1. Barry Zito Injures Foot, Placed on Disabled List

    The Giants have placed Zito on the DL (15-day variety) for the first time in his career with an extremely vague and mysterious “mid-foot sprain...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about 3 years ago 527 reads 1 comments

  2. NBA Playoffs: Forecasting the West's 2011 First Round Matchups

    In the current version of the NBA , the West is the old guard. Three of the conference's top seeds, all potential contenders for the game's ultimate prize, are watching their championship window close...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about 3 years ago 220 reads 2 comments

  3. Thank You Kings: A Final Goodbye to Sacramento's Royalty

    Wednesday night in Sacramento, the Kings did their best Keyser Soze impression. Just like that, they were gone...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about 3 years ago 746 reads 6 comments

  4. NBA Playoffs 2011: Predicting the East's First-Round Matchups

    The NBA 's Eastern conference has been resurgent in 2011. After years in the shadows of the much deeper West, there are no fewer than five teams in the East who could contend for a conference title, if not an NBA championship...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about 3 years ago 697 reads 0 comments

  5. NBA Playoffs 2011: Ranking the Most Valuable Point Guards in the Postseason

    A good point guard is hard to find. Teams that don't have them know how difficult life can be without one, and teams that do have them wouldn't trade them for the world...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about 3 years ago 683 reads 2 comments

  6. 2011 San Francisco Giants: A Premature, Knee-Jerk-Reaction Analysis

    Even though it may seem like I am hitting the panic button, let me begin by saying I am not. After last season, the panic button doesn’t exist...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 370 reads 2 comments

  7. Dwight Howard and the Mystery of Unfulfilled Greatness

    Dwight Howard calls himself Superman and with good reason. He is built like Adonis on steroids and possesses athletic gifts so otherworldly that they make you certain that somewhere, some Krypton-like planet is missing its homecoming king...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 576 reads 0 comments

  8. Pay for Play: The Unequal Business of College Athletics

    For the NCAA, mid-March to early April is a great time of year. Thanks to the Men’s Basketball tournament, profits are high, and visibility is higher...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 1,346 reads 14 comments

  9. NFL Lockout 2011: How the NFL Is Shooting Itself in the Foot

    Early April is a boring time to be an NFL fan. This season, with the lockout upon us, is especially dull. Without free agency, and the upcoming draft in limbo, football fans are wondering if there will even be a season to discuss come September...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 7,001 reads 4 comments

  10. Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Reasons You Shouldn't Believe the Hype

    The Philadelphia Phillies are entering the 2011 MLB season the heavy favorites to win the National League, and make their third World Series appearance in four years...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 1,736 reads 67 comments

  11. Alex Smith: Biggest Bust in NFL History? A Look at the SF 49ers Worst Pick Ever

    For 49ers fans, the Alex Smith era has been an unmitigated disaster. Smith has been the NFL version of the cat who came back. He just won't stay away. He's like Mac's dog Poppins on Always Sunny In Philadelphia ...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 5,122 reads 156 comments

  12. 2011 San Francisco Giants Preview Part 2.2: More Offense

    By now we've covered most of the important parts of the 2011 San Francisco Giants . For those of you who didn't read the first two parts of this preview, here are the Cliffs Notes...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 553 reads 6 comments

  13. Joe Maloof, Gavin Maloof, and the Rise and Fall of the Sacramento Kings

    In 1997, the Sacramento Kings were a perennial NBA laughingstock. Bad trades—and even worse draft selections—had left the small market team on the bottom of every significant NBA players' wish list...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 2,090 reads 14 comments

  14. Goodbye Kings? How the Maloofs Hoodwinked the People of Sacramento

    In 1997, the Sacramento Kings were a perennial NBA laughingstock. Bad trades—and even worse draft selections—had left the small market team on the bottom of every significant NBA players' wish list...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 3,719 reads 27 comments

  15. San Francisco Giants 2011 Season Preview Part 2.1: The Offense

    PART 2.1: The Offense (1 of 2) At this time last year, a preview of the Giants offense would have been a lot like looking at an image of Afghanistan post 9/11 - bombed-out, depleted and depressing...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 1,129 reads 9 comments

  16. 2011 SF Giants Season Preview: Part 1

    It is a good time to be a San Francisco Giants fan. Great even. The Gigantes are fresh off an improbable World Series championship, the farm system is a veritable horn-o-plenty in ...

    Shaun Toback Written by Shaun Toback about over 3 years ago 1,122 reads 14 comments