They’re Out There

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!

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When I was an 11 year old kid I was able to go see movies by myself without fear of being abducted. Times have changed.
    So when they talk about the bad guys chatter what exactly do you think they’re looking at or listening to?
    I also do not flatter myself that anyone at the NSA would be interested in me because of my views on Mangini and Harbaugh.
    Have you ever really bothered to read the fine print on user agreement you sign off on?
    If you’re doing something nefarious or illegal the microdot on a postcard or carrier pigeon might be the way to go.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If this comes as a surprise on what might be or could be you haven’t seen this movie
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoNT6u3mQew

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The leaker who in my mind is a traitor, Edward Snowden said this
    “Explaining his justification for the disclosure, Snowden remarked that he “can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building”
    The irony of this is he’s seeking protection from China? No censorship there.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    What the government is doing should not be any secret. What did this guy do, tell us they were gathering our phone records. I did not have problem with what Bush was doing and I don’t have a problem with what O is doing. If you want to catch terrorists before they act what are we supposed to do. I would only have a problem if this info was used for political or personal reasons and then would want that President hanged in a public hanging.

  5. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    C’mon fellas, settle down now.
    This espionage/counterespionage stuff has been going on long before our parents ever got gleams in their eyes.
    Look up all the old ghost towns down the road from Buffalo, NY.
    Shortville, Shorttown, etc., etc.
    Three guesses whose ancestor he was.
    My Mom’s maiden name was Short.
    He was a long time before me so all I know is legend.
    But General Washington did reward his officers with land in the Mohawk Valley after the war.
    You can’t dwell on war and fighting or you’ll go nuts.
    I’ve dodged enough (figurative) bullets in my life.
    When I croak out here in New Mex, it will be falling from a damned horse.

  6. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    And Bullit, this one’s for you so know I’m not BS’ing.
    My Mom’s Dad was a cop in Buffalo.
    Horrible weather, but they got by.
    I was there in the summer once, beautiful.
    Then the Depression came and my Granddad lost his job.
    Packed the whole family into the car and moved to California.
    North Hollywood. I still have a lot of relatives there, but I hate what LA has become.
    I come from a line of warriors and peasants dating back thousands of years.
    I ain’t no royalty.

  7. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, giving politicians power and expecting them not to abuse it is a little like believing in the tooth fairy.
     
    Ain’t gonna happen.
     
    Frankly, I’m a lot less worried about Ahmed and Omar than I am about the folks in DC. Ahmed and Omar can only cause short term damage. The fools in DC can destroy our constitution and our republic.
     
    Power attracts the corruptible. Therefore, no one should ever be given too much of it.

  8. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Go Niners.

  9. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy- They aren’t listening in on domestic to domestic calls. Or so they tell us they aren’t. As long as the can’t do that I don’t worry too much about the situation.

    BTW, IMO we are being led by an Ahmed or Omar. I’m sure I just hurt unca’s feelings. Calling one of his Democrats an Omar will get him ranting soon!

  10. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Because of my Dad’s job at Lockheed and his security clearance, J Edgar’s boys used to do random searches of our garbage cans.
    Later it was Nixon. Who cares?
    It’s an ugly job and it has to be done.
    My Dad died of cancer years ago. So no more fear of a slip of the tongue, but I could tell the enemy some good stories!

  11. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, they tell us a lot of things. Considering the source, I take what they tell us with a shovel full of salt. Also remember there are multiple programs, with different names, to confuse anyone trying to find out what is really going on. Makes it easy to point at program “A” and say, “Oh, no, we aren’t really listening to you; this only allows us to see your metadata,” while programs “B” through “Z” are not mentioned. And they can piously continue to say they are not lying.

    And, RT, J. Edgar is a prime example of abuse of power. The man collected blackmail information on everyone in government. He was never elected, and everyone in DC was afraid of him. Except those who sneeringly called him J. Edna.

