Being an A’s fan is tough

.@Nationals acquire LHP Sean Doolittle, RHP Ryan Madson from @athletics for RHP Blake Treinen, INF Sheldon Neuse, LHP Jesus Luzardo. — MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) July 16, 2017 I know how this goes. The A’s trade away players because they can’t keep them for financial reasons. It’s a cycle that continues over and over. It hurts […]

Hallelujah! The NBA can finally say goodbye to Adidas

Yesterday’s Golden State Warriors championship parade was the last time we will see Adidas produce official NBA merchandise. Next season, Nike takes over the NBA as the league’s official outfitter and I couldn’t be happier. (Although I am saddened by the manufacturer’s logo now appearing on the jersey and sleeves next season.) Adidas took over […]

Enjoy retirement, Tim Duncan. You are the greatest

I remember when Kobe Bryant started this retirement world tour and everyone started saying how Bryant might be the greatest player of all time. The debate kept going on and on and I kept wondering why people thought that. Bryant wasn’t even the best player of his own generation. No. That honor belongs to Tim Duncan. […]

I’m not sure how I feel about Pete Rose anymore

I sat at my desk today watching Pete Rose’s press conference. It was a day after he was denied by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred for reinstatement. It was not a surprise that the commissioner came to that decision. But after watching Rose speak, I am very unsure how I feel about his case. Prior to […]

Should we eliminate extra points from the NFL?

Commissioner Roger Goodell suggested that the NFL might eliminate the extra point in the future. Since the point after try is nearly automatic (only 5 misses this past season) he thinks that maybe the league can go forward without it. Goodell suggested that an idea was to make all touchdowns seven points. However, the team […]

Warriors are more Oakland than the A’s? Hold up! The Raiders have an Oakland feel. Sure, I dig that. The Warriors have an Oakland feel too. That’s correct. But once they move to San Francisco, it will lose that touch. But the A’s don’t have an Oakland feel? I’ve been going to A’s games since I was a kid and I don’t know […]

Bud Selig to retire as MLB’s commissioner in 2015

Bud Selig will today announce formally he’s retiring, effective in January 2015 — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) September 26, 2013 When I found out the news, I did a little dance. This is what I have been waiting for. This isn’t to say that I don’t like Bud Selig. I think he was a decent commissioner, […]

Jackie Robinson statue defaced with racial slurs and swastikas

Jackie Robinson statue defaced with swastikas and racist slurs outside @BKCyclones stadium in Coney Island. — NYDN Local (@NYDNLocal) August 7, 2013 With the Riley Cooper mess recently, it brought to light that racism is still very strong in America. It’s unfortunate that it’s still around despite how much the country has progressed in […]