They say you're supposed to take stock of all the positives in your life around the holidays. And surely Sal and Steiny do a lot of that during this podcast. But there's a touch of gray in the good vibes because of the injury to the Raiders' quarterback Derek Carr and the Warriors loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Carr, an MVP candidate, suffered a season-ending leg injury over the weekend and will not be quarterbacking the Raiders in the postseason. It's devastating news for a team making its first playoff appearance since 2002.
As for the Warriors, they just suffered a defeat, but they don't suffer many of them. And they certainly don't lose a lot of games where they're leading by 14 points with fewer than 10 minutes remaining. But that's what they did and it's not easy for Warriors fans to swallow.
For the time being, the Cavs have the Warriors' number.