Cal Bears Football podcast with Michael Duca: Is bringing back the Pac 12 all about health and safety or the big bucks?

Cal Bears and Pac 12 Football will return on November 6th the first of a seven game schedule and will be headed up by Cal Bears head coach Justin Wilcox (USA Today file photo)

On the Cal Bears Football podcast with Michael Duca:

#1 There have been arguments already about the return of Pac 12 football namely that it is a mistake for them to return after it was originally postponed. The Cornavirus count has not gone down and could hit as many as 250,000 into January and February. Is the Pac 12 making the responsible decision in enacting a new season next month?

#2 The Pac 12 CEO and University of Oregon president Michael Schill said Thursday that health and safety is one of the Pac 12’s number one priority. Do you still see right through the real motive here that these universities are under immense pressure by the alumni donars, sponsors and parents of the student athletes because it’s really about the bottom line?

#3 The Mountain West also with the Pac 12 announced they will return in November and like the Pac 12 the MWC will tell you this is all about that the students and their academics come first, and as student athletes that their health and safety and following the safety protocols for the players and it’s team personnel and education come first before anything else.

#4 The Pac 12 has a seven game season starting Nov 6th and the MWC plans to have a eight game season starting October 24th. Did the conferences decide to play this fall because they feel it was better for more interest to than in the spring?

#5 Pac 12 men’s and women’s basketball is also set to return on Nov 25th which gives basketball just a month to prepare and get ready for regular season play other than the safety issues do you see this being like any other Pac 12 basketball season and being competitive and worry free?

Michael Duca does analysis on the Cal Bears at

San Francisco Giants podcast with Michael Duca: Giants still working that last spot in the NL Wild Card race

San Francisco Giants catcher Joey Bart who had been struggling at the plate had a productive series against the Colorado Rockies at Oracle Park in San Francisco Sep 21-24 (photo from the San Francisco Chronicle)

On the Giants podcast with Michael:

#1 Each loss for the Giants is like two steps back after winning a previous game trying to go one step forward which was the Colorado Rockies series for the Giants?

#2 In spite of the loss on Thursday to the Rockies the Giants are in the running for the last and final spot for post season in the NL Wild Card race.

#3 Taking a look at Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman he said he’s really open to staying with the Giants and is seventh among NL starters in strikeouts and fielding independent plays at 3.15.

#4 Michael talk about catcher Joey Bart’s improvement at the plate he had struggled earlier but in the Rockies series has been able to get on base and score some runs.

#5 Michael with the Giants vying for that last and final wild card spot facing the San Diego Padres for a three game series this weekend certainly doesn’t make that goal that easy.

Michael does the Giants podcasts each Saturday at

NHL Stanley Cup Finals podcast with Matt Harrington: Lightning just get by Stars in OT 5-4 to take 3-1 series lead

The Tampa Bay Lightning’s Kevin Shattenkirk (22) who scored the game winning goal in overtime at 6:34 against the Dallas Stars in game four at Rogers Centre in Edmonton (Canadian Press photo)

On Stanley Cup Finals podcast with Matt:

#1  Matt let’s go over the scoring in game 4 of the Finals on Friday night, John Klinberg scored his fourth goal of the playoffs to open the game in the first period at 7:17 Stars lead 1-0. Joe Pavelski (11) scores at 18:28 Stars take a 2-0 lead. The Bolts Brayden Point (12) scored at 19:27 cut the Starts lead to 2-1 to end the first period.

#2 Point (13) gets his second goal of the game to tie up the game 2-2 in the second period at 2:08, Corey Perry (3) gets the Stars the lead again 3-2 with a goal at 8:26 and the Lightning’s Yanni Gourde (7) scores at 18:54 to end the second period with a 3-3 tie.

#3 Alex Killorn scored for the Lightning to put them ahead once again at 6:41  to make it 4-3. The Stars Joe Pavelski(12) in the third period scores at 11:35 and once again the game is tied 4-4 forcing overtime.

