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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 26, 2019

Pro Bowl tomorrow. Let’s GO!!!!!!!!

I don’t think I’ve watched a Pro Bowl in 20 years or so. Back in 1987 I was in Hawaii with my mom, we were staying in the same hotel as the Pro Bowl guys. All I remember was an unending parade of hookers going up and down the elevator.

What are the Padres doing in on the Realmuto Stakes? I wish we were in on the Realmuto Stakes. Move Buster to first base, I have no idea who we would trade for him. We have no one to trade for him….

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  1. zumiee said, on January 26, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    The Pro Bowl is the worst event in sports. I can’t think of a worse event. NFL players jogging through a game, lightly pushing on each other. I have no idea what the entertainment value of that is.
    The NBA All-Star game has almost completely become that. Another farce of an event.
    The MLB All-Star game is at least an actual sporting event, with the athletes really trying.

  2. djloo27 said, on January 26, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    The upcoming SB has very little juice.
    Chiefs-Rams would’ve been so much fun.
    FUCK!!!

    • Flavor said, on January 26, 2019 at 3:05 pm

      just gamble on all aspects of it. Sportsbook, draftkings, do it all. With a suitcase of Modelo in tow, you’re good to go….

  3. snarkk said, on January 26, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Screw the Super Bowl and NFL..
    I heard the talking heads on 95.7 this afternoon spend half an hour off/on talking about the Niners and Antonio Brown. Yawn.

    More interesting was their talk about Zman and the Giants. Some baseball online writer dude came on in an interview and confirmed the Giants have the worst stable of contracts in MLB — they can’t do anything with them, Made even worse because they have nothing in the minors of much value to deal to help offload a contract or two. He had an interesting POV that there is no collusion in MLB driving the new pattern of late FA signings in the offseason. It is the rise of new GMs and their analytics. They understand that it’s crazy to sign dudes to long term deals that are crap in the outyears, hamstringing payroll and roster flexibility. The Angels have been killed by the Pujols deal. The Giants are now in contract hell, and so are the Red Sox to a lesser extent, but they are willing to eat deals to open up the roster, plus they have a minor league system in good shape. Detroit and Philly were other examples of where GMs don’t want to repeat. Nowadays, GMs are looking for players with skill flexibility, including pitchers. Made some sense. I’m looking foward to STraining, and even the season, but I’m realistic. Giants have no way out of the mess, short term. Best is that they will be competitive on occasion. If they trade Will Smith and/or Watson soon for prospects, the season is as good as done, it’s a quasi-rebuild. I just hope they trade Bum before he gets hurt or shows he’s lost even more than the stats reveal…

    • zumiee said, on January 26, 2019 at 6:15 pm

      Great post. All spot on, IMO.

  4. willedav said, on January 26, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Watching Colorado Buffaloes, power forward Evan Battey from View Park of SoCal is the grandson of former Twins C Earl Battey.

    • djloo27 said, on January 26, 2019 at 7:51 pm

      NY geezers might remember Earl Battey as the Con Ed Answer Man…

  5. zumiee said, on January 26, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    High octane NBA game, Warriors/Celts, two great teams. Nice showcase game for the NBA.

  6. Macdog said, on January 26, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Good job, Dubs. The Celtics can’t lose enough.

    • willedav said, on January 26, 2019 at 8:06 pm

      yes! Actually these Celts aren’t as annoying as past ones. Irving can really play but also had some bad turnovers. The young guys over there take questionable shots. Twitterverse on cbs site was all over G Hayward.

  7. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 26, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    And in other news, I see that Fanfest is only 2 weeks away. Wondering if the pitcher and the catcher will be there. Wondering if anyone will be there….

    • Flavor said, on January 26, 2019 at 8:19 pm

      it’ll be packed as usual. I won’t be there so it will be an underwhelming experience for all. But still, for a early Feb weekend event there are worse places to spent an afternoon

    • Macdog said, on January 26, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      • djloo27 said, on January 26, 2019 at 8:31 pm

        Still plenty of time to child proof the place for Mac…

      • zumiee said, on January 26, 2019 at 9:23 pm

        lulz!

      • Bozo said, on January 27, 2019 at 5:10 am

        Marvin Bernard? No really, I’m good with our current OF.

