Aug 23, 2013, 1:55 PM PDT
Stories about athletes going from homeless to the pros are few and far between. However, in the Dixon household, it has become a common occurrence. San Francisco 49ers running back Anthony Dixon helped pave the way. When he was a kid growing up in Terry, Miss., he had to help raise his three brothers, because…
Aug 23, 2013, 11:44 AM PDT
The EA Sports Madden 25 player rankings are out. Every season these things are met with much debate from the players. After sorting through an insanely large spreadsheet that ranks every player from 1-100 based on presumed skill level, Field of Teams has compiled some of the key stats for the Oakland Raiders and a few other top…
Aug 23, 2013, 10:22 AM PDT
One of the most widely respected Oakland Athletics is back. The A’s have officially re-acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki in a trade with the Washington Nationals in exchange for right-handed pitcher Dakota Bacus. The A’s also receive cash considerations in the trade. Suzuki was hitting .222 with three home runs and 25 RBI in 79 games…
Aug 22, 2013, 5:35 PM PDT
The EA Sports Madden 25 player rankings are out. Every season these things are met with much debate from the players. After sorting through an insanely large spreadsheet that ranks every player from 1-100 based on presumed skill level, Field of Teams has compiled some of the key stats for the San Francisco 49ers and a…
Aug 22, 2013, 4:43 PM PDT
What do you get when you cross an NFL franchise, an NBA star, and a super model? It looks like the answer to that question is a Twitter takeover. The San Francisco 49ers are teaming up with Warriors guard Andre Iguodala and model Marisa Miller this week. They will take over the 49ers’ Twitter account…
Aug 22, 2013, 10:22 AM PDT
The San Francisco 49ers used to have Joe Montana starting and Steve Young on the bench. Two NFL Hall of Famers on the same team. It’s pretty hard to top that right? Well, ESPN’s Ron Jaworski thinks the 49ers could top that with Colin Kaepernick. The veteran quarterback believes that Kaepernick has the potential to…
Aug 22, 2013, 8:54 AM PDT
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen hopes his players are far more talented than they looked during the annual rookie talent show. Allen has been coaching in the NFL since 2002, and he couldn’t believe what he saw when the Raiders’ rookies took the stage to showcase their “talents.” “They were terrible,” Allen said. “In…
Aug 21, 2013, 9:22 AM PDT
The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants continue on with their dueling home stands, except this time they switched roles. Call it a change-up, call it further proof that you can’t predict baseball, call it whatever you want, really. The Giants took down the first-place Boston Red Sox in the most improbable of fashions. After…
Aug 20, 2013, 10:55 AM PDT
San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns discovered a scary looking animal skull on the golf course on Sunday. Field of Teams referenced the discovery, but at the time, no one was able to identify exactly what type of animal it belonged to. We took the liberty to send the picture to some wildlife experts at…
Aug 20, 2013, 9:55 AM PDT
Oakland Athletics fans were left terribly confused after salivating for a sweet treat that would never arrive. On Monday, the A’s did defeat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 in walk-off fashion when Brandon Moss clubbed a home run to centerfield, but the customary pie celebration never occurred. It has become a Pavlovian response for A’s fans…
Aug 19, 2013, 9:21 AM PDT
Welcome to the latest edition of ‘A case of the Mondays.’ Here are the Top 5 things you may have missed over the weekend. Find out why Vernon Davis is primed to have a huge year, what Yoenis Cespedes’ strange critique of his bobblehead was, how Hunter Pence exorcised his demons, and why you should NEVER golf with Brent Burns.
Aug 16, 2013, 9:47 AM PDT
Bud Selig may not have the technical capacity to work an email account, but he is about to unleash some far more impactful technology on Major League Baseball. In what Selig dubbed “a historic day,” MLB passed a widely accepted proposal to expand instant replay in 2014. Under the replay proposal, managers will get up…
Aug 15, 2013, 9:09 AM PDT
The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants suffered a similarly cruel fate on Wednesday. Each team had victory swiped away from them by the sticky glove of a defender.
Aug 14, 2013, 3:20 PM PDT
New iPad playbooks have revolutionized the way the Oakland Raiders are communicating.
Aug 14, 2013, 9:58 AM PDT
Forbes released their annual list that ranks the values of every NFL franchise. See where the 49ers and Raiders landed on the list.
Aug 14, 2013, 9:20 AM PDT
Who doesn’t like seeing their favorite macho sports hero in funny, yet fashionable, clothes? Colin Kaepernick became the latest Bay Area sports star to get the GQ Magazine treatment and the results were as predicted — magnificent.
Aug 13, 2013, 9:28 AM PDT
A red non-contact jersey used to protect Alex Smith from the stinging strikes of the 49ers defense. His new red Kansas City Chiefs jersey won’t have the same effects. Plus: all the most clickable links, images and GIFs for your entertainment.
Aug 12, 2013, 9:01 AM PDT
Here are the top 5 things you may have missed this weekend.
Aug 9, 2013, 11:24 AM PDT
Josh Cribbs is a many of many talents. The Raiders’ new All-Pro kick returner plays both sides of the ball and is a musician that can write, produce, edit, and rap.
Aug 9, 2013, 9:35 AM PDT
It’s easy to jump to conclusions after one preseason game — but you probably shouldn’t. Bruce Bochy wisely gave the Giants something to play for. The A’s have gone from hunter to hunted. All that and the greatest collection of links, GIFs, images, and videos of the day.
Aug 8, 2013, 9:41 AM PDT
HBO’s “Hard Knocks” has a way of making you care about a team that you have no rooting interest in. What would it be like to see a team you actually like involved? PLUS: All the best links, GIFs, images and nonsense of the day — including a BEAR ON A JET SKI!
Aug 7, 2013, 2:13 PM PDT
In 50,000 computer simulations of the 2013 NFL season, the 49ers came out Super Bowl Champions most frequently. What did the machine think of the Raiders?
Aug 7, 2013, 10:25 AM PDT
The Bay Area’s baseball teams may be struggling at the worst time, but the images, links, and GIFs in this post will cheer you up. Hey Look! A skateboarding mouse!
Aug 5, 2013, 9:32 AM PDT
Rays manager Joe Maddon still thinks the Giants can contend, Nelson Cruz took a parting shot at the A’s, the 49ers have too many toys, and have the Raiders found a new kicker?
Aug 2, 2013, 1:22 PM PDT
New Oakland Raiders punter Chris Kluwe could be on the forefront of a massive shift in the way sports television is viewed.
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