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  • Murph: Will Matt Cain earn a spot on the Giants’ 25-man roster?

    Murph: Will Matt Cain earn a spot on the Giants’ 25-man roster?

    Even though he is guaranteed $21 million this year — and a $7.5 million buyout next year, too — there is no guarantee he will earn that money on the Giants’ 25-man roster.


  • Start thinking about that No. 2 seed, Warriors

    Start thinking about that No. 2 seed, Warriors

    Does that mean the NBA championship parade is gone, poof, just like that? No way. As we all know, the playoffs are an entirely different beast, and anything can happen, as I was just saying to my good friends Draymond Green, Marshawn Lynch and Bob Myers in a luxury suite at an A’s game.


  • Murph: Expectations treat 49ers, Warriors differently

    Murph: Expectations treat 49ers, Warriors differently

    We joked about it this morning on the air, but there was a grain of truth: When was the last time in the court of Bay Area sporting public opinion that the 49ers’ stock ticked higher than the Warriors stock?


  • Murph: How to prioritize Warriors’ worries with Kevin Durant out

    Murph: How to prioritize Warriors’ worries with Kevin Durant out

    It’s been one week to the day since Marcin Gortat threw Zaza Pachulia into Kevin Durant’s knee — The Zaza Chuck Heard ‘Round the World — and I think we’re all just now coming to our senses, as if it took this long to comprehend, time serving as the smelling salt to jerk us awake.…


  • Brian Murphy’s postcard from Scottsdale: What celebrity does Nick Hundley look like?

    Brian Murphy’s postcard from Scottsdale: What celebrity does Nick Hundley look like?

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — That’s right, another Jock Blog from the sun-splashed climes of spring training, where the Giants open Cactus League play Friday against the Cincinnati Reds.


  • Draymond Green’s a winner and that outweighs all the distractions he creates

    Draymond Green’s a winner and that outweighs all the distractions he creates

    Here are the people who have vouched for Draymond Green: Jerry West, who called him a top 10 player in the NBA. Steve Kerr, who called him the “heartbeat” of the team. Joe Lacob and Bob Myers, who rewarded Green with a 5-year, $82 million contract that runs through 202


  • Murph’s top 3 storylines heading into Giants spring training

    Murph’s top 3 storylines heading into Giants spring training

    Matt Cain, a brand new bullpen and a World Baseball Classic – Brian Murphy offers up his top three storylines heading in to the San Francisco Giants 2017 spring training.


  • Murph: Jerry Rice, not Tom Brady, is still the greatest player of all time

    Murph: Jerry Rice, not Tom Brady, is still the greatest player of all time

    On the heels of Tom Brady winning his NFL record fifth Super Bowl on Sunday, KNBR’s Brian Murphy argues that Jerry Rice is still the greatest player of all time, and it’s not all that close.


  • Brian Murphy’s Super Bowl LI talking points

    Brian Murphy’s Super Bowl LI talking points

    Brian Murphy addresses the most important talking points from this year’s Super Bowl in Houston including whether or not the big game has lost its luster over the years.


  • Murph: Healthy skepticism the smart play with Lynch hire

    Murph: Healthy skepticism the smart play with Lynch hire

    The 49ers appeared to be on the path to making a safe, experienced hire in either longtime Vikings personnel man George Paton or the Cardinals’ Terry McDonough. According to Murph, the hiring of the inexperienced Johny Lynch leaves something to be desired.