Reporting Grant Napear
Grant started off the show by touching on the San Francisco Giants and their recent sweep over the Colorado Rockies and covering the race in the National League West in general. Grant also covered the Tim Tebow situation with the New York Jets and the distraction it’s causing, and NBC’s coverage of the Olympics.
The Sacramento Mountain Lions announced that they will be back for the 2012-13 season so Grant had head coach Turk Schonert on to talk about the team.
Schonert talked about the level of talent on the Mountain Lions, how people can try out for the team, playing at Raley Field for their home games and the team’s preparation going into the season.
TNT and CBS golf analyst Ian Baker-Finch joined Grant to talk golf.
Baker-Finch spoke on Keegan Bradley’s win at the Bridgestone Invitational, the upcoming PGA Championship in South Carolina, the depth of the current field of golfers and Tiger Woods’ play this year.
Paul Allen, radio play-by-play announcer for the Minnesota Vikings, came on to preview the Vikings season with Grant.
Allen discussed the teams in the NFC North and where the Vikings will stand this season, the Vikings’ quarterback situation, his prediction on which team will make it to the Super Bowl out of the NFC and Adrian Peterson’s health.
Alex Boone, offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers, was on with Grant to talk about the 49ers’ upcoming season.
Boone talked about the 49ers’ offense and defense, quarterback Alex Smith and coach Jim Harbaugh, his college days at Ohio State and even joked about racing Olympian Usain Bolt.
San Francisco 49ers’ beat writer Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee came on the show to talk about the 49ers with Grant.
Barrows talked about the 49ers’ defense, Michael Crabtree’s health, the 49ers’ improved offense, the addition of wide receiver Randy Moss, Patrick Willis’ potential hall of fame career and the 49ers’ overall chances of being a better team than they were last season.
Steve Savard, St. Louis Rams’ radio play-by-play announcer, took some time to preview the Rams’ coming season with Grant.
Savard spoke on the potential for the Rams to improve with Jeff Fisher as the head coach, the rankings of teams in the NFC West and the Rams place in the national sports landscape.