Landslide Victory

The 49ers crushed the Arizona Cardinals 24-3 on Monday night, sending the team and its fans into the Bye week on a very happy note. As they say in the Life Duhs Anonymous meetings, two weeks of savoring always trumps two weeks in the shit house. While the team rests for a week, its fans can spend it getting ripped on the Bay Area two sport dominance displayed so convincingly over the past three days.

Greg Roman, Vic Fangio, and Jim Harbaugh once again demonstrated how tough they are when given extra time to prepare for an opponent. The Cardinals were thoroughly beaten on both sides of the ball. What was supposed to be a defensive bar brawl was instead a one-sided wipe up the floor with a wimp night.

For the fourth time in eight games, the 49er defense did not allow a touchdown. They also did not allow the Cardinals to reach even ten whole yards in rushing. SEVEN total AZ rushing yards for the game. That is ridiculous dominance. And the exclamation point Dashon Goldson decleater hit on Early Doucet was quite enjoyable, too!

Alex Smith played a near perfect game at QB, shredding the Cardinals’ top five secondary and dealing a crushing blow to regression theorists and dime store psychiatrists across the land. On the road and in a national game, Smith tossed 3 TDS and completed 18 of 19 passes, with only a drop by Delanie Walker (who else?) denying him a perfect night. It was still enough to set an NFL record for completion percentage in a game.

He ran the WCO like days of yore, hitting 9 different receivers on short patterns and watching them gain over 100 yards after the catch, with Michael Crabtree and Randy Moss doing most of the damage. Moss straight-lined his yards, while Crabtreee herky-jerked his in, over, through, and around AZ’s superstar CB Patrick Peterson.

The pivotal play in the game came early. On the second 49er drive, after their first drive self-destructed in penalties, on a third and goal, Smith squeezed a pass to Crabtree in the near corner of the end zone over Peterson’s head. Crabtree went up and snatched it, then held on as Peterson tried to jar it loose. It was the kind of play that top WRs make all the time, but not too often in Niner land. It was also the kind of mutual confidence play between QB and WR that could pay big dividends in the future.

From that point on, there were very few anxious moments. When Smith hit Crabtree and he left Peterson on the ground with a waltz in TD for a 17-0 lead just before the half, the game was over.

This was the third severe drubbing the 49ers have laid on an opponent this year. The team is capable of greatness. If the offense keeps maturing, and there’s no reason it shouldn’t, nobody will be a tougher out in the playoffs.

The way Smith played Monday night makes one wonder if maybe that sprained finger he got at the end of the Buffalo game was a bit more troublesome than he or the coaches would admit. The Cardinals sent five rushers at him most of the night, and the offensive line held up beautifully. They truly are becoming an elite group.

Hard to believe, but we are now at the half way point in the season. The 49ers are 6-2, with a two game lead in the NFC West, and after beating St. Louis after the Bye, will own any tie breakers in the division. Up next in the second half of the season: The Quest for Greatness and a 6th Lombardi!

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  1. robNo Gravatar says:

    6-1 niners first place nfc west !

    7-2 here we come !

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    After the game Alex criticized himself and praised everybody else. Typical.

  3. DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Imagine what a game Alex could have had if he hadn’t lost his confidence!

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It is nice to see some receivers get open like other teams do. I still did not like the use of formations so much but we also scored more points on AZ than any other team this year.

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Imagine how Delanie feels. He’s like an infielder who makes an error and ruins a perfect game.

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t think Delanie should worry. He made a great catch on the deflected pass. Alex said he should have had more incompletions to avoid sacks. If Alex is worried about stats it would only be wins.

  7. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    How about Crabtree burning “toast” Peterson.

  8. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Could be time to show Goldson the money!

  9. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Anybody notice Moss’s TD pass was the 3rd read in the progression?

  10. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, this sure was a game that Smith is used to. And he said it in interviews after the game. These are the routes he can exploit. Shorter quick hitting passes with the occasional deep ball.
    .
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but it looked like the Niners used Moss more on deep routes to clear out the underneath.
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  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy punked V pretty good on the Gate! I am assuming V is going by the name CaptainClutch.

