Tuesday, December 6, 2016

TUESDAY DECEMBER 6



GUESTS: 


MARK MELANCON 

STEVE KERR 



TOPICS: 


WARRIORS: 

-KLAY'S 60: 

-88/5 seconds with the ball 
11 dribbles
29:30 on floor 60 points
Records: 37 in a qtr , no one had ever gone 60 in less than 30 since 1954

0Leaving hin on the floor? This team has establised a vision of team, it would go against that ---Durant's 20 point streak, Green's triple doubles etc. Team game, team goals --- From the minute Durant signed. 

-How good would Klay be elsewhere? As a #1 option? 

-Fourth best player on team and he's on a HOF track......

-Clippers wednesday night.......

-Best offensive team ever? 

-Top 20 scoring teams of all time 

Warriors 120.2 
50.3% FG
38.5 3 pt 

NBA: 


MLB HOT STOVE:



-SO THE GUY WHO ALLOWED STEROID USE IS IN THE HOF BUT USERS CAN'T BE? OK....

The veteran’s committee made Selig a slam dunk. With 12 votes needed for election, Schuerholtz got 16, Selig 15 and Lou Piniella 7.
The rest of the finalists got less than five votes: McGwire, Will Clark, Albert Belle, Harold Baines, Orel Hershiser, Davey Johnson and George Steinbrenner.
Selig said at his news conference Monday that “to be included in the Hall of Fame of a sport that I love has left me almost speechless. I’m never speechless.”
As Selig came off the podium, reporter John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle asked Selig about the A’s stadium situation — 93 months after the commissioner formed a committee to look into the team’s future home.
“You can’t finish everything,” Selig said. “I think Rob (Manfred) will do that.”
**THE COMMISH OF THE STEROID ERA AND MAKING THE ASG COUNT..... CAN YOU WRITE THE HISTORY WITHOUT BUD....YES.

Susan Slusser (@susanslusser)
Senseless to keep steroid guys out when the enablers are in Hall of Fame. I now will hold my nose and vote for players I believe cheated.

Record $1B was bet on baseball in Nevada in 2016, 1.6B in 2015 on college and pro football, MLB was at 500M in 2010.  

-Sale to Red Sox 

More: 

Dodgers hot on Jansen, Chapman, Wade Davis, rumors Dozier if Turner leaves 

-Nationals talking McCuthen, Chapman, Quintana, Robertson, and Duffy-Cain with Royals

-Do Ginats have enough? OK to start season with Willamson and Parker in LF? 




49ERS: 

KAP BACK AS THE STARTER - WHERE WOULD YOU GO? 

WHEERE COULD KAP GO?:

Where could Colin go: (Not making $14.9M anywhere else)

Jags: Jacksonville still will gives Borltes time.
Texans: Osweiller gets another year
Jets: Fitzpatrick, drafted Hackenberg in 2nd round, Geno Smith , Bryce Petty - Is Kap better than those guys?
Bears: Cutler gone, will draft in top 5
Browns - LIkely drafting #1
49ers: Likely drafting top 3

Back ups:
Cardinals: Back up Palmer, can't run Arians downfield throwing offense
Bills; Taylor?
Dolphins: Tannehill
Chiefs: Alex Smith
Ravens - Flacco, Harbaugh connection

Sets: pats, saints, raiders, Falcons, Pack, Cowboys, Seahawks, Lions, Steelers, Redskins, Chargers, Giants, Panthers, Ravens, Titans, Chiefs, Cardinals, Vikings, Bengals, Colts, Bucs, Bills, Eagles, Broncos,

Best places to start: Where would you go?

-Bears
-Browns
-49ers

But all three liekly to draft young QBs

Jags
Texans

Waiting one more year for those QBs to fall on their face again

Jets - None of those QBs can play
Dolphins - Tannehill not secure long term

Back up:
Cards - Good weapons, Palmer older
Chiefs - Run and play defense
Bills: Taylor is like Kap, good RB, defense



FLORIO: "GROWING BELIEF" BAALKE IS DONE - HOW CAN HE NOT BE? 

