Ray Ratto

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Mark Davis, who runs the Oakland Raiders, at least to the extent that they are run at all, has an obsession.

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Gwynn told stories, Gwynn created stories, Gwynn was beyond comfortable in his own skin. There was nobody like him then, and there is nobody like him now.
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The World Cup is upon us and Senior Insider Ray Ratto ranked all 32 teams...
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Thom Loverro, a typist of quality from the Washington Times, respectfully requests that Giants fans reach out to him regarding his Michael Morse column from Tuesday, and we only bring it up becaus

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The World Cup is coming, so this might be a bit futbol-centric for a while.

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Donald Sterling calling someone a monster in defense of fighting for the First Amendment is a Deadwood monologue waiting for a plot treatment.
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Bob Welch cast a long shadow with all he entertained. His legacy is that of a central figure in two of MLB's most enduring 1980s teams.
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Joe Thornton's name has come up in trade rumors, but he's got the power to say no to a trade. So all the talk may be much-ado about nothing.
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Off the top, Baltimore’s Manny Machado has lousy aim – I mean, how do you aim a bat-put at the pit

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A mountain of numbers say one thing and then another leave us to wonder, exactly how good actually are the Giants and A's?
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The Seahawks held their annual Town Hall meeting Wednesday night and Pete Carroll had a few things to say about Jim Harbaugh.
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Colin Kaepernick’s great new deal is, like all other deals with NFL players, a lot greater for the team than it is for the player (courtesy

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Say what you want about the sophisticated Bay Area fans, but we sure can fixate on the gloriously trivial.
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The 49ers have been all-in on Colin Kaepernick since the day they declared that Alex Smith’s injury two years ago was life-threatening. Wednesday's mega-extension proved it...
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Nick Saban’s new contract as emperor of college football ($6.9M for each of the next eight years, or until he returns to his home planet) is considered a massive reward for his massive deeds, but

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