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    One drop a game is good for Delanie.

  13. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Got a text from NJ49er. He and his family are safe. They have no power. Could be out for a week. He missed the game. My friend from NY had exactly the same situation.

  14. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Good news there, Bergs . . .

  15. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Frank Gore needs 409 yards to become the 49ers all time leading rusher!

  16. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The comments are always down when Alex does well.

  17. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Reading today’s blog one might think Alex had 53 perfect throws and we had no running game or field position. And the Cardinals showed up. Alex plays like a pro when he has a short dose of low-risk throws against a team he doesn’t have to beat.
     
    In the rosy glasses category; Skeebers is hard on Walker for a drop while forgetting about the one that should have been a pick he made a miracle catch on. Who’da thunk it?

  18. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Alex had a throw that was counted as a lateral. Harbaugh is going to review and possibly petition the NFL to change it to a pass. I thought it was a lateral, but I hope it gets changed anyway.

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Should have been a pick? The AZ guy jumped as high as he could go and barely got a fingertip on it. Merely an incomplete pass except for Walker’s amazing catch.

  20. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    It would have been a hell of a play if the defender made the INT. Very difficult. Maybe even more difficult than the catch DW actually made on the ball.
     
    Bergs, V punks himself. I did not have to do anything.

  21. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Whatever you attribute the win to, AZ was a team that made Tom Brady look pretty bad. Then again, NE can’t run for shit, so there you go. AZ was #3 vs the pass til yesterday. And they usually play strong at home against the Niners.
    .
    Running is, was, and will be the reason the Niners are a good to great offense. They live by establishing the run, then hitting on play-action. The big difference now is the Niners have some WRs that can stretch the field so the underneath stuff works.
    .
    The 2 games they lost, they went away from the run, and the results were predictable. They fell behind and became one-dimensional. This is how the Niners win. It works against them as well.

  22. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Plus, if Alex throws 53 times, the Niners likely lose that game.

  23. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    You gotta love the Central Scrutinizer. Alex has a near perfect day and NoFear searches and finds a way minimalize it. We must all remember that a QB is part of the team and his contributions are important too!

  24. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t have to search, I watched the game. Alex threw the ball 19 times. We had like 48 plays. You figure it out.
     
    Besides, I’m a covener, what the hell did you expect? Back to the name calling Berger? Have you met Twinfan? You’re sounding like a twinfan wannabe, give it a rest.
     
    We dominated ARI, no doubt about that. Alex had a good game but our o-line, d-line, special teams and receivers had a little to do with it, too, doncha think? But the only one who mattered was Alex Smith according to most here more worried about if they look like a ex-spurt QB pundit. Good luck backing that horse.

  25. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    On all those plays where there is no defender between Alex and his short target, some credit is due play calling.
     
    And where he has no pressure to make the throw, some credit is due the o-line and the six or seventh man kept in to block.
     
    Alex made the throws, that’s good on him and a very good one or two in there as well, but you also saw what happens when his decision-making freezes and his ability to extend the play when all isn’t perfect still sucks and he eats the ball and takes the sack.

  26. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    From Fran Tarkenton:
     
    “Alex Smith really took care of business last nite. Congratulations on the new record.”

  27. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    They dug him up to get that?!?

    Setrtle down. It’s a joke.

  28. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Alex played a fantastic game last night. But… let’s get real.
    I tried to diagram the first two Niner drives that were textbook perfect except for the Boone penalty on the first drive.
    I couldn’t keep up. I counted 8 different SCO formations. Then, just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, who was the color guy who said “We used to run that play when Walsh was coach.”
    When Alex started hitting the short sideline patterns to widen the field, game over.
    Alex gets this one. And the D and ST as usual.
    But don’t get behind in this run-first BWO in reverse.

