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 games. The only game this weekend that does not have a clear best team is the Seattle vs Atlanta game. Atlanta should have a better team … but nobody trusts them to show it. They’ve been the best team in three previous playoff games and lost them all. Another loss Sunday would put Atlanta head coach Mike Smith on a clear path to the Marty Schottenheimer Hall of Lame. And Atlanta QB Matt Ryan would have to book a permanent room at Tony Romo’s Choke Palace.

Reputations are made or squashed in the playoffs. This weekend, 49er fans will get their first glimpse at how Colin Kaepernick will perform at this level. Will we see the birth of a legend? The admirable play of a winner? The heroic efforts of a loser? The ugly spectacle of a melt down? Everything is in play come 5pm Saturday night.

Kaepernick has played fewer games than any QB still in the playoffs. To take the team to the Super Bowl, with a mere eight games under his belt, would be a spectacular accomplishment. To get that far and win the Lombardi Trophy would be a cosmic, franchise altering, earth moving, ROB OMG!!!ing event.

On a lesser scale, Kyle Williams is probably quite disheartened he will not have a chance to redeem himself in this year’s playoffs for his double gaff fourth quarter last year that kept the team out of the big one. Personally, I’m glad he won’t have that chance, both for his sake and ours. Better to have a new goat this year than the same one again as last year. And his redemption would probably never be as fabulous as his life as a suicide hotline lurker would be desolate should he gaff again.

In the wild card weekend, there weren’t any big heroes and no big losers. Kind of disappointing. Joe Webb was notably awful for Minnesota, but that wasn’t far off expectations for a second string QB to a first stringer who wasn’t very good himself all year long.

It would be charming to see Frank Gore have a big playoff run. The hourglass is running out of sand for this fine, old warrior. Candlestick would shake if Frank burst through the line and thundered downfield on one of his patented 80 70 60 50 40 yard runs. A new generation of heroes will be moving to the front next year and they may get an early start in these playoffs. Are you listening AJ Jenkins and LaMichael James?

I’m getting goosebumps thinking about it. Go Niners! Make us happy or piss us off. The choice is yours, guys!

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101 comments on “Heroes and Heartbreaks
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Right now AJ Jenkins is a pseudomorph when considering what we thought we drafted.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One of the gifts my wife Mrs B
    bought me for Christmas is the book “Best of Rivals” by Adam Lazarus which I am currently reading.
    The story of the Montana/Young rivalry.
    It seems that Walsh also kept things on a need to know basis and Montana in 1986 thought his career was over with his first back surgery.
    Walsh considered trading up to draft Testaverde, trading for Jim “Chris” Everett before pulling the trigger on Young.
    Montana did not want to take any more shots after his surgery and changed the way he played.
    I’m just a few chapters in but I
    think all Niner fans will find this to be a good read.

  3. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, I’d rather have KW out there catching punts than Ted (Mr. Rossum) Ginn any day of the week. Or did you thoroughly enjoy watching Ginn in the AZ game let a punt bounce behind him while he was standing on the 20 (downed on the 2? And then fair catch the one on the 8?
    .
    I just wish LMJ wasn’t a disaster at punt returning.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    They were talking about this on the radio. Besides the jersey this is the one article of clothing that defines a Niner fan.
    They no longer sell them but I own one (that doesn’t fit anymore) and I am curious if anyone else owns this jacket.
    http://tinyurl.com/a6a8u2h

  5. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, it’s hanging in my closet. It’s in desperate need of a trip to the dry cleaners, but I wouldn’t dare move it now.

  6. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    My jacket is slightly different. It has two white stripes on the collar and wristbands and no 49er emblem on the left sleeve.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis

    I heard a guy on the radio who wanted one and knew his wife’s grandfather had one and had recently passed away. He didn’t know how to approach the Grandmother about it but found out her Uncle had snapped it up.
    The question on the radio was you see a lot of these jackets at the Stick from old timers.
    How many will you see at the Santa Clara Stadium?

