The Bay Area is having a pretty good run right now. The Giants are World Champs, the 49ers came up five yards short of the title, the Warriors are amazing everyone with their spirited playoff run, the Sharks just might be for real this year, and even the Athletics are contenders. If this four sport excellence were occurring in New York, you know we’d be reading and hearing about it non stop.
Of course, there is one pro franchise in the area that you wouldn’t bring up at the dinner table. Al Davis has come and gone, but the Raiders still suck. Al’s right hand lady, Amy Trask, finally got off that train wreck over the weekend, leaving Al’s son Mark Davis in full control. Mark doesn’t have much of a Raider look to him, IMO. More like a wimpy goofball you’d find bent over a log squealing in Deliverance woods. My advice to Mark would be to get a new hair cut. As it is, he’s in the running with Donald Trump for worst hair-do in America.
It occurred to me the other day that maybe Raider fans don’t yet know Al’s dead. It’s not like these cretins read newspapers or internet blogs. They have to bring along a spelling tutor just to buy the right t-shirt.
The 49er rookies finished their minicamp Sunday, not that anyone paid much attention. Later this week, they’ll be introduced to the veterans on the team at the first OTA. We’ll see how they hold up against NFL players, rather than a gaggle of other rookies.
Everybody seems fascinated with how British discus throwing star Lawrence Okoye will perform as he gives football a jolly good try. The 49er O-line will provide some clues this next weekend. Is he going to throw people around like shot putter Michael Carter did, or just be another Michael Jordan baseball non-story.
As you can see, there’s not much happening these days. To my knowledge, no additional team stepped up over the weekend to say they don’t want Tim Tebow, although Roger Goodell gushed about what a fine fellow Tim is. It must be kind of weird being a guy people have to publicly insist they don’t want. I’ve had some unpopular moments in my life, but nothing remotely as grand a thumbs down as Tim is getting. Strange days.