Pete Holby was born into Red Sox fandom, and willingly came to love the New York Jets. He loves bicycle riding as both an activity and a sport, and is systematically developing a rooting interest in all sports. An east coast transplant, he resides in California and believes the presence of good, cheap Mexican food to be worth the sacrifice of good, cheap pizza. His writing can also be found at Progressive Boink, as well as at On Sandwiches.
Ben Gardner, a key member of Stanford's stellar defensive line, will return to the school for his 5th year. Gardner has a great year for Stanford, including a key play that kept Wisconsin off the board in the first half of the Rose Bowl.
The Oakland A's Community Fund helps the team raise funds and awareness for worth causes, and recently pitchers Ryan Cook and Sean Doolittle were helping raise money, entertain kids and get the word out.
Vernon Davis has five targets in the past three games, well below what he was averaging before Colin Kaepernick took over as starting QB. The coaching staff says who gets the ball is just a matter of who is open, and Davis isn't saying anything.
The Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Wizards by 20 points last March, and a foot injury held Stephen Curry under 10 minutes in that game. Curry is now healthy, and the Warriors are on a hot streak.
Logan Couture has reportedly left Switzerland, returning home for personal reasons. He was the points leader on the Geneve-Servette HC, who themselves lead the league.
The San Francisco Giants have until Friday at 9 p.m. to offer Brian Wilson a contract. After that he's a free agent, and reports indicate that the Los Angeles Dodgers might be at the top of his list of preferred destinations.
Recent reports have indicated the Sacramento Kings may move to Virginia, and a proposal by Virginia Beach indicates how that may come to pass. The proposal seeks $150 million in state funds, and specifically names the Kings as the main arena tenant.
Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut suffered an ankle injury in January, and his completely recovery has been slow in developing. The most recent reports indicate that he may be off the court for up to three months.
The Oakland Raiders had space on their roster stemming from the release of linebacker Aaron Curry, and practice squad LB Kaelin Burnett was the man the picked for the spot. A standout at Nevada, Burnett was signed as an undrafted free agent.
The Sacramento Kings and the Golden State Warriors have both found recent success, and the NBA schedule gives them ample opportunity to continue that. Both teams have back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday nights.