Author: Scott Ostler

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There were signs that it might work out exactly like the 49ers planned it, that Richard Sherman would be just what the 49ers thought they... [Read More]
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It was a case of two rocket ships passing in the afternoon Sunday. The Chiefs' awesome rocket ship continued on its destiny mission to the... [Read More]
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If you are bored with the normal major-league baseball-game experience, the Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum might be what you're looking for. I'm pretty sure... [Read More]
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Random baseball thoughts. . . Bruce Bochy is Don Nelson Some lunatic fringers want Bochy to retire. You're rich and old, Boch, why hang around?... [Read More]
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If any two guys in the league are completely dependent upon one another, it's Derek Carr and Jon Gruden. If they go down - as... [Read More]
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If any two men in the league are completely dependent upon one another, it's Derek Carr and Jon Gruden. If they go down - as... [Read More]
What the Raiders need to avoid with Amari Cooper is Randy Moss Syndrome. When the future Hall of Famer played for the Raiders in... [Read More]
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Mystery of the Month: Did the Raiders chop-block the other Bay Area pro sports teams with an act of shameless grandstanding? That's the way The... [Read More]
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There's no crushing disappointment in team sports quite like a flop in the opening game of an NFL season. All the buildup and optimism, especially... [Read More]
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The Raiders' season opener Monday night against the Rams cried out for grand, sweeping conclusions about what kind of team Jon Gruden has created —... [Read More]
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Goodbye, Colin Kaepernick. This is where we part ways. Not that it's a major breakup, like Simon and Garfunkel. You and I have haven't even... [Read More]
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You are a Raiders fan, and you should be brimming with optimism — almost glee. Monday night, baby! But, damn, it's not easy. The hits... [Read More]
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Apparently a major sneaker company can have a soul. Nike has made Colin Kaepernick the face of its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign. Not... [Read More]
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If there was one feature Mark Davis demanded in a stadium for his Raiders, it was parking. Lots of parking, for the Raiders' traditional... [Read More]
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Call it Bob Melvin's Revenge. The Yankees come to Oakland on Monday for a crucial three-game series, likely a preview of the AL wild card... [Read More]
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It is rare to get news on the Colin Kaepernick front that makes everyone happy, but we got such a beast Thursday. An arbitrator ruled... [Read More]
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For Jon Gruden and Kyle Shanahan, the offensive-genius thing is off to a slow start. Gruden's Raiders have scored three touchdowns in three preseason games.... [Read More]
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Sittin' on the schlock of the bay... ... [Read More]
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The Oakland A's hired an architectural firm to design their new ballpark, and I have some concerns. ... [Read More]
Rest easy, Warriors' fans. ... [Read More]
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