Friday evening open thread

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Happy Friday everybody! We're headed into what will hopefully be a relatively quiet weekend for our San Francisco 49ers. Most of the league is in the middle of their rookie minicamps, while the 49ers are one of only a few teams waiting until next weekend to get into minicamp. The offseason workout program is still going on, but it does not operate on the weekends. I believe players can go to the facility on the weekend, but they can't work with the coaching staff.

It's kind of a quiet sports time right now. The Preakness is tomorrow, if you're into horse racing. Other than that, it's NBA and NHL playoffs, and baseball. If you're into soccer, the World Cup is only four weeks away. I'm not a huge soccer fan, but it'll be a good way to pass the month from the end of OTAs to the middle of July.

Although it's been quiet for the 49ers, we had a couple random NFL events that got the news wire running. Colts linebacker Robert Mathis was suspended 4 games for violating the league's PED policy. He reportedly tested positive for Clomid. That's a fertility drug, and Mathis is claiming he got it while trying to have a kid with his wife (she subsequently got pregnant). He could be telling the truth, but Clomid is also used by steroid users when they cycle off. It helps get testosterone pumping again, which declines during steroid use. Barry Bonds and Manny Ramirez both reportedly used it.

In NFC West news, Michael Sam's documentary is going to be postponed. He was going to do a show with the Oprah Winfrey Network. It was not expected to get additional access, and I believe was going to be more of him talking about things, and focusing on his life off the field. People have criticized him for it, but given how unique his situation is, I don't think the documentary was such a bad idea. In particular, it would have provided a chance to potentially further the dialogue about equality. I see why it is being postponed, but I think there is value in it.

What are you all getting into this weekend?

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