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Below is a list of all Sports Today newsletters organized by date, along with the name of each writer and his or her contribution.

No. 181 -- July 17-23, 2017

No. 180 -- July 10-16, 2017 -- Andy Dolich -- Case, Place, Ace, Face, Base, Baseball; Leland Faust -- How To Speed Up Play In Baseball

No. 179 -- July 3-9, 2017 -- Andy Dolich -- NFL's Hail Mary in the Holy Land


No. 178 -- June 26-July 2, 2017 -- Nick Curran -- When the NBA Draft was a Phone Call

No. 177 -- June 19-25, 2017 -- Andy Dolich -- Who Has It Better Than Us?

No. 176 -- June 12-18, 2017

No. 175 -- June 5-11, 2017  -- Andy Dolich -- Andy's Antithesis, Pop Culture Showdown

No. 174 -- May 29-June 4, 2017

No. 173 -- May 22-28, 2017 -- Andy Dolich -- City Lights

No. 172 -- May 15-21, 2017

No. 171 -- May 8-14, 2017 -- Andy Dolich -- Purchase Price of Bay Area Sports Teams

No. 170 -- May 1-7, 2017 -- Dave Newhouse -- Marshawn Lynch's Best Mode

No. 169 -- Apr. 24-30, 2017 -- Dan Lindheim -- Great Game One!

No. 168 -- Apr. 17-23, 2017 -- Andy Dolich -- An Open Letter to Raiders Fans

No. 167 -- Apr. 10-16, 2017 -- Andy Dolich -- Food For Thought

No. 166 -- Apr. 3-9, 2017

No. 165 -- Mar. 27 -Apr. 2, 2017 -- 
Daniel Geary – DeSean Jackson and the 2008 Draft

No. 164 -- Mar. 20-26, 2017 -- Pete Elman -- Hoops, Heroes and Villians

No. 163 -- Mar. 13-19, 2017

No. 162 -- Mar. 6-12, 2017

No. 161 -- Feb. 27-Mar. 5, 2017

No. 160 -- Feb. 20-26, 2017
Daniel Geary -- In The Zone


No. 159 -- Feb. 13-19, 2017
Daniel Geary -- Aerial Autograph - Catching a Kaepernick Bomb


No. 158 -- Feb. 6-12, 2017
Richard Lupoff -- I Coulda Had a Three Pointer


No. 157 -- Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2017

No. 156 -- Jan. 23-29, 2017
Richard Lupoff -- Every Fan's Dream


No. 155 -- Jan. 16-22, 2017
Andy Dolich -- "You're Fired"


No. 154 -- Jan. 9-15, 2017
Andy Dolich - 17 Sports Stories to Follow in 2017


No. 153 -- Jan. 2-8, 2017
Andy Dolich -- 16 Biggest Prevarications of 2016

Candy Padilla -- Raiders Fan

No. 152 -- Dec. 26-Jan. 1, 2017
Raider Fan Lonelle Easter, aka Pop Easter

No. 151 -- Dec. 19-25, 2016
Andy Dolich -- The Tarp Twins

No. 150 -- Dec. 12-18, 2016
Brandi Weiman -- Former Raiderette and Raider Fan

No. 149 -- Dec. 5-11, 2016
Noelle Gibbs -- aka Raiderette Darkside

No. 148 -- Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2016


No. 147 -- Nov. 21-27, 2016

No. 146 -- Nov. 14-20, 2016
Anna Breen -- Raiders Fan


No. 145 – Nov. 7 -13, 2016

No. 144 – Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2016

No. 143 – Oct. 24-30, 2016
Lori Pinky Raider Nation

No. 142 – Oct. 17-23, 2016
Eric Barnhart -- Raiders Fan

No. 141 – Oct. 10-16, 2016
Veronica Jackson, a.k.a. MzFeistyRaider

No. 140 – Oct 3-9, 2016 
James Jones, a.k.a. Raiderfan Jones

No. 139 – Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2016

No. 138 – Sept. 19-25, 2016
Andy Dolich -- Tick Off at Kickoff, Part II


No. 137 – Sept. 12-18, 2016 
Andy Dolich -- Tick Off at Kickoff, Part I

No. 136 – Sept. 5-11, 2016 
Andy Dolich – A Primer to Finding a Sports Career Job

No. 135 – August 29-Sept. 4, 2016 

No. 134 – August 22-28, 2016 

No. 133 -- August 15-21, 2016
Andy Dolich -- BillyBall or Beaneball?

