Easter Choices

It’s that time of year for Rob to put on his bunny suit and hide eggs all over Florida under his Bonsai trees. Happy hoppin’, Rob ! !!

The new Nike jerseys unveiled Tuesday were not modeled by a single defensive or offensive lineman. Just sayin’. That this fashion roll out was the big news speaks volumes about NFL activity this week. ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz………

Judging by his mug shot shiner, former 49er WR Dontarius Bogan was arrested in Scottsdale Sunday night for punching a security guard with his face. Makes sense. A WR has got to protect his hands.

The 49ers are taking their sweet ass time about signing a veteran RG to replace Adam Snyder. They’ve interviewed about three or four warm bodies, but no ink has yet been spilled. The Cardinals overpaid for Snyder just like the Giants overpaid for David Baas last year. But Baas then went along for a Super Bowl ride right over our own 49er dead bodies. Let’s hope Snyder does not experience the same ha, ha moment next year.

The baseball season begins today, as well as the Masters golf tournament. Neither one of them has anything to do with football, nor the 49ers, nor even Alex Smith. But they do represent a sports like substance when said substance is nowhere else to be found.

The next four days are also the most sacred time of year for the Christian world, so some of you might currently be more interested in the spiritual life than the sports life. Personally, I’ve found that being good is probably the hardest thing to do in life. It goes against my nature, takes a lot of work and constant diligence, it’s boring as hell, and there’s no earthly reward for the effort.

So, I’ve more or less made a secret pact with my conscience about the level of badness I can tolerate in my behavior without being wracked with guilt to the point of negatively affecting my daily living. I manage my evilness. The degree of success I have with this management determines how much peace of mind I have in my life. This is probably a backasswards approach, but …

It also helps to write a good column once in awhile and trade smack with my anonymous friends in the blogosphere. My virtual friends and neighbors. Happy Easter to all of you, however you choose to spend the next four days of your life.

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On the day of the Aints appeal to the commissioner some explosive stuff has come up from the playoff game against the Niners and also from Carlos Rogers when he was with the Redskins under Gregg Williams.
    The appeal should be denied because what Williams says before the game targets Alex Smith,V Davis Gore, Crabtree,K Williams and Hunter.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fhnn9kbqQUA

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ms-silver_gregg_williams_speech_saints_49ers_bounty_040412

    Gregg Williams also refers to the preseason game with the Niners so there was a purpose to why they blitzed so much. That assbite should never coach again in the NFL talking about hitting Gore in the head and blowing out Crabtree’s knee. Darren Sharper
    you want the truth? Get a hearing aid because this crap happened and was caught on tape.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It’s always the audio. It brought down Tricky Dicky in Watergate and the Aints in Boutygate.
    The Aint’s owner should just fire
    Payton and Loomis because this audio seals the deal.
    The Sgt Schultz I see nothing, I know nothing defense won’t work here

  3. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. Williams explicitly talks about intentionally hurting 49er players. Not just hitting them, but ‘laying them out’ and going after concussions and ACLs. And someone tapes it and puts it on youtube. Sounds like someone was not with the program. Williams very possibly could see a lifetime ban for this. And I cannot see Goodell granting anyone’s appeal. That whole franchise is in free fall at this point.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Goodell killed the head of the Saints.

  5. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Williams, On Davis: “We need to decide how many times we can bull rush and and we can f—— put Vernon Davis’ ankles over the pile.”
     
    I’m glad he didn’t decide to double cover him on the last drive. what a freaking idiot. I want smart.
     
    Hat tip to JH, et al.

  6. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny thing is, the Saints let the guy in to tape this stuff. Sean Pamphilon is doing a documentary, The United States of Football, from pee wee to the pros, and the Saints gladly gave him access to meetings and practices and games.
    .
    Oooops.

  7. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    And Grump, on the ACL comment — that is beyond the pale. I am sure there are all sorts of pre-game variations on “hit em, hurt em” and have been forever. But the ACL comment? I bet the ACL is probably one of the most feared injuries to an NFL player. I have trouble believing these guys would find any inspiration from THAT comment.
     
    I’ve always liked Brees. I feel sorry for him now. He should take the Franchise tag and get his butt out of there for 2013.
     

  8. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullitt, this guy Pamphilon went out of his way to note that neither Payton or Loomis were in this meeting the night before the the Niner game. He also said that Gregg Williams had his ‘Fvck you’ card that gave him carte blanche to run the defense how he wanted, with no interference from Payton or the front office. Which is why he’s paying a bigger penalty than Payton.

  9. SUPREME72No Gravatar says:

    The funny thing is they went to SF too take out there main players, when DW hit that running back they hand no ANSWER.They are a soft football team, you can see why GW try to use another method too encourage them to play better.