  29. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Smith did take a couple needless sacks.
    .
    Bad numbers:
    .
    4 sacks
    10 penalties for 80 yards
    .
    Good numbers:
    .
    18-19, 232, 2 TDs 0 ints
    6-12 on 3rd down conversions
    2-2 in the red zone.
    29 rushes – 23 passing attempts (balance)
    31:16 – 28:44 TOP
    6-2

  30. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny thing is, RTF, the Niners 2 losses, the Niners DIDN’T run early, and it bit them in the ass. In the Minn game, the Niners threw on 15 of their first 18 plays. They then fell behind and completely abandoned the run even though the game was still in reach.
    .
    The Giants game, they started out great but the first 2 drives yielded only 3 points. I attribute that loss more to the coaching staff shoving Cappy in there at inopportune times. Coaching errors compounded by some shakey QBing in the 2nd half.

  31. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The only miscue on the first two series was the play they went 4 receivers, empty backfield. You’ll have to check me on that; I don’t have NFL Replay. But it was the first non-bunched formation.

  32. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Rathman is a damned genius. Who hired him? Jed, FishingHat, Sing himself? Solari wasn’t too bad a hire either.

  33. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We ran on the Cardinals until they put 8 in the box. After that we did more passing on them. It was very simple.

  34. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- Are you giving us “Gobble gobble turkey from a jive turkey gobbler?”

  35. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No, the miscue was taking Alex out on 3rd and 6, and bringing in Cappy to hand the ball off to Gore. It got nothing and served no purpose.
    .
    Here’s the play-by-play if you are interested.
    .
    http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/playbyplay?gameId=321014025&period=0

  36. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Maiocco said the Cardinals forced us to beat them with the pass.
    http://www.csnbayarea.com/pages/v11_videodetail?PID=hXWM2-dCeqlk32T0lc2lnXbmz_fI_NakPH4v7U

  37. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Check out Maiocco’s SF Giants coat and tie colors!

  38. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    For a serious analysis of the 2012 San Francisco Giants World Series Champions, you have to check out the Coaches’ video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dLYA23mvlM

  39. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well, thanks to this B!tch named Sandy I missed the game!
    Lost power a half hour before kickoff.
    Power is likely gone until the weekend, if we’re lucky.
    Short of a few missing shingles I’m not gonna complain.
    Our Coastline got nailed.
    Horrendous mess.
    Gonna be awhile for this Tri-State area to get back on it’s feet.
     
    Wish I’d have been able to see the game though, looks like Alex threw the ball well.
    Good sign for the second half of the Season.

  40. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- It was total domination. It was not as close as the score indicates

  41. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Goldson was thrown out last year for fighting Doucett. This year he decleated him with a very legal hit.

  42. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Goldson can bring it Berger.
    Judging by Alex’s stats, he had a heckuva game.
    Since I couldn’t view any of the throws, I’ll assume it was as good a showing as the stats would suggest?
    By the time I get power back this game will have been forgotten.
    What a time for hurricane Sandy.
    B!TCH.

  43. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    This is still my anthem for this year.
    If Skeepbs lets me post it again.
    2012 World Champions San Francisco Giants.
    Alex, you have all the tools, all the weapons, and a playbook most coaches can’t even dream of.
    http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play?p=hocus+pocus+music&tnr=21&vid=&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts3.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DU.5014594095939590%26pid%3D15.1&tit=Focus+-+Hocus+Pocus

  44. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    With all the power issues we’re experiencing, we’ve planned a Hurricane Sandy Block Party BBQ for tomorrow.
     
    Many of us have food in our freezers that is going to be trash soon.
    Figure we can put it to good use while the outdoor grills are still an option and many are unable to return to work just yet.

  45. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    After Loma Prieta, people were lined up for blocks at the Dairy Queen. Everybody else just took a camp stove on the street for inner. My family just waited till the morrow. We had milk and packaged food.
    I sincerely hope you didn’t go through that, NJ.

  46. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    FEMA did nothing. Not a damned thing.
    The General turned that around.

  47. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks RT, I’m living large compared to folks closer to the Coast.
    Fortunately for us we’re not 100% reliant on electricity.
    I’ve got running water and gas to heat it.
    I’ll be dealing with food spoilage more than anything.
    Like any disaster, you find a way to cope.
    Property can be replaced, people can’t be.

  48. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Good for you, NJ! Your family is safe, then?

