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Bono On Wk 5 Hyde/Breida RB Shift: “I Don’t See Anything Wrong With Using Both Backs”

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Every Tuesday during the NFL season we chat with Former 49ers QB Steve Bono. Today we talk about the 49ers OT loss to the Colts that dropped San Francisco’s record to 0-5.

Bono spent 14 seasons in the NFL. He had a 5-1 record in his 6 Niners starts and finished his career 28-14 overall.

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Bono talked to The Sports Virus about RB Matt Breida getting more rushing attempts than Carlos Hyde in the Colts game: “I don’t see anything wrong with them using both backs. I think Carlos is doing fine, especially early in the season I thought he was running the ball well. They just seem to have gone away from running the ball…There’s just a bit of hesitancy there right now (with Hyde) and maybe the holes he’s just not seeing them well or they’re not there. Even though the Niners have been throwing the ball, it just seems like people are still stacking the box.”

Listen To Week 5 With Steve Bono

Join us again next Tuesday as we discuss the week 6 game against the Redskins. Thanks so much for listening!

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Dubs OT Preview: One-On-One With Warriors TV Analyst Jim Barnett

 

Welcome to the DUBS OT Basketball Podcast

With your hosts Joe Castellano and Ray Woodson

Updated weekly on TheSportsVirus.com starting October 17!

Before we get to the Warriors opener on October 17, we’ve got some preview podcasts for you. Recently, Joe Castellano  chatted with Warriors TV analyst Jim Barnett.

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Steve Bono On Brian Hoyer And His Receivers: “They’re Not In Sync”

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Welcome to the SAN FRANCISCO 49ers EXTRA podcast on TheSportsVirus.com!

Every Tuesday during the NFL season we chat with Former 49ers QB Steve Bono. Today we talk about the 49ers OT loss to the Cardinals that dropped San Francisco’s record to 0-4.

Bono spent 14 seasons in the NFL. He had a 5-1 record in his 6 Niners starts and finished his career 28-14 overall.

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Bono talked to The Sports Virus about QB Brian Hoyer and his receivers: “They’re not in sync…In the beginning I thought it was receivers getting manhandled and then there were a few drops and then I kinda thought Hoyer is not getting them the ball. His timing seemed a little off. In my mind I was thinking, ok he’s getting pressure. But, this weekend there were bad throws, there were bad routes, there were dropped balls. There’s no timing. There’s no rhythm to them.”

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Join us again next Tuesday as we discuss the week 5 game against the Colts. Thanks so much for listening!

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John Shea: Possible 2018 Giants Draft Pick Seth Beer “A Legitimate Power Guy”

Welcome to the INSIDE CHINA BASIN Baseball Podcast

Updated 3 times a  week on TheSportsVirus.com!

SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea joins us for our final Giants podcast of 2017. We look ahead to the 2018 draft (the Giants will have the #2 overall pick) and what SF needs to do to improve. Plus, a little MLB post-season forecast.

Shea gave The Sports Virus a scouting report on Seth Beer from Clemson, whom the Giants will probably consider for the #2 overall pick in the 2018 MLB draft: “…He’s the real deal. He’s probably a first baseman, maybe somebody like (Brandon) Belt would move to LF…He’s a legitimate power guy. 6’2,” 200-plus (pounds) and he hits the ball a long way…He’s not a real great athlete. He’s not going to be a great outfielder if you put him in left. He’s probably more equipped for first base. He’s not fast, he’s not going to have much range, but he hits the ball and (Bruce) Bochy was telling us lately and he’s saying it multiple times, hey we’ve been talking behind the scenes about getting these guys. Maybe not necessarily contact guys, but power guys. If they strike out, they strike out. They’re kind of behind the curve on that. Every other team seems to be getting these guys.”

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Thanks for listening. Catch our podcasts again during 2018 spring training!

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Shea:”Each Time (Cain Was Sent To ‘Pen) He Said I’ll Do What It Takes. That’s Classy Stuff”

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In advance of the final weekend of the Giants 2017 season, SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea joins us to talk about Matt Cain’s retirement announcement and the emotions that might take place when he  takes the mound one final time on Saturday at AT&T Park. In Part 1 of a 2-part conversation, we also talk about whether or not it’s necessary for the Giants to make some drastic changes to the roster this upcoming off-season.

Shea told The Sports Virus about Matt Cain’s good attitude toward the end of his career: “…Cain was sent to the bullpen last September, he was sent to the bullpen two or three times this year. Each time he said fine, I’ll do what it takes. (Bruce) Bochy wants me to go, I’ll go. That’s pretty classy stuff that other pitchers might not do…It’s going to be an emotional day (on Saturday). It’s well deserved.”

 

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Come back SUNDAY for our final Giants podcast of 2017 and part 2 of the conversation with John Shea.

