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Down By The Bay: Dead Horse? Let's Beat It

Good morning all. The Bay Area sports world is still alive and kickin', regardless of the fact that LeBron James seems to have made the rest of the world forget that there's some other players and teams. I find it so surreal, what's going on with him. I mean, I understand the media hype and all that, but the way he's embracing it with this countdown stuff... wow. I don't even know.

After the jump is all you need to know when it comes to the A's, Giants, 49ers, Raiders, Warriors, Sharks and all of Bay Area sports is laid in front of you by myself, as per our team specific blogs. So jump when I say jump... jump.

Sharks: Always one to beat a dead horse until it's dead twice over (and we love him for it), Plank over at Fear The Fin reiterates a much-hammered point: If Doug Wilson wants his Sharks to have some bite next year, they need to be able to stop other predators... is this offense/defense predator thing working for you? Well if not, just know that he is of the opinion (fact) that the Sharks defense has always looked better largely because of Evgeni Nabokov and signing Antero doesn't add enough to continue to make the Sharks defense look better than mediocre.

Giants: Well, the Giants won themselves a pretty good game yesterday, as evidenced by the post-game thread/recap over at McCovey Chronicles. Anyone else notice when there's a particularly bad game, the post-game threads don't really.. go over anything? :] Beyond that, the minor lines from yesterday is up over there too.

A's: I didn't catch the game yesterday, but according to Athletics Nation, the umpiring in the game was absolutely atrocious. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, worse than poor officiating. To lose a game due to blown calls (not saying that's for sure what happened here) is one of the worst feelings ever, next to walking up stairs and thinking there's one more step only to have that fleeting moment where you think your foot will go down forever.

49ers: Niners Nation continued passing time in the off-season with some roster projections for the 53-man roster, looking at outside linebackers. Diyral Briggs for president. They also continued gathering polls on the 49ers fans confidence in certain players for 2010, looking at Josh Morgan. I'm about a "medium" on that front, by the way. And then had a post about the 49ers training camp dates which were announced yesterday.

Cal: California Golden Blogs continues looking at Cal's best games of the 2000s. They're on number eight right now, and there's links to #10 and #9 in the beginning of the post. They've also got some rumors about a matchup with LSU in 2011 on a neutral field. Intriguing, to say the least. The title is clearly ripped off, though.