Sgt. Pepper vs the Blue Meanies

The Richter Scale crowds in Seattle are making a mockery of competitive fairness in the NFL. It’s one thing for the home crowd to make it difficult for an opposing offense to operate, but quite another to make it flat out impossible. The lopsided nature of this advantage has turned the NFC playoffs into pretty much a foregone conclusion. Which is bad for business.

The 49ers have a chance to bring Seattle back to earth this Sunday, but it would surprise me if they do. The team’s running game has been stuffed three weeks in a row and the passing game, while certainly better than it was, is nowhere close to being a juggernaut.

The season long inability of this team to beat teams with winning records also factors against a 49er victory Sunday. Win or lose, they will still probably make it into the playoffs, but they have yet to demonstrate they belong in the elite 12.

Something has to give Sunday. The Seahawks haven’t beaten the Niners at Candlestick since 2008, Mike Singletary’s first game as HC, and the famous pants dropping half time speech. On the other hand, Colin Kaepernick has never beaten the Seahawks, losing badly in two efforts, both of them occurring in Seattle. This game is a chance for him to play them on a level playing field. Coming away with a victory might not save this season for the team, but it would bode well for the future.

The two NFC wild card teams will both be better than the division winning entries from the NFC North and East. This is not the case in the AFC, where one of the entries will be from among the two 6-6 teams or one of the 5-7 hanger ons. Both conferences are top-heavy, with about four or five good teams each and a cast of nobodies underneath.

Rookie WR Quinton Patton is practicing again, back from a broken foot earlier in the year. It does not appear he will be activated for any of the remaining four games of the season, though. Barring an injury to the big three (Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin, Mario Manningham) or special teams ace Kassim Osgood, our erstwhile 4th WR on a team that rarely ever uses 3 WR sets, let alone 4. If Patton stays inactive, it will mark the second straight year the 49ers have drafted a WR who made zero catches in his maiden year. Technically, Patton has made ONE catch this year, but why stand on a technicality?

Scot McCloughan may or may not be in attendance for Sunday’s games, but he helped build both of the rosters on the field. At that 2008 game, he was in the first year of his disastrous GM role for the 49ers, elevated from back stage talent evaluator — his specialty — to front line GM — his downfall. A living example of the Peter Principle.

Core members of the 49ers recruited by him are still on the team: Frank Gore, Joe Staley, Adam Snyder, Alex Boone, Tarell Brown, Vernon Davis, Ray McDonald, Patrick Willis, and Crabtree. McCloughan also reeled in FA stalwart Justin Smith. Not sure which members of the Seahawks he has had a hand in drafting over the past three years, but Seattle’s drafts have been excellent during his time up there, which is probably not a coincidence.




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153 comments on “Sgt. Pepper vs the Blue Meanies
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    MCcloughan was actually an excellent evaluator of talent.
    His misfortune was having to draft Alex Smith as the first pick and some people blaming him for not taking Rodgers in hindsight
    where clearly 20+ teams also passed until the Packers took a chance.
    It seems like his critics have always hung Alex, Coffee and Balmer around his neck which is unfair and forget the picks he hit on far outnumber his misses.
    Two names left off your list Skeebs FA Ahmad Brooks and he also drafted Tarell Brown.
    His private life problems ultimately led to his departure.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Is somebody about to get the ax? We will need to activate an O-lineman this week from the practice squad, right?

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- I like your 6’5″ Fla St prospect!

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    If Celek is back it would seem that they would cut #46 Derek Carrier to activate an Olineman.
    LS McDermott is listed as TE but just like Jennings before him he’ll never line up and go out for a pass as a TE.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We’ve also gat a 270lb slot receiver who can double as a TE! LOL

  6. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “We all live in a yellow submarine…” that I hope sinks. I’m probably in the < 1% minority, that think the Beatles S-U-C-K, SUCK. Never got 'em, never will.

