Matt Kolsky

Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) is ejected during a MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Everyone can get their way in automated officiating debate

Umpires are being put in a losing game, we can fix that…

Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) is ejected during a MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on September 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Zach Randolph getting arrested for allgedly having two pounds of marijuana on him was dumb. But not as dumb as the way pro sports leagues treat the drug. (Courtesy Sean Davis/Flickr)

Pro sports leagues should learn to love marijuana legalization

Zach Randolph — formerly of the Portland Trail Blazers and Memphis Grizzlies,…

Zach Randolph getting arrested for allgedly having two pounds of marijuana on him was dumb. But not as dumb as the way pro sports leagues treat the drug. (Courtesy Sean Davis/Flickr)
If the Kyle Shanahan plan pays off, 49ers fans may have to admit Jed York is a good owner. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

What if Jed York is good at his job?

The 49ers are a bad football team. They have a roster depleted…

If the Kyle Shanahan plan pays off, 49ers fans may have to admit Jed York is a good owner. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Marshawn Lynch loves Oakland. When he learned the Raiders were planning to leave, he decided to make as big an impact he could for the community. (Courtesy Marshawn Lynch/Facebook)

Marshawn Lynch does more for Oakland than Raiders could ever hope

Marshawn Lynch is a renaissance man. I’ll forgive you if you missed…

Marshawn Lynch loves Oakland. When he learned the Raiders were planning to leave, he decided to make as big an impact he could for the community. (Courtesy Marshawn Lynch/Facebook)
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a basket as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) looks on during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steph roasts LeBron — babies miss the point, get mad online

Stephen Curry is a two-time NBA MVP, a two-time NBA Champion, a…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a basket as Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) looks on during Game 2 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Sports fans want to believe that it’s unfair forces that create champions. Really, it’s smart front offices that get the job done. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Deconstructing the Myth of the Super Team

Hello Bay Area Sports Fan, My name is Matthew J. Kolsky, Esq.…

Sports fans want to believe that it’s unfair forces that create champions. Really, it’s smart front offices that get the job done. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)