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2013 November

  1. 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…

  2. 49ers’ Dixon vents on Twitter after loss to Saints

    Nov 18, 2013, 9:01 AM PST

    Anthony Dixon is one of the most entertaining San Francisco 49ers to follow on Twitter. His posts are usually upbeat, abstract and hilarious. But after the 49ers 23-20 loss to the Saints in New Orleans, in which he had zero touches on offense, he took a very different tone. The 49ers backup running back was…

  3. VIDEO: SF Batkid saves Giants’ mascot Lou Seal from Penguin

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:38 PM PST

    Five-year-old Mile has been fighting Leukemia since the age of 1. As a result, taking down the Penguin and saving San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal wasn’t much of a challenge. See Batkid save the day as the lil’ Dark Knight became a shining beacon of light.

  4. The sports world closely followed Batkid’s rescue of Lou Seal

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:16 PM PST

    Batkid piqued the interest of the nation while saving damsels in distress and thwarting bank robberies. But when the Penguin kidnapped San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal, the sports world clearly took exception. The news of Batkid’s heroic exploits in Gotham City traveled far and wide. It even made it into the San Francisco 49ers’ locker…

  5. Field of Links: Happy Batkid Day

    Nov 15, 2013, 8:15 AM PST

    He’s a mild-mannered five-year-old child by day, but when duty calls, he becomes Batkid. This youngster named Miles has been successfully fighting Leukemia for four years. Villains like The Joker, The Riddler and Penguin don’t seem nearly as tough. San Francisco has been transformed into Gotham City and Miles will be its Dark Knight. With…

  6. SportsNet Central Podcast: Episode Three

    Nov 15, 2013, 8:00 AM PST

    The SportsNet Central Podcast is back for a third episode. Listen in as anchormen Ahmed Fareed and Dave Feldman leave the sports desk and toss aside the teleprompter. Topics Include:  Which 49ers player needs to step up this Sunday to beat the New Orleans Saints? Find out if Ahmed and Feldy believe participation in youth…

  7. TBT: The Bay Area is rich in MVP tradition

    Nov 14, 2013, 5:04 PM PST

    The 2013 Most Valuable Player awards were handed out by the Baseball Writers Association of America on Thursday. Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen took home the honors. While the baseball world adamantly debates the decisions of the writers (seriously, how can Mike Trout be snubbed two years in…

  8. Harlem Globetrotter drains World Record basketball shot

    Nov 14, 2013, 2:37 PM PST

    The Harlem Globetrotters are getting a lot of attention lately. Just days after one Globetrotter injured himself smashing a basketball hoop on a dunk, his teammate smashed a Guinness World Record for longest basketball shot. Thunder Law (probably not his real name) launched a basketball across the court from the third row of the U.S.…

  9. Which NHL team charges the most for beer?

    Nov 14, 2013, 1:40 PM PST

    It would cost a San Jose Sharks fan around $68.75 to fill the Stanley Cup with beer purchased at SAP Center. The price of the aforementioned dream scenario was revealed in a recent study by The same research determined that Sharks fans get one of the best beer deals in the league. A 16-ounce…

  10. Field of Links: Curry showcases sleeved jerseys in NBA ‘Jingle Hoops’ spot

    Nov 14, 2013, 9:15 AM PST

    It’s way too early for Christmas commercials. Can’t we at least wait until after Thanksgiving? Anyways, this NBA spot is pretty innovative. Jingle Hoops all the way. The creativity level is off the charts. You almost don’t notice the hideous sleeved jerseys the players are wearing. Warriors guard Stephen Curry holds his own with Derrick…

  11. Why Cirque Du Soleil is actually a lot like the NFL

    Nov 13, 2013, 5:51 PM PST

    They study their playbooks, listen to their coaches, spend countless hours practicing, training and watching film, then suit up in uniform and take the stage. Wait, stage? In a lot of ways the performers of Cirque Du Soleil’s Amaluna are just like NFL players. Both groups travel around the country, have incredible physiques, and rely…

  12. The MLB Free Agency hype machine is out of control

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:53 PM PST

    Agents must be walking around the lobby at Major League Baseball’s general managers and owners meetings barking out sales pitches like ballpark peanut vendors. “SHIN-SOO CHOO, GET YOUR CHOO HEEERE.” There’s an enormous amount of free agent hype coming out of Orlando, Florida. As teams try to fill their needs and agents attempt to set…

