Sal and Steiny: Are we appreciating Warriors? Where does Del Rio fit among coaches in Bay Area? Derek Carr and Steph Curry

The Golden State Warriors are in the midst of a three-year run — at the minimum, it appears — that most franchise’s have never sniffed. They won the NBA title in 2015, won 73 games before losing in the Finals in 2016 and have now started out 24-4, after adding one of the game’s best players in Kevin Durant.

If you’ve followed the Warriors for the past few years, maybe even five to 10 years, you’ve had a taste of winning at a rate that most fans never see. The Warriors have been phenomenal, so phenomenal, in fact, that it’s like they’ve set a standard they can’t reach — at least not now.

On latest Sal and Steiny podcast, we question whether Warrior fans truly appreciate what’s going on with their basketball team. Golden State just beat the Portland Trail Blazers by 45 points on Saturday and it seemed to be met with a collective shrug from the countless fans who rolled after three quarters.

Link to “Sal and Steiny” podcast No. 84.

Of course, there are different kinds of Warriors fans, so here’s a reminder of which is which. Just know that a certain group thinks this all will continue, while another group of fans are waiting for it to come apart.

Link to: “Guide for Warriors haters; Get to know Golden State’s fan base.”

We also talked about the Oakland Raiders, who clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2002, where coach Jack Del Rio fits on the Bay Area professional coach’s pecking order list, whether Jed York is poised to be stripped of some of his power and how long is too long to wait at the post office to mail a few presents?

Link to all “Sal and Steiny” podcasts.


About Steinmetz

Matt Steinmetz is a veteran San Francisco Bay Area sports journalist. He covered the Golden State Warriors for the Bay Area News Group for more than a decade before becoming a television analyst with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Steinmetz can be heard on "Steiny & Guru" on 95.7-FM The Game in San Francisco, from 12-3.
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