  49. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We are indeed RT.
    Appreciate the kind concern.
    Many people all along the Coast took a major beating.
    Our NJ shore especially.
    Many lost everything they own.
    NYC took it hard also.
    This storm was no joke.

  50. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hey NJ49er,
     
    Good to see you here. Glad to hear you have water and gas. Is that your heat, too?
     
    I’d imagine there are some commercial operations within reasonable distance offering to supply dry ice to you folks to keep some food cold. Maybe some can pool resources and get delivery set up.
     
    Probably can’t depend on local law enforcement, if you could before.
     
    Keep you and your family safe, bud.

  51. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks NoFear49er, we are without heat at this point since electricity and gas are combined FHA system.
     
    We’ll get by, one way or another.

  52. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Best news for us was that no water damage was involved.
    Mother Nature wins when she wants to make her presence known.
    Absolutely amazing how much damage is done with wind and water.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I am not certain what the half empty posters expects of this team.
    The Niners were in total control after Akers kicked the FG and were
    never in danger of losing the game. They go into the bye with no new injuries and a chance to rest up.
    Alex Smith broke a NFL record that has stood for 31 years and should be commended for it.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Did Patrick Peterson play on Monday Night? He was a non factor both on defense and in their return game.
    Peterson is a good CB but not a shutdown CB.

  55. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh gave the team 6 days off.

  56. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wonder if Trotter is composing an “Ooops! Nevermind.” column for this week.

  57. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    My friend down at the pitchforks store says he’s getting a lot of merchandise returns this week.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    Good to hear your family is safe
    and making the best of a dire situation.
    We take too many things for granted in the US.
    Without electricity it paralyzes everything. Businesses won’t open until they have power and until law enforcement is out of their rescue mode.
    You cannot buy on a credit card
    without electricity that powers the electronics. Electricity runs the gas pumps. Gas and diesel runs the emergency generators.
    Sandy may be the greatest natural disaster to hit the US not in terms of loss of life but in loss of property and infrastructure.
    Be safe and I hope you were able to at least enjoy some Niner highlights from NFL.com. 11 days
    until the Ram’s game so maybe things will have reasonably returned to normal by then for you.

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Back to football.

    You’ll never guess which Niner is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week?

  60. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, yer pretty offensive at times, Bullit. Is it you?
    .
    Good to hear you’re getting through the storm relatively unscathed, NJ. The footage coming out of NYC and Jersey shores is heartbreaking.

  61. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Smith had a great game and it’s fun to razz the covenites, but the whole team really played awesome. Peterson’s punt return ability scared me a little, but Lee made him a non-factor. And Crabtree abused him on offense. He and Fitzgerald are their best players and we zeroed both of them out.

  62. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, Seattle and AZ both have tough schedules down the stretch, so I don’t look as either being much of a threat.
    .
    The game I’m looking forward to is the Bear game. I;m very curious to see if they are for real or not. I don’t think so.

  63. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Tebow is going to Jacksonville before the extended Thursday trading deadline. You heard it here 51st.
    Skeebs, 2 weeks without Giants baseball and Niners football.
    I might as well post the rumors going around in NY and JAX.

  64. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Presidential Election is over. Sandy won.
    Don’t worry, guys, I wanted to vote Progressive Party and Teddy but he’s not on the ballot.

  65. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    A friend of mine in Bucks county, PA was one of the best story weavers I’ve ever heard. Originally from North Carolina, he told some chilling stories of his own experiences with the ghost of Blackbeard and flying lights in the night on Ocracoke.
     
    Reg has passed on now and if I was any sort of story teller I’d try to retell one of his for you today but my weak effort couldn’t do it justice.
     
    Be good to the costumed Trick-or-Treat’ers tonight. You never know whose ghost may be among them.

  66. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Sandy was a Perfect Storm. Maybe my jokes are in bad taste atm, but they are not intended that way.
    NM doesn’t have many people, but when you buried in snow in a sudden storm, everything goes on. Sort of. If you have snow shovels and others have snowplows and you just dig everybody out, especially the old ladies, so you can get them food.
    That ain’t funny a bit. So I’ll write more about Tebow!

  67. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not paid by the US Govt for stuff like that, NoFear. Others are, but not all of the guys, with 4-wheelers with plows.
    You don’t think. You just do it.

