There’s an old rule for sportswriters: no cheering in the press box


Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (left) hasn’t been able to capitalize on his talents under new head coach Jon Gruden (right). Photo by John MabonThere is an old, unwritten rule for sportswriters: “No cheering in the press box.”
This past week, that rule was put to the test for me. I attended a San Francisco 49ers game, but I had to ignore my fandom and be an unbiased observer.
Going to Niner games is nothing new for me. Every season, I attend a few of the games.
On some of these occasions, I atte...

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