We’re in the midst of a sporting drought. The Red Sox flicked aside the Cardinals in last fall’s World Series, the Seahawks blew out the Broncos, the Spurs humbled the Heat, the Kings wiped out the Rangers, and the U.S. Open was a four day yawner. Drama, drama, wherefore art thou dramato?
A few folks are evidently interested in something called the World Cup, which features a lot of knobby-kneed idiots running back and forth on a field kicking and head butting a round ball that accidently caroms into a net about once every ten days. When this happens, the idiots all fall on the ground and hump each other deliriously. Not my cup of tea, though most of the world has to settle for it as their sports fix. No wonder everybody wants to live in America.
The blogosphere has just over a month left to correct the 49er coaching problems, until the start of Training Camp 2014 in late July. Will the coaches finally listen or lapse back into their old habits of winning only 75% of the games they play?
It’s beginning to look like whatever hypnotic mojo Mike Singletary injected into Vernon Davis’ brain stem six years ago has finally worn off. Mr. Team Team Team is now referring to himself as a “brand.” This indicates he’s learning his new mojo from business guys who are probably draining the half-wit’s money at a rapid pace. He just sold ten percent of the rest of his life for a mere $4 million this offseason, which you’d expect from a guy who was either desperately low on cash (i.e., had already squandered millions) or had little hope of making much money when his football career ended.
But, Davis talks like a guy who thinks he’s going to build an “empire” around his “brand.” No wonder Singletary had such a profound effect on Davis. His brain is made of putty. Hard to see him on the team when his contract expires in two years. He’s after the money now.
Trent Baalke and Paraag Marthe are apparently running the show at 49er HQ these days, playing racquetball together and giving Jim Harbaugh the old Alex Smith treatment. Not bad for a guy (Baalke) who blew the 2012 draft, netting only a disgruntled punt returner (LaMichael James) and an OG (Joe Looney) who has never played a significant down or factored into any discussion of which backup O-lineman is most ready for some action.
The success or failure of the 2013 draft class depends in large part on the performance this year of two red shirted players: Tank Carradine and Marcus Lattimore. If those two guys can play this game, Baalke’s seat at the power table is secure. If not, the blogosphere will have to spend the next offseason fixing the problems in the front office.
What would the franchise do without us?