  12. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I haven’t seen Obama stage a Reichstag fire yet.
    When that happens, it’s time to bring out your guns.
    Shit I saw President Ford at San Jose Muni in 1977 when he came back after he’d been shot at twice in NorCal.
    My friend and I got permission from our teach to cut out early.
    You could tell who the Secret Service guys were just by looking.
    They were all heads and shoulders above the crowd, mikes in their mouths and earpieces.
    My friend and I just wanted to see Air Force 1 and the Prez.
    One little twitch and I would not be writing today.

  13. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy- I won’t disagree with you. In fact, my biggest problem with the USA is the size of our government. It is really the reason I am an anti-Democrat. Democrats represent the largess of government. I think even the Republicans represent a platform of too large of a government. But we have proven with the 47% last year that elections can be purchased with empty promises and hand outs. Some things we just have to live with if Americans don’t get more integrity.

  14. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    We got to see President Ford get off the car and into his limo quickly. For about 2 seconds.
    There was no way he was going to be stupid enough to let himself get shot at again.
    My friend and I went back to school. End of story.
    Good times.
    When the Reichstag fire happens, call me and I’ll be there to help stop the madness.

  15. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Reno, you know me. I’m pretty weird. Fiscal conservative but Socialist.
    I’ve been arguing to get the debt gone since I was a kid.
    Are you going to bitch if we have to raise taxes for awhile? Perhaps a lot even.
    Nixon’s the one who really started this and I watched him do it.
    WE HAVE TO PAY OFF THE DEBT TO THE CHINESE AND THE SAUDIS.
    Think I’ll watch a rerun of The Phil Silvers Show.

  16. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What’s funny, Bergs, is you think there’s a difference between Dems and Republicans. Obama might as well be Bush III and you see him as something different.
    .
    How big a clusterf*** was ‘no child left behind’? Or the drugs for seniors program? Those grew gov’t exponentially. The gov’t has shrunk under Obama, but don’t left facts get in the way of your talking points.

  17. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The funniest quote of the century!
    “The gov’t has shrunk under Obama, but don’t left facts get in the way of your talking points.”

  18. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t stop laughing!

  19. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I sure hope Nofear reads that last unca classic, he needs a good laugh!

  20. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Don'[t let the truth scare you Bergs.

  21. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/size-of-the-federal-workforce-under-obama-2011-7
    .
    MODEST growth under Obama.
    .
    Government was biggest under Bush I in recent times (1,000 points of light ring any bells?). It actually declined under Clinton, and has remained pretty fl;at since then. Keep sniffing Rush’s asshole, Bergs.

  22. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    In 2009 we had 21.5 million Americans out od work and now it is 23.1.
    In 2009 gas prices were 1.89 and now, well look for yourself on that one.
    In 2009 family income was 54,962, now 50,054
    In 2009 Americans in poverty was 39.3 million, now 46.2 million.
    In 2009 the national debt was 10.6 trillion, now 16 trillion.
     
    If you want it more accurate go back to 2007 when the Democrats took control of the government in a mid term election.
     
    At least the treasury sec is buying back bonds but the President has nothing to do with that decision.
     
    If you haven’t noticed your dollar going far less the last couple of years you haven’t gone to the grocery store.

  23. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Modest FEDERAL growth I should say. Throw in state and local gov’t and the numbers ave decreases 600,000 under Obama. Another quote:
    .
    One of the least appreciated but easily-confirmed facts about the current state of the American economy is that the number of Americans employed by the government has gone down under President Obama. But
    apparently this is news to one the Republican Party’s most prominent tea party conservatives. During a roundtable discussion on ABC this morning over the size and adequacy of the 2009 stimulus, a flabbergasted Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) asked economist Paul Krugman if he was actually arguing that government employment had
    gone down under Obama:

    PAUL: The thing I don’t understand is that you’re arguing that the government sector is struggling.
    Are you arguing that there are fewer government employees under Obama than there were under Bush?

    KRUGMAN: Of course. That’s a fact. That’s a tremendous fact.