  8. Flavor said, on January 26, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    this tweet did not age well

    • willedav said, on January 26, 2019 at 8:24 pm

      wow this guy is funny. Was that Halladay thing real? Did he really congratulate the guy for getting in like Loo said? Maybe he’ll add a shoutout to Ron Santo.
      Bless his pointy little head.

      • djloo27 said, on January 26, 2019 at 8:35 pm

        Absolutely! It was near the end of the show.
        He expressed his congratulations to each inductee individually…

  9. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 26, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    As an end of winter event, I guess Fanfest is indeed an ok way to spend a February weekend before the Boys of Summer return. Back in Boston where winters are real mo-fo’s, the Sox had a similar event, which I went to once, kinda festive. The real end of winter event that Bostonians craved was the annual Flower and Garden Show at BaySide Expo center. Sounds kind of wimpy, but man, after 5 months of freezing cold and endless blizzards, walking around that show was truly a breath of fresh air. Colors! Hadn’t seen any colors beyond black and white and brown for months. Which was why I almost always went to Opening Day at Fenway. Even if they had to plow snow off the outfield grass, there was still green… everywhere. The eyes almost hurt it was so green. Good times.

    • zumiee said, on January 26, 2019 at 9:31 pm

      Great post. It’s amazing all the range of life experiences of the Flappers.

  10. theroooster said, on January 26, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    That’s some funny shit. “…a motherfuckin’ wafflehouse fryin’ pan.”
    Idk, if I were him, getting away with that hit, I’d STFU, keep my head down and just prepare for the SB, not get stoned and tweet about it. Then again, if I were his age? Ah, kids these days… still pretty damned funny:)

    • djloo27 said, on January 26, 2019 at 8:55 pm

      • theroooster said, on January 26, 2019 at 9:09 pm

        Thanks Loo – seriously though, Payton screwed the pooch big time. All he had to do was run the ball 3 times, make the Rams burn their 2 TO’s, kick the FG. He outsmarted himself, got too cocky. 1st down pass? Idiot. Then he keeps cryin’ to the refs AFTER his team takes the lead. Dude should have been rallying his troops. Then he keeps cryin’ to the refs after his team wins the OT coin toss. Gotta move on, still a game to win. The Rams, and Goff on the game-tying and game- winning drives showed some real focus, and made the plays they needed to make. Bad calls, missed calls, whatever, they happen all the time. Gotta move on. Saints had ample opportunity to move on and still win that game. And Payton is a classless idiot, couldn’t have happened to a more deserving punkass. BOUNTY THAT!

      • djloo27 said, on January 26, 2019 at 9:23 pm

        The words kind of fit.
        Kind of…

  11. zumiee said, on January 26, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    A lot of us will be rooting for the Rams. Crazy times.

  12. zumiee said, on January 26, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    I’m surprised the commissioner has gone quiet about rule changes, after sounding so gung-ho last year. My theory is that the commissioner knows how steamed the players are about what’s happened to the free agent market, and that they’re in no mood to deal with rule changes.

    • zumiee said, on January 26, 2019 at 11:59 pm

      MLB commissioner.

  13. willedav said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:44 am

    zero reason for SF to be “in on the Realmuto sweepstakes.” They have HOF C, capable back up and top draft choice. They have lot of issues but C isn’t one of them.
    The “shit” farm system has CF in place, a young SP that wowed everyone and RHP reliever that did too, all at bottom salaries. Hopefully more help is on the way. Re signing Holland adding Pomeranz and not trading Bum should do wonders for pitching staff. More help for offense pls.

  14. Flavor said, on January 27, 2019 at 8:07 am

    I can root for the Rams in the SB, it won’t even be hard. They aren’t really LA yet to me. They left for so long, it’s like they’re just some random expansion team. And since I actively root for Brady to lose every game he plays it will be quite easy to pom pom for this new team from down south….

  15. unca_chuck said, on January 27, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Saw John Sebastian open for Steve Martin ad the Berkeley Community theater back in ’77. Good times.

    And yeah, it’s easy to root against Brady. Plus Goff is a Cal guy.

    I went to Cal . . . . . football games.

  16. Flavor said, on January 27, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Fuck this shit head. He sounds like his buddy Trump “Build the wall!”

