Found October 29, 2012 on The Daily Rival:
I remember back when I was a youngin’ growing up a stone’s throw from Lake Merritt in Oakland, former Giants closer Robb Nen was just as much my favorite baseball player as Rickey Henderson was (by then Rickey was on his final stint with the A’s). I also remember giddily celebrating the triumph of The Catch II while an out-of-date and faded Jeff Hostetler Raiders jersey hung in my closet. They’re times I look back at with rosy cheeks. I was a punk kid with few inhibitions who freely roamed both sides of the Bay Area sports landscape and didn’t really give a second thought about it. Everything in the Bay Area was cool, the Yankees sucked, Michael Jordan was God, John Stockton was abnormally hairy, and if you mentioned Real Madrid I would have assumed you were talking about a car. That was about the extent of my sports ideology back then. Nine-year-old me would have ******* loved Sunday. A decisive Raiders victory followed by the Giants sweeping the Tigers for their second World Seri...
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