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49ers Draft Talk: Evaluating The Positions (2015)

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015

SANTA CLARA — With all that has been spun in a negative tone since the hiring of new head coach, [former defensive line coach] Jim Tomsula, it’s time to take a look at...

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MLB

A Way Too Early Look at the Giants Bullpen

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — On Tuesday, we broke down what the surprise Ryan Vogelsong signing meant for the starting rotation. But the truth is, it impacts the bullpen almost as much....

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NBA

Warriors Bull(ied), Chicago Beats The Warriors In OT.

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015

OAKLAND — The Oakland A’s record is safe. For now. After piling up 19-straight wins at home, the Golden State Warriors were looking to match the longest home winning streak...

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MMA

UFC Fight Night – Shogun Vs. Henderson II

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014

March 23rd, 2014 – Mauricio Rua (22-8) and Dan Henderson (29-11) will be facing off for the second time in their UFC careers. In the first match-up between these two fighters,...

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A Way Too Early Look at the Giants Bullpen

A Way Too Early Look at the Giants Bullpen

Jan 30, 2015

 

MLB

SAN FRANCISCO — On Tuesday, we broke down what the surprise Ryan Vogelsong signing meant for the starting rotation. But the truth is, it impacts the bullpen almost as much. It’s incredibly likely that two guys who pitched significant innings in the 2014 postseason won’t be on the roster in 2015. When you have uncertainty, a limited number of spots, and a ton of options, well, for a baseball geek, it doesn’t get any better than that. Let’s run down the choices Bruce Bochy, Dave Righetti, and Mark Gardner will be forced to sift through in just...

The Elephant In The A’s Living Room

The Elephant In The A’s Living Room

Jan 29, 2015

 

MLB

OAKLAND – A question lingering with many A’s fans is: why have the A’s struggled in the playoffs while the undermanned cross-town Giants keep excelling? We will look first at what Yours Truly believes are proven team championship components. We will then assess how the 2015 A’s stack up with those components. Are you ready? “…Come with me, and you’ll see, Franchise’s world of pure imagination…” (so says PrimeTime, my lifelong sports nemesis and best friend)   Regular Season vs Playoff Team There is a difference between building...

Warriors Bull(ied), Chicago Beats The Warriors In OT.

Warriors Bull(ied), Chicago Beats The Warriors In OT.

Jan 28, 2015

 

NBA

OAKLAND — The Oakland A’s record is safe. For now. After piling up 19-straight wins at home, the Golden State Warriors were looking to match the longest home winning streak in Bay Area sports. But it was not to be on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. The Warriors lost to the Chicago Bulls in overtime 113-111, thus ending their quest to get to 20 straight home wins and keep the franchise record for consecutive home wins going for another game. Another streak that ended was the Warriors perfection this season against the Eastern Conference. Entering...

The New Commish – Speeding Up A Timeless Game?

The New Commish – Speeding Up A Timeless Game?

Jan 27, 2015

 

MLB

OAKLAND – A transition in the MLB occurred this week when ex-commissioner Bud Selig retired and handed off the reigns to Robert D. Manfred, Jr. The new Commissioner states that one of his immediate agenda items is to shorten the length and quicken the pace of the MLB game. Apparently the game is “too slow” or “too long” to be interesting. Statistics do not support this: Avg Length of Game: MLB:  3:00-3:04 hrs (3:04 hrs for AL games with the DH) NFL:  3:10 hrs Avg Time Between Plays: MLB:  25.9 secs (slowest pitcher according to...

Vogey In! What the Vogelsong Signing Means For the Giants

Vogey In! What the Vogelsong Signing Means For the Giants

Jan 27, 2015

 

MLB

SAN FRANCISCO — Last week, reputable media reports had the Giants’ beloved right-hander Ryan Vogelsong signing with the Houston Astros. The reports made sense, too. It was hard to see why a reunion between the Giants and Vogelsong would make sense for either side. The Giants had already filled their rotation and that’s without even taking into account all-world swingman Yusmeiro Petit. And Vogelsong is a competitive SOB who probably wouldn’t want to pitch out of the bullpen. It made sense for both sides to move on. We all know what...

The Golden State Warriors; What The Numbers Show So Far

The Golden State Warriors; What The Numbers Show So Far

Jan 27, 2015

 

NBA

OAKLAND — Warrior fans everywhere are living the good life these days. Their team has the best record in the National Basketball Association at 36-6, and the relative ease at which they are dispatching opponents each night is clearly paying dividends to resting key individuals and keep their minutes per game down which will be very helpful come playoff time in April. I wonder though, is everything too good for the Golden State Warriors right now? Have they been tested enough to withstand the bump and grind of playoff basketball when games have a...

Should The A’s Consider Signing James Shields?

Should The A’s Consider Signing James Shields?

Jan 25, 2015

 

MLB

OAKLAND – Richey Franchise here with my first article at TheHometownFan.com. Let’s start with giving people “something to talk about” (as the song goes). The mystery of this MLB off-season has to be the James Shields saga.  Going into the off-season he was one of the top free agents followed and gossiped about as to where he would land and certainly one of the most talked about starting pitchers. Now, as the calendar marches precariously towards February, recent surveys and inquiries around the league report that zero organizations...

Klay-Mazing! Thompson Drops 37 In A Quarter!

Klay-Mazing! Thompson Drops 37 In A Quarter!

Jan 24, 2015

 

NBA

OAKLAND — Well, that was easy. Amazing. Unbelievable. Crazy. Thrilling. Perfect! So it seemed for Klay Thompson. I mean how else can you view and summarize the highest scoring quarter by one player in NBA history? On Friday night in front of the home crowd at Oracle Arena, Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson put on a show for the ages. It was a clinic really. Klay poured in 37 points in the third quarter, without missing a shot. En route to a game high and career high 52 points, Thompson made 9/9 three point field goals- which is also an...

Why Tim Lincecum Still Matters

Why Tim Lincecum Still Matters

Jan 23, 2015

 

SAN FRANCISCO — You could feel the clenching of fists every time a Giants starter got in trouble this postseason. Was this the time? Was this when our guy would finally be used? See, Giants fans have an obsession. One to which we readily admit: we love Tim Lincecum. Diminishing ERA and benching be damned! He’s our guy and we wanted him to pitch in these playoffs! So you can imagine the gut punch we felt every time Jean Machi or Hunter Strickland came trotting out of the bullpen. We all cried in anguish! How can Bochy trust them over Timmy? Wouldn’t...

49ers Draft Talk: Evaluating The Positions (2015)

49ers Draft Talk: Evaluating The Positions (2015)

Jan 22, 2015

 

NFL

SANTA CLARA — With all that has been spun in a negative tone since the hiring of new head coach, [former defensive line coach] Jim Tomsula, it’s time to take a look at something that may be looked at on a little more positive note; the 2015 NFL Draft. The 49ers are still one of the deepest teams on paper. With the mulligan that most fans gave Trent Baalke in 2012 with the A.J. Jenkins and LaMichael James debacle he still remains a draft ninja in the way that he manipulates the boards moving up and down and grabbing future picks. Baalke may be a...