  17. willedav said, on January 27, 2019 at 10:13 am

    I don’t really care much about SB this year but…UPS guy who I used to see a lot at store was a big time bettor and stone Dolphins fan with intense dislike for Brady and Pats.
    I used to laugh at him after he often lost his ass betting against them, especially in playoffs.
    If you go against him… as my grandfather used to tell me when I’d overbid hand playing partners with him vs. my dad and brother in double pinochile, “May the good lord take a liking to ya.”

  18. gianthead said, on January 27, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Interesting…just caught mlb channel tip 100 prospects. They have Joey Bart #22 and Harold Reynolds thinks he can be a call up this year and certainly playing next year….first film I have seen of him. Did not realize his size. And his arm looks legit…

  19. gianthead said, on January 27, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Oh yeah. I just caught yday that Bud Black is only under contract for 2019…I predict he will be our big league manager for 2020!!!!

    Could that help recruit Arenado??? Hopefully they have a solid relationship…let’s hope either Machado or Harper sign early this week so we can get the rest of the free agents settled. Not expecting anything for us…

    • snarkk said, on January 27, 2019 at 12:40 pm

      I can dig that scenario.
      Giants will go out of the organization to get a manager.
      ZMan has no reason to be stuck hiring Meulens or any other Giants lifer to take over for Boch…

  20. wilcojoe said, on January 27, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    I haven’t even watched a minute of a pro bowl game in years until just now. This is beyond pathetic. The league should be embarrassed.

  21. unca_chuck said, on January 27, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I saw the 1987 pro bowl in person. Notable in that Derrick Thomas and Steve Gogan (a Niner at the time) both got ejected for fighting. And I got my ” Break a leg, Joe!” line to Joe Theismann doing a sideline interview before the game. I was standing there with a bunch of Niner fans, and the look he gave me was classic.

    He and Marino were my favorite guys to see get flustered and get all whiny-faced.

    • Flavor said, on January 27, 2019 at 3:32 pm

      Chuck you were there? #metoo. Well, I was nearby. We were just in Hawaii playing golf and shit. Never considered going to the game, I was surprised to see all the players in our hotel…..

  22. zumiee said, on January 27, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Yeah, the Pro Bowl literally looks like it’s played in slow motion.

  23. pawliekokonuts said, on January 27, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Did you save any Polaroids of those hookers in Hawaii going up and down the elevators? Oh. Right. Rooster posted one at 2:15?

  24. zumiee said, on January 27, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Giannis 3-steps finally got a traveling call. Who’da thunk it?

  25. zumiee said, on January 27, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Pretty fitting ending to the “game”; the Pro Bowl trophy broke in half while being presented.

    • Flavor said, on January 27, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      Goddamn. We owe a lot to this guy. RIP.

    • blade3colorado said, on January 27, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      In my opinion, Mr. Magowan was probably the most important and influential man for the Giants success since they moved to the Bay Area from New York city. You can include all owners/ownership group, players, and front office personnel. Without him, there would be ZERO World Series, much less a Giants team playing in the bay area.

      Rest in peace Peter . . .

    • snarkk said, on January 27, 2019 at 5:43 pm

      From here, echoing both of your comments…

  26. Flavor said, on January 27, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    kinda starting to regret this thread’s headline. lqtm

  27. djloo27 said, on January 27, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Very sad news.
    He was super nice to me and my friend during our famous conference at Shea in 2008…

  28. Bozo said, on January 27, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Man oh man, that is a huge loss to the Giants family. Opening day in 1993 was in San Francisco not in St. Pete because of Magowan, what a standing O he received that day. RIP, Mr. Peter Magowan,

    • willedav said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:13 pm

      yeah St. Pete was dang near done deal. Giants have sure come long way since then.
      Too bad he passed before wall ceremony. RIP

  29. djloo27 said, on January 27, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    2 memorial sleeve patches this season.
    And counting…

  30. snarkk said, on January 27, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    He was slated to get a Wall of Fame plaque two weeks from now.
    I just assumed he already had one.
    They had to know he was ill, for quite some time.
    Larry Baer, you phucked up…

  31. Flavor said, on January 27, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Hey Blade– not sure this is the forum for this but you did mention it on facebook so….
    I’m really sorry to hear things didn’t work out with you and Linh. Ending something now rather than working on something that’s never gonna work is always the correct call. Hang in there.

    • blade3colorado said, on January 27, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      No, it’s all right – you guys are practically family. 🙂 Essentially, I got tired of the constant questions, especially on Facebook and by my relatives during our bay area family Christmas party. In other words, lying was not an option, nor hoping things would change for the better. I bounced it off of Linh, got her okay and than I posted it, For those curious about what I posted, here it is . . .