    PAUL: No, the size of growth of government is enormous under President Obama.

    KRUGMAN: If government employment had grown as fast under Obama as it did under Bush, we’d have
    a million and a half more people employed right now — directly.

    PAUL: Are there less people employed or more people employed now by government?

    As Krugman quickly pointed out on his blog, the answer is “less.” Now, perhaps Paul was thinking of
    employment by the federal government alone, which did tick up just slightly: 2.77 million at the end 2008 versus 2.8 million currently. But add in state and local government jobs, and the hard number for government
    employment dropped by around 600,000 after Bush left office.

  24. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What does that have to do with the siz of the gov’t, Bergs? Nothing.
    .
    Why were gas prices at $1.89, Bergs? Think back. Because the world economy was on the brink of collapse. Serouisly? Why did that happen? many reasons, but a lot of the debt has to do with the fact that George Bush fought 2 unfunded wars and cut taxes. That increased the debt to $10 trillion.
    .
    Problem was, with no taxes being raised (taxes which are the lowest a they’ve been since the Reagan years), how do you cut the debt? Obama INHERITED 2 wars that he needed to extricate the counrty from.
    .
    Which is why I call him Bush III. He isn’t doing things all that much differently. What choice does he have to cut the deficit? Reagan understood at least tht to fight the cold war, and the sccompanying arms build-up, you have to raise taxes. Which he did. It eventualy backrupted the USSR, but he knew to spend you raise taxes. You can’t fight 2 wars and expect the debt to go away.

  25. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I guess you missed this part:

    “employment by the federal government alone, which did tick up just slightly: 2.77 million at the end 2008 versus 2.8 million currently”. I guess you were too busy cleaning your rose colored glasses.
     
    I don’t even care about that one statistic. How does that override the fact we went from 10.6 to 16 trillion in deficit. Do you have some fun numbers for that? And remember, if you want the truth you have to go to January 2007, that is when the Democrats took over Congress. The last two years Republicans have controlled the House allowing for things to start turning a little, but not enough.

  26. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    unca- Your facts are so far off I’m going to let you argue with yourself. Our economy tanked because of the corruption by Democrats in the mortgage industry. Period, end of story. You believe what you want to believe. Peace be with you.

  27. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I guess the government should hire more people. Right, Bergs?
    .
    Family incomes aren’t controlled by the government. Corporate profits are through the roof, yet rank-and-file workers wages have stagnated for 30 years. Why is that Bergs? Could it be because therpublican congress under Bush II eased the restrictions on the offshoring of jobs to increase corporate profits? Hmmm.
    .
    Both sides are guilty of this, but the unbridled greed under which Bush and his Congress ran the country led to the economic crisis in 2008.

  28. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    How did Obama inherit a $10 trillion defeicit?

  29. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oh that’s right. The country was in great shape when Obama took over. Mired in 2 intractable wars and the world economy was teetering on the brink of disaster.
    .
    But hey! Gas was cheap! Nice myopic view of things, Bergs.

  30. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bush’s $10 trillion was justified, and Bush’s $6 trillion isn’t?

  31. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Obama’s 6 that is . . .

  32. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Tim Tebow signed by the Patriots.

  33. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Man I gotta listen to The Who Again.
    The change, it had to come, we knew it all along. We were liberated from the fold that’s all.
    I’ll tip my hat to the new Constitution, take a bow for the new Revolution.
    I might not have the words quite straight, but isn’t it ridiculous how history repeats itself?
    Smilin’ free with the change all around me…
    See ya later.

  34. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Obama inherited his situation because he was one of the congressional Democrats that killed the mortgage industry. Bush predicted a huge recession at the end of the decade if we did not reign in Fanny and Freddie. He actually predicted this in a State of the Union speech around 2003. The Democrats blocked all attempts at doing just that. They then took over Congress in 2007 and made things worse. The industry collapsed and the entire world went into recession. I am fairly sure you do not know how the mortgage industry works world wide or you would understand the importance of this event and its magnitude. Obama then became President and inherited his own mess. The wars are nothing but a talking point for naïve people who think that could tank the economy. Nothing but a talking point for a war they initially approved until they saw Howard Dean get movement by opposing it.

