In the past three weeks we’ve seen Steph Curry go for 51, Kevin Durant have his 43rd career 40 point game and Klay Thompson pour in 37 in one quarter. These kinds of performances are what we like to call “Stop and Watch games.” As in stop what you’re doing right now and get to a television immediately.
While NaVorro Bowman might not be playing, the rest for the 49ers has been good. Seattle is more or less healthy setting up an even rematch at least in terms of injuries.
Anthony Davis is still recovering from his concussion and Justin Smith has a bad back, but Smith will play and no other important players will miss this important game. Seattle on the other hand has no new injuries, making both sides relatively healthy.
When the 49ers and Redskins meet this Sunday injuries will keep some players off the field, but none that should have a major impact on the game. Of the two teams, San Francisco is in far better shape though as Washington could see 4 of their starters sit out.
Injured 49er lineman Anthony Davis may have found a second career as a journalist while sitting out Monday night’s game against the St. Louis Rams.
San Francisco will be without Vernon Davis and Anthony Davis when they take on the Chiefs this Sunday. Kansas City will also be without at least one starter, and has several others dealing with some sort of injury. Neither team will be seriously undermanned for this pivotal matchup though.
It’s only week 2 and both the 49ers and Bears are both less than 100% entering an important matchup. Outside of Anthony Davis all players are a question mark, so hopefully injuries will have a minimal effect on the outcome.
While there will be a lot of new faces on the 49ers defensive side of the ball this Sunday, none will be due to injuries—or at least injuries that have surprised San Francisco.
Calipari embraces the sordid system, uses it, and dominates. He doesn’t pretend he’s taking kids for the leafy campus life, for the diploma that will never arrive, or even for a few classes. He wants talent. And talent he gets. And talented he is.
The player, college, and NBA have suffered greatly in quality of play and players. And for every Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett there has been a conga line of lost causes, teens who toiled in Europe or Asia or worse once their hoop dreams melted into memory.