  7. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Sucks? No. A tad overrated? Sure. But MacLen did come up with some amazing songs.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Staley made it back to the practice field before Iupati.
    Staley was limited in the practice so it’s still wait and see for Sunday.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A remarkable stat concerning Russell Wilson.
    He only has one pass in 55 attempts on average blocked at the line of scrimmage. Wilson is very good at finding throwing lanes
    and avoiding deflections .
    That’s impressive considering Wilson is under 6 feet tall.

  10. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Just for Del, a Beatles song!

    http://youtu.be/1MMDugt8ZRk

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I probably should have picked something off of Sgt Pepper. I for one love the Beatles and don’t think they over rated at all. Here is something from Sgt Pepper.

    http://youtu.be/P-Q9D4dcYng

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The quintessential Beatles song IMO
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6oPHBeoB-w

  13. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    One more, last one. This is probably my favorite Beatles song:

    http://youtu.be/hc5YuMsDTRE

  14. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- Excellent choice!

  15. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m over on youtube listening to Beatles songs. I can’t stop, too many great songs. Tomorrow Never Knows, Norwegian Wood, Love You Too, etc….

  16. winderNo Gravatar says:

    love the Beatles, they did so much stuff that was exceptional. My personal favorite is the Magical mystery tour album. In fact I think I was on that tour for about 2 months.

  17. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t help it, one more!

    http://youtu.be/MF90rX43VpE

  18. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Winder- Play a couple for us!

  19. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m thinking it could be possible that Derek Carr might be the 1st QB picked in the draft. If that pick goes to Houston do they dare? Just a funny passing thought!

  20. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Berger – I’m not sure how to put a video on here. But, fool on the hill and strawberry fields forever are two good ones. It’s the words that make it all happen. Just like Dylan, the Beatles knew how to write songs.
    .
    This sunday the rubber hits the road. No excuses, no surprises, I can’t wait.

  21. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Anyway, thought about Dylan and this one is a favorite too. Not sure if this will even work
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQbr4ISrjII

  22. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Well that kinda worked so here we go.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8vhijWckdA

  23. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, the link needs to be on its own line for the video to show here. I took the liberty of editing your two posts to accomplish that. Hope you don’t mind.

  24. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I knew Berger was going to stick it to me with this Beatles bullshit, but not to this degree. Jesus H. I tell ya what, enough of the Beatles. You know what I’ve been waiting for all day?

    NBC’s live telecast of “The Sound of Music.” It’s coming on right now. Rodgers and Hammerstein, baby! That’s what I’m talking about. These are a few of my favorite things….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33o32C0ogVM

    Go Julie!

  25. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    That was fun! I started off listening to about 8 or 10 Beatles songs and listened to Frank Zappa doing a Beatles song. Next thing I’m listening to Zappa songs. I want to thank Del for getting me started. This song is a wonderful blues jam by Zappa. Enjoy!

    http://youtu.be/avs6BVIdIuw

  26. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denny

    Winter is coming. Tell Peyton. Winter is here.
    This kid is amazing! Enjoy!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yydcG9woWA

  27. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Somewhere out there on the internets is Frank Zappa playing Interstellar Overdrive with Pink Floyd. There’s also an interview with Frank Zappa absolutely ripping John Lennon for messing with the tapes of a 1971 concert that they played together in. Listen to ‘we’re only in it for the money’

    It’s pretty much a total indictment of the Beatles and the hippie culture in general. I ain’t that down on the Beatles, I just think they sold out years before when they went from being these bad-ass Rockers (in the English sense) to “I wanna hold your hand”. Really?

    It got them to where they wanted to go, which WAS to be hugely popular and successful, but it also allowed them to be able to get to the point of being outstanding songwriters and musicians. Just wish my mom woulda taken me when she took my older brother and sister to see them in ’65 at the Cow Palace.

  28. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- I don’t know about amazing but it sure sounded good. That was great.

  29. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I just listened to the entire Sheik Yerbouti last week. Great stuff. Insane guitar work on Rat Tomago.

    Side 3 is just too funny . . . .

  30. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Winder- I was not familiar with that Dylan song. That was good!

  31. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8I-3CnmUOQ

    Adrian Belew is playing guitar on this as well. The guitar solo is one of Frank’s best ever recorded.

