Tim Kawakami

I don't think Seattle's going to repeat. Remove them from the field, I think the 49ers are the best team. If that infuriates you, oh well.

Tim Kawakami

Now multiple commenters (all banned) jumping in to scream about my "plot" to undermine Harbaugh. You guys are not well.

Tim Kawakami

Saying GSWs took a swing and missed on Nedovic is NOT a criticism. In fact, it's relative praise. Money is what it cost, they're OK w/that.

Tim Kawakami

Most paranoid guy ever: Says I only picked the 49ers to win the Super Bowl because I hate Harbaugh. (Do you ever read me?)

Tim Kawakami

Barbosa has the obvious Phoenix ties to Steve Kerr. Secondary note: I don't think Nemanja Nedovic has a role on the GSWs this year.

Marcus Thompson

A good time for that too RT @bobcurrysf: Posey playing like the star that he is. #GoGiants 

Tim Kawakami

When Buster Posey is great, the Giants are good.

Marcus Thompson

Ha! RT @oakclubhouse: You're welcome for that reverse jinx, BTW. I draw my inspiration from @Marcus Thompson.

Andre Iguodala

Teamed up with @GAMEGOLF for a golf challenge... Coming in a week or so... Stay tuned

Tim Kawakami

Forget everything you’ve seen this summer, focus on the playoffs: The 49ers will win Super Bowl XLIX, yes, tha... bit.ly/1sERqTE

Rusty Simmons

Klay Thompson played golf Clyde Drexler/Dominique Wilkins. "They still talk trash & make side bets for a milk shake." blog.sfgate.com/warriors/2014/…

Diamond Leung

Warriors front office and coaching staff played croquet together in Napa: instagram.com/p/sOK_5KB7Iy/

Tim Kawakami

Looks like traffic to the 49ers prediction blew up my blog. Here's the link to the column on the main Merc website: bit.ly/1p9bFFC

Festus Ezeli

Inner beauty is very important. Outer beauty also very important

Diamond Leung

So Josh Shaw told a tall Te'o.

Rusty Simmons

Klay Thompson: "My golf game is not as good as Steph’s. He shot a 65 today. How am I supposed to compete with that?" blog.sfgate.com/warriors/2014/…

Tim Kawakami

Actually, the pick is no surprise to anyone who saw prosecuting atty @csnkoz pepper me like I was a hostile witness last night on the issue.

Tim Kawakami

Some 49ers fans (and execs and coaches) might be stunned by my pick to win the Super Bowl this season: bit.ly/1vSuwuj

Rusty Simmons

Exclusive Klay Thompson diary: Thoughts on 'devasting' Paul George injury, West Point cemetery, golfing with the g… blog.sfgate.com/warriors/2014/…

Nemanja Nedovic

Posle 29 sati konacno kod kuce

Tim Kawakami

Patrick Willis on the 49ers’ title expectations this season: “If it’s easy, we’ll take it; if not, then we’ll ... bit.ly/1nDQRq5

Brandon Rush

Who want this madden fade on the 4??

Peter Guber

"the pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails" - william arthur ward

Marcus Thompson

It won't be 2. That's for sure RT @realJRIDAH: pretty clear Aldon looking at 8 games.

Brandon Rush

How'd I make it out of nothing, only lord knows

Diamond Leung

Stephen Curry's top shooters in the NBA: himself, Klay Thompson, Kyle Korver, Steve Novak, Ray Allen youtube.com/watch?v=8RDYtY…

Marcus Thompson

Huh? RT @KCholaks: Are people who smoke weed and get arrested "dumber" than wife abusers who don't get caught?

Peter Guber

focus is on audience engagement RT @mediaredef U.S. Open Goes High Tech for Social Shopping (@LaurenJohnson @adweek) redef.it/d3aH

Marcus Thompson

Not really. He knew the rules. Not his first offense RT @KCholaks: it is very easy to argue josh Gordon doesn't deserve a year...

Marcus Thompson

Bingo RT @glanini: Bottom line is NFLPA got bamboozled during last negotiations. They agreed to strict social drug penalties.

Matt Steinmetz

Learned this word from @susanhrjones: "Optics." As in 'optics' of NFL decisions on Rice & Gordon punishments are awful.

Diamond Leung

Good to get verified before @WadeDiamond beat me to it.

Marcus Thompson

Hard to argue Josh Gordon doesn't deserve a year. But it just seems so wrong after Ray Rice got just two games

Peter Guber

"the only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary" - vidal sassoon

Tim Kawakami

I asked the 49ers' Patrick Willis if he's still as good as he's ever been. His answer: "We'll see." bit.ly/1nDligc

Tim Kawakami

Thanks to GPapa for pointing out the Love non-commitment (and for driving me to AT&T last night). Bring your credential next time, GP!

Tim Kawakami

Love can opt-out next summer. So can LeBron. Why wouldn't both let it play out? Of course they will.

Tim Kawakami

I missed this earlier this week, but it's not surprising: Kevin Love makes no contract commitments to Cleveland. es.pn/XSu6sO

Tim Kawakami

On the last two RTs: Strong local reporting and commentary is so vital to the sports world. The big sites are great; locals are invaluable.

Peter Guber

"as humans we live breathe and eat stories"- good read on #storytelling in #advertising - bit.ly/1qHlQCB

Peter Guber

10 marketers share their biggest challenges cmo.cm/1p5SvjV ... all good, esp. #1 ...the right questions are critical.  @cmo_com

Matt Steinmetz

if I have Z.randolph, ibaka, David Lee, bosh, horford instead of Love, that's fine. Not saying they're better, just don't covet Love.

Matt Steinmetz

Interesting. Upon further inspection, Troy Murphy (.388) a better 3-point shooter than Kevin Love (.362).

