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Roman Greenberg's Boxing Shorts on the Block

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 30, 2007

BackgammonMasters.com recently announced that it had purchased the boxing shorts of heavyweight hopeful Roman Greenberg for a considerable sum, in an attempt to assist the up-and-coming fighter in his pursuit of the world heavyweight title. The online backgammon company is essentially sponsoring Greenberg, so that he can afford to train and hone his already considerable boxing skills. BackgammonMasters.com will then auction off Greenberg’s boxing shorts for $100,000 after an upcoming (yet still unscheduled as of this date) Greenberg fight against one of the WBO’s top 5 boxers this year.... (more)

Tags: new york, israel

L' Osteria del Forno in SF: Because there is an "I" in Italian

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 30, 2007

There is an Italian restaurant in North Beach (what other kind are there?) that is really wonderful, and I am inspired enough by the great food, atmosphere and service to write a review about the place. Its name is L’ Osteria del Forno, located on Columbus Street right in the heart of North Beach’s Little Italy section. I have been to many restaurants in North Beach, and while some are average and a few are quite poor, this place is outstanding. I would send any of my friends there without hesitation, because every time I have eaten there, it has been a spectacular experience. The... (more)

Tags: restaurant

Vivande in SF: Now, That's Italian!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 29, 2007

Vivande in San Francisco is a renowned Italian restaurant that has the whole package. When it comes to the “big four” -- atmosphere, quality, price and service – this place excels at every level. From the homemade pasta to the killer desserts, there’s something for everyone at Vivande. The word, “vivande” had not been used extensively in the Italian language since the 14th century until Carlo Middione chose it for his business in 1980. From the Latin “viva”, or life, the word basically means prepared food. Carlo Middione is the Chef/Owner of Vivande Porta Via – the... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant

John Daly's Beer Commercial Pulled by CBS

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 28, 2007

Golfer John Daly has taped a commercial for Maxfli golf balls in which he sings in a bar while people are drinking beer and later grabs a beer while he's driving a golf cart. But, CBS won’t ever broadcast the commercial, stating that it violates network policy by showing irresponsible consumption of alcohol. I have never understood the phrase “Drink Responsibly.” What exactly does that mean? When you put drinking into the proper perspective, isn’t it basically an irresponsible act from the get-go? I know they say wine can be good for you, but hard booze and beer are full of things... (more)

Tags: golf, jesus, hollywood

San Mateo Sheriff Massages the Truth

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 26, 2007

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks got caught in the police raid of an illegal bordello in Las Vegas over the weekend. He admits he was there, but says it was only for a back rub. He also claims he thought the place was operating legally. Munks and San Mateo Under Sheriff Carlos Bolanos were detained and questioned Saturday night by Las Vegas police in Operation Dollhouse, a raid on more than a handful of sex houses located about two miles west of the Las Vegas strip, according to Las Vegas Police Department Officer Bill Cassell. The two men were not arrested or charged in the raid, Cassell... (more)

Tags: police, sex, san mateo sheriff, greg munks

Oden Goes for the Pros

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 26, 2007

Greg Oden is through with school. He’s fleeing Ohio State University for greener pastures at the professional level. The 7-foot freshman said yesterday he will leave Ohio State after leading the Buckeyes to the national championship game and enter the NBA draft, where he figures to be one of the top two picks along with Texas freshman forward Kevin Durant. And how can you blame him? The kind of money Oden will be making next season in the NBA will be unprecedented for a rookie. He played like a man among boys this season and looks like a seasoned NBA all-star already. For him to stay in college... (more)

Tags: basketball, football, nba, shooting

Adios Rosita! You Will Annoy Us No Longer!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 25, 2007

Strike up the band! Run out into the streets and cheer! Happiness reigns throughout the land! Today is truly a great day in the history of daytime television. The most annoying individual on TV this side of Simon Cowell is quitting. Rosie O'Donnell is soon to be history on "The View" and all I can say is Thank God. Not since Star Jones left the show have I been so elated to see someone get off my TV screen. I rarely watch it, but now at least if I'm bored I can turn on  "The View" without losing my lunch. Rosie is so loud, so overbearing and so forceful with her opinions that on most days... (more)

Tags: new york, donald trump, the view, rosie o'donnel

Bay Area Sports is Sick Right Now!

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 25, 2007

There’s a sickness in the Bay Area right now and it’s called playoff fever. The only remedy for it is elimination, something that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen any time soon. Both the San Jose Sharks and the Golden State Warriors are in the postseason and are looking good. The Sharks start a second round series against the Detroit Red Wings, a team they’ve won three of four games from this year. The Warriors are in the playoffs for the first time in well over a decade, and are probably the hottest team in the entire NBA right now. The Sharks are skating well, playing like... (more)

Tags: basketball, hockey, nfl, nba

Bay Woof: Bay Area Barkers Get New Publication

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 24, 2007

There is a wonderful new dog publication in the Bay Area and it’s called Bay Woof. For people who own or love dogs like I do, it’s a breath of fresh air. Our little mutt Ratdog is being considered for a column in this new monthly magazine, and he’s obviously very excited. Be sure to look out for Bay Woof. I swiped this from Bay Woof’s web site: www.baywoof.com: Bay Woof is an informative and entertaining monthly newspaper for dogs and their people. Our mission is to be the voice of the local dog community and an essential resource for people who love their pets – the wonderfully dense... (more)

Tags: san francisco

The Thrill of the Grill: Juban in SF's Japantown

By Ed Attanasio, published on Apr 23, 2007

Every so often, I enjoy eating at a restaurant that involves a little more than just sitting there and being served. I call these places participation restaurants. Fondue restaurants and places where you get to grill your own food are two types that come to mind. The standard modus operandi for eating out can get old. You sit down, order some things off of a menu, and then your server brings the food to you. Granted, it’s a tried and true method with a centuries-old track record of success, but it can get stale just the same. The other night we went to a place called Juban, located in San... (more)

Tags: san francisco, restaurant, japan

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