Baseball commissioner Bud Selig’s bombast to the contrary, the World Baseball Classic is little more than a transparent attempt to add some hype to the normally-lazy days of spring training (and you’ll note, I refuse to use the capital letters–Spring Training–that baseball has adopted in yet another effort to aggrandize itself).
There is still a way for real fans to have a meaningful (and reasonably priced) spring training experience. It’s simple: show up before the teams start playing exhibition games.
Long ago, NFL Commissioner Bert Bell famously said, “on any given Sunday, any team in the NFL can beat any other team.” It’s worth noting that Bell died in 1959, long before the current edition of the Oakland Raiders took the field.
Is there a more hollow phrase anymore than “That’s one for the record book”?
Let the countdown begin to the opening of the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge. It’s set to open the Tuesday after Labor Day 2013.
Ever since he burst on the Bay Area’s collective radar as Stanford’s head coach, Jim Harbaugh has been a bit of a puzzle to many people.
I’ll say it right up front: I have a great job. I’m the grown-up version of the kid who was curious about everything, read every scrap of paper he could get his hands on, and never stopped asking questions.
You could easily walk past Chad Hall on the street and never guess at his occupation: NFL player. As the photo he Tweeted while flying to the NFC Championship game shows, Hall looks more like a snowboarder or the young guy working at your local sporting goods store.
The reality of pro football is that the little guy has a huge role. That’s why there’s so much concern surrounding the 49ers’ David Akers.
If I had to pick one guy most likely to surprise at the Super Bowl, it would be LaMichael James.