1. NHL Trade Deadline: Five Defenseman Who Would Fit Well in San Jose

    The San Jose Sharks are once again one of the top teams in the NHL this season and they have arguably their best all around roster in their 18 year history. Top-six forward wise, the Sharks have the most dynamic group they have ever had...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 1,459 reads 30 comments

  2. Osi Umenyiora a 49er? Why San Francisco Needs to Make a Splash

    The San Francisco 49ers have two first-round draft choices heading into April’s draft, as well as up-and-coming young talent at numerous positions on the field...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 83 reads 23 comments

  3. 2010 Olympics: Will Team Russia Be Able to Hold Up On the Back End?

    Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Pavel Datsyuk, Ilya Kovalchuk, Alexander Semin, and Nikolai Zherdev are by far the most talented top-six forwards that any country has...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 519 reads 13 comments

  4. San Francisco Giants: Low Balling Tim Lincecum Is a Low BlowTo Fan Base

    The San Francisco Giants are known for their young pitching and an old, overpaid, and underachieving position players...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 1,495 reads 55 comments

  5. Top 10 Game-Winning Goals in San Jose Sharks Playoff History

    With the Stanley Cup Playoffs just over two months away, the San Jose Sharks will once again be faced with enormous expectations...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 152 reads 11 comments

  6. Why San Francisco Giants Veteran Starters Should Be On a Short Leash

    The San Francisco Giants head into the 2010 season featuring a lineup with an average age of 31.25. Six of the eight projected starters will be 32 or older, with only Pablo Sandoval and Nate Schierholtz in their 20s...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 2,751 reads 29 comments

  7. Stanley Cup or Bust for San Jose?: Why There Is No "Next Year"

    Patrick Marleau, Evgeni Nabokov, Rob Blake, Manny Malhotra, Scott Nichol, Jed Ortmeyer, Joe Pavelski, Devin Setoguchi, and Brad Staubitz could all find themselves leaving the Bay Area after the season...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 1,731 reads 5 comments

  8. San Francisco Giants: Why Closer Brian Wilson Needs To Change It Up

    Two balls, two strikes, two outs, one runner aboard, the San Francisco Giants hold a slim 2-1 lead in the top of the ninth and Wilson throws. "High drive....left field...Torres baaaaack, gone!...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 5,497 reads 68 comments

  9. San Jose Sharks' Worcester Shuttle: Whose Last Stop Will Be in San Jose?

    In the NHL, players rostered for the team's AHL affiliate don't count against the league salary cap. When a player is sent down to the minors, he actually reverts back to his minor league contract ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 1,148 reads 6 comments

  10. With Kurt Warner Retiring, Expectations Will Rise in San Francisco

    Another San Francisco 49er nemesis has retired. The 49er faithful hope this one stays retired. If he does, the NFC West will be wide open in 2010...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 1,907 reads 7 comments

  11. Justin Smith: San Francisco 49ers' DE More Than Deserving of First Pro Bowl

    The feeling around the Bay Area about San Francisco 49er football is one of "maybe, just maybe, they are finally starting to come around...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 2,250 reads 9 comments

  12. San Francisco Giants: Why Schierholtz Should Hit Third, Sandoval Fourth

    The San Francisco Giants are a team that believes in the wildly popular notion that a team's best all around hitter should hit in the No. 3 hole in the lineup...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 4,047 reads 39 comments

  13. San Jose Sharks: Why Thomas Greiss Should Start Against Chicago

    By virtue of the numerous weird quirks in the NHL schedule, the San Jose Sharks will play their fourth and final regular season game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 1,022 reads 12 comments

  14. San Francisco 49ers: Given 2010 Goals, Quarterback Is Far From a Need

    The San Francisco 49ers have many needs heading into the 2010 NFL Draft, but quarterback is not one of them. Even a late round draft choice on a quarterback is not necessary...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 6,703 reads 63 comments

  15. How the San Francisco Giants Can Match Offense with Defense

    The San Francisco Giants needed to improve their offense this offseason. But not at the expense of their defense. Mark DeRosa in the outfield? Aubrey Huff at first base? Edgar Renteria at shortstop? Eek...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 2,076 reads 61 comments

  16. Top 10 Biggest Hits in Sharks History

    The San Jose Sharks have had more than their fair share of heavy hitters over the years and fans aren't complaining. Sharks fans love the big hit and throughout the years San Jose has been the home of some of the most intimidating players in the NHL...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 1,692 reads 5 comments

  17. 2010 NHL Captains: Hot Chick Edition

    When it comes to sports that attract the best looking women on the planet, hockey is undoubtedly on top. Unlike the other three major sports, hockey epitomizes the bad boy image which almost all women fall for...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 21,974 reads 3 comments

  18. The NL West: Position by Position, Who Has the Best Team on Paper?

    The National League West will be highly contested in 2010 with talent spread around all five teams. But which team is No...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 2,450 reads 27 comments

  19. San Francisco 49ers: Five Players Who Need to Play Vital Roles in 2010

    Like most NFL teams, the San Francisco 49ers are going to look to improve in a lot areas this offseason. With two first round selections in the draft and an owner in Jed York who is driven to ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 2,289 reads 6 comments

  20. Bengie Molina To Stay in San Francisco, Agrees To One-Year Deal

    Apparently, the ship never sailed. Earlier this offseason, Giants GM Brian Sabean said the idea of resigning Bengie Molina had sailed, but reports Tuesday have the Giants resigning the veteran catcher to a one-year deal...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 333 reads 5 comments

  21. Why Manny Malhotra Is San Jose's MVP

    Every year the NHL selects an "MVP" of the league. This player deemed "most valuable" to his team is awarded with the Hart trophy...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 929 reads 13 comments

  22. Aaron Rowand at Leadoff for the San Francisco Giants? God Help Us

    Fred Lewis, Rajai Davis, Randy Winn, and Emmanuel Burriss all have the tools to hit leadoff. This mix of former and current Giants all have the necessary capabilities, but will any of them leadoff ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 2,340 reads 32 comments

  23. The 15 Hottest Female Athletes I Could Find on Mike McD's Slideshows

    For those of us familiar with Bleacher Report, there is one man who leads all writers in article "reads" and because of his famous slideshows, he leads by a mile. This man is none other than Mike McD...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 10,441 reads 8 comments

  24. Why the San Francisco 49ers Should Take Jahvid Best in the First Round

    The San Francisco 49ers have two first round picks going into the 2010 NFL Draft and there are numerous positional needs they could fill with both of them...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 5,252 reads 100 comments

  25. Way Too Early National League West Predictions

    With the news that the Arizona Diamondbacks have signed veteran first baseman Adam LaRoche, the opening day rosters for each team in the NL West look to be set. Well, for the most part...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 1,415 reads 12 comments