Raiders’ O.co Coliseum to have NFL’s lowest seating capacity

Samuel:

Because the Raiders are that pathetic and since their move back to Oakland, have been not much of anything useful. They’re part of the reason why the A’s can can never attract fans. Mount Davis is a waste.

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O.com Coliseum is set to have a capacity just over 53,000 for football games. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

O.com Coliseum is set to have a capacity just over 53,000 for football games. (Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

The Oakland Raiders have struggled for years to sell tickets at the O.co Coliseum, so coming up next season the team will block of sections of the stadium to avoid broadcast blackouts, reports Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.

For the 2012 season, the O.co Coliseum had the second-lowest capacity of any NFL stadium, seating just 63,132 spectators. Only Chicago’s Soldier Field had a lower seating capacity. Next season, the capacity at the Coliseum will be 53,200. The team has taken advantage of the 85 percent threshold and the upper deck of the stadium will continue to have a tarp on it, per league rules.

Some 4,850 Raiders season ticket holders are being relocated from the top of Mt. Davis to the upper deck on the west side of the stadium.

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One minor change that could vastly improve the Jaguars’ new logo

What if the logo wasn’t so stretched out?

After about a day to simmer on the new Jacksonville Jaguars logo, I have come to the conclusion that I like it. I don’t love it, but I can accept it for what it is. There still needs to be some room for the uniform to see the full effect of the rebrand.

But as I look at the logo, there was one thing that bothered me about it. The face looked too long. Some comments say that the face looks too feminine because the face is so long. Because of that, the logo isn’t as great as it could have been.

Then it came to my realization that if the logo wasn’t stretched out, rather condensed in, it would look a whole lot better. As you can see, the logo looks a lot better without a stretched out long face.

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Did Andrew Bogut send subliminal hate tweet to Rockets?

After the Rockets thrashed the Warriors with 140 points and a record-tying 23 made three pointers, center Andrew Bogut did not like it. In fact, he believes that the Rockets ran up the score when they had a sizable lead.

So to get back at them, the Warriors big man sent out a tweet.

No harm there, right? Well, except for the fact that with 140 characters, Bogut found the need to abbreviate the first two words and unnecessary capitalize the third one.

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If you haven’t seen it yet, the Coco lean bobblehead wins the day

Leaning.

I tweeted this out on Monday but this needs to be shown again. After taking the A’s organization by storm, the Bernie Lean now is in Oakland form as the team unveils the bobblehead that features Coco Crisp and the dance itself.

It’s so silly and so Oakland that I am going to make sure I am at this game. Kids will love it. Adults will love it. It’s a great giveaway that everyone wants to get a piece of.

It’s not a bobblehead, it’s a bobble lean. It’s like the bobble belly, but better.

Warriors intentionally foul to stop Rockets from setting record in blowout

Samuel:

I am totally fine with what Jackson did here. Even though people don’t like it, I wouldn’t want my team to be a footnote to history. And what he had his team do was not illegal, so it’s all good in my book. Even though I am a Warriors fan, if this happened to my team, I wouldn’t like it but I wouldn’t get upset about it. It’s all part of the game.

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By Ben Golliver

It’s getting hard to keep up with all the late-game etiquette dilemmas in the NBA this season.

First, Joakim Noah launched an unnecessary three in hopes of winning hamburgers for the home crowd. Then, Caron Butler faked a high-five so that he could steal the ball during a blowout loss, embarrassing Jonas Valanciunas in the process.

Tuesday night saw the latest: Warriors coach Mark Jackson decided to intentionally foul three times during the closing minute of a 140-109 loss to the Rockets so that Houston would not set an NBA-record for three-pointers made in a game.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Jackson’s logic.

“We’re not going to lie down,” Jackson said. “I was an old-school basketball player. I’m an old-school coach. If you can’t appreciate that, that’s on you. If you’re going to try to get the record, we’re going to stop you. … I would expect nothing less…

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