SACRAMENTO KINGS fans are happy to hear that their team IS NOT  leaving the state capital! And THE TEAM  is just as elated to get a new place to call home downtown. After 1 year of turmoil, not knowing if the Kings will be extinct . The Sacramento Kings City Council approved a plan to help finance an estimated $391 million arena on Tuesday evening. The binding contracts from all sides could be signed as soon as April. The non-binding term …

Brianna Johnson, a senior at Mt. Eden High School in Hayward CA was born to play basketball. Her dedication to this craft began as early as the 6th grade while attending The Boys & Girls Club in Hayward California. She's always possessed an uncanny determination that wasn't typical for a young girl her age. Brianna continued to work hard and excel at the game. Her versatility as a player made her more valuable to her team. Whether point …

The Oakland Raiders informed starting Strong Safety Tyvon Branch that he will be receiving the Franchise Tag today. For the casual sports fan, a “Franchise Tag” allows any NFL organization to retain a player services for a maximum duration of 1 year. This generally occurs after a player has reached the expiration date on his contract, and the player and organization is unable to reach a mutual agreement on a new deal, before a specific …

 Brickhouse Talk wants to make sure we keep our readers updated with the latest and greatest breaking new regarding the “ColiseumCity” project, which was recently introduced by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. According to one of our readers (Shout out to Chris F.), the Oakland City Council will be reviewing possible resolution scenario’s for the “Coliseum City” project tomorrow at 2:00PM. This meeting will be taking place at the Sgt. Mark …

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh reportedly has his eye on drafting another pass catching Tight End. Early speculation from the NFL combine suggests that Harbaugh has developed a strong inertest in former Cardinal Tight End Coby Fleener.  There’s little doubt that the success the New England Patriots offense experienced with its two Tight End (Hernandez & Gronkowski) system, has had an influence on the 49ers offensive …

Speculations begin to stir into a frenzy after Washington Redskin’s safety Laron Landry posted a photo of himself on twitter a few days ago. Why you ask? Probably because it looks like Landry has occupied the hell out of the Balco labratory as he recovers from an Achilles injury this offseason. Seriously, dude is ripped. Not surprising for a professional athlete right? But, this dude is not the “man he’s been hitting the gym hard” ripped. …

Recently Oakland Mayor Jean Quan introduced a new proposal for a sports complex entitled “Coliseum City.” This project is designed to keep all three East Bay teams in their current location, as it will include a new ball park for the A’s, new stadium for the Raiders, and new arena for the Warriors, along with a convention center, hotel and retail strip. The news has many EastBay area fans salivating and foaming at the mouth, however one …

There Are No “A’s” In Identity

The Oakland A’s are have departed far away form their glory day’s of fielding a competitive team, capable of taking on powerhouse ball clubs in a David vs. Goliath like fashion. Once upon a time, you could put these green and gold underdogs on the field with any major league contender and expect to see a good fight, with a realistic possibility of an upset.  I remember as a kid my uncle would take my cousins (shout out to Delvin and Shan) … [Read more...]

The Oakland Raiders have added another piece to their 2012 coaching jigsaw puzzle by hiring former Stanford Co-Defensive Coordinator (not a misprint) Jason Tarver. The most peculiar thigs about this hiring is that Tarver has only spent 1 year in the Defensive Coordinator position, and he was not even the defensive play caller on game da. However Tarver does have extensive experience on the defensive side of the ball as he was the 49er outside …

Well, that’s it! That’s all she wrote. The 2011 NFL season is officially over as the New York Giants put hands  (urban colloquialism for defeated) on the marginally favored New England Patriots. The Giants are Super Bowl XLVl World Champions. Eli Manning managed to do what he has done all year and orchestrate an epic 4th quarter comeback, against a visibly stunned New England Patriots team. Eli marched his team 88 yards down the field, to …