  35. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    You mean the 10 trillion accumulated by the preceding 233 years and the 6 more accumulated in only 4 more? Yeah, that is what I am saying. Thanks for making that point for me. You are a fine young man!

  36. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Reno, it is the Republicans who ran up the debt.
    George Bush hired more government employees than any US President in history.
    So get off your Republican High Horse.
    I’ll vote in a heartbeat for John McCain. I didn’t vote against him.
    I’m not sure, I’m not confident, and I certainly don’t want Mussolini or Hitler in charge.
    But as a US Citizen and Resident of New Mexico, I vote for the most qualified person running for office.
    The Who Song that’s my favorite that I was trying to quote from memory and failed is,
    “We won’t get fooled again!”
    Think I’ll try to memorize all the words this time.

  37. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Anybody remember Del asking if anybody would take tom Brady out for a gadget play? We may soon find out!

  38. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    RT- You must be a proud 47 per center. Good for you. I accept that people with their hands out have turned the last two elections. I hope it isn’t a continuing trend going forward but it just could be. If you look at the histories of countries that went broke, we are on that very path. God help us. FDR started laying the foundation to take us from being a republic to that of being a democracy. From that point forward we have been going broke.

  39. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I have question. If a man has a foot fetish and cheats on his wife, does that mean he got off on the wrong foot?

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The employment situation is easy to explain. Companies downsized and forced their workers to take on more responsibilities. By threatening more layoffs they are getting 10 employee’s work out of 6. If they can continue to do this why go back because it’s profit and bonuses for management.
    The threat of being canned has slowed down hiring to a crawl and jobs eliminated are not coming back.
    The best thing anybody in power can do is penalize companies that
    take American jobs offshore or overseas and try to profit off that.
    What has happened is big companies just care about profit and making shareholders happy and
    to hell with loyal employees.

  41. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    So Tim Tebow is going to be a Patriot.
    I told you guys he wasn’t through but you just didn’t believe me.

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Tebow can help Gronk find his moral compass and shun a life of debauchery.
    Debauchery should be the word of the day.

  43. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Debauchery is a good word, Bullit.
    Mind if I borrow it?
    I’ve been watching old film of #16.
    Tebow couldn’t hold his jock if he tried.
    But he has the heart of a lion. Gotta give the young man his chance.

  44. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The guy who leaked the info Edward Snowden is a traitor and a coward.
    If he was a true whistle blower he would have stuck around.
    I feel sorry for his family because they are going to take a lot of heat for him.
    Swearing an oath means nothing and a guy on the job as a contractor for only 3 months should not have this kind of access if true.
    He also went to a British newspaper to leak the info.
    It’s like revealing the ending to a movie and then telling the public to decide if he did the right thing. There’s no going back on the leaked info.
    They should try him, when he’s convicted use him as target practice for a drone strike.

  45. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So Bergs, your take is, Bush wars good. Obama wars bad. Bush tarp good. Obama tarp bad. He’s the same f***ing guy.

  46. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Pissed off Bullit? Good so am I.
    My Dad worked for the military all his life and we learned to keep secrets.
    Get that through your head. Took me many years to get it through mine.
    Now I don’t have any secrets unless you want to know how to train a good riding horse.
    I can’t do anything about the situation in the world except bitch.
    No point to it really.

  47. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs, I’m sure you include all those soldiers who gave life and limb as part of that 47%. Right?
    .
    You know, the ones that Congress just voted down a bill to seek ways to provide jobs for returning vets. Can’t have that kind of reckless spending.