  8. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    They started selling them again, Bullit. Authorized and unauthorized. ‘One article of clothing that defines a Niner fan’? Right, skippy. Frsnkly, my Forty F***ing Niners t-shirt from 1978 eats that shit for lunch. Those gold jackets were way too disco for my taste.
    .
    http://stadiumshop.hibbett.com/San-Francisco-49ers-Gold-Prime-Satin-Jacket-_442797758_PD.html
    .
    You forgot to mention the words ‘Dallas Cowboys’ on your jacket, Dennis.
    .

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    Maybe you still think like a 15 year old.
    That F shirt was funny for about 5 seconds but I don’t wear profanity and walk down the street like a dick offending everyone.
    I have a better shirt than that.
    The “Roaring Back” shirt with Paul Hofer that reduces your F shirt to a novelty item.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baseball HOF pitches a shutout.
    No new members voted in this year.
    Both Bonds and Clemens were about 40% short of votes with Clemens getting 1% more votes than Bonds.

  11. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, yer the one swooning over the jacket, skippy.
    .
    I guess we’ll see you on the dance floor . . .

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Did I say still wear the shirt? Of course not. Last time I wore it was the 1994 NFC Championship game. No one at the stadium had a problem with it, and I was asked maybe 50 times where I got it. Of course, you have to be your prissy little self and get all PC about it. Gasp!
    .
    “Oh my! Did you see that ghastly shirt? My heavens! I’m getting the vapors! I need to lie down!”
    .
    Gawd. You live in a bubble? Or Walnut Creek?

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    So why don’t you wear that shirt?
    Because as an adult wearing it you’ll either get how funny or people will look at you as a moron.
    As usual if you learned to read before barking you would see I was talking about a radio segment this morning which ties into this article.
    http://blog.sfgate.com/thebigevent/2012/11/13/a-tribute-to-the-49ers-gold-satin-jacket/
    Doing the bull in the china shop routine again I see.

  14. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Gamble did not interview well in NY and their search has turned elsewhere. He probably wanted more power than he would have received.

  15. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bull in the china shop? I see you are doing the poof in the Harley shop act. I wear the shirt, just not in public unless I’m at a game.
    .
    My shirt isn’t the issue. Your love of your jacket is. You are the one who called the satiny jacket the ‘defining piece of clothing’. Why? Because you have one? You think you are cool? Like the people who hold up those ‘Authentic Giants Fan’ signs who need validations by a piece of cardboard.
    .
    It is to laugh. Carry on, skippy.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    If you would get your head out of your arse you would see that earlier I had said I do have this jacket but it no longer fits.
    Stop your BS because if you read your earlier post you said you haven’t worn that F shirt since 94 in your 11:59am.
    Changing your story again Skipper?

  17. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    “I don’t wear profanity and walk down the street like a dick offending everyone.”

    Well. Nobody is perfect.
     
    Waiter! Popcorn, please!

  18. robNo Gravatar says:

    BULLIT
    that’s my favorite niners jacket ever ! i had one once !

  19. robNo Gravatar says:

    BULLIT

    ” but I don’t wear profanity and walk down the street like a dick ”

    SO you don’t wear profanity
    AND
    walk down the street like a dick ?

    😉

  20. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Rolando McClain is one dumb dude. He gets pulled over for having a window too darkly tinted and signs the citation, “F–k y’all.” He refused to give his real name and so he’s arrested for providing a false name.

  21. robNo Gravatar says:

    i’m feeling pretty confident about our big playoff game this week ! from what i hear most pundits are picking green bay !

    oh well one of them said part of the reason he was going with green bay was because ” we had a quarterback change ”

    the good news is there are new reports out saying the packer’s WR’s are banged up !

    my pick ?