  32. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Unca- Rat Tamago is basically a brawling blues jam! I recommend turning that song up loud! It make your neighbors look for a new house!

  33. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a good Adrian Belew song with King Crimson. It is a beautiful flowing song:

    http://youtu.be/Us9tl-KOFcc

  34. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, don’t mind one bit. I’m still not sure how to do that but I will work on it.

  35. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, that was some good shit, Maynard. Playing the GoT theme via the violin was top notch. Top notch.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNlLunDLIW8

  36. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Winter is coming? Shit. Winter has arrived here in Pinole. It’s like 36 Paul Hofer degrees outside. We don’t do 36 on the thermometer here in Pinole.

  37. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Merton Hanks, #36, gets no respect in Pinole!

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    When I think #36 Niners I think Hofer also.
    Hanks was a good ballhawking safety known more for his chicken dance.
    Staley was just live on his weekly radio show and said he’s going to play. I just hope he doesn’t aggravate the injury but the Niner medical staff know best.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Denny

    Yep Winter is definitely here. Pretty soon we’ll be seeing some Whitewalkers.
    Anyway here’s the GOT Theme with Lyrics.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAsCt4GF6WU

  40. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- If Frank Zappa were still alive I would swear he did the music for your 7:42 post.

  41. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, something weird just happened. I had two windows open on the computer at the same time. Bullit’s video was playing when a Frank Zappa video that I didn’t know I turned on started playing on the other window. They synced up so well I didn’t even know there were two videos going. They even ended at the same time. That is why I thought Zappa did the music. I’m listening to it again without the Zappa overlay and now it sounds more Celtic. That was weird. It is a much smoother song without Zappa’s help. LOL

  42. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Rumor has it that Gary Kubiak is getting fired today. I say they hire Greg Roman and we take Kubiak as our OC! Andre Johnson’s assault on receiving records would take a huge hit but that’s not my problem.

  43. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I’d think Zappa would help that some . . .

    Here’s some crazy stuff. This isn’t baby snakes, but its an excellent jam. Terry Bozzio is off the charts.

  44. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    We could do a lot worse than Kubiak. DIdn’t he coach for the Niners back in the day?

  45. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Unca- That looks like Patrick O’Hearn on bass! I have a lot of his solo stuff. You’re right about Bozio. Your video shows why many think he is the world’s best drummer.

  46. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    IIRC, I think he was a QB coach for us.

  47. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Kubiak was here in ’94 with Shanahan, IIRC.

  48. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Sounds right . . . man, that was some offense back then. Shanny was the OC, Young was killing it.

  49. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kubiak was fired and Wade Phillips is the interim coach.
    You have to remember that Kubiak had a mini stroke about a month ago.
    He should relax and sit out for a while and regain his health.
    The other rumor is that Shanahan might lose his job and he was Kubiak’s mentor.
    Two years ago the Texans were a run first team and 30th in the league in passing attempts. And last season the Redskins were 30th in pass attempts and led the league in rushing.

  50. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Sure hope Gary reads your post, Bullit. He might not know what to do.

    3 years ago, Texas was 4th in the league in passing.

    Under Kubiak and Shanahan, Steve Young was 4th in the league in passing in 1994. I think that guy, what was his name? Elwood or something? Yeah, that guy had some fleeting success as a passer under Shanahan.

    You adapt to your personnel.

    Besides, we’re just thinking out loud here. Good to see you in burn-up-the-straw-man mode 2 minutes into the game.

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Flame away troll.

  52. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Just to give an example as to my lack of Beatles knowledge and appreciation. The first time I saw Ferris Bueller sing “Twist and Shout” on that parade float I had no idea that was a Beatles song. Not a stinking clue.

  53. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Christmas tree lighting ceremony in my hometown this evening. Guess who was elected Pinole Citizen of the Year and gets to put the star atop the tree? I don’t know either. It sure in the hell ain’t me.

  54. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It was the Isley Brothers, BTW. Not the Beatles.

    Is it still 40′ tall, Dennis?

  55. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    But the Beatles did do a cover of it.