No. 132 -- August 8-14, 2016

No. 131 -- August 1-7, 2016
Andy Dolich -- $4 Billion Dollar Tap Out

No. 130 -- July 25-31, 2016

Andy Dolich -- The Tim Duncan and Nate Thurmod Way: Teamwork

No. 129 -- July 18-24, 2016
Book Review: Shop Around: Growing Up With Motown in a Sinatra Household, by Bruce Jenkins. reviewed by Dave Newhouse


No. 128 – July 11-17, 2016

No. 127 – July 4 –10, 2016

No. 126 – June 27-July 3, 2016

No. 125 – June 20-26, 2016

No. 124 – June 13-19, 2016

No. 123 -- June 6-12, 2016
Sonoma State Seawolves; SEC Sports Festival

No. 122 -- May 30 - June 5, 2016

66th Avenue Address; Granite Bay Rugby

No. 121 -- May 23-29, 2016
Andy Dolich -- All That Jazz

No. 120 -- May 16-22, 2016

No. 119 -- May 9-15, 2016
Andy Dolich -- Beaking Bad

No. 118 -- May 2-8, 2016 
Sonoma Raceway


No. 117 – Apr. 25-May 1, 2016
Paul Brekke-Miesner -- Warriors Record Run Adds to Oaktown’s Pedigree


No. 116 – Apr. 18-24, 2016
Leigh Steingberg -- NFL's Glowing Future Is Marred by Existential Threat


No. 115 – Apr. 11-17, 2016
Andy Dolich – Taking the Tired Out of Baseball
San Jose Giants – San Jose Giants Resume Winning Ways


No. 114 – Week of Apr. 4-10, 2016
Andy Dolich – There Used to be a Ball Park
Stockton Ports -- High Hopes Carry the Stockton Ports

No. 113, Week of Mar. 28 – Apr. 3, 2016
Andy Dolich – Golf’s Ten Commandments for the Driving Range


No. 112, Week of Mar. 21-27, 2016
Andy Dolich – Ode to March Madness
Dave Newhouse – Multi-Ethnic Sports Hall of Fame Dinner


No. 111 – Week of Mar. 14-20, 2016
Richard Lupoff – Nine Innings


No. 110 – Week of Mar. 7-13, 2016
Dave Newhouse -- A Farewell to Francesco’s Restaurant


No. 109, Week of Feb. 29-Mar. 6, 2016
Andy Dolich  -- It Happens Every Spring
Pete Elman -- The Nullifer


No. 108, Week of Feb. 22-28, 2016
David Bush -- Tales of Spring Training and the Pink Pony


No. 107, Week of Feb. 15-21, 2016
Andy Dolich -- 
The Silver and Black Are Back ... and a Stadium Primer

No. 106, Week of Feb. 8-14, 2016
Pete Elman -- There Is No "I" In Team


No. 105, Week of Feb. 1-7, 2016

No. 104, Week of Jan. 25-31, 2016
Andy Dolich – Too Many Tools? 

No. 103, Week of Jan. 18-24, 2016
Nick Curran – A Personal Tribute to Monte Irvin and Jackie Robinson (Memorial Tribute)


No. 102, Week of Jan. 11-17, 2016
Pete Elman – New Year’s Revelations (Warriors)
Dave Newhouse – Not My Favorite Player (Football)

No. 101, Week of Jan 4-10, 2016
Dave Newhouse -- Last Bah Humbug for 2015 (Bay Area Sports)
Kirk Bronsord, aka Kingsford Kirk (Super Fan)


No. 100, Dec. 28-Jan. 3, 2016
Andy Dolich -- Hoops Hades (Basketball)
Pete Elman -- Just win, baby -- with class (Oakland Raiders)
Candelaria M. Flores (Candy) aka Raider Eye Cande (Super Fan)

