Monday, August 29, 2016

MONDAY AUGUST 29TH - THE MANY LAYERS OF THE KAP DISCUSSION



GUESTS: 

TOPICS:

KAEPERNICK'S STANCE:

OFF FIELD:

-He has a right to do it
-Hypocricy in that some feel like he shouldn't because he disparaged the flag---it's within his rights , it's why we fought
-Is it the right time ---When and where else? Use the stage.
-Don't think you have to disparage the flag to get the point across....
-fREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION IS WHAT I DO FOR A LIVING



ON FIELD:
-Ttouble vs talent
-San Diego and 9.12
49ersw could cut him because he's not an NFL QB
-Doesn't fit offense: Holds too long, not accusarete, doesn't see it
-Are they in for a PR nightmare if they cut him?
-20/20 he shouldn't be here
-Massive distraction and can dividide the lockeroom no matter what Kelly says
-Sanchez , Foles available

-Harbaugh speaks out and revrses field a little

-Boone: Show some respect


-Could 49ers cut Kap?


--ANOTHER THOUGHT: WHY NOT JUST HAVE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM REMOVED-- BEFORE EACH GAME --WHY DO WE DO IT?


49ERS:
Injuries: Hyde concussion, Ellington hammy, Dial knee , plus Armstead, Smelter don't play.


NFL:
-Tony Romo out, Dak Prescott in
-Joey Bosa finally signs




GIANTS:
Friday - Samardzija good again
Saturday: No Posey, Belt or Pence
Sunday: 41 total bases, 4 triples, 4 HRs
-Didn't get help forom Cubs - Baez bine headed lay throwing to second in bottom of 8th , two outs
-Short series vs. D-Backs then to Cubs , Dodgers - 3 @Rockies, 3 Padres, 3 D-Backs before hitting the road 3 @v Miami, 3 @ Yankees before 4 @ DBacks,  before 3 vs Giants starting on 19th --Could have Kershaw back for thoese games


RAIDERS:
-Don't look great, trouble stopping run ---Like Cooper great catch in end zone and DeAndre Washington

OTHER:

-Gene Wilder dead at 83

FUN STUFF:





Thursday, August 25, 2016

THURSDAY: AUGUST 25 2016




GUESTS:


TOPICS:


-It's national burger day best burger --best place?

GIANTS:

-Buster does not look well - Last HR July 16 at SD - 110 ABs
-Crawford's AB ---Typical of 2nd H - Down one two outs vs. Joe Blanton -Hanging curve fouled back, next pitch hanging curve hit to Reddik at wall out ---with one on ---
-Whack a mole: Cueto pitches great ---Giants can't hit.....
-Night before w/ Bum --Bum can't pitch, Giants get 5 runs.....Dodgers get 9......


MLB:


49ERS:

-Could Kap start, yes -- But is it realistic No.

*What he would have to do ---Run offense percsely, get team in corrct setting on the run, be accuarate, no sacks or INTs, be productive and a major part of scoring drives. Has he done that in the last two seasons?

*Didn't throw all off season

49ERS not in on Mongo? - 5th round pick

KAP CAN'T WEAR VISOR FOR NOW-

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will not be allowed to wear a tinted visor in the 49ers’ preseason game Friday without league approval, the NFL said.
“A player needs approval to wear it in any game, including the preseason,” an NFL spokesman told CSNBayArea.com on Thursday. “He can wear it in practice without approval. But in a game, it needs to be approved.”
It is not known if a ruling will occur before Friday's game.
Kaepernick has worn a tinted visor as part of his helmet during the entire offseason program and training camp. On Wednesday, Kaepernick said he planned the wear the visor when he is scheduled to make his preseason debut against the Green Bay Packers.




NFL:

VEGAS RAIDERS:

The Raiders are exploring a potential move to Las Vegas, and reportedly took another step this week.
The team on August 20, 2016 reportedly filed trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the "Las Vegas Raiders," according to Darren Heitner of Forbes.
The Raiders will play their home games in Oakland at the Coliseum in 2016. A trademark application does not guarantee a future move, either.



BOSA'S REPS FIRE BACK - BTW --NICDE WAY TO GET VOTERS TO APPROVE A STADIUM=-

In a statement released Wednesday night, Bosa's representatives said the Chargers "have decided to manipulate facts and negotiate in the media."
"We will say that it is ironic that the team now takes issue with the timing of Joey's arrival, since the Chargers unilaterally decided to remain silent for the first 14 days of training camp, instead of replying in a timely fashion to the proposal we made on the eve of training camp on July 28th," the statement said. "At this point, all we can do is continue to fight for a fair contract on behalf of our client, as we do for all of our clients.
"The Chargers can focus on trying to sway public opinion, but our focus will remain on our client and securing a contract for him that is fair and consistent with his draft position."
According to a source familiar with the negotiation, the Chargers offered to pay Bosa 85 percent of his $17 million signing bonus at the time of signing and the rest in the new league calendar year in March. Bosa's camp remained steadfast in receiving the entire signing bonus by the end of this year


-CBS announces pairings for NFL games 
-Sean McManus will join Gruden with Tirico leaving to NBC , Tirico was supposed to do TNF, but NFL rejected that, wants Michaels and Collinsorth on boh Sunday and Thursday....

