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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 6, 2016

The Giants were reportedly in discussion with Juan Uribe but talks tanked because….get this…..Uribe was asking for too much money.

Huh? What could he have possibly wanted that would have been “too much money?” Multiple years? I would think 1 year at 5 mil should get that done easily. And you pay that man his moooooney. He earned earned it 6 years ago.

In other news, Conor Gillespe is back in the organization.


Very interesting match up with OKC tonight–they did not seem to take kindly to Steph guaranteeing a win. Trouble is, playing at Oracle, I’m not sure they are in a position to do much about that bold, in your face, claim…..


Super Bowl tomorrow. Please no terrorist funny business, ok?


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  1. Flavor said, on February 6, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Diggin’ this beat

  2. dirtnrocksnomo said, on February 6, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Uribe is one of my all time favorites and I’d be stoked to see him back in SF. If the club can give Ishikawa a $1M thank you deal then $5M for Jazz Hands seems about right.


  3. willedav said, on February 6, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Gotta be the Shoes I guess.

    Never got into mid size, just don’t like running around in them.

    Still cracks me up to see gals (of all ages but mostly kids) running around in Converse like I did back in the 60s.

  4. unca_chuck said, on February 6, 2016 at 8:45 am

    If you saw teh police (and homeland security, and FBI, snipers, etc) presence around Super Bowl City, you might be a LITTLE less worried.

  5. alleykat69 said, on February 6, 2016 at 8:52 am

    As much as I dig Jazz Hands unless he drops his price down to say 3 mil, the Giants won’t bite.Uribe doesn’t have much leverage,as every team in baseball has a starting 3rd basemen except maybe Cleveland? who could still go out and get David Freese .
    So really Jazz is just a good fit for a super utility role for most teams, but he’s trying to get a starter salary pay right now and that ain’t gonna happen

  6. willedav said, on February 6, 2016 at 8:57 am

    Wow, poor Sacto Kings fans. In Brooklyn they give up 128 points to woeful (13-38) Nets and now there’s renewed talk of firing Karl, a guy they never should have hired in first place.
    Divac as GM and the Ranadive guy seem to have no clue what they are doing.
    Unfortunate, and of course with new arena on the way you have to wonder who will pay $$$$ to watch them.

    Stanford at Cal men today a game Cal can’t afford to lose. They are good at home/terrible on road in conference (4-0/0-5). If they can finish strong they still have shot to avoid NIT and maybe convince talented frosh guys to stick around another year
    watched the gals game last night where Cal shot 18-57 from floor at home and lost again, 2-11 in league.
    Gottlieb needs to recruit some Gs that can shoot, regardless of “athleticism” and maybe her team can avoid scoring 4 pts in a quarter.

    • zumiee said, on February 6, 2016 at 11:37 am

      As dysfunctional as the Kings are these days, they’re still a major league sports franchise, and that means a lot to Sacramento and the area. I think the support will be decent for the Kings for quite a while. There’s still vague memories of the glory years of the early 2000s. One of the problems for the Kings, though, is the success of the Warriors, and a whole generation of young Central Valley fans have been taken by Curry and the Warriors. It will be a big challenge for the Kings to get some of the fans to switch, in the coming years. This era of Warriors looks to be good for quite a while.

      • xoot said, on February 6, 2016 at 6:05 pm

        Couple weeks ago I saw the new arena from a 15 floor window across the street and the place looks nice. Mid-project, some of the interior work was still visible. The location couldn’t be better. Local public transit and Capitol Corridor/Amtrak are nearby, too. Nothing like that servicing the current arena wtf out in the middle of nowhere.

  7. snarkk said, on February 6, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Gaylord Perry is getting a statue? OK, he’s a HOFer and all, but he bopped around lots of teams after the Giants. He’s never been a particular favorite of mine. Is the statue going to have a tube of KY jelly somewhere? I know it’s tired comparing his blatant cheating to steroids, but it’s there. The guy made a HOF career out of actually cheating, or playing with batters minds that he might be. He applied crap to the ball to cheat and that’s cool, whereas Bonds applied stuff to his body to cheat, and that’s not cool. Weird…

    • blade3colorado said, on February 6, 2016 at 11:31 am

      I hope he is touching his cap, tongue/lips, or pants/shirt with his fingers in the statue. That would be awesome.

      • snarkk said, on February 6, 2016 at 11:39 am

        Good thing McGwire didn’t get in the HOF. The A’s would have to put up a statue of him bent over with a needle in his ass…

    • zumiee said, on February 6, 2016 at 11:41 am

      I’m not feeling a Perry statue. He hasn’t been around much in the last few decades, identifying much with the Giants organization. This feels like a Larry Baer personal project, and not really in tune with the current era.