  48. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    That’s the saddest part, Chuck.
    I HATE THAT.
    But we have 8 aircraft carriers and they don’t come cheap.
    Not sure where they are now, everybody knows, but I think a couple patrol between the China mainland and Taiwan.
    They move those babies around all the time so that nobody knows where they are.
    Tomorrow maybe I’ll tell you the scuttlebutt from the nuke sub commander. Not classified or anything because you will never find him.
    LOL can’t we change the subject?

  49. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    No carrier driver is putting his boat between China and Taiwan. Once a carrier is located, it’s too easily taken out. Even before the Chinese built their carrier killer ballistic missile. CVs need sea room and stay well away from their targets. The whole point of their aircraft is to strike at a distance. For the same reason, they do not enter the Persian Gulf. A carrier wants to reach out and touch someone from 400-500 miles away, or even more with aerial refueling. They don’t do knife fights in telephone booths. That’s submarine work.

  50. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Joe Montana tweeted the top 5 QBs are Brees, Payton, Rogers, Brady and Eli. He did say in no order.
     
    He said the next group included Kap, Wilson and RGknee and Luck. He then came back with another tweet and apologized for leaving off Flacco.

  51. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Corey Lemonoir(sp) is signed. His name is pronounced lemon-yay.

  52. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    That is reasonable. I think Peyton and Brady are just about ready to slip out of that top 5, however.

  53. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Funny stuff. But, federal employment grew 13% from 2007 to September last year. That was during a recession for most other folks. And that’s with Obama intimdating the numbers people.
     
    Just say “it’s for the children” or “it’s necessary to the GWOT” and it’ll fly with the sheep. This administration doesn’t recognize the 4th Amendment or the 1st or 2nd but it sure knows the 5th.
     
    11 Carriers I think as soon as Gerald Ford floats. Carrier strike groups in the Persian Gulf. We’ve had two there until the recent budget cutting stopped the second. I think the Eisenhower is there now.

  54. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Ten active carriers – but two are in RCOH for major overhauls. Teddy Roosevelt should be finished soon but the Abe Lincoln just went in, IIRC.
     
    The CVs in the 5th Fleet AOR (Middle East, HQ Bahrain) generally conduct ops in the Arabian Sea or Indian Ocean. Eisenhower is in the Persian Gulf now, but that’s for a port call in the UAE.
     
    Currently forward deployed:
     
    Carrier Strike Groups
     
    The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CSG with CVW 7 embarked is on a scheduled port visit to Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, while conducting missions supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR.
     
    The USS Nimitz CSG with CVW 11 embarked is on a scheduled port visit to Phuket, Thailand, while conducting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in U.S. 7th Fleet AOR.

    Amphibious Ready Groups/Marine Expeditionary Units
     
    The USS Kearsarge ARG with the 26th MEU embarked is underway in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR supporting maritime security operations and conducting theater security cooperation efforts.

  55. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I think the Nimitz was recently cruising the Spratleys. Projecting power on the cheap.
     
    I love the “security cooperation” term. Includes FID, COIN and UW ops or just show of force.

  56. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for the info, Grump and NF.
    Really enjoyed it.
    This one’s on a lighter note and it’s for Rob.
    I understand now why you liked Prez Ronnie.
    TCM has a movie on now that I’d never seen before.
    Ronnie’s a sergeant on furlough and after getting brushed off by Eve Arden, his old touch, he meets her roommate.
    When I stop laughing, I’ll write again.

  57. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, and BTW, you can spot a flea from a satellite.
    The Russians have them, the Chinese have them, there are no secrets on the surface anymore.

  58. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    One is stationed in Tokyo. The Chinese know where it is.
    She goes on patrol all the time.
    They know that.
    Speak softly and carry a big stick.

  59. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Well, that didn’t take long. In the past day, this site has been crawled by Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and an unknown source back east.
     
    Haha. Hi spooks. As you can see by trawling though here, we’re just a harmless bunch of old farts trying to spice up a long football offseason. No need to send in the A Team. Carry on.

  60. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Loos like Tebow has been signed to play QB. Might we see some gadget plays?

