Leading Off: 10 pressing questions in the world of sports

Published: Friday, Apr. 25, 2014 - 7:39 pm

• When the NFL announced the 2014 season, did you immediately know what you would be doing on Thanksgiving night?

• With the 49ers hosting the Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium that night, aren’t 49ers fans thinking, “Who’s got it better than us?”

• If linebacker Aldon Smith gets suspended by the NFL for, say, eight games, how convenient is it that the 49ers don’t play the Seahawks until weeks 13 and 15?

• With the 49ers playing eight games against teams that had at least 10 wins last season, can they improve on their 12-4 record?

• The Raiders were 4-12 last season, so why do they have the toughest “strength of schedule” as ranked by the NFL?

• When Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was caught using pine tar, did you also think, “What happened to Vasoline?”

• If the Giants’ Pablo Sandoval doesn’t break out of his slump soon, how long will the team wait before putting the third baseman on the trading block?

• When they leave Oakland and move across the bay, shouldn’t the Warriors replace Golden State with San Francisco?

• Republic FC has sold out its home debut today at Hughes Stadium – an amazing 20,231! – but how many will show up next week and the following weeks?

• When Michael Phelps announced yet another comeback, did you yawn, too?

– Tom Couzens

tcouzens@sacbee.com


What to do

Soccer, Harrisburg City Islanders at Republic FC, Hughes Stadium,

7:30 p.m.: It’s the USL Pro expansion team’s first match in Sacramento.


Weekend poll

How many games will

the 49ers win in 2014?

• 13 or more

• 10-12

• 7-9

• 6 or fewer

To vote, go to

sacbee.com/sports


Friday’s results

What are your fondest memories of Hughes Stadium?

• Boxing: 3%

• Concerts: 8%

• Football games: 50%

• Solons baseball: 15%

• Track and field: 16%

• Other: 8%

Total votes: 150


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