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Another one bites the dust – AAF is latest to fail

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

It’ll work this time, I promise.  These are the words that so many commissioners of football leagues say, determined to show that their “sexy, new age” league will be able to stand with and even take down the NFL. They are all wrong. On April 2, the Alliance of American Football annou...

Niners make a clear choice, Raiders…not so much

Niners make a clear choice, Raiders…not so much

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

April 26, 2019

The first day of the NFL draft is in the books, and the Raiders did it again with another head-scratching pick at No. 4 overall, but recovered with two other solids first round selections. The 49ers took the safe, and expected, pick with Nick Bosa, who was considered the top pass rusher and overall pro...

Are you ready for some football?

Californian staff

February 1, 2019

Super Bowl LIII is bringing about much excitement, featuring familiar faces as well as first-timers. The majority of America hopes that this is the beginning of the end for Tom Brady and the Patriots reign because they seem to be in the Super Bowl every year are often embroiled in controversy. But this ti...

NFL teams vie for playoff spots with four games left

Cameron McKeon and Cameron McKeon

December 8, 2018

With three quarters of the season in the books, teams have four games left to prove their playoff worthy. Here’s the top six in each conference as the NFL races down the home stretch. AFC 6. Baltimore Ravens: It’s a bit surprising to see the Ravens where they are right now, clinging onto a...

NFL playoff picture starting to take shape

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

November 18, 2018

Now that we’re nearing Thanksgiving, the NFL playoff picture is slowly beginning to come into focus. So, for the final eight weeks of the season my focus will shift from the power rankings to the playoff picture. Here’s how the top six teams in each conference stack up heading into Week 11. NFC...

Rams’ first loss shakes up top of power rankings

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

At the midway point in the season, the playoff picture is starting to emerge. Games get more important and we find out whether a handful of teams are contenders or pretenders. Questions are answered. Can Patrick Mahomes keep up his historic pace? Who is the king of the NFC North? AFC North? Will the...

Bye week a win for Raiders after Cooper trade

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 27, 2018

Not only was it an exciting week on the field, trades across the NFL sparked some buzz as well. The Giants dealt Eli Apple to the Saints and Damon Harrison to the Lions,l. But the acquisition that shook the football world was the Raiders sealing Amari Cooper to the Cowboys. We’ll see if the deal coul...

Rams hold top spot as only undefeated team

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 20, 2018

Another week gone, and another loss from each the Raiders and the 49ers. It  hasn’t been a very exciting year for Bay Area football fans, as the two squads have combined for a 2-10 record, and the road ahead doesn’t necessarily provide hope, at least for this season. Outside the bay, worry in Jacksonvill...

Colts help break up Bay Area bottom dwellers

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 14, 2018

WARNING: The following content may contain elements that are not suitable for Bay Area football fans. After another exciting week of football, both ends of the power rankings feature new teams. A couple of legendary quarterbacks etched themselves deeper into the record books in week 5, while...

Rams, Chiefs top power rankings as only two undefeated teams

Cameron McKeon, Sports Editor

October 5, 2018

While fans weren’t watching refs announce roughing the passer penalties, we witnessed another week in which quarterbacks completely took over. There has never, in the Super Bowl era, been this many touchdowns thrown (228) at this point in the season. Only two teams remain undefeated thus far, while ju...