NFL announcer top 5: 

1- Michaels - Collinsworth 

2. -Gruden and 

3. Harlan -Gannon

4. Kenny Albert - Daryl Johnston - Sirgusa

5. Buck -Aikman

Not top 5: Simms-Nantz


Audio: Brdy cuts thumb with sicors 

Bucs rookie 2nd round kicker struggles again 

Mom of Rans RB says he's like a 10 year-old because of injuries 

ESPN TOP 100 PLAYERS IN NFL: 

1. Watt
2.  Rodgers
3 Gronk
4 A Brown
5 V Miller
6 Brady
7 Kuechly
8 A Donald
9 Julio Jones
10 Newton
11 K. Mack
47 Bowman top rated 49er
NBA:

WARRIORS:

-Adressing the move?

ESPN PROJECTS 67 WINS FOR WARRIORS: 

Golden State Warriors
Projected wins: 66.8 (Summer Forecast: 67-15)
Within the context of the conservative nature of win projections, which tend to be regressed heavily to the mean, a 67-win projection is remarkable. The Warriors' projection is two wins higher than the next best in the seven years I've gone back to do projections using this method: 64.9 for the 2010-11 Miami Heat, who actually won just 58 games because of the time it took their version of the Big Three to build chemistry on the court.
2. Spurs 54
3. Jazz 48 
4. Clippers 46 
5. Rockets 46 
6. OKC 46 
7. Blazers 45
8. Nuggets 40 
9. Grizz 39 
10. Kings 37 
11 TWolves 37 
12 Pelicans 37 
13 Mavs 34
14. Suns 29 
15 Lakers 24 


-Gamblers once threatened to kill Jamal Crawford


FUN:

-The Rock is the highest paid actor in America WTF

-Lynch helping Seahawks players w 401K

-Fan falls into Yankees dugout

-Texas campus: Cocks not Glocks

SF cabbie sorry after plowing two on SF sidewalk

OTHER:

No Rosey at UFC 205

Jones-Lesnar could be back soon

Lochte has to go to Rio


HOPE SOLO BAN -- FREEDOM OF SPEECH? - BAD LOOK -- EVEN IF YOU DONT AGREE WITH WHAT SHE SAID - NOT LITTLE LEAGUE


U.S. Soccer has terminated goalkeeper Hope Solo's national team contract and banned her for six months after her controversial comments at the Olympics, the federation announced Wednesday. 
U.S. women’s coach Jill Ellis and U.S. Soccer general secretary Dan Flynn met with Solo, 35, in Seattle on Wednesday afternoon and gave her the news, which comes with three months of severance pay. She'll be eligible for reinstatement and a new contract on February. The move follows Solo’s comments at the Olympics when she called the Swedish players “cowards” for their defensive style in eliminating the U.S. in the quarterfinals.
Solo, who received public criticism from teammate Megan Rapinoe and U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati for her comments, did not apologize for them.
“The comments by Hope Solo after the match against Sweden during the 2016 Olympics were unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our national team players,” Gulati said in a press release. “Beyond the athletic arena, and beyond the results, the Olympics celebrate and represent the ideals of fair play and respect. We expect all of our representatives to honor those principles, with no exceptions.”
Gulati continued: “Taking into consideration the past incidents involving Hope, as well as the private conversations we’ve had requiring her to conduct herself in a manner befitting a U.S. national team member, U.S. Soccer determined this is the appropriate disciplinary action.”


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

WEDNESDAY: AUGUST 24



GUESTS:

GIANTS PREGAME 610:


TOPICS: 

Giants stay in a funk: 11-24 since break 

-Mad Bum hit hard - 5 IP 9 hits 5 ER -- Loud contact , left ball over plate , cutter not bearing in RHH
-Dodgers 3-4-5 (Seager, Turner Gonzo ) --8-12 4 RBIs -
-Seagidin and Toles HRs - Toles off Lopez
-Gerin -0.1 IP - 3 hits 2 ER
-Smith only RP who didn't give up a run
-Ginats are a 4 run a night team - need pitching and pen
18-22 in series openers this season ---2nd half: 2-10 (Mets, Marlins)
28-36 when opp scores first
3rd inning doouble steal - missed sign?


MLB: 

49ERS: 


O-Line shuffle: Anthony Davis working at first team RG, Joshua Garnett first team LG --Beadles back up C/G?  (53 sacks given uo in 2015 2nd worst in NFL to Tenn 54)


49ers were interested in Josh Gordon reportedly once, would they be interested again?: 

However, a Browns team source told Schefter that the team is not looking to trade Gordon.
Gordon said Tuesday that he doesn't want to be traded.
"I haven't heard too much about it," Gordon said. "Cleveland is my team. That's where I want to be, everything like that. That's not even in the ballpark for me. I'm not sure how that works."


NFL:

-CBS announces pairings for NFL games 
-Sean McManus will join Gruden with Tirico leaving to NBC , Tirico was supposed to do TNF, but NFL rejected that, wants Michaels and Collinsorth on boh Sunday and Thursday....

