KCBS Sports Fans: Golf's Goof At The MastersTake nothing away from Adam Scott. His playoff win over Angel Cabrera at the Masters was gripping drama and Australians are rightfully celebrating the first-ever Augusta win by one of their own.
KCBS Sports Fans: Coaching, But Not TeachingIt's been a bit amusing to watch the handwringing and indignation surrounding the Mike Rice story.
KCBS Sports Fans: Sitting Out The Fantasy Baseball FrenzyIt's that time of year: workplaces and campuses everywhere are abuzz with the frenzy of the fantasy baseball draft. Fantasy-league managers are scouring various sources, looking for the hidden gems that will give them bragging rights all summer long.
KCBS Sports Fans: A Classic In Name OnlyBaseball 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).
KCBS Sports Fans: Subtle Charms Of Spring TrainingThere 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.
KCBS Sports Fans: Raiders Now Bargain Of The CenturyLong 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.
KCBS Sports Fans: Culliver Remarks Not SurprisingPlease don't take this the wrong way, but I'm having a hard time getting all worked up about what Chris Culliver said.
KCBS Sports Fans: Jim Harbaugh, Comedy StarEver 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.
KCBS Sports Fans: Caught Between Two GeniusesI'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.
KCBS Sports Fans: The Littlest, Unlikeliest 49erYou 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.
KCBS Sports Fans: The Lonely Life Of The PlacekickerThe 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.
KCBS Sports Fans: 49ers RB James A Sleeper Super Bowl Hero?If I had to pick one guy most likely to surprise at the Super Bowl, it would be LaMichael James.
KCBS Sports Fans: Kaepernick Leads The New Look NinersRemember the old days--oh, about two months ago, when there was a raging debate in the Bay Area about who should be playing quarterback for the 49ers?
KCBS Sports Fans: Giants Spring Training Sticker Shock
KCBS Sports Fans: 49ers Desperately Seeking KickerThe 49ers approach Saturday's NFC Divisional playoff game against the Packers with a real problem: they don't know who'll be their placekicker.