  10. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Barley: it’s one thing to say “we are going to inflict pain, and hit you, and see if you can man up.” That’s just football. But to talk about individual players and how you are going after concussions, ankles and ACLs… that’s fracking stupid.
     
    Frankly, Goodell is the least of this pinhead’s problems now. DAs are elected officials, and as ambitious and venal as any other politician, sometimes more so. This happened in San Francisco… in our jurisdiction. Think some eager little beaver at the county DA office is not already envisioning a high profile case that puts him/her in higher office and WIlliams in stripes? Sure you do.
     
    Again: a fracking idiot. EOM.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    Just like any chain of command the guys at the top bear the responsibility. If Gregg Williams was a loose cannon then he should have been reeled in. The thing that gets me is this is the last game the Aints played. The NFL told them to stop and desist long before this and they basically gave them the finger.
    This is kinda like Tonya Harding hiring some thugs to break Nancy Kerrigan’s kneecap so Tonya could
    skate for Olympic Gold.
    Can’t win it legitimately so let’s cheat and do whatevers necessary.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Peter King just said this audio and maybe the video is new evidence and the NFL didn’t lnow of it’s existence until yesterday.
    Can there be even more severe penalties?

  13. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit: jail time. It would not surprise me if he gets dragged into court on this. If you are going to be stupid, don’t make it fracking easy for the man by leaving a record of it.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Grump

    Jail time is too extreme as this is a conspiracy and nobody from the Niners was actually hurt.
    Plus our jails are already too crowded and it costs the taxpayer to incaerate these bums.
    Fining them and banning them from
    the NFL and the big paycheck is punishment enough.
    Goodell can always strip some more draft picks. In college they would get the death penalty and have to shut it down for 2 years.

    I do think the owner should fire all these guys and start clean.
    All these guys are dirty and will always carry that reputation.

  15. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not ‘advocating’ jail time – I’m just saying it could happen. Nothing makes politicians and other frackers happier than face time on TV, looking grave about high profile crimes. Williams really put his nuts in a vise here, and he’ll be lucky if no one squeezes. I’m not so sympathetic to him, but I am to his family.
    .
    The hysterical thing is, all this BS talk and Williams is the guy most responsible for their losing. They got ‘out-physicalled’ anyway, then out-schemed when GW inexplicably left VD in single coverage at the end. He got the Douchebag gold ring for this one.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Some people can’t differentiate between a clean hard hit and a cheap shot.
    Unfortunately today’s players and bigger, faster and stronger.
    I’m noy particularly interested to see somebody crippled or carried out in a body bag.Some seem to forget that the players are suing the NFL for these traumatic injuries.
    I suppose you hate boxing now because they have TKOs and you don’t get to see someone beaten unconscious because they stop the fight?

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NF

    THe punishment was handed down because the team was told to stop doing it and they basically told the commisioner to kiss their ass.
    The Saints were told to stop 3 years ago and they tried to cover it up ans continued to break the rules.
    I believe you are standing up for the team thats breaking the rules.
    You break the rules you pay the consequences.

  18. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, NoFear, the NFL glorifies the hits. Yes, ESPN glorifies the hits. Coaches and players do it too. But they don’t glorify the ones that cripple guys. A fine line? Sure. But the NFL is doing what you said. They are punishing the shit out of the Saints for this.
    .
    The players IN the game like to think that the guy on the other side of the ball understands the risks of the game as well as he does. Both guys are in it to make a living. Yes, they are paid ungodly amounts to play, but they are also risking their health and well-being short-term and long. Your average NFL players lives about 15-20 years less than your average schmo.
    .
    I think they feel as if they ARE involved in an exclusive club. That even if they are on opposite sides of the ball, the guy opposite him isn’t trying to keep him from earning a living. The other guys isn’t trying to cripple him for life. Yes, it happens unintentionally, but when you attach money to hurting/crippling opponents, then you ARE making it a bloodsport.
    .
    As Goodie Goodell is proving, he’ll have none of that. Can you really only see this in the black/white right/wrong way you usually do?

  19. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Lott was never known as a head-hunter. John Lynch and countless others were. There is nothing wrong with hitting by the ‘rules.’ Yes, they change, but even back then, Lott didn’t lead with his head. It was head up, lead with the shoulder/forearm.

  20. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Buddy Ryan is Mother Theresa compared to Gregg Williams. Just finished listening to the uncensored audio… was he high?

     

    When saying grace at the table tonight, give thanks to having a D Coordinator like Lord Fangio who preaches the fundamentals of tackling and separation. You know, like all D coaches should teach.

     

    Barleyfreak – that sound you hear is me uncapping a bottle of Old Guardian, barley wine perfection.

     

  21. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The main thing I was taught in football is hit or get hit. If you aren’t delivering the hits you’ll be absorbing them. Delivering hard hits is football. Paying players to intentionally injure for money is not anything like playing and hitting hard. IMO, bounties should be criminal. Play hard, hit hard, but don’t be a criminal.
     