    49ers 27 packers 17

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Naturally McLain is using the cops are out to get me defense
    and he’s a victim.
    It was just a ticket for tinted windows but he had to be an arse about it.
    Some guys are just magnets for trouble.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/01/09/rolando-mcclain-im-falsely-accused-corrupt-cops-are-out-to-get-me/

  23. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    rob- Nice monacle and headband avatar!

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well I’m with Bullit regarding the Gold Satin jacket.
    Being an East Coast Fan, I always wanted the jacket in the 80’s but could never locate it due to my geographic disadvantages.
     
    Well, over a year ago, I located one on eBay, from a seller in CA.
    It was meant to be mine since the winning bid was $49.00
    Being the superstitious Fan that I am, I figured I’d save it for the SB last year.
     
    This year?
    What to do?
    I might, might, decide to bust it out on Saturday in hopes of getting some mojo from it’s previous owner, with hopes of getting us over the GB curse hurdle.
     
    What say you?
    I’m already getting the flags, photos and other trinkets arranged for MAXIMUM MOJO.
    When it comes to Fan superstition, I have my rituals.
     
    With the luck I’ve had in the last Playoff Round, I will definitely need to change it up.
    Fire away, I’ll go with the popular vote.

  25. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    If memory serves, the previous owner was in San Mateo.
    Hoping he/she was a die hard 9er Fan like myself and, will afford me the opportunity to breathe some new life into it’s storied history.
     
    My eldest Son has already told me the jacket is his when I’m gone.
    I told him I might just opt to be buried in it.
     
    Since I don’t fancy the thought of wasting real estate, just to become worm food, I’ll likely grant him his wish and allow the jacket to live on after I depart.
    Go 9ers!

  26. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bust it out. If it gives you magic powers, hey, go for it. To each his own. Those jackets? Ehhh. I’m just hoping I win the 3 contests I’m in to win tix to the game . . .
    .
    Oh Bullit, I’m so glad you get such a thrill out of this stuff. Now go walk your dick down the street.

  27. winderNo Gravatar says:

    My favorite T-shirt was simple It just said” F… Dallas. I wore it proudly for a time and then it became a rag.

  28. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And swear at it.

  29. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit will be very disappointed in you, WInder.

  30. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Looking for some 9er Mojo Chuck.
    Anyway I can get it.
    Anything I can do to get it, is worth it.
     
    The version I purchased has the old SF logo on the left chest plate, nothing on the sleeves.
    I believe the brand I got is Locker Line.

  31. robNo Gravatar says:

    NJ

    ” Well I’m with Bullit regarding the Gold Satin jacket.
    Being an East Coast Fan, I always wanted the jacket in the 80′s but could never locate it due to my geographic disadvantages. ”

    same here !

    i say wear it !

  32. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Another thing, we owe a good shot (or 2), on CB Tramon Williams on Saturday.
    #38 in your Program, #1 on your SF Offensive Radar.
     
    He got away with a cheap shot on Frank in the End Zone in Week 1.
    He’s chirping already about giving us a physical game.
    Bring it Son.

  33. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Guess I’m getting too old to worry about how my actions affect the outcome of football games. Funny thing was, when I bought it, it was because the team sucked so bad that it was akin to the paper bags Saints fans used to wear. LOts of poeple were wearing them in the 70s . . .

  34. robNo Gravatar says:

    more good news !
    ” For all the talk about Akers’ struggles, no kicker has fared worse this season than Packers kicker Mason Crosby. “

  35. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s just nervous superstitions Chuck.
    Never too old for Mojo.

  36. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If I had a “Forty Fuking Niners” shirt I would wear it.

  37. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Rob Let’s hope this game doesn’t come down to a FG.
    Having 2 kickers isn’t boosting my confidence any.
    Just hold Rodgers to less than 21 and we should be fine.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I suppose it depends what you do for a living and where you work.
    Somehow my bosses wouldn’t appreciate it if I wore this shirt to a company picnic or bumped into a client on the weekend wearing it. They would call it unprofessional.
    If you guys want to wear it knock yourselves out. I just haven’t seen that shirt since the 90’s.

