Caesar the Ape Should Win Every Oscar

By Spencer Bowen   Do you like monkeys? Do you like war movies? Then do I have the film for you! While I definitely love chimps, “War for the Planet of the Apes” wasn’t made for people like me and my dad who agree that most everything would be improved with the addition of more…

And The Winner Is…

By: Tyler Chuck In large part thanks to MoviePass, I’ve seen more movies than ever this year.  And unlike in the music industry, this has been an excellent year for film.  Movies have expanded our imagination, taught us what it means to grow up, and taken us to places we only could have dreamed of….

I am Grud

By Spencer Bowen As a fan of entertainment, I am ecstatic about the Raiders’ new head coach. As not a big fan of the Raiders’ decision abandon Oakland in favor of The Land of 120 Degrees and Terrible Decisions, I’m also ecstatic. If I were a Raiders fan? I’d be a bit peeved. Let me…

Don’t Blame Taylor

By Spencer Bowen Taylor Swift turned 28 yesterday. In her 28 trips around the sun she’s become an omnipresent and polarizing cultural figure. You have an opinion about her and so does everyone you know. But at her core Taylor Swift is an overwhelming talent, a devastating cocktail of hard work and songwriting instinct that…

Fantasy Football Roundtable

By Tyler Chuck and Spencer Bowen It’s fantasy football playoff season, a time of joy and wonder and getting wrecked by Antonio Brown. Two of Antland’s most devoted fantasy owners put their heads together to answer the most pressing questions on our own minds. What’s the worst trade you’ve ever made? Spencer: I once traded…

Fantasy Football Archetypes

By Spencer Bowen Every league is different. But every league is also pretty much the same. Here’s a rundown of some tried and true fantasy teams varieties that you’ve surely encountered this season.   The Add / Drop King An owner with absolutely zero loyalty to their players. This person is committed to one principle…

Rant Wheel #2

By Spencer Bowen Stanford in general Am I writing this because Cal lost to Stanford yet again in The Big Game? Yes. Am I bitter? Yes. Is this a casual sports blog named in a self-deprecating fashion so I can write about Cal’s mediocre-but-lovable football team whenever I please? Yes. Stanford is the worst. When…

Why Shohei Ohtani Should Choose SF

By: Tyler Chuck With today’s news that the MLBPA and Nippon Professional Baseball agreed on a new posting system, Shohei Ohtani will be coming to the MLB next year.  But where will he play? Just about every MLB team will desire his services.  Ohtani is the best Japanese pitching prospect since Yu Darvish and throws a…

Rant Wheel #1

By Spencer Bowen Inspired by the unstoppable Crooked Media conglomerate, I’ve decided that a few tasteful rage outbursts might help me get through these troubled times. Welcome to the first (and maybe last?) Antland Rant Wheel. Tom Brady Tom Brady is 40 freaking years old and remains the best NFL quarterback without a broken clavicle….

No Pack No

By Derek Nelson Earlier today, the pride of Cal Berkeley (GRAHH) noted that the Jaguars could be the solution to Niner fans’ woes. I am inclined to agree; teal is a great color, their owner looks like Ron Jeremy with a better mustache, and Blake Bortles is kinda sorta okay at football (see the sabermetrics…

Go… Jags?

By Spencer Bowen The Jacksonville Jaguars, quarterbacked by a man who will likely found a moderately successful chicken and biscuit chain someday, can do no wrong. Once you get over how weird it feels to say “the Jags can do no wrong,” consider this: They’ve… made great draft picks recently? With the exception of the…

A Modest Proposal: The NL West

By Spencer Bowen NL West The Colorado Rockies‘ overall look has aged nicely. They’ve got some handsome home whites (above), some boring but not bad aways, and a purple alternate that is very purple but, hey, it’s a team color. Overall it’s a very nice uni- OH NO. The Rockies should – no, must – eliminate…