The 49ers currently have lost 10 games in a row, and there’s a growing belief that G.M. Trent Baalke won’t be back. Would ownership also move on from coach Chip Kelly, or would the team set up an inherently awkward and dysfunctional arrangement in which a G.M. is hired but is prevented at least for a year from hiring his own coach?
If Baalke goes, the best approach could be to elevate assistant G.M. Tom Gamble and let Kelly and Gamble run the show. If that happens, Kelly may want to keep Kaepernick around.
The other question is whether any other team, owner, G.M., or coach will shy away from Kaepernick given his refusal to stand for the national anthem. Regardless of whether it shold be a factor (it shouldn’t), the reality is that any team considering the addition of a veteran quarterback (and there likely will be plenty of them) will at least consider the impact of signing a signal-caller who may spark hundreds of angry callers to local sport-talk radio claiming that they will never attend or watch another game if Kaepernick becomes an employee of the team.

Kap has a new place in NYC


RAIDERS: 

CHIEFS THURSDAY NIGHT ......

-Carr takes OLine and Murray to Warriors game, he makes about 750K, I'm sure he didn't pay for tix 

BIGGEST GAME IN OW LONG?

RAIDERS: 
-Is this defense good enough - Getting gashed by Bills 
-Carr cementeing MVP and Mack DPOY? 
-Start thingking Pats rematch --If they tie though it's in Oakland at this point 
-Thursday night - Game this important should be flexed to Sunnday --- Road team disadvanateg ---
-Adjustment: 725 plays run by Raiders this season, 2 from pistol coming in , ran 19 from pistol on Sunday. 
-Brady will shread this defense ..... 

MACK LAST 7 GAMES: nine sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception 
NFL: 
-ERIC BERRY WINS IT FOR CHIEFS 
-SEAHAWKS LOSE EARLO THOMAS FOR REST OF REG SEASON 


THURSDAY:


• The AFC West. 
Oakland is 10-2, Kansas City 9-3, Denver 8-4 in the best division, unquestionably, in football. This game’s almost more important for Oakland than for Kansas City, because the Chiefs control so many of the tiebreaker edges and because the Chiefs have the most advantageous schedule of the West contenders down the stretch. With a win, Kansas City sweeps the series from Oakland this year and takes a commanding lead in division tiebreakers at 4-0 in division games; Oakland would be 2-2 and Denver 1-3. It’s certainly not a must-win if Oakland wants to win the division, but the Raiders would need help if they lose Thursday night—and the Raiders have a Week 17 game at Denver in the balance.
• The Patriots. Oakland crept ahead of New England (10-2) in the race for the top seed with a win over Buffalo on Sunday. Because the Raiders and Patriots haven’t played each other, the first tiebreaker is conference record; they’re both 7-1 in AFC games. Then it goes to common games. Oakland 2-0, New England 2-1, with the Pats’ Week 4 loss to Buffalo the stumble. The top seed is very much in play, because New England’s stretch run is tough: resurgent Baltimore at home, then Denver on the road, Jets at home, and Miami on the road in a game the Dolphins might need to make the playoffs. And Miami’s beaten the Pats three straight at home.

CFB:

1 Bama 8 Oklahoma
2 Clemson v 7 USC
3 Ohio State v 6 Michigan 
4 UW 5 Penn State 

Semi 
1 Bama v 7 USC (Over Clemson)
Ohio State 3 (Barely over Mich) v 4 UW 
1 Bama vs UW

Committee got it right 

Shortly after the announcement of the CFP semifinals on Sunday, No. 3 Ohio State was deemed a 3.5-point favorite over No. 2 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl. To nobody's surprise, No. 1 Alabama is an 11-point favorite over No. 4 Washington in the Peach Bowl. Alabama quickly moved up to 14 points.
Both games will be played on New Year's Eve.
We are still awaiting the lines to win the entire playoff but will have those as soon as they are out.