  68. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, the good old days. Me and a couple friends started a snow plow company out in Colorado. Driveways and parking lots and the occasional private road. That and 2 other jobs got me by out there in Basalt . . .

  69. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    When Loma Prieta hit, I was working in downtown San Jose and wanted to get home to check on my family.
    280 was a traffic mess, so I took all the old childhood streets to get home. Except that every traffic light between San Jose and Cupertino was out.
    Some jerk came out on Stevens Creek Boulevard wearing shorts and a Hawaiian shirt.
    That ass directed traffic and cleaned up the mess by himself.
    When I approached home, Dairy Queen had its lights on.
    There are heroes everywhere, if you look hard enough.

  70. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    One old Chevy pickup with a 7.5 ft blade and 500 lb of sandbags in the bed.

  71. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Chuck. My old front wheel drive Mercedes flops like a dying fish on snow and ice.
    I just do what I have to do in winters here. If it means taking hay bales out of the barn to put them in a bed of a 4-wheeler, I can help. Delivering food, I can help.
    You don’t think. You do what duty requires.

  72. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    .WARNING SKEEBS DIATRIBE HERE.
    Sandy has exposed the failures of this administration, as well as the last few administrations.
    Sandy was a Perfect Storm, but an entire section of Con Ed’s power grid ARE STILL OUT?
    When are they going to get a clue?
    We had to forget Christmas lights and decorations in 1973 after the OPEC embargo. That was 39 YEARS AGO!
    When will they ever get a clue?
    .END DIATRIBE.

  73. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    That was a pretty puny diatribe, RT. Not that I’m encouraging the full monty version, mind you.

  74. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    No problema, Skeebs. I’ll never go V or worse on you. Though V could be pretty funny sometimes.

  75. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The east coast power grid is what? 70 years old? It has been a piece of shit held together by spit and baling wire for years now. The problem is most congressmen, senators and presidents only have a 4-6 year life span so anything requiring long-term thinking is out the window. Look at New Orleans. The levees have been kaput and needed overhaul in 1965. They got right on that, didn’t they? Money was allocated, deallocated, reallocated, and diverted 12 times to Sunday.
    .
    We only react to problems. This gov’t is rarely proactive. Name the cities on the ol’ Mississip (or Missouri for that matter) that have flood controls. 1 out of 50?

  76. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, I wasn’t making up a story about my brother’s new (at the time) Father-In-Law when I met him.
    You can diss the stars; I didn’t see them. All I saw was a man.

  77. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    It was about 100 that day. Typical east of Front Range summer weather.
    Everyone at the reception darn near had heat stroke and wanted nothing more than to get air conditioning.
    Stories are true sometimes, and the truest ones are the weirdest.

  78. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, Chuck, everyone –
    Thanks for the well wishes.
     
    That which doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger.
    I practice patience and perseverence in my life.
    Helps keep things in perspective.
     
    Just when you think you’ve got it tough you realize, there are folks who struggle everyday of their lives to cope.
     
    One thing about the good, GREAT, old US of A, we are some tough single-minded SOBs when we have our backs against the wall.
    Never let them see you sweat.
    Even in times like this, Politics comes down to Leadership.
    POTUS O-Boy and NJ Gov. Christie, for all their collective shortcomings, came together to find answers and solutions.
    Our State is a cesspool of chaos right now.
    Tough people will get it back in order.
    That’s what makes our Country second to none.
     
    Again, I’m pissed that I missed the game.
    Even a covenite like myself can appreciate a shining moment amidst the mayhem.
    Go Alex, Go Crabtree, Go 9ers.
     
    Thank you all again, life marches on.

  79. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, The Best to You and Yours.

  80. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks RT, we’re gonna be fine.
    We can take a punch.

  81. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m really, REALLY, looking forward to a nice cold beer and some football.
    Crossing fingers for power to be restored in time for the NFL on Sunday, even if we are on a BYE.

  82. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- How was the block BBQ?

