1. San Francisco 49ers: The Case For Bringing Back Jeff Garcia

    In the first offseason in a long time, the 49ers need to upgrade at quarterback. Bringing back their former Pro Bowl quarterback might not be such a bad idea. After leaving the bay in 2003, Garcia wound up in less than fortunate situations...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 2,160 reads 15 comments

  2. Sharks-Sabres: Both Teams Come Back, Sabres Prevail in Shoot-Out

    In a game that was more than just any ole’ regular season game, the Buffalo Sabres pulled out a much needed victory over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night, winning 6-5 in a shootout...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 99 reads 0 comments

  3. San Jose-Boston: Sharks Prove to be Best in the NHL by Defeating Bruins 5-2

    In the marquee match-up of the NHL regular season, the San Jose Sharks proved that the best in the west is better than the best in the east...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 157 reads 1 comments

  4. Steroids: If You Didn't Complain Then, Don't Complain Now

    "It's game seven of the World Series, bottom of the ninth, bases-loaded, two-outs, full-count, the Giants are down by three, I'm at the plate, and I drive the 3-2 pitch out of the park for a ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 105 reads 4 comments

  5. San Francisco 49ers' Off-Season: Three Big Holes Still Left to be Filled

    With the Super Bowl come and gone, it is now time to focus on the off-season needs of teams that were nowhere near the Super Bowl. One of those teams is the San Francisco 49ers, who still have glaring needs on both sides of the football...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 1,277 reads 6 comments

  6. A Funny Crew With Randy and Drew

    The San Jose Sharks are currently one of the best teams in the NHL, which is the main reason they have such a strong following in the bay-area but another reason is because they also have one of the best broadcast teams in the league...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 503 reads 7 comments

  7. San Francisco Giants: Pros and Cons of Signing Manny Ramirez

    As we all know, Manny Ramirez is still "out of work." And for the majority of baseball's '08-'09 offseason, (Post-CC Sabthia's signing) the most popular topic has been the free-agent status of Manny Ramirez...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 433 reads 17 comments

  8. San Francisco 49ers: Yet Another Questionable Hire

    For the past six seasons, the once-rich tradition of quality bay-area football has gone from top-notch to rock-bottom...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 831 reads 4 comments

  9. Claude Lemieux & Jody Shelley: Sharks' Version of the Bash Brothers?

    For those of us sports fans who grew up during the 1980s and 1990s, one of the quintessential movie series of our generation was Disney's The Mighty Ducks...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 1,003 reads 6 comments

  10. San Francisco Giants: Possibly the Favorite to Win the NL West?

    With the offseason between the 2008 and 2009 MLB seasons shaking out the way it has, the San Francisco Giants may in fact be the favorites to win the NL West in 2009...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 581 reads 4 comments

  11. Superbowl XLIII: Steelers vs Cardinals: A 49er Fan's Perspective

    The 43rd Super Bowl game is a match-up containing both the probable and the improbable. Still fresh off their fifth Superbowl victory in franchise history back in Super Bowl XL, the Pittsburgh ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 2,689 reads 9 comments

  12. San Jose Sharks: Rising Expectations

    For the overwhelming majority of 17 seasons, San Jose Sharks fans were content with their team just simply making the playoffs. In the recent past, fans were content with winning just one series...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 282 reads 10 comments

  13. San Francisco 49ers: Was Firing Mike Martz the Right Move?

    For those who don't follow the NFL as closely as us die-hard fans, Mike Martz has been both a famous and infamous coach...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 1,050 reads 5 comments

  14. Sharks-Red Wings: Battle of Powerhouses Lives up to the Hype

    It took every single second of the 60 minutes of hockey, but the San Jose Sharks proved they are the No. 1 team in the NHL by knocking off the defending Stanley Cup champion Red Wings in thrilling fashion, by a 6-5 final...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 200 reads 4 comments

  15. San Francisco Giants: Keys to '09 Success: Sandoval, Frandsen, & Renteria

    For years, Giants fans, including the one and only "Rally Pumpkin," have been treated to competitive baseball. And this past season was a celebration of the franchise's first 50 seasons of baseball in San Francisco ('58-'08)...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 400 reads 10 comments

  16. Sharks-Lightning: Sharks Cruise to 7-1 Win Over Tampa Bay

    San Jose improved to 20-0-2 at home with another impressive victory inside the Shark Tank Tuesday night, dispatching the Tampa Bay Lightning by a 7-1 final...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 121 reads 2 comments

  17. NHL All-Star Game Reserves: No Steve Mason, Nor Patrick Marleau?

    In response to my most recent article about the starting lineups for the 08-09 NHL All-Star Game, I decided to write a follow-up dealing with the snubs of this year's game...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 400 reads 11 comments

  18. NHL's All-Star Voting Is a Joke

    Most North American Sports fans agree on the top four major sports in the region. They are (in no particular order) football, basketball, baseball, and hockey...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 1,153 reads 102 comments

  19. Sharks Cooled Off After Hot Start, But San Jose Fans Need Not Worry

    After blistering out of the gates to a 22-3-1 record in their first 26 games, our beloved los Tiburones (as Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy would call them) have stumbled a bit of late going 6-1-4...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 263 reads 8 comments

  20. 2008 San Francisco 49ers: What Could Have Been

    49ers' interim head coach Mike Singletary is not one to get into hypotheticals. He was recently quoted in one of the Mercury news articles that he doesn't look back on missed opportunities, but rather simply stated, he prefers to "move on"...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 524 reads 7 comments

  21. 49ers-Rams: A W Is a W, in the National Football League

    In his first ever return to the building he played 14 years in, Isaac Bruce caught his 1,000th career reception—for a touchdown, nonetheless—in the fourth quarter, which helped lead the 49ers to a 17-16, come-from-behind victory of the St...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 226 reads 2 comments

  22. Sharks-Redwings: Detroit Deals San Jose a Reality Check, Beat Sharks 6-0

    Well sooner or later, reality had to set in. And it finally did for the Sharks. That reality check was delivered by the Red Wings, who baited the Sharks with quick puck movement and ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 168 reads 3 comments

  23. Sharks-Red Wings: Power House San Jose Stalls on It's Way to the Motor City

    The No. 1 team in the league goes head-to-head with the defending Stanley Cup Champions on Thursday as the San Jose Sharks take on the Detroit Red Wings...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 160 reads 7 comments

  24. Miami-San Francisco: Dolphins Get Lucky As 49ers Can't Find Gold in Endzone

    Go on and celebrate Dolphin fans, your team just beat the Gore-less 49ers, good for you. But take it to heart that you barely beat a Gore-less San Francisco team...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 257 reads 11 comments

  25. San Francisco Giants' Management Is an Epic Failure

    Uhhhhhhh (yawn), where to begin? Early Wednesday morning, I found out from classmates (who, even in this down economy, have the luxury of an iPhone), that free-agent pitcher CC Sabathia signed with New York Yankees...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 7 years ago 388 reads 12 comments