NFL announcer top 5: 

1- Michaels - Collinsworth 

2. -Gruden and 

3. Harlan -Gannon

4. Kenny Albert - Daryl Johnston - Sirgusa

5. Buck -Aikman

Not top 5: Simms-Nantz


Audio: Brdy cuts thumb with sicors 

Bucs rookie 2nd round kicker struggles again 

Mom of Rans RB says he's like a 10 year-old because of injuries 

ESPN TOP 100 PLAYERS IN NFL: 

1. Watt
2.  Rodgers
3 Gronk
4 A Brown
5 V Miller
6 Brady
7 Kuechly
8 A Donald
9 Julio Jones
10 Newton
11 K. Mack
47 Bowman top rated 49er

WARRIORS:

ESPN PROJECTS 67 WINS FOR WARRIORS: 

Golden State Warriors
Projected wins: 66.8 (Summer Forecast: 67-15)
Within the context of the conservative nature of win projections, which tend to be regressed heavily to the mean, a 67-win projection is remarkable. The Warriors' projection is two wins higher than the next best in the seven years I've gone back to do projections using this method: 64.9 for the 2010-11 Miami Heat, who actually won just 58 games because of the time it took their version of the Big Three to build chemistry on the court.
2. Spurs 54
3. Jazz 48 
4. Clippers 46 
5. Rockets 46 
6. OKC 46 
7. Blazers 45
8. Nuggets 40 
9. Grizz 39 
10. Kings 37 
11 TWolves 37 
12 Pelicans 37 
13 Mavs 34
14. Suns 29 
15 Lakers 24 

NBA:

KLAY SICK OF TALKING SUPER TEAM: 

“Yes. Yes,” Thompson replied when asked if he’s tired of answering questions about next season during an interview with GQ magazine. “I just want to go out there and prove to people how great we can be. Every day at the media session here I have to answer questions about it. ‘Oh, how’s the chemistry between you three.’ Everyday… But it’s part of the territory. I just give some automated answers. I can be pretty robotic. There’s a lot of hype surrounding the franchise now, and deservedly so. It’s part of our job, we have to answer those questions.”
Thompson interestingly was a bit standoffish in the immediate aftermath of Durant’s decision. He said he felt “disrespected” by all the talk concerning how he and his Warriors teammates would have to sacrifice shots and the like with Durant’s arrival.
“… I’m not sacrificing [expletive], because my game isn’t changing,” Thompson said, via The Vertical.
Thompson also mentioned in the GQ interview how landing Durant doesn’t take away the sting of blowing a 3-1 series lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, saying, “It was hard” to get over it.


ROBINSON NOT READY TO PREDICT WARRIORS LONG RUN: 

Kevin Durant will turn 28 years old on Sept. 29. Steph Curry doesn't turn 29 until March 14.
Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are both 26.
But according to Hall of Famer David Robinson, these four players won't be teammates for that long.
"If you're able to put together a team like this, you're generally going to have a short window because you can't pay all those guys to keep them together,"Robinson told Complex Sports. "There's the short window that's going to end relatively quickly and it's not as easy as going out to play."
Curry will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Klay is under contract for three more years with an average salary of $17.8 million, while Draymond will make an average of $16.9 million over the next four seasons.
Durant is on a two-year deal, but is expected to opt out next summer with the salary cap rising again.

And even if the Warriors' core remains together, David Robinson isn't about to predict a dynasty.
"It takes time," Robinson added. "You look at what happened with LeBron, Wade, and Bosh. It took them a year or two to get their legs underneath them and figure things out...
"It's not that easy and people can say what they want to say, but it's still up in the air. Nobody thought Cleveland would win the championship this year. There were four teams in the West they said they couldn't beat and they were down 3-1 and they came back and won so you just never know. 
"You can't write the script."


JONES VS. JOHNSON NEXT? 

LESNAR SUSPENDED 

STANFORD PASSES HARD ALCOLHOL BAN 


FUN STUFF: 

-Raiders TE scores date with Olympic gymnast 

-You can opt out of the pledge of Alligence in Florida 

-You know you partied hard when you floatd into ahttp://www.businessinsider.com/r-hundreds-of-americans-wash-up-illegally-in-canada-after-river-party-2016-8nother country 

-Boss move: Robbing a school armed with crocodiles 

-There is a pokemon world championships 

-Pokémon stampede to get a snorlax



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

TUESDAY: AUGUST 23RD - DODGERS SERIES



GIANTS:

-Preview


The Dodgers bats are hot since Kershaw went down and he's eligible to come off the DL Saturday ----


-Since Kershaw went down, the Dodgers are 28-19, the fifth best record in the MLB, while the Giants have done the exact opposite, going 19-28, the 28th worst record in the MLB during that stretch.
-
In Kershaw’s absence, Dodgers starters have an ERA of 5.12, which ranks as the 24th worst in the MLB over that span.

-BUT the Dodgers offense stepped up:

Corey Seager - Since Kershaw went down, he’s hitting .359 with a .967 OPS

Adrian Gonzalez, who homered three times yesterday, has been just as good, if not a little bit better, hitting .356 with a 1.012 OPS.

The Dodgers actually have five players with an OPS over .900 in the 47 games since Kershaw last made a start — Joc Pederson (.910), Justin Turner (.972), and Yasmani Grandal, who has been leading the way with a 1.082 OPS.