#4 The game winner comes from the Lightning’s Kevin Shattenkirk (3) at 6:34 in overtime a power play goal for the 5-4 Tampa Bay win and the Lightning go up 3-1 in the series.

#5 Matt game 5 is on tonight the Lightning now have the momentum to win and end the series four games to one after getting a 3-1 series lead.

Matt Harrington does the NHL Stanley Cup Finals Saturdays at

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: How Raiders stack up against mobile Newton and the Patriots this Sunday

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) on the sidelines watch last Sun Sep 27, 2020 game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle will match up against the Las Vegas Raiders this Sunday in Foxborough (AP News photo)

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez:

#1 Rich, after taking a look at the Raiders these past two games how much credit do you have to give them for holding off such offenses like the Carolina Panthers in week one and the New Orleans Saints in week two?

#2 The win against the Saints no doubt has to be one of the big moments in the young season the Raiders opening up their new stadium and just about surprising everybody with they way they won that game on Monday Night Football.

#3 How do you stop a quarterback like Drew Brees the Raiders seemed to have figured him out in that third quarter shutting out the Saints and Brees who just has problems finding daylight and finding receivers.

#4 Rich, take a look at Raiders quarterback Derek Carr’s stats he went 28 for 38 for 284 yards for three touchdowns he was getting great protection and lots of time to throw against the Saints pass rush.

#5 The Raiders are in New England for week 3 against Patriots, quarterback Cam Newton, and general manager and head coach Bill Belichick will Raiders head coach Jon Gruden have a well prepared game plan to beat a 2-0 Patriots team?

Joining us each Saturday Rich Perez who hosts the Raiders podcasts at

Oakland A’s game wrap: A’s Canha belts two run blast for walk off win in 10 innings 3-1

The Seattle Mariners Joseph Odom gave it a ride but Oakland A’s outfielder Robbie Grossman was ready to take a jump and reach up for the catch for the out in the eighth inning of Fri Sep 25 2020 game at the Oakland Coliseum (AP News photo)

Seattle 1 5 1

Oakland 3 9 0 (10 innings)

By Lewis Rubman

OAKLAND–The Athletics’ poor showing at the plate last night in Los Angeles left a few people wondering whether Houston has a monopoly on sign stealing. That’s one means, and not, perhaps, the most fruitful— of coming to terms with what probably is the team’s most glaring weakness. Another way is to take the historical approach.

The 1906 Chicago White Sox, the fabled Hitless Wonders, had a team batting average of .230 and went on to win the World Series. Oakland’s collective BA going into tonight’s game against the Mariners was .222.

The original Hitless Wonders didn’t have the designated hitter rule to boost their numbers, so let’s just call the two squads even and, as WC Fields said, take the bull firmly by the tail and look the situation squarely in the face. . . and get on with the business at hand.

The first time Seattle’s Yüsei Kikuchi (菊池 雄星,2-4, 5.93) faced the .the Athletics was in the lefty’s major league debut, on March 21, 2019. It was the first time a player born in Japan began his MLB career in his native land, but that was not the big story of the day.

What garnered headlines over the entire world of baseball wasn’t an entry but an exit. That night, Kikuchi started a game, but Ichiro Suzuki ended a career that will put him in two Hall of Fame, in Tokyo and Cooperstown.

Kikuchi pitched well that evening, throwing 91 pitches over 4- 2/3 innings and giving up two runs, only one earned, while striking out three while walking only one. The rest of his season wasn’t that impressive.

His record for the year was 6-11,5.46 with a WHIP of 1.52. His record for tonight was very impressive. He went six innings without surrendering a run, allowing four hits, striking out five and walkling three. He threw 99 pitches, of which 40 were balls.

Opposing Kikuchi’s was the A’s most reliable hurler of 2020, Chris Bassitt (5-2,2.57). He went seven frames, in which he shut out Seattle on five hits while striking out six without issuing a single base on balls. Of his 81 offerings, 56 were strikes.

Tonight’s contest was, it goes without saying, a pitchers’ duel. But that doesn’t mean it was dull.

