:16 PM PDT

    Vernon Davis is an exceptional football player. Just don’t ask him to throw the ball. On Monday, Davis posted an Instagram video in which he is seen trying to throw a bouquet of flowers onto the ice at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi. The bouquet landed several feet short and appeared to hit a cameraman.…

  24. Kaepernick won an award for his ‘Swag’

    Feb 17, 2014, 1:41 PM PDT

    It takes a championship level of swag to mock your opponent during a touchdown celebration. You get bonus points for later co-hosting a show with him. Accepting an award for your swag while wearing a t-shirt that says, “Swag with no brains is just wack,” well, that puts you in the Hall of Game. On…

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