When it comes to sports hotbeds, few places are on fire like Oakland, California. If you do just a little bit of homework, you'll find that few cities have produced the quality and quantity of sports stars like "The Town."
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The Golden State Warriors have been playing basketball for three weeks and they still haven't lost a game yet. Sal and Steiny take another dive inside the Warriors, perhaps professional sports' most exciting team, and try to figure out just when this team might lose.
Steinmetz thinks the Warriors are playing differently this year -- with Curry playing more off the ball than on it. The result is that Curry is having a better year than last year, Draymond Green is now the team's primary playmaker and their offense is better than ever.
The boys also talk about the Raiders' Aldon Smith, who was suspended for a year, the 49ers' future and why the "Big Game" isn't very much of a big game anymore -- even though it should be. And we're all very glad to hear that Bay Area icon Pat McCormick is alive and well.
The Oakland Raiders may have lost a heartbreaker to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they're looking good these days. Gone are the days when you're waiting for something to go wrong for the Raiders. This team can play, and on top of it, they're fun. The future is very bright.
Pretty amazing that right now Oakland is home to two of the most exciting teams in all of professional sports. The Warriors, of course, speak for themselves, but the Raiders are on the come in a big way with stars such as Derek Carr, Amari Cooper, Khalil Mack and Aldon Smith.
While some East Bay resident are fretting over the potential departure of these two teams, Castaneda and Steinmetz say: Relax. These teams aren't going anywhere quickly, and if and when they do leave, they won't be taking teams this exciting to their new destinations.
Sal and Steiny also talk about the Blaine Gabbert-led 49ers victory. Is this the end for Colin Kaepernick? How can it not be?
The Golden State Warriors are ridiculous right now and Steph Curry is sheer lunacy. Seriously, if you've been watching the Warriors the first five games of this season, you know what we're talking about.
Castaneda has watched Warriors basketball for decades and Steinmetz is an NBA media fossil, and both are blown away at how great this team is playing right now. These are historic basketball times in the Bay Area. The Golden State Warriors are the best team in basketball and they have the best, most exciting, player in the league on their team.
Surreal, if you go way back with this team.
Did we mention the 49ers are in disarray? Well, they are and we certainly talk about that, too. Colin Kaepernick is going to the bench, and apparently his teammates have lost belief and confidence in him.
Where the heck do the 49ers go from here?
Castaneda also gives an update/assessment of the crab situation. He thinks there's trouble brewing in the Bay.