Oakland threatened in the bottom of the second when Matt Olson’s ground ball to to shallow right bounced off the glove of second baseman Ty France, playing in the shift, and Khris Davis followed with a slicing double off the right field wall that sent Olson to third.

But Stephen Piscotty struck out on a three and two pitch, and Jake Lamb popped out to short to end the threat. In the fourth, Marcus Semien’s double to right center again put a man in scoring position with one out. But he was thrown out trying to steal third. In fifth, Mark Canha led off with a two bagger to right center, only to be stranded on third after Olson walked and Davis hit into an around the horn double play. Then Piscotty grounded out to first.

In the sixth, it was Seattle’s turn to be frustrated. Joseph Odom’s sharp single to right and JP Crawford’s Texas League safety to left put runners on first and second with one down. Bassitt left them there by striking out Kyle Lewis and Kyle Seager.

Manager Scott Servais pulled Kikuchi after six frames. His line was.

After Kikuchi’s replacement, Yohan Ramírez, helped by another Oakland baserunning error (Robbie Grossman was picked off first), wriggled out of some trouble of his own, Yusmeiro Petit took over mound duties for the A’s in the top of the eighth. He set the Mariners down, 1,2,3.

Seattle brought in Anthony Misiewicz to pitch the bottom of the inning. He, too, tred a perilous path. After Tommy La Stella popped out, Ramón Laureano slammed a first pitch cutter to left for a double.

The ensuing intentional walk to Canha was a smart move, but it backfired when Misiewicz unleashed a wild pitch that moved both runners up a base. But Olson struck out, and Tony Kemp, pinch hitting for Davis, hit a hard liner to left that was snared in an excellent play by Tim Lopes.

Liam Hendricks (whom else did you expect?) struck out all three batters he faced in the Seattle ninth (what else did you expect), although he needed to come back from a 3-0 count on Seager to do so.

Erik Swanson set the A’sdown in order in the ninth, and so Jake Diekman started the tenth. Pinch runner Dee Strange-Gordon, emplaced on second by the 2020 extra inning rule, advanced to third when pinch hitter Luis Torres flew out to right and scored on a passed ball.

The A’s now found themselves pretty near where they wanted to be, one run behind in the bottom of the tenth. Joey Gerber was on the mound for Seattle, and he retired the first two men he faced, Semien and La Stella.

Now, with pinch runner Nate Orf on second, again thanks to this season’s extra inning rule, the Green and Gold were exacctly where they wanted to be, down to their last out. Laureano brought Orf home by blasting an 0-1, 91 mph slider to deep left. With Laureano on second, Canha took a ball, swung and missed on a four seam fast ball, and then socked a 93 mph sinker over the fence in right center field.

Diekman, who now is 2-0, got the win and lowered his ERA to a mind boggling 0.44. Gerber suffered his first loss of the season, balancing his record at one win, one loss, and one save. His ERA squirted up to 4.30.

Tomorrow at 1:10, the teams will once more take the field, with Mike Minor (1-6, 5.92) performing mound duties for the A’s and Justus Sheffeld (4-3, 3.75) hurling for the M’s. That seven inning contest will be followed by another, in which they will make up the postponed game of September 3. Paul Blackburn will make his season debut for Oakland and Justin Dunn ((3-1, 4.20) will be on the mound for Seattle.

I’ll be there, bleary eyed and bushed.

Second game: Coonrod gives up walk-off home run at Oracle Pads win 6-5

The San Diego Padres were the home team at Oracle Park in San Francisco as the Padres Fernando Tatis belted a two run home run in the first inning of the second game of the doubleheader on Fri Sep 25, 2020 (AP News photo)

By Jeremy Kahn

SAN DIEGO-Sam Coonrod gave up a home run pitch that he would love to have back.

Trent Grisham hit a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the San Diego Padres a dramatic 6-5 come-from-victory over the San Francisco Giants in a home game at Oracle Park.

This was considered a home game for the Padres; because, the September 12 game between the two teams was postponed at Petco Park.

