Stories from Robert Rubino
Rubino: Seahawks bitter Bay Area rivalry began with Raiders
49ers weren't the first to have troubles with Seattle.
Rubino: There's much to dispute in Tyson's 'Truth' on HBO
Mike Tyson's life documentary on HBO is, for the most part, rehashed.
Rubino: How CBS exec, NFL player stepped up after JFK death
Games went on, but network honored Kennedy's memory.
Rubino: Stories too dark for NFL feel-good fest
There are feel-good memories about the NFL, then there are the dark and subversive ones.
Rubino: Over-the-top, under the radar look at NBA season
The odds are anything but set just days into the regular season.
Rubino: Off the record, 1954 Series MVP was Rhodes
The legend of Dusty Rhodes is a heck of a story, worth telling and remembering.
Rubino: Redskins might not be only NFL team name that offends
What isn't so obvious is the offensiveness of so many other NFL mascots.
Rubino: Desperate for inspiration, winless Jaguars could go Mad
As a 28-point underdog to Denver, Jacksonville should be motivated enough to go out there and try to beat the point spread.
Rubino: Hey Opie, stay closer to the truth in your sports movies
'Rush' distorts the rivalry between F1 drivers James Hunt and Niki LaudaIn who, in reality, were friends.
Rubino: Consoling memories in wake of Giants' letdown year
Even in a dismal season, the Giants provided a few bright moments their fans can cherish.
Rubino: Easier now to get shot at World Series, tougher to win it
There was a time when only the best team in each league met in the Fall Classic.
Rubino: For NFL players, apps to help enable bad behavior
Too drunk to drive home? No problem in the NFL, it's taxi app to the rescue.
Rubino: A's better than Giants at sustaining success
Whichever definition you prefer, the team in Oakland has done better.
Rubino: 49ers-Packers is deja vu all over again
The season opener between the 49ers and Packers likely won't mean much when playoffs come.
Rubino: Curse of Barry Bonds about to lift after 20 years
It's been two decades since Bonds left Pittsburgh for San Francisco.
Rubino: Sights, sounds of NFL's hard knocks date to 1960
This latecomer's first reaction to 'Hard Knocks'? A flashback to October 1960.
Rubino: Nerdy know-it-all or memory aide?
The guy was a gamer. So when he interrupted the conversation, we didn't rebuff him.
Rubino: Hall of Fame speeches we'd like to hear from Bonds, Clemens
Sunday could have been the day two all-time greats entered Cooperstown.
RUBINO: Welcome to the inaugural Foyer of Fame induction
Players who might not have Cooperstown credentials but had memorable, distinguished careers
RUBINO: Thinking just a bit outside Home Run Derby batter's box
This isn't a call to cancel Home Run Derby, nor is it a scolding for those who, unaccountably, enjoy Home Run Derby.
RUBINO: Bobby Bonds took aim at the 40-40 club 40 years ago
Long before Barry Bonds was a twinkle in the eyes of Giants fans, his father electrified the baseball world. For a time, Bobby Bonds was compared to Willie Mays. Sure, it was an unfair, burdensome...
RUBINO: Confessions of a Wimbledon/Stanley Cup hypocrite
I've been watching Wimbledon. Loving Wimbledon. A fortnight of fun viewing. That makes me a hypocrite. Here's why.
RUBINO: Bowie survived NBA draft bust label; can Jordan?
Sam Bowie, who was picked one spot ahead of Michael Jordan in the 1984 NBA draft, could be having the last laugh if you consider Jordan's colossal failure in his two attempts to run franchises since...
RUBINO: DiMaggios' father no fan of baseball — at first
The father of major-league ballplayers Vince, Joe and Dom DiMaggio for years hated baseball, 'thought it was a silly, unprofitable exercise,' according to author Tom Clavin in his new book, 'The...
RUBINO: Kuiper, Krukow give chemistry lesson in TV booth
Giants broadcasters Duane Kuiper and Mike Krukow have a knack for engaging their audience.
RUBINO: Memorable Giants doubleheader consumed 32 innings
If it's Memorial Day weekend, it must be time to pay tribute to the longest game in Giants history. Twenty-three innings. Seven hours, 23 minutes. And here's the kicker: It was the second game of a...
RUBINO: Warriors overachieved, but not like '76 Suns, '81 Rockets
No doubt about it, the Warriors had an exciting, dramatic, inspiring and, it must be said, terrifically overachieving playoff run. It was all kind of reminiscent of the Phoenix Suns and Houston...