Props to Tim Kawakami of the SJ Merc for being named California Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. We here at 415 Media always appreciate the passionate offerings of Kawakami, who tells it like it is, good, bad or indifferent...Greg Papa received the Sportscaster of the Year Award...Between Kawakami and Lowell Cohn of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, we have some of the best sports scribes here in the Bay Area. And don't forget Mark Purdy too....Speaking of sports, sort of, leave it to the reliable Deadspin to give the most genuine take on Lance Armstrong's impending mea-culpa to Oprah...Still weird to see Newsweek in digitial-only form. No printed edition and that's damn sad...The amazing and versatile weekend anchor Ama Daetz from KGO-TV, (ABC7), will guest on my KOMY radio Monday at 3 PM PT and I will do my best to grill lightly...Charlie the pit bull story easily the most over-covered "story" of the last week and a half. Why? Don't ask, don't tell. I know. If Time could put a cat on its cover, animals get special treatment...Don't bet the house on it dept, but what the hell: 49ers: 34 Packers: 32. Really a coinflip game but I'm taking the home team and what a genius I am.