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Field of Links: Warriors arena proposal hits a snag, Sharks slumping, puppies pick Super Bowl

Jan 31, 2014, 9:43 AM PST

The Warriors' waterfront arena is an ambitions project. (Credit: Snøhetta & AECOM)

The Golden State Warriors’ San Francisco arena proposal has hit another snag. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, it will cost the Warriors twice as much as anticipated to repair the two piers the arena will sit on. Here’s an excerpt from the article by John Cote:

The projected cost just to fix the crumbling piers, currently used as a parking lot with magnificent views of the Bay Bridge, is now $180 million. That’s roughly double the original figure the team estimated when it announced in May 2012 that it wanted to move from Oakland.

The Warriors are unlikely to meet their original goal of having the arena completed by 2017.

Meanwhile, Warriors fans have a happy distraction. It’s easy to simply let the ownership worry about the price of fixing the piers when the on-court product is so legit. The Warriors stomped the rival Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena on Thursday night, and did this in the process:

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 (GIF via Bleacher Report)

— Speaking of the Warriors, San Francisco Giants closer Sergio Romo took over their Twitter account last night.

After their third consecutive loss, the slumping San Jose Sharks are badly missing Logan Couture, writes insider Kevin Kurz.

— The San Jose Earthquakes are ushering in a new era with slick new logos. Check out this photo from the unveiling:

—  Colin Kaepernick has broken his media silence, and he’s making headlines in bulk. 49ers insider Matt Maiocco documented Kap’s chats. Kap explained why he runs more in the playoffs, Kap fired back at Richard Sherman, and Kap talked about the 49ers’ salary cap.

Time for some non Kaepernick related links from around the nation.

Field of Links: 

Jimmy Fallon’s puppies have officially offered their Super Bowl XLVIII prediction!

— REJOICE! There will be a Sharknado 2!

Adam Vinatieri fell down while trying to kick a field goal in Times Square.

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy recreated Erin Andrews’ infamous interview with Richard Sherman.

I have no idea what’s going on here.

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