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The Sal and Steiny Show podcast

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Dec 15, 2020
What a disappointing season it's been for the San Francisco 49ers. From a play or two from winning the Super Bowl to a regular-old football team with a unbecoming 5-8 record. Sal and Steiny talk about the 49ers' season, and all that's gone wrong. But how do things look in the future. Sal and Steiny talk about that, also.
 
The Warriors are hopeful to return to the top of the Western Conference this year. Steph Curry is back, and despite the injury to Klay Thompson, excitement is abounding for the Warriors. It's going to be tons of fun finding out where the Warriors fit these days.
 
And did we tell you about Sal's record collection? Well, we do in this podcast, and we're sure you'll agree, it's impressive.
Nov 20, 2020

The fellas are back just in time to weigh in on how Klay Thompson's injury sidelines an elite player in his prime. Will he ever be the same? What do fans expect of this team in the 2020-2021 season? Will James Wiseman be the best player on the Warriors in a few years? Will Jimmy G and the 49ers finally get it right next year? Steinmetz and Castaneda also riff on a few extraneous subjects and discuss the future of live sporting events in 2021.

Oct 20, 2020

Sal and Steiny are back at it, and so, too, are the 49ers, who beat the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. The 49ers had lost consecutive games, and there was much concern among the fans.

 
In fact, one of the first topics Sal and Steiny address is how our television station and radio station determine how to talk about the team. What are the important aspects of the game to hit? How much time do you devote to certain subjects? How much of the shows are ad-libbed vs. scripted.
 
Lastly, Sal and Steiny talk about just how much you should tell your boss. Is it better to keep your boss overly informed of what's going on in your life? Sometimes you have to.
Oct 15, 2020

Sal and Steiny are getting back into the swing of things after a little bit of a hiatus. And, man, have things changed. In this episode, Castaneda and Steinmetz dissect how their businesses - television and radio -- have been impacted by the Corona Virus. Things have changed in a big way and if the media biz interests you, this episode is a no-brainer.

 
The boys also talk about the San Francisco 49ers, who are struggling just one year after playing in the Super Bowl. The 49ers have always been the sports king of the Bay Area, and many a fan are wondering what in the heck is happening with their team.
 
It's also time to honor an Oakland and Bay Area icon in Joe Morgan, who passed away at the age of 77. Morgan, one of the greatest baseball players of all time, was an inspiring man who left a trail of good deeds and positivity in his wake. We hope you listen.
Jan 30, 2020
In their latest podcast, Castaneda and Steinmetz talk about the Super Bowl and which media members draw the short straw and have to cover it. This year's Super Bowl is in Miami and both fossils say they'd rather be in the Bay Area than in South Florida.
 
Sal and Steiny also talk about the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, and how the media did its job in the aftermath. Who said what? Which reporter said that? What was real and what wasn't? There are still so many questions about how all of this (mis)information got out.
 
Hug your loved ones, and enjoy the podcast.
Jan 15, 2020

How did the San Francisco 49ers go from 4-12 last season to 13-3 this season with an appearance in the NFC Championship game? Will the 49ers winning finally bring the Candlestick atmosphere to Santa Clara? The fellas also talk about how these deep playoff appearances and the several recent sports teams championships affect their everyday work lives.

Dec 26, 2019
Well, Sal Castaneda and Matt Steinmetz are on a roll these days, with their second straight podcast in the past three weeks. Fair to say the boys are back. In this return podcast, Sal and Steiny discuss the state of Bay Area sports, and perhaps more important, the state of the Bay Area sports fans.
 
Where did all the Warriors fans go? The Giants fans have been gone for a little while. On the other hand, the 49ers have it going and once again are the talk of the Bay. Is this a case of fans being fair-weather or fans exercising their right to see a legit product?
 
Also, Sal is having a problem simplifying his life. He's looking to throw out his old stuff and pare everything down. But he's having trouble and he needs your help. Take a listen and see what you can do.
Dec 13, 2019

Sal and Steiny are back and they are having fun making fun of themselves for not podcasting for a long time.

The 49ers are good again and the boys discuss why when the Niners are good they command more attention than when other teams, like the Warriors or Giants are good.

Las Vegas got the Raiders, now they are taking convention business away from San Francisco. A major convention moved out because hotel rooms are too expensive and the streets are dirty.

Sal and Steiny have an idea about spontaneous guests appearing on the show.

Apr 18, 2019

Sal and Steiny are back and they explain their absence. Castaneda and Steinmetz talk about the Giants' latest idea of moving in the fences at Oracle Park.

