The Thursday edition of the Grant Napear Show brought a wide array of guests to look at this weekend’s football action as the week winds down.
Football analyst Chris Landry joined for his weekly segment to talk about the upcoming week in the NFL. Chris talked about his memories of Al Davis, who used to call him and talk football during Landry’s days working in the League.
Later on, Charles Davis caught up after Grant was out for a week on vacation. Charles chimed in on this week’s college football action, telling us what it’s like to be at a game in College Station, Texas. He also took a look at a marquee Pac-12 matchup between Arizona State and Oregon before moving on to week six of NFL action.
Amy Trask, CEO of the Oakland Raiders, checked in to talk about the mood around the complex since the loss of Al Davis. Amy offered some memories of Mr. Davis and talks about how the team will remember Al at this weekend’s home game, the first home game since Mr. Davis’ passing.
Leading off the final hour, Executive Editor of Maxpreps.com Steve Montoya touched on some of this week’s top high school football matchups in the area. Del Oro vs. Nevada Union, Elk Grove vs. Franklin, and Granite Bay vs. Woodcreek were all on the list of topics. Montoya also discussed the site’s new QwiXcore High School Sports Scoring App.
Lastly, Fox Sports play-by-play announcer Kenny Albert joined the show from Detroit, where he, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa are preparing to broadcast Sunday’s pivotal 49ers/Lions matchup. Kenny broke down the two teams’ previous opponents, with both teams coming off wins at home; he then went on to discuss how the team will deal with the loss of WR Joshua Morgan for the season. Kenny also talked about his meetings in the last few weeks with Jim Harbaugh and what impresses him about the Niners’ first year head coach.