With the victory by the Padres, Luis Patino, who made his major-league debut on August 5 picked up his first major league win.

Coonrod saw his record fall to 0-2 on the season and that was also his second blown save of the season.

This sucked. It was a gut punch loss, and we will bounce back like we have all season long, said Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

The Giants bullpen was cruising, as in the first five innings of work, Caleb Baragar, Jarlin Garcia, Shawn Anderson and Sam Selman gave up two hits, walking one and striking out four. In his 0.1 innings of work, Coonrod gave up three runs on two hits, walked one and struck out one.

“Coonrod was absolutely going to face Tatis,” said Kapler.

Jeff Samardzija made his first appearance in a major-league game since August 7, when he went four innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, when he allowed six runs on seven hits before he was forced to leave the game with a right shoulder impingement.

Samardzija went three innings, allowing three runs on three hits, and striking out one, with one of those hits being a three-run home run by Fernando Tatis, Jr., that was measured at 458 feet that gave the Padres a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning.

The Giants gave Samardzija an early 1-0 lead, as Evan Longoria grounded out to Mitch Moreland at first base that easily scored Brandon Belt from third base.

Belt led off the inning with a double down the left field line that beat the shift that Padres manager Jayce Tingler put on.

Trent Grisham tied up the game for the Padres in the bottom of the third inning, as he singled to centerfield to score Jason Castro, yes, the same player who made the last out in Matt Cains perfect game on June 13, 2012, when he grounded out to Joaquin Arias at third base, who in turn threw to Belt for the final out of the Giants only perfect game in their 138-year history.

Tatis then gave the Padres the lead on his towering two-run home run into the left-center field bleachers.

The Giants got within one run in the top of the fourth inning, as Flores grounded into a force play that allowed Alex Dickerson to score from third base. On the play, Belt was forced out at second and Flores reached when Greg Garcias throw got by Mitch Moreland at first base for an error.

Pomeranz, who was unhittable all year long and his earned run average was 0.00 entering the top of the sixth inning and after getting Mike Yastrzemski and Darin Ruf to strikeout swinging, things began to bleak for the visitors, from San Francisco; however, Donovan Solano was able to reach first base on hit after Manny Machado deflected the ball and Tatis, Jr., was unable to get the throw off. Austin Slater then walked on five pitches and then Flores hit his 11th home run of the season to give the Giants the lead.

Padres starter Dinelson Lamet, who underwent Tommy John Surgery and missed the 2018 season was forced to leave the game in the top of the fourth inning with tightness in his bicep, according to Tingler.

To add insult to injury, the Padres are already without newly acquired Mike Clevinger and Jurickson Profar replaced Wil Myers in the top of the fourth inning.

With the loss, the Giants are one game in the hunt for the Wild Card spot with the Cincinnati Reds and the Miami Marlins, who also have the same 30-28 record. The St. Louis Cardinals are one percentage point ahead of those two teams.

The Giants are trying to get back to the playoffs for the first time since the 2016 season, while the Marlins, who lost 105 games during the 2019 season are in the playoffs for the first time since they won the World Series over the New York Yankees in 2003, a span of 17 years and the Reds are in the playoffs for the first time since the 2013 season.

UP NEXT: Neither the Giants nor the Padres have announced their starting pitching for Saturdays game.

First game: Tyler Anderson goes six to keep Giants in the playoff hunt; SF beats Pads 5-4

The San Francisco Giants pitcher Tyler Anderson who pitched six innings and surrendered two runs in his start get picks up the win. Anderson seen here throwing in the second inning for the first game of the doubleheader (AP News Photo)

By Jeremy Kahn

SAN FRANCISCO-With the playoffs on the horizon, the San Francisco Giants needed to see good pitching from their starter in the first game of a doubleheader.

Tyler Anderson went six innings, allowing just two runs on five hits, walking four and striking out and the Giants defeated the San Diego Padres 5-4 in the opener of the twin bill at Oracle Park.

