It was another live taping of the Sal and Steiny Show at the Pacific Coast Brewing Company in Oakland, with the boys welcoming Anthony Slater, an interesting cat to say the least.
Slater had been covering the Oklahoma City Thunder for the past few years. And now he's the new beat writer for the Bay Area News Group covering the Golden State Warriors. Slater knows Kevin Durant as well as any media guy out there and his perspective on Durant, the Thunder and Warriors is absolutely terrific.
If you're a Warriors fan and want to get revved up for the season, this Sal and Steiny episode will get it done for you. And by the way, NBA training camps start in about a month!
When it comes to Bay Area sports knowledge, few, if any, have the edge on Joe Shasky. If you don't know who Joe Shasky is, then you're not a hard-core sports fan, which is fine, of course. But if you ever want insight on professional sports in the Bay Area, along with a unique historical perspective, Shasky is your man.
Shasky is the co-host of "The Butcher and Baruh" podcast, which discusses all things Bay Area sports and it is getting more and more popular by the episode.
A native San Franciscan, Shasky has been following the Bay Area's professional sports teams for decades, and he joined Castaneda and Steinmetz to share some of his expertise on the local teams.
Shasky is passionate, informed, funny likable and, best of all, insightful. If you love Bay Area sports and you follow any of the Bay Area teams, take a listen to Shasky. You'll be smarter for it.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said the notion that Kevin Durant as a villain is "absurd." Well, in the literal sense of the word, Kerr is correct. But there's no escaping it: Durant is Enemy No. 1 to NBA fans this year.
Castaneda and Steinmetz discussed just how despised the Warriors are going to be this year, and if there's anything that could derail a championship run. That one thing, unfortunately, could be Draymond Green, who's had a brutal couple of months. Is Green so on the edge that he will jeopardize the Warriors' season? We'll see.
The boys also talk about the Rio Olympics and how they're not resonating. And, the big question in football these days around the Bay: Colin Kaepernick or Blaine Gabbert?
The Olympics are here! The Olympics are here!
Does anyone care? Sal and Steiny think there are some things to care about, though one of them is certainly not men's basketball. One of the Olympic topics the boys discuss is why fans and the media keep sleeping on ... well, a Sleeping Giant? Want to know what the hell that means? Take a listen.
Also, the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's made trades recently, and the reaction to the trades tells you everything you need to know about each franchise in the first place.
Bay Area ownership is also a topic on Podcast No. 71. How do they stack up? And which Bay Area owners have the right to walk around with their heads held high?