  13. Brian Wilson would choose his beard over Yankee pinstripes

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:30 PM PST

    You can immediately cross free agent reliever Brian Wilson off the New York Yankees’ offseason shopping list. The Yankees have a strict policy against facial hair and Wilson, well, he’s so grizzly at this point that even his trusty Sasquatch friend is jealous. Check out this tweet from Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily…

  14. Field of Links: Warriors, Sharks put Bay Area back on winning track

    Nov 13, 2013, 9:54 AM PST

    The Bay Area was in a bit of a funk. After Stanford’s huge win over Oregon last Thursday night, all of the main sports teams simultaneously hit a skid. The San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, San Jose Sharks, Golden State Warriors, and the football teams of the California Golden Bears and San Jose State Spartans…

  15. The single greatest celebratory hockey dance ever

    Nov 12, 2013, 4:53 PM PST

    If you don’t watch Norwegian hockey, you might want to start now. Narvick forward Adrian Alvarstein busted out his own anatomy of the dance — on ice — after an 8-3 win on Saturday. Yahoo! Sports writer Sean Leahy unearthed the spectacular video. Alvarstein was on the ice after the game to celebrate being named…

  16. Field of Links: Melvin could be first to win back-to-back AL Manager of the Year awards

    Nov 12, 2013, 9:26 AM PST

    The Major League Baseball Manager of the Year award recipients will be named this evening. Oakland Athletics skipper Bob Melvin, while very deserving, could have a tough time taking home the hardware for a second year in a row.  Former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox is the only manager to win the award in consecutive…

  17. 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…

  18. Harlem Globetrotter suffers minor injury after hoop collapses during dunk

    Nov 11, 2013, 3:38 PM PST

    The Harlem Globetrotters literally brought the house down during their most recent stop in Central America. The backboards at Nacional de Ingenieros Coliseum in Tegucigalpa, Honduras couldn’t withstand the force from a hanging dunk by Globetrotters player Bull Bullard. After Bullard slammed the ball, he attempted to put his feet on the backboard and the entire…

  19. The 6 best Bay Area offerings for MLB and MTV’s new partnership

    Nov 11, 2013, 2:12 PM PST

    Are we suddenly on the verge of Yo! MLB Raps? On Monday, Major League Baseball and MTV announced what they are calling a multi-year cross-platform partnership. The result of the partnership will be the launch of a 30-episode series on MTV2 that will feature David Ortiz and Andrew McCutchen as executive producers. Oh say can…

  20. 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, Allen is one of the most likely coaches to be relieved of his duties at the…

  21. Case of the Mondays: Which Bay Area team had the worst weekend?

    Nov 11, 2013, 10:34 AM PST

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s going to be an awfully lot of cranky sports fans at work today. Typically we bring you the top five items you may have missed over the weekend; but since all of the Bay Area teams were held winless over the past two days, we’re taking it a different direction.

    Which Bay Area team had the worst weekend?

  22. 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…

  23. Field of Links: Revenge of the nerds, Hockey gods pay back Sharks, Cutest video ever

    Nov 8, 2013, 8:48 AM PST

    They may be built like Fred “The Ogre” Palowakski, but they have beautiful minds like Arnold Poindexter. The Stanford Cardinal’s potent combination of brains and brawn led to a 26-20 win over the Oregon Ducks on Thursday. The final score wasn’t indicative of how one-sided Stanford’s win truly was.  They beat the Ducks so bad that one…

  24. TBT: John Elway’s jersey to be retired by Stanford

    Nov 7, 2013, 5:28 PM PST

    It’s a moment 30 years in the making. On Thursday, the Stanford Cardinal will retire John Elway’s No. 7 jersey at halftime. Elway will join Jim Plunkett and Ernie Nevers to become just the third football player to have his number retired by Stanford University. In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we’ll take a look…

  25. Scammers selling fake tickets to Oregon vs. Stanford game

    Nov 7, 2013, 1:34 PM PST

    The matchup between Stanford (5) and Oregon (3) at Stanford Stadium is being touted as the biggest game of the year in college football. With the amount of hype behind the game, scammers are preying on the fans that are trying to get last-minute tickets. [RELATED: All eyes down on the Farm] There have been…

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