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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.