When I was a kid I used to keep a dossier on my favorite Olympians in a pink spiral-bound notebook. I've stopped doing that, but I still look forward to the Olympics like they're Christmas. I've always liked the winter games marginally more than the summer ones because of their contents (downhill skiing! ice skating! luge! bobsled! that weird event where they cross-country ski and shoot things!), though in the end it doesn't really matter -- I was as excited on the opening day of the London Olympics as I am today about the Sochi ones.
Fuck bowling, let's watch the Olympics
But as much as I enjoy the weird events, respect the talent and hard work of all the athletes, and feel a warm surge of patriotism when America wins the gold, it's the stuff around the periphery of the Olympics that I appreciate the most.More »
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This Super Bowl week -- the most media-saturated stretch of a media-saturated season of the world's most-covered sport -- the NFL is where it wants to be, safely in the spotlight. But instead of basking, the most valuable professional sports league in the United States is beset, surrounded on all sides by uncomfortable questions.
And it's all marijuana's fault.
As the world knows, Sunday's big game is between Seattle and Denver, the two biggest cities in the country where marijuana is legal. Yesterday, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll pushed the envelope when he said the league -- which bans weed use among all players in all situations -- should "research" allowing players to toke.
And visitors to the Super Bowl in New Jersey, as well as residents of the country's most populated area, will have weed right in their face -- like it or not, thanks to highway billboards unveiled today by the Marijuana Policy Project.More »
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|It's been a rough road for Bulls coach and president Pat Curcio|
During the ECHL Mid-Season Meeting, the Commissioner and Board of Governors granted our request for additional time to complete negotiations that would allow for the transfer of the San Francisco Bulls to a new ownership group.We are hopeful that these negotiations will be completed within the allotted time, and we currently have no intention to cancel any games.
The NFL loves booze. It's no coincidence that 10 Super Bowls have been played in New Orleans, the football-loving birthplace of the Mannings and notorious drinking town, where discarded go-cups line the festive path to the Superdome.
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Alcohol is without a doubt the drug of choice among NFL fans -- a visit to the local liquor store reveals oodles of NFL-related advertising, and beer ads are a staple of any NFL broadcast, no matter how inane -- but this weekend something different is going down.
The NFL visits the capital cities of marijuana legalization in America.
Both Seattle and Denver, the biggest cities in the first states to legalize cannabis, are hosting conference championship games on Sunday. And the road teams -- including our own San Francisco 49ers -- are from areas that also have liberal cannabis laws.
What's this mean? Weed smoke in the tailgate area, for sure, but also a loosening of the NFL's notorious rules on drug use.More »
Here's your chance to bleed red and gold for the San Francisco 49ers, and we mean literally bleed.
A Concord tattoo artist is offering to ink all of you rabid fans with the 49ers logo at a discounted rate of $49.According to NBC news, tattoo artist Mark Sanchez Jr. and his wife, Tina, are both life-long 49ers fans and owners of Silver Needle Studios, which is offering the discount to fans through the postseason.
More specifically, he's a rhino kind of guy.
Last year, Boone's fame became two-fold after the San Francisco Zoo went ahead and took one of its ordinary rhinos and elevated it to extraordinary by naming him "Boone." Boone (the 49ers player) was thrilled, and was captured on camera by news crews feeding the other Boone.More »