-Kershaw said that he felt “100 percent” after throwing a bullpen this past weekend.... he isn’t eligible to come off the 60-day DL until this Saturday

So everything is looking bad---which means it's the perfect place for the Giants to be.....

They run better from behind when no one epxetx anything from them....


MLB:

POST SEASON SCHEULE ANNOUNCED -- WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH OCTOLBERTFEST

-Doc vs. Strawberry is interesting:



After Strawberry, 54, said on the radio he feared for Gooden’s life upon Gooden missing a WFAN interview Thursday, Gooden took the now-public matter into deeply personal territory. “He’s trying to take the heat off himself, people who [are] in glass houses do not throw stones,” Gooden told The Post on Monday night, saying he’s been clean four years, since coming out of rehab. “He’s cheating on his wife, he’s having an affair with people.”


“… Darryl has a drug rehab in his name, he is supposed to be a pastor. I call him Lucifer. … [Going public] was a weak shot, and he did it to make himself look better, because he is running a drug rehab.”

-20 teams will watch Tebow play baseball

49ERS:

O-Line shuffle: Anthony Davis working at first team RG, Joshua Garnett first team LG --Beadles back up C/G?  (53 sacks given uo in 2015 2nd worst in NFL to Tenn 54)


49ers were interested in Josh Gordon reportedly once, would they be interested again?:

However, a Browns team source told Schefter that the team is not looking to trade Gordon.
Gordon said Tuesday that he doesn't want to be traded.
"I haven't heard too much about it," Gordon said. "Cleveland is my team. That's where I want to be, everything like that. That's not even in the ballpark for me. I'm not sure how that works."

NFL:

-CBS announces pairings for NFL games
-Sean McManus will join Gruden with Tirico leaving to NBC , Tirico was supposed to do TNF, but NFL rejected that, wants Michaels and Collinsorth on boh Sunday and Thursday....

NFL announcer top 5:

1- Michaels - Collinsworth

2. -Gruden and

3. Harlan -Gannon

4. Kenny Albert - Daryl Johnston - Sirgusa

5. Buck -Aikman

Not top 5: Simms-Nantz


Audio: Brdy cuts thumb with sicors

Bucs rookie 2nd round kicker struggles again

Mom of Rans RB says he's like a 10 year-old because of injuries

NBA:

KLAY SICK OF TALKING SUPER TEAM:

“Yes. Yes,” Thompson replied when asked if he’s tired of answering questions about next season during an interview with GQ magazine. “I just want to go out there and prove to people how great we can be. Every day at the media session here I have to answer questions about it. ‘Oh, how’s the chemistry between you three.’ Everyday… But it’s part of the territory. I just give some automated answers. I can be pretty robotic. There’s a lot of hype surrounding the franchise now, and deservedly so. It’s part of our job, we have to answer those questions.”
Thompson interestingly was a bit standoffish in the immediate aftermath of Durant’s decision. He said he felt “disrespected” by all the talk concerning how he and his Warriors teammates would have to sacrifice shots and the like with Durant’s arrival.
“… I’m not sacrificing [expletive], because my game isn’t changing,” Thompson said, via The Vertical.
Thompson also mentioned in the GQ interview how landing Durant doesn’t take away the sting of blowing a 3-1 series lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, saying, “It was hard” to get over it.


ROBINSON NOT READY TO PREDICT WARRIORS LONG RUN:

Kevin Durant will turn 28 years old on Sept. 29. Steph Curry doesn't turn 29 until March 14.
Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are both 26.
But according to Hall of Famer David Robinson, these four players won't be teammates for that long.
"If you're able to put together a team like this, you're generally going to have a short window because you can't pay all those guys to keep them together," Robinson told Complex Sports. "There's the short window that's going to end relatively quickly and it's not as easy as going out to play."
Curry will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Klay is under contract for three more years with an average salary of $17.8 million, while Draymond will make an average of $16.9 million over the next four seasons.
Durant is on a two-year deal, but is expected to opt out next summer with the salary cap rising again.

And even if the Warriors' core remains together, David Robinson isn't about to predict a dynasty.
"It takes time," Robinson added. "You look at what happened with LeBron, Wade, and Bosh. It took them a year or two to get their legs underneath them and figure things out...
"It's not that easy and people can say what they want to say, but it's still up in the air. Nobody thought Cleveland would win the championship this year. There were four teams in the West they said they couldn't beat and they were down 3-1 and they came back and won so you just never know.
"You can't write the script."

OTHER:

NATE DIAZ COULD BE IN TROUBLE FOR VAPING IN PRESSER:

Nate Diaz could be in some hot water with USADA.

Diaz might be facing a UFC anti-doping policy potential violation for vaping cannabis at the UFC post-fight press conference Saturday night in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting has learned. Diaz was vaping on the dais and, when asked, said it was CBD, or cannibidiol oil.

 “It’s CBD,” Diaz said after his majority decision loss to Conor McGregor. “It helps with the healing process and inflammation, stuff like that. So you want to get these for before and after the fights, training. It’ll make your life a better place.”

