1. 2010 San Jose Sharks: Why Give Up Hope Now?

    With the San Jose Sharks facing a 2-0 hole in their Western Conference Finals series against the Chicago Blackhawks, the next couple days will separate the true Sharks fans from the front-runners...

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  2. 49ers Ultimate Showdown: (No. 3) 1994 49ers 27, (No. 6) 1981 49ers 21

    The results are in for Game Three of the San Francisco 49ers Ultimate Showdown Tournament and despite the closest game thus far, we still do not have an upset...

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  3. Why the San Jose Sharks Are Still in Great Shape To Advance

    The San Jose Sharks suffered their second disappointing Game One home ice loss of the playoffs, dropping 2-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks, just as they did to open the quarterfinals against the Colorado Avalanche...

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  4. Breaking Down the 2010 San Francisco 49ers Depth Chart

    We may still be a couple months away from the start of training camp in earnest. The San Francisco 49ers may still be signing potential free agents to improve their team...

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  5. Bounce-back-ability!: Final Four NHLers Who Have Rebounded Just in Time

    In order to find success in the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, teams often need to find key contributions from unexpected places. Regular season performance does not always correlate to postseason success...

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  6. Swimming Under the SONAR: San Jose Sharks Relishing Underdog Role?

    As I have pointed out many times, the theme of the 2010 NHL Playoffs for the San Jose Sharks has been “Overcome.” Having entered these playoffs as the No...

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  7. Curb Your Enthusiasm: Can McLellan's Stoicism Help the San Jose Sharks?

    Since the turn of the century, playoff hockey in the Silicon Valley resembled plot lines from the greatest sitcom of all time. No, not Curb Your Enthusiasm , but another Larry David product: Seinfeld ...

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  8. 49ers Ultimate Showdown: (No. 2) 1989 49ers 33, (No. 7) 1998 49ers 16

    Game Two of the San Francisco 49ers Ultimate Showdown Tournament is in the books. In the only first-round matchup not to feature a team coached by Bill Walsh, the high-powered 1989 ...

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  9. Don't Panic! Why a Game Four Blowout Was Best for the San Jose Sharks

    I consider my father to be the consummate authoritative fan of the 27-time World Champion New York Yankees. Growing up, he would always tell me: “If you’re going to lose, you might as well lose big...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about over 4 years ago 1,427 reads 30 comments

  10. Sharks-Wings: Joe Thornton Lifts San Jose to 3-0 Series Lead

    Show of hands: Who seriously saw THIS coming? Had a clairvoyant approached me at nine o’clock this morning (that would be 11:00 am for our friends in “the D”) and ...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about over 4 years ago 277 reads 2 comments

  11. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Gives 49ers Stadium a “Super” Endorsement

    In January of 1985, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins, 38-16, in Super Bowl XIX at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, CA...

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  12. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Joe Pavelski Leads San Jose Sharks to 2-0 Series Lead

    If anyone still doubts the San Jose Sharks have what it takes this year to win it all, I am at a loss to explain it...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about over 4 years ago 1,278 reads 27 comments

  13. 49ers Ultimate Showdown: (No. 1) 1984 49ers 29, (No. 8) 1992 49ers 13

    The excitement and drama of the NFL Draft (the most exciting event consisting of a person standing at a podium known to man) is now behind us and at long last, the first round of San ...

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  14. Take These Broken Wings: San Jose Sharks Jump Out to 1-0 Series Lead

    There could have been so many excuses; and in previous years, there probably would have been. Thursday night, before a raucous crowd at HP Pavilion, the San Jose Sharks played an inspired ...

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  15. 2010 NHL Playoffs: San Jose Sharks Must “Overcome” a Date with Detroit

    The theme of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs for the San Jose Sharks has been established as “Overcome.” Since returning from the Olympic break, they have overcome a lot...

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  16. 2010 NFL Draft Results: San Francisco 49ers' Draft Is a Mixed Bag

    Despite my dramatic aversion to the first-round strategy by the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Draft, I will say that the two guys they ended up with look to be fantastic choices...

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  17. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Game 6 Win Would Leave San Jose Rocky-Mountain High

    Most San Jose Sharks fans will probably concur that after the devastation of winning the President’s Trophy and losing in Round One to the “No-Longer Mighty” Ducks ...

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  18. 2010 NFL Draft: Why the 49ers' First Round Was an Over-Investment

    I have to admit: I may have reacted too early to yesterday’s picks by the 49ers. Everything I have seen indicates that Anthony Davis was more highly-rated than I thought he ...

    Patrick Goulding II Written by Patrick Goulding II about over 4 years ago 1,798 reads 83 comments

  19. 2010 NFL Draft: Trent Baalke's First Round Five-Gallon Bucket of FAIL!

    All along I have been saying one way for the San Francisco 49ers to waste away their top two picks would be to take two first-round offensive linemen...

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  20. 2010 NHL Playoffs: San Jose Sharks Need to Adopt Underdog Mentality?

    It is a strange thought to consider that the top-seeded team in the Western Conference and second-best team in the NHL in the regular season could in anyway be considered an underdog...

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  21. Last Call for San Francisco 49ers Speculation: 2010 NFL Draft

    The San Francisco 49ers made headlines just a week before the draft, trading for disappointing top 10 pick and return specialist Ted Ginn Jr...

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  22. 2010 San Jose Sharks Playoffs: Where Do They Go From Here?

    It seems the San Jose Sharks, despite adding impressive grit and resolve to a roster significantly lacking in both categories in a first-round playoff exit to the Anaheim Ducks in 2009, still cannot seem to shake the indomitable Mr...

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  23. Ted Ginn Jr.: What Does Baalke's First Major Move Mean for the 49ers?

    On Friday, April 16, the San Francisco 49ers sent a fifth round draft pick (the 145th overall in the upcoming draft) to the Miami Dolphins for former Ohio State Buckeye stand-out Ted Ginn Jr...

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  24. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Why the San Jose Sharks Need to Break up the Big Line NOW!

    About a week ago, I wrote an article summarizing the dangers of the San Jose Sharks relying on the “Big Line” of Marleau, Thornton, and Heatley going into the playoffs...

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  25. How Will the Lack of a QB Controversy Affect the 49ers' Alex Smith?

    When news broke of the 49ers signing David Carr back on March 8, I was initially quite surprised. After giving the matter some thought, I came to the conclusion that it actually made a lot of sense...

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