City officials are starting to court the Golden State Warriors, hoping the Oakland-based team will move across the Bay to make San Francisco its home again. Read More
Coming from the entertainment industry, where he was the poobah of National General, the late Gene Klein was used to having things his own way, which is what happens when you are successful in business. In fact, that is what makes you successful in business. Read More
He’s here, watching Roger Federer succeed and thinking about the Raiders’ inability to succeed.
He’s here, raving about Serena Williams picking up her game and moaning about the Warriors picking up Ekpe Udoh in the NBA draft.
Opinions. Brad Gilbert will offer them. He’ll offer them for pay on ESPN, where at this Wimbledon and other tennis events, he serves as an analyst. Read More
Warriors general manager Larry Riley talked more of last year’s selection, Stephen Curry, than of this year’s at a predraft meeting with a few members of the media, but he did have some interesting remarks about the team’s future.
Frankly, I didn’t expect Riley to give anything away. Read More
Now it is the Sharks’ turn to overcome the Curse of the Bay-bino. No, our teams didn’t sell Babe Ruth — just traded Willie Mays and Mark McGwire — but they’ve been undone by a jinx, the Left Coast version.
Fame of late has been achieved less through suspension bridges than suspended belief. They did what? We’re the kings of the “Here We Go Again” syndrome.
That is, for those teams even successful enough to make the postseason. Read More
Former Warriors owner Franklin Mieuli, who had been recently hospitalized, died Sunday in the Bay Area due to natural causes at the age of 89.
Mieuli, who was born Sept. 14, 1920, in San Jose, served as the Warriors owner for 24 years after assuming a partial stake in the team when it moved to the Bay Area in 1962 from Philadelphia and became the club’s majority owner shortly thereafter. Read More
Watching Don Nelson inch his way toward the all-time record for NBA coaching wins is as agonizing as it was to watch Willie Mays in the twilight of his career, misjudging a fly ball in the 1973 World Series. Read More
Since when does prime time mean past many people’s bedtime? What a ridiculous decision by NBC to present the most captivating and compelling event of the Winter Olympics, the ladies figure skating competition, tape-delayed again tonight before finally showing us the crowning of the champion around midnight. Read More
So what’s worse news, that the Sharks aren’t playing because of the Olympic break, or that the Warriors are?Maybe Larry Ellison can sail his zillion-dollar boat right up to Chris Cohan’s doorstep, metaphorically if not literally, and get this sale under way. If there is to be a sale. Read More
With a week to stew until the Super Bowl, I think it’s fair to say that what could be the last pass of Brett Favre’s career ought to rank among the stupidest throws of that career. An elementary mistake, one that coaches tell rookies time and time again to never, ever, ever make. Read More