1. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dark Horse to Win the NL West?

    The Arizona Diamondbacks haven't been talked about very often this offseason, but with their reported signing of free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, fans should divert their attention back to the desert...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 180 reads 8 comments

  2. The NHL Gets It Wrong: Fines Alex Burrows Over Comments About Referee

    Finally, an NHLer has unleashed his displeasure with the absolutely terrible officiating in the NHL this season, and what does he get for it? A 2,500 dollar fine for statements that were "detrimental to the league and the game...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 145 reads 11 comments

  3. Jason Hill: The Forgotten Man of the San Francisco 49ers' Offense

    The 2009 San Francisco 49ers offense evolved from a Mike Singletary's Chicago Bears physical running type of team into a wannabe 2008 Arizona Cardinals passing attack and in the last few weeks of the season finally found their own niche...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 2,734 reads 27 comments

  4. Marc-Edouard Vlasic: Are His Days As a San Jose Shark Coming to an End?

    In today's NHL, there is one and only one team that takes on the role of perennial choke artists. For the last four years the San Jose Sharks have been referred to as Stanley Cup favorites, but ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 1,673 reads 23 comments

  5. San Francisco Inks Aubrey Huff: Should Giants Fans Be Excited?

    According to mlb.com, the San Francisco Giants have signed veteran first baseman Aubrey Huff to a one-year deal, pending a physical. For a Giants fan base starved for some power, the Huff signing is something they can finally get excited about...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 2,268 reads 35 comments

  6. Why the San Jose Sharks Should Trade Jody Shelley

    With the influx of young talent coming into NHL as of late, the once extremely young San Jose Sharks now find themselves amongst the older squads in the entire league. Holding an average age of 28...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 1,168 reads 9 comments

  7. Here's a Thought: Frank Gore had a Career Year in 2009

    The San Francisco 49ers missed the playoffs for the seventh straight season in 2009 and to add insult to injury, they wasted what should have been a career year for their tailback Frank Gore...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 1,526 reads 20 comments

  8. San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean Ignoring His Team's Need For Speed

    Speed kills, right? Well when it comes to MLB, that isn't always the case. In fact, six of the top 10 teams in base stealing in 2009 missed the playoffs...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 2,338 reads 12 comments

  9. Kyle Orton vs. Alex Smith: Comparing Two Very Similar Quarterbacks

    With the 2009-2010 NFL season now in the books for the majority of the NFL's 32 teams, it is time for fans to discuss why their clubs failed to qualify for the postseason...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 2,143 reads 21 comments

  10. San Jose Sharks: Why Rob Blake Should Give Up His Captaincy

    The San Jose Sharks made a change at captain during the offseason, as they took the "C" away from five-year captain Patrick Marleau and gave it to second-year Sharks defenseman and 40-year-old Rob Blake...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 1,417 reads 39 comments

  11. San Francisco 49ers: The Plays That Made Fans Jump Up and Down in 2009

    While the 2009 San Francisco 49ers came up short in their goal of making the playoffs, an 8-8 regular season (their first non-losing season since 2002) made for an exciting brand of football...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 1,440 reads 13 comments

  12. San Francisco Giants: Why Juan Uribe's Signing Puts Lineup Out Of Whack

    The San Francisco Giants announced Tuesday that infielder Juan Uribe will return for a second season by the bay, a one year deal worth 3.25 million dollars, much more then he made last season...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 2,582 reads 39 comments

  13. San Jose Sharks: Evgeni Nabokov Reminding Fans Of The 2003-'04 Run

    "Nabokov with a circus save! It is one of the greatest saves you'll ever see!!" Those were the words of San Jose Sharks play by play man Randy Hahn as he called a brilliant glove save by Nabokov ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 469 reads 0 comments

  14. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Alex Smith's Inconsistencies Continue

    The final score looks great, the passer rating looks great, but the total package remains inconsistent. While the San Francisco 49ers improved their record to 8-8 in what appeared to be a ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 2,453 reads 41 comments

  15. San Francisco Giants: How Barry Zito Can Make Fans Forget He's Overpaid

    After spending his first seven seasons in the league across the bay with the Oakland Athletics, Barry Zito hit the jack pot with a seven-year $126 million contract with the San Francisco Giants...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 2,152 reads 40 comments

  16. Hottest Team in the NHL: The Sharks Are on a Feeding Frenzy

    December 2009 was shaking out to be a month the San Jose Sharks would like to forget, that is, up until two weeks ago...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 410 reads 7 comments

  17. What Should the San Francisco 49ers Do with Their Two First Round Picks?

    With only the lowly St. Louis Rams left on the 2009 schedule for the San Francisco 49ers, it feels like time to look forward to the offseason for the Red and Gold...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 4,529 reads 118 comments

  18. The San Francisco Giants Signed Mark DeRosa, but in Other News....

    For all those sportscasters in the Bay Area, nothing needs to be said about the Mark DeRosa signing other than he inked a deal with the Giants...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 1,872 reads 72 comments

  19. The Most Exciting Sequences of the Decade Inside the Shark Tank

    With the decade quickly coming to a close, what better way to look back on the thrilling moments the Sharks provided their fans then to recap the most exciting sequences in their home ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 1,857 reads 6 comments

  20. Why Alex Smith Is Not a Super Bowl Caliber Quarterback

    "And Young is back to throw, he's going deep for Jerry, he caught it! He's gone! Touchdown 49ers!! After just a minute and 24 seconds, touchdown pass to Jerry Rice!" More or less, those are ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 2,566 reads 78 comments

  21. San Jose Sharks: Ryane Clowe Playing Like a Future Captain

    He scores goals, dishes out hit after hit, and drops the gloves when necessary. He is a rare breed in today's NHL, he is a true power forward, and his name is Ryane Clowe...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 702 reads 13 comments

  22. San Francisco Giants: Why Nate Schierholtz's Summer Shouldn't Be Ignored

    The San Francisco Giants clearly need some offensive help from the free-agent market but re-thinking the way they evaluate their own home-grown talent would help boost their offense from within...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 3,435 reads 30 comments

  23. San Francisco 49ers Get it Wrong Again

    Let's start from the top, shall we? 49ers acting owner and team president Jed York has re-iterated his faith in both GM Scot McCloughan and head coach Mike Singletary...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 2,972 reads 30 comments

  24. Top 10 Individual Goals of the Decade (San Jose Sharks Style)

    While the San Jose Sharks have yet to achieve the ever elusive Stanley Cup, they have had their fare share of individual play-makers...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 856 reads 3 comments

  25. Why the San Jose Sharks Need an Improved Jason Demers

    The 2009-10 San Jose Sharks undoubtedly have more fire-power at the forward position than they had last year, but the offense from the defense that head coach Todd McLellan preaches to his club has been on a major decline...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about over 4 years ago 441 reads 2 comments