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TALE OF THE TAPE

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  1. The Oakland Coliseum. (CBS) Gentry A's
    Tale Of The Tape: A’s $1.2M Coliseum Rent Vs. $1.1M Craig Gentry Salary

    The current proposed lease extension for the Oakland Athletics at the O.co Coliseum calls for the team to pay $1.25 million in rent for the 2015 season, more than most Bay Area studio apartments, but a pretty skimpy dent in a Major League Baseball operating budget. By Comparison, backup outfielder Craig Gentry is being paid $1.15 million this year. So what kind of return on investment are the A’s getting? Let’s compare.

  2. Luis Suarez of Uruguay reacts after a clash during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Italy and Uruguay at Estadio das Dunas on June 24, 2014 in Natal, Brazil. (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) Tyson ear
    Tale Of The Tape: Better Biter – Tyson Vs. Suarez

    Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is the talk of the sports world after apparently biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini late in the final game of Group D’s World Cups opening round. Was the bite unprecedented? Not even for Suarez. Was it the most out-of-line tooth gouge in sports history? For that we need to measure it against Iron Mike Tyson’s 1997 munching of Evander Holyfield.

  3. BRASILIA, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Switzerland celebrate after defeating Ecuador 2-1 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between Switzerland and Ecuador at Estadio Nacional on June 15, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) Tournament
    Tale Of The Tape: Better Work Distraction – World Cup Vs. March Madness

    Noticed your productivity dipping at work lately? Perhaps thy World Cup fan in the cube next to you yelling “Golazo” every time someone scores is to blame? All that daytime TV watching is a big distraction at work, but is it the biggest time-suck in the sporting world? We put it up against the classic, the NCAA Tournament’s March Madness, to see what which is a better diversion.

  4. (Fredric J Brown/Getty Images) (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty
    Bocce V. Curling — Obscure Sports With An Evangelistic Fan Base But Which Is Better?

    With the annual Madden-Mariucci “Battle of The Bay” Charity Bocce Tournament today, our crack web team decided to look at the nature of the “sport” of Bocce (yeah, I put it in quotes, get over it), and other sports where the object is to get an object as close as possible to another object. And, we love any “sport” that can feasibly be played with a burger (or beer) in one hand.

  5. AT&T Park levis-stadium2-e1397085167331
    Tale Of The Tape: Better Sharks Venue – AT&T Park Vs. Levi’s Stadium

    CSN Bay Area reports that the Sharks are expected to land the next outdoor National Hockey League game, a tradition that has become a fan favorite for around the NHL. What’s not decided, according to […]

  6. (Oakland A's) (photo credit: SF Giants)
    Tale Of The Tape: A’s Vs. Giants – Who Has The Better Fan Giveaways?

    One team sells out every game and the other has to tarp off the top deck for home games yet fans still gets as loud as any in Major League Baseball. San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s fans are as different as the cities they hail from, and that’s reflected in the promotional events the teams hold to pull in fans. So which team offers the better door prizes? We made that this week’s Tale of the Tape.

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