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Harbaugh to Packers’ Matthews: "Come with some knuckles, not an open slap"...



“I could see two punches thrown to Joe’s head -- well, one punch and one open slap, which . . . if you’re going to go to the face, come with some knuckles. I think that young man works very hard on being a tough guy. He’ll have some repairing to do to his image after the slap.”

http://www.csnbayarea.com/49ers/harbaugh-matthews-image-takes-hit-after-slap-staley

NFL now says Packers, not 49ers, benefitted from officials’ mistake...

The NFL now says it was the Packers, not the 49ers, who benefitted from the officials’ mistake on the play, because Staley shouldn’t have been flagged in the first place. The league office reviewed the play and determined that while Matthews was rightly called for a late hit on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, the official who threw the flag on Staley for getting in Matthews’ face after running over to protect Kaepernick should not have done so.

In other words, if the entire play had been properly called, it would have been first-and-goal for the 49ers at the 3-yard line on the next play. Instead, the officials made it tougher for the 49ers by making them re-play third down after the offsetting penalties. The officials erred in their enforcement of the offsetting penalties, which appeared to benefit the 49ers, but in reality there never should have been offsetting penalties to enforce in the first place. Only the Packers should have been penalized.


Some may say it’s a moot point because the 49ers scored a touchdown on that third-down play anyway. But either way, the league has confirmed that this play was botched, in more ways than one. And because the 49ers scored a touchdown, the two wrongs equaled a right for San Francisco.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/09/09/nfl-now-says-packers-not-49ers-benefitted-from-officials-mistake/

Hmm..the officials really screwed that play up, but in the long run justice was served. This should put an end to any more Packers whining...maybe Joe Buck will shut up too, though I wouldn't count on it.

Washington state approves 334 retail pot stores...

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Marijuana could be on Washington State store shelves by June 1, 2014, according to the Chair of the Liquor Control Board.

"We are making history," said Chair Sharon Foster after the three-member board voted unanimously to approve rules for the production, processing and sale of marijuana.

The board decided 334 retailers will be granted licenses by the state. Based on population, sellers in King County would be allowed the most licenses, with 61.
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The board estimates the legal marijuana market will replace about 13 percent of the illegal market when sales begin next spring.


http://www.king5.com/news/marijuana/Pot-growing-sales-rules-approved-by-board-222429861.html


More information on the sales rules here: http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2013/09/04/pot-production-capped-at-14-million-ounces

Posey leading the vote in NL All-Star balloting...

NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STAR BALLOTING
(as of June 4)

CATCHER
1. Buster Posey, Giants: 1,275,956
2. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: 938,911
3. John Buck, Mets: 523,843
4. Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers: 313,574
5. Brian McCann, Braves: 285,600

FIRST BASE
1. Joey Votto, Reds: 1,044,742
2. Brandon Belt, Giants: 513,371
3. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks: 473,513
4. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers: 464,845
5. Freddie Freeman, Braves: 438,868

SECOND BASE
1. Brandon Phillips, Reds: 1,019,240
2. Marco Scutaro, Giants: 801,754
3. Chase Utley, Phillies: 524,219
4. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals: 439,239
5. Dan Uggla, Braves: 384,462

SHORTSTOP
1. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: 1,025,844
2. Brandon Crawford, Giants: 668,140
3. Jean Segura, Brewers: 554,403
4. Andrelton Simmons, Braves: 372,844
5. Pete Kozma, Cardinals: 311,852

THIRD BASE
1. Pablo Sandoval, Giants: 1,094,475
2. David Wright, Mets: 967,299
3. Chris Johnson, Braves: 386,811
4. David Freese, Cardinals: 375,428
5. Todd Frazier, Reds: 343,201

OUTFIELD
1. Justin Upton, Braves: 1,184,249
2. Bryce Harper, Nationals: 1,182,532
3. Ryan Braun, Brewers: 945,665
4. Carlos Beltran, Cardinals: 847,924
5. Shin-Soo Choo, Reds: 743,755
6. Hunter Pence, Giants: 624,972
7. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates: 576,201
8. Angel Pagan, Giants: 572,400
9. Matt Holliday, Cardinals: 491,629
10. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies: 482,719
11. Gregor Blanco, Giants: 475,662
12. Carlos Gomez, Brewers: 472,272
13. B.J. Upton, Braves: 420,104
14. Matt Kemp, Dodgers: 389,372
15. Jay Bruce, Reds: 374,852

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20130604&content_id=49559596&c_id=mlb#nlvote0604

Lightning Strikes St. Louis Arch During Cardinals’ Game...



http://www.sportsgrid.com/mlb/lightning-struck-the-st-louis-arch-during-the-cardinals-game-thursday-night/

Buy A Book On Michigan’s National Title Season On Amazon...



http://www.amazon.com/dp/1600789196/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_Fqmzrb00WF6JP



Perhaps somebody should inform both Amazon and the Detroit Free Press who won..

Young cancer patient scores TD in Nebraska spring game..



Seven-year-old Jack Hoffman is a Nebraska fan fighting brain cancer. During the Cornhuskers' spring game Saturday, the team gave Hoffman a special moment, sending him on the field in a Nebraska uniform to run a play in the fourth quarter. Hoffman took the handoff from quarterback Taylor Martinez around the right side for a 69-yard score.

When Hoffman reached the end zone, the team surrounded him, lifting up into the air. Sports can be pretty dang awesome.

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/4/6/4191768/jack-hoffman-nebraska-spring-game-2013

This is for all those who think there are no redeeming qualities in sports. Good luck to Jack in his fight.

Giants sign Posey to eight year extension..

The mega-deal was reached Friday, and it casts Buster Posey in Orange and Black for the next nine seasons. Posey signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the Giants prior to the 2013 season, and the new deal adds an eight-year extension.

The deal is worth about $167 million, according to an ESPN report.

No one in the history of baseball has begun their career as Posey has. In four MLB seasons, the 26-year old has already tied distinguished personal accolades with world championships two times. Posey hit .305 with 18 home runs in 108 games in 2010, earning Rookie of the Year honors and ushering the Giants to their first World Series title since moving west to San Francisco.

Two years later, in his first truly full season in the majors, Posey led the league batting at a .336 clip. His 24 home runs and 103 RBI earned him NL MVP honors and his Game 4 home run in Detroit helped the Giants sweep the Tigers for their second World Series title in three years

http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/giants-lock-posey-eight-year-extension

Yeah! Big Money, but the cornerstone of the franchise deserves it..

Lets go Giants!

Giants extend Sabean, Bochy through 2016...



Giants general manager Brian Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy were awarded contract extensions through the 2016 season Thursday, and the man they answer to was clear about why it happened.

“The glory days of the franchise are now,” Giants CEO Larry Baer said. “I think it’s important to acknowledge that and pay tribute to the people who have done it. You take the entire longevity of this franchise -- 131 years -- we probably haven’t had a better stretch than the last three or four years.”

That’s lofty praise, but it’s quite justifiable considering the Giants have won two World Series championships in the past three seasons. Sabean and Bochy previously were signed through 2014.

http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/giants-extend-sabean-bochy-through-2016

Obviously, two titles in three years means this is good news for Giants fans. Bochy is widely considered to be among the best, if not the top in game manager in baseball. A player's manager with a low key style. Among other things, he's great at handling the pitchers...and it's shown.

Having both he and Sabean signed through at least 2016, not only guarantees continuity, but gives them plenty of time to turn this mini dynasty into a full scale one. We're truly in a golden age of Giants baseball...
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