Anderson got those runs from Brandon Crawford, who tied up the game in the bottom of the second inning, as he hit his seventh home run of the season.

Tommy Pham gave the Padres the lead in the top of the second inning, as he doubled off of Anderson to score Austin Nola to give the playoff bound Padres a 1-0 lead; however, that lead only lasted one-half inning until Crawfords home run to center field.

Wilmer Flores gave the Giants the lead for good in the bottom of the fourth inning, as he hit his 10th home run of the season. The 10 home runs by Flores are one more than he hit during the 2019 season.

The bottom of the fourth inning is where the Giants broke the game wide open, as Joey Bart continues to improve at the plate, as he hit an opposite field single that scored Evan Longoria.

Bart then scored on a two-run home run by Mike Yastrzemski, who joined Flores in the double figure club, as Yastrzemski hit his 10th home run.

That four-run inning in the bottom of the fourth inning was huge, as the Padres began to peck away at the Giants lead in the top of the seventh inning.

Jurickson Profar led off the inning with a ground-rule double and that brought Gabe Kapler out of the dugout, and it was the end of the line for Anderson.

Tony Watson, who replaced Anderson on the mound then walked Trent Grisham, and then Fernando Tatis, Jr., singled in Profar and Grisham went to third on the throw.

Manny Machado then hit a comebacker that Watson fielded cleanly; however, his throw to Brandon Belt went into right field for an error that allowed Grisham to score from third base and cut the Giants lead down to 5-3.

Watson then got the first out of the inning, as he got Eric Hosmer to flyout to Mauricio Dubon in center field; however, Tatis, Jr., scored from third base to bring the Padres within one run.

Following the Hosmer sacrifice fly, Wil Myers hit a broken bat flyout to Steven Duggar in right field for the second out of the inning.

With the final chance to tie up the game, Austin Nola was unable to tie it up, as he flew out to Dubon in centerfield and the Giants escaped within their 29th win of the shortened-season.

In his only inning of work, Watson gave up two runs on one hits and walked one, as the Giants are trying to lockdown one of the two wild card spots in the National League.

Chris Paddack took the loss for the Padres, as he went 3.2 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits, walking one and striking out three. With the loss, Paddack dropped to 4-5 on the season.

NOTES: There was one move, as he Giants made the following roster move prior to game one, as RHP Jeff
Samardzija reinstated from the 10-day IL and appointed as the 29th man for today’s doubleheader.

IF Brandon Belt’s game-tying solo home run in the 8th inning yesterday was the 1,000th hit of his career…according to Elias, Belt became the fifth Giant to homer for his 1,000th hit, joining Fred Merkle (July 4, 1916 G2), Freddie Lindstrom (August 1, 1930), Bobby Bonds (May 19, 1974) & Buster Posey (September 27, 2016).

Prior to their win in the first game of the doubleheader, the Giants were 0-4 in their two doubleheaders this season…it’s the first time the Giants have been swept in two doubleheaders in the same season since 1984, when they were swept in five of their eight…the last time the Giants swept a DH against San Diego was June 16, 1985…the last time SF was swept in a DH by San Diego was September 24, 1984.

UP NEXT: Samardzija will make his return to the rotation, as he will take the mound in the second game, which is the makeup game from the Saturday September 12 game that was postponed at Petco Park, while the Padres will send Dinelson Lamet to the hill.

Twenty- Eight Years Ago Larry Carter Almost Became the Answer to a Horrible Giants Trivia Question

( file photo) Former San Francisco Giants pitcher Larry Carter is the subject of Tony the Tiger’s column He was a Giant?

Twenty- Eight Years Ago Larry Carter Almost Became the Answer to a Horrible Giants Trivia Question.

By Tony “The Tiger” Hayes

Larry Carter – RHP – 1992 – #52

He Was A Giant?

There’s a good chance that even the most attentive Giants fan would shrug and mutter “never heard of him” at the mention of Larry Carter.