  61. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Told you Skeebs, with my late Dad’s job, I got used to it at an early age.
    I’ve had security checks run on me all my life, so maybe I’m not as sensitive as I should be.
    Now back to Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island.
    1950’s special effects, but GREAT storyline and some fine acting.

  62. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Reno, I bow humbly to Mr. Montana’s opinion.
    With my back out, the most fun part of the day is watching his highlights on YouTube before they take them down.
    #16 #1.
    Joe was like a 7th string QB at Notre Dame when he started.
    Nate may or may not even make the team as Kappy’s backup.
    But I plan on watching.

  63. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    You know I have his book and have read it many times.
    “The Art and Magic of Quarterbacking”.
    I skipped the technical parts, mostly focusing on the psychological.

    Nate has it in his blood. Whether he has it in his heart is another matter entirely.

    But Kappy better watch his arse.

  64. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nate Montana is not on the roster.
    49ers did not sign him.
    He might have the last name but he does not have NFL skills as a QB.
    I’d give up the notion that Joe Montana or his bloodline are coming back to the 49ers.

  65. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Blast, Bullit, now I’m pissed.
    He has the skills but not the heart.

  66. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Anyway, beyond that, first preseason game’s against the Broncs on Aug. 8th in the evening on national TV.
    Just an extended practice that they sell expensive tickets for.
    But still, it’s hard not to look.

  67. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    A.J. Jenkins: “In college, you’re wide open all the time. In the league, you’ve really got to have strong hands.”
     
    You were right all along, Berg!

  68. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Somebody call Del!

  69. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Talk about bizarre. The leaker and traitor Snowden’s girlfriend is a professional pole dancer.
    Somehow I see a movie script here. The question now is will it be a comedy?

  70. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I did watch much film on Jenkins after we drafted him. I was amazed at how open he always was even though the other team knew he was getting the ball. And that was against teams like Michigan and Ohio St. Well, when I told Del he never let me forget that I told him that so now it has become a shtick!

  71. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I also saw that the Wikileaks guy said he had contact with Sworden.

  72. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I wouldn’t worry about the hits on your site, Skeebs.
    Everybody in the league has found out about your site and Chucksters.
    You think they practice 24 hours a day, you’re crazy.
    They read our shit, they read Chucksters shit, and they go back to practice.

  73. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Old NFL film.
    Joe Montana, The Fire Inside.
    You want a QB clinic before vets training camp, this is it.

  74. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Reno, I finally got around to reading your comments.
    I respect your opinions but I think you are wrong on this one.
    We were running a surplus until LBJ escalated the war.
    Nixon made it far worse.
    I want Prez Harding back.
    He played poker with all his commanders and nobody fired a shot.
    Then he died and Coolidge took over. “A chicken in every pot, and two cars in every garage.”
    Then Hoover. Apologize to my late parents and their families for how you lied to them.
    Shit, it doesn’t matter. The names change. The same scheist happens.

  75. robNo Gravatar says:

    holy crap ! i wanted to hear how my niners were doing … without crabtree no less ! all i got was a berger vs. chuck tiff over the size of the govt. under bush vs. obama ! lol

    well the only thing i know for sure is that crabs’ replacement a.j. jenkins sure did get open in college !

  76. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    We were talking about movies the other day and Harbaugh took the entire team to the movies to see
    “World War Z”. Team bonding.
    http://www.49ers.com/media-gallery/videos/49ers-Take-a-Trip-to-the-Theater-/b7b65d14-1e3b-4725-ab4a-bca0a71cfb52

  77. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Is that a Western?

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Zombie movie.
    Every other movie or show is zombies or vampires as we cycling through that phase.

  79. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Just put some cowboy hats on those zombies and call it a Western!

  80. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bank on that, Bergs. A western zombie flick is on it’s way to a theatre near you. High Goon?

