Darting here and there ...

-- Well, thank heavens that's over. Now ESPN can get back to being the NFL Network instead of The LeBron Channel.

-- As Mike Krukow might say, the Miami Heat just became the Miami Meat.

-- The Cavaliers might still not win a title unless they bring Jim Brown out of retirement to play power forward.

-- Of course, Cleveland wants Kevin Love to play that spot, which ratchets up the angst in Warriorland. Now Klay Thompson might not even be enough. Might have to throw in Bob Fitzgerald and Jim Barnett, too.

-- We're taking bets on who will be on the cover of the next Sports Illustrated (where James elected to announce his decision). Hint: You can get 1,000-to-1 on Lionel Messi.

-- Our Twitter one-liner winner on James' decision is awarded to our pal Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com: "It's amazing how things always go Cleveland's way."

-- Dan Gilbert must find $100 bills on the sidewalk at least twice a week. About the only justice in the Cleveland owner's thoroughly undeserved good fortune is that he now has to slide them all across the table to LeBron.

-- We finally watched the Mark Jackson street-corner preaching video, and we get it now: You can't serve two masters. But at the end of the day, the fire hydrant remained noticeably unmoved.

-- Legends of Candlestick football game is Saturday night. Our primary curiosity is to see what happens when Montana throws high in the back of the end zone to Clark this time.

-- Bloody hell, no live TV for Joe and Steve and Jerry and Ronnie? Is the NFL's blackout rule in effect for this game, too?

-- How you know you're not on the 49ers' A list of legends: You're playing for the "NFL All-Stars" squad (Terry Kirby, Mike Sherrard, Dana Stubblefield).

-- Reunited one last time on the 49ers sideline: Old buddies Steve Young and Charles Haley. Be careful where you park your car, Steve.

-- Reflecting on that memory, Richard Sherman and Michael Crabtree still have a long way to go to rate in the fascinating feud annals.

-- Amazing, it took Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka only a half-season to adapt to our American way of life and become a candidate for Tommy John surgery.

-- The Yankees are so desperate for pitching that they acquired Jeff Francis, who had been designated for assignment by the A's. Ah, Billy, you should have held out for Jeter in return.

-- We knew the guy was becoming immensely popular, but now even the Oakland City Council has returned a unanimous vote in favor of Stephen Vogt.

-- Jim Harbaugh stopped by to chat with Bob Melvin at AT&T Park the other day, and Melvin promptly told him to stay away from Jeff Samardzija. He was kidding. We think.

-- The hardest out the A's had to get against the Giants over four days was the last one, which required 31/2 minutes in a game-ending replay challenge. Victorious there, too.

-- Speaking of which, we can't wait for the searing suspense of an umpire coming out from under his headset to tell us who won this year's seventh game of the World Series.

-- If Bud Selig realized he could get sponsor endorsements for its replay challenges (as the Giants now have), baseball would have gone to this system 10 years ago ("This blown call brought to you by Betty Crocker Cake Mix!")

-- Our theory on the Giants: They have watched too much World Cup the past three weeks, scoring nil or nearly nil far too many times.

-- The Brazilians' total lack of defense against Germany couldn't have been more obvious if they had decided to wear silver and black uniforms.

-- Goodness, can you imagine the business StubHub is doing in Rio de Janeiro with Brazil out? We could all probably retire just on the convenience fees Argentinians are paying.

-- FIFA: We don't need no stinkin' concussion protocol. Hey, we got rid of the biting guy. What do you all want?

-- Finally, we're not too choosy, but can we please not have PKs in the final? If it's not settled after 120 minutes, Messi vs. Mueller, 1 on 1 until one of them scores or dives for an icy bottle of Evian placed at midfield.

Contact Carl Steward at csteward@bayareanewsgroup.com. More darting on Twitter @stewardsfolly.