The 49ers' New Stadium Is Probably The Future Of Concessions

Yesterday saw the 49ers' very first game at their new home, Levi's Stadium, and if you had to pick one quote from a fan to summarize the tens of thousands of opinions out there, it'd be the one the Chronicle got from one season-ticket holder: "I live in San Francisco, so it's a little far. But this is really nice." » 8/18/14 2:24pm 8/18/14 2:24pm

Bullpen Cell Phones Are Coming To Major League Baseball Next Season

MLB and T-Mobile just announced a new deal here at CES that'll (maybe? hopefully?) cut down on embarrassing miscommunications between the bench and the pen. Starting next season, clubs will have the option of using dedicated, in-dugout cell phones to help get their relievers up and warming. Although, the best news for… » 1/08/13 9:10pm 1/08/13 9:10pm

Why Isn't Michael Vick Wearing The Rib Protection He's Paid To Endorse?

The first, the very first endorsement deal Michael Vick signed when he returned to football was with a company called Unequal Technologies. They didn't approach him; Vick was still toxic from a prison stint and that whole dog-killing thing. Instead, Vick offered up, unprodded, the best advertisement money can't buy. » 8/30/12 2:15pm 8/30/12 2:15pm

How Drunk Football Fans Used To Get Their World Series Fix

Yeah, we're a pretty spoiled bunch these days. Smartphones and tablet computers allow us to catch real-time video wherever we are. It wasn't so easy back in 1986. If life, the universe, and everything decided that two of your favorite teams just had to play on the same night, you had some big decisions to make. And… » 3/06/12 10:50pm 3/06/12 10:50pm

College Football Preview: The Jort-Out Is Coming

In a move reminiscent of the final rap contest between Rabbit and Papa Doc, Florida fans have embraced their greatest flaw: the you wear jorts insult that Georgia fans have been hurling for the better part of a decade. Yep, there's an organized movement afoot for Gator fans to show up in jorts for the Cocktail Party.… » 10/31/08 4:30pm 10/31/08 4:30pm