2010 TC I: Pancakes & Premonitions

The 49er Flying Circus is now officially air borne.

Camp got off to a roaringly good start Monday as David Baas made it through day one without getting injured normal start Monday as David Baas limped off the field with a concussion during the very first practice and did not return for the afternoon session. I went for lost the long shot bet in the office pool that had him going down after the last play of the final exhibition game, and immediately being placed on IR with a fractured wrist, incurred while shaking hands at the end of the game.

How could I have been so stupid! Baas and “injured” are practically synonyms! Now he’s added his head to the list of anatomicalities that can be broken. F49er, also known as StonerLab, alleges that Baas suffers from Pumpkin Head syndrome. I’m not sure if this is an insensitive remark or a good, solid observation. It’s funny, anyway. Now I’ve got Baas in my mind as a bobble head doll. Every time you touch it or breathe on it, an arm or a leg falls off.

The much ballyhooed Nutcracker debuted yesterday, with the FB guys getting the oohs and aahs. Brit Miller, the backup to Moran Norris, pancaked Keaton Kristick, NaVorro Bowman, and Parys Haralson. He also caught a TD pass from Smith. This converted linebacker looks like a Singletary type guy all the way.

The primary focus is usually on the base offense getting consistent first downs, but the one player that could make the 49ers scary is Ted Ginn. If the team can hit a quick six from time to time (once each & every game will suffice), it would be very demoralizing on an opposing defense geared to play 60 hard minutes of mano-a-mano football, with not much else to worry about. If they have to start worrying about the back door, the whole offense will open up.

The only quick sixes we got last year were the out of the blue Frank Gore bolts up the middle. If the quick score becomes a staple of the offense, the Niners will win some blow outs this year. Of course, the team has been bringing in guys for this deep speed role for several years now. Ashlie Lelie, Jason Hill, Brandon Jones, Antonio Bryant, Desean Jackson, etc. So far, nobody has panned out. With all those guys, though, it took hitting a deep pass. They didn’t have Ginn’s quickness. He can take a short toss and blow past the secondary in a blink.

Michael Crabtree is so good, nobody much talks about him. Like you wouldn’t bother to mention that Jerry Rice caught a pass, but it would be reported that Moran Norris did. It’s the same dynamic with Alex Smith’s pass attempts. If he completes 20 out of 24, only the four misses get reported.

We can be sure Crabtree’s stats this year will be compared to Dez Bryant’s stats down in Dallas, though. These two guys somehow got linked together via the Diva Dating Agency and we’ll likely be seeing the beginning of a ten or fifteen year battle between these two for WR bragging rights.

How fitting it’s a Cowboys-49ers competition. The Boys are said to have a long standing tradition versus Washington, which is why they are still in the NFC East, but over the last thirty years it seems like Dallas-San Francisco is a lot hotter rivalry. Let’s feed St. Louis to the NFC East and put Dallas in the West and have a real donnybrook each and every year.

Speaking of donnybrooks, the one in Arizona yesterday was a hot item on the Twitter wire. In case you missed it, the Cardinals held their own version of the Nutcracker on Monday by getting into an extended, team-wide brawl. Darnell Dockett started the whole shebang when he flattened Alan Feneca and instinctively grabbed Matt Leinhart’s ankle and took him down. Leinhart then jumped up and spiked the ball at Dockett’s feet and threw a hissy fit, so the fun began. Afterward, Dockett had this to say:

“Every day we step on the field, we have to go harder and harder and harder,” he said. “We got to treat them (teammates) like they’re the 49ers. They have to treat us like we’re the 49ers. That is the only way we are going to be able to compete and that is the only way we are going to be able to back up all the great work and try to win our third title.”

Maybe some blog naysayers don’t believe in the Niners, but their opponents sure do. We’re in their minds!

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24 comments on “2010 TC I: Pancakes & Premonitions
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I think the more likely scenario is Jax moving to LA and joining the NFC west while StL takes their place.

