On Sal and Steiny Podcast No. 94, the theme is the Oakland Raiders and dealing with the fact that they're going to Las Vegas. Sal lives in Alameda and Steinmetz lives in Oakland so the move is both professional and personal to them.
So many angles to discuss here, including whether Mark Davis ever really wanted to be in Oakland, what Raiders fans should do now with their team headed out of town in two or three years, how will this affect the team on the field, what it means to the 49ers, etc.
And Warriors forward Draymond Green brought up a legitimate concern when he said that he wouldn't be attending anymore Raiders games and, if he were a Raiders fan, he'd be done with them. So, how many will boycott the Raiders and how many will try to savor the next two or three years -- before the move?
The Warriors have won five in a row and all is right in the world. Kevin Durant is getting better, Stephen Curry is coming around and the playoffs are right around the corner. The only thing that's bringing down the season is this whole "resting players" thing. Some people are missing the boat in terms of whom they're criticizing, though. Some aren't interpreting the "problem" the right way.
We also talked about how Castenada deals with "irritation" on the air. You know, it's before a show and you get an email that bothers you or a text that's annoying ... but it's 12 seconds to airtime. How do you handle that? Sal tells you.
Steinmetz thinks there's no doubt Colin Kaepernick will be in the NFL this year. And, is it possible Cal could hire former Warriors and Kings coach Eric Musselman. This one was a lot of fun.
The Warriors are in crisis. That's the only way to describe it, right? They've lost 5 of 7, which is the worst stretch of the Steve Kerr era. Most teams have this kind of stretch a couple of time a year. For the Warriors, this is the first time in three years.
Oh, did we tell you Stephen Curry is in a shooting slump? Nope. Curry doesn't like to call it that, but c'mon, he can't buy one and we all know it. It will change but right now, he's struggling.
We also get into the professionalism that John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan are showing and how long it will go. And what about those broken car windows on Dolores Street in the City? That's worth another c'mob.
It took a few games but the Warriors look like they're finally getting used to the idea of playing without Kevin Durant. After a couple of subpar performances, Golden State has gotten its act a little bit together and will try to hold off the Spurs for the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
Sal and Steiny veer off into the media business in this podcast. Castaneda and Steinmetz are sometimes asked by younger people what is the best way to get started in the media/TV/radio business. We give you a few of our ideas.
March Madness is also coming -- how many of you will be taking off of work on that Thursday or Friday when the NCAA Tournament begins? The boys also talk about the unfortunate injury to Andrew Bogut, and how it may impact the NBA playoffs.
Everything changed for the Warriors this week. Kevin Durant injured his left knee during Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards, and he's going to be missing some playing time.
How much playing time. Well, that's a good question. He's got a Grade 2 sprain of his MCL, and what the Warriors said was this: He will do nothing for the next four weeks and then we'll take a look at it. The hope is he returns for the playoffs.
The Warriors' season just got more interesting. They also just signed Matt Barnes, who's an interesting guy to say the least. The end of the regular season is going to be must-see.
Looks like Colin Kaepernick has played his last game for the 49ers. Or has he? Well, he sold his South Bay house, so does that mean anything? We also talk Oscars on this one.