The 49ers will hold their three day minicamp this week, Tuesday through Thursday. The practices will be open to the public, as mandated by the league. Understandably miffed by this open door dictate, Jim Harbaugh will hold the practices 100 yards away from the nearest ogling spectator and behind a wall of big bodies strategically placed to obscure the view.
Presumably, this obscurance tactic was diagrammed by OC Greg Roman, in yet another instance of his fondness for bunched formations.
Nevertheless, we should get our first reports on the progress of Dashon Goldson’s replacement, Eric Reid, Delanie Walker’s replacement, Vance McDonald, and Michael Crabtree’s replacement, AJ Jenkins. These three players are key Trent Baalke draft picks who have to be successful if the good ship 49er wants to continue sailing boldly forward.
There’s no contact allowed in minicamps, so it’s hard to say what the trench boys will be doing. Glaring menacingly at each other, perhaps?
Might as well take a moment here to say hello to the NSA and welcome them to the blog. Feel free to get yourself a Gravatar and join in the fun, guys and gals. It’s probably against regulations to out yourself as a professional peeper, but no harm in being a friendly host. I hope. Be sure to let me know when hope is outlawed, so I can clear it out of my tool box. How’s the tuna fish sandwich today? Don’t get any crumbs on the keyboard.
Who am I kidding? I’m talking to a computer here. Hey, R2D2, flag me. Go ahead. Here, I’ll help you. WAR. TERROR. HATE. BOMBS. Hang on a second, guys, there’s a knocking at my door …
Whew. Just a Jehovah’s Witness duo. At least I think they were. Hmmmm.
I’m nostalgic for the good old days when you could picket the POTUS outside the hotel where he was staying, as I did when Tricky Dick was running America. It was fun imagining him up there in his room, cussing up a blue streak, sweating like a pig, and asking Haldeman if he could use Executive Privilege to napalm the demonstrators. The old hands-on mis-management style. Now it’s all just humming computer disks.
Thank God Allah Something Bigger Than Us for football. Even the Gestapo Homeland Security guys like football. It’s an approved for America pastime. All hail the oblate spheroid icon. Go 49ers!