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kubiak was with the Niners a generation ago and that’s ancient history (19 years?).
    What coach wouldn’t have success with an offense with Steve Young, Jerry Rice, John Taylor, Brent Jones, Ricky Watters, William Floyd and Ed McCaferry?

    Also Houston under Kubiak in 2010 might have been 4th in passing offense but they finished 6-10 and tied for last in their division, the same record that got Singletary fired that same year from the Niners.

  57. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Kubiak might not be the answer to our problems but I am more into ABR, or Anybody But Roman. The coach I’ve got my eye on, and not sold yet because I don’t know yet, is the USC OC. He has a Spread background but took a WCO at USC and made it excel. I’ll be watching the performance. His last name is Helton, I wonder if he is any relation to Todd Helton of the Rockies who was the QB at Tennessee before Peyton Manning.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Incredibly cheating Brandon Browner is using the Richard Sherman defense to get out of his suspension.
    From ESPN
    “Browner claims that the “urine collector used a damaged cup and then poured his urine from that cup into another one,” according to Garafolo, and that Browner’s request to compel testimony from the urine collector at the appeal hearing was denied.

    The league’s Medical Review Officer testified at the hearing that he had spoken with the urine collector, who disputed Browner’s contentions.

    It’s possible that the league regarded Browner’s allegation as dubious, given that Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman successfully used precisely same argument last year to beat a four-game suspension for violation of the performance-enhancing substances policy. For Browner, who knew he was in Stage Three at the time he provided the sample that tested positive, the high stakes created to a natural temptation to embellish.”

    God damn ph*cking cheaters.

  59. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- I’ve known all along that Browner was in stage three. I read about it a couple of days ago! LOL

  60. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- You seem to be a pseudo cusser! We might need some bleeps around here. I’m referencing ph*cking!

  61. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The movie I would like to see is Julie Andrews meets Harry Reems! That would be similar to Bambi meets Godzilla!

  62. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Didn’t Singletary’s QB coach, Mike Johnson, end up at USC as their OC? That was when Alex Smith actually started putting up good numbers. When Jimmy hat got the boot.

  63. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Mike Johnson went to UCLA as OC and was interim coach at the end of the season.

  64. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Vance McDonald leaves Rice which then promptly wins its first conference championship since 1957. The 270 lb. slot receiver was holding the Owls back.

  65. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Kubiak didn’t have a defense in 2010, skippy.

    They gave up over 6000 yards and 425 points, but yeah, blame it on the passing game.

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This guy Darqueze Dennard is an impressive CB.
    Niners should take a long look at him and move to get him around pick #20. Marqise Lee would also be worth trading up for.
    Both these guys might make you queasy.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euhgckO5MA8

  67. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And Bullit, everyone is cheating. To think these players are clean is naïve at best. Getting caught is the crime here.

  68. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit we’ve both been picking through the Draft.

    WR/CB Class looks very good this year.
    No doubt we’ll figure to make a pitch for 1 of each at minimum.

    I caught EJ Gaines (MO) and Chris Davis Jr(Auburn)today.
    Both guys are worthy of consideration.

    Gotta like Davis simply for his PR/KR talents, especially after that mammoth return last week vs ‘Bama.

  69. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d love to see ND DT Louis Nix take the ‘Tank’ route.
    Injury late in the Season keeps him off the radar a little?
    Slips from Top 10 to bottom of Rd1?

    Can’t have enough Beef on the DLine IMO.

  70. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d have no problem with Maqise Lee either.
    He’s gonna be high 1st Rd Pick however.
    With the depth of WRs I’d be surprised if we made a move into the Top 10.

    Plenty of nice options though, especially when we have the extra Picks at our disposal.

    I got a chance to see some of Kelvin Benjamin (FSU) tonight too.
    Hard to ignore his size and ability to get up for balls.

    Problem is, Duke didn’t offer much resistance.
    Either way, Benjamin won’t fly under the radar for long come Draft Day.

  71. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We’d assume this to be the end of Carlos Rogers’ career in SF.
    A good slot cover guy would certainly be on the radar for us.
    Gonna need some speed too.