No. 99, Dec. 21-27, 2015
Andy Dolich -- 'Twas the night before Xmas... (Basketball)
Big Shine Nieto (Super Fan)


No, 98, Dec. 14-20, 2015
Nick Curran -- Remembering the Los Angeles Lakers' 33-Game Win Streak (Basketball)
Jose "Big Daddy" Delgado (Super Fan)


No. 97, Dec. 7-13, 2015
Alyssa Block -- A Very Special Win (Cal)
Kathy Sandelin, aka Skull Lady (Super Fan)


No. 96, Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2015

No. 95, Nov. 23-29, 2015
Alyssa Block -- Despite the Loss, Big Game was a Winner (Cal)
Thomas Brannon aka -- Thomas Grimraider Brannon (Super Fan)


No. 94, Nov. 16-22, 2015
Dave Newhouse -- A tribute to Scotty Stirling (Memorial tribute)
Steve Bigbee -- Steve Raider Bigbee (Super Fan)


No. 93, Nov. 9-15, 2015
Andy Dolich -- Reprising Jim Harbaugh's Success (49ers)
Jerry Warren – RaiderJerry (Super Fan)

No. 92, Nov. 2-8, 2015
Dave Newhouse -- Lou Campanelli, A Principled Force (Basketball)
John Silva -- El Cucuy & Super Fan (Super Fan)


No. 91, Oct. 26 – Nov. 1, 2015
Keith Smith – Crusader Raider & Super Fan (Super Fan)


No. 90, Oct. 19-25, 2015
Wayne Mabry -- The Violator & Super Fan (Super Fan)
Dave Newhouse -- A Tribute to Oakland Tribune reporter Jack Menges  (Media)


No. 89, Oct. 12-18, 2015
Pete Elman -- Golden State Warriors' Scoreboard! (Golden State Warriors)
Azel Wendell Grasty, Sr. -- Oaktown Pirate (Super Fan)
Dave Newhouse -- A Tribute to Game-Changing Journalist George Ross (Media)


No. 88, Oct. 5–Oct. 11, 2015
Jon Adair Chochon -- Rhinestone Raider (Super Fan)
Pete Elman -- The Fall Colors of Green and Gold (Oakland A’s)


No. 87, Sep. 28 – Oct. 4, 2015
Shea Ohlott – Skulls (Super Fan)
Alta -- I Dreamt Duffy Hit a Triple (San Francisco Giants)


No. 86, Sep. 21-27, 2015
Andy Dolich -- Sturgeon General's Report (Fishing)
Carla Conley -- Sparkle Raider (Super Fan)


No. 85, Sep. 14-20, 2015
Michael Altfest -- Goodbye Big Time Timmy Jim (San Francisco Giants)
Andrea Sedano -- Dre of the Dead (Super Fan)


No. 84, Sep. 7-13, 2015
Andy Dolich -- Skyboxification of Sports (Bay Area Sports)
Pati McGaffigan -- The Maskaraider (Super Fan)


No. 83, Aug. 31-Sep. 6, 2015
Andy Dolich – Defunct Franchises (Bay Area Sports)


No. 82, Aug. 24-30, 2015
Andy Dolich -- One "L" of a Super Bowl for Santa Clara (Oakland Raiders) (San Francisco 49ers)


No. 81, Aug. 17-23, 2015
Andy Dolich -- Introducing the National Avatar League (Bay Area Sports)
Dave Newhouse -- Oakland Warriors Forever (Golden State Warriors)


No. 80, Aug. 10-16, 2015
Dan Siegel – 49ers Preseason Report (San Francisco 49ers)
Chris Eaton -- Kenny Stabler: Put Him in the Hall Now! (Oakland Raiders)


No. 79, Aug. 3-9, 2015
Andy Dolich -- Time for the Return of the Multi-Use Sports Stadium? (Bay Area Sports)
Michael Berkowitz -- Southpaw: A Knockout (Movies)


No. 78, July 22-Aug. 2, 2015
Andy Dolich - Women's Professional Sports (Soccer)
Pete Elman - Wait Till Next Year... Again (Oakland A's)

