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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jose Canseco Goes from Outfielder to Outsider in <i>The Truth Hurts</i>

Jose Canseco Goes from Outfielder to Outsider in The Truth Hurts

Jose Canseco remembers Oct. 17, 1989, vividly. The Oakland A's powerhouse was running sprints at Candlestick Park, just 30 minutes before Game 3 in the World Series against the San Francisco Giants.   "I suffered from migraines, so I remember…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Walking, Preparing, and Letting Players Be Themselves: Inside the Mind of the Giants' Bruce Bochy

Walking, Preparing, and Letting Players Be Themselves: Inside the Mind of the Giants' Bruce Bochy

There were jokes about it being an even year, the same as in 2010, 2012 and 2014 when the Giants won the World Series; the size of Giants' manager Bruce Bochy’s head; and about his recent frequent trips out…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist $5M of Weaponized Tackiness: Super Bowl City Is a Depressing Bore

$5M of Weaponized Tackiness: Super Bowl City Is a Depressing Bore

I went to Super Bowl City, and it's absolutely terrible. It's a boring, badly planned surveillance state by and for people with shitty taste that manages to be as crassly commercial as a mall with lackluster foot traffic without…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Rep SF: tony.psd

Rep SF: tony.psd

Riding the wave of an unprecedented 24-0 winning streak, the Golden State Warriors are solid gold. In the flurry of the championship chaos, and in the midst of Steph Curry ascension to the best player in the NBA throne, anything…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Bike Racing and Food Trucks at Marin's CykelScramble Festival

Bike Racing and Food Trucks at Marin's CykelScramble Festival

Watching kids on bikes as they sped over dusty hills used to be an exhilarating group activity back in the day in my East Bay hood. Those bike kids were cool and fierce, and of course the first movers…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist We're Getting a New National Monument 100 Miles Away

We're Getting a New National Monument 100 Miles Away

Did you know that California has nine national parks, more than any other state? We were tied at eight with Alaska until 2013, when President Obama elevated Pinnacles National Monument to national park status. The other eight parks, many…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francisco Is the 4th Best City for Parks, 52nd Best for Recreation

San Francisco Is the 4th Best City for Parks, 52nd Best for Recreation

We’re always suckers for highly specific ranked lists of cities, even when they’re transparent marketing ploys that we can rip to shreds for their absurd methodologies. But here are two that seem pretty worthwhile, the Trust for Public Land’s…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist WrestleMania Weekend in Review

WrestleMania Weekend in Review

Since the beginning of civilization, people have gathered to tell stories. Whether it was around a campfire, in a theater, or on the silver screen, stories of larger-than-life characters have always captivated the (perhaps) overly creative minds of Homo…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Go Do This Thing: Wrestling Voice Jim Ross Brings One-Man Show to San Jose Today

Go Do This Thing: Wrestling Voice Jim Ross Brings One-Man Show to San Jose Today

Jim Ross’s voice is the sound of wrestling. Whether it was backstage brawls, drive-through weddings, or Mankind getting thrown off the Hell in the Cell – you could always count on good ol’ JR to be right by your side,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Daniel Bryan Sees WrestleMania Main Event as "a personal failure"

Daniel Bryan Sees WrestleMania Main Event as "a personal failure"

Daniel Bryan, the WWE superstar whose signature “Yes!” chant took hold in the Giants’ dugout during their World Series run, has returned to the ring (and the Bay) after recuperating from a neck injury. Bryan was the star of last…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Church of 8 Wheels Provides Heavenly Fun

Tourism for Locals: Church of 8 Wheels Provides Heavenly Fun

We have already mentioned that the closest thing to heaven on Earth is located at the corner of Fillmore and Fell streets — and the best things in life, often, come on wheels. By day, the abandoned Sacred Heart…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Super Bowl Fever: San Francisco Ranks Sixth Best City for Football Fans

Super Bowl Fever: San Francisco Ranks Sixth Best City for Football Fans

In case you didn't already know, perky pop-tart Katy Perry will perform a major televised concert this Sunday known as the Super Bowl Halftime Show. There'll be hits, there'll be and plenty of pop-induced fits as Perry promises to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: Slide Into the New Year at the Seward Street Slides

Tourism For Locals: Slide Into the New Year at the Seward Street Slides

We're on the cusp of 2015, and while you may have several hopes and a few resolutions for the new chapter with 365 blank pages, there's one we think everyone should try to embrace in the new year —…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Your Brain on Sports: Author Eric Simons Talks About the Science of Obsessing Over Your Favorite Teams

Your Brain on Sports: Author Eric Simons Talks About the Science of Obsessing Over Your Favorite Teams

By Emilie Mutert Bay Area sports fan and journalist Eric Simons wasn't sure why he stayed so faithful to his favorite teams -- the Bears and the Sharks -- even though they were notorious chokers. Was his loyalty based on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <em>Linsanity</em> Shows a Rarely Seen Side of Basketball Star Jeremy Lin

Linsanity Shows a Rarely Seen Side of Basketball Star Jeremy Lin

In the opening minutes of Evan Jackson Leong's documentary, Linsanity, basketball star Jeremy Lin remembers security guards stopping him when he was walking into the players' entrance at Madison Square Garden, not recognizing he was on the team. "That scene…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Five Questions for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master

Five Questions for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master

In 1993, the Gracie family of Brazil changed the martial arts world forever. They held a no-holds-barred fighting tournament in Denver, CO., billed as the Ultimate Fighting Championship. There were no weight classes, very few rules, and experts from…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Put Buster Posey on the Cover of a Videogame

Put Buster Posey on the Cover of a Videogame

Calling all Buster Posey fans (or everyone who wants Giants representation in as many conceivable forms of media as possible)! Here's your chance to put the much-adored SF Giants catcher, and recently named NL MVP, on the cover of the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Fight Hunger with Football

Video of the Day: Fight Hunger with Football

Just when AT&T Park has had a chance to cool off after the Giants' World Series win, another high profile event comes to town. But this one's in tune with the holiday spirit. The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl Game, recently…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Berlin-Style Ping Pong and Dance Karaoke with DJ Purple? The World Better Not End Thursday!

Berlin-Style Ping Pong and Dance Karaoke with DJ Purple? The World Better Not End Thursday!

You've probably played ping pong, the miniature version of tennis once seen only in frat houses and summer camps, but has since found its place in the limelight, with help from Forrest Gump and the Olympics. With Berlin-style ping pong,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Dodgeball, San Francisco's Real Favorite Sport

Video of the Day: Dodgeball, San Francisco's Real Favorite Sport

By Nelson EstradaDodgeball SF is a local league holding dodgeball competitions weekly. It's a mix of competitiveness and fun while getting a good workout. Teams are beginning to compete for the finals and hoping to take the championship. With wacky…
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