The 49ers suffered one of their worst losses in history this past Sunday, losing 47-7 to the Arizona Cardinals. That makes them 1-2 on the season, and Castaneda and Steinmetz have a theory: They think a certain segment of fans are itching for the team to perform poorly -- so that Jed York gets some comeuppance.
Also, look at those Raiders, not just 1-2 but seemingly sitting with potential superstars in Derek Carr, Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper. How good is this team.
And then there's the defending NBA champion Warriors. Were they one of the greatest teams in history last season or did they get virtually every break in the book? There seem to be different camps.
When you start talking about the East Bay's professional sports teams, it doesn't take long before you start talking about where each of them will end up playing.
The Warriors, Raiders and A's all play in Oakland right now. But for how much longer? Andy Dolich, who has been a part of the front offices of the Warriors. A's and 49ers, gives his expert on considered opinions on the subject.
The Warriors are set to leave Oakland and Oracle Arena, headed for San Francisco. They're talking about getting there in 2018, but that seems highly unlikely. The Raiders are making overtures they want out of Oakland, but they have nowhere to go at this point.
The A's, after looking admiringly at San Jose for so many years, may be finally considering staying in Oakland -- but not in the O.Co Coliseum. So many moving parts, so much nuance and Dolich breaks it down for all of us.
Week 1 of the NFL season is in the books and it's official: The 49ers are great and the Raiders stink. Actually, that's one of the things Sal and Steiny talk about -- why does there seem to be a rush to make some kind of blockbuster proclamation about something?
Kaepernick's back! Hyde is better than Gore! Carr is overrated! Del Rio is in over his head!
Sal and Steiny also talk about how expectations define a season, and why the Raiders and 49ers are now viewed differently. The pair also addresses whether or not the Bay Area media is being fair to Jed York.
Oh, and did you hear about the Taco Bell outside AT&T Park is going to start serving beer? We talk about it all.
Sal Castaneda and Matt Steinmetz talk about the start of the NFL seasons and the openers for both the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders. The 49ers will play the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night, and they'll be wearing alternate black uniforms. Sal doesn't like it. At all.
As for the Raiders, they play the Cincinnati Bengals and Steinmetz thinks expectations might be getting too high. The Giants are out of it -- despite Steinmetz saying otherwise -- but what are the chances we see a Tim Hudson-Barry Zito matchup later this month when the Giants and A's play each other?
Lastly, can we stop the ridiculous talk that the Warriors' new arena in San Francisco will be done by 2018.
Sal Castaneda and Matt Steinmetz welcome Cam Inman into the shed for a special version of Sal and Steiny. Heading into the 2015 season, there are countless questions about about the San Francisco 49ers. Inman addresses them all.
Inman, a Bay Area native, has covered the 49ers for the past 15 years -- as either a columnist or beat writer -- and few regional journalists have his perspective. And even Inman isn't sure of what to expect out of this year's team.
Inman, Castaneda and Steinmetz hit on it all ... the vilification of Jed York, the hectic and chaotic offseason, Colin Kaepernick's critical season, the frustration of the fan base, the concern over the Levi's Stadium, and so much more.
Oh, and of course, we'll talk Australia's own Jarryd Hayne.
If you're a hard-core 49ers fan or even a casual one, this podcast has plenty for everyone. Take a listen.