    Jason Verrett from TCU could also be in the mix.
    Gotta think about dealing with Tavon Austin in our Division for a few years too.

  72. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I also like WR Odell Beckham from LSU as he too can handle PR/KR duties.
    Would like to see us Draft either a CB or WR with abilities to contribute in that area.

  73. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Berger what do you know about this kid at Fresno?
    He looks interesting.
    Obviously catches passes from Carr too.
    Works pretty well outside the numbers, not unlike Mr Crabtree, Boldin and Manningham.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-sZDZntlRs

  74. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a little on Odell Beckham Jr too……

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMnOzGS6KR4

  75. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    His team mate Jarvis Landry isn’t bad either.
    Both of these guys work the entire field.
    Landry always looks for YAC too.

  76. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a good ‘Blackboard Special’

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR_fvM9iG1k

  77. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Big day ahead. Are we Mighty Men or … you know, squeakers.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yes this is a big game that’s been circled on the calender since
    the schedule was revealed.
    Finishing as the wild card #6 means you meet the Seahags in Seattle in the second round provided you win the Wild Card Playoff.
    Finishing as the wild card #5 means you possibly you meet the Seahags in the NFC Championship provided you win your playoff games and they advance.
    Not the end of the world if Niners lose today but a win erases a lot of doubts and solidifies your place in the picture.
    Niners win 27-20.

  79. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On Kubiak apparently Chuck thinks as head coach of Houston he was not responsible for their defense.
    Chuck still keeps exhibiting his lack of football knowledge.
    Houston in 2010 gave up 425 ponts as Chuck pointed out. What he didn’t say was playing catchup all the time skews your passing numbers. If you are getting blown out you pass the ball often against soft prevent defenses. You pile up eye popping passing offense numbers that mean nothing.
    You need to just look at the 2012 Saints. They were first in passing because they were last in defense and they allowed 452 points so they went pass happy and it made them mediocre.

    Chuck just likes to argue and show off that he’s a troll.

  80. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- I’m not familiar with the Fresno St kid. Carr might end up being the 1st over all pick. He’s a 1st rounder for sure. I never remember a period in college football with so many dynamic QBs and receivers. When these players get to the pros what percentage of coaches in the NFL will be ready to use the incredible infusion of talent for which they are about to get to call plays.

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    “And Bullit, everyone is cheating. To think these players are clean is naïve at best. Getting caught is the crime here.”

    Didn’t know you were such a rabid Seahawk supporter.

    If I thought everyone was cheating I’d stop watching because
    then you might as well be watching WWE wrestling.
    I do some players reach this elite level through hard work and no shortcuts (i.e. Jerry Rice and Roger Craig doing their workouts in the hills).
    You continue to amaze with your lamebrain proclamations.

  82. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “Are we Mighty Men or … you know, squeakers.”

    You bring the white wine. We mice already have the cheese.

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    They just conditions in Philly.
    It’s a blizzard with hard blowing snow.
    Can’t see the yard markers on the field.
    Super Bowl in NJ in the winter?
    Anyway Fantasy Football numbers should be interesting today.

  84. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Rice and Craig? Gee, talk about the past, Bullit. Think the game, and the science around PEDs, have changed since the 1990’s? Seriously. If you think the game is clean, there’s little hope for you. It’s all a wink and a nod, skippy.

  85. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Damn near every morning game is being played in the snow. That’s what December football is all about. Good shit, Maynard.

  86. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    As usual, bullit, you change the argument when I stump you on your original post. You put forth the proclamation that Kubiak was a run first coach due to his tenure with Shanahan, and that his time with the Niners was ancient history. I point out that Kubiak has done well throwing the ball at times. You then change the argument to say his teams sucked when they threw. Not the original argument. Then it’s ‘I disregard the defense.’ Again, not the original deal either.

    Now, it’s I’m a Seahawks fan because I point out that PEDs are rampant in the NFL. Anyone not wearing rose colored glasses would make the assumption that PED use is fairly high in the NFL. So, who do you cite, Bullit? Jerry Rice and Roger Craig. Talk about ancient history. Think thinks have in the PED landscape have changed since 1988? It’s laughable the leaps in judgement that you take. Flicking golfers and tennis players are testing positive for PEDs. But, no, football is clean.