  83. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Not the biggest of turnouts as many of my neighbors were scrambling for gas and generators but, we shared some laughs and ate food that was otherwise headed for the trash cans Berger.
    One thing for sure, nobody is feeling sorry for themselves.
    We’re happy that everyone is safe and we didn’t lose our homes.
    More than can be said for thousands of those living along the Coast.

  84. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Single Mom across the street from us ate lots of our chicken as she was unable to prepare for Sandy.
    That makes it a successful event IMO.

  85. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Being the Covenite Night Shift Lead that I am, I slept through the early phase.
    I was able to partake for the dinner end of things before we lost daylight.

  86. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Good luck NJ hopefully things will be back to normal soon.

  87. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    You really learn to appreciate the talent of Thomas Edison in times like this Winder, thank you!

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It’s taken 24 years to build a new Bay Bridge after Loma Prieta.
    Ticks me off they just put a band aid on the bigger problem. That bridge is unsafe and will not withstand a major quake. Yet millions of people have trevelled across it in the 23 years. Why did it take so long? The infrastructure is broken and needs attention. People need to wake up to that fact.
    That bridge that collapsed in Minnesota apparently didn’t wake enough people up although 13 people died and 145 were injured.

  89. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s what many are saying about the Jersey Shore Bullit.
    Forced renovation.
     
    The bigger disaster is the real estate it sat on.
    Environmental issues up the whazzoo I’m sure.
    Much of the outer penninsula appears to have been devoured.
     
    I can see the geological braintrusts and the USArmy Corps of Engineers banging heads now, trying to determine how you replace sections of missing Coast Line, especially with the revenue it produces for the States’ economy via Tourism and Gaming.
     
    Dredging has always been a mixed bag of emotion.
    One side says it works, the other, it upsets the eco-system.

  90. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Sandy sure ruined the election. Too bad I could’ve put in a write-in for Teddy. Well, I will anyway.

  91. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Point Pleasant NJ, probably the Northern-most piece, boasts celebrity property ownership that includes Oprah among many, many others.
    It’s got homes the size of small Hotels and probably cost multi-millions of dollars to own.
    No one living in that level of society is going to want to deal with a prolonged USACE project disrupting their ability to enjoy those amenities.
     
    Once again, another political football will be kicked off as a result of this disaster.

  92. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    No mention of the SF Giants Victory Parade and celebration today.
    Caught some of it on TV and if you were paying attention to two of the chauffers you would have seen the following:
    “Smith was driving a car featuring pitcher Matt Cain and Cain’s family. Harbaugh was driving a car featuring first baseman Brandon Belt.”
    Sorry posse that Smith was Alex.
    Don’t let that AS angst rain on the parade as it was a glorious celebration.

  93. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    My prediction for Tuesday in New Mexico:
    President Obama/Vice President Biden
    327,863
    Governor Romney/Reprentative Ryan
    82,764
    Governor Gary Johnson
    18,476
    President Teddy Roosevelt
    1

  94. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, I for one, will be very happy to see Alex and Michael continue to do what I’ve read they did together on MNF.
    My angst has been fueled by the fact that it’s taken this long to arrive.
    Perhaps, this is the moment in time we’ll all look back at say, we’ve ARRIVED.

  95. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Reno. you could pick up the phone.
    1at place in the Yahoo league, the Coyotes in 6th. Alex playing the best ball of his career.
    I thought you’d get a kick out of laughing. But you can’t do it if you don’t pick up the phone.

  96. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Rufus,

    You think 100k illegals vote against ‘the one’? I doubt it.
     
    Got a feeling we’re sending him packing despite all the vote stealing.

  97. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Rufus, I wasn’t dis’ing the stars. Only saying most soldiers, on advancing to the general officer ranks, turn more politician than soldier, by necessity.
     
    Look at McChrystal, one of the best wartime leaders we had. Made some off the record comments that got published and he’s gone.
     
    Then Petraeus, maybe even better. Remember the liberal chant, “Gen betray us”. Hey, give him the CIA. That way he’s under our thumb. Now it looks as though he’s thrown the military under the bus in the Benghazi stink to protect his current superior. I guess he forgot he works for the American people, just like his boss.
     