    The other thing I learned, this one on my own, when your hand hits the ground, make a fist. I think it is an unwritten rule that if your fingers are pointed out they are supposed to be stepped on. I think this is a pass the buck rule. Everybody gets so tired of having their fingers stepped on it has to be passed to the next generation. If you’ve played football, you’ve had your fingers stepped on.

  22. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Sanctimonius? Personal affront? Where? Who’s advocated anything here? No one. The point is, Goodell has been preaching safety since he became commissioner. This kinda flies in the face of that, eh? Can you agree to that? Of course not.
    .
    You project your myopic view to anyone and everyone who doesn’t toe the imaginary line you walk, and get all pissy when people disagree with it. Everything you post is done to garner reactions. Everything you post is contrarian babble.
    .
    Yeah, we all miss the days of the Deacon Jones arm-bar, or the Night-Train Lane clothesline. Know what? This isn’t 1962. If the game was played now like then, there’d be players dying on the field. No biggie, eh?
    .
    Obviously you advocate anything goes. Right, NoFear? What’s a little paralyzation among friends? Players usually die about 20 years before the rest of us, but who cares? Let ’em kill each other.

  23. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Rip his freakin’ head off. Yes, I go to games in the hope that Patrick Willis literally rips Sam Bradford’s head off and parades it around the stadium. Case in point of how little imagination NoFear has.
    .
    Sure, there are plenty of NASCAR fans who go to races to see people crash and burn and die, but there are very few football fans who go to see devastating injuries. Oh yeah. You.

  24. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny thing is, NoFear, I made those points on my blog. And I know you are reading it. Going after the best player on the field is as old as the game itself. Duh. See Chuck Bednarik and Frank Gifford.
    .
    So, without the usual huffery and puffery, what’s YOUR take on this? You’ve told us all how we should react to this. What about you?
    .
    Grump is the one talking jail time. I don;t think it comes down to that, but who knows? Hockey players go to jailfor hits on the ice . . .

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah just bitch and whine when things don’t go your way. Learn to be an adult if you can.
    Wow now I’m a sanctimonious buffoon. Somebody just doesn’t know how to read plain English. They have their head buried up their huge asshole.
    Let me repeat it one more time. The severe penalties are for defying the orders of the NFL to cease and desist.
    I know you don’t like the rules but they’re rules and the NFL is enforcing them so grab a tissue cuz it’s weping time for you.
    Were you being sarcastic? The game has eveolved in a direxction not to your liking (and it’s not going back) so I suppose you should take your own advice and take up playing jacks or hopscotch.

  26. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    It would be a shame if the Niners open 5-1 and NF evaporates once again because who will be there to carry on the oppositional mantle of our now departed Spitwad?

    sniff/sniff

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I take umbrage to anyone that suggests Ronnie Lott was a dirty player. Look at the tape and you’ll see all his hits were with arms and shoulders exploding through the ballcariier. Textbook. He wore those LB shoulder pads for that purpose. You can still hit as hard as you want provided you have technique.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVKVHvMJKT8

  28. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Good stuff there.

  29. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Although he does get a good shot to the mug of Clint Didier . . .

  30. robNo Gravatar says:

    “time of year for Rob to put on his bunny suit and hide eggs all over Florida under his Bonsai trees. Happy hoppin’, Rob ! !!”

    hahaha SKEEBS , but i liked baas as a CENETER as much as i liked snyder as a guard ! then again i think chilo rachal might just be the answer at guard for us ! i liked him whe we drafted him and i still do !!!

    then again , what do i know !?!?

  31. robNo Gravatar says:

    lol

    and of course i mean center , and not ceneter !

  32. robNo Gravatar says:

    ok , i was just about to defend old school football ! i was also going to remind folks about the fact that AFTER jim burt put that famous CHAMPIONSHIP game changing/ending hit on JOE MONTANA we… WELL , went out and signed JIM BURT !!!

    I READ THIS

    ” At that point, Williams turned his attention to Gore and Pro Bowl tight end Vernon Davis, saying, “We need to decide on how many times we can meet Frank Gore’s head. We need to decide how many times we can bull rush and we can [expletive] clip Vernon Davis’ ankles over the pile … respect comes from them fearing us.”

  33. robNo Gravatar says:

    greg williams is a douchebag !

  34. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Nice memories Bullit. People like to recall where they were when they watched the miracle on ice.

     

    Small potatoes.

     

    My Dad and I stood up from our Lazy Boys when Ronnie made that tag on Ickey Woods during the Super Bowl. Still gives me chills.

     

    The visual dictionary’s defacto definition for ‘tone setter’.

     

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Does anyone recall what one of Ronnie Lott’s nicknames was?

