Darting here and there ... What the heck, we might be up for a Jim Harbaugh trade. But only if it's for John Harbaugh. Seriously, Jimmy's not going anywhere from this view. He's not going to be able to wipe that smirk off Pete Carroll's face in Cleveland or any place else but right here. If the 49ers and Harbaugh can't get an extension done, it appears Mike Singletary is still available to step in. Another reason Harbaugh can't leave. Impressionist Frank Caliendo finally has him down pat, and he doesn't do any other 49ers. Speaking of the amazing Caliendo, we can't get enough of his spot on Jon Gruden. Tear-inducing funny, man.
The Giants have stated over the past week they'd be willing to share AT&T Park with the A's and the Sharks. Hey, in the wake of Mark Davis' latest rip on the Coliseum, how about the Raiders, too? Everybody in the cove! Then again, scheduling could be difficult, with the Giants', A's and Raiders' seasons all ending sometime in October. Overexposure Dept.: Richie Incognito. One more report on his Ferrari freakout and we're taking a baseball bat to the TV. Cynical reader comeback to a tweet we posted on Barry Bonds joining the Giants as a special spring training instructor: "And the needle goes right here, fellas ..." Those weren't just web gems by Josh Reddick against the Giants' Michael Morse. Those were defensive Hope diamonds. What one of the Giants should have said but didn't: "Fine, Reddick, try pulling one of those back at AT&T." To which one of the A's could have said, "Fine, let Morse try hitting one of those over the right field wall at AT&T." Well, Eric Sogard gave it a valiant run in the Face of MLB contest before losing to the Mets' David Wright in the finals. Now let's see if he can beat out Alberto Callaspo as Oakland's Face of Second Base. One can only hope baseball's instant replay works better than the NHL's did on Logan Couture's disallowed hat trick goal. Yeesh, Bettman, clean your lenses. The Sochi Olympics have been over for less than a week, and how many gold medal winners can you name from any nation? We're still counting on one hand. The U.S. finished behind Norway in the final gold medal count. We either have to invade or do like the real Yankees do -- just sign away their best skiers and skaters. What we do know is the U.S. was shut out of medals in figure skating (excluding ice dancing) for the first time since 1936 and speedskating (first time since 1984), and then there were the two hockey flops. Goodness, did someone forget the blade sharpener, or what? Entering Friday, Kent Bazemore was averaging 35 minutes (and 17.3 points) in his four games with the Lakers after never playing 35 minutes for the Warriors in any game. That's an indictment of one of the two teams, we're just not sure which. As if LeBron James needed to look any more like a superhero, now he has that black mask. Quite honestly, it's a pretty cool look. Gonzaga at Saint Mary's on Saturday night. OK, guys, here's your annual big play for the NCAAs. Lose, you snooze. Barring a slip-up, Cal and Stanford are both looking fairly solid for the men's tournament. Then again, not quite solid enough to say a slip-up still couldn't occur. The NCAA tournament selection is still a few weeks away, but the way things have gone this year in college hoops, we're already predicting our bracket will be trashed after the Day One morning games. Finally, is the NFL combine over? Great, we can come out of the bunker.
San Francisco 49ers' head coach Jim Harbaugh during the final seconds of their 23-17 loss against the Seattle Seahawks late in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash., on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)
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