02 Feb 2019

Split decisions on who will win Super Bowl LIII

There were plenty of differing opinions among the Xpress Sports staff on what the outcome of Super Bowl LIII would be, as the Los Angeles Rams look to win their

07 Nov 2018

From the gridiron to US Congress, former NFL players win congressional seats

Former NFL players Colin Allred (D) and Anthony Gonzalez (R) landed congressional seats after winning at the polls on Nov. 6. Allred, former linebacker for the Tennessee Titans, unseated longtime

13 Sep 2018

Colin Kaepernick, my hometown hero

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

25 Apr 2018

Super Bowl coach back to SF beginnings

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

07 Feb 2018

OP-ED: Dynasties are forever

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

13 Dec 2017

Trump tweets

President Trump has broken tradition on more than one occasion since taking office. Some of the most notable traditions have been sports-based, like the long term tradition of throwing out

02 Oct 2017

Why the NFL and MLB anthem protests are not about the flag

“Get the son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!” These were President Donald Trump’s words last Friday, Sept. 22 in Huntsville, Alabama, regarding

28 Sep 2017

The Jose & Ivan Show: Episode 1 (Sports culture through the eyes of two college guys)

https://soundcloud.com/xpressfall2017/the-jose-and-ivan-show-ep1   The Jose & Ivan Show, a podcast about San Francisco State University’s sports, some news and other topics that may arise. Created by Golden Gate Xpress reporters Jose

23 Aug 2017

Is NFL team relocation beneficial? Ask a Raiders fan

After a 19-year break, the NFL has planned and relocated the Oakland Raiders as well as two other teams. In addition to this, the 49ers moved from San Francisco to

09 May 2017

NFL draft picks perpetuate negative treatment of women

The NFL has proven itself to be a hard-hitting sport both on and off the field. Just as viewers have become accustomed to the innate aggression of the game, they

26 Jan 2016

Cost of Super Bowl celebrations outweighs the benefit

Super Bowl 50 will be held Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California, but it won’t be the city of Santa Clara that is paying for it, and two members of

27 Oct 2015

Fantasy gambling threatens America’s game

I’ve had my ups and downs with sports gambling. I’ve sulked about the over-under even when my favorite teams were winning, almost had my ass kicked by a bar full

23 Sep 2015

NFL denial about concussions turning me off the game

[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

01 May 2015

49ers to rebuild team with NFL Draft

The San Francisco 49ers come into the 2015 season after a meltdown offseason headed by the mutual parting of head coach Jim Harbaugh and owner Jed York. The once proud

30 Apr 2015

Oakland Raiders look to build through draft

Last season the Oakland Raiders once again finished with a losing record of 3-13, but something was different. They produced five starters from their 2014 draft class: Khalil Mack, Derek

01 Feb 2015

Scandals come just in time to fuel Super Bowl hype

Self-deprecation as a source of comedy has been the basis of many of the most acclaimed acts and shows of all time. The  “look at how internally corrupt I am”

14 Oct 2014

It’s Complicated: Fans are stuck in a struggling relationship with the Oakland Raiders

I’ve been in an abusive relationship with the Oakland Raiders for 12 years, and the name-calling and the double takes have only gotten worse. “Get rid of that backpack!” I

17 Sep 2014

NFL: from childhood dream to today’s nightmare

The NFL is my heroin, and I got started on football early. Fandom is a genetic disease, and mine started a lot like yours probably did. Maybe your brother gave