    And one of my favorite generals of the era, Hugh Shelton, turned into a total Clinton sell out with his Chairman of the Joint Chiefs position.
     
    No more Generals like Patton. Of course the rumor is they had him killed, too.

  98. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m voting for Teddy, NoFear.
    New Mex yico is one of the hardest working States in the Union.
    Talk to Texas where the serious drugs come in.
    Or Arizona, where the Latino criminals now think it is a challenge to beat Law Enforcement.
    There is crime; there are drugs and there are gangs in New Mexico.
    Crap, it’s only been 500 years since Coronado raped and starved every person in sight. People here have long memories.

  99. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear,in New Mexico we got your Apaches.
    We got your Kiowas.
    We got your Comanches.
    We got your Kansans.
    We got your Navajos, and what’s left of the Hopis.
    Mayan refugees. Aztec refugees. I’m sure I’m missing a few more tribes.
    Don’t go General Sherman on me.
    This is the place Texans dream of and start wars over.

  100. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I left off the Zunis. Try to get to their place, ha.

  101. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I thought you were bragging about Army helicopters until I got to Kansans!

  102. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Nah, NoFear. Just bragging about the 500 year old cultural mix in Nex Mex I’m just learning about.
    And I’m no military expert by any means. I gave that up a long time ago, unless you want to write me about the Thirty Years War.
    But the Osprey is a freakin’ awesome helicopter/plane. Some times you get lucky.

  103. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    OK, NoFear, I’ve had no sleep thinking about this before the election.
    There is no solution.
    Ask the Russians back into A. Let the bloody Cossacks have fun.
    Then let Turks come back.
    They’ll be waving American flags after the Russians and Turks finish with them.
    “Asian land warfare is no business for Americans.”
    -Pat McKenzie, 2012 and I’m sure I’m stealing from Winston Churchill or somebody

  104. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Electing the guy that cares about the military is the best way to ensure they’re not sacrificed like the guys he sent to Libya.
     
    Do you think we couldn’t have put down those hundred or so armed attackers without breaking a sweat?
     
    One of the guys running for office decided to let ours die to save theirs.
     
    Any wonder he doesn’t have the military vote? Except for the perpetually over-weight and pregnant deployment-proof females, that is.

  105. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    From Peter King:
     
    “Watched every pass Alex Smith threw Monday on the all-22. All the more outstanding because he had some pressure–and the inc was a drop.”
     

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    241 American servicemen mostly US Marines died in the barracks attack in Lebanon Oct 23, 1983. The Marine sentries guarding the compound were operating under condition 4 meaning no magazines
    in the weapon and couldn’t stop
    the trucks with the bomb.
    After years of investigations by the miltary it was still an uncertainty who was responsible.
    Reagan vowed to get those responsible but never did and the Americans withdrew to offshore carriers because being on land was too dangerous.
    Certain people talk a good game and love to sabre rattle.
    Cowardly sneak attacks are what they are,they catch you with your pants down. Funny how some “patriots” are asking for immediate answers on Benghazi yet are the same people that wanted to see an thorough investigation play out in Lebanon where we still have no definitive answers to this day.
    The military just like all Americans have different points of view. They do not speak with one voice and one posting here should not assume he speaks for the entire military.

  107. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Alex will have zero incompletions this week!

  108. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  109. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The NFL Players Association shows the Niners have the least amount of cap space at $579,000 currently.
    Contrast that with the Jags & Egos who have the most at $20.1 mil

  110. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- One thing we know for sure about Benghazi, O was blaming it on a video 13 days after the attack when he knew it was a planned terrorist attack while it was happening. Why was that? Was there a good reason or was it a cover up? I think that is a fair question.
     
    It is my opinion that he has been telling us Al Queida is under control but the fact is they are bigger than ever. He doesn’t want American voters to know the truth. George Soros would not like that. And the actual truth is this is the George Soros presidency. His plan is for a weaker America, like he’s done to many other countries. O is just carrying out the Soros plan. If that isn’t it, then what is it?

  111. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    I’ll take Soros over Adelson and Norquist any day.
    I find there is something wrong with decision makers tying their hands by signing pledges. They become puppets and impotent.

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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