1. Waterboy Prevents Kings From Quenching Thirst

    Brian Boucher—or "Bobby Boucher," or "The Waterboy," as I like to call him—led the Sharks to a 1-0 victory over the Kings in Los Angeles on Sunday night...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 6 years ago 376 reads 2 comments

  2. 49ers' Playoff Hopes Hinge on Week 6 Matchup With Eagles

    Before the start of the 2008 NFL Regular season, 49er fans looked at their schedule and deemed games @ New Orleans, home to Patriots, home to Eagles and @ the defending Super-Bowl Champion New York Giants as the "murderers row" part of the schedule...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 6 years ago 217 reads 1 comments

  3. Sharks Overpower Ducks in Opener

    The Sharks opened their '08-09 campaign in strong fashion on Thursday, overpowering the Ducks 4-1 for their first victory of the season...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 6 years ago 285 reads 4 comments

  4. NHL Pacific Division: Big Three No Longer a Lock for Playoffs

    In the past few NHL seasons, there have been two assumptions made by most hockey experts before the start of each year: The Pacific Division is the most difficult division in the NHL...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 6 years ago 438 reads 13 comments

  5. San Francisco 49ers' Key to Glory: A Pass Rush

    From 1981-'82 through 1994-'95, the San Francisco 49ers won five Super Bowl titles and from 1996-2002 were a perennial playoff contender. But since the departure of quarterback Jeff Garcia, the 49ers' organization has fell on hard times...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 6 years ago 600 reads 3 comments

  6. San Jose Sharks: New Coach + Revamped Blueline = Primed for Cup Run

    Three years, three playoff births, three second-round appearances, zero conference finals. The San Jose Sharks enter the '08-09 season with a gigantic chip on their shoulders...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 6 years ago 656 reads 6 comments

  7. Mike Nolan Out in San Francisco?

    In three full seasons as 49ers head coach, Mike Nolan has managed to win only a season's full of games (16). Nolan, 16-32 as the 49ers' coach (a winning percentage of .333) has yet to lose his job, but he won't be back next year...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 6 years ago 1,795 reads 16 comments

  8. Saints Should Not Be Favored Against San Francisco

    While watching NFL Live this afternoon, I heard both Darren Woodson and Mark Schlereth pick the Saints (1-2) to beat the 49ers (2-1) in this week's matchup in New Orleans. Both of these men are wrong...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 6 years ago 824 reads 11 comments