Go Forth and Be Righteous

Football violence has taken a back seat to Domestic Violence this past week, proving once again that the public has an enormous appetite for violence. They not only eat up the violence itself, but take especial delight in finding culprits to blame for the violence. Normally, this is simply the perpetrator, and maybe his parents or teachers or the system. But in the Ray Rice video situation, there’s a whole smorgasbord of potential villains to track down and bring to public justice, whether by simple humiliation or by people getting fired from their jobs.

We now have the Baltimore Ravens front office, the New Jersey police, the New Jersey laws that handcuffed the police, and the NFL itself in the form of its commissioner, Roger Goodell, all in the hunt for blame. It’s such a viral case that not only is the media reaping a bonanza, but soon the politicians will be gorging at the banquet table, too.

The public, meanwhile, does what it does best: gets hysterically and endlessly righteous. A closer look at hysterical righteousness might reveal that it is, in itself, a form of — you guessed it — violence. When this sort of violence takes hold, we begin to witness what is affectionately called a witch hunt, where even the appearance of wrong doing is sufficient for the imposition of immediate punishment.

There is one other item that the public has a great appetite for, that is missing from the Ray Rice scenario. If Ray had delivered his knock out left hook while having sex with his fiancé on video, then the internet would have melted down within one day.

Meanwhile, the 49ers are busy preparing to slaughter the Bears on Sunday night, the team that launched Colin Kaepernick’s career three years ago. It will also bring to town a guy who probably would love to stick it to the 49ers, HC Marc Trestman. It’s been 17 years since he was waived out of town with a rude flick of Eddie Debartolo’s hand, but people tend to remember these slights for a long, long time.

The 49er defense had some holes against Dallas, too. The run defense got steamrolled and the pass rush was weak. Hopefully, Vic Fangio will get things fixed this week and enable us to cruise to a comfortable, fan-friendly victory.




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150 comments on “Go Forth and Be Righteous
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Boone now has a weekly segment on 95.7 The Game
    http://media.957thegame.com/a/96617524/alex-boone-says-the-team-supports-ray-mcdonald.htm

    He voiced strong feelings about Ray McDonald’s innocence and says that there are no fractures in the 9er locker room from those unknown sources (Cohn or Cole) that another C on this blog believes.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I was going to have an omelet for breakfast but there seems to be an egg shortage.
    Still think it’s a hypocritical BS view from a person that uses “little girl” and “southern belle” as insults.
    Words ring hollow based on past posts.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    With LMJ cut the third running back for now will be Ellington with Bruce Miller also an option if needed.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I think Ellington was considered the 3rd RB in pre-season. IMO, LMJ was played in the first game as a showcase to see if we could get a draft pick for him. The fact he cleared waivers should tell everybody why we couldn’t get anything.

    We knew we cut Osgood and were going to bring him back after week 1. The LMJ thing was most likely pre-planned and Ellington was always scheduled to take his spot. That is my take.

  5. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, pass rush pass rush pass rush. The thing about the Bears is they can score pretty fast with their WRs, but Cutler can be easily forced into mistakes. Which is why I’d love to see Fangio dial up the pressure. The LBs need to stay at home and not get caught out of position like they did last week. There was little support once Murray got through the line.

    Bullitt, your stupid trolling is hardly worth the effort. Go run and hide again. Why were you so quiet about shit for so long? Gee, I wonder, chicken little. Oh, sorry, too harsh? And, yeah, I know. Calling you a woman in an insult to women everywhere.

  6. robNo Gravatar says:

    CHUCK
    omg lol

  7. robNo Gravatar says:

    Sucks about LMJ. It’s too bad we couldn’t get anythng for him. Thank god for carlos hyde. He pretty much made LMJ expendable.

  8. robNo Gravatar says:

    As a matter of fact i wouldn’t be surprised if hyde isn’t our fastest RB!!!

  9. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No one is leaping all over the recently discharged LMJ, even teams like the Ravens, who lost a running back recently. What was his name?

  10. robNo Gravatar says:

    Can’t wait for chicago on sunday night. I expect another big win.
    On an intteresting not,i caller on NFL radio said the crowd was 60% niner fans in dallas!

  11. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Rob -I love it, there was a lot of red in the stands.

  12. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    LMJ had to be the source for the “disgruntled divided locker room” BS. He knew his role on the team was being cut and he was griping about it.

    Ellington is fast as lightning and could give us something different for a few gadget plays. But I sure as hell don’t want him picking up blitzes for Kap on pass plays. If both gore and Hyde went down I’d rather see Miller back there with three wides.

  13. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Rob, the fastest RB on any team is the one running from the PO-lice.
    You should know better.

  14. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    ROB!! I thought losing Hunter for the season might save him. But when they took away his KR duties, the writing was on the wall.

  15. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah bullit it’s hard to take the kettle- who has a poor memory and abysmal comprehension skills- when he calls the pot black. He should stick to frying pans and omelets and leave off the lynch mob mind set.

