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Re-Committing to Excellence

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Nov 1, 2010

"Unfortunately, sometimes a negative becomes a positive."

92 points in the last two games after an embarrassing nine point effort in San Francisco in week six is the "negative [becoming] the positive."

The Raiders have outscored both Denver and Seattle a combined 92-17 during the recent two game win streak and the scoring momentum does not seem to be stopping anytime soon. Last season, it took Oakland eight weeks into the season to total over 90 points. That's including a 38-0 shutout loss to the New York Jets in week seven. (For those who forgot, that's the Sanchez-hot dog... (more)

Tags: football, nfl, california, al davis, 2010, oakland, raiders, silver, black, turnaround, tom cable, bay area, jeff weisinger

Cleveland Burns as LeBron Joins Miami Heat

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Jul 9, 2010

They say nothing lasts forever. With that in mind, maybe Cavs fans, let alone the rest of the NBA should've seen this coming.

LeBron James' decision to not resign with his hometown Cavaliers and to join All-Stars Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami for the 2010-11 season was expected after rumors swirled about James flying down to Miami to meet with Heat president Pat Riley before Thursday night's 1-hour ESPN special "The Decision." James posted on his @kingjames Twitter account "The Road to History begins now." shortly after he landed in South Beach last night.

As one end of... (more)

Tags: miami, nba, heat, 2010, 2011, lebron james, next generation, decision

Don't worry about Timmy

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Jun 28, 2010

We've called him "The Freak," and we've called him the best, however one way that San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum has never been described is as human.

After starting the 2010 season with a 4-0 record in five starts, posting a 1.27 ERA, the Giants ace seemed to fall off a bit in the month of May.

Lincecum went just 1-2 in six starts in May, allowing a combined 20 runs in 36.1 innings pitched, giving him an inflated 4.95 ERA. This comes not too long after the righty allowed a mere five runs in 35.1 inning pitched a month prior.

"You have your ups and downs during... (more)

Tags: baseball, san francisco, mlb, cy young, san francisco giants, 2010, tim lincecum

From the Top of the Hill to the Top of California Baseball

By Jeff Weisinger, published on May 24, 2010

For a team that represents a school with what seems to be an infinite number of stairs, it's only right to say that the Renegades took each and every step towards a championship in 2010.It wasn't close to a perfect season by any means, however, the saying does go "It's not how you start, but how you finish."What was looked at in the fall as a young, and maybe questionable pitching rotation and an experienced and dominant lineup with a young, second-year head coach, became an all-around dominant team once the spring came about.We wanted to compare them to the 2009 squad that won a school-record... (more)

Tags: baseball, california, state, championship, college, fremont, ohlone college, junior college, 2010, cccaa, hill, title, first

Hit Of Inspiration

By Jeff Weisinger, published on May 12, 2008

The biggest hit of the baseball season thus far was not hit by Derek Jeter or Manny Ramirz, no by Ken Griffey Jr. Instead, the biggest hit of the year so far was hit on April 11 by a high school senior out of Freedom, Pennsylvaniaby the name of John Challis.

The signifance of this?

John Challis was diagnosed with liver cancer in June of 2006 and only had no more than five months to live.

"Doc says it could be two months, could be two years," Challis says.

The kid who originally quit baseball when he was 13 because he kept getting beaned was the smallest cornerback... (more)

Tags: baseball, football

Still In Rain Delay

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Apr 16, 2008

His ten year career, .311 career batting average and 137 home runs don't truly mark how special a career Jackie Robinson had, let alone the impact he had on the game of baseball.

The man who broke baseball's color barrier a year ago yesterday was celebrated by Major League Baseball yesterday with seven whole teams wearing Jackie's 42 and several players including Derek Jeter, Ken Griffey Jr., Gary Sheffield and Grady Sizemore wearing number 42.

However, with Jackie Robinson's accomplishment fresh in our minds, it is not as fresh on the field as Jackie would've liked.

... (more)

Tags: baseball, basketball, football

Billy Crystal: Actor, Comedian,... Yankee?

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Mar 13, 2008

The Yankees spring camp was turned into fantasy camp Thursday as comedian Billy Crystal, who signed a one-day contract with the New York Yankees on Wednesday, played his first and only game as the Yanks took on the Pittsburg Pirates at Legends Field.

Crystal, who celebrates his 60th birthday on Friday, wore number 60 and led off for the Yanks as the designated hitter. “I’m the D.H. — designated Hebrew,” Crystal said. “It doesn’t matter. I’m so jazzed. It’s the greatest thrill ever.”

Crystal, who was his high schools... (more)

Tags: baseball, new york, basketball

He's Not Brett Favre

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Mar 10, 2008

With the recent retirement of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers says he's ready to takeover as the Packers signalcaller.

There's just one catch.

"I'm not Brett Favre," he said Saturday. "And if they're wanting me to be the next Brett Favre, I'm not going to be him. I'm Aaron Rodgers. That's who I am."

Rodgers, who was the Packer's first round draft pick out of California back in 2005, has only thrown a career total of 59 passes, has never started an NFL game and played in only two games last season including a solid effort, replacing... (more)

Tags: san francisco, nfl, california, fashion

Farewell Favre

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Mar 4, 2008

If Brett Favre were to retire two years ago, as originally expected, most would've said "It's about time". If Favre were to retire after a disappointing 2006 season, most wouldn't be surprised.

However, after a magical 2007 season that saw Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers reach the NFC Championship game for the first time since 2001, most Packers fans were waiting for him to comeback in 2008 and win a Super Bowl and ride off into the sunset.

But today, the "Green Bay Gunslinger" called it a career after 17-years in the NFL.

"I know I can still play, but... (more)

Tags: nfl

More Than An Upset

By Jeff Weisinger, published on Feb 4, 2008

Everyone said it couldn't be done against the Patriots. That, it's impossible to beat Belichick, Brady, Moss, Maroney, the Patriots defense.

And in the end, they shocked the world, maybe even the universe.

The 2007 New York Giants can be defined in two ways, one of which more definite than the others.

They can be defined as "Road Warriors" as they went 11-0 on the road including the Super Bowl. The list includes a victory in London over the Miami Dolphins, andgoing 3-0 in the playoffs at Tampa Bay, Dallas and Green Bay, mainly thanks to their defense.

But the... (more)

Tags: new york, miami, nfl

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