When Beatlemania Reached The Bay Area 50 Years Ago This Week Beatlemania hit the Bay Area 50 years ago this week, back on August 18th, 1964. We take a look at how fans and the media alike fed into the frenzy created by John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Goodbye, and Good Riddance, CandlestickCOMMENTARY: Please forgive me if I don't get too sentimental about the last event ever at Candlestick Park. Oh sure, there have been plenty of memorable moments in that old dump, but let me counterbalance all the nostalgia with a few not-so-warm memories.
KCBS Sports Fans: Drug Lawsuit Further Tarnishes NFL ExperienceThe phrase "peak oil" was in vogue a few years back. Geologist M. King Hubbert theorized the world was about to hit the peak of its petroleum-extraction capabilities and it would all be downhill after that.
NFL Agent Marlon Sullivan Charged In Murder Plot, Tied To Leland Yee, Raymond ChowCOMMENTARY: The headlines scream about State Senator Leland Yee and Chinatown mobster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, but the evidence against NFL sports agent wunderkind Marlon Sullivan could shake the sports world.
KCBS Interview: Investigative Journalist Gerald Posner On Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow, Chinese Gangs Taking a closer look at the influence of Chinese gangs, KCBS' Stan Bunger and Holly Quan spoke with investigative journalist and author Gerald Posner, who wrote "Warlords of Crime: Chinese Secret Societies--The New Mafia."
KCBS Sports Fans: Jason Collins, Michael Sam Sagas May Herald The New OrdinaryBoth Jason Collins and Michael Sam made history over the weekend. Now, let's hope what they represent becomes ordinary enough that it's unremarkable. Let's hope the phrase "first openly-gay" is only attached to their names in history books.
KCBS Sports Fans: Revisiting Tony La Russa's LegacyThe whole notion of "going out on top" sounds good, but it doesn't happen often enough. Too many athletes, coaches, and managers stick around hoping for one more trip to the top of the hill--one that seldom comes.
KCBS Sports Fans: Earth to NFL - Time To Get Serious
KCBS Sports Fans: Pro Sports Paying The Price For Legacy Of ViolenceIt’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.
KCBS Sports Fans: World Series Umps Get It Right Without Instant ReplayAs 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.
KCBS Sports Fans: America's Cup Return To SF Should Be Easy CallAnywhere else on Earth, the chance to host a world-class event like the America's Cup would have the civic leaders abuzz.
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.
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.
KCBS Sports Fans: Another Line Drive Shot To Pitcher's HeadIt's happened again in baseball: a pitcher hit in the head by a line drive, crumpling on the mound as the stadium goes silent.
KCBS Sports Fans: Warriors, Fans Show Their Yellow CourageI'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.