Monthly Archives: October 2013

2013-14 NBA Preview

At the beginning of this football season, I explained that I’m actually a little bit of a fairweather football fan, and that my investment in any given season is directly proportional to how good the San Francisco 49ers are. This … Continue reading

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Niners Week Eight Awards

The Niners flew to London last weekend to play the worst team in the league, the Jacksonville Jaguars. It turned out they were actually playing the worst team I’ve ever seen. The Niners were giving the Jags 17 points, and … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Album Closing Songs

Last week, Juan and I did our Top 10 album opening tracks. This week, I’m back with my 10 favorite album closers. The criteria, at least for me, is a little bit different here. While an opening track is a … Continue reading

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Timmmaay Is Back, And I Am Irrationally Happy About It

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Giants announced that they were re-signing free agent pitcher Tim Lincecum to a two-year, $35 million contract (with a no-trade clause). The immediate analysis was predictable: That’s way too much money for a pitcher who … Continue reading

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Niners Week Seven Awards

The Niners traveled to Nashville this past Sunday to play the Tennessee Titans, I’d originally hoped to go to Music City to see the game live (in part because Nashville is a really fun town), but that didn’t work out, … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Album Opening Songs

Remember when it was a big deal for a new album to drop? The street date was always Tuesday, and you’d walk to your local record store and pick up the CD/cassette/LP/whatever and listen to it straight through, see what … Continue reading

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Niners Week Six Awards

I was back at Finnerty’s this Sunday for the Niners-Cardinals game. It was a rocky affair, way more stressful than I was expecting, but I was ultimately relieved by the 32-20 final score. On to the awards. The Jerry Rice … Continue reading

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An Artist I Love: the everybodyfields

Yes, their name is all lowercase. Yes, it pained the copy editor in me to leave the headline like that. But I’m willing to overlook it because I love this band so much. How much? On Friday night, I got … Continue reading

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Another Oakland A’s Choke Job

Yesterday afternoon, a friend called to ask if I was going to watch Game 5 between the A’s and Tigers. I said no, because I knew the A’s were going to lose. She asked, “Why?” I just laughed. Why? Because … Continue reading

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Niners Week Five Awards

Editor’s Note: I was out of pocket last weekend at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, so I didn’t get to see the Niners game. But I didn’t want to leave my faithful readers (both of you) hanging, so I called in From … Continue reading

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