  39. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    That WAS a good read, NJ, Thanks. QBs like CBs need to get over their mistakes, rather than dwell on them and be consumed. I like the way this kid has his head screwed on. He may not be able to win three in a row with this team – Alex could not during his time this year – but going forward, I feel like the position is in good hands.

  40. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    NP Grump,
    I like Kaeps’ demeanor as well.
    Kid is focused on winning at any cost, without getting frantic or, laying down in the face of adversity.
    Win or lose, he’s a keeper.

  41. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m already figuring that Roman will play to his strengths with the Pistol/Option for this game too.
    GB hasn’t seen it much.
    Great way to beat Clay Matthews too.
     
    RG III ate Demarcus Ware alive in the Season finale using it against his aggressive style of play.
     
    Matthews should get pounded early and often with a pulling Alex Boone then, finish him off with the Option/Read.

  42. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m hoping Fangio has dialed up some Zone Packages for us as well.
     
    With Justin less than 100%, let the DBs and LBs apply some of the pressure while DLmen drop out on occassion.
    Rodgers likes to fire quickly.
    Clog up the passing lanes underneath, see if we can steal a Pick 6.

  43. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Just before the Bears game, when we knew Kaep was starting I told Del that when Kaep makes a mistake he usually follows it up with a score or two. He did that so often in college we just got used to it.

  44. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I would not wear any T-shirt at work. I would wear a “Forty Fuking Niner” at personal functions and nowhere where clients would be exept 49er games, concerts, the bar, riding the quad and stuff like that.

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    I have never understood why people wear that shirt.
    Chuck called me prissy but I could not wear it in the presence of my kids when they were young or
    in attending their youth basketball or football events.
    I’d file that shirt with the Hawaiin Tropic Bikini Inspector shirt and the Sex Maniac shirt.
    Good for a 5 second chuckle.
    Anyway the original topic was the 49er Satin jackets and I was responding to the radio segment and the article on line. I think it’s a classic but Chuck as usual disagrees.

  46. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I would not wear that shirt to a youth event either.

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    The rule of thumb IMHO is if you have to wear a shirt declaring that you’re a badass, most likely you’re not.
    Are they still going to run the pistol at UNR with Polian as the coach?

  48. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe a bad ass or maybe not, I see it a bit differently. I see it as fun loving.
     
    Everybody is asking the same question here in Reno, are we still going to run the pistol. We still don’t know if he is our coach. He’s been offered, and Polian has accepted, now we wait for the board of regents to approve the contract. He will be the lowest paid coach in the Mountain West so the approval should just be a formality.

  49. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    So, will Saturday’s game be a classic, a pseudoclassic, or something else? I’ll be watching!

  50. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Apropos of nothing, just thought it was funny:
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IVtRwKsoI_M

  51. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gee, Bullit, I was merely commenting on your ‘article of clothing that defines a Niner fan’ comment. By that statement, you consider yourself a better fan since you owned that jacket than all the others who can’t afford (or didn’t want) a gold satin 49er jacket. As if an article of clothing can define someone as being something more than all the rest. And that wasn’t the radio, that was you. As usual, you say something outlandish and get upset when you get called on it.
    .
    When I poke fun at your breathless comment, of course you go all politically correct and change the argument to ragging me about my article of clothing. Which I think is the single most authoritative piece of clothing in 49er history.
    .
    Even funnier, you’ll think I’m serious. . . .

  52. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Frankly, the jacket-wearers always struck me as fair weather fans who were the silver-spoon types. The ones wearing the Forty F***ing Niners shirts were the true fans who suffered through the tough times of the mid to late 60s and most of the 70s and were fed up as the Morabitos dismantled the team and staggered their way out of ownership.
    .
    This, of course is my opinion.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    Always looking for a pissing contest?

    Sorry but if you would read before you bite people’s heads off you would see that article said this
    “The classic gold satin 49ers jackets.

