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…

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…

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…

It’s Time for a New National Anthem

By: Tyler Chuck The recent National Anthem controversy has led me to the question of why we even play the anthem at sporting events in the first place.  The Washington Post has a fantastic story on the history of the National Anthem at sporting events.  In short, the article says that there isn’t a good…

A Modest Proposal: The NL Central

By Spencer Bowen NL Central The Chicago Cubs feature a gorgeous home set, a fairly standard road grey look, and an overused and mediocre blue alternate. But something fairly important happened in the blue tops, so we can’t get rid of those. Instead, the Cubs should replace the current “Chicago” lettering on the road unis…

A Modest Proposal: The NL East

By Spencer Bowen The All Star Break has come and gone, and now Antland’s legions of fans can rejoice. Sing, birds, sing! Chime, bells, chime! For the “Modest Proposal” series is back. Remember, no full-scale redesigns. Only one modest tweak per team. NL East ¡Dále! I give the Marlins‘ look a solid A-. The hat…

What Could Have Been- The Sacramento Kings

By: Tyler Chuck The 2017 Sacramento Kings draft is being praised as one of the best drafts in the league in a draft that many consider to be the best since 1998.  Their haul of De’Aaron Fox, Justin Jackson, Harry Giles, and Frank Mason III is a huge overhaul for a team in need of…