Cannibidiol is one of 113 active cannabinoids in cannabis. Cannabinoids are banned in-competition by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code over a certain threshold and USADA uses WADA’s prohibited substance list. In competition is considered the six hours before and the six hours after a fight. Diaz’s appearance doing post-fight media was within that timeframe.

“I can confirm that USADA is aware of the situation and is currently gathering information in order to determine the next appropriate steps,” USADA spokesperson Ryan Madden told MMA Fighting in a statement.

Cannabis is considered a “specified substance” by the UFC anti-doping policy. In other words, it’s not an anabolic or hormonal agent, but it is still prohibited in certain cases, like in-competition. An athlete violating the policy for a specified substance can face a suspension of up to one year, according to Article 10.2.2.

JONES VS. JOHNSON NEXT?

LESNAR SUSPENDED

STANFORD PASSES HARD ALCOLHOL BAN


FUN STUFF:

-Raiders TE scores date with Olympic gymnast

-You can opt out of the pledge of Alligence in Florida

-You know you partied hard when you floatd into ahttp://www.businessinsider.com/r-hundreds-of-americans-wash-up-illegally-in-canada-after-river-party-2016-8nother country

-Boss move: Robbing a school armed with crocodiles

-There is a pokemon world championships

-Pokémon stampede to get a snorlax

Monday, August 22, 2016

MONDAY: AUGUST 22ND



GUESTS:

TOPICS:

UFC 202 MCGREGOR TOPS DIAZ ON DECSION:

-Reaction

-Results


GIANTS: SPLIT 4 GAME SET

First teo games 10-7 win, 8-1 win


SATURDAY: 9-5 LOSS THE RETURN OF CESPEDES - 2 bombs (Sign hi in off season? --Signed a 3-$75M, CAN OPT OUT AFTER THIS SEASON AND REPORTEDLY WILL....

SUNDAY: 2-0 LOSS... SAMARDZJIJA MAKES TWO MISTAKES IN A ROW
-Mixing speeds better - Curve, cutter - Not twisting body so much

4 GAME SET: 23 RUNS.....BUT ONLY 5 LAST 2 GAMES...

Topics:
-Matt Moore Saturday 18 BB 23 IP as a Giant - Pressing, trying to be too fine, getting used to games that matter

-Sign Cespedes?

-Dodgers 1 up and Kershaw could be coming son....


MLB:

49ERS:

Good: QBs, Ponder, McDonald, Rush. Caridine , Trent Brown vs. Miller -Davis could move inside , could trade an OL for another position

Bad: Still no WRs stepping up though 9-142-1 from WRs,

Ugly: Treggs, Bellore, injuries, Armstead, Buckner not playing,


KAP IS BACK:

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick went through a complete 90-minute practice and said he is feeling fine and proceeding as scheduled.
In a brief, informal chat with reporters in the locker room, one reporter noted that it looked as if the ball was coming out of his hand with some velocity.
“There was a little something behind it,” Kaepernick said, smiling.
Kaepernick, who had not practiced since Aug. 10 due to arm fatigue, is expected to continue to practice this week and be available to play Friday night against the Green Bay Packers.

NFL:

OLYMPICS:

USA HOOPS TAKES GOLD 96-66, Durant with 30

OVERALL A SUCCESS

31 memories

-Speedo drops Lochte , Polo does as well - Lost $1M today

-Phelps
-USA hoops men and women
Katie Ledecky
-Lochte incident
-Simone Manuel
-Simone Biles


NBA:
-64 DAYS SINCE GAME 7. 64 DAYS UNTIL OPENING NIGHT


OTHER:

CFB AP POLL IS OUT

-Valencia - Butler fight over shoes

-Wreslting coaches strip in protest


FUN STUFF:

-Marinovich in trouble again

-Deadspin ranks pop tarts flavors

Friday, August 19, 2016

FRIDAY:



GUESTS:

-Giants pregame 6:15

WHAT'S NEXT
Mets: Seth Lugo will pitch in place of Steven Matz for the Mets on Friday at 10:15 p.m ET. Matz scratched from his scheduled start because of a shoulder issue. Lugo is 0-1 with a 2.65 ERA in nine appearances this season. Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera are expected to be back in action for the Mets.
Giants: San Francisco will give the ball to right-hander Johnny Cueto, the NL starter in this year's All-Star Game, in Friday's 7:15 p.m. PT matchup. Cueto has struggled since then, recording two quality starts in six second-half outings.


GIANTS: SO MUCH FOR THE 6 RUN UNDER - 10-7 WIN......

-Bum came in w a 21 inning scoreless streak vs Mets, DeGrom was 3-0 0.84 vs. Giants....

-Bum's bomb off DeGrom
-Won first game of a series
-Won by more than one run
-When Riggiano hit the granny ---Here we go again....

