The San Francisco 49ers and Mayor Ed Lee have been recently working on a bid to bring the Super Bowl to the Bay Area according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
It is believed that the NFL will make an announcement on Monday as to whether San Francisco will be considered as the host city for what is undoubtedly the country's most popular sporting event.
It is expected that the bid is being made either for either Super Bowl LI (2016) or Super Bowl LII (2017). Though the actual game would likely be played at the 49ers new 1.2 billion stadium in Santa Clara after it reaches completion, San Francisco would still be the official host city and the site of most of the pregame activities leading up to the game.
Chili Davis spent the first seven years of his big league career with the Giants where he made two All-Star teams and hit 101 home runs.
Fast forward 37 years from his debut in 1981, and Davis may now be the one teaching Giants how to hit balls over the wall in 2018. The Giants met with Davis Thursday about becoming the team's new hitting coach, according to The Mercury News.
The only problem is, there is no open vacancy on the Giants' coaching staff.
Current hitting coach Hensley Meulens is a candidate for the Tigers' head coaching vacancy, but reports surfaced Thursday that former Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will take that role. Meulens could become a candidate to manage another team or take a different spot on the Giants' staff.
The Giants' offense sputtered in 2017. Overall, the offense ranked 23rd in batting average (.249), 29th in runs scored (639) and last in home runs (128). By comparison, the Pirates were the next worst team at hitting home runs in 2017 and still launched 23 more long balls than the Giants.
Over his 19-year career, Davis hit 350 home runs. He has spent the last three years as the Red Sox's hitting instructor.
The Raiders are aiming to snap a four-game losing streak as they take on the first-place Chiefs Thursday night under the lights in Oakland. And they will be thin in the middle of their defense.
Cory James and Marquel Lee are both inactive, but a well-known new face is ready to go.
Oakland will turn to veteran NaVorro Bowman, along with two undrafted rookies, Woodson Luster and Nicholas Morrow, to man the middle.
The following players have been ruled out tonight vs. the Chiefs:
Cornerback Gareon Conley
Quarterback Connor Cook
Linebacker Cory James
Linebacker Marquel Lee
Tackle Marshall Newhouse
Defensive End Jihad Ward
Tackle Jylan Ware