When will these two teams meet again?
Well, are we?
In a sense, yes we are. It’s just a schedule release. No other sport gets this kind of hype for their schedule release.
But here we are, waiting to see when our most anticipated matchups will happen.
Sure it’s six months down the line and there’s nothing we can do now once we know when these games are happening. But the anticipation makes it interesting.
I’m biased because I am working with the production team for the unveil tonight at 5PM PT on NFL Network. I’ve been in this business for some time and I have covered these schedule releases. It’s always intriguing to see how certain matchups are viewed and who gets the nationally televised games. The travel, the bye weeks and all that give me my NFL fix in April.
Strap on your seat belts. You’re not crazy. You just love football and I’m cool with that.
When I first heard of this idea of playing between Pier 30-32, I thought it was silly. I am not a scientist, but I was pretty convinced that the arena would sink. The location is bad. Now we have news that they are scrapping the idea.
They are moving their plans that aren’t directly at the water. It’s still close, but at least the fear of it sinking won’t cross my mind.
But of course, I would prefer that they stay where they are. There is a major inconvenience that will come if they play in San Francisco. The travel and public transportation would be a nightmare. Plus, the prices of tickets will surely price out fans like me.
Just have them stay in Oakland, please.
Bay Area > LA.
I don’t care for the Los Angeles sports teams. I’m from the Bay Area. That’s where my allegiances are. Even though I live in Los Angeles, I stay true to my roots. If the Lakers lose, good. If the Kings lose, good. If the Angels lose, even better.
With the San Jose Sharks and the Golden State Warriors both in the playoffs facing their Southern California rivals, it’s harder for me to mind my own business about my team because I’m surrounded by these Los Angeles fans.
Even before the playoffs, I am constantly hearing about people talking about the Lakers. Then the Clippers talk started to rise some. I don’t care.
The baseline is tripping people out.
The Toronto Raptors have had their optical illusion baseline for a few seasons. But since they aren’t a big name team, casual fans probably have never watched a Raptors home game until today’s playoff opener.
Because of that, we saw some funny reactions on Twitter to the baseline.
MLB Network’s Twitter page shared a tweet about Xander Bogaerts breaking up Chris Sale’s no-hitter bid.
The problem, however, is that MLB Network claims it was Bogaerts’ first ever big league home run. That actually is not true. He hit his first homer last season.
People on Twitter made sure they were aware of it.