It's also mid-April, which means it's playoff time for the Warriors. 

The boys also talk about Tiger Woods' epic Masters victory. And surprise, there's a special cameo by Monika, a new voice.

Feb 4, 2019

So, what did you think? Was the Super Bowl OK or was it one of the worst of all time? The answer is easy for Sal and Steiny, and they’ll tell you about it in Podcast 118. The boys also talk commercials. There were a few that stood out, no doubt. But the bottom line is the Patriots won again, and the game was polarizing.

There’s so much other stuff going on in the world of sports and non-sports, too. How’s DeMarcus Cousins doing with the Warriors? Is Mike Trout more recognizable than Derek Carr? How bad is corn syrup for you?

Jan 11, 2019

Sal Castaneda and Matt Steinmetz are putting the band back together. Or something like that. After a few months off, Sal and Steiny are back at it, talking about Bay Area sports and other stuff. The Warriors are set to get center DeMarcus Cousins back in a week or so, and it's going to dramatically change up the Warriors. How will the Warriors adjust to the big fella coming back after he makes his Golden State debut? Sal and Steiny also discuss the new Oracle Park and whether or not anyone cares what a venue is called. And finally, the boys talk about two-sport star Kyler Murray, who will be making an interesting decision shortly: football or baseball.

Jul 26, 2018

Slug-life has been great for Sal and Steiny, but it’s time to jump back into doing podcasts. Great place to start would be the NFL, and more specifically the 49ers and Raiders.

Yes, football’s popularity seems to be waning but here’s to predicting a record-setting year for TV ratings. Garappolo/Gruden and the teams are quite intriguing this season. Interest is going to be high. Castaneda and Steinmetz also talk about the firing of Greg Papa, the Oakland Raiders’ radio play-by-play man.

Papa is an institution in the Bay Area and his dismissal was greeted with near unanimous disappointment. Anyway, the boys are back and they talk about some more stuff too, not all of it having to do with sports.

Apr 13, 2018

It's time for the Warriors to start the playoffs, so no doubt Sal and Steiny will get into it. But first they address the situation with Reuben Foster, who was charged with felony domestic violence this week. The 49ers have had their share of off-the-field issues in their recent past and you have to wonder when CEO Jed York will emerge.

Are the Spurs the prefect first-round opponent for Golden State? And what's up with all the scooters these days?

All were up for discussion on the latest Sal and Steiny.

Mar 28, 2018

Sal and Steiny are back at it, talking sports and Bay Area trends. The big story with the Golden State Warriors is the injury to Stephen Curry. How long will he be out? That is the big question.

It’s also baseball season, which means the Giants and A’s are beginning. The problem for the Giants is this: they’re already injured. The Giants will be without Madison Bumgarner and Jeff Samardjiza when the season opens Thursday. How in the world are the Giants going to be any good this year?

And Castaneda and Steinmetz also answer the question: How the hell does anyone afford to live in the Bay Area.

Feb 4, 2018

Sports director Mark Ibanez has been at KTVU for 38 years. He’s virtually seen it all in Bay Area sports, and he spent a good chunk of time with Sal and Steiny talking about his career and some great moments in sports history. Ibanez was there for all of the 49ers’ Super Bowl runs, he watched up close the A’s dynasty of the early 70s, covered the Giants’ three World Series titles, and, now is on top of what the Golden State Warriors are doing. Ibanez sprinkles into this podcast some legitimate sports history with some terrific personal anecdotes from back in the day and in the recent past. If you want to go down Bay Area sports memory lane, this is the podcast for you!

Jan 10, 2018

It’s a new year and Sal and Steiny are back. Not quite rebranded but back, you know? All right, so Steiny just went over to Sal’s house and they decided to do one.

The 49ers finished the year on an incredible high note — after acquiring Jimmy Garappolo in a trade with New England. The Raiders had a disappointing season and yet have managed to capture the imagination of the Bay Area — by bringing back Jon Gruden.

And don’t forget, the Warriors still roll. So, thanks for staying loyal ... and Sal and Steiny gonna try to keep it all rolling.

One more thing ... Is San Francisco a dump? It just might be.

Nov 14, 2017

The boys are back and this week they’re talking about what else? The 49ers getting their first win of the season — against the New York Giants on Sunday. While there are some 49ers fans lamenting the victory — because it will move the team lower for draft position — the reality is the franchise needed this win. And they’re also in a spot where they don’t need a quarterback now.