  81. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What’s funny is, for all the hooraw around Snowden, the gov’t has been collecting phone records, without a crime being committed, for YEARS. It’s not like this is anything outsode what has been happening, as technology permits, since the 60s. All the pissing and moaning as cute, but how much has the gov;t done over thepase 233 years that we didn’t know about? From smallpox laden blankets to now?
    .
    I’m not really happy about all this, but if the intent is to stop terrorist attacks, and not give the prevailing party ammo to f*** with the other side, hey go for it.

  82. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    No Fascism, Chuck. Ever.
    That’s why from time to time we have to fight.
    Oh and on a different story, the New Mexico volunteers combined with reinforcements from Denver defeated the Texas Army.
    I was at the battleground last summer.
    Now we’re all friends. My next door neighbors are from Louisiana.
    Baton Rouge is glorious. I know, I’ve been there.
    Ever been there? Beautiful.
    That’s why I love “Mysterious Island”.
    Yanks, Rebs, who cares? We’re all Americans.

  83. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Not enough time, RTF. Spent 4 days in Nawlins and went cruising all around the swamps and backwaters and weird funky places, and had a blast. Met these 2 kids (20-somethings) who were living out in the sticks who had been fired from their jobs working for Exxon, and were bought out to end their employment, so they pooled their scratch and bought an air boat, or whatever they’re called, and gave swamp tours. This thing was a supercharged Olds 455 with a propeller on it on a 12′ foot aluminum boat. Thing went like a bat out of hell. 70-80 without even trying. Crazy shit. They were dragging 6′ alligators out of the swamps to show us folks who were crazy enough to sign up for this shit. Bourbon Street was fun, but that shit was hysterical. These guys were lunatics and they were having way too much fun.

  84. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I might be double posting; I can’t tell.
    My uncle the retired Marine DI and my aunt lived on the panhandle in Florida.
    My cuz went to Clemson, SC, and is a travel agent now in Louisiana.
    God, I love the South.
    And the Carolinas… Wow.
    We’re all Americans.

  85. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  86. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Reno, jeez we’re friends but at least get your facts straight.
    Harding, then Coolidge, then Hoover.
    That much I know because both my parents nearly starved to death as kids under Hoover.
    FDR saved this country with his social programs. Greatest Prez in US history.

    Get off your damned Repub high horse.
    I vote for who I trust will do best for my country.
    I’m not a wimp who votes the party line.

  87. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    IMO FDR was a piece of shit. You can have your opinions, I’ll have mine. You are a socialist. Socialism breaks countries. Obviously you are OK with that. I’m not. FDR started the socialist movement in this country. His executive orders absolutely undermined the Constitution.

  88. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Constitution is a living document largely constructed by an expatriate Englishman, John Locke.
    I didn’t have to look that up, either.
    I Love the US Constition and have never in 53 years disobeyed it.
    Don’t go there Reno, just don’t.
    Let’s stick to football and arguing about politics.
    You know Germany is a Social Democratic Republic. I think they’re doing pretty well these days.

  89. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Reno, I’m not talking about turning the United States into the USSR.
    Just a little bit of Socialism, a little at a time.
    Unbridled Capitalism gets innocent people killed.
    So does Unbridled Socialism.
    That’s why we have a mix.

  90. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Reno, here in this little tourist town in NM, we get everybody.
    Tourists, junkies, spies, pretty young women.
    I’m none of the above, just a retired intellectual wantedtobe.
    50 different tribes of Natives.
    We all root for the Niners.

  91. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We will agree to disagree.

2017 Schedule
Sept. 10: vs. Carolina, 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 17: at Seattle, 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams, 5:25 p.m.
Oct. 1: at Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis, 10 a.m.
Oct. 15: at Washington, 10 a.m.
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia, 10 a.m.
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants, 1:25 p.m.
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
 
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  Grumpy: 3-13
  Spitblood: 3-13
  Winder: 3-13
Bakkentom: 0-16
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 8-8, 7-9, 9-7, 10-6
Mr Fletch: 4-12
NJ49er: 5-11
Phil Fan: 4-12
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 7-9
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