Sunday, April 22, 2018

Fan overheards from the 2014 NFL Playoffs

Perhaps more than any other professional sport's postseason, the NFL playoffs draw out the best (or best of the worst) in folks' common sense, especially when it comes to matters of the heart (their team). And here's what some are saying …from the heart. Thank you to all who've sent me "overheads" in the comments link of this site....

A Rod denies any ties to Mafia or Cosa Nostra in statement released after season-long suspension

Saturday, the New York Yankees lost services of their .244-hitting third baseman Alex Rodriguez who has been suspended for the entire 2014 season by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. Horowitz, after levying punishment, mentioned to A-Rod he knows a jeweler who will take anything off his hands at a fair price. By Andrew Pridgen Alex Rodriguez, the soon-to-be-39-year-old infielder, will serve a 162-game...

Johnny “Football” Manziel (2011-2013): An Obituary for the Career of the Most Entertaining Player in College Football



Johnny F. “Football” Manziel’s (2011-2013) college football career ended Tuesday, Jan. 7 after he announced his intentions to take 

his talents to the NFL. The soon-to-be millionaire and 2023 Double Jeopardy answer (which all of the 

nerds on the show will disappointingly miss, closing out your best category ever) earned fame as the 

first (redshirt) freshman ever to win the...

Deconstructing Colin

Be it home or away, there's no team the 49ers would rather start or finish a season with than Green Bay (sorry, the couplet was unintentional). Porous secondary notwithstanding, the last two weeks of the regular season the 49ers played their best all-around football since last season's NFC divisional and championship rounds. This year's campaign, especially the latter third of...

Awww yeah – time to check in on the most incredible gear available ever at the NFL Shop for this incredible time of year yo

Awww yeah, you know what time it is. It's NFL playoff time. By Andrew Pridgen Or in the words, of Hank Williams Jr., "We’ve got a Muslim for a President who hates cowboys, hates cowgirls, hates fishing, hates farming, loves gays, and we hate him!” Oh, man — sorry about that, wrong Hank quote. What I (he?) meant to say is, "Are you...

Is race the real reason David Shaw won’t leave Stanford for the NFL?

With five head coaching positions suddenly vacant Monday, at least a handful of professional football franchise owners are whetting their lips at the prospect of luring Stanford head coach David Shaw. During Monday's Rose Bowl media day, press focus was more on willing Shaw to departure than the task at hand for his seven-point favorite squad. "I have not and...

Five underreported sports stories in 2013 you’ll be sick of by this time next year.

It's the white-in-salami 'best-of' time of year on the internets, and DPB is no exception to the rule of lazy. Actually, it is, because we don't have enough content to really suss out what's best. So, instead of recounting what worked for us in 2013 (basically it comes down to a list of incredible NBA Christmas sleeve jersey selections),...

All I want for Christmas …is a Candlestick urinal

Editor's Note: In celebration of the likely event that Monday night's 49er game is the last event, ever, at Candlestick Park, the letter below and attached waiver PDF was submitted to San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department Commissioner Mark Buell and San Francisco 49ers' CEO Jed York asking that one of the park's famous trough urinals be set aside for...

Register today for Judd Apatow’s wacky, wild …and, in the end, a little bit sentimental Fundurance Run®

You've crawled under live barbed wire, climbed over giant wooden obstacles and waded through rivers of other people's pee only to come out on the other side to adjust your headband crooked and rub mud on your face for the post-finish photos at the Tough Mudder. You've pushed yourself to the limit staying up all night with strangers in a...

Dispatches from the 2013 Winter Baseball Talks

Lake Buena Vista, Florida One of the last transactions of import during baseball's boozy four-day bacchanal (Dec. 9-12), before its scouts/execs and PR lackeys plunk down with family-types for the holidays, was the Texas Rangers' invoking the Rule 5 draft to pick up Seattle Seahawks' QB Russell Wilson from Colorado. Think of it as the Rangers' biggest coup since they...