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  1. From tough times to TDs: How 49ers RB Anthony Dixon became a father figure for his brothers

    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…

  2. Who is the top-ranked Raider in Madden 25?

    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…

  3. VIDEO: The Do(o)s and Don’ts of Twitter

    Aug 23, 2013, 10:56 AM PDT

    Last Friday, Sean Doolittle and Jerry Blevins received a tour of Twitter headquarters (or Twoffice). The visit included tweets, eats, a Pop-A-Shot basketball duel, twitpics, and the banging of a very loud gong. After their visit, the Oakland Athletics relievers took the time to educate the masses on their dos and don’ts of the social media app.

  4. Field of Links: Why trade for Kurt Suzuki?

    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…

  5. Find out where the 49ers stand in the EA Sports Madden 25 ratings

    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…

  6. 49ers enlist a super model and an NBA star for a duel Twitter takeover

    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…

  7. TBT: Juan Marichal attacks John Roseboro with a bat

    Aug 22, 2013, 12:08 PM PDT

    The bad blood between the Giants and Dodgers hit a boiling point on this day in 1965, after Giants pitcher Juan Marichal hit Dodgers catcher John Roseboro with a bat. The incident sparked a 14-minute brawl between the rival teams. The attack became the most memorable moment in a heated competition for the National League…

  8. Brian Wilson could double his salary if he loses the beard

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:42 AM PDT

    They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but it apparently grows on Brian Wilson’s face. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ reliever has been pitched an offer that would double his $1 million salary if he shaves his beard. The offer comes from a company called 800Razors.com. The story was picked up by Radar Online on Wednesday…

  9. Debating whether or not Kap could be the greatest QB ever

    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…

  10. Field of Links: Raiders rookie talent show leaves coach Allen unimpressed

    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…

  11. People think we’re beautiful, drunk, bad sports fans

    Aug 21, 2013, 5:59 PM PDT

    The people of America think that Californians are really, really good looking drunks that don’t care much about sports. It could be worse.

  12. Mike Scioscia claims the A’s never taught Grant Green how to bunt

    Aug 21, 2013, 4:10 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics had trouble teaching Grant Green how to play capable defense. They moved him from shortstop, to the outfield, to third base and finally to second base. With all the important stuff they were trying to teach Green, they apparently forgot to teach the first round pick in the 2009 draft how to…

  13. Building the California Golden Bears

    Aug 21, 2013, 3:42 PM PDT

    Returning to the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1959 is the obvious priority of California Golden Bears head football coach Sonny Dykes. The path to achieving that goal starts off the field and behind the scenes. “A big part of my job,” he says, is “to educate our players not only on how…

  14. Field of Links: Giants and A’s switch roles for the day

    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…

  15. UPDATE: Brent Burns’ golf course skull discovery identified

    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…

  16. Field of Links: No pie?

    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…

  17. Curry comes clean about ‘Harden Soul’

    Aug 19, 2013, 3:47 PM PDT

    You’ll be happy to know that NBA stars Stephen Curry and James Harden are sticking to basketball after their recent Footlocker commercial. The ad that went viral on YouTube recently, features Harden as a singer and Curry as a music producer. The Warriors’ guard was blunt with his comments when asked recently if Harden has…

  18. Joey Chestnut toppled by another San Jose eater

    Aug 19, 2013, 2:08 PM PDT

    The tummy-churning rivalry between San Jose natives Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie is starting to bubble up. Stonie, a rising star in the competitive eating world, upset Chestnut over the weekend in a potsticker eating contest.

  19. Couple gets married in first-of-its-kind between-innings wedding

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:56 PM PDT

    She’s a keeper. On Saturday in Sacramento, a couple got married between the third and fourth innings at a River Cats game. The between-innings wedding is believed to be the first of its kind. The couple that tied the knot are Alan and Jalena Slape, both long-time River Cats season ticket holders. The ceremony that…

  20. A case of the Mondays: This could be a monster year for Vernon Davis

    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.

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