  8. zumiee said, on February 6, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I just read another article about the New England “Spygate” scandal. It really was huge. The NFL did a deviously masterful job of destroying evidence and trying to make the whole thing go away. Goodall did a great disservice to the game by the shoddy and quick “investigation.” A case could be made that New England should have to forfeit championships; but of course, that won’t ever happen.
    There was a scathing column by Sally Jenkins in the Washington Post this week about Goodall’s response to questions about the health risks of football during his press conference.
    I’m finding it real hard to be interested in the big game tomorrow.

      • blade3colorado said, on February 6, 2016 at 1:07 pm

        Excellent column Zum. I agree with Sally Jenkins that this statement should be made by Goodall:

        “The emerging science is emotionally difficult to accept for all of us who love football, and disturbing for any parent. While the game has undeniable benefits, those are obviously counterbalanced by grave physical costs. We therefore endorse the recommendation of brain researchers that parents think very seriously about withholding children from tackle before the age of 13 — flag football is a great game, and it was good enough for the Mannings. Also, I will recommend to our owners that we study the feasibility of extending lifetime health care to all of our players, given our newfound understanding that their injury rate is 100 percent and one-third of them will have to cope with brain disease. They have played the game with self-sacrificing fidelity to their teams. We are determined to show them the same sacrifice and fidelity.”

        Xoot’s NY Times article about Wood and Dawson, drives this point home more than ever. Similarly, various articles I have read about Stabler, Montana, Lott, etc., dealing with physical and mental injuries.

        As I said the other day, I truly believe that the NFL will end up like boxing, i.e., only poor people will play it. Moreover, if they keep lying like Goodall did in his recent press conference, they will destroy whatever good will they have between the NFL and football fans; and perhaps, destroy the “goose laying the golden eggs.”

  9. wilcojoe said, on February 6, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    If any of you get the Longhorn Network, Brandon Belt is playing in the alumni game scheduled to start at 1:30PT.

    • wilcojoe said, on February 6, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      If you have Directv it’s channel 677.

  10. blade3colorado said, on February 6, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    This guy’s an imbecile . . . $21,000.00 for 4 tickets ($30,000.00 total for trip, incidentals, etc.) and he didn’t tell his wife. HAHAHAHAHAHA . . .

    • wilcojoe said, on February 6, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      That’s hilarious. I love how the reporter almost drops the f-bomb when he hears how much he paid. “Are you f-, joking…”

      • blade3colorado said, on February 6, 2016 at 1:55 pm

        Yeah, the only thing better would be live video when he tells his wife.

  11. willedav said, on February 6, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Read the column on MLBTR about Pads/Orioles deal where O’s acquired Cuban alphabet guy Despaigne.
    His ERA last year was 5.80 and a blogger Giants fan commented that it was good this guy was out of the league because SF sure had trouble hitting him. Tho it sounds like no one else did.

    Anyway, couple different Pads fans put more blame on Norris (for calling a poor game) and their defense for making him and other Pads SPs worse than they really were or should have been. I realize CERA is a hotly disputed stat (and Twin dissed it here I do recall) but it was interesting argument.

  12. blade3colorado said, on February 6, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    For shit and giggles I watched the Republican debate. Conclusion? A bunch of nut jobs, but I actually like Chris Christie, who made Rubio look like the most unqualified candidate to be president. A fly could fart across the room and Rubio would lose his bodily functions. Not once, not twice, but three times he responded with that tired “30 second campaign speech” regarding Obama knowing what he is doing, when Christie pressed him. I’ve never seen anyone as rattled as he was.

    Christie is quick on his feet, e.g., anecdote about him regarding the snow storm and floods which Rubio said “shamed him into returning to New Jersey” . . . When asked why he wasn’t in New Jersey, Christie berated the reporter with, “Do you want me to go down there with a mop?” Frickin’ hilarious.

    • Macdog said, on February 6, 2016 at 9:12 pm

      There’s lots of people here in Jersey who’d like to tell Christie where he can stick his mop.

      • blade3colorado said, on February 6, 2016 at 9:40 pm

        Buyers remorse, eh? lulz

  13. xoot said, on February 6, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Yikes. 5 minutes to go and some of the Dubs look like they spent too much time at super bowl parties last night.

    • xoot said, on February 6, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      Whew . . . .

    • xoot said, on February 6, 2016 at 8:50 pm

      I thought St. Jean’s analysis of the last few minutes was pretty good.

