football

Colin Kaepernick, my hometown hero

September 13, 2018 Opinion

Just do it. Three days prior to the start of the NFL season, Nike did just that. Nike revealed their 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign featuring the NFL’s most controversial face, Colin Kaepernick. What Nike did was more than a well-crafted marketing strategy, it was a political statement. The campaign image is a black-and-white portrait ...

Super Bowl coach back to SF beginnings

April 25, 2018 Sports

A college National Championship, Rose Bowl titles, two NFC Championships and a Super Bowl title are on the resume of SF State alum Gil Haskell. With all those accomplishments, his greatest honor will be May 19 when he is inducted into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame for his work as a high school ...

OP-ED: Dynasties are forever

February 7, 2018 Opinion Sports

The Super Bowl came and went this weekend and for the eighth time in the last 17 years, the New England Patriots were involved. The Patriots sustained success that has never been seen in NFL history. The word ‘dynasty’ is defined as a powerful group or family that maintains its positions for a considerable time, ...

No football Saturdays for SF Gators

September 12, 2017 Sports

Saturdays in the fall are a time when many college students unite around football, yet no yard lines or goalposts can be found at San Francisco State’s Cox Stadium. This is because SF State has been a school without a football team since 1995. This lack of a team is due primarily to Title IX ...

NFL denial about concussions turning me off the game

September 23, 2015 Opinion 1 Comment

[media-credit name=”(Harlan Frost / Xpress)” align=”alignright” width=”725″][/media-credit] Football has been the choice opiate of the American masses for a long time and for good reason. There is something pretty unique about a sport that features the best athletes in the world trying to destroy each other every Sunday. Sundays are sacred in America, and it ...

Fans gear up for epic battle between 49ers and Ravens

February 3, 2013 News Sports

By Andrew Joseph / Special to Xpress The press conferences are over, the practices are all complete, and SF State students are fired up for the 49ers to take on the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, which kicks off today in New Orleans, La. “It’s a good year for the Bay Area this year ...

Big wins for San Francisco sparks city spirit

January 31, 2013 Life Opinion Sports

On 24th and Castro streets sits a bar called Valley Tavern. This is where I spent my Sunday afternoon Jan. 20. When I arrived, there were 10 to 20 people waiting outside — squinting through the windows to catch a glimpse of the TVs. After 15 minutes of waiting, I finally stepped into a sea ...