  87. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    Saying that everybody cheats is painting with a very broad brush.
    10% is not everybody but you make it sound that the entire NFL is on drugs.

    I made a statement on Kubiak’s health situation that you attacked.

    The bottom line is you Chuck always make snarky comments such as Aaron Hernandez is innocent and after his arrest you start quoting the Rolling Stone writer saying he’ll be playing in the NFL in a couple of years. You might be even dumber than you sound.

  88. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck please name a golfer that has tested positive for PED use that anybody has ever heard of? Try not to make some crap up to support your contention as you usually try to do.

  89. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/golf/news/story?id=2940886

    Tiger Woods was on the Biogenesis list. There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence out there.

    http://www.theguardian.com/sport/lawrence-donegan-golf-blog/2010/jan/19/golf-drugs-in-sport-dougbarron-lawrencedonegan-pgatour

    If you haven’t heard of Doug Barron, that isn’t my fault, skippy.

    Baseball players were doping in the 70s, according to Tom House, pitching guru of the Braves.

    I may be dumber than I sound, and thanks for that, because I DO sound very intelligent, but you are just plain dumb to think only 10% is dirty in the NFL.

  90. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Snarky comments on a blog? What’s the world coming to, skippy?

    DO you understand how this works?

  91. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Check out this pic of Washington stadium vs. Chiefs. Whew!

    http://pic.twitter.com/xXv0yfDrJ6

  92. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Holy shit that’s hilarious Skeebs.

    So now we know: What if they had a football game and no one came?

    It’d be in D.C.

  93. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Today’s the day we define our season. The only way to beat this Seattle team is to out muscle em. Do we have it in us, I believe we do.

  94. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    What fan wants to sit around and endure another half of watching Alex Smith play QB. Don’t blame ’em one bit.

  95. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    Please tell me when Tiger Woods was suspended.
    You even mock yourself bringing up some yahoo named Doug Barron.
    Must be some kind of joke because he Doug Barron countersued the PGA and said that the testosterone didn’t help his golf because he still sucked.
    Doug Barron doesn’t even have a PGA tour card.
    So AGAIN please name ONE GOLFER that is known that has tested positive for PEDs.

  96. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    If we don’t win today, the first person who says or even thinks to him or herself that we’ll beat ’em up in Seattle during the playoffs gets punched in the goddamn throat.

    We lose today and we’re better off not even making the playoffs. That’s your Coors Light Cold Hard Fact for the Day.

  97. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Del, speaking of lousy QBs, check out that loser in New England, getting spanked by the lowly Cleveland Browns. :))

  98. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy

    Matuszak and guys like Marinovich are evidence that there was widespread steroid abuse. But back then it was legal and there were no drug tests.
    Back then a concussion was getting your bell rung. If you could walk they would send you back in.
    Remember Steve Wallace and the special bubble helmet he wore with the extra foam on the outside to protect him from getting
    another concussion?

  99. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Was he a PGA tour golfer? Was he banned for PED use? Yes. Next!

    I remember the story because it was immediately overshadowed by a certain female ‘golfer’ Elin Nordegren.

  100. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m just amazed to read about steroids in 1963… had no idea it went back quite that far. 50 years ago.

  101. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The Pats just lost Gronk to a major injury, and they’re currently losing to the Browns. Yes. The Browns! At home no less.

    Constituents are falling by the wayside.

  102. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Because every NFL game is so important it shouldn’t feel this way, but I have some extra electricity running through my veins today. Or is that extra vodka? Doesn’t matter. I’m juiced. I’m sure our players are as well.

    Let’s do this.

  103. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Grump, that Tom House guy said baseball players in the early 70s were taking horse steroids, not knowing AT ALL the consequences. Shit going on in the locker rooms has been the open secret for years.

  104. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, the Chargers story said it was about that way in SD in 1963.

    The Waters story at least suggested it was just as bad in SF at the same time.