    If you were a 49ers fan in the 1970s and early 1980s, in the era before Sports Authority and replica jerseys, these were the ultimate symbol of fan support. There were a few random 49ers licensed products (I had a red cotton T-shirt with gold cotton stripes sewed on the sleeves) that you could buy at places like Sears. Others created their own, with iron-on decals or letters.

    But if you were in a position to drop an extra $50 on top of your $15 ticket to support the team, the gold satin jacket was a Cadillac-style symbol of 49ers fandom. I knew very few if any kids who had them. Even in the Reagan 1980s, it seemed like a ridiculous extravagance to buy such an amazing jacket that your child would outgrow in one season.”

    These are not my words but as usual you ignore what’s real to get your point across Skipper. hyuk!

  54. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Besides, how is wearing a ‘F*** Dallas’ or ‘Forty F***ing Niners’ shirt declaring oneself a badass? I AWLAYS got a laugh or a chuckle when I wore the shirt to games.
    .
    Anyhow, back to reality. Staley will once again be on his island against Clay Matthews. Staley had a pretty uneven game, and got his nose smashed up pretty good, but IIRC the sacks came early, and he got better as the game went on. He did fine run blocking.
    .
    Crabs is looking for redemption after his drop-filled NO playoff game and disappearance in the NFCCG. Crabs has really gotten in synch with Kappy, so I think GB will do all they can to keep him quiet. Which should give VD some opportunities. Adjusting quickly to what Capers dials up is imperative for the Niner offense.
    .
    Defensively for the Niners, GB is getting some traction with used car salesamn DuJuan Harris running the ball. I don’t think he poses too much of a threat, but RJF has shown to be a little weak in holding the edge. Teams have run right at the Justin Smith vacancy with success. Esp Seattle. I will say RJF looked better vs AZ, but most anyone would. If Green bay can generate a decent running attack, it makes the defense’s job all the more difficult.
    .
    Which leads to Frank Gore. The Niner run game needs to get rolling. It has been pretty weak lately. My siren-call of throwing screens to slow down their pass rush has for the most part gone unheeded. Running out of the spread (Berger’s call) has also gone pretty much untapped.
    .
    Folks are saying Harbaugh is lying inthe weeds waiting to unleash a more downfield passing attack. My hope totally lies there as well. If the WRs drag the DBs downfield, then Kappy should get plenty of room to improvise should he get flushed from the pocket. In a short time starting, Kappy became the 2nd leading rusher on the team.

  55. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    “Make us happy or piss us off.”
     
    Let’s face it, there really is no in between.

  56. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck — I used to have that Forty F**king Niner shirt too. I wore it all the time, so much so that I think it’s been gone for about 20+ years at this point. It was a b-day gift in the early 80’s.

  57. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    These choices should drive you nuts
    “The Jaguars have hired G.M. Dave Caldwell, who has fired coach Mike Mularkey. Early candidates include 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman and Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.”

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It would be nice to see CK throw
    a fade to Moss in the endzone
    and letting Moss elevate for it when in the red zone. I have been waiting for them to do this all year.

  59. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Wait, are you guys arguing over…a shirt?
     
    I have trouble believing that they are unveiling anything dramatic for the playoffs. It is wishful thinking. There may be a few odd plays that they’ve pulled out of the playbook bible, but we’re going to see what we’ve seen, more or less. The big question is how they handle the LOS on both sides and execute w/o errors/TOs.
     
    I still have this uncomfortable suspicion that GB is going to put points up despite our stellar (except when it’s not) defense. And so, much rides on not necessarily passing all over the place, but scoring TDs when we DO have the ball. Nothing wrong with long ball control drives, scoring a TD following a short drive by GB. At the end of the game, THEIR defense will be tired and OUR defense fresher when it counts most.
     
    I hope I see very little of Andy Lee, except on PATs…

  60. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit — agree on Moss. Almost every throw to him in the EZ has been behind/below, etc.

