Tuesday, July 19, 2011
However, as I watched this rare and nerve-racking event unfold before my eyes, I could not help but think for a second.
I expected that to happen.
Monday, July 18, 2011
One good thing that did come from this lockout for the 49ers was the leadership of free agent QB Alex Smith.
Smith is not signed by San Francisco, yet he organized a training camp-like workout for all players on the roster this past month that seemed to signify another year of the 2005 No. 1 overall pick under center.
Why attempt to fix something that is not considered broken?
Ask Sharks GM Doug Wilson, who seems determined to put together the exact pieces for yet another Stanley Cup run next season.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Of course, the main attraction to the Showtime series was, and will forever be, Brian Wilson. His outrageous act is impossible not to give at least a wry smile at when seeing him in a spandex tuxedo on national television.
Surprisingly, Wilson was not the main character in Episode 2 this past Wednesday. They did have to sneak in
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
For that matter, let ESPN keep some of their dignity, as well.
For those who could not tell from the revealing of the winners of every category, the ESPY Awards are based on fan voting.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Is it bold? Confident? Stupid?
Has Sharks GM Doug Wilson shot his team in the foot, or is he just a genius?
The answers to these questions will come sooner than we think.
Whether that was beat writers making something out of nothing or not, it is news - some good and some bad.
The best news for the 49ers since the lockout was Alex Smith's leadership in organizing a mini-camp event at San Jose State.
The worst news was the hostility shown by wide receiver Michael Crabtree towards Smith as the 49ers' starter next season.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Jim Harbaugh played 14 seasons in the NFL, most notable for the Chicago Bears, but his new chapter as a head coach may be the highlight of his NFL career.
So Wilson re-tooled.
Making the biggest splash of the 2011 free agency period, Wilson and the Sharks sent young scorer Devin Setoguchi and talented sniper Dany Heatley to the Minnesota Wild for All-Star defenceman Brent Burns and All-Star winger Martin Havlat in two separate deals just 10 days apart.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Of course, I tried to sneak several peaks at him.
Can you blame me or anyone with a love for the Sharks?
This was the mastermind behind the Sharks' success year in and year out. He was the man with the power to do what he pleased with this team.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
However, before we anoint the 22-year-old the Second Coming, let us take a step back and realize how lucky we truly are to potentially witness two of the greatest golfers to ever live.
As soon as McIlroy broke Tiger Woods' record of the lowest score at the 2011 U.S. Open, we started comparing the two.
Monday, June 27, 2011
On July 8, 2010, James made his decision to "take his talents to South Beach," and the all hell broke loose.
A year later, with an NBA Lockout looming, basketball has given us a list of free agents that cannot even hold a candle to the cast highlighted last year.
Heading into the 2011 NHL Draft, the focus for the Sharks was centered around building for the future.
That is exactly what the Sharks achieved without even owning a first-round pick at the end of the day.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Kiss those days goodbye thanks to two names: Jerry West and Joe Lacob.
In just a short stint with the Warriors, Lacob has already taken this team from seemingly zero draft knowledge to knowingly brilliant draft picks.
Remember projects like Patrick O'Bryant or Ike Diogu, even Andris Biedrins?
What we do know is that Kyrie Irving will be selected No. 1 overall and Derrick Williams will be selected No. 2, barring something out of this world happening. However, it would be hard to say that both of those players will be All-Stars one day.
Though the talent level is dull, what will make this draft exciting is everything around it.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
My sources tell me it is this Friday, June 24, and runs through the 25th. But you cannot always trust what Wikipedia puts out.
Either way, the Sharks must make major waves in this draft if they desire to stay among the upper-echelon of teams in the NHL.
They own the 28th overall pick in the draft this year.
Monday, June 20, 2011
There have been confirmed reports that teams are interested in Ellis, but every proposed deal seen on the internet has come from pure fan speculation and not confirmed reports.
Nevertheless, fan speculation has fueled a more personal view of the Ellis trade scenarios, and on Monday the public got their first look at a "real life" proposed trade for Ellis this summer.
With no current NFL season and talks still underway as to if a 2011-12 season will ever happen, speculation is all we have these days.
If there was a team that has been hurt the most from the NFL Lockout, it would be the San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers have a new coach in Jim Harbaugh that has no experience running an NFL team. He cannot organize a practice with his team, nor can he even name his own starting quarterback.