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  1. Field of Links: Record demand for tickets to the ‘Stick’s final games

    Dec 6, 2013, 9:36 AM PST

    Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

    Giving Candlestick Park a proper farewell is becoming a very pricey proposition for San Francisco 49ers fans. According to SeatGeek.com, there is a record demand for the final two games at “The Stick.” The site’s research shows that fans have paid an average of $414 for a ticket to Sunday’s rivalry game against the Seattle…

  2. Field of Links: Harbaugh imagines an epic scenario, Raiders making a change, Drake’s new shoes

    Dec 5, 2013, 8:34 AM PST

    NFL: International Series-Fan Rally

    The Golden State Warriors and San Jose Sharks had the night off, and Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane actually took a day off from making trades, so Wednesday was a slow day in the Bay Area sports landscape. The Sharks will be back at it Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. A matchup with…

  3. Barry Bonds is trying to sell his Beverly Hills mansion

    Dec 4, 2013, 6:15 PM PST

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    Barry Bonds is striking out while trying to find potential buyers for his Beverly Hills mansion. The All-Time home runs leader’s estate has been on the market since January, and recently slashed $1.5 million off the price tag. According to Realtor.com, Bond’s originally purchased the 17,100-square-foot, seven bedroom, 13 bathroom home for just $8.7 million and is…

  4. 49ers attach Levi’s Stadium signage

    Dec 4, 2013, 4:25 PM PST

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    Money talks and on Wednesday in Santa Clara, it also took flight. In a video posted on the 49ers’ Vine account, a big part of Levi Strauss’ $220 million investment in the 49ers’ new stadium was shown being hoisted into the sky and carefully secured above a massive scoreboard. The $1.4 billion stadium construction project in…

  5. Raiders’ Taiwan Jones is quietly having a standout season

    Dec 4, 2013, 3:04 PM PST

    Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

    Upon hearing the term “Pro Bowl,” Oakland Raiders special teams standout Taiwan Jones politely asked if the interview could be conducted outside. He quickly explained that his teammates would tease and taunt him if they heard the topic of conversation. Jones, one of three Raiders players born in San Francisco, is quiet and shy when…

  6. The Sacramento River Cats torched the Reno Aces on Twitter

    Dec 4, 2013, 12:53 PM PST

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    There are very few characters to work with on Twitter. To truly slam someone properly takes a special blend of creativity and wit. On Wednesday, the Sacramento River Cats put on a clinic at the expense of the Reno Aces.

  7. Field of Links: The Warriors’ crazy fourth quarter shot chart, Bay Area sweeps Toronto, own your own backyard stadium

    Dec 4, 2013, 9:19 AM PST

    Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

    The Golden State Warriors completed the largest comeback in the NBA this season, and managed to erase their biggest deficit to win a game in 10 years. The Toronto Raptors led the game by 27 points before the Warriors went on a ridiculous 64-28 run to eventually win the game 112-103. Check out the Warriors…

  8. Warriors enlist child versions of their players for All-Star support

    Dec 3, 2013, 5:14 PM PST

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    The Golden State Warriors are trying to drum up All-Star votes for their players. Unfortunately, the six Dubs All-Star candidates are busy practicing and playing basketball. With that in mind, the creative folks at the team offices in Oakland hired kid versions of their players to make the pitch. The youngsters they found pretty much…

  9. New A’s player Craig Gentry has a very strange nickname

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:26 PM PST

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    Baseball players have some intimidating nicknames. There’s Mariano “The Sandman” Rivera, Albert “The Machine” Pujols, Grant Balfour “Rage,” “Big Papi” David Ortiz, “King” Felix Hernandez, and Craig “Kitten Face” Gentry. Wait… Kitten Face? Gentry, who was acquired by the Oakland Athletics from the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, easily has one of the strangest nicknames ever.…

  10. Seahawks fans plan to fly a ‘Go Hawks’ banner over Candlestick Park on Sunday

    Dec 3, 2013, 1:09 PM PST

    (Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports)

    Seattle Seahawks fans have hatched a plan to fly a banner over Candlestick Park this Sunday. A group consisting of 100 contributors have pooled together $1,809 to fly the banner that will read, “GO HAWKS-12” for 15 minutes. The airplane towing the banner is expected to reach Candlestick Park 10 minutes prior to kickoff of the…

  11. Anchorman characters deliver Yahoo!’s top internet search terms of 2013

    Dec 3, 2013, 9:58 AM PST

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    Ron Burgundy, Champ Kind and Brian Fantana delivered Yahoo “exclamation mark’s” top search terms of 2013. The Anchorman 2 promotional blitz has been a bit much, but this video is legitimately funny. Burgundy’s take on the Royal Baby and his “royal gaze of restoration” and Champ Kind demonstrating twerking techniques are two of the highlights.…

  12. Field of Links: Why the Seahawks are scary and possibly evil, Thrifty A’s willing to pay

    Dec 3, 2013, 9:32 AM PST

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    The Seattle Seahawks 12th Man set yet another Guinness World Record for crowd noise and actually created an earthquake in the process. All the team’s players did was throttle the New Orleans Saints 34-7. The Saints offense even had custom earplugs made for the game. They got the idea after Brett Favre used the same ambient…

