Back in the mid 2000s, Rasheed Malek used to antagonize Matt Steinmetz on-line, questioning his knowledge and ability to cover the Golden State Warriors. Malek used to be somewhat disrespectful and even got a little personal in his approach-- not unlike Golden State's Draymond Green.
Nevertheless Steinmetz never wrote off Malek or his WarriorsWorld website. Instead, he reached out in goodwill and began to get to know the person behind the virtriol and negativity. What he found was a good kid who meant well ... just didn't know how to express things positively.
Ten years later, Malek has arrived and so has his site, now all grown up, along with the team it covers. Malek brought his star writer/media personality Jordan Ramirez into The Shed, and the foursome talked extensively about the blog business, the site's relationship with Warrior players, the team itself and a host of other topics.
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Strauss, who spends the bulk of his time writing about the Golden State Warriors, goes into depth on basketball subjects aplenty, including the trade deadline and whether or not the Oklahoma City Thunder just gained on the Warriors.
As someone who understands analytics, Strauss is more than qualified to respond to Charles Barkley's comments on the subject, and he does just that. He also believes the Warriors are the favorites to win it all and that they must re-sign Draymond Green at virtually all cost.
A good, fun listen on some serious hoops.
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When it comes to Bay Area sports, there is nobody with a better perspective on it -- and ability to share it --than long-time journalist Ray Ratto. In a noteworthy upset, Ratto, quietly bordering on icon status in and around San Francisco, joined Castaneda and Steinmetz in The Shed, and delivered us his A-game.
Ratto went in depth on a variety of topics, including the Golden State Warriors' title chances, the three things owner Joe Lacob would do differently, what's most important to the 49ers' franchise, questioning Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf's influence on the A's and Raiders' futures, his basketball officiating past and so much more.
Take a listen: the man's a savant, but not in a "Rainman" kind of way, if you know what we mean.
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Castaneda and Steinmetz convened in The Shed in the aftermath of the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl and talked about the game, the commercials, whether Tom Brady is a better QB than Joe Montana, why the hell Pete Carroll called for a pass when Marshawn Lynch was in the backfield and so many other topics -- including each of our least-favorite beers.
If there's one thing Sal and Steiny did agree on was the Super Bowl MVP: The Avocado.
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