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A US fan reacts while watching a 2014 World Cup Group G football match USA vs Portugal on a giant screen in Rio de Janeiro, on June 22, 2014. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Are We Going To Be Americans About This?

America is going gaga over soccer. All of a sudden, we’re painting our faces and destroying workplace productivity so we can follow the men’s national team at the World Cup.

06/27/2014

49ers/Saints Past Match-Ups

KCBS Sports Fans: Drug Lawsuit Further Tarnishes NFL Experience

The phrase “peak oil” was in vogue a few years back. Geologist M. King Hubbert theorized the world was about to hit the peak of its petroleum-extraction capabilities and it would all be downhill after that.

05/20/2014

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on from his seat during a game against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center on October 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Clippers Owner’s Bad Behavior Not Exactly New News

It is laughable to watch pundits far and wide demand action right now against the buffoon who’s owned the Los Angeles Clippers since 1981. He’s been an embarrassment pretty much since Day One. It doesn’t take much digging to find the long record of allegations against Sterling–or the things he’s said and done on the record.

04/28/2014

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KCBS Sports Fans: Revisiting Tony La Russa’s Legacy

The whole notion of “going out on top” sounds good, but it doesn’t happen often enough. Too many athletes, coaches, and managers stick around hoping for one more trip to the top of the hill–one that seldom comes.

12/09/2013

Michael Griffin #33 of the Tennessee Titans hits Mychal Rivera #81 of the Oakland Raiders during the second quarter at O.co Coliseum on November 24, 2013 in Oakland, California. Griffin was penalized for the helmet-to-helmet hit. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Earth to NFL – Time To Get Serious

KCBS News Anchor Stan Bunger (who along with KCBS Sports Anchor Steve Bitker are the on-air duo known as KCBS Sports Fans) offers his unique sports analysis.    (KCBS) – Let’s not kid ourselves here: football is dangerous, and the […]

11/25/2013

In this 2008 photo former Stanford quarterback Trent Edwards suffers a concussion while playing for the Buffalo Bills. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Pro Sports Paying The Price For Legacy Of Violence

It’s a real quandary for the NFL, which has marketed its brand of sanctioned mayhem for many a year. Now, the league is trying to ease away from the madness a bit, imposing heavier fines on players who deliver blows to the head. The unintended consequence may be more injuries to the knees of players as tacklers aim lower.

11/13/2013

Pete Kozma #38 of the St. Louis Cardinals drops the ball as Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox slides into second base during Game One of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: World Series Umps Get It Right Without Instant Replay

As baseball joins the headlong rush toward video replay, the Beantown Blooper in Game 1 of the World Series is proof that many, if not most, of the bad calls in baseball don’t require replay to resolve.

10/24/2013

Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill crosses the finish line ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker during race 18 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Team USA swept two races today against Team New Zealand to tie the series at 8, settiing up a winner-take-all race tomorrow. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: America’s Cup Return To SF Should Be Easy Call

Anywhere else on Earth, the chance to host a world-class event like the America’s Cup would have the civic leaders abuzz.

09/26/2013

Yasiel Puig's theatrics continue.  (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Puig Changing The Identity Of The Dodgers

Giants fans, it’s pretty bad right now. That sweep at the hands of the Cubs–all one-run losses, all marked by painful moments of failure–is the low point of 2013. For now.

07/29/2013

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits an RBI triple driving in Coco Crisp #4 against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at AT&T Park on May 29, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Best Of Times, Worst Of Times For Bay Area Baseball

The A’s have gone from plucky to scary and lead the AL West again (with the league’s second-best record). The Giants? Well, they’re summoning up memories of the Bad Old Days.

07/11/2013

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