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Waiting for Godot

Like most of you, I’m sitting here watching to see how this whole thing plays out. The various sports entities are plunging ahead like they are sure there will be a new season, while the various medical entities are doubting

Posted in Mindless Drivel

Through a Glass Darkly

Baseball is starting up again, with plans for a 60 game season. The NBA plans on having playoffs based on teams’ abbreviated records from last year’s interrupted season. Golf is back, fanless for now. And the NFL keeps insisting there

Posted in FOS Speculation

Subterranean Homesick Blues

The world has certainly become difficult to cope with this year. Pretty rude, if you ask me. I know you guys rely on me for not much of anything, but it’s getting harder and harder to deliver nothing when everybody

Posted in Delusional Therapy

For What It’s Worth

There’s something happening here What it is ain’t exactly clear There’s a man with a gun over there Telling me I got to beware I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound Everybody look what’s going down There’s

Posted in Existential Elbows

Eras Come, Eras Go

The retirement of Joe Staley closed the books on all the players drafted from the Mike Nolan/Scot McCloughan era. In fact, only two players from those years are still on NFL rosters – Alex Smith and Frank Gore. If Michael Crabtree finds a team sometime this

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Posted in Vacant Observations

Luck of the Draw

It looks like everyone pretty much agrees that, barring any weird shit, the 49ers will once again be contenders this year. In the NFC, the list of possible contenders is not daunting. There’s the Eagles and Cowboys, Bucs and Saints,

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Posted in FOS Speculation

Virtually the Same

Well, that was a pretty weird draft for the 49ers. Fairly effective overall, but decidedly lacking in fan appeal. There’s an old saying that if you aren’t getting better, you’re getting worse. In the Niner’s case, however, staying pretty much

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Posted in Draft Reaction

Seven Days to the Clock

One of the enduring screen shots of the Super Bowl was John Lynch frantically signaling for a Time Out from his sky box while down on the field Kyle Shanahan calmly let the clock run out shortly before halftime, even though there

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Posted in Draft Board

The Virtual Draft

The NFL Draft appears to be on schedule near the end of the month. It won’t have any of the first round players on hand, but Mel Kiper will still be hyperventilating at the camera and you can bet the

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It Can’t Happen Here

Lots of bodies flying off the shelves last week. The 49ers didn’t acquire any of them, and they lost Emmanuel Sanders and traded Deforest Buckner for the 13th pick in this Draft. Weaker on offense and defense. For now. Not much to fault

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Posted in FOS Speculation

[ominous music]

The world has gotten a bit dangerous and weird since we last checked in. No NBA, no MLB, no March Madness. America is in the process of shutting down it looks like. And when it re-opens, who knows what it

Posted in Angst 101

Thumb Twiddling

Looks like we’ll be getting a 17 game season in a year or two, with an extra wild card team in each conference. And only the top seeded team in each conference will get a BYE week in the playoffs.

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

Segwe to 2020

The 2020 Combine is coming up later this month, which will get hearts fluttering with excitement for the draftniks among us. And for complete football junkies, the XFL is making another effort at forming a viable alternative to the NFL.

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Posted in Vacant Observations

Perspective Detective

Last week was hard to digest. Tough for us 49er fans, and no doubt tougher for the team and coaches. But they get paid for their grief, and we don’t. Kyle Shanahan has been roasted a bit, while Andy Reid has

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Posted in Delusional Therapy

Chiefs 31, 49ers 20

The 49ers’ fairy tale season came to an ignominious end Sunday night in Miami, crushed to death at the fifty yard line as Jimmy Garoppolo stood motionless, unable or unwilling to throw the ball on fourth and ten with the season

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Posted in Post Game Spread

Defense, Defense, Defense!

It’s blah, blah, blah week while we wait for next Sunday’s Super Bowl game. While it’s nice that the Niners and Chiefs are doing the yapping, and not some other team from the East Coast, it’s still a lot of

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Posted in Game Previews

49ers 37, Packers 20

The 49ers made it look easy Sunday night, pounding their way to a 27-0 halftime lead and cruising to the finish line. There wasn’t a moment of real anxiety the entire game. The most laughable and yet telling stat of

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Posted in Post Game Spread

Gloat Sandwich

The 49ers and Packers had a pretty good rivalry in the late ’90s, albeit a bit one sided. Brett Farve had their number and knocked them out of the playoffs in 1995, 1996, and 1997. The Niners finally beat him in

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Posted in Game Previews

49ers 27, Vikings 10

When last we saw the 49ers, they were surviving by an inch after a second half defensive collapse that nearly derailed their season. They had also just finished five  consecutive nail-biter games, going 3-2. Saturday, however, they mercifully quit pissing around

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Posted in Post Game Spread

Let’s Go Get A Ring

Okay, here we are again. Back in the playoffs, number one seed, and as good a chance as any team to advance to the Super Bowl. Not exactly what any of us envisioned at the start of the season, but

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Posted in Game Previews

49ers 26, Seahawks 21

Sorry for the tardy game wrap up, guys. I was out of town for the weekend and didn’t get back until late Monday. The delay did give me a chance to spend quite a bit of time gloating shamelessly. I

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Posted in Post Game Spread

49ers 34, Rams 31

The 49ers showed a championship  heart in their victory over the Rams on Saturday night, but not a championship talent level. They were outplayed for most of the game, and it took a brilliant defensive play by Fred Warner to steal

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Posted in Post Game Spread
2020 Schedule
9-13: AZ
9-20: @ NYJ
9-27: @ NYG

10-4: PHI (SNF)
10-11: MIA
10-18: LA RAMS (SNF)
10-25: @ NE

11-1: @ SEA
11-5: GB (TNF)
11-15: @ NO

BYE

11-29: @LAR

12-7: BUF (MNF)
12-13: WAS
12-20: @ DAL (SNF)
12-26: or 27 @ AZ

1-3: SEA

2020 Draft Class
1. DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
1. WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
5. OL Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
6. TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
7. WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
 
2019 Prognostications

Closest to the Pin:
   Bakkentom: 10-6
   Bullit: 10-6

Grumpy: 9-7
Skeebers: 8-8
Mr Fletch: 7-9
NJ49er: 7-9
Winder: 7-9

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