      “After two years of marriage, Linh and I have come to the conclusion that we are much better as friends. Consequently, we are in the process of divorcing. It’s very simple: It just didn’t work out. We have been working hard for well over a year, some of it together, some of it separated, to see what might have been possible between us. There is no anger involved. No fighting, no cheating, no nothing. We love each other and will continue to support and root for each other for the rest of our lives. We are parents first and foremost, to an incredibly wonderful daughter and we ask for her and our space and privacy to be respected at this difficult time. Thank you . . . Linh and Steve”

      • djloo27 said, on January 27, 2019 at 6:45 pm

        Sorry to hear, Blade…

      • zumiee said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:17 pm

        Sorry to hear that, Blade. We’re all hoping for all the best for you.

      • alleykat69 said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:17 pm

        Blade,
        My best wishes my friend for you and Linh going forward during this difficult time.I know you both will only want the best going forward for your daughter and that’s always the main thing moving forward.Take care Kat..

      • sfsarge said, on January 27, 2019 at 8:00 pm

        Sorry to hear that Blade. These things are never easy. Wishing for the best for all involved.

  32. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Had to chuckle at a story on the Giants’ site, where they highlight one key “spotlight series” for each team for the entire upcoming season. For the Giants, THE KEY series of their season is the final regular season weekend, when MLB says the Giants “will enjoy trying to knock the Dodgers around on the final weekend.” That’s just either very sad or oddly funny. Or both.

  33. zumiee said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Sad news about Magowan.
    Great guy. He brought a lot of happiness into our lives.

  34. alleykat69 said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Really saddened by the passing of Peter Magowan who was the main force bringing Barry Bonds to the Giants and also using private funding (unheard of much then) to build the new ballpark! Too bad they can’t name it Magowan Field after the man that got it done!
    RIP Peter, you will never be forgotten…

  35. zumiee said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    A couple of used books I got today are the press guides for the ’89 Giants and the ’91 Giants. Press guides are packed with information. Pretty cool.

    • unca_chuck said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:36 pm

      I have s 2010 opening day 24 oz soda cup! Got Timmy on it.

      • djloo27 said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:38 pm

        Drink it already!
        It’s gonna get flat!

  36. unca_chuck said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Sorry to hear about Magowan. Truly the 11th hour save. The league was not behind the Giants leaving SF for St Pete back then though. The league dragged the process out as Magowan scrambled to find support iirc.

    Were you at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Flav? 5 minutes after we got there, my buddy and I got pretty drunk with Chris Berman. His wife bailed after 10 minutes of us at the table. Funny thing is he went on and on about how he didn’t give a shit about football but was a dyed-in-the-wool SF GIants fan through and through.

    Got a pic of us somewhere,

  37. Flavor said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:40 pm

  38. Flavor said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Kat–great call, it SHOULD be named Magowan Field. Of course, that will never happen because Oracle has paid for the rights. Oracle should do something like “Magowan Field, presented by Oracle”, something like that. Maybe that’s too wordy. Whatever, it sucks that such an amazing icon for us has passed without the team doing fucking SQUAT to honor him before he died. Fuck Baer, this is 100% on him.

    • djloo27 said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:52 pm

      I’m surprised Triples Alley never had a sponsor…

    • snarkk said, on January 27, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      Yep, this posthumous honor thing now is all on Baer, the supposed PR expert…

  39. pawliekokonuts said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Can’t overestimate the impact of Magowan. He was kind and courtly when I shook his hand outside Finnerty’s in 2013.

  40. pawliekokonuts said, on January 27, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Blade, just catching up. You have me standing with you. Call anytime. You were there for me; may I be able to do the same.

  41. zumiee said, on January 27, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Maybe some kind of ownership politics held up a Magowan Day. He had been ousted in some kind of Machiavellian move.

  42. sfsarge said, on January 27, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    That’s really sad news about Magowan, I remember how crushed I was when I heard that my team was moving to Florida. What a save he pulled off….Craig, I share your sentiments on Laurence Baer.

  43. Macdog said, on January 27, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Sad to hear about Peter Magowan. And Kat nailed it, the ballpark should be named in his honor. That’s the least they should do for the man who saved our beloved Giants from leaving San Francisco.


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