The 2011 NFL season finally lost all its asterisks Thursday and the new league year is now officially underway. Miilionaires and billionaires can now mingle together in peace and harmony, as the evil lawyers have been banished from the kingdom for ten long years. Roll the credits on this weeper and let’s play some football!
The 49ers endured the slings and arrows of an outraged blogopolis for the first week of the free agency/trading period, then roared into action the past two days, signing a pro bowl center to replace the departed not-even-close pro bowl center David Baas, a super-talented but occasionally miscreant WR, and completely revamping the secondary, leaving CB Shawntae Spencer as the lone holdover from last year’s starting group.
Of course, the wise denizens of Outsider Village are already aware of these news tidbits, which are supplied out of journalistic courtesy for any wayward souls Googling up “Raiders Suck” and landing on this site for their efforts. Hi guys! You’ve come to the right place. Raiders suck here 24/7/365!
So, Jim Harbaugh has about five weeks to get this newly assembled crew ready to whip ass on the Seattle Seahawks. I’ll vote yes, but, hey, I’m a party guy. There are sizeable resistance forces still roaming the streets of the village that won’t vote yes till the 49ers win that ever elusive 9th victory of the season. And that vote won’t be cheerful unless the team wins at least ten games and makes the playoffs.
It does not appear, either, that the team is finished wheeling and dealing. Taylor Mays was dangled by mass email to the entire league on Thursday and Harbaugh admitted that they had received about 8 inquiries regarding Mays’ availability, which prompted the posting of the public auction. Expect Mays to be moved quite soon. There is also the matter of the 3rd QB, who does not appear to be currently on the roster.
Lots of action ahead, guys. An almost daily dose of football activity to bitch and moan about. Blogsty heaven! Get out those tomatoes, fill your quiver with arrows, load up on the sling shot pellets, dip those blow darts in poisonous frog venom. We’re off and running (and passing)!