No. 77, July 20-26, 2015
John Ourand - The Basketball Tournement Offers $1 Million Grand Prize (Basketball)
Pete Elman - The Fat Lady Is Doing Scales... Offstage (Oakland A's)

No. 76, July 13-19, 2015
Andy Dolich - Sharks' Teeth Soon Could Be Sharper Than Ever (San Jose Sharks)
Dave Newhouse - Remembering Kenny Stabler (Oakland Raiders)

No. 75, July 6-12, 2015
Jonathan Siegel - Whither the 2015 Oakland A's? (Oakland A's)
Peter Elman - A Day to Reflect -- and Chill Out (Oakland A's)
Richard Lupoff - On My Mind (Oakland A's)

No. 74, June 29-July 5, 2015
Andy Dolich - Enough Already (Bay Area Sports)
Nick Curran - What the NBA Draft Was Like 40 Years Ago (Golden State Warriors), Shelia Young - Is It Soccer or Is It Golf? (Golf)

No. 73, June 22-28, 2015 
Andy Dolich – Bike Gear (Cycling)
Nick Curran – Sign of the Times: 2015 vs. 1975 (Golden State Warriors)
Howard Pearlstein – NBA Should Reform Intentional Foul Rule (Reader’s Corner)


No. 72, June 15-21, 2015
Andy Dolich - Triple Crowns on Two and Four Legs (Horse Racing/Baseball)
Ben Taylor - San Jose Giants are Loaded (Baseball)

No. 71, June 8-14, 2015
Andy Dolich - Looking Down, Not Up (Sports Economics)
Richard Lupoff - Club Fighter / Yama Bahama (Boxing

No. 70, June 1-7, 2015
Andy Dolich – In Search of the Perfect Golf Swing (Golf)
Glenn Dickey – LeBron is Tough but It’s 5 Against 1 (Golden State Warriors)
Bruce Macgowan – Warriors Win Sends Fans Into Frenzy (Golden State Warriors)

No. 69, May 25-31, 2015
Andy Dolich – Tough as Nails (NBA)
Walter Champion – How Baseball Changed My Life (Baseball)

No. 68, May 18-24, 2015
Andy Dolich – The Thrill Is Gone (B.B. King)
James Brandt – Climbing Value / Profile of James Brandt (Mountaineering)

No. 67, May 11-17, 2015
Andy Dolich – Virtuality Is Reality (NFL)
Pete Elam – It’s Never the Act – It’s Always the Cover-Up (NFL/Tom Brady)

No. 66, May 4-10, 2015
Andy Dolich – Pick Me a Winner (NFL),
Richard Lupoff – Meanest Baseball Stunt Ever (Baseball)
Bruce Macgowan – Warriors First and Only Championship (Golden State Warriors)

No. 65, Apr. 27-May 3, 2015
Andy Dolich – Statuesque (Bay Area Sports)
Dave Newhouse – Rozelle: A Biography (Book Review)

No. 64, Apr. 20-26, 2015
Glenn Dickey – Steph Curry: Not an Afterthought (Golden State Warriors)
Tom Stern – Nuggets from Ol’ Diz (Baseball)

No. 63, Apr. 13--19, 2015
Andy Dolich – Remembering Lon Simmons (Memorial Tribute)
Dave Newhouse – A fond farewell to Lon Simmons (Memorial Tribute)

No. 62, Apr. 6-12, 2015
Jonathan Siegel – Play ball (Oakland A’s)
Isaac Cronin – Santa Cruz fishing story (Fishing)

No. 61, Mar. 30–Apr. 5, 2015
Andy Dolich – Play Misty for me (Sports Economics)
Paul Brekke-Miesner – Oakland, the city that changed the face of sports (City of Oakland)
Shelia Young – Rewarding LPGA golf event to be held at Chardonnay Golf Club (Golf)

No. 60, Mar. 23–29, 2015
Leland Faust – Mega Agent (Sports Agents)

No. 59, Mar. 16–22, 2015
John Ourand – Year-old basketball event coming to ESPN / The Basketball Tournament (Basketball)
Glenn Dickey – A splendid idea / Bill Walsh (San Francisco 49ers)