MAJOR BOWLS: 
Dec. 30 — Orange Bowl, Florida State vs. Michigan, Miami Gardens, Fla., 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 31 — Citrus Bowl, Louisville vs. LSU, Orlando, 11 a.m. (ABC)
Dec. 31 — TaxSlayer Bowl, Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky, Jacksonville, Fla., 11 a.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 31 — CFP Semifinal: Peach Bowl, Alabama vs. Washington, Atlanta, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 31 — CFP Semifinal: Fiesta Bowl, Clemson vs. Ohio State, Glendale, Ariz., 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 2 — Outback Bowl, Iowa vs. Florida, Tampa, 1 p.m. (ABC)
Jan. 2 — Cotton Bowl Classic, Wisconsin vs. Western Michigan, Arlington, Texas, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 2 — Rose Bowl Game, Penn State vs. Southern CaliforniaPasadena, Calif., 5 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 2 — Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma vs. Auburn, New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 9 — National Championship Game: Semifinal winners, Tampa, Fla., 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)



Winner: The SEC. Because it will eventually regain a place of prominence, and the precedent set this weekend for non-champs means it’s only a matter of time until the SEC sends two teams to the semifinals … or three.
Loser: Penn State. The Nittany Lions won the toughest division in the toughest conference in the country and beat Ohio State. But an early-season loss to Pittsburgh proved their undoing with the committee.
Winner: Alabama. Not only did the Tide claim the No. 1 seed — like there was any doubt — it also will play a home-away-from-home game in the semifinals: The Georgia Dome, site of the Peach Bowl, is also home to the SEC title game.
Loser: Big 12. No semifinalist for the second time in three years because its champion, Oklahoma, was only No. 7 in the final rankings. (Blame non-conference losses to Houston and Ohio State.)
Winner: Western Michigan. The undefeated Broncos earned a much-deserved spot in the Cotton Bowl as the top team from the Group of Five. And yes, they can beat Wisconsin.
Loser: Sugar Bowl. Sorry, but No. 7 Oklahoma against No. 14 Auburn is Sugar-light compared to past matchups.
Winner: Orange Bowl. Jim Harbaugh and Michigan against Florida State? Yes, please.
Losers: St. Petersburg and Heart of Dallas bowls. Somebody had to get the 5-7 teams. (Even worse: North Texas vs. Army in the heart of Dallas is a rematch of a game played in October.)
Winner: Las Vegas Bowl. In place of a Pac-12 participant — the conference couldn’t fill the slot — the bowl lands Houston to face MW representative San Diego State. Donnel Pumphrey against Ed Oliver should be terrific..
Loser: Standards of excellence. With 40 bowl games, clunkers are unavoidable. For example: Idaho vs. Colorado State … Or Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion … Or New Mexico vs. UTSA. Or … Eh, you get the picture.
Winner: ESPN. More than 1,000 hours of bowl coverage will undoubtedly fare better in the ratings than whatever the WWL would have shown otherwise.
Loser: Fans. Columbus/Clemson to Phoenix is a long way and loads of money. Same with Washington fans considering Atlanta. The unfortunate reality of the playoff system.
Winner: Proponents of an eight-team playoff. It’s years and years away, but any controversy with the four-team model (i.e., Penn State’s snub) adds incremental pressure to expand.
Loser: Proponents of an eight-team playoff. Nothing will change the system faster than the SEC getting hosed, and that didn’t happen.
Winner: Service Academies. All three made the postseason, and Navy almost climbed into the New Year’s Six.
Loser: Louisville. Had the Cardinals beaten Kentucky — this is football, after all — they would be headed to the Orange Bowl instead of the team they beat by 43 points (Florida State).
Ultimate winners: Alabama and Ohio State. The powerhouses handle their business in the semifinals, then collide Jan. 9 in Tampa for the title. Alabama wins its second consecutive title and stakes claim to being one of the greatest teams in history.


