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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

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

Individual trophies for the Madden-Mariucci Charity Bocce tournament. (Ed Jay)

Daily Madden: John’s Team Takes Bocce Trophy

John Madden and his Ruby Hills team hoisted the trophy with John’s name on it Wednesday, winning the Madden-Mariucci Battle of the Bay Charity Bocce Tournament.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/06/2013

Pitcher J.A. Happ #48 of the Toronto Blue Jays lies on the mound after he was hit by a line drive from the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on May 7, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Another Line Drive Shot To Pitcher’s Head

It’s happened again in baseball: a pitcher hit in the head by a line drive, crumpling on the mound as the stadium goes silent.

05/08/2013

Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after defeating the Denver Nuggets in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 2, 2013 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Warriors, Fans Show Their Yellow Courage

I’m not really a fan of the made-for-TV bit of theater in which the home team gets all its fans to wear the same color. White, red, orange, black…we’ve seen it all and it always seems a bit hokey to me.

05/03/2013

Jason Collins #98 of the Boston Celtics in a game against the Golden State Warriors on December 29, 2012 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Jason Collins And The Big Out

It’s tempting to compare Jason Collins with Jackie Robinson; after all, the biopic about Robinson, “42”, is a hot movie ticket right now and both are pioneers.

04/29/2013

Nike Lunar MVP Pro Pregame shoes. (Stan Bunger/CBS)

KCBS Sports Fans: Giants’ Shoes Stylish, But Lack Polish

Angel Pagan may want to re-think his selection of cleats as part of his game-day wardrobe.

04/22/2013

Head coach Mike Rice of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights directs his players in the first half against the DePaul Blue Demons at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2013 in New York City. ( Elsa/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Coaching, But Not Teaching

It’s been a bit amusing to watch the handwringing and indignation surrounding the Mike Rice story.

04/04/2013

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