No. 58, Mar. 9–15, 2015
Andy Dolich – Safest jobs in sports (Bay Area Sports)
Dave Newhouse – Lefty O'Doul's persuasive charm persists (Baseball)

No. 57, Mar. 2–8, 2015
Dave Newhouse – Save Oakland Sports is eager to help (Bay Area Sports)
Dave Newhouse – Whitney Reed: He mastered life AND tennis (Tennis)

No. 56, Feb. 23–Mar. 1, 2015
Pete Elman – The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost (Golden State Warriors)
Jeff Elefante – The Greatest / Mohammed Ali

No. 55, Feb. 16–22, 2015
Dave Newhouse – Six months to correct a career divot / Brian Williams (Media)

No. 54, Feb. 9–15, 2015
Dave Newhouse – Pete Carroll now a baseball fan (NFL)

No. 53, Feb. 2–8, 2015
Robinson Brown – Ken Shank at Dillon Gym, Princeton University (Basketball)
Dave Newhouse – Berkeley Repertory Theatre delivers a hit (NFL)

No. 52, Jan. 26 – Feb. 1, 2015
Michael Altfest – Rooting for two dynasties (NFL)
Andy Dolich – Chicken Little is loose! (Radio Talk Show Callers)

No. 51, Jan. 19–25, 2015
Kenny Karst – Double Detroit delight (Baseball)
Rudi Petschek – The Emerald Mile (Book Review)

No. 50, Jan. 12–18, 2015
Andy Dolich – Bluefin tuna primer (Sports Economics)
Ross McKean – Randy Johnson: Local boy makes good (Baseball)

New Year’s Greetings card

No. 49, Jan. 5–11, 2015
Nick Curran – Sy Berger / NBA's trading card maven (NBA)
Dave Newhouse – What have they done? (San Francisco 49ers)

No. 48, Dec. 29–Jan. 4, 2015
Andy Dolich – Jim Harbaugh's lateral habenula (San Francisco 49ers)
Pete Elman – Across the water, but not out of our hearts (Golden State Warriors)
Dave Newhouse – Great fans, ideal location … Get me outta here! (Bay Area Sports)

No. 47, Dec. 22–28, 2014
Andy Dolich – L.A. story (NFL)

No. 46, Dec. 15–21, 2014
Pete Elman – Closure for a Raiders fan (Oakland Raiders)

No. 45, Dec. 8–14, 2014
Andy Dolich – Sports fans of the world, unite! (One Warm Shirt)
Richard Lupoff – Raiders on a roller coaster? (Oakland Raiders)

No. 44, Dec. 1–8, 2014
Bruce Macgowan – Memories of Wendell Kim (San Francisco Giants)

No. 43, Nov. 20 – Nov. 30, 2014
Nick Curran – Profile of a class act / J. Walter Kennedy (NBA)

No. 42, Nov. 17–23, 2014
Phil Schaaf – Baptism by lateral / The Big Game (Cal)

No. 41, Nov. 10–16, 2014
Richard Lupoff – In a zone (Baseball)

No. 40, Nov. 3–9, 2014
Pete Elman – Rocket or flawed star? / Roger Clemens (Baseball)

No. 39, Oct. 27–Nov. 2, 2014
Ira Klein – No way they can win (San Francisco Giants)

No. 38, Oct. 20–26, 2014
Ira Klein – The baddest man in the world / Mike Tyson (Boxing)

No. 37, Oct. 13–19, 2014
Daniel Geary – In the zone (Basketball)

No. 36, Oct. 6-12, 2014
Richard Lupoff – Every fan’s dream (Oakland A's)
Pete Elman – Aftermath of a tragedy: The test begins (Oakland A’s)

No. 35, Sept. 29–Oct. 5, 2014
Nancy Finley & Chris De Benedetti – Oakland A’s championships (Oakland A’s)

No. 34, Sep. 22-28, 2014
Robert Moselle – The winner’s circle blues (Auto Racing)
Pete Elman – Losing by the book: An epitaph? (Oakland A’s)

