Ray Ratto

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Here’s a fun fact in case you haven’t started a bar fight in a while. Since the All-Star Game, the Giants everyone maligns are 23-20, and the A’s who are America’s sweethearts are 20-22.

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And now, a holiday edition of Jump To Conclusions Theatre, with those masters of discipline the San Francisco 49ers.

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The Giants swept the NL Central leading Brewers Sunday, as Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence combined for seven hits, six runs and five RBI.
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It was an exciting kickoff weekend of NCAA football, with plenty of teams showing their colors. Ray Ratto hits you with his adjusted Top 25 rankings.
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Don’t go searching for a sensible precedent on Aldon Smith's suspension. Like all NFL disciplinary cases, it's based on ethereal things ... like Roger Goodell’s mood.
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The Raiders should starter Matt Schaub because he’s the plan. And throwing the plan away for the second straight year leaves Ray Ratto with one takeaway.
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The National Football League just got religion on domestic violence.

Well, they got Reform Episcopalianism, anyway.

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Yusmeiro Petit made history Thursday, but if the Giants want to play in October, they'll need him to be more than just a statistical anomaly.
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The NBA has changed its crowding beneath the baskets rules and of course, they deny that Paul George had anything to do with it.
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While potential landing destinations for an NHL expansion team are bandied about, it's time to adjudicate just which cities are deserving.
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Sean Gilbert wants to blow up the relationship between the NFL and its players by becoming the new director of the players association.
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Player and fan polls are the best kind of information because they represent the illusion of reporting without ever actually achieving it.

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Ray Ratto kicks off the 2014 college football season right here with his Top 25 rankings, and we're pretty sure his current No. 1 won't stay there.
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When it occurs to you that the NBA's Atlantic Division, or the NFC East, or the NHL's Southeast, or even the Sun Belt Conference is too awful to endure, let us acquaint you with the Eastern Confer

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The people who have finally glommed on to the Oakland phenomenon and came out 105,000 strong this weekend know what they like, and they know why they like it.

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