OTHER: 

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Monday, December 5, 2016

MONDAY DECEMBER 5 2016



GUESTS:

GREG COSSELL

BRENT JONES

WARRIORS PREGAME

TOPICS:

GIANTS SIGN A CLOSER - MELANCON 4-62M -RECORD 

Previous record:

$:1. Papelbon PHI $50M 2. Ryan TOR $47m 3. Cordero, CIN, Robertson CWS, $46m. 5. Rivera NYY $45m

HOT STOVE:

-MOROSI: MARTINZEZ MOST LIKELY A GIANT:

J.D. Martinez, OF: Martinez has been the most talked about player among the Tigers' big names, because he's affordable ($11.75 million) on a one-year commitment. His .908 OPS was the third best among all qualifying outfielders in the Major Leagues in 2016.
Most likely destination: The Giants. The Tigers and Giants have been in contact since early in the offseason, and San Francisco wants to add another middle-of-the-order bat. The Yankees are one possibility if they don't add Encarnacion or Trumbo.

BUSTER TO WBC?

Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi)
Big WBC news: Sources say BusterPosey is on @USABaseball provisional roster for @WBCBaseball and is likely to play in tournament. @MLB

National to move from Haprer after '18 - Bpras asking for 10-$400M
DODGERS KEEP HILL:

By the end of 2016 season, Rich Hill had made about $9m in his career, thru age 36. He'll make $48m ages 37-39. baseball-reference.com/players/h/hill…

-DODGERS TALKING ABOUT MCCUTHEN, DOZIER
-NATIONALS TRYING TO GET SALE, MCCUTCHEN, WADE DAVIS


-SO THE GUY WHO ALLOWED STEROID USE IS IN THE HOF BUT USERS CAN'T BE? OK....

The veteran’s committee made Selig a slam dunk. With 12 votes needed for election, Schuerholtz got 16, Selig 15 and Lou Piniella 7.
The rest of the finalists got less than five votes: McGwire, Will Clark, Albert Belle, Harold Baines, Orel Hershiser, Davey Johnson and George Steinbrenner.
Selig said at his news conference Monday that “to be included in the Hall of Fame of a sport that I love has left me almost speechless. I’m never speechless.”
As Selig came off the podium, reporter John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle asked Selig about the A’s stadium situation — 93 months after the commissioner formed a committee to look into the team’s future home.
“You can’t finish everything,” Selig said. “I think Rob (Manfred) will do that.”
**THE COMMISH OF THE STEROID ERA AND MAKING THE ASG COUNT..... CAN YOU WRITE THE HISTORY WITHOUT BUD....YES.

Susan Slusser (@susanslusser)
Senseless to keep steroid guys out when the enablers are in Hall of Fame. I now will hold my nose and vote for players I believe cheated.


49ERS:

FLORIO: "GROWING BELIEF" BAALKE IS DONE - HOW CAN HE NOT BE? 

The 49ers currently have lost 10 games in a row, and there’s a growing belief that G.M. Trent Baalke won’t be back. Would ownership also move on from coach Chip Kelly, or would the team set up an inherently awkward and dysfunctional arrangement in which a G.M. is hired but is prevented at least for a year from hiring his own coach?
If Baalke goes, the best approach could be to elevate assistant G.M. Tom Gamble and let Kelly and Gamble run the show. If that happens, Kelly may want to keep Kaepernick around.
The other question is whether any other team, owner, G.M., or coach will shy away from Kaepernick given his refusal to stand for the national anthem. Regardless of whether it shold be a factor (it shouldn’t), the reality is that any team considering the addition of a veteran quarterback (and there likely will be plenty of them) will at least consider the impact of signing a signal-caller who may spark hundreds of angry callers to local sport-talk radio claiming that they will never attend or watch another game if Kaepernick becomes an employee of the team.


-Kap's final game as a 49er?: Why develop a guy for the future who doesn't want to be here/
-Timing of the opt on announcment?
-Pulled because no future here
-Exoect Ponder
-Garapolo or a college guy?
-Yesteday's loss was a house cleaner -- Everybody has to go
-Preparing for Chicago in Orlando?

