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Field of Links: Hertl hurt, Warriors’ inexcusable loss, a Candy Candlestick Park

Dec 20, 2013, 9:57 AM PST

The San Jose Sharks lost the game and a key player on Thursday night. During the 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, rookie sensation Tomas Hertl injured his knee when he collided with Dustin Brown, who has a history of similarly questionable hits.

Sharks coach Todd McLellan chose not to say if he thought the hit could be avoided. Dirty? You be the judge.

The Golden State Warriors suffered an “inexcusable” loss at home against a San Antonio Spurs team that was playing without their three best players. Warriors Insider Monte Poole captured some very frustrated comments from Dubs players.

“There’s no way to excuse this loss,” said center Andrew Bogut. “You can’t lose this game at home.”

Jim Harbaugh absolutely wants to stay with the San Francisco 49ers, writes Matt Maiocco. In response to his name being brought up in rumors regarding the University of Texas vacancy at head coach, Harbaugh would like to raise an objection.

“In Judge Judy’s court, hearsay is not admissible evidence,” Harbaugh said. “I think we can all agree that an unnamed source is hearsay.”

Look at the below GIF. It’s clear Harbaugh’s time in Judge Judy’s courtroom left a lasting impression. source:

— If you’ve ever wanted to pretend to be a stadium-eating giant, head on over to Waterbar in San Francisco. After stomping into the door and letting out a Godzilla-quality shriek, you can try to take a bite out of a gingerbread Candlestick Park. Waterbar pastry chef Angela Salvatore created an amazing replica of the ‘Stick using nothing but sweets. “Candystick Park” stands one foot tall and is two feet wide and three feet long. Check out this photo from


 And now it’s time to feast your eyes on some equally sweet links.

Field of Links:

Carlos Santana says “Oye Como Va” to the Golden State Warriors.

— RECOMMENDED READING: Speaking of Carlos Santana, he shares a name with the Cleveland Indians’ catcher. As a result, he is on Yahoo! Sports’ epic list of baseball players who already have famous names.

— CUTEST VIDEO OF THE DAY: Santa surprised a beagle with 210 water bottles that were stacked like a pyramid.

— CLICK OF THE DAY: Following in Batkid’s heroic footsteps, “Wonder Girl” rescued Vallejo.

— He may act like the Grinch during his press conferences, but Bill Belichick recently admitted that he loves Christmas Songs.

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