  61. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I don;t get the non-fade pass to the end zone either. Moss is fricking 6’4″ for God’s sake. Most corners aren’t. Both GB’s corners (Williams and Shields), while good, are both 5’11”
    .
    If Harbaugh isn’t looking to go downfield, I think it plays into GB’s hands. I think the Niners can hold off the pass rush enough to give Kappy time to attack downfield.
    .
    Yeah, Barley, you can read the newspaper through my FFN shirt. I made the mistake of washing my 1988 Tom Rathman jersey 2 years ago, and it disintegrated in the dryer.

  62. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Moss would be the perfect candidate to do an Ally Oop or a Dwight “the Catch’ Clark in the end Zone. It always seems to be that Kappy under throws him there. It should be good for at least one TD a game.
    .
    Barely – right there is no in between joy/sadness/anger will be the call of the day.
    .
    Last time I bring it up. i wore the shirt at games(I got it when we did have season tickets) and around the house. We did raise four girls and they disliked Dallas just as much as I did. I totally agree that wearing the word F… on a shirt in public is not appropriate. However, i have never considered myself a Badass.

  63. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Hey you guys. Don’t stop with all the t-shirt and jacket talk. I’m printing out all those comments and using them to line Frank’s litter box. I still have half a box to go.

  64. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Apropos of CCW in Texas
     
    http://bit.ly/reLl9

  65. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It is being reported that Akers is kicking Saturday.

  66. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yup. Smith still practicing in a limited fashion.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    This is supposedly the best beer in this region. It’s from the Russian River Brewing Co and called Pliny the Younger and Pliny the Elder.
    They make it once a year and people line up for a week to get their fill. They just had a report on the news about it and I wonder if you’ve heard of it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9-umFtNSVE

  68. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “Smith still practicing in a limited fashion.”
     
    Was his Bill Blass blazer not tailored? Perhaps his Calvin Klein cuffs too long? Giorgio Armani trousers not hemmed? Bruno Magli shoes not tied?

  69. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bulliut- I’ve never heard of it. Sounds good. I might have to make a trip some year a give it a go.

  70. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I thought OJ was wearing his “ugly ass” Bruno Magli shoes?

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This is how the Niners will treat
    the Pack and their Cheezheads on Saturday

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30lGrarz3MQ

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Brownies just hired Panthers OC Rob Chudzinski as their HC.

  73. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    OK, not sure if this question has been asked, but if it has, one more time won’t kill ya…Who’s everyone’s favorite 49er? I’m going to be a weasel and pick one on each side of the ball…Frank and Patrick. ‘Nuff said.

  74. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    CHUD. One of the greatest lousy lousy lousy B horror flicks of the 80s.
    .
    Cannibalistic
    Humanoid
    Underground
    Dwellers
    .
    John Heard was bummed he made this choice.

  75. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Had Pliny at the Rutherford Grill in Rutherford. GOooooood stuff.

  76. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Since I dogged ’em so hard in the preseason I’ll go with Crabs and Goldson.

  77. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    #1 Justin Smith
    #2 P Willy

  78. winderNo Gravatar says:

    J. Smith, F. Gore/P.willis.
    . With special mention for Bowman, Iupati,Goldson and most recently Kappy. Heck, i really like most everyone on the team.

  79. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If Kaep continues to do well this post mseason and into next season he could make a push for #1.

  80. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    You can’t accuse bullit of pseudo-pigraphy since he attributes all of his posts to the author.

  81. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m waiting for a call from the Bears to see if I get an interview to be their head coach. All you yahoos should be ready too, they seem to be calling everybody!

  82. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    New word? pseudo-pigraphy?
    please define.

  83. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- It’s the WOTD:
    http://dictionary.reference.com/

  84. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Before today I would have thought it meant writings buy a fake pig?

  85. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Oops- Writings by(not buy) a fake pig!

