The Raiders, despite all the preseason prognostications of a team in the hunt for the number one draft pick, have not only become respectable, but very watchable.
Jim Harbaugh gave me a quizzical look when I suggested during an interview this week that Colin Kaepernick was suffering from growing pains. He assured me the Kapper was the present, the future and on target to take the 49ers to the next level.
Before we get too excited about Matt McGloin becoming the 4th player since 1970 to throw three touchdowns with no interceptions in his first NFL start, you should know that one of the others was Todd Marinovich.
Don’t forget to carry a flak jacket around 49er headquarters these days. The shrapnel is flying everywhere as Colin Kaepernick fends off his critics with his now trademark short responses.
Here’s the bottom line: There is a dilapidated pier out there that the Warriors are willing to fix and construct a state-of-the-art arena that the city has never had. They are willing to pick up the $1 billion-plus tab and turn the eye sore into a unique arena that will include a park and stores.
Lawyers draw up a statement and carefully avoid any mention of steroids. That’s the way it’s done so the “words” won’t come back to bite the cheaters in the rear end. Bruan, naturally, is being vilified because of his vehement denial last year when he walked because of a technicality. (Memo to the tester: Don’t store Bruan’s pee in your home fridge) His lawyers smartly worked out a plea deal with MLB that won’t extend to 150 games, thus saving him $4.5 million into next season.
It’s time for Hillbilly Jesus to come down from the mountain top and put a little bubblin’ crude into the A’s offense.
A 79-year-old basketball player is getting ready to lace ‘em up again, heading to a pro-am tournament after word of his hoops prowess got around.
Did you catch Colin Kaepernick at the ESPY’s? The better question might be, how could you miss him?
Spent the last couple of weeks up in the Gold Country and a good deal of time on the water flippin’ jigs in search of the big bass I like to call “Big Jake.”