  14. willedav said, on February 6, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Hella ballgame, great finish after OKC tied it. Great team win, contributions from all.
    All these home Ws do send a message, because you’d have to beat them at the O to take them down.

  15. willedav said, on February 6, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Sad thing about GOP is how different they’ve become. After Romney lost, one of his advisers from SoCaro said, “Don’t tell me we lost because we weren’t conservative enough.”

    Cue today and all they want to do is saber rattle about messing with Iran Russia and ISIS.
    They want to cut taxes on wealthy, destroy Obama’s health care, cut into SS and Medicare while throwing more billions to defense.
    And play the xenophobia card on Muslims immigrants and refugees.

    Unfortunate so many believe this is how you make America great.

  16. unca_chuck said, on February 6, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Right. Let’s carpet bomb ISIS.

    Or build a wall.

    It’s who can come up with the most asinine sound bite.

    The Tea Party drove a wedge into the Republicans, and now Trump is disintegrating the other side.

    Sure, I’m happy about it.

  17. willedav said, on February 7, 2016 at 7:22 am

    Perry is an odd choice for a statue. Played 10 yrs for SF and won 134 games total here out of his 314.
    Funny and likable, unless you were trying to hit off him and watching stuff fly off a ball that moved funny, but…

    Takeaways from OKC game—this is the formula other teams are gonna use vs. GS, use quality bigs inside to make them pay for going small and use high screen to do it (Chris Paul kills them with it). Kanter and Adams both hurt them tho Speights did play well.
    Yes GS is capable of going up 20 on them but OKC is also capable of erasing it.

    What Barkley said about curry/dellavedova applies to Durant. You might bother him enough he misses shots (like he did end of game last night) but you are not “stopping” him. Curry rushed some shots last night and missed 3 layups but could have had 10 more points easily and Durant can go get 40 on any night he can get the ball away from Westbrook often enough.
    These 2 teams are really best theater NBA can possibly provide.

    • zumiee said, on February 7, 2016 at 8:55 am

      Very entertaining game.
      Westbrook has kind of a weird vibe; I’m not sure what it is. Curry’s game is about joy, Westbrook’s seems more about anger. I’ve grown kind of weary of the “angry” athlete. These guys have a great life; they need to enjoy it. They have limited years to play the sport.

      • willedav said, on February 7, 2016 at 9:39 am

        you could hear someone yelling “and one” every time he drove to the hoop. Getting a T after he ran over 2 guys on an obvious charge was dumb. They were better when he dished off instead of shot more.

        One other thing that like always gets Warriors over tho, which Jenkins pointed out today, is their superior depth. Barnes played really well at the start when OKC was smoking them, and he Livingston Speights and Iguodala were better than guys OKC started and everyone except Kanter off bench.
        Waiters was useless, Singler and Payne got taken advantage of and Ibaka seems content to live on perimeter and shoot Js where he’s less effective.

      • zumiee said, on February 7, 2016 at 12:35 pm

        Yeah, OKC has some great parts, but the Warriors are the superior TEAM.

  18. wilcojoe said, on February 7, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Nice, Looks like Steph Curry is wearing a personalized Panthers jersey. I am one for one on my Super Bowl prop bets!

  19. wilcojoe said, on February 7, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    They have been comparing Carolina to the ’85 Bears all week. So far it’s Denver’s defense that looks the part.

  20. xoot said, on February 7, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Wtf shitty sod at Levi’s? They had months to prep for this

    • wilcojoe said, on February 7, 2016 at 5:13 pm

      It’s terrible. It’s not like they can blame the weather either.

  21. wilcojoe said, on February 7, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Von Miller should be the MVP, hands down. He would be the first defensive lineman to be named MVP since Richard Dent of those ’85 Bears.

    • wilcojoe said, on February 7, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Take that back, Miller is a linebacker though he plays like a DE.

    • wilcojoe said, on February 7, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Take that back, Miller is a linebacker though he plays like a DE,Lb, and Safety all wrapped up in one.

  22. xoot said, on February 7, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    MUVP Cam Newton

  23. Irish Kevin said, on February 7, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    The Denver D reminds me of the 85 Niners D, Morino had all the TD’s for the regular season. All the press talked about was how were the Niners going to stop Marino. Same this week about Cam!!

  24. zumiee said, on February 7, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    A little humble pie for Cam.
    Peyton looks DONE.

    • Macdog said, on February 7, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Newton’s post-game presser was a disgrace. Can’t face the music, so glad he lost.

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