"With Authority" is a weekly potpourri of Bay Area Sports and other things in a mixed bag of weirdness, by Larry Beil, Casey Pratt, and the ABC7 Sports team.
SJSU Spartans standout Cade Hall | With Authority
San Jose State Spartans defensive end Cade Hall racked up accolades during a difficult 2020 season. Hall was named Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year, became the first SJSU defensive lineman in 8 years to earn All-America honors.
We catch up with Hall to discuss the rise of the Spartans under coach Brent Brennan, following in the footsteps of an NFL father and body building mother, and learn what led to the team singing 'Lean on Me' in the locker room.
HT Talks: Dave Kaval Updates Us | With Authority
Welcome back to "The Dance that never ends" as A's President Dave Kaval updates us on the latest Howard Terminal stadium developments.
Our last check-in took place right after the Oakland City Council's affirmative vote on the city's proposal. So what's changed since then? What happens if the Alameda County Board of Supervisors doesn't sign on to the project? And how far apart are the A's and Oakland to a full agreement?
We attempt to get all the answers.
HT Talks with Dave Kaval
The Oakland Athletics and the Oakland City Council appear to be headed for a showdown on July 20.
Today new documents were released by the city of Oakland detailing a new Howard Terminal term sheet. While it is considered a draft, it shows that the A’s and Oakland remain far apart on an agreement. The Oakland City Council is scheduled for a non-binding vote on this term sheet on Tuesday.
Can the city really vote on a term sheet that the A’s don’t agree with? Can they find a way to bridge the divide between their proposals? Larry Beil and Casey Pratt catch up with A’s President Dave Kaval to get some answers.
Howard Terminal Talks with Phil Matier
Where to begin? As we follow every twist and turn of the A's Stadium Saga, we thought we'd bring in a man that has had pretty much every consequential byline along the way -- ABC7 Insider Phil Matier. We discuss and dissect every angle of the Howard Terminal proposal, and take a much needed trip down memory lane.
Can the A's and Oakland get this thing done??
This podcast was recorded on 7/13, which is 3 days ahead of the new term sheet being released to the public and exactly one week out from the non-binding vote by the Oakland City Council.
All-Pro Fred Warner of the SF 49ers | With Authority
49ers star linebacker Fred Warner joins the With Authority podcast to talk with the guys ahead of the NFL Draft, which airs on ABC 7. The man nicknamed “All-Pro Fred” is a team captain and is entering his 4th season with San Francisco.
This past year, Warner earned All-Pro honors and had his best season individually in the NFL. He talks with Larry, Casey and Chris about his own NFL Draft experience (best pick of the Shanahan/Lynch era?), why he chose BYU (not Hawaii) and his hopes for his brother Troy to join him in the NFL.
The guys talk about lessons learned during the 2020 season, what it will take to get back to the Super Bowl, the excitement of playing in front of the fans again, and Fred drops some key workout tips to help develop a better core. Ab wheels and 8-packs anyone?
San Jose Sharks Legend Patrick Marleau | With Authority (Ep. 67)
"Mr. Shark" Patrick Marleau joins Larry, Casey and Chris for the first With Authority podcast of 2021. With the Sharks ready to embark on a 56-game season on Thursday, the guys catch up with the NHL legend in Arizona (temporary home of the Sharks) as they finish up training camp and get ready for the regular season.
Marleau talks about the challenges of a long stay in a hotel, how the team is stacking up so far and what it would mean for him to win the Stanley Cup.
We also learn about his tricks of the trade with regards to longevity, just what is "grounding" and how can it help? You will find out in this podcast.
Also, Patrick shares a hilarious DoorDash story and the guys work through some technology issues which make for some good laughs.
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