I could probably go into the offseason and talk about all that’s happening and how optimistic I am. But that’s what I do every Golden Nuggets, every week of the offseason, and I’ve got to talk about something else:
Has anyone watched Cobra Kai yet?
For those of you who lived in the 80s/90s, you probably saw The Karate Kid at least once. Cobra Kai is basically a 10-episode series continuing the movie, three decades later. I just finished binge watching it and it was some of the smartest writing I’ve seen in a long time. It’s got a bit more humor than the original movie(s) had, but it never feels out of place. It also makes the characters morally ambiguous (as opposed to the good vs. evil of the movies) but it again feels so fresh.
I can’t recommend watching this show enough, it surprisingly does The Karate Kid justice for a new age, and everyone thought it would tank or be a lame cash-grab (me included). Anyways, I was watching it while writing for Niners Nation at the same time (following it perfectly), and finally finished it tonight in my recliner. It’s got some cheese, but the movies had that too. If you’re looking for a show this offseason, give this a watch. If you haven’t seen the movie, watch it first, but if you don’t want to watch such an old movie, you can watch this and follow along just fine. That’s a credit to the writing—but you won’t appreciate a lot of the nods without seeing the movie.
Alright, enough non-football stuff. Let’s get you some links.
How 49ers rookie Tarvarius Moore went from sleeper to second-day pick (Branch)
Where 49ers’ nine draftees stand in competitions for playing time (Biderman)
Seventh-round pick Richie James flashes toughness in first 49ers practice (Maiocco)
49ers sign a trio of draft picks (Pro Football Talk)
49ers sign three draftees to rookie contracts (Biderman)