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Wake of the Week archive: Trouble for local hero 10 years ago

Bud Geracie's archived column from 2004 that takes a sideways look back at the local and national sports scene 
Wake of the Week archive: An irreverent look at sports 10 years ago
Bud Geracie's archived column in 2004 that takes a sideways look back at the year in sport in 2003. 

Tim Kawakami
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Kawakami: Harbaugh, 49ers often at their best under trying circumstances

San Francisco 49ers need to bounce back after losing to Chicago Bears last week, and visiting the Arizona Cardinals will provide the kind of challenge in which they frequently excel.
 
Mark Purdy
( Dan Honda )
Purdy: A's collapse about physics, not chemistry

The Oakland A's deep slump -- now 25 losses in 36 games -- can be traced to the failure of an offense that was productive early in the season. 
M. Thompson II
Thompson: Raiders' offseason moves have yet to pay dividends

Oakland Raiders brought in eight veterans with 52 games of playoff experience, including eight Super Bowls and three rings, but in the first two games those players haven't produced much results