Wednesday, June 24, 2015
My Thrills, My Agonies, My Champions
My Champion Golden State Warriors point guard and league MVP, Stephen Curry, has made the cover of Sports Illustrated, again. Wait, wasn't Riley Curry on the cover a few weeks back? Curry & company have given bay area basketball fans reason to attend a parade, wear blue and yellow hats & t-shirts all week long and ride around with Warriors flags flapping in the breeze from every car window; in June! In Frick'in June Warriors Fans. Wow!
My Oakland Raiders have just sent out season ticket holder invitations to this year's Napa training camp. The event is a great teaser for what should be a turnaround season.
This will not be the usual look and see the new shiny players signed. This year we'll be seeing a new coaching staff and the return of a "Proven" leader at quarterback in Derek Carr. Yes, "We Got Quarterback" Raider Nation. And I also hear free agent QB Christian Ponder looks impressive throwing a football wearing silver & black. Best book a training camp invite spot to get a peek at a potential Champion while there's still availability. I just did.
My Champion San Francisco Giants are going through some odd-year aches and pains again, even though they're only half a game out from the division lead. Inspirational team leader, as well as runs producer, Hunter Pence (tendinitis) has been out most of the season after suffering a broken forearm in training camp, and now newly acquired hitting sensation Nori Aoki will be out for many, many weeks after suffering a broken leg (fibia) in Los Angeles over the weekend. Oh Brother! Both injuries sustained by the outfielders were from hit-by-pitches.
And just for good Bay Area sporting news measure, Oakland Boxing Champion Andre Ward is Back Ya'll! And he's still a Thrilla.