But if baseball’s back room dealings had turned out differently in the fall of 1992, Giants fans would probably have a much different reaction to Carter – a West Virginian right-hander with nice curve and decent split-fingered fastball

Had the National League not reversed course and put the kibosh on the sale and relocation of the Giants to Florida’s Gulf Coast, the name “Larry Carter” would have become the answer to a most horrible trivia question.

“ Who started the final home game in the history of the San Francisco Giants.”

After decades of featuring some of most dazzling and colorful pitchers in the business (Juan Marichal, Gaylord Perry, John Montefusco, to name a few) it appeared the Giants would play their last game in The City with the anonymous, 28-year-old Larry Carter on the mound.

That’s right, Larry Freakin’ Carter.

Why Was He A Giant?

The Giants already had one foot squarely in Tampa Bay when Carter made his big league debut with SF in September of 1992.

Seven years into his professional career, Carter finally got a call to the bigs leagues three weeks after discontented Giants owner Bob Lurie announced the sale of the club.

After more than a decade and four failed ballot measures to construct a new downtown ball park, the frustrated Lurie had had enough. He wanted out.

So on 8/7/92 Lurie announced he had reached an agreement in principle to sell the Giants to a group of investors from Tampa for $115 million.

Once the sale was ratified, the club would wave “Bye Bye Baby”to the Golden Bay Area and say hello to the Humid Bay Area.

The news caused a dour and depressing air to hang over the Giants team and its local fan base.

It was in that environment that the wide-eyed Carter walked into a big league club house for the first time in September of 1992.

“I feel I’m a guy with a big heart,” said Carter. “If you believe you can do it, you can do it. You set your mind to it.”

Before & After

Originally a 10th round draft pick of the Cardinals in 1986, Carter was inked by the Giants as a minor league free agent in 1988 after missing all of 1987 with an elbow injury.

Though never viewed as a big time prospect, Carter proved his worth as a reliable organizational arm -capable of getting outs as both a starter and reliever.

After going 9-8, 2.95 at Double-AA Shreveport in 1991, Carter followed up with a solid campaign at Triple-AAA Phoenix in 1992, posting a 11-6, 4.37 ledger.

Upon joining SF, presumptive lame duck manager Roger Craig figured he had little to lose by inserting the eager Carter into the Giants starting rotation.

Carter would register a decision in each of his six Giants starts, going 1-5, 4.64.

Going forward as we now know – the National League never wanted to vacate the lucrative SF market. So they held off voting on the move to Florida long enough to find a local SF based ownership group.

In the end the Tampa group got huffy, about being jacked around – but SF nevertheless kept the Giants.

Carter however was not part of the Giants effort going forward.

After 1992, he remained in the minors the rest of his playing career.

He Never Got His Own Bobblehead. But…

Before the Giants were rescued from the evil intentions of Tampa, it looked likely that after decades of intense, personal battles, the Giants long-standing territorial rivalry with the Dodgers was coming to an sad end in 1992.

Starting in 1993, the Giants and Dodgers would be geographically separated for the first time ever.

Whether it was a coincidence of the Giants forthcoming move or not, both teams performed as if in a drugged malaise the final stages of the ‘92 campaign.

With the threat of relocation looming, the Giants sputtered to a 5th place finish, with a final record of 72-90.

The Dodgers meanwhile weren’t going anywhere – literally… and figuratively.

Sure, Chavez Ravine was still a destination spot for Angelinos – but in the standings, the Dodgers were stuck in the La Brea Tar Pits.

Tommy Lasorda’s 1992 charges finished with the Dodgers worst record since moving to California – 63-99 – finishing in the cellar of the National League West for the first time.

But when Carter took the ball at Dodger Stadium on 9/11/92, it was still SF vs. LA and that still meant something.

Carter faced a lineup that included Eric Karros, Lenny Harris and Mitch Webster and he earned the only victory of his big league career, allowing just a single run in seven frames in a 7-3 Giants win.

“I think his adrenaline was flowing pitching here against the Dodgers,” manager Craig said. “He was aggressive and kept coming after hitters.”