Matt Steinmetz

Look, I'm not saying Love stinks. He's good. But reports of his stardom have been greatly exaggerated.

Matt Steinmetz

Troy Murphy's rebounding numbers during his nice years not that far off Love's rebounding numbers. Somebody gotta get 'em!

Matt Steinmetz

Bill Laimbeer is on my All-Time, All-Disliked team, but that SOB could play. Love should be flattered by such a comparison.

Matt Steinmetz

Laimbeer could make 3s later in career and would have thrived if he could take 5 or 6 a game.

Matt Steinmetz

I actually don't see huge difference between Kevin Love and Bill Laimbeer. Except Laimbeer was tougher, better defender.

Matt Steinmetz

Kevin Love will have to make same kinds of sacrifices Bosh made when he went to Miami. Don't see Love handling it as well.

Festus Ezeli

Ok maybe that was too easy

Festus Ezeli

If I say "Everything I tell you is a lie," am I telling you the truth or a lie?

Tim Kawakami

I don't get wrapped up in the meaning of no-hitters. Madison Bumgarner is a great pitcher with or without a no-hitter in his career.

Festus Ezeli

Hmm... How about some riddles?

Tim Kawakami

People get so ridiculously emotional about no-hitters and near no-hitters. Don't read any credible reporter then. Do not.

Tim Kawakami

Consolation for Bumgarner: Pitchers who threw the last 4 Giants no-hitters are hurt (Cain), demoted (Lincecum 2) or out of MLB (JSanchez).

David Lee

Competitive night in STL... @mikebommarito mbirkla instagram.com/p/sL1XLnkwJM/

Tim Kawakami

I'm flashing back to the Raiders exec who screamed at me for citing their record the previous season. It doesn't matter in that universe.

Tim Kawakami

I truly believe there's a segment of Raiders fandom that wants to go 4-12, just to prove how everybody else doesn't get their greatness.

Tim Kawakami

Heading over for the @YSTL show at 5 today, when I will stay on the sidelines working through something and then head to the PUP list.

Harrison Barnes

Going to be focusing on more video content. What types of things would be most appealing to you?

Tim Kawakami

From the 49ers locker room today: No, they're not worried about how they've looked in preseason. That is not breaking news.

Nemanja Nedovic

Eto @QrCAGraha kukao si da ti je hladno u Milvokiju

Peter Guber

"don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great" -  john d. rockefeller

Tim Kawakami

Once again, I presume the Raiders fans screaming at me WANT their team to be bad. There really is no other logical explanation.

Tim Kawakami

Hayden, Flynn, Schaub and the Raiders’ enduring roster problems: Adding up Reggie McKenzie’s track record, so ... bit.ly/1qq3r0D

Tim Kawakami

I'm evaluating the overall talent base of the Raiders roster. Which went 4-12 the last two seasons. But obviously I'm a hater.

Tim Kawakami

Go through Reggie McKenzie's Raiders personnel catalog. Tell me where they've gotten markedly better. bit.ly/1pD2oKY

Brandon Rush

Giving out Madden fades all day!!

Brandon Rush

Lets go Killa Klay!!

Tim Kawakami

Set to go on Yahoo Radio with @TravisRodgers at 9:30 PT and here's a link to listen if you wish: yahoosportsradio.com/listen/

Tim Kawakami

Sorry guys, "cap restrictions" isn't an excuse for: Drafting Hayden and acquiring Flynn & Schaub in back-to-back seasons.

Tim Kawakami

So far, Rashad Jennings is the best, most productive player McKenzie has acquired. And he's now the NY Giants' No. 1 RB.

Tim Kawakami

Schaub + Hayden + Flynn's dead money + Brisiel's dead money = about $16.9M on the Raiders' salary cap this season.

Tim Kawakami

Hayden, Flynn, Schaub is not a honor roll of acquired talent. And lost Veldheer and Houston when the Raiders had more cap space than anyone.

Tim Kawakami

In July of last year, I wrote that the Hayden pick was the first big trouble sign for Reggie McKenzie's tenure: bit.ly/1fhbc1E

Tim Kawakami

Count is now six, and many of them are coincidentally big Notre Dame fans, too. I should block those guys on general principle.

Tim Kawakami

So the last 5 people I've blocked were previously put on mute and yet I still saw their silly responses. Twitter, that's a fail.

Tim Kawakami

Now a few Raiders fans are screaming that I'm clearly biased towards... the Broncos? Yes, how true.

Tim Kawakami

Sometimes Giants fans get sensitive about the strangest things.

Harrison Barnes

Walt was acting up at the #Emmys tonight? lol

Marcus Thompson

I do RT @nuwavesmoke: I know. I agree. Steph is just too dangerous w/ball to not utilize at least periodically. You see what I'm sayin?

Tim Kawakami

I give SFGs credit for doing this now--when they could've milked another home start out of Lincecum vs. a terrible team.

Marcus Thompson

Here we go ... RT @stewardsfolly: Lincecum out of rotation, Petit in. Could be just one start. Depends on results of both pitchers

Tim Kawakami

It'll be interesting how the AT&T crowd handles this on Thursday--obviously will support Petit but they will always love 55.

Tim Kawakami

But I think if the Giants were going to stick with him, they'd probably have announced Lincecum as the Thursday starter already. So...

Tim Kawakami

Giants could certainly keep Tim Lincecum in the rotation through Thursday vs. the Rockies, who are horrible. He might dominate them. But...

Tim Kawakami

This is the third time in Peavy's last four starts that Susac is catching him.

Harrison Barnes

All my Iowa people: hearing great things about @HyVeeTri + Kids Triathlon Championships this weekend. Details here: goo.gl/hUC8MT

Diamond Leung

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry show off their Spanish: thepostgame.com/blog/balancing…