That once-familiar look of Colin Kaepernick smooching his bicep wasn’t entirely forgotten, but it was certainly a welcome sight for 49ers fans who have been waiting for the, umm, “romantic” embrace.
Our pitch to the Oxford Dictionary to get “Verlandered” official is still pending, but as far the Oakland A’s are concerned, they’d be happy to forget the silly would-be verb.
Deep into the Oakland night, it was a couple of kids donning yellow who struck back to put the A’s back even against the Detroit Tigers.
When Sonny Dykes took the reins to Cal’s football team, he promised a new, prolific, high-octane offense.
Check. The defense? Well…to be determined.
On the rare instances when reality and hype see eye to eye, it’s a beautiful thing.
Because as if there wasn’t already enough love in the Bay Area for one Curry, might as well bring another one on to keep the Curry affair strong.
Sure, Alex Smith had a mercurial relationship with the Bay Area during his eight-year stint donning the 49ers’ red, but it didn’t take away from the awkward sight of seeing him line up against the 49ers in a different hue of red.
So the end result meant absolutely nothing and it returned with minimal fanfare, but for those who salivate over a pigskin getting tossed around and grown men annihilating each other, the return of the NFL was enough to appease all for a few more weeks.
Excuse us, San Francisco, the puke on your faux Brian Wilson beard is showing.