    It’s nothing new, that’s for sure.

  105. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Man, the Eagles are a COMPLETELY different team ow with Foles.

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Yep Doug Barron is conclusive proof that PED abuse is rampant on the PGA Tour or at least Chuck believes it to be so.

  107. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, mental midget, you said gimme one guy. I gave you one guy. Now as usual you change the parameters.

  108. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Grump. If baseballers were doing it in the 70s, footballers were likely doing it much earlier.

    Bowman!!!!!

  109. winderNo Gravatar says:

    What a terrible call on 3rd &1. Waste of a drive.

  110. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    So far we’ve kicked FGs, and they’ve scored TDs.
    I think I know how this movie ends…

  111. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    With you whining, Dennis?

  112. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, I don’t whine while watching movies. I’ve been known to cry a bit. And if we lose to Seattle today, it’s “Terms of Endearment” time.

    I never can make it through that scene with Debra Winger and her kids in the hospital. Gets me every time.

  113. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Huge, huge win for Kaepernick.

  114. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Huge win for the whole organization, especially for our defense. That’s the way Seattle gets beat.

  115. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    YEEHAW!!! Nice win!

  116. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Did anybody see the Gore 51 yard run the way I did. I think he went down on purpose to stay in bounds to run clock.

  117. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Frank Gore, Phil Dawson, Glen Dorsey and Kasim Osgood.
    Solid!

  118. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wasn’t feeling that great after Tate’s punt return.
    Defense made their stand, did a little bending but held the Seahags out of the end zone when they needed to setting the stage for the exciting finale.

  119. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Berg, yes that was a heady play by Gore staying in bounds. If he goes OB there, we can’t burn off the clock.

  120. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Bizarre moment of the game is when Lynch asked his teammate for his helmet, put it on and entered the game. They showed his teammate just standing there on the sideline without a helmet watching the game.
    You would think that guy would be trying to get a helmet in case he had to enter the game.

  121. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Glen Dorsey is really playing well. What a boost!

  122. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Frank has 9770 yards rushing. If he gets 230 yards in the last 3 games we’ll have our 1st 10,000 yard rusher!

  123. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Richard Sherman: “We expected to blow them out but they got the benefit of a few calls tonight throughout the game.”

    Hahaha. What a whiner.

  124. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I want more calls when we play them next!

  125. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It was reported that KJ Wright was hurt in the game and lost his mind on the Seahag sideline when told the extent of the injury he threw his helmet and hit one of the Seahag staff in the face with it. Roid Rage? No fun being on their medical staff with a helmet to the face.

    Petey reports that Wright has a broken bone in his foot and is out for 6 weeks.

  126. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I thought the very same thing.
    ‘Roid rage was an automatic with the Seabirds.

    Berger, without a doubt, Frank smartly got down to force Pete to waste timeouts or watch seconds evaporate.

    Another thing that made that play work is, they ran to Snyders’ side.
    He doesn’t pull anywhere near as well as Iupati does.
    They caught Earl Thomas out of center field too.
    Good call by Roman.

    IMO, Roman made this game very manageable for Kaep.
    We got the film I hoped we would.

    Vance will be a bigger piece of the puzzle if we get our rematch chance in the Playoffs.

  127. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I thought the league was clean, Bullit.

    And BTW, Lynch Got the helmet from a DB. You see, the offense and defense aren’t on the field at the same so he didn’t need to get a helmet. He could simply get it from lynch when the offense came off the field. You’re welcome.

    And yeah, Bergs, I saw it the same way. Gore went down to keep the clock running. It pretty much won the game as it forced Seattle to use their last time out, iirc.

  128. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep still rushes his reads, he looked a little too frantic at times.
    Not sure what our issues are on the OLine either.
    Too much penetration in the middle IMO.

  129. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Always room for improvement in this game.
    Happy to get the WIN.
    We remain relevant.
    That’s all you can ask for at this point.

  130. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The officiating around the league is baffling at best. Graham is bear hugged in the end zone and no penalty. Hand checking gets a flag 5 minutes earlier. The Niner game saw maybe 5 penalties that were stupid beyond reason.