If there’s one thing Sunday’s win proved it’s that the 49ers still move the needle in the Bay Area — more than the Raiders, who are a better team with greater expectations. Despite the fact that San Francisco is 1-9 there is still lots of intrigue around the team, most notably with newly acquired QB Jimmy Garappolo.

And the Warriors ... the Warriors. What’s there to say. They’re damn good and that doesn’t seem like it will change for a while. Castaneda and Steinmetz wonder if the Warriors have become too passe’.

Oct 25, 2017

After a short break the fellas are back talking about how they can't see themselves as 9 to 5 guys, how the 49ers didn't tank quite enough last time, and why some suggest Raiders coaching staff is afraid of Marshawn Lynch.

Oct 3, 2017

Sal and Steiny try to make the best of this podcast, considering there are some sobering things that are happening around the country and world. 

The death of Tom Petty was a stunner for the boys. Petty was just 66 years old, and he was one of those artists that appealed to multiple generations. Sal and Steiny spend some time talking about Petty -- in between some sports topics.

The Warriors have started their preseason and it's hard to believe they'll start the regular season in just two weeks. For now, they're in China and it's hard to believe they want to be.

We also get into the 49ers, the Raiders and ... music

Sep 11, 2017

The NFL season is upon us and it was very different starts for the 49ers and Raiders. As in, 49ers ... awful; Raiders ... really good.

The Raiders played a terrific game on the road, controlling from start to finish against the Titans. The 49ers, on the other hand, were shut down by the Panthers 23-3 at Levi's Stadium.

So here's the question: How much should we be talking about the 49ers and how much should we be talking about the Raiders. The answer is simple, we should be talking more about the 49ers. And this podcast tells why.

Also, let's be honest, Levi's Stadium is a nightmare. It's got nothing to do with the 49ers' fans being soft, it's got to do with asking them to watch the game in Sahara-like conditions. 

Aug 21, 2017

Not that the boys get political on their podcast but they did have to re-address the whole Steve Bannon firing/resignation in this episode. Steinmetz wasn't happy about the speculation that Bannon would be let go without a lot of details, but lo and behold, it happened. And maybe Steinmetz had a change of heart.

How do you talk about preseason football? Well, sometimes you have to make mountains out of molehills. Do these games matter or not?

Also, was the eclipse as good as you thought it would be? What about lizards? Do they make good pets. There's a lot going on in this one and the guys jump all over the place.

Aug 16, 2017

Sal and Steiny are media guys. Castaneda is a news reporter/anchor and Steinmetz is in sports media. On this episode of Sal and Steiny, they discuss the media and their role in sports and politics.

When is it too soon to break a story -- whether it's a pending coach getting fired or player getting possibly traded? What is news and what is speculation? The boys talk about it.

Also, the University of California may soon start selling beer and wine at football and basketball. Good or bad? We discuss.

 

 

 

 

Aug 8, 2017

The boys are back in the swing of things, but the same can't be said about the San Francisco Giants.  Since the All-Star break they're the worst team in baseball. Here's the worst part: They won't get better anytime soon. At least that's what Joe Shasky says, and few people know Bay Area sports like him. Castaneda, Steinmetz, and Shasky had a lively discussion on the matter. Steph Curry is also a hot topic as he acquitted himself quite nicely at a Web.com event. This and plenty more on this podcast.

Aug 1, 2017

Don't talk to Steinmetz and Castaneda about a slow period -- in sports or anything else. There is a lot going on, in plenty of places.

The A's and Giants are going nowhere this season, but it doesn't mean they handled the trade deadline the same way. Nope. The Giants did little, the A's traded their best pitcher. Now what? Seems like we've got a couple of teams that are a few years away from being a few years away.

Steinmetz isn't a big fan of Led Zeppelin and gets his proper amount of grief for that. We also talked about growlers, one of the more underrated ways to consume beer. Oh, and we almost forgot: Apparently Castaneda was a bit of a brawler in his past.

 

 

Giants stand pat, the A's trade ; optimism for the 49ers

Jul 24, 2017

After a well-deserved vacation, the boys are back and talking about sports, the Bay Area and this time -- what they did while they were gone. 

Steinmetz was out of the Bay for about a month and when he returned he was struck by something: Giants fans have disappeared. San Francisco's home sellout streak is gone and the enthusiasm has left with it. The Giants have fallen fast. Can they get up anytime soon? And when will the fans return?

As for the Warriors, well, their offseason was a thing of beauty. They're getting the band back together for 2017-2018, and that can only mean bad news for the rest of the NBA.

Steinmetz also gives to Castaneda a European scouting report.

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