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News, The Snitch The Super Bowl is Over, But Questions About What Really Happened to the Homeless Remain

The Super Bowl is Over, But Questions About What Really Happened to the Homeless Remain

Now that the Super Bowl is over (sorry, Panthers fans) and Justin Herman Plaza can return to its usual state, we may ask: How did the city do taking care of the homeless during the big hoopla? Well, a…
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News, The Snitch Scenes From Saturday's Protest Marking the Debut of Super Bowl City

Scenes From Saturday's Protest Marking the Debut of Super Bowl City

The Justice For Mario Woods coalition welcomed the NFL to San Francisco in the most quintessentially San Francisco way possible on Saturday: with marching, chanting, and a cadre of police officers in dogged, if sluggish, pursuit. In theory, the…
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News, The Snitch Yesterday's Crimes: The NFL Crossbow Killing

Yesterday's Crimes: The NFL Crossbow Killing

NFL teams are modern day medieval fiefdoms where ruthless barons, such as Mark Davis and Dan Snyder, preside over helmeted armies culled from the underclass. No team was more of a game of thrones than the Seattle Seahawks in…
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News, The Snitch SF Business Groups Come Out Swinging in Support of the Super Bowl

SF Business Groups Come Out Swinging in Support of the Super Bowl

The Board of Supervisors — or at least Jane Kim, Aaron Peskin, and John Avalos — have been on a week-long counteroffensive against Super Bowl 50, including a proposed resolution (set for an initial vote today) that the city…
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News, The Snitch Tech Companies, Eager to Be Loved, Bought You a Super Bowl

Tech Companies, Eager to Be Loved, Bought You a Super Bowl

Even as locals and city supervisors fume about the Super Bowl’s $4.8 million price tag — an expense San Francisco is footing without much help from the Super Bowl Host Committee — tech companies are eager to get a…
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News, The Snitch Super Bill: S.F. On Hook For $4.8 Million in Super Bowl Costs; NFL To Pay Nothing

Super Bill: S.F. On Hook For $4.8 Million in Super Bowl Costs; NFL To Pay Nothing

San Francisco is rich, yet San Francisco is broke. The capital city for American tech barons boasts a budget bigger than some Western European countries, but is short a projected $100 million for the next fiscal year. And the…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco is 45 miles away from Santa Clara, where a football game will be played next year

San Francisco is 45 miles away from Santa Clara, where a football game will be played next year

At some point next year, a football game will be played in Santa Clara, Calif., a small town about 45 miles south of San Francisco. In point of fact, football games are played with some regularity in Santa Clara…
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Dining, SFoodie BBQ with the Niners at Bourbon Steak's One Year Anniversary on Tuesday

BBQ with the Niners at Bourbon Steak's One Year Anniversary on Tuesday

The middle of August signals the approach of yet another exciting season of NFL football. This year, it also marks the first anniversary of chef Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak at Levi's Stadium. To celebrate the occasion, the restaurant —…
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Music, All Shook Down Why Rihanna's "Fuck you" to CBS and the NFL Was Right

Why Rihanna's "Fuck you" to CBS and the NFL Was Right

Last week, in the midst of everyone being forced to repeatedly watch Ray Rice knocking out his now-wife in an elevator, it was deemed right and sensible by the NFL and CBS to not play Rihanna's "Run This Town"…
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News, The Snitch Oakland Raiderettes Settle Wage-and-Hour Suit for $1.25 Million

Oakland Raiderettes Settle Wage-and-Hour Suit for $1.25 Million

The Oakland Raiderettes will finally earn a little more than minimum wage for the estimated 350 hours of work they each put into the city's famed football franchise every year, executing rigorous cheer routines and appearing at charity events —…
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News, The Snitch Advertising Intrudes on Field During Niners Game

Advertising Intrudes on Field During Niners Game

What automobile company's performance best equates with the Niners' dismal showing in last night's preseason opener? Yugo? Trabant? General Motors?  Whatever the case, the company that paid good money to be associated with the "Red Zone" for the foreseeable future…
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News, The Snitch The Weed Bowl: NFL Playoff Games Are in Marijuana Legalization Country

The Weed Bowl: NFL Playoff Games Are in Marijuana Legalization Country

The NFL loves booze. It's no coincidence that 10 Super Bowls have been played in New Orleans, the football-loving birthplace of the Mannings and notorious drinking town, where discarded go-cups line the festive path to the Superdome. Alcohol is without…
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News, The Snitch Replacement Referees: The Wild Card for 49ers, Packers, and NFL

Replacement Referees: The Wild Card for 49ers, Packers, and NFL

With the 49ers-Packers game looming this NFL opening weekend, locals have analyzed every last element of the pending clash. This ritual has been repeated in every last sporting city and undertaken by every last professional or amateur observer with a…
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Dining, SFoodie Buy a Date With Ian Somerhalder, Don't Buy Monkeys, and People Won't Date Vegans!

Buy a Date With Ian Somerhalder, Don't Buy Monkeys, and People Won't Date Vegans!

Guys, don't buy monkeys. I know everybody wants to, we can't help it. I used to make up names for my future monkey and draw the awesome matching outfits we'd wear. But monkeys shouldn't be pets! Let's learn from…
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News, The Snitch Curtis Whitley: NFL Responsible for Former Raider's Death, Lawsuit Claims

Curtis Whitley: NFL Responsible for Former Raider's Death, Lawsuit Claims

Retired football players have died young at an alarming rate and each death repeats the question: Exactly how culpable is the NFL?In May 2008, Curtis Whitley, an offensive lineman who played in the league for six years, died from a…
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News, The Snitch 49ers: Lucky or Good? Mathematician Weighs In

49ers: Lucky or Good? Mathematician Weighs In

San Francisco 49ers fans still in search or a silver lining, take heed: Rather than be blinded with science, embrace it! Matt Lane, an S.F. native and alumnus of University High, is now a doctoral student in mathematics at UCLA.…
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News, The Snitch 49ers, Raiders Booting NFL Records

49ers, Raiders Booting NFL Records

It warranted a mention, deep within local newspapers' sporting sections, that 49ers punter Andy Lee was named Special Teams Player of The Week. This is about as much mention as punters usually get. It's somewhat akin to being named outstanding…
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News, The Snitch Ed Lee Calls Candlestick Blackout "National Embarrassment." Ain't That a Bit Harsh?

Ed Lee Calls Candlestick Blackout "National Embarrassment." Ain't That a Bit Harsh?

When Mayor Ed Lee told gathered throngs of media that the multiple power failures during Monday Night Football were a "national embarrassment," he used strong -- and curious -- language. San Francisco's infrastructure failures didn't lead to rampant death and…
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News, The Snitch 49ers Blackout: Life Imitates Art

49ers Blackout: Life Imitates Art

If nothing else, yesterday's lights-out performance by the San Francisco 49ers' defense offered sportswriters the chance to make gratuitous puns. The hometown side folded, spindled, and mutilated the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, despite a pair of lengthy -- and embarrassing --…
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Dining, SFoodie Beefcake Football Players Serve You Drinks for Charity!

Beefcake Football Players Serve You Drinks for Charity!

What: 2011 NFL Celebrity Servers Event Where: MATRIX Fillmore When: Mon., November 7, 7:30 p.m. Cost: Donation The rundown: The Matrix Fillmore adds a side of beefcake to their menu for the 10th annual NFL Celebrity Servers party. You show…
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