  2. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    Yesterday I declared Moran Norris my “least liked 49er.” Well, today I’m vaulting Brit Miller into my new “most liked 49er” not named Patrick. Go Brit! Sorry I had to look up your number again, Brit. I won’t forget it (47) again. At least until someone else becomes my new “most liked 49er.”
    I beat Berger for the first comment today. He must be out running 300 yd. shuttles with his old pal Mike Golic. Albert Haynesworth should be ashamed. Get off your fat ass and start running.

  3. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    I stand corrected. Berger’s streak remains intact. I bet Berger could complete two, 300 yd. shuttles under 70 and 73 seconds respectively. I’d say I could too, but hailing a cab is a lot harder than it used to be.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Sing says there will be nutcrackers at both practices today and tomorrow. Those pancaked yesterday better get a clue on leverage quick or they’ll be getting some serious red face the next two days.
    He also said Baas is fine and will miss only a few days. Fine? The guy is toast.

  5. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, just heard Singletary myself on KNBR. He gives new meaning to “no nonsense.” Like we didn’t already know that. Baas better sack up if he wants to remain a backup. Coach doesn’t like guys who are hurt ALL the time.
    Just got word that Favre told the Vikings he will NOT be returning this yr. Yeah, right. Here we go again…

  6. robNo Gravatar says:

    dennis ! how are you getting all the 9er info so quick ?
    pls hook me up !
    btw , check your e-mail , i sent you one !

  7. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    rob- Twitter

  8. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, Rob! I signed up at Twitter. Never thought I’d be a “tweeter,” but all the NFL insiders (Barrows, Maiocco, Barber, Schefter, Mort. etc..) use it to dispense all their info. Hell, I even got the Bergermeister to sign up.
    Join the revolution, Rob. Go Tweet!

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    NaVorro Bowman sure is getting lunched in these nutcrackers. Looks like he needs a heavy dose of fundamentals.

  10. robNo Gravatar says:

    tweet tweet fuccing tweet ! like i said on the insider , i hate twitter even more than facebook , but if all the 9er reporters are going to “tweet” then i’m damm sure going to be there !
    i do have a twitter acct fortunately enough , because i signed up for one when i heard darnell dockett was talking shit about the niners on his !!!

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Singletary barks that when you’re losing a battle, don’t bail out and turn sideways. Tells them to play like men.”
    That’s our coach!

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Not getting a lot of Tweets from the beat guys today. I think they are on to us and are colluding to keep the info to themselves till they finish their write ups.

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Either that or Lynch showed up with some serious blunts to pass around.

  14. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    Smith to Teddy Ginn for a long one. Beats both T. Brown and Mays. Send that bum back to USC. 馃檪

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Testing emoticons, guys. Bear with me:
    Colon,hyphen,closeparens = 馃檪
    Colon,closeparens = 馃檪
    Colon,o = 馃槷
    Eight,closeparens = 8)
    Colon,openparens = 馃檨
    There’s the list, if anybody wants to be groovy (it’s your fault, Delmar)

  16. robNo Gravatar says:

    huh … you should have named this
    2010 TC I: Pancakes & Premonitions & emoticons !!!8)

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You need a space after your exclamations, rob.

  18. robNo Gravatar says:

    i kind of like this ! 8)

  19. robNo Gravatar says:

    this is pretty funny too …8)
    the 8 with the ) looks like funny eyes with the smiley face !

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s some from East Asia. Pretty cool.
    d^_^b = listening to music
    (^_^) = happy face
    (^o^) = singing
    (>_<) = angry

  21. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    ^^ ^
    | /

    This is me flipping the bird . . .

  22. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ahhh fuck it.

    Hard spaces anyone?

    ^^ ^
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  23. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:


  24. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Scary moment as Rachal collapsed on the field. Turns out to be dehydration and he’s getting IVs now. Whew!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 路 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 路 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 路 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 路 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 路 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17