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  1. Rod Streater made a hilarious Beats commercial spoof

    Jan 29, 2014, 1:03 PM PST

    You best not bring delicious cookies to Rod Streater’s porch, because he WILL take them. The standout Oakland Raiders wide receiver was recently featured in a sweet spoof advertisement that is a play on the popular Beats by Dre commercials featuring Colin Kaepernick, Richard Sherman, and Kevin Garnett. In the video, a mom and daughter from the…

  2. Field of Links: Enough with the khakis already

    Jan 17, 2014, 9:47 AM PST

    Everyone is cashing in on Jim Harbaugh’s $8 pleated khakis. Apparently, this means we’ve all run out of meaningful things to talk about.

  3. Field of Links: Aaron Rodgers visits the Warriors, New Niner Nation beer, Raiders keeping coach Allen

    Jan 8, 2014, 9:39 AM PST

    Thanks to the San Francisco 49ers, Aaron Rodgers has some free time on his hands. A known fan of Bay Area sports, Rodgers decided to check out the red-hot Golden State Warriors as they took on the Milwaukee Bucks. The Warriors easily beat the Bucks 101-80 to extend their winning streak to 10 games.  After the…

  4. Field of Links: Canseco’s goat violation, Two Cal greats hanging up their cleats

    Dec 27, 2013, 10:44 AM PST

    It feels like just yesterday we were documenting Jose Canseco’s fainting goat adventure. The eccentric former Oakland Athletics slugger purchased goats, put diapers on them, and placed them in the car only to be pulled over by the police. After being let off with a warning and a certain chuckle, Canseco took the goats home.…

  5. Collinsworth: 49ers a legitimate contender, Dennis Allen deserves another year

    Dec 19, 2013, 1:44 PM PST

    The San Francisco 49ers, as they say in Hunger Games, have the odds ever in their favor. In the most recent update from Bovada.lv, the oddsmakers still think it’s highly likely the 49ers could win the Super Bowl. The only teams with shorter odds to win it all are the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos.…

  6. Football could be an Olympic sport by 2024

    Dec 10, 2013, 4:49 PM PST

    American Football could become an Olympic sport as soon as 2024. On Tuesday, the International Federation of American Football was granted provisional recognition by the International Olympic Committee, in a meeting that took place in Lausanne, Switzerland. The provisional recognition paves the way for a vote that could take place as early as 2017. If it’s…

  7. 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh pays tribute to Al Davis

    Dec 9, 2013, 3:25 PM PST

    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh paid tribute to the late Al Davis during his Monday press conference. Harbaugh quoted Davis when asked about the 49ers playoff hopes. “Where we’re at we’ve got to win football games,” Harbaugh said. “Al Davis said it as well as can ever be said, ‘just win,’ and those are…

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

    Nov 28, 2013, 1:24 PM PST

    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…

  9. Case of the Mondays: Warriors brawl, Raiders fall, Kings don’t shake hands

    Nov 25, 2013, 10:31 AM PST

    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 – Wounded Warriors: The Golden State Warriors have…

  10. The Oakland Raiders are tapping into animal instincts

    Nov 22, 2013, 3:00 PM PST

    A lot of professional athletes post pictures of cars, their kids, or inspirational quotes on Instagram. The Oakland Raiders post pictures of predacious animals. A new social media trend is developing inside the Raiders locker room on game days. It started with defensive end Lamarr Houston, who fills his Instagram photo feed with images of wolves…

  11. SportsNet Central Podcast: Episode 4

    Nov 22, 2013, 8:03 AM PST

    Did you know Ahmed Fareed’s dog has a Facebook page? In this episode of the SportsNet Central Podcast, find out what extreme measures David Feldman would take to avoid looking at the aforementioned page. Check out the latest and greatest episode from Comcast SportsNet’s anchormen as they tackle several relevant topics aside from animals on…

  12. Matt McGloin up for NFL Rookie of the Week award

    Nov 19, 2013, 5:25 PM PST

    Sunday was a day of firsts for Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin. He threw for a touchdown on his first pass of the day — in his first NFL start — and helped deliver the Raiders their first victory in the month of November. McGloin would end up tossing a second and third touchdown pass…

  13. Case of the Mondays: 49ers robbed? Tiger Woods betrays the Raiders, Weird local World Records

    Nov 18, 2013, 10:09 AM PST

    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 – Did the 49ers get robbed?: This was without…

  14. Terelle Pryor’s Big Ten championship ring is for sale on eBay

    Nov 11, 2013, 4:32 PM PST

    Terelle Pryor’s 2008 Big Ten championship ring is for sale on eBay and he won’t see a penny of the profit. The ring that is listed for $16,499 online, is being sold by the man who bought the ring from Edward Rife, the tattoo parlor owner that exchanged body ink for Pryor’s Ohio State memorabilia. The…

  15. Is Dennis Allen on the hot seat?

    Nov 11, 2013, 12:56 PM PST

    Prominent sportsbook oddsmakers have taken the temperature of the NFL’s coaching hot seat. Lets just say Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen might be feeling a bit of a singe when he sits down. According to odds provided by Bovada.lv, Allen is one of the most likely coaches to be relieved of his duties at the…

  16. Video: What do Oakland Raiders eat before game day?

    Nov 8, 2013, 5:13 PM PST

    Professional athletes are expected to function at superhuman levels on game day. How players fuel their body can be very important. Sports teams have their own chefs that carefully plan out meals, but each person’s preference for their pre game cuisine can come down to superstition, ritual, or familiarity. With that in mind, we asked…

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

    Nov 4, 2013, 4:05 PM PST

    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…

  18. A rare glimpse inside the Raiders’ Equipment Room

    Oct 30, 2013, 1:20 PM PST

    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…

  19. Raiders tuneup for Steelers against Middle School kids

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:36 PM PST

    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…

  20. Field of Links: Find out how much a ‘Kimye’ style proposal at AT&T Park costs

    Oct 22, 2013, 9:32 AM PST

    While the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox were getting ready to compete for World Series rings, a much more valuable piece of precious metal and diamonds was received at AT&T Park. Since the home of the San Francisco Giants was lying dormant, rapper Kanye West leased out the place to stage a lavish…

  21. What does Raider Nation sound like?

    Oct 17, 2013, 3:48 PM PST

    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…

  22. Field of Links: Boyle injured by a repeat offender, don’t ask Manningham about crutches

    Oct 16, 2013, 9:04 AM PST

    An ugly hit overshadowed what was supposed to be an exciting battle of two of the NHL’s remaining unbeaten teams. The San Jose Sharks defeated the St. Louis Blues 6-2 on Tuesday, but the team’s singular focus remains on the health of Dan Boyle, after he was taken off the ice on a stretcher following…

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

    Oct 11, 2013, 10:02 AM PST

    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…

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

    Oct 7, 2013, 3:39 PM PST

    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…

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

    Oct 7, 2013, 3:10 PM PST

    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…

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