1. San Francisco 49ers: Playoffs This Year, Title Contenders Next Year?

    After the San Francisco 49ers were blown out at home by the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, two things became clear: Dre Bly is not Deion Sanders, and Shaun Hill is not Joe Montana...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 1,084 reads 14 comments

  2. San Jose Sharks: The Dany Heatley Show

    Scott Thornton, Jonathan Cheechoo, Nils Ekman, Mark Smith, Milan Michalek, Ryane Clowe, and even Patrick Marleau have all spent time alongside Sharks center Joe Thornton. Not a single one of them is in same league as Dany Heatley...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 376 reads 6 comments

  3. San Jose Sharks: Opening Road Trip Ends Bitterly in Los Angeles

    If someone were to have predicted that the Sharks' top line was going to amount 13 points in their season opening three game road trip, they probably wouldn't have predicted that the Sharks would be just 1-2 going into their home opener...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 154 reads 0 comments

  4. San Jose Sharks: Why Their Season Hinges on the Play of Evgeni Nabokov

    When the San Jose Sharks traded for Dany Heatley, one thing became certain: the Sharks will not have any problems scoring goals...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 292 reads 3 comments

  5. 2-1 San Francisco 49ers Have Lacked a Killer Instinct

    Despite nearly jumping out to a 3-0 record (if it weren't for the late heroics of Brett Favre) the now 2-1 San Francisco 49ers have an alarming trend through their first three games...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 1,119 reads 10 comments

  6. 2009-10 San Jose Sharks: Stanley Cup or Bust?

    As sports fans we have all heard the claims of "Super Bowl or Bust," "World Series or Bust" and "Stanley Cup or Bust." But most of the time these claims are misplaced and over-exaggerated statements made by fans and athletes alike...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 776 reads 18 comments

  7. The Disrespected: Why The 49ers Shouldn't Be Overlooked In Minneapolis

    Despite jumping out to a 2-0 start to begin the season, the San Francisco 49ers are still being disrespected. However, a win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday might just be enough to earn themselves a spot amongst the elite teams in the NFC...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 756 reads 14 comments

  8. This Just In: The San Francisco Giants Need to Bench Aaron Rowand

    During the offseason leading up to the 2008 season, the San Francisco Giants signed Aaron Rowand to a five-year, $60 million contract...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 605 reads 6 comments

  9. San Francisco Giants: Why Bruce Bochy's Contract Shouldn't Be Extended

    Throughout the entirety of the 2009 season for the Giants, there have been numerous "head scratching" decisions made by their manager, Bruce Bochy...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 739 reads 2 comments

  10. With Manny Malhotra in Camp, San Jose Sharks' Lineup Comes Together

    After yet another early exit from the postseason last year, Sharks GM Doug Wilson promised some "significant changes...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 1,225 reads 2 comments

  11. Bengie Molina Moved to Fifth in Order: What Took So Long?

    With the exception of the last three contests, the San Francisco Giants have failed all year long to sustain quality offense from one game to the next...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 252 reads 3 comments

  12. San Francisco 49ers: Why Week One Victory Makes Niners Look Scary Good

    If your generic bandwagon sports fan asked your typical die-hard follower of the NFL the following question: "What matchups are the hardest for a NFL team to win?" The answer would probably ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 2,813 reads 14 comments

  13. San Jose Sharks: Analyzing The Acquisition of Dany Heatley

    For the second summer in a row, Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson has brought in a superstar to bolster his offense...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 553 reads 1 comments

  14. San Francisco Giants: Competing For Playoffs Without a Competent Manager

    After going through computer issues while taking in my first month of college life, there wasn't much time for yours truly to bash the man in charge of the "Orange & Black"...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about almost 5 years ago 279 reads 3 comments

  15. The Name Is Lame: A Putrid Offseason for the San Jose Sharks

    After taking a break from Bleacherreport due to getting accustomed to life as a college student, it is time to finally get back on the computer and analyze the offseason of the perennial "playoff choking" San Jose Sharks...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 778 reads 6 comments

  16. Keeping It Teal: Why Christian Ehrhoff's Days as a San Jose Shark Are Numbered

    When the San Jose Sharks were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs last season, the entire fan base was expecting a major tweak to the roster...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 1,240 reads 13 comments

  17. Why The San Francisco Giants Should Pick Up John Smoltz

    After a comeback attempt with the Boston Red Sox failed miserably, future Hall of Famer John Smoltz ought to come back one more time, and he should do it where he has spent 20 of his 21 seasons, in the National League...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 516 reads 11 comments

  18. The Michael Vick Saga: Why Eagles Fans Need to Give Him a Chance

    Less than five minutes after turning on the TV, I had made my way to ESPN and their coverage of Michael Vick's signing with the Philadelphia Eagles...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 304 reads 14 comments

  19. Why Juan Uribe's Walk-Off Screams for More Playing Time

    When Juan Uribe's 0-2 count blast in the bottom of the 10th inning landed far up the left field bleachers late Wednesday afternoon, Giants fans rightfully rejoiced...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 263 reads 7 comments

  20. Why Jonathan Sanchez Does Not Belong in the San Francisco Giants' Rotation

    Even without throwing a no-hitter, the entire baseball world was aware that Jonathan Sanchez had no-hit talent. And to use the stereotypical baseball phrase, Sanchez has what fans and scouts a like refer to as "electric stuff...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 408 reads 7 comments

  21. Enough With Michael Crabtree: The San Francisco 49ers Offense Doesn't Need Him

    Over the past 48 hours, the community section for the San Francisco 49ers has been stuffed with nothing but Michael Crabtree articles. Which brings a particular question to the minds of knowledgeable 49er fans...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 1,135 reads 12 comments

  22. Jeremy Roenick Retires: Big Shoes to Fill for Sharks' Torrey Mitchell

    After a 20-year NHL career, San Jose Sharks center Jeremy Roenick has officially decided to hang up the skates. The future Hall of Famer scored 513 goals, and registered 703 assists for 1,216 career points...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 362 reads 5 comments

  23. San Francisco Giants-LA Dodgers: Baseball's Most Storied Rivalry is Back

    With the San Francisco Giants literally chasing the Los Angeles Dodgers for the NL West Crown, it is important to note how long it has been since both teams were in playoff contention...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 494 reads 8 comments

  24. San Francisco Giants Road Woes Continue with 4-3 Loss in Houston

    If the San Francisco Giants fail to reach the playoffs, it won't be due to below average play at AT&T Park. In fact, the Giants hold the best home record in the entire MLB but yet still find ...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 78 reads 0 comments

  25. San Francisco Giants: Has "Big Money" Gone Bankrupt?

    It is no secret that the San Francisco Giants have struggled to score runs, and it is certainly no secret that GM Brian Sabean has attempted to improve what has been quite an abysmal offense...

    Andy Bensch Written by Andy Bensch about 5 years ago 196 reads 14 comments