  36. robNo Gravatar says:

    my favorite niners from the glory years / all time !

    1. montana
    2. rice
    3. lott
    dean , carter and wright !

  37. robNo Gravatar says:

    from now …
    willis , davis , aldon smith and gore !

    oops , and don’t forget justin smith and staley , iupati , carlos rogers and alex smith !

  38. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Those 1980s teams were amazing in that you had, on one team, three men who were very arguably the best ever at their position. Rice, Montana and Lott. Best ever WR, QB, S. I feel privileged to have watched them play.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Human nature is to try to cover up your mistakes, to look for the easy out.
    Now we all know what a weasel Bobby Petrino is because he lied to the Falcons and abruptly left
    for Arkansas leaving a photocopied letter for his team.
    Now he’s riding his motorcycle with his mistress and crashes and tries to cover it up. Say goodbye to your $3.5 mil annual contract scumbag.
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/bobby-petrino-cheating-arkansas-razorbacks-coach-busted/story?id=16091430

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners re-signed Brett Swain WR last night

  41. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Why am I smarter than everybody on this blog? Think about it. I love you more than you love me. Love rules!
     
    Hatred is fishing, if you know what I mean. I used to love to fish. I have learned that fishermen are haters. I won’t be fishing anymore. Fish can’t fight back. Weak individuals love to fish becacause it makes them feel superior. Weak people love it when they can look a fish in the eye and be superior. Stinkblood comes to mind. He must be superior, He must control.

  42. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    What a load crap that was!

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    Happy Easter!
    That’s why they call them FISH STORIES

  44. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I was hitting the vodka with Repo Ed. I come home and see a picture of some guy dominating as fish. Immediately I think this is why Stinkblood likes fishing, so he can dominate something. What followed was some drunken words of wisdom. Although I’m not so sure drunken and wisdom are two words that go together! What the heck, you guys needed some entertainment.

  45. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It should say “dominating a fish” above instead of “dominating as fish”.

  46. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can eat for a lifetime. Give a man a gun and he can jack you up for your fish and eat like a king.
     
    Happy Easter to all you alcoholics and assorted miscreants.

  47. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Teach a man to fish and he can drink all day!

  48. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger keeps telling me about all these great posts of his that I’ve been missing. What I think I’ve been missing is what he’s been drinking. See ya at the NFL Draft.
     
    Happy Easter.

  49. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    All good and Happy Easter too

  50. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Ahhhh! Another holiday season survived. Not too much damage this time around. I see Berger has kissed off the fisherman vote. Rash move.
     
    Welcome to the blog Mr. Dennis. Always nice to see a newcomer stop by. Did you hear we re-signed Alex Smith?

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Michael Floyd is scheduled to visit the Niners after this week.
    I asked the question what was one of Ronnie Lott’s nicknames?

    The answer: Lurk

    Just had our family lunch. Prime Rib and Ham,
    Even as a kid I just couldn’t bring myself to eat the chocalate Easter Bunny. I liked those panoramic eggs instead.

  52. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I did not say it was a great post. In fact, I’d say it was quite the opposite. But since it got you here, it was good enough!

  53. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    You’re right. Your post got me here. You’re comments, be they good, bad, funny or indifferent makes me follow you. Speaking of following… Since it’s Easter, who’s your favorite Apostle?
     
    You best not have 30 pieces of silver in your pocket.
    Both J.C. and I are worth more than that. 😀

  54. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t know who my favorite Apostle is. I’m leaning toward Tim Tebow.

  55. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I wish Jesus would have punched Judas Iscariot in the goddamn throat at the Last Supper. With all of his powers? That’s the least Christ could have done.

  56. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2017 Schedule
Sept. 10: vs Carolina: L 3-23
Sept. 17: at Seattle: 9-12
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams: L 39-41
Oct. 1: at Arizona: L 15-18
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis: L 23-26
Oct. 15: at Washington: L 24-26
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas: L 10-40
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia: L 10-33
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona: L 10-20
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants: W 31-21
Week 11 — Bye
Nov. 26: vs. Seattle, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 3: at Chicago, 10 a.m.
Dec. 10: at Houston, 10 a.m.
Dec. 17: vs. Tennessee, 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 24: vs. Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 31: at L.A. Rams, 1:25 p.m.
 
2017 Draft Class
1. DE Solomon Thomas
1. ILB Reuben Foster
3. CB Ahkello Witherspoon
3. QB C.J. Beathard
4. RB Joe Williams
5. TE George Kittle
5. WR Trent Taylor
6. DT D.J. Jones
6. LB Pita Taumoepenu
7. CB Adrian Colbert
 
2017 Prognostications
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 9-7
Grumpy: 4-12
Mr Fletch: 5-11
NJ49er: 6-10
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 5-11
Skeebers: 6-10
Winder: 4-12

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