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On paper, Warriors have eerie resemblance to 1974-75 champions

By TED SILLANPAA Twitter @tedsillanpa ted.sillanpaa@pressdemocrat.com The 1974-1975 Golden State Warriors finished the regular season with a 48-34 record. Today’s Warriors enter Wednesday’s season finale at Portland with a 46-35 mark, hoping to beat the Trail Blazers and clinch the sixth seed in the NBA Western Conference playoffs. Big deal, right? If the Warriors beat the Blazers, they finish 47-35. They get to enter a first-round playoff series as serious underdogs. The ’74-’75 Warriors needed six games to get past… Read More »

Belichick took a step to end string of meaningless interviews

By TED SILLANPAA Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is under fire for refusing to do a post-game interview with CBS sideline reporter Steve Tasker following Sunday’s AFC Championship game win by the Ravens. Belichick was doing us all a favor. Halftime interviews. Sideline interviews. Onfield, post-game interviews. They’re worthless. In fact, barring the days-long process a truly gifted journalist goes through to elicit insight from subjects ofa s tory, interviews of athletics and coaches are all meaningless. Here’s what Belichick… Read More »