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Manny Gets An “A”

By Frank Luna The signing of Manny Ramirez by the Oakland Athletics today means one thing. Sacramento may get to see the celebrated slugger up close at Raley Field before he steps into the batters […]

02/21/2012

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am - Final Round

A Day At The Beach

By Frank Luna Nothing beats a cold Sunday afternoon like watching the worlds greatest golfers going head to head at Pebble Beach. Yes I know Luke Donald and other Europeans are the top ‘ranked’ golfers […]

CBS Sacramento–02/14/2012

Steve Weatherford #5 of the New York Giants runs past Tom Brady as he celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots 21-17 to win Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

A Giant Leap For Niner Fans

By Frank Luna I’m hearing a lot about, what could have been from 49er fans. It seems many of them think the NY Giants’ Super Bowl victory over the Patriots automatically projects the Niners as […]

02/06/2012

Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Luck Would Have It

By Frank Luna Lots of talk about some questionable play calling in the final moments of the Fiesta Bowl Monday between Stanford and Oklahoma State. It seems some people feel Stanford should have gone for […]

01/04/2012

Sacramento Arena Design

Parking Their Differences, Council Gets It Right

By Frank Luna Last night the Sacramento City Council voted to entertain bids to privatize several downtown parking structures and some street parking. Not only does this represent a positive move towards partial funding of […]

12/14/2011

NBA Lockout Begins After Labor Talks Fail

False Bravado Equals NBA Nuclear Winter

By Frank Luna NBA Commissioner David Stern has warned this could be the start of a ‘NBA nuclear winter’ now that the players representatives have turned down the latest owners ultimatum. But the players leadership […]

11/14/2011

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“Down Goes Frazier…”

By Frank Luna Howard Cosell’s iconic phrase echoed in my mind all day as I pondered the life and times of Joe Frazier. He could never match the trash talking of Ali, enduring barbs such […]

11/08/2011

Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

49er Luck

By Frank Luna Heard an interesting discussion point on ESPN’s PTI program today. They asked,and I’m paraphrasing, Who is more likely to play for a championship this year, the 49ers or Andrew Luck? The answer […]

10/25/2011

Head coach Hue Jackson  and quarterback Jason Campbell #8 of the Oakland Raiders try to hold back tears during a moment of silence for Oakland Raiders owner, Al Davis. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

Impressive Sunday For Raiders and Niners

By Frank Luna I’m not even going to go into what victory Sunday was more impressive, the Raiders or the Niners. It’s safe to say most fans probably pinned a lost on both teams before […]

10/10/2011

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Oh, What A Night!

By Frank Luna Casually watching the last night of the baseball regular season I found myself swept up in an improbable drama with all the timing and pacing of a well honed Hollywood script. Not […]

09/29/2011

Kendall Hunter #32 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by Tyvon Branch #33 of the Oakland Raiders at Candlestick Park on August 20, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Raiders-Niners 1-1, Happy?

By Frank Luna Two weeks in the books and the Raiders and Niners both sport 1-1 records and the knowledge they could be undefeated. San Francisco squandered a lead in the fourth quarter and lost […]

09/20/2011

Kendall Hunter #32 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by Tyvon Branch #33 of the Oakland Raiders at Candlestick Park on August 20, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Better Season: Raiders or Niners?

With one more preseason game before the start of the NFL regular season, who do you think will have a better record come January, the Raiders or the 49ers? On close inspection the answer may […]

09/01/2011