FINAL:   26-6 

FLORIDA ALL WEEK? 
-KAP 1-5 4 YDS-21 YDS PASSING OVERALL 5 SACKS 
-GABBERT 4-10 35 YDS 
BARKLEY 11-18 192 —97 RATING 
PONDER NEXT WEEK?
-HAVE WE SEEN THE LAST OF KAP?  
—-GABBERT FOR KAP AT 12:37 ——
—PREPARINF IN FLORIDA ALLW EEK? 
-BEARS CORE 24 PTS FOR A FIRST TIME THIS YEAR 
GAMES LIKE THIS GET PEPLE FIRED—-
KAP SELLING HOUSE  —HOUSE CLEANING EVRY BODY GOES….
COLLEGE WIDE OPEN 
—EMBARASSING DEFENSE BARKELY TO WIDE OPEN RECEIVERS….
-3RD QTR DOMINATED 49ERS —-21-6 END 3RD 
-Bears staring throwing the ball in 2:00 offense in drive before half ———scored on final drive of half and first two drives of 3td qtr —bears discovered barkley could throw in the snow 
-tema combined for zero completions in first qtr —-first time since 1988
—-HOWARD 3 TD RUNS 
—KAP ANNONCES OPTING OUT TODAY?
49ERS 2 FIRST HALF PASS ATEEMPTS
—-49ERS PRACTICED IN ORLANDO 85 ALL WEEK FOR A SNOW GAME? 
-BELLAMY DROPS HALF OF THEM OR BEARS UP 3 TDS — TWO DROPS, COUPLE CATCHES
—PREPARING IN 85 DEGREE FLORIDA FOR A SNOW GAME IN CHICAGO? 
—RECEIVERS OPEN ALL DAY —-COLLEGE OPEN 
-PENALTIES 11-106
HICKS 10 TACKLES 2 SACKS 
HOWARD OVER 100 YDS 9TH IN LAST 11 IN GO OVER 100 
JETS @ATL, @RAMS , SEATTLE 
COMBINED 5-15 6 YDS PASSING (39 PASISNG, -33 ON 6 SACKS) 

11-106 PENALTY


RAIDERS: 
-Is this defense good enough - Getting gashed by Bills 
-Carr cementeing MVP and Mack DPOY? 
-Start thingking Pats rematch --If they tie though it's in Oakland at this point 
-Thursday night - Game this important should be flexed to Sunnday --- Road team disadvanateg ---
-Adjustment: 725 plays run by Raiders this season, 2 from pistol coming in , ran 19 from pistol on Sunday. 
-Brady will shread this defense ..... 

MACK LAST 7 GAMES: nine sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception 
NFL: 
-ERIC BERRY WINS IT FOR CHIEFS 
-SEAHAWKS LOSE EARLO THOMAS FOR REST OF REG SEASON 


THURSDAY:


• The AFC West. 
Oakland is 10-2, Kansas City 9-3, Denver 8-4 in the best division, unquestionably, in football. This game’s almost more important for Oakland than for Kansas City, because the Chiefs control so many of the tiebreaker edges and because the Chiefs have the most advantageous schedule of the West contenders down the stretch. With a win, Kansas City sweeps the series from Oakland this year and takes a commanding lead in division tiebreakers at 4-0 in division games; Oakland would be 2-2 and Denver 1-3. It’s certainly not a must-win if Oakland wants to win the division, but the Raiders would need help if they lose Thursday night—and the Raiders have a Week 17 game at Denver in the balance.
• The Patriots. Oakland crept ahead of New England (10-2) in the race for the top seed with a win over Buffalo on Sunday. Because the Raiders and Patriots haven’t played each other, the first tiebreaker is conference record; they’re both 7-1 in AFC games. Then it goes to common games. Oakland 2-0, New England 2-1, with the Pats’ Week 4 loss to Buffalo the stumble. The top seed is very much in play, because New England’s stretch run is tough: resurgent Baltimore at home, then Denver on the road, Jets at home, and Miami on the road in a game the Dolphins might need to make the playoffs. And Miami’s beaten the Pats three straight at home.

CFB: 

-Committee got it right 

Shortly after the announcement of the CFP semifinals on Sunday, No. 3 Ohio State was deemed a 3.5-point favorite over No. 2 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl. To nobody's surprise, No. 1 Alabama is an 11-point favorite over No. 4 Washington in the Peach Bowl. Alabama quickly moved up to 14 points.
Both games will be played on New Year's Eve.
We are still awaiting the lines to win the entire playoff but will have those as soon as they are out.