  131. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m also glad they went after Sherman a few times too.
    Good film going forward for Crabtree and Boldin.

    The reason most Teams lose in Seattle is due to the inability to break press coverage and audible.

    Find an answer to those problems, you make it more balanced.

  132. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, what about that PI call for the Future President?
    I’m fed up with these idiot Officials turning good games into jokes.

    Cleveland has them on the ropes ALL DAY.
    To spot the Pats on the 1 after a ridiculous PI call in the End Zone was criminal.

    I also don’t like that illegal batting of our blocked punt call either.
    If there’s no penalty on the Team that commits that act, what’s the point?

  133. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Should have that rule amended immediately, if not sooner.
    Totally bass ackwards.

    If you illegally bat a ball, add yardage the other way.
    End of controversy.
    Spot foul, yardage awarded to opposing Team.

  134. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, it gets to the point where you really do think the refs are given guidelines about who should get calls in their favor. But today’s game saw shitty calls on both sides. The NE game was absolutely ridiculous, BTW. That’s about as good a play as can be made by the DB and they call PI. A make up. All for the Gronk non call? Who the f**k knows at this point?

  135. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And yeah, I hate it when I know more than The refs on the field. You can’t advance the ball that way. For all the shit Harbaugh gets for complaining to the refs, he’s right a lot of the time.

    I could read his lips, and he was asking why can they get away with batting the ball forward?

  136. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    iPads suck for typing.

  137. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s just a total crock from game to game Chuck.
    I’m all for this League providing full time Officials too.

    With all the money paid to these exceptional athletes, how do you defend these idiotic calls week after week?

    Gronk got exactly what the League is calling for.
    Low hits are the flavor of the game now.

    Sure, it sucks when Star players go down but, I saw a very clean hit on Eric Decker today, by the Titans’ Safety, that bought Denver extra yardage at his expense.
    Shoulder to shoulder, text book shot.
    Drew the laundry anyway.

    I just can’t explain, or tolerate, this garbage anymore.
    Either allow penalty calls to be reviewed or, get these Officials upgraded somehow.

  138. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    There were more PI-worthy non-calls in our game today too, compared to that Homer call in New England, which took a potential victory away from Cleveland.

    Just another entry on my imaginary list of Smoking Jacket Committee Calls.

    Let’s just hope Jed plays nicey-nice, like Jerruh and Robert Kraft do, to get all the special treatment we can acquire.

    Money talks.
    And…Owners have the Cash Cow by the warm and fuzzies.

  139. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Tim Donaghy got busted shaving points in the NBA years ago.
    We know people are human.

    These athletes make millions, the Officials?
    Not so much.

    Just sayin’…..Nothing would surprise me.

  140. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, it has gotten to the point of absurdity, NJ. It used to be a couple game changing calls a year. Now it’s 1-2 a week.

    Got a lot of friends in Sacto who still think they were robbed in 2003.

  141. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Just got back from seeing Joe Bonamassa. He does not disappoint. What a day, a great Niner win and a Bonamassa concert!

  142. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Joe Knows Da Blues Berger.
    What did he cover?

  143. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Tyrann Mathieu went down with a knee injury in AZ today.
    We’re going to need a DB like him to stick with Tavon down the road.
    Speed on Speed.

    Tough break for AZ and Tyrann.

  144. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    No covers, all his own music. Last song was Mountain Time. He did Slow Train, Driving Towards Daylight, John Henry, Sloe Gin, Dust Bowl and many others in electric. He did the first half of the show in acoustic. The show was supposed to be last night but a big storm in the Sierras made them postpone.

  145. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Wright and Brock looked good today.

  146. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    There are better all around DEs for the 3-4 in the NFL, like Justin Smith and JJ Watt but there is no better run stuffing DE than Red Bryant, with the possible exception of Ngata.

  147. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Yeh that’s what I meant.
    The songs he did.

  148. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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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: L 13-24
Dec. 3: at Chicago: W 15-14
Dec. 10: at Houston: W 26-16
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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