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Steve Bono-Possible SF Week 4 Anthem Plan: “If They All Kneel, Eric Reid Is The Leader”

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Welcome to the SAN FRANCISCO 49ers EXTRA podcast on TheSportsVirus.com!

Every Tuesday during the NFL season we chat with Former 49ers QB Steve Bono. Today we talk about the 49ers loss to the Rams that dropped San Francisco’s record to 0-3. We also discuss the league-wide national anthem protests during week 3.

Bono spent 14 seasons in the NFL. He had a 5-1 record in his 6 Niners starts and finished his career 28-14 overall.

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Bono talked to The Sports Virus about the NFL-wide national anthem protests during week 3. The kneeling all started last season with former Niners QB Colin Kaepernick being joined by S Eric Reid: “It seems to have come to be just about what are people going to do now during the national anthem? Why are we doing this? Why are we taking a knee? I like the fact that teams at least seemed to have talked about it…I don’t necessarily like that they’re kneeling down, that’s their prerogative, but I do like that teams agreed that this is what we’re going to do as a team. I would prefer that everybody stood for the national anthem and that they all stood there with arms locked. That’s great, that’s showing solidarity to me…It seems to me now that this would be something to do to make a statement, but what are we making a statement about?”

Bono made his opinion clear about Colin Kaepernick’s chances of returning to the NFL: “I don’t think Colin wanted to play last year and I don’t think he wants to play now. Has anybody ever heard him come out and say that he wants to play, that he’s actively tying to pursue a position somewhere?”

And, looking ahead to week 4, Bono speculated about possible scenarios for the 49ers anthem plans in Phoenix: “It will be interesting to see. If they all kneel, then I would say that we know Eric Reid is the leader because he was kneeling with Colin last year. If they all stand, then somebody else is leading them.”

Listen To Week 3 With Steve Bono

Join us again next Tuesday as we discuss the week 4  game against the Cardinals. Thanks so much for listening!

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John Shea: Bruce Bochy Not Ready To Retire, But “Doesn’t Want To Oversee A Rebuild”

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John Shea rejoins us for part 2 of our conversation and we talk about the feature he wrote with Henry Shulman in the SF Chronicle about Giants manager Bruce Bochy.

Shea talked to The Sports Virus about the possibility of Bruce Bochy retiring soon: …“As he said, a lot of guys want to retire because they want to do the things they enjoy. Bochy tells me the thing I enjoy the most is managing. So, if I retired I would want to manage…He wants to come back, he’s healthy, he’s feeling good. He said absolutely this team can contend again next year. He doesn’t want to oversee a rebuild.”

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Join us Wednesday when we catch up with Giants hitting coach Hensley Meulens.

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Dubs OT Preview: Ray One-On-One With Mike Brown, Plus Steve Kerr At Media Day

 

Welcome to the DUBS OT Basketball Podcast

With your hosts Joe Castellano and Ray Woodson

Updated weekly on TheSportsVirus.com starting October 17!

Before we get to the Warriors opener on October 17, we will have some preview podcasts. Ray Woodson chatted with Golden State assistant coach Mike Brown, plus we hear a little from head coach Steve Kerr at media day on Friday in Oakland.

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Shea On SF Trade Future: “Panik Would Be The 1st Guy A Lot Of Teams Would Ask For”

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SF Chronicle Columnist John Shea joins us for a final month evaluation of the Giants and a glance at the Dodgers, who host San Francisco for three games over the weekend.

Shea talked to The Sports Virus about Joe Panik’s September surge: “…Does that improve the Giants pursuit if they do want to trade him in the off-season  to get more for him? Here’s the one guy in the lineup who has good numbers but doesn’t have a huge contract. So, he would be the first guy that a lot of teams would ask for when they’re giving up a player close to free agency or they’re giving up a prospect that the Giants like. To move Panik would be a huge deal, much bigger than moving Matt Duffy which was a huge deal. In a lot of way they haven’t recovered from that.”

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Come back MONDAY for part 2 of our conversation with John Shea from the SF Chronicle.

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Meulens On MLB HR Record: “I Don’t Know If It’s The Ball, The Ballpark Or The Players”

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Giants hitting coach Hensley “Bam Bam” Meulens has worked hard to help hitters improve this season. On Tuesday at  AT&T Park in San Francisco he gave us an update on their progress.

Meulens talked to The Sports Virus about the MLB overall HR record that was broken this week and how that relates to the Giants: “…We don’t have 30-40 home run power and when you see home runs being hit at the record pace in other places and you’re not hitting them, you’re at the same level, you’re like, uh, I don’t know if it’s the ball, the ballpark or the players. In a lot of places the balls are  carrying. When we go on the road we hit more home runs than we do at home …We’ve talked about it with some of our guys going into the off-season. I even put some ropes in the cage, where the angles are conducive to more balls in the air in this ballpark. We’re working on it. Hopefully it won’t take long so at least we’ll produce more extra base hits.”

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Come back FRIDAY when SF Chronicle columnist John Shea is our guest.

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