Giant Footprint

On Sunday 9/27/92 more than 45,000 fans would cram into Candlestick Park for Fan Appreciation Day. It was the final home game of the ‘92 regular season vs. Cincinnati. And it was also looking more and more as if the Giants were playing for the final time in SF.

Despite the near-sellout, the atmosphere felt like a solemn funeral.

Fans circulated throughput the Stick as if in a daze, some carrying signs begging the team to stay; the rest just carrying heavy hearts.

Among the crest-fallen fans in attendance was the greatest Giant of them all – Willie Mays.

“You’re looking at a lot of tradition here. You’re talking about Giants tradition,” Mays said. “Now if you go to Tampa, you’ve got to change all that. I hope they stay here. I mean, I live here!”

So it was that Larry Carter took the mound vs. the visiting Reds that afternoon- an 85 -degree Indian Summer special.

Cincinnati jumped on Carter for a couple of runs early, but then the rookie settled down, and pitching well into the sixth inning. Still he took the loss in the 3-2 Reds win.

It was a few more anxious weeks before the dust settled and Giants fans learned the team was here to stay.

The Giants would return in 1993 to much fan fare, with free agent signee Barry Bonds at the center of a 103-win club.

But Carter wasn’t a part of it.

As it turned out that late September contest vs. the Reds wasn’t San Francisco’s final big league home game after all – but it was was for Carter.




San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: With all the injuries can the 49ers beat a struggling Giants team?

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Solomon Thomas gets a ride on the back of a cart as he suffered a first half ACL knee injury one of many 49ers who went down to an injury on Sun Sep 20, 2020 at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford NJ (AP News photo)

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David:

#1 David let’s take a look at some of the 49ers biggest loses to injury we’ll give you the first set of names and let you give analysis and how their absence will impact this team against the Giants in the Meadowlands this Sunday, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (high ankle sprain), Nick Bosa DE (knee out for the season), George Kittle TE (bone bruise MCL sprain) Kittle is practicing but talk about these three players absence.

#2 Next on the 49ers injured list, Solomon Thomas DT (knee ACL out for the season), Tevin Coleman (knee three weeks), Raheem Mostert RB (knee), Richard Sherman cornerback (two weeks), Deebo Samuel (foot), Dee Ford (back), how will these players absence will impact San Francisco this Sunday.

#3 David talk about the New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones who was 25-40 for 241 yards and one interception and the Giants who are 0-2 and lost to the Chicago Bears by a narrow margin on Sunday 17-13 considering all the injuries the 49ers have do the 49ers have a chance against a struggling Giants team?

David Zizmor does the 49ers podcasts each Friday at

Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: Patriots host Raiders Sunday with Newton and Carr on a roll; plus much more

In a last second effort by New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) was stopped at the Seattle Seahawks goal line as the Patriots missed a game winning touchdown in the fourth quarter Sun Sep 20, 2020 at Century Link Field in Seattle (AP News photo)

On Headline Sports podcast with London:

#1 A close game for the New England Patriots against the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday in a five point loss 35-30. The Pats even made a valiant comeback scoring 13 points on the Seahawks in the closing moments of the fourth quarter.

#2 The Patriots Cam Newton despite the loss is the quarterback that his teammates have full faith in the Patriots now 1-1 saw Newton throw 30-44 for 397 yards with an interception and one touchdown.

#3 The Las Vegas Raiders are coming of a huge 34-24 win over the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football and play the Patriots on Sunday. Seeing how Newton has thrown against teams like the Miami Dolphins and the Seahawks how do you see him matching up against the Raiders this Sunday?

#4 In five of the last nine games the Quakes have given up five or more goals per game which a MLS record for most goals given up by a team in five games or more what does that say about the team and their defense.

#5 The Quakes in their last game on Wed 23 were shutout 5-0 by the Colorado Rapids the Quakes have tied three games and have lost two games and now face the toughest team in the MLS with LAFC in LA this Sunday

London Marq does Headline Sports podcasts each Friday at