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LARRY KRUEGER TALKS ABOUT LEAVING KNBR, 49ERS, WARRIORS, MLB/GIANTS

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Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Larry Krueger was a talk show host at KNBR radio in San Francisco over the last two decades and he joins us to chat about his departure from the station, his career plan and the Bay Area teams. Larry has plenty of opinions that we have enjoyed listening to on KNBR in all of his different roles at the station for many years. Now he is excited about moving on to a new chapter in his career and he gives us a little insight into his future endeavors. Larry also shares his thoughts about the 49ers’ situation as they get ready to trade Jimmy Garoppolo and sign free agents, the state of a Warriors team that has struggled lately and the Major League Baseball lockout. Although a baseball agreement was reached shortly after this podcast was recorded, Krueger lays out several reasons why the sport is in trouble.

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FORMER NFL MVP RICH GANNON TALKS ABOUT SUPER BOWL/HIS CAREER

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Rich Gannon won the NFL MVP in 2002 and led the Raiders to the Super Bowl. On this week’s podcast he takes us inside a quarterback’s mindset heading into the big game and reminisces about his 18-season career.

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CBS SPORTS PRODUCER JONATHAN SEGAL ON HIS CAREER COVERING NFL/NCAA HOOPS

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Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Jonathan Segal has spent the last 22 years with CBS Sports working his way up the ladder from broadcast associate to producer. On this week’s podcast, he talks about his career covering the NFL, NCAA college basketball and soccer. Segal discusses all of the production positions he has filled and tells stories about his television teammates, many of whom are legends in the sports broadcasting business. He also gives us a behind-the-scenes look at all aspects of sports television coverage and tells us about CBS’ expanding soccer coverage.

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AMY LAWRENCE FROM CBS SPORTS RADIO ON NFL, NBA, MLB & HER CAREER

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Amy Lawrence can talk sports all day long and she does it overnight as well on her “After Hours” show on CBS Sports Radio. What makes Amy great is her infectious, enthusiastic personality and sports knowledge and that is on full display on this week’s podcast. She offers entertaining and informative insights into the upcoming 49ers/Cowboys playoff game, the return of Klay Thompson to the Warriors and Major League Baseball’s lockout/upcoming Hall of Fame announcement. We take a deep dive into Amy’s career which included a stint at ESPN radio and always involves the pursuit of play-by-play opportunities. During her two decades as a sports talk show host, she has persevered through all of the challenges that you would expect from a true pioneer for women covering sports.

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CBS SPORTS NFL ANALYST TRENT GREEN ON PLAYING/BROADCASTING CAREER

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Former NFL quarterback and current CBS Sports analyst Trent Green gives his thoughts on the 49ers’ quarterback situation after preparing for the San Francisco/Seattle game last week. We reminisce about his playing career, which included a bittersweet Super Bowl season with the Rams. Green also explains why it was natural for him to make the transition from the field to the broadcast booth.

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CBS Sports Director Mark Grant on his 41-Year Career

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Sportscaster Joe Castellano talks to a variety of sports figures from around the country about the latest news. These in-depth conversations take you inside the personalities of the people involved in the sports we love to watch, listen and read about.

Five-time Emmy award-winning CBS Sports director Mark Grant takes us through his 41-year career and explains all of the challenges that a network director faces on a weekly basis. CBS chose Grant to be the next lead director of its NCAA basketball coverage including the Final Four, following the retirement of legendary director Bob Fishman. We also discuss race and diversity in the sports world. Grant says “I really believe that Colin Kaepernick taking a knee changed America.”

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49ERS EXTRA: Season Finale-Steve Bono Says 1st Option: Keep Jimmy G, 2nd Option: Get Wentz

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During our 2020 season- finale podcast, former Niners QB Steve Bono analyzes the week 17 loss to the Seahawks and evaluates how the players performed in what resulted in an injury-riddled 6-10 season. Plus, he looks forward to what SF will do in the off-season, especially at the quarterback position.

BONO ON JIMMY G’S POSSIBLE RETURN: “I think that they restructure his deal, give a majority of it to him in a signing bonus and I’m sure Jimmy would be fine doing that because he’s making just as much money if not more…Yes, he’s been hurt, but when he’s playing he’s proven to be a winner.”

BONO ALSO CONTEMPLATES THE SITUATION IF JIMMY G ISN’T COMING BACK: “I know Kyle (Shanahan) has a history with Matt Ryan, but if it were me I would want my guy to be Carson Wentz. He’s younger, I think he’s a good player and he’s got more mobility than Matt.”

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49ERS EXTRA: Wilson/D Lead Spoiler Role Win Over AZ, Will SF Bring Back Jimmy G. In 2021?

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Every week former 49ers QB Steve Bono analyzes the Niners game. This week we talk about the 20-12 win over the Cardinals which featured great defense and Jeff Wilson, Jr. rushing for 183 yards. We also discuss whether or not Jimmy G. will be back with San Francisco in 2021.

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49ERS EXTRA: Loss In Dallas Ends Playoff Hopes, Mistakes/Injuries Continue To Mount

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Every week former 49ers QB Steve Bono analyzes the Niners game. This week we discuss the loss to the Cowboys which included four turnovers that cost SF the game and eliminated them from playoff contention. We also answer the question of whether or not Jimmy G. and George Kittle should play in the last two games.

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49ERS EXTRA: More Injuries, Killer Turnovers Doom Niners. Bono On QB Situation

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Every week former 49ers QB Steve Bono analyzes the Niners game. This week we discuss the loss to Washington and issues that Steve thinks are similar for all of the Niners QBs: “In the pocket there’s not a sense of timing or rhythm to it and that’s where I don’t think they’re coached that well because they all kind of do the same thing.”

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