1. 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 6 years ago 385 reads 12 comments

  2. 49ers-Jets: Hill Leads 49ers To 24-14 Win, Proves He's Here to Stay

    He may not throw the perfect spiral, nor scramble as well as former 49er quarterback and Hall-of-Famer Steve Young, but 49ers quarterback Shaun Hill's funny looking celebrations are right on point with those of the Hall-of-Famer...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 226 reads 2 comments

  3. Sharks-Blue Jackets: Despite an Off-Game, Sharks Squeak By Columbus

    The Sharks improved their NHL record setting start Thursday night, beating the Columbus Blue-Jackets by a final score of 3-2. The win upped their overall record to 22-3-1 and their home ice record to a ridiculous 14-0-1...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 176 reads 0 comments

  4. Lord Stanley's Cup: Hardest Trophy to Win in Professional Sport

    Year after year, 16 captains lead their team into the Stanley Cup Playoffs in hopes of winning the most sacred trophy in all of professional sport...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 9,965 reads 3 comments

  5. Sharks-Blackhawks: San Jose Survives Chicago's Onslaught, Win 3-2 In OT

    Joe Thornton sent 17,496 Shark fans home happy when he scored 45 seconds into overtime Wednesday night, propelling the Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 312 reads 0 comments

  6. San Francisco Giants: The Keys To a Successful Off-Season

    After Bill Nuekom took over for Peter Magowan as the Giants managing general partner at the conclusion of the 2008 season, the new-look front office has claimed one thing and one thing ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 607 reads 7 comments

  7. San Jose Sharks: Looking Forward to the Return of Torrey Mitchell

    Before the start of the 2008-2009 NHL season, it would have been hard to predict that Sharks would begin the year 16-3-1 without their star rookie from last season, Torrey Mitchell in the lineup...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 704 reads 4 comments

  8. Sharks-Blackhawks: Sharks Slip by Emerging Blackhawk Team, Beat Chigago 6-5

    If the Sharks' goal going into Sunday's game in Chicago was to show their dads how to get a lead, blow a lead, yet comeback and win, well, they were successful...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 227 reads 4 comments

  9. San Francisco 49ers: Arguably The Best 2-7 Football Team You'll Ever Find

    For as bad as the 49ers have been under the York's ownership, they have got to have the most talent of a 2-7 team that I have ever seen...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 606 reads 5 comments

  10. Sharks-Flames: Flames Extinguised Early and Often, Fall to San Jose, 6-1

    Ever since the beginning of the season, Sharks fans have been looking for their team to dominate a game from start to finish. This past Thursday, the Sharks did just that, dominating the Calgary Flames by a final score of 6-1...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 302 reads 7 comments

  11. San Jose Sharks Still Hungry After 13-3 Start

    The San Jose Sharks enter Tuesday's game against the Predators with an astonishing 13-3 record, and a 9-0 mark inside the HP Pavilion. Past Sharks teams may have been prone to falling off and taking satisfaction out of such a great start...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 278 reads 2 comments

  12. 49ers: Despite Loss and Turnovers, QB Shaun Hill Gave 49ers a Chance to Win

    Tim Rattay, Alex Smith, Trent Dilfer, Ken Dorsey, Cody Picket, Chris Weinke, J.T.O'Sullivan; other than Shaun Hill, that is the list of 49er quarterbacks since the departure of Jeff Garcia...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 918 reads 12 comments

  13. 49ers-Cardinals: To Win On Monday Night, 49ers Need to Bring Pressure on Warner

    It has been getting harder and harder to write articles on the professional football teams in the bay area. If it weren't for the Detroit Lions, one could make the case that the 49ers and Raiders are the worst teams in the NFL...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 1,248 reads 5 comments

  14. The San Francisco Giants: A Pitcher Away from the Postseason

    Finally, the Giants are no longer the "Barry Bonds Show." The San Francisco Giants haven't played in the postseason since 2003. With the declining play of the aging and often hurt Barry Bonds from '03-'07, the Giants offense was their Achilles' heel...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 875 reads 21 comments

  15. Why This Year Will Be Different

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to witness the Sharks' dramatic 5-4 shootout victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. I attended my school play in order to get extra credit for English (my teacher was the director)...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 254 reads 5 comments

  16. Sharks-Wild: Ryane Clowe Fuels Sharks to Fifth Straight Win

    On an election night that gave bay area folk many happy returns, the Sharks got in on the good times. Thanks in large part to a Gordie Howe hat-trick by Ryane Clowe (one goal, one assist, one ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 311 reads 1 comments

  17. Sharks-Avalanche: Sharks Up Win Streak to Four With Win Over Colorado

    If he hasn't said it already, Joe Thornton is saying it now, "Thank you Boston for sending me to San Jose." The Sharks won their fourth game in a row on Sunday in Colorado by a final of 5-3, ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 310 reads 1 comments

  18. Sharks-Red Wings: Sharks Cruise to a 4-2 Win Over Defending Champs

    Remember back in 2003-2004 when Sharks' captain Patrick Marleau led his team to the western conference finals with multiple playoff hat-tricks? I do, and in 2008-2009, that Patrick Marleau is back...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 191 reads 2 comments

  19. Youth Movement Finally Arriving in San Francisco

    From 1993 to 2004, Barry Bonds ran the San Francisco Giants. Throughout those 12 years the Giants enjoyed an enormous amount of success, winning division titles, and going to the World Series in 2002...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 257 reads 12 comments

  20. Shaun Hill and Mike Singletary Improve The Performance of 49er Football

    The 49ers, despite losing four straight games, had everything going for them heading into their Week Eight matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. The division-leading Arizona Cardinals had lost 27-24 to the Carolina Panthers, and the second-place St...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 275 reads 0 comments

  21. 49ers-Seahawks: Win Puts Niners Back in Anemic NFC West Race

    Say what you will about the 49ers and their lousy ownership group (aka the Yorks) but this 49ers team has the talent to come out of the NFC West on top...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 524 reads 0 comments

  22. 08-09 Sharks Matchup well with 03-04 Lightning as Boyle Returns to Face Tampa

    Less than 7 months ago both Dan Boyle and Brad Lukowich resided in the basement of NHL regular season standings as members of the last-place Tampa Bay lightning...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 182 reads 4 comments

  23. Mike Nolan Era in San Francisco: A Wasted Three-Plus Years

    If it wasn't apparent after last season, it is now. The Mike Nolan era in San Francisco is coming to an end. Much like his team's current quarterback, Nolan has been extremely hit or miss with his draft choices and free-agent acquisitions...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 284 reads 1 comments

  24. J.T. O'Sullivan: Through 6 Games: Flashes Of Kurt Warner and Alex Smith

    In six career NFL starts, 49ers Quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan has shown flashes of former Mike Martz' protege Kurt Warner and of much maligned 49ers' #1 overall pick, Alex Smith...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 262 reads 1 comments

  25. Sharks Off To 4-0 Start For First Time in Franchise History

    Rather fittingly, the Sharks franchise player, captain Patrick Marleau led the way with 2 goals against Columbus on Tuesday helping the Sharks to their first 4-0 start in franchise history...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 6 years ago 203 reads 3 comments