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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
(Nhat V. Meyer)
Kawakami: These Giants play country hardball

Bound for the World Series, Madison Bumgarner, Jake Peavy and Buster Posey head a group of Southern boys who have brought 'country ways' to San Francisco
 
Mark Purdy
( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
Purdy: Are Raiders on road to something better or road to nowhere?

Latest loss, 24-13 to Arizona Cardinals, shows more improvement, but at some point wins must follow. 
M. Thompson II
( Jack Dempsey )
Thompson: Depleted 49ers had no chance

San Francisco 49ers' embarrassing loss to Denver Broncos confirms that they're nowhere close to being an elite team, especially without all their horses.