Ray Ratto

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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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This was supposed to be the year, only the Sharks are playing golf while the Kings play on. And Joe Thornton's future has never been more questioned.
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The Warriors' Andre Iguodala was voted to the NBA All-Defensive First Team. Stephen Curry and David Lee also received votes, so...
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The Bay Area may be where baseball starts this year, and it may even be where it ends, but in the middle... well, let’s just say the two teams are doing it more as a collective.
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The A's are disgusted with their fans' dislike towards Jim Johnson and have demanded for the boos to stop. But aren't the fans entitled to their opinion?
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It’s always a good day for lawyers swimming around rich folks, which is one of the reasons extraterrestrials have stopped coming around –- the intergalactic disgust.

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If the Warriors didn't fire Mark Jackson as quickly they did, Steve Kerr might be working for Phil Jackson and the Knicks.
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Steve Ballmer may have just bought the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, which is good news for the other 29 owners, including Joe Lacob.
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Selling while not selling, pledging cooperation and asking forgiveness while suing, divorcing yet staying together, Donald and Shelly Sterling are making this debacle the Lucy skit on crank it deserves to be.
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A new study states that the situation a rookie quarterback is dropped into has more of an impact than sitting for a year. So Derek Carr is destined to fail, right?
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Baseball games are getting longer, but the sports' controllers have no incentive to speed it up. Senior Insider Ray Ratto has a few ideas.
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Owners all around sports are silly impulse decisions, which makes it refreshing to see Giants owner Charlie Johnson taking a hands-off approach with the team.

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