1. Fandom And The Psychology Thereof—A Deadly Bug Bite

    "Etymologically, the word fan derives from the word 'fanatic' and means an enthusiastic devotee...with personifying the word fan comes a certain mentality, a psychology." —Katie B. Davis They are worn on shirts, hats, skin, and in haircuts...

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about 5 years ago 1,579 reads 68 comments

  2. Jonathan Sanchez Goes from Zero to Hero in Nine Hitless Innings

    Less than three weeks ago Jonathan Sanchez lost his starting job as the fifth man in the San Francisco Giants rotation to minor league call-up Ryan Sadowski. This due to the fact he had been performing terribly...

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about 5 years ago 125 reads 26 comments

  3. The Dave Stewart Story: On and Off the Field

    I grew up in a home where the vast majority of the time one of two things was being watched on television: the news or sports...

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about 5 years ago 1,829 reads 50 comments

  4. Top Five Fantasy Picks, Pt. 7: Defenses

    Since there are far fewer defenses drafted then the skill positions I have previously handicapped I am going to change the format to include both leagues in this top five list...

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about 5 years ago 311 reads 42 comments

  5. A Juan Marichal Memory: July 2, 1963

    In my humble opinion, baseball, more than any other sport, lends itself to historical analysis and the reliving of its greatest moments. Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier and the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" immediately come to mind...

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about 5 years ago 871 reads 56 comments

  6. Top Five Fantasy Picks Pt. 6—AFC Wide Receivers

    The American Football Conference has an addition to their strong list of receivers this year. The arrival of Terrell Owens, pictured above, promises to alter the balance of Power...

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about 5 years ago 515 reads 17 comments

  7. Top Five Fantasy Picks—Pt. 5: NFC Wide Receivers

    The wide receiver position is nearly as deep as the Pacific in the National Football Conference and just as perilous to dive into for fantasy owners. Some notable receivers have changed teams (T...

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about 5 years ago 696 reads 52 comments

  8. Unexpected Success: The 2009 San Francisco Giants, Thus Far

    With 14 games remaining for the San Francisco Giants before the All-Star break, they are in position to be the biggest surprise of 2009...

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about 5 years ago 549 reads 26 comments

  9. Top Five Fantasy Picks, Pt. 4: AFC Quarterbacks

    The time has come to look at the AFC quarterbacks and the impact they will have on 2009 fantasy rosters. It is interesting how you have to make that distinction when talking fantasy...

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about 5 years ago 285 reads 11 comments

  10. Top Five Fantasy Picks, Pt. 3: NFC Quarterbacks

    Heading into the 2009 season there are seven or eight quarterbacks who were in the discussion to make the "top five" list in the National Football Conference. That is one of the reasons 2009 sets up as a very interesting fantasy football season...

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about 5 years ago 332 reads 38 comments

  11. Top Five Fantasy Picks, Pt. 2: AFC Running Backs

    Compiling a list of the top five best running backs in the AFC is a little more involved then when doing so in the NFC. The American Football Conference is stronger at the position...

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about 5 years ago 657 reads 22 comments

  12. Top Five Fantasy Picks, Pt. 1: NFC Running Backs

    For those of us who have become fantasy football fanatics the next couple months will become so full of conversation and arguments over the merits of our particular predictions that wives across ...

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about 5 years ago 367 reads 32 comments

  13. Giants-Rangers: San Francisco Utilizes The Long Ball In Victory Over Texas

    When Randy Johnson got back-to-back strikeouts of Michael Young and Andruw Jones to get out of the first inning, you couldn't help but to feel optimistic about the what lied in store, if you are a San Francisco Giants fan...

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about over 5 years ago 64 reads 6 comments

  14. Why Wayman Tisdale Is My Favorite Sacramento King

    Since I grew up in Stockton, Calif., 45 minutes south of Sacramento, I guess it's not surprising I was, am, and will always be a Kings fan. When Wayman Tisdale was acquired by the Kings from the Pacers in 1989, I was 12 years old...

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about over 5 years ago 356 reads 14 comments

  15. Michael Crabtree: Reason for Elation in Ninerland

    Most fans of the San Francisco 49ers approached this year's NFL draft with guarded optimism, thanks to the finish Mike Singletary led the team to last year. More accurately stated, the optimism stems from the fact that it is Singletary leading the team.

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about over 5 years ago 582 reads 11 comments

  16. Why The SF Giants Are Tonight's Lock Pick On The MLB Schedule

    Let me start with an admission... I am a die hard Giants fan! Before you discount this article, though, as simple fanfare lets look at some me good ol' facts...

    Raymond Mullan Written by Raymond Mullan about over 5 years ago 106 reads 7 comments