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They’re Tearing Down Tim Riley’s Bar

The 49ers’ two year reign as NFC West champs will face its sternest challenge this coming season, with many pundits already picking Seattle to unseat our boys at the top of the division in 2013. That might warm Seattle hearts,

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And The Winner Is …

Recently, we’ve seen the Top 20 coaches of all time, the Top 100 players list, and the franchise Mt. Rushmore series dragged out over many weeks by Pro Football Talk. Here at the Outsider, we have two dogs circling a

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Unseen Forces

The OTAs came and went last week, causing nary a ripple in the news stream of our lives. The 49ers have become a covert operation. We’re going to need a Deep Throat if we ever expect to get any intel

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The Straits of Glibaalke

The 2013 NFL schedule will be released tonight and we can finally put 2012 to rest and start figuring out what the hell will happen in the new season. Jim Harbaugh will grab the schedule, caress it lovingly, and immediately

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Lip O Suck Shun

Easter has come and gone, and those of you who attempt to give devout behavior at least a smidgeon of your attention can now ease back into your wicked and sinful ways. Those of you who are devoutless devotees can

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The Third Year

For those of us with fertile imaginations or ravenous little children, Peter Cottontail will be hop, hop, hopping into view this weekend, and I’m sure we all breathlessly await his arrival. In keeping with the Tradition perversion fetish of the

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1998 Redux

What a great weekend of football. Mostly. Two down to the wire thrillers, and two blow outs — one enjoyable, one boring. Which reminds me, the AFC truly sucks. How about getting some decent teams over there? Peyton Manning is

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Heroes and Heartbreaks

Eddie Debartolo thinks the 49ers should beat Green Bay Saturday night because they have a better team. Short, simple, and basic. Best team wins. This formula proved perfect in last weekend’s wild card games. Best team won in all four

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The Cyclone

Got back late Tuesday night from Steeler country and have not had a chance to catch up on the Rams debacle. I did not have an opportunity to see the game, but am sure I will soon be edified by

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New Era

Message to NFL players: do not report concussions. Message to 49er players: do not believe a word I say. Message to 49er fans: the 49ers will win the Super Bowl this year. Jim Harbaugh delivered the messages Wednesday evening in

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My Kind of Town – Not!

The 49ers’ run defense has lost its vauntedness this year. That’s the general consensus of the blogosphere and the statistics back up this concern. Teams are averaging nearly twenty yards more per game running on the Niners in 2012 versus

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Midterm Reflections

At the halfway point of the 2012 season, the NFC playoff picture seems pretty clear. For the teams that will be the true SB contenders this year. There will be a scrubeenie entrant, that takes its fans down to the

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The Big EC Uneasy

It’s probably safe to say we fans will not see another two game stretch of 49er football that remotely approaches the total dominance we have witnessed against the Jets and Bills. But we could find out next Sunday that a

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Middle Big Man

The 49ers have finally completed their climb to the top of the NFL rankings. Numero Uno, baby. What does this mean? Pretty much nothing, baby. Unless you’re a 49er fan commenting on an Oakland Raiders’ blog site. Yeah, baby. Lots

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View From the Top

Okay, we’re now atop the NFL mountain with appropriate accolades pouring in from all over. Gregg Easterbrook of ESPN’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback calls the 49ers the NFL’s New Beast, the newest monster team. The one other coaches would least like

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Looney Tunes

Next week a new class of concussion lawsuit plaintiffs will place their delicate noggins inside NFL helmets and begin the long, hard road to dementia by knocking the snot out of each other for the next six months. Thanks guys!

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Dick Nixon Was Here

The third week of OTAs has come and gone without incident … or interest. OTAs were newsfull in past years, but Jim Harbaugh’s closed practices have rendered these sessions useless as fodder providers to the blogosphere. Normally we can fill

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Facial Recognition Teamware

The 49ers’ first three day OTA has concluded. There will now be a four day rest period before the next OTA. Gasp. Wheeze. C’mon, man! What we’ve learned so far is that Frank Gore is primed for another year of

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Liar’s Dice

Cardinals HC Ken Whisenhunt says he’s excited about his QBs. ha ha ha ha Sure, Ken. And Jim Harbaugh and Alex Smith are just as tight as ever. And the trade for Carson Palmer was the greatest trade in NFL

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Ye Olde Pot Bellied Shoppe

The NFC won 13 straight Super Bowls from 1984 through 1997. They have won 3 straight currently. They’re liable to win some more, too. The AFC just doesn’t look very formidable right now. There isn’t a dominant team. This was

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Et tu, Brute?

The past week has showed us that predicting Trent Baalke’s game plans is not a good way to make a living. He fooled everyone last year and he’s done it again this year. We expected big news last year, and

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All Along The Watchtower

Twelve teams have reportedly contacted Peyton Manning’s agent about getting Manning to come play QB for them. That’s over one third of the teams in the NFL that don’t think much of their current QB. And eleven of those teams

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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