The inconsistent bullpen started giving the lead back. The Mets scored three times in the sixth, but Derek Law worked out of a jam in the seventh and Sergio Romo continued his red-hot streak with two strikeouts in the eighth. Buster Posey provided some breathing room with a two-run double in the eighth.
Starting pitching report: Bumgarner allowed four earned runs in a home start for the first time all year and pitched just five innings. His ERA jumped from 2.11 to 2.25, which is still good.
Bullpen report: Cory Gearrin’s first night back didn’t go well. Gearrin gave up two singles and a long fly ball to center before being replaced. Both runners scored.
At the plate: Bumgarner has homered off deGrom, Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw (twice) in the last three seasons. Per ESPN Stats and Info, the only other big leaguers to get to all three All-Stars are Carlos Gonzalez and Giancarlo Stanton.
In the field: Angel Pagan had a weird sixth inning. He took a bad route to Ty Kelly’s liner and turned it into a triple, but he also kept the tying run off the board by chasing down T.J. Rivera’s fly to the track.

Mets:

DeGrom vs. Bum
  vs Cueto
Colon vs. Moore
SAamardzija vs. TBA (Syndergaard?)

Dodgers:

Right now -

Ross Strippling vs. Bum
Bud Norris vs Cueto
Brett Anderson vs. Moore -Anderson 1 IP this season 5 ER, 2 HR, hurt wrist

Carlos Gomez being discussed per Jon Heyman....


Astros released the 30-year old outfielder last week after he struggled all season in Houston, hitting .210 with five home runs and 29 RBI. Gomez was traded to Houston in 2015 after spending his whole career in Milwaukee. Gomez can provide a power bat off the bench, as well as above average defense in the outfield.

MLB:  DEAR COMMISH - YOU ETHER LIKE SOMETHING OR YOU DON'T.....


STOP FUCKING WITH THE GAME ---MAKE REPLAYS FASTER---DONE:

-IS IT WORTH SAVING 10 MINUTES TO MESS WITH THE GAME LIKE THIS?

Commissioner Rob Manfred said that baseball is contemplating everything from altering the strike zone to limiting the number of pitching changes in a game, to curtailing the number of shifts, to even installing 20-second time clocks for pitchers.

“We feel it’s been effective in the minor leagues,’’ Manfred said. “You look month-by-month in terms of where we were in terms of game time, we did really well early and kind of regressed the second half of last year, and certainly this year.

“The more we can have on the field, constant reminders so it’s in front of people’s minds, the better off we are in terms of continuing to move the game along. And I think the clock is probably the quintessential example of the reminder that keeps pace in people’s minds.”

OLYMPICS: USA VS SPAIN  82 -76

The streak: Make it 75 wins in a row and counting for Krzyzewski. That includes 23 consecutive victories in Olympic play, 19 in FIBA World Cup tournaments, 10 in Olympic qualifiers and another 23 in exhibition games. The Americans previously tasted defeat in the semifinals of the 2006 FIBA World Championship against Greece, then launched this streak on Sept. 2, 2006, with a 96-81 victory over Argentina in the bronze-medal game in Japan.
Numbers game: Team USA is now 12-0 against Spain in the Olympics, its most wins against any one nation.

What's next: For the 16th time in its 18 appearances in the men's Olympic basketball tournament, Team USA is in the title game.
The Americans will play the Australia-Serbia winner in Sunday afternoon's final after the other two Group A teams that reached the Final Four settle their Friday night semifinal.
Australia beat Serbia by 15 points in pool play and, of course, was the first team here in Rio to expose the United States' vulnerabilities in a 98-88 defeat on Aug. 10.
The Aussies are trying to win their first Olympic‎ medal in basketball, having reached the semifinals three times previously (1988, 1996 and 2000) and losing the bronze-medal game each time.
"I will say this is the best chance we have of medal game," Australian legend Andrew Gaze told ESPN.com, stopping short of calling this the Boomers' strongest-ever squad. Gaze made five trips to the Olympics, three of them after NBA pros were granted eligibility to participate starting with the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.


Line: USA -13.5 (-1200), Spain +700, 186.5
Klay, Durant fuel win
-Jordan is best player in tournament even though his statement was stupid


LOCHTE 'S APOLOGY IS SHIT ---I'D MAKE HIM COME BACK IF I WAS BRAZIL............
-One swimmer had to pay nearly 11K to get back

Not really an apology at all, still claims he was robbed

Two of the other swimmers, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, were on their way Friday after being held in Brazil to testify. The fourth, Jimmy Feigen, made a deal with a judge to make a $10,800 payment and leave, his lawyer said.
Local organizers and the mayor of Rio de Janeiro said they accepted Lochte's apology.
"My feeling is one of pity," Mayor Eduardo Paes said. "They did not represent the American athletes that are here."
The drama -- and ever-changing descriptions of the alleged robbery -- deeply angered Brazilians, who said it cast a pall on their city and their Olympics. The saga also dominated Olympic headlines, overshadowing accomplishments of athletes who trained for years and set records. The situation was an enormous embarrassment for the U.S. Olympic team, which has dominated in winning medals.

LAWYER STILL CLAIMS HE WAS ROBBED:

RIO DE JANEIRO – Ryan Lochte is more victim than villain and he did not lie about being robbed at gunpoint, the American swimmer’s attorney told USA TODAY Sports.