MAJOR BOWLS: 
Dec. 30 — Orange Bowl, Florida State vs. Michigan, Miami Gardens, Fla., 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 31 — Citrus Bowl, Louisville vs. LSU, Orlando, 11 a.m. (ABC)
Dec. 31 — TaxSlayer Bowl, Georgia Tech vs. Kentucky, Jacksonville, Fla., 11 a.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 31 — CFP Semifinal: Peach Bowl, Alabama vs. Washington, Atlanta, 3 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 31 — CFP Semifinal: Fiesta Bowl, Clemson vs. Ohio State, Glendale, Ariz., 7 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 2 — Outback Bowl, Iowa vs. Florida, Tampa, 1 p.m. (ABC)
Jan. 2 — Cotton Bowl Classic, Wisconsin vs. Western Michigan, Arlington, Texas, 1 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 2 — Rose Bowl Game, Penn State vs. Southern CaliforniaPasadena, Calif., 5 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 2 — Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma vs. Auburn, New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Jan. 9 — National Championship Game: Semifinal winners, Tampa, Fla., 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)



Winner: The SEC. Because it will eventually regain a place of prominence, and the precedent set this weekend for non-champs means it’s only a matter of time until the SEC sends two teams to the semifinals … or three.
Loser: Penn State. The Nittany Lions won the toughest division in the toughest conference in the country and beat Ohio State. But an early-season loss to Pittsburgh proved their undoing with the committee.
Winner: Alabama. Not only did the Tide claim the No. 1 seed — like there was any doubt — it also will play a home-away-from-home game in the semifinals: The Georgia Dome, site of the Peach Bowl, is also home to the SEC title game.
Loser: Big 12. No semifinalist for the second time in three years because its champion, Oklahoma, was only No. 7 in the final rankings. (Blame non-conference losses to Houston and Ohio State.)
Winner: Western Michigan. The undefeated Broncos earned a much-deserved spot in the Cotton Bowl as the top team from the Group of Five. And yes, they can beat Wisconsin.
Loser: Sugar Bowl. Sorry, but No. 7 Oklahoma against No. 14 Auburn is Sugar-light compared to past matchups.
Winner: Orange Bowl. Jim Harbaugh and Michigan against Florida State? Yes, please.
Losers: St. Petersburg and Heart of Dallas bowls. Somebody had to get the 5-7 teams. (Even worse: North Texas vs. Army in the heart of Dallas is a rematch of a game played in October.)
Winner: Las Vegas Bowl. In place of a Pac-12 participant — the conference couldn’t fill the slot — the bowl lands Houston to face MW representative San Diego State. Donnel Pumphrey against Ed Oliver should be terrific..
Loser: Standards of excellence. With 40 bowl games, clunkers are unavoidable. For example: Idaho vs. Colorado State … Or Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion … Or New Mexico vs. UTSA. Or … Eh, you get the picture.
Winner: ESPN. More than 1,000 hours of bowl coverage will undoubtedly fare better in the ratings than whatever the WWL would have shown otherwise.
Loser: Fans. Columbus/Clemson to Phoenix is a long way and loads of money. Same with Washington fans considering Atlanta. The unfortunate reality of the playoff system.
Winner: Proponents of an eight-team playoff. It’s years and years away, but any controversy with the four-team model (i.e., Penn State’s snub) adds incremental pressure to expand.
Loser: Proponents of an eight-team playoff. Nothing will change the system faster than the SEC getting hosed, and that didn’t happen.
Winner: Service Academies. All three made the postseason, and Navy almost climbed into the New Year’s Six.
Loser: Louisville. Had the Cardinals beaten Kentucky — this is football, after all — they would be headed to the Orange Bowl instead of the team they beat by 43 points (Florida State).
Ultimate winners: Alabama and Ohio State. The powerhouses handle their business in the semifinals, then collide Jan. 9 in Tampa for the title. Alabama wins its second consecutive title and stakes claim to being one of the greatest teams in history.

WARRIORS: 

-Kerr's pot comments stiring debate -- He didn't smoke - edibles 

-PACERS TONIGHT 

NBA: 

OTHER:

FUN: