Oakland uber alles

Forget last week's reconciliation with the 49ers! The Good Doctor says good riddance to the Niners and embraces their Bay Area rivals.

Updated: January 13, 2003, 1:15 PM ET
By Hunter S. Thompson | Page 2 columnist

I was just settling down to watch the end of the horrible 49ers-Bucs game Sunday when a meteor crashed into a deserted pasture somewhere above my house and all the lights went out. My first thought was that somebody in the neighborhood had touched off an underground nuclear device, or maybe another earthquake, like the one that hit San Francisco during the 1989 World Series.

I felt the house shudder for a few seconds, but there was not much real noise -- just a big Thump, then nothing. ...

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