Things were different for Newsom in Week 7 of the NFL season; he was a candidate for governor and his fantasy football team was 4-2-1. Lo, how the mighty have fallen. Even Newsom's Twitter page now acknowledges that he is no longer a gubernatorial candidate. And he has suffered a trio of ignominious defeats: a 115-72 setback to the mayor of Tampa; a 84-83 clipping by the mayor of Orlando; and this week's 96-79 pounding by Pittsburgh's mayor.
Meanwhile, across the bay, Ron Dellums' team has won four of its last five and is sitting pretty at 6-4 -- and you can afford to raise a family there.
It remains to be seen whether Newsom will be able to put his mistakes behind him and succeed in his current job. Because San Francisco has real problems -- and so do the Barbary Coast Bombers. Seriously, Robert Meachem and Percy Harvin are not satisfactory starting wideouts.