Articles of Interest

The Beginning of the Long Goodbye
By Felicia D. Purcell

Oct. 16, 2018 -- There is so much hope and excitement coming off of a championship year but this year the energy on opening night at Oracle Arena was even more electric as the Warriors were celebrating back-to-back championships for the first time in team history.

Pregame was filled with lots of pomp and circumstance, with video montages from the previous season and bass-filled music pumping through the Arena as fans cheered past Warriors players like Clifford Ray, Leandro Barbosa, Matt Barnes and recent retiree David West.

Then the rings came cascading down from the rafters in black bags and were handed to the players individually.

Draymond Green told the Ultimate Sports Guide that this was his favorite ring to date, not because .... Read More.

Pro Sports on the Moon
By Andy Dolich

Yes, it will happen. I just don't know when. Let's not forget Feb. 6, 1971 when astronaut Alan Shepard used a makeshift six-iron to hit a golf ball on the moon. The Outer Space Race between Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Tesla's Elon Musk is expanding the galaxy everyday. Will either of these tech titans be willing to pay the NFL's multi-billion dollar expansion fee for a team at Tranquility Base?

"The Times They are a Changing" in the sports world -- remember that

  • ESPN wasn't on the air until 1979
  • The first video game of Madden Football didn't kick off until 1988
  • You couldn't Google up any knowledge until 1998
  • The creativity of a Tweet from a Twit .... Read More.

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On March 27, 2017, the NFL officially approved the Raiders move from Oakland to Las Vegas. It felt like the death knell--because it was. And yesterday the Raiders got demolished, 27-3, in London by the Seattle Seahawks, thus signifying the full-circle completion of the disintegration of a once-proud franchise.

Like the wonderful 95.7 broadcaster and East Bay native Rick Tittle, I have been a Raider guy since their inception in 1960. As a nine-year-old football-infatuated quarterback growing up in Washington, D.C., I needed a good team to root for, and when the AFL burst forth chucking passes like there was no tomorrow, I became a Raider fan. Little did I know that I would end up living in Oakland, putting down roots and raising a family. To this day I believe that, for all of his faults, Al Davis did more for pro football than anyone. For 58 years I have lived and died with the Silver and Black. Today they died--and I .... Read More.

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The great Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes wrote the unforgettable Don Quixote de la Mancha.

A fictional character, Don Quixote de la Mancha, is a middle-aged man from the region of La Mancha in central Spain who read a lot of books and imagines the enemies he had to "take on" with his lance and sword to defend the helpless and the poor and destroy evil. In the mind of Don Quixote, he believed he was a knight with bad eyesight, so he saw the windmills as dragons and wanted to fight the windmills.

The Oakland Athletics had a terrific season, which ended with a 97-65 record, the fourth best in all of Major League Baseball. The A's went to New York and they didn't have an imaginary enemy like Quixote. Instead, they had a team like the Yankees, who could start the series with Luis Severino, a legitimate Cy Young .... Read More.

Mr. Goldworthy returns!
by Jim Fitzpatrick
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Last night was exhilarating to say the least! If Ethan White defeated the demented fiend, Alexander G. Bernard in a Steel Cage Match in Pacifica, his wedding to Snookums (Ethan's mother) would be annulled!

If however, Bernard won, Ethan's career would come to an end! But Bernard had made a huge blunder when he underestimated yours truly's love for Snookums!

I must admit, he had came quite close on a number of occasions to breaking my spirit, forever crushing my hopes of ever being married to my beloved and lovely senior goddess, Snookums!

But I vowed to never give up! With the help of an unnamed Gold Rush Pro Wrestling staff member I was allowed to sneak in through a back door and during the match situate myself in the security chair adjacent to the door of the dangerous steel .... Read More.