Jeffrey M. Ostrow, a Fort Lauderdale-based lawyer representing Lochte, said Lochte's apology on Friday should not be viewed as a full mea culpa. Authorities in Rio should be investigating the two security guards who pulled weapons on the U.S. swimmers and demanded payment for damage to a bathroom door handle, he said. 
“I don’t consider things done. I know that investigation is still going. I hope that there is more that comes out of it, find out a little bit more about the security guard or the military police or whoever it was specifically that extorted the money from (the swimmers)," Ostrow said.
RELATED ARTICLE:  Lochte issues apology
Lochte stands behind his assertion that he and his teammates were held at gunpoint and robbed Sunday. That account is supported by surveillance video of what took place at the gas station in Rio de Janeiro, Ostrow said.
“That part of the story will never
change,'' Ostrow said during a telephone interview. "We stand behind that."


I think that there’s two ways you can look at it,’’ Ostrow said. “You can look at that my client and the other swimmers are in another country being yelled at in Portuguese with a gun pointed at them, and the gun was pointed right at Ryan. And that when they’re being told to give up their money in another language with a hand signal 'money,' that looks like a robbery.
"Whether it was warranted from the side of Brazilians or not, that’s robbery. From my client’s respect, that’s what happened."
“From (the Brazilians’) respect, I can see that would be turned to, ‘No, we were just telling him don’t leave and pay us because we think you all did some damage.’ It could be interpreted both ways, and it’s not fair for people to jump to conclusions that it was one way or another.
“All we know for sure is the account that Ryan gave and the swimmers gave, that they were held at gunpoint, was supported by that video and they were forced to give up money

49ERS: GOOD LESSONS TO BE LEARNED IN DENVER

-Players to watch:

*Mike Davis had 72 yards last week - what does he get vs Denver?
*Gabbert - Has worked as clear #1 QB this week, will it show?
*Any WR --Hello is anybody out there?
*Trent Brown vs. Von MIller
*Pass rushers: Lemonier, Harold and Cardine


NFL:

-Slow down the Raiders train

Played starters in the first half, lost 20-12, had a blocked punt by Nate Allen for only TD


-First unit played entire half, 4 first downs--Latavius Murray isn't the answer
-Khalil Mack was awesome, sack, 2 QB hits and knocked Brett Hundley from the game ---DPOY .....
-Eddie Lacy crushed the run defense


NBA:

-LeBron says Jordan gets too much credit for Bulls titles

Speaking of Jordan, James said he along with Ken Griffey Jr. and Deion Sanders were the players he looked up to most as a child. However, James also suggested Jordan gets too much credit sometimes for the six championships the Bulls won with him, or at least Scottie Pippen and other role players do not get enough credit.
Read more at http://www.slamonline.com/nba/lebron-james-michael-jordan-gets-much-credit-bulls-six-titles/#dlKz7BlKQi3MEq4z.99

-LeBron took 5,000 kids to an amusement park

Essence magazine has all the details of James’ efforts to turn a regular summer for Ohio children into one that they absolutely will never forget.
Just because basketball season is over doesn’t mean LeBron James is hibernating until winter! In fact, the newly resigned $100 million basketball player was out and about in Akron, Ohio, yesterday treating 5,000 students and their families to a day at Cedar Point amusement park, “the rollercoaster capital of the world.”
The Cleveland Cavaliers power forward gifted the kids — who are a part James’ Wheels for Education and the Akron I Promise Network — and their families with a fun-filled day of rides, and screams to match, as part of the LeBron James Family Foundation’s We Are Family Reunion.


-2017 ASG officially to New Orleans , after Charlotte mishap


OTHER:


IS PULLING A GUN ON A MAN WHO STOLE YOUR GOLF CLUBS A BIT EXTREME?

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/m/b61969f0-4e75-3fbd-9eaa-9dd97f5f4f37/former-fire-marshal-pulls-gun.html

AUDIO

-Would you get in a self driving UBER?

It turns out Uber has been making very rapid progress on its plan to replace its one million-plus drivers with computers. Bad news if you’re an Uber driver…
In an interview with Bloomberg, CEO Travis Kalanick revealed that the company is preparing to add self-driving cars to its fleet of active drivers in Pittsburgh as soon as this month.
The company will deploy around 100 modified Volvo XC90s outfitted with self-driving equipment. Each vehicle will be staffed by one engineer, who can take the wheel as/when needed, and a co-pilot to observe and take notes. There will also be a “liquid-cooled” computer sitting in the trunk recording trip and map data.



FUN STUFF:

Audio: Sex behind reporter in Rio...."They're reading a book" 

-Dad finds kids pot brownies, eats four, curses at cat

-Man says he was not masturbating he was mixing a protein shake

-Man uoset after being asked to leave McDonald's with his dead badger

-Guy on meth falls off roof having sex

-Sex with a van guy




Thursday, August 18, 2016

THURSDAY: AUGUST 18TH

GUESTS:


GIANTS:

Mets/ Dodgers series:

Bochy considering rotation change for Dodgers series

Bochy said the staff will discuss altering the rotation and skipping Matt Cain's next start. That would line up Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Matt Moore against the Dodgers next week in Los Angeles. Bumgarner and Cueto will face them either way, but throwing a second lefty against the Dodgers could be big. Most of their best hitters -- Cory Seager, Chase Utley, Adrian Gonzalez, Joc Pederson -- hit from the left side



Mets:

DeGrom vs. Bum
Matz vs Cueto
Colon vs. Moore
SAamardzija vs. TBA (Syndergaard?)