  13. By the numbers: Scott Kazmir

    Dec 2, 2013, 6:22 PM PST

    (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports)

    The Oakland Athletics won’t be getting a Cyber Monday deal for left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir. The soon-to-be 30-year-old pitcher and the A’s have agreed to a two-year, $22 million contract, according to multiple reports. Here’s a look at the Kazmir signing by the numbers. 22,000,000: The amount of dollars Kazmir will reportedly be getting paid by…

  14. A Canadian artist made glamorous rebranded NBA jerseys

    Dec 2, 2013, 3:53 PM PST

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    Good news! Now you don’t have to imagine what the NBA would look like if the uniforms were branded by large companies. A Canadian graphic artist that goes by “Dead Dilly” recently rebranded several basketball jerseys for reasons unknown. The designs were released on a site called Behance.net with this simple quote: “THE IDEA WAS…

  15. Vernon Davis and the 5 best football hurdles of 2013

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:58 PM PST

    NFL: St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers

    The tactic one St. Louis Rams player used to take down 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is getting a lot of attention. The way Davis found a way to rise above the Rams on Sunday is also worthy of the spotlight, though. The six-foot-three, 250 pound tight end displayed astonishing athleticism while hurdling defenders on…

  16. Case of the Mondays: Vernon Davis tackled in the worst way, Lights out in Sacramento, Hats off to Brent Burns

    Dec 2, 2013, 10:23 AM PST

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    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 most terrible tackle: Something very, very…

  17. TBT: The Bay Area’s All-Turkey Team

    Nov 28, 2013, 1:24 PM PST

    (Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)

    Bay Area sports fans have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. After spending time reflecting on everything that we are truly blessed to have in our lives, it’s time to talk turkey. Here is our 2013 All-Turkey team. It’s a list filled with athletes that entered the year with high expectations, but…

  18. Why the 49ers are thankful

    Nov 27, 2013, 3:04 PM PST

    The 49ers have a lot to celebrate this holiday season. (Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE)

    The San Francisco 49ers have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. They are in playoff contention with hopes of returning to the Super Bowl for a second consecutive year, and star wide receiver Michael Crabtree is on the mend. More importantly, they have jobs in an ultra-competitive professional sport, financial stability, a…

  19. Field of Links: New Giants t-shirt rips A’s, Why Pearl Jam dislikes Sacramento

    Nov 27, 2013, 9:02 AM PST

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    A new San Francisco Giants t-shirt made by Majestic has some people in the East Bay riled up. The shirt features a Giants logo with the statement “nobody talks about the elephant in the room” written over the Oakland Athletics logo. It’s a bit surprising to see an MLB licensed piece of apparel that openly rips…

  20. Andre Iguodala has a lot of shoes

    Nov 26, 2013, 9:09 PM PST

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    Professional basketball players have shoe contracts and endorsement deals. Heck, look inside any locker or cubicle in an NFL, NBA, or MLB venue and you’ll see shoes for days. Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala has taken his collection to the next level by showcasing not only his kicks, but his organization skills. The photo…

  21. Mitch Richmond is having trouble selling his mansion

    Nov 26, 2013, 4:05 PM PST

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    Retired Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings star Mitch Richmond can’t unload his home.  The palatial piece of real estate located in Calabasas, has been on the market since May, and the six-time NBA All-Star just dropped the asking price from $9.4 million to $8.9 million. Don’t feel bad for Richmond, though. He stands to…

  22. The 5 best holiday-themed sports efforts of the season

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:24 PM PST

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    The holiday season is a time of reflection, happiness, giving and truly awful sports crossover efforts. Every year at this time, sports franchises and players inevitably whiff wildly when trying to deliver holiday cheer. Without further adieu, here are the top five sports-holiday hybrids of the season (so far). Sadly, there will be many more to…

  23. Field of Links: 49ers abuse RGIII verbally and physically

    Nov 26, 2013, 9:52 AM PST

    Courtesy: CJZERO

    Robert Griffin III had a very, very bad Monday night. He was dominated both verbally and physically by the San Francisco 49ers. After Griffin III was sacked four times and held without a touchdown, 49ers defensive end Ahmad Brooks may have dealt the harshest blow in a postgame interview. “He’s obviously a man and he…

  24. Drake is helping DeMarcus Cousins make the 2014 All-Star Game

    Nov 25, 2013, 2:49 PM PST

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    Grammy Award-winning rapper Drake wants you to vote Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins into the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. “Drizzy” and “Boogie” got together to make a video featuring the official endorsement during the multi-platinum rappers’ recent stop at Sleep Train Arena. In the video, Cousins explains that he and the rapper became friends during…

  25. 49ers’ Super Bowl odds take a hit

    Nov 25, 2013, 1:11 PM PST

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    The San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos were the trendy picks to meet in the Super Bowl prior to the start of the season. With Week 12 mostly in the books, let’s just say only one of those two teams is still considered a heavy favorite to get there. According to the most recent update from the oddsmakers…

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