1. The Importance of Sports in America

    Normal 0 0 1 416 2373 19 4 2914 11.1282 0 0 0 The United States of America is exceptional among the nations of the world...

    Michael  Shackelford Written by Michael Shackelford about over 5 years ago 12,259 reads 23 comments

  2. 18 Years Later, Leon Lett Crosses the Goal Line

    This weekend commencement ceremonies across the country will confer degrees upon new college graduates. Among those graduates will be a former NFL defensive lineman, involved in two of the leagues most notorious plays in history...

    Michael  Shackelford Written by Michael Shackelford about over 5 years ago 687 reads 53 comments

  3. “New” Yankee Stadium: Everything That is Wrong with Baseball

    Today the baseball world welcomes the $1.5 billion “new” Yankee Stadium. It is the most expensive ballpark in American history, and it represents everything that is wrong with baseball today...

    Michael  Shackelford Written by Michael Shackelford about over 5 years ago 1,046 reads 56 comments

  4. One Fan's Recollection of the Early Years of the San Jose Sharks

    There has never been a better time to be a Sharks fan. All the other pro teams in the Bay Area are living in the past. Their fans are full of nostalgia for days gone by. But not Sharks fans...

    Michael  Shackelford Written by Michael Shackelford about over 5 years ago 204 reads 31 comments

  5. Coach Singletary and Michael Vick's Return to the NFL

    Mike Singletary is one of the few head coaches that can bring Michael Vick back into the NFL. If Coach Singletary decides to make Vick a 49er, this is how it can occur. Vick's attempt at an NFL comeback is compounded by the nature of his crime...

    Michael  Shackelford Written by Michael Shackelford about over 5 years ago 1,287 reads 26 comments

  6. San Francisco 49ers: Franchise Quarterback May Already Be on the Roster

    What do Drew Brees and Kurt Warner have in common? They were both on NFL rosters when their respective teams drafted quarterbacks of the future...

    Michael  Shackelford Written by Michael Shackelford about almost 6 years ago 1,323 reads 13 comments

  7. The Case for Trading Frank Gore

    In the fall of 1989, while the 49ers were on their way to their second consecutive Super Bowl championship, the Dallas Cowboys were in the NFL cellar...

    Michael  Shackelford Written by Michael Shackelford about almost 6 years ago 2,350 reads 21 comments

  8. Super Bowl Parties Lose Their Luster

    Super Bowl parties are for people who don’t like football. This statement will no doubt cause offense and surprise, especially since it is coming from a die-hard, lifelong NFL and 49ers fan...

    Michael  Shackelford Written by Michael Shackelford about almost 6 years ago 87 reads 0 comments