No. 33, Sep. 15-21, 2014
Dave Newhouse – Special pitcher, special man / Dennis Eckersley (Oakland A’s)

No. 32, Sep. 8-14, 2014
Steve Baker – Greatest memories: a drive, a baseball and a bonus (Reminiscences)

No. 31, Sep. 1-7, 2014
Rudi Petschek – A challenge for the ages (White Water Rafting)

No. 30, Aug. 25-31, 2014
Ira Klein – Robin Williams (Memorial Tribute)

No. 29, Aug. 18-24, 2014
Jim Fitzpatrick – Bay Bombers 2.0 (Roller Derby)

No. 28, Aug. 11-17, 2014
Bruce Macgowan – Sports memories (Reminiscence)

No. 27, Aug. 4-10, 2014
Laurel Poeton – A spring rain in Florida (Baseball)

No. 26, July 28-Aug. 3, 2014
Daniel Geary – Aerial autograph: Catching a Kaepernick bomb (San Francisco 49ers)

No. 25, July 21–27, 2014
Bruce Macgowan – 1993 Giants season memories (San Francisco Giants)

No. 24, July 14-20, 2014
Howard Pearlstein – Nokomis, Daughter of the Moon (Reminiscence)

No. 23, July 7-13, 2014
Bruce Macgowan – The Heidi Game (NFL)

No. 22, June 30-July 6, 2014
Howard Pearlstein – Ashol-Pan, golden eagle huntress (Reminiscence)

No. 21, June 23-29, 2014
Eileen Curran – Wilt Chamberlain, A true hero (NBA)

No. 20, June 16-22, 2014
Jim Fitzpatrick – Meeting Mighty Mike / Mike Tyson (Boxing)

No. 19, June 9-15, 2014
Howard Pearlstein – Dipper and the Munchkins / Wilt Chamberlain (NBA)

No. 18, June 2-8, 2014
Bruce Macgowan – Giants and Mets ... and Bing (San Francisco Giants)

No. 17, May 26-June 1, 2014
Patric Mayers – Nostalgia's not what it was (Baseball), Daniel Geary – Summertime and baseball (Baseball)

No. 16, May 19-25, 2014
Rob Flammia – A less than pleasant moment: Watch out for those giant beers! (Baseball)
Andre Johnson – Now a Raiders fan (Oakland Raiders)

No. 15, May 12-18, 2014
Howard Pearlstein – My all-time favorite photo (Reminiscence)

No. 14, May 5-11, 2014
Laurel Poeton – Learning to love baseball, the hard way (Baseball)
Howard Pearlstein – When the worst team played the best team (Baseball)

No. 12, Apr. 21-27, 2014
Richard A. Lupoff – I coulda had a 3-pointer (Basketball)
Howard Pearl – A hero my size (Baseball)

No. 11, Apr. 14-20, 2014
Daniel Geary – DeSean Jackson and the 2008 draft (San Francisco 49ers)

No. 10, Apr. 7-13, 2014
Robert Flammia – Just to let you know! (Oakland A's)

No. 9, Mar. 31-Apr. 6, 2014
Nancy Finley and Chris De Benedetti – The Finley’s dynasty days in Oakland (Oakland A’s)

No. 8, Mar. 24-30, 2014
Jim Fitzpatrick – A lasting impression (Roller Derby)

No. 7, Mar. 17-23, 2014
Richard A Lupoff – By the column inch (Newspaper Reporting)

No. 6, Mar. 10-16, 2014
Howard Pearlstein – Secret traitor to my home team (NBA)

No. 5, Mar. 3-9, 2014
Robert Flammia – A's fans boo A’s home run (Oakland A’s)

No. 4, Feb. 24-Mar. 2, 2014
Tom Stern – Meeting Joe DiMaggio (Baseball)

No. 3, Feb. 17-23, 2014
Robert Flammia – Barry Bonds 73rd home run (San Francisco Giants)

No. 2, Feb. 10-16, 2014
Daniel Geary – Finally a championship crown! (Fantasy Football)

No. 1, Feb. 3-9, 2014
Harvey Cohen – A Giant Memory/Barry Bonds (San Francisco Giants)
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