• The True History of the “Based God Curse”
  • Barracuda Even Up Series, Beat Reign 3-2

Mixed Emotions in 49ers First Pre-Season Game

By: Joe Lami SANTA CLARA,Calif.—Chip Kelly introduced his famous up-tempo style of offense to 49ers’ fans on Sunday in Santa Clara, as San Francisco lost to the Houston Texans 24-13 for their first pre-season game of the year. It did not start off well, as the Niners went three-and-out just 41 seconds into the contest. The second drive didn’t get much better, as Carlos Hyde put the ball of the…

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Food Review: The AT&T Park Porcini Doughnut

Ah, AT&T Park. To the lesser-minded, this is simply the San Francisco gem that houses a mediocre relief staff and the robot that replaced Buster Posey after “the slide” , but those who are truly in the know can see the park for what it is– a cornucopia of overpriced culinary delights. Yes, there’s plenty to indulge in at the ballpark, so much so that the scoreboard will feature clips…

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Lil B

The True History of the “Based God Curse”

  You may have heard the good news– Kevin Durant has signed with the Warriors, and Lil B has lifted the curse! But many don’t know the true backstory behind the Based God curse. It is a tale that has been lost and found, twisted and turned, and never quite fully understood. Until now. To start, let’s establish the background. Kevin Durant is one of the best small forwards in…

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Barracuda

Barracuda Even Up Series, Beat Reign 3-2

By: Joe Lami SAN JOSE, Calif.—Despite being outshot 36-15, the San Jose Barracuda were able to defeat the Ontario Reign 3-2 on Saturday night at SAP Center at San Jose. With the win, the Barracuda tie up the Pacific Division Semi-Final playoff at one game a piece in the best of five series. Even though, the Reign had more than double the amount of shots as the Barracuda, the game…

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Storylines Abound As Samardzija Leads Giants to 7-2 Win

By Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard What a story. Jeff Samardzija showed Trevor Story that he was the real story to watch on Tuesday, hurling eight sturdy innings to lead the Giants to a 7-2 victory. Story had been the story of the young baseball season, hitting seven home runs in his first six games, a record, but Samardzija dealt him his first hitless game in his MLB career. Talk about storylines….

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Cueto Stumbles, Then Stands Tall to Beat Dodgers

By Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard As the Giants showed on Sunday, no lead is too big for them to come back from. Even when Johnny Cueto was knocked around for a five-spot in the first inning, the Giants didn’t back down, rallying behind Cueto to take the series from the Dodgers 9-6. The team that fell behind first in every game this series won, which probably says something about this…

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Stripling Almost Makes History, Giants Turn Tables On Magical Night

By Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard SAN FRANCISCO–  With a bagel in the hit column in the eighth inning and the rain pouring down, it wasn’t over for the Giants. Or their fans. Rain wasn’t the only thing showering down onto the field at AT&T Park — boos dumped down onto the field as Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts strutted out to the mound, confident in his decision. As soon as you…

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After Davenport Honored, Giants Fight Back to Beat Dodgers

By Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard Somewhere, Jim Davenport is smiling. Fittingly, on the day the Giants’ former standout player, scout, and coach was honored after passing away this offseason, the Giants fittingly rode homegrown talent to a 12-6 comeback win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Davenport was beloved in San Francisco for his character — he will certainly be missed. “He was such a gentleman, such a nice guy,” Giants’ manager…

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Samardzija, Giants Can’t Sweep Brewers

By Ben Leonard Follow @ben___leonard Sorry to break it to all of you 162-0 dreamers: it’s not going to happen. 161-1 is going to happen though. Mark my word. It’s really hard to sweep a team on the road, and the Giants came pretty close to doing it. It would have helped if Jeff Samardzija was on his game — he pitched just okay in his Giants’ debut, and so the…

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