Dodgers:

Right now -

Ross Strippling vs. Matt Cain -Strippling 1-1 3.05 since break
Bud Norris vs Bum - Norris 2-2 5.50 2nd H
Brett Anderson vs. Johnny Cueto -Anderson 1 IP this season 5 ER, 2 HR, hurt wrist

MLB:

Audio: Josh Donaldson on the heated exchange between he and manager John Gibbons

49ERS:

--Barrows: Baalke says no truth to PFT report, Kap out for Sunday


Looking ahead, there has been speculation the 49ers could make Kaepernick inactive during each game of the regular season, which would eliminate the risk of potentially paying his $14.5 million 2017 base salary, which is guaranteed for injury.
Asked about such a scenario, Baalke said “no facts point to that.” He was subsequently asked if Kaepernick would be active on game days if he proved to be the second-best quarterback on the roster.
“None of those decisions have been made yet,” Baalke said. “Nor are we prepared to make those decisions one week into the preseason. We’re going to evaluate this team each and every week and things are fluid. You’re going to make the best decisions you can at the time you make them. Right now, we want him healthy.”


-O Line talk isn't fun but Davis playing at RG -- Brown at RT, Stlaey at LT, Beadles or Garnett at LG, Kilgore at C.



RAIDERS AT PACKERS:

DARREN SHARPER GETS 18 YEARS --STILL NOT ENOUGH:


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on sentencing for ex-NFL star Darren Sharper (all times local):
11:45 a.m.
The federal judge who more than doubled former NFL star Darren Sharper's prison sentence told him that courts cannot ignore the damage he inflicted on women and on society at large.
U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo (TREESH mil-AH-zoh) had rejected a multistate plea agreement's 9-year sentence as too short. She sentenced Sharper on Thursday to 18 years and four months, and a $20,000 fine.
Before handing down the sentence, the judge told him she could never understand "how you arrived at this place," since he is educated and obviously grew up "in one of the most loving households."
He pleaded guilty in federal court to drugging three women so he could rape them. He has also pleaded guilty or no contest in state courts in Louisiana, Arizona, California and Nevada. He's accused of drugging and raping as many as 16 women in those four states.


OLYMPICS:

-WTF RYAN LOCHTE?

Brazilian police say American swimmers were not robbed at gunpoint at a gas station as they claimed, but a law enforcement official did say a security guard used a gun to control the situation involving Ryan Lochte, Jimmy Feigen, Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz.
Brazilian police had previously said no gun was involved. The change in the version of events came after police interviewed one of the security guards on Thursday. It further deepened the mystery of what happened inside the station and set off an international dispute.
"No robbery was committed against these athletes. They were not victims of the crimes they claimed," Civil Police chief Fernando Veloso said during an afternoon news conference Thursday.
Veloso said the swimmers vandalized the bathroom on the side of the gas station, damaging mirrors and other property. No charges have been filed, Veloso said, but the swimmers could be charged with false communication of a crime and vandalism if the investigation concludes that they did something wrong. If they cooperate, Veloso said he sees no reason for them to stay in Brazil.
He said surveillance video shows that employees of the gas station tried to control the situation but that the swimmers went to their taxi and tried to get away.


*Makes the US lok bad again - No wonder people around the world hate us ---We are Duke, we are Notre Dame---We are the Yankees.......


AUDIO: Michael Phelps pissed at local news in Phoenix trying to talk to him at airport after he lands ---awkward

NBA:

-LeBron says Jordan gets too much credit for Bulls titles

Speaking of Jordan, James said he along with Ken Griffey Jr. and Deion Sanders were the players he looked up to most as a child. However, James also suggested Jordan gets too much credit sometimes for the six championships the Bulls won with him, or at least Scottie Pippen and other role players do not get enough credit.
Read more at http://www.slamonline.com/nba/lebron-james-michael-jordan-gets-much-credit-bulls-six-titles/#dlKz7BlKQi3MEq4z.99

OTHER:


IS PULLING A GUN ON A MAN WHO STOLE YOUR GOLF CLUBS A BIT EXTREME?

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/m/b61969f0-4e75-3fbd-9eaa-9dd97f5f4f37/former-fire-marshal-pulls-gun.html

AUDIO

-Would you get in a self driving UBER?

It turns out Uber has been making very rapid progress on its plan to replace its one million-plus drivers with computers. Bad news if you’re an Uber driver…
In an interview with Bloomberg, CEO Travis Kalanick revealed that the company is preparing to add self-driving cars to its fleet of active drivers in Pittsburgh as soon as this month.
The company will deploy around 100 modified Volvo XC90s outfitted with self-driving equipment. Each vehicle will be staffed by one engineer, who can take the wheel as/when needed, and a co-pilot to observe and take notes. There will also be a “liquid-cooled” computer sitting in the trunk recording trip and map data.



FUN STUFF:

-Dad finds kids pot brownies, eats four, curses at cat

-Man says he was not masturbating he was mixing a protein shake

-Man uoset after being asked to leave McDonald's with his dead badger

-Guy on meth falls off roof having sex

-Sex with a van guy