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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
(Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)
Kawakami: Putting a positive spin on 49ers, Raiders

It's early, so why not throw out a few gauzy, peppy, probably over-optimistic thoughts on some of the teams' recent activities?
 
Mark Purdy
( Nhat V. Meyer )
Purdy: Cooper gets Raiders fans' attention

Rookie receiver Amari Cooper has enough highlight plays to get Raiders fans excited 
M. Thompson II
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Thompson: Tomlinson can't save Giants this time

It might take more improbable heroics from rookie Kelby Tomlinson and Co. to prevent more losses like Saturday's against the Cardinals. 
(Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
VMAs: Nicki Minaj fires back at Miley Cyrus

After winning award for 'Anaconda,” Minaj challenges Cyrus, who responds by seemingly blaming the media for feud.