  86. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    It’s pseudE-pigraphy, oink oink
    I think I’ll down to the Piggly Wiggly and buy me some more bacon.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6pJdZCMmZs

  87. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sleeper pick for this year’s draft. Joseph Fauria, 6-7/258 TE UCLA. Raw but a Gronk kind of guy size wise and a good receiver.
    Start considering taking him in late third round.

  88. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Pseudo-pseude? Lookas like I miised that one, ei, eio!

  89. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Currently, Willis & Gore.
     
    All time, Montana & Lott (with lots of runner’s up…)

  90. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting fact. Peyton Manning has never played a playoff game outdoors. This weekend will be his first in a less than sterile environment.
    No doubt that playing half your games in a dome boosts your passing stats, not having to deal with wind, cold and wet conditions. Even the sun is usually a non factor except for some new domes that have windows.

  91. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There are fifteen finalists for the Pro Football HOF this year.
    Some Niners on the list but Roger Craig missed the cut.
    From PFT
    “The group includes four first-time eligible nominees: Guard Larry Allen, tackle Jonathan Ogden, defensive tackle Warren Sapp and defensive end Michael Strahan.

    It also includes last year’s 10 finalists who missed the final cut: Running back Jerome Bettis, wide receivers Tim Brown, Cris Carter and Andre Reed, guard Will Shields, defensive end Charles Haley, linebacker Kevin Greene, cornerback Aeneas Williams along with Bill Parcells and Ed DeBartolo, Jr.

    The 15th finalist is former Browns owner Art Modell.”

    Almost forgot Kevin Greene stopped by for a year

  92. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah and the high temp in Denver tomorrow is going to be…19 degrees. I still have trouble seeing DEN lose. I think their D eats up Joey and spits out little chunks of Flacco.

  93. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll be shocked if Eddie D makes the cut. Haleyl should. As should Tim Brown.

  94. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Charles Haley not being in the HOF is a black eye for the entire process.
     
    Still too many voters Haley made “uncomfortable” keeping him out. Five rings should be automatic, nevermind five rings as a key player.

  95. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yup.If Dean gets in then so does Haley.

  96. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The injury report is out and 13 Niners are listed as probable.
    Most of them list a “shoulder problem”.

    Pack’s list out and nobody has a shoulder problem.
    Justin Smith is listed as probable.
    http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2013/01/thirteen-49ers—-including-justin-smith—-listed-as-probable.html

  97. robNo Gravatar says:

    eddie debartolo for the hall

  98. robNo Gravatar says:

    imo if EDDIE D doesn’t get in the hall of fame there shouldn’t be a hall of fame !

  99. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2018 Schedule
9-9, L: Vikings 24, 49ers 16
9-16, W: 49ers 30, Lions 27
9-23, L: Chiefs 38, 49ers 27
9-30, L: Chargers 29, 49ers 27
10-7, L: Cardinals 28, 49ers 18
10-15, L: Packers 33, 49ers 30

10-21: vs. Rams, 5:20 pm, Sun.
10-28: @ Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
11-1: vs. Raiders, 5:20 pm, Thur.
11-12: vs. Giants, 5:15 pm, Mon.
BYE
11-25: @ Tampa, 10:00 am, Sun.
12-2: @ Seattle, 5:20 pm, Sun.
12-9: vs. Broncos, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-16: vs. Seattle, 1:25 pm, Sun.
12-23: vs. Bears, 1:05 pm, Sun.
12-30: @ Rams, 1:25 pm, Sun.
 
2018 Draft Class
1. OT Mike McGlinchey
2. WR Dante Pettis
3. LB Fred Warner
3. DB Tarvarius Moore
4. DE Kentavius Street
5. CB D.J. Reed
6. S Marcell Harris
7. DT Jullian Taylor
7. WR Richie James
 
2018 Prognostications
Bakkentom: 8-8
Bullit: 9-7
Grumpy: 8-8
Mr Fletch: 7-9
NJ49er: 9-7
Skeebers: 10-6
Winder: 8-8

Spitblood: 0-16
Rob!!!: 16-0

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