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  1. MC Hammer and Oakland Fight Club create a new Raiders Anthem

    Nov 4, 2013, 4:05 PM PDT

    The Oakland Raiders never have any issues with their street cred. As a result, fans donning the silver and black now have yet another song to bump during their tailgate parties. Bay Area rappers MC Hammer, Gigs 510, Ace Kayo, Mistah FAB and Black Dreez form a group called Oakland Fight Club, and they created a new…

  2. Case of the Mondays: A(‘s)T&T Park?, Raiders’ worst day ever, The best of the weekend

    Nov 4, 2013, 9:42 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 – San Francisco A’s?: Jon Heyman’s dream could be…

  3. A rare glimpse inside the Raiders’ Equipment Room

    Oct 30, 2013, 1:20 PM PDT

    The average length of an NFL player’s career is between three to six years. In a league where rosters are constantly manipulated, and career-threatening injuries can be right around the corner, there has always been one constant with the Oakland Raiders — the Romanski family. In the entire history of the franchise, there have only…

  4. Case of the Mondays: Flipping birds, Kaepernicking, and walkoff weirdness

    Oct 28, 2013, 9:40 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 – Tarver flips the bird: War Pigeon used to…

  5. Raiders tuneup for Steelers against Middle School kids

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:36 PM PDT

    Fresh off a bye week, the Oakland Raiders needed a little tuneup for the Pittsburgh Steelers, so they stopped by Westlake Middle School in Oakland on Tuesday and competed with some youngsters. To make things interesting, fullback Marcel Reece and running back Darren McFadden each captained a team of students and started at quarterback for their…

  6. Field of Links: Is Steve Young still getting paid millions to play football? Josh Donaldson not a Gold Glove finalist

    Oct 25, 2013, 10:18 AM PDT

    Steve Young has been retired since 2000, but he is still earning more money to play football than the 49ers’ current quarterback. According to a site called Sports Grid, Young is getting paid $1 million this season by the USFL and he doesn’t even have to actually, you know, play football. For reference, Colin Kaepernick’s…

  7. Field of Links: Jim Harbaugh clearly loves TV shows

    Oct 24, 2013, 9:17 AM PDT

    Is anyone else noticing this trend? Jim Harbaugh loves television shows. First, he appeared on Saved By The Bell. Next, he was seen in Judge Judy’s courtroom. Most recently, he said he wouldn’t be opposed to having the 49ers’ Training Camp opened up for HBO’s Hard Knocks. On Wednesday, Harbaugh turned his press conference around…

  8. Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs says he’ll own an NFL team

    Oct 21, 2013, 2:15 PM PDT

    Sean “Diddy” Combs wants to become the first African-American majority owner in the National Football League. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Combs said that he has aspirations to buy a team and believes he will be able to make it happen. “A majority of the players that are in the NFL are African-American, but…

  9. Case of the Mondays: Harbaugh dominates a scuffle, the catch of the year, shaving Brent Burns

    Oct 21, 2013, 9:53 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 – Bernard Pollard feels the wrath of Jim Harbaugh:…

  10. Larry Fitzgerald’s dad angered 49ers fans on Twitter

    Oct 18, 2013, 2:07 PM PDT

    The father of Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald took to Twitter on Friday and accidentally flamed 49ers fans. Larry Fitzgerald Sr. (@fitzbeatsr), tweeted the following picture with Cardinals coach Bruce Arians accompanied by a bold statement.

  11. What does Raider Nation sound like?

    Oct 17, 2013, 3:48 PM PDT

    If you’ve ever wanted to know what Raider Nation sounds like, you’re in luck. The Oakland Raiders recently teamed up with the music streaming site, Pandora, to create a custom channel just for Raiders fans. Several Raiders players even visited Pandora’s headquarters in downtown Oakland to help capture the essence of Raider Nation. After touring…

  12. Field of Links: Shutdown over: Hello Hitner? NBA considering changing game times to cater to overseas audience

    Oct 17, 2013, 10:23 AM PDT

    The government shutdown was difficult for many people. For one Bay Area athlete, it could have been a minor inconvenience. The effects of the shutdown wouldn’t have completely derailed 49ers safety Donte Whitner’s efforts to change his last name to “Hitner,” but it would have prevented him from getting a new Social Security card. Now, there…

  13. A case of the Mondays: 49ers fans make waves, Pryor is talking playoffs and more

    Oct 14, 2013, 10:19 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 – Making waves: There really should be no acceptable…

  14. Field of Links: A’s get Verlander’d, Smith ‘pumped’ to play the Raiders, Hertl starts a trend

    Oct 11, 2013, 10:02 AM PDT

    After ending another Oakland Athletics season, Justin Verlander explained his shutout effort by simply saying, “I’m pitching the way I am supposed to.” He also admitted that he saw the posters of his ex-girlfriend, Kate Upton, in the crowd. How good is it to be Verlander? The worst thing people can do to him is…

  15. Hertl-mania is still running wild

    Oct 9, 2013, 5:04 PM PDT

    Tomas Hertl-mania is running wild in San Jose. A day after his four-goal game, the 19-year-old San Jose Sharks forward is still leaving an impression on social media. Perhaps more impressive than becoming the Sharks’ first player to score six goals in his first three career games, is this epic tribute to Jaromir Jagr. And…

  16. Harbaugh says the 49ers would be open to doing HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

    Oct 9, 2013, 3:16 PM PDT

    You’ve seen 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh on “Judge Judy” and “Saved By The Bell.” Could “Hard Knocks” be next? Getting information out of Harbaugh can be like getting blood from a stone. That’s why it’s surprising to hear the secretive leader of the 49ers say he wouldn’t mind allowing HBO’s “Hard Knocks” production crew to…

  17. Field of Links: Hertl Power and the most epic GIFs and links of the day

    Oct 9, 2013, 9:05 AM PDT

    After a gut-wrenching loss by the Oakland Athletics in Detroit, the San Jose Sharks soothed the vicious sting with an epic 9-2 win over the Rangers. Tomas Hertl, 19, doesn’t even own a car, but he drove the Sharks’ offense. The 17th overall pick in the 2012 draft became a household name by scoring four goals…

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

    Oct 8, 2013, 1:11 PM PDT

    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…

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

    Oct 7, 2013, 3:39 PM PDT

    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…

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

    Oct 7, 2013, 3:10 PM PDT

    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…

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

    Oct 4, 2013, 2:20 PM PDT

    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…

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

    Oct 3, 2013, 5:45 PM PDT

    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…

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

    Oct 2, 2013, 3:47 PM PDT

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

    Oct 2, 2013, 8:51 AM PDT

    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…

  25. 49ers’ new stadium reaches a major milestone

    Oct 1, 2013, 7:15 PM PDT

    The first seats have been installed at Levi’s Stadium. There were even 49ers fans on hand to be the first to sit in them. It was a milestone moment for the 49ers and the construction crew that has been working on the facility since April 19, 2012. Workers adorned with hardhats, bright orange mesh vests…

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