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Fat Wallet Waltz

Wednesday begins a new NFL year and all across the land billionaire owners will be redistributing their wealth to a few lucky players who probably won’t come near living up to the cost of doing business with them. The 49ers

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Damage Control

Wildcard weekend was mostly entertaining. All four home teams lost. Two were beaten soundly and two snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, one via thug idiocy and the other via the traditional mode of gagging. If it’s any consolation,

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Long Term Forecast: Drought

The 49ers are catching a media break now with the Giants rallying back into the NL West race and the Warriors grabbing everyone’s attention as they try to bring home their first NBA Title since 1975. That’s a 40 year

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April Daze

There’s been a lot of quotes from Anquan Boldin recently. Apparently, he’s appointed himself team spokesperson, in lieu of anyone else filling that role. On Friday, however, the 49ers trotted out Colin Kaepernick, Jim Tomsula, Vernon Davis, and Antoine Bethea

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

The enormity of the 49ers’ FO blunder in firing Jim Harbaugh has probably sunk in by now at 4949 Centennial Blvd. At least it should have. It’s also unfortunately possible that Jed York and Trent Baalke are so drunk with

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The Right Stuff

The 49ers emerged from their long, grueling trek through the NFL discard landscape and on Wednesday hired the guy they intended to hire from the very beginning, the exact same method they used to hire GM Trent Baalke back in

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The Waiting Game

We are waiting, we are waiting, oh yeah, oh yeah Waiting for someone to come out of somewhere We should have had a new head coach announced on Monday, but all we heard were crickets. This can only mean one

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On The Clock

It’s a New Year, and the 49ers are once again facing an uncertain future. And once again the dreaded sounds of snickering are echoing throughout the league. Sigh. It’ll be a week or two before the front office clowns trot

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Secondary Helpings

1:00 pm tomorrow the 2014 season is officially underway and the airports will be full of free agents flying hither and yon in search of jobs, money, championships, or playing close to home. The air will be full of hyperbole,

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Transgressions Large and Larger

Spent the weekend agonizing over which was worse: clubbing a teammate with a beer bottle (Ahmad Brooks) or giving the finger to the entire 49er fan base (Colin Kaepernick). Drunken beligerence or clueless arrogance. Brooks is a defensive line type

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The Juice Bar

The offseason has been kind of a clunker so far. No oomph, no passion, no blockbuster deals — not much more than recycling some warm bodies. And coping with Super Bowl Loser syndrome. The Draft is two weeks off. Maybe

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Nervous Nelly

The ignominious loss to the Baltimore Ravens a week ago Thursday night has sprinkled down drops of doubt upon the heads of the brethren in the 49er Village. The Harbaugh Mystique was wounded and the O-line was exposed. It was

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Comings And Goings

It’s great to have football news again. I see everyone has been enjoying it. The first few days of free agency have been a whirlwind of league activity which the 49ers, true to their word, have more or less refrained

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Run Forrest, Run! . . . . . . .

UPDATE: Nothing is happening in the NFL. When nothing finally gives way to something, this site will dutifully return to action. Until then, I’m sick of covering lawyer baloney, and am going to take a break. An actual football discussion

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295 Words of Pure Drivel

The NFL begins its summer season run on Court TV this Wednesday in Minnesota. In keeping with the non-ness of things, the courtroom proceedings will not actually be on TV. The Outsider has not yet received the names of the

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Alternative Medicine

This is a big year for the United Football League. This mostly laughable league was formed in 2009 and its plan was to be in existence in 2011 when the NFL went into its CBA war zone, hoping to attract

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Treading Water

The CBA talks got nasty late yesterday, setting today up with a do or die scenario. I do not want to discuss it, though. Boring stuff. We’ll just have to wait and see what we’ll be dealing with. Most of

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The Man Who Never Was

As March 4th looms in the not so distant future, it’s arrival delayed only by the inexorable empty days of February, an inconceivable notion is rising to the surface: the 49ers QB for the 2011 season might very well be

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February Sucks

It’s February 1st today and all football fans know what that means. The most useless month of the year has arrived. Tomorrow, somewhere in New Hampshire or Maine or one of those hoity-toit states up there in the northeast corner

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Analyze This

Two years ago at this time, Mike Singletary had just fired Mike Martz and was embarked on a highly visible search for the guy who would become his Offensive Coordinator. It was gripping drama. One by one, candidates were interviewed

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2019 Schedule
9-8: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:25pm
9-15: @ Cincinnati Bengals, 10am
9-22: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:25pm
9-29: BYE

10-7: vs. Cleveland Browns, 5:15pm
10-13: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:05pm
10-20: @ Washington, 10am
10-27: vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:05pm
10-31: @ Arizona Cardinals, 5:20pm

11-11: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 5:15pm
11-17: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:05pm
11-24: vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:25pm

12-1: @ Baltimore Ravens, 10am
12-8: @ New Orleans Saints, 10am
12-15: vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:25pm
12-21 or 12-22: vs. Los Angeles Rams
12-29: @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25pm

2019 Draft Class
1. DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
2. WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
3. WR Jalen Hurd, Baylor
4. P Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah
5. LB Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas
6. TE Kaden Smith, Stanford
6. OT Justin Skule, Vanderbilt
6. DB Tim Harris, Virginia
2018 Prognostications
Closest to the Pin:
  Mr Fletch: 7-9

Bakkentom: 8-8
Grumpy: 8-8
Winder: 8-8
Bullit: 9-7
NJ49er: 9-7
Skeebers: 10-6
Spitblood: 0-16
Rob!!!: 16-0