    Funny you should mention egg shortage as now I heard the court has postponed the hearing for McDonalds supposed crime against southern belles. Guess Momma and Poppa McDonald got a sharp lawyer who said “Judge we will be taking the opportunity of this arraignment in your court to expound on the abuse of this process by the cops who have WHAT for evidence against our client. So be it judge”.

    Kap I’m sure is telling Ray “Be cool, if you are innocent this baloney will fade away after a bit”.

    Fascism is working on a come back in the USA.

  16. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I love it when you guys talk in vague references. NoFear has taught you well, young padawans. And you wonder why your shit gets misconstrued and no one knows what the hell you are talking about.

    Bad week to know a football player. AP indicted for child abuse.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/vikings-star-adrian-peterson-indicted-for-reckless-or-negligent-injury-to-a-child-210420668.html

    Punk had it coming . . .

  17. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Consensus is that the Niners win the game vs Bears by a spread varying from 3 to 13 points and score at least 30 points.

    30 points? Hey thats how much the patriots whipped the totalitarians by in the McDonald scrum.

  18. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    27-13

  19. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    They’re trying to be polite not vague. They’re saying you are a hypocritical asshole and a pompous donkey.

  20. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Not a peep from Chuck about Greg Hardy, who has already been CONVICTED of DV and has received no NFL punishment to date?
    But RayMc, who hasn’t even had a hearing, should be fried. I’d say that’s a wee bit incoherent.

  21. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I see the Steelers are punishing Bell and Blount by forcing them to suit up and play. Where’s the outrage?

  22. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Gotcha RT. You’re in for a 14 point Niner win. I’m saying 10 point win but that may be too few. I think Fangio dials up more pressure on Cutler this week and beefs up the run D with Borland on base downs and Dial or Carradine on the DL. Forcing the Bears to throw will test our corners but feel confident with Bethea and Reid back there at safety. Someone maybe 2 of our guys are going to intercept Cutler.

  23. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m feeling good and decide to go to the local frozen Yogurt Beach. I pour the Watermelon Sorbet and know I’m not getting many calories! But suddenly, there is cookie dough in the toppings section. Cheese cake chunks too! I sure didn’t have a low calorie snack. It sure was good. I got my card punched so when I get enough cookie dough I can get some free cookie dough, oh and some yogurt too!

  24. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    AP got in trouble for spanking his son with a switch. I had to go pick my switch when I got my lashings. I don’t know the details but not being able to spank a kid is a problem with the system, IMO.

  25. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Phil- Sounds like Marshall will play and Jeffery won’t according to John Clayton.

    IMO, if Carradine suits up it’s for more pass rush, if Dial suits it’s for more base defense depth.

  26. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It’s misplaced, No Fear. One can’t be vigilant every f***ing second. Like you can’t protect 2,200 miles of border. Yeah, Hardy’s already convicted. The is Jolly Roger’s NFL. He’s appealing, therefore he plays. I don’t like it, but there you go.

    Fried = suspended in your book, Phil? Of course it does. Who put the bug up your ass anyway?

    Like NoFear equating 25 years in prison for a 2-week administrative leave. Brilliant. Go pound sand.

    And EYE am the one slinging hyperbole around here????

    You guys are cute when you reminisce about the ’90s. The 1890s.

    I should be the commissioner. You f***ing clowns don’t have a clue about anything. I’d legalize marijuana and crack down on the extracurricular violence.

    You and Roger got it backwards, NoFear. I’m sure pot somehow helps with CTE issues, but it doesn’t look good to the soon-to-be-unemployed commissioner.

  27. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    So now being suspended from your job, docked a couple hundred thousand $ in pay, and presented to the world as guilty of a violent crime is not being fried?
    All for something for which no charges have been filed and no hearing held.

  28. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Selective outrage over NFL player conduct you say? Actually that is the normal course of the Negative Nelly Syndrome in its early stages. Ray Rice provides an opportunity for unbridled righteousness by all of us who need to cluck and shake our heads over the fallen. The bigger the media frenzy the more clucking and shaking goes on. Less publicized case like Hardy, Bell and Blunt well that’s not so important since the opportunity to stand with hands on hips like a southern belle and yack “I told you so” in the spotlight isn’t as good. I hope this is clear to you. I’m not trying to be vague here.

    But the Negative Nancys, who are always infected by another Negative Nelly or Nancy, have the peculiar tendency of focusing on the faults of players, coaches, owners of Their Own Team. So Hardy? Big deal. No it is more important to lynch one of our own with no facts at all than a hundred misguided bozos elsewhere. Unless you are trying to prove NFL players are humans who sometimes make foolish or dangerous mistakes, unlike the rest of us, then you might point to Adrian Peterson with hands on your hips like a southern belle and brilliantly exclaim: “See he’s a dumb human too”. Brilliant but the omelet on the head does nothing to further that self-righteous point of view.

    Sadly the Negative Nelly Syndrome is known to be terminal so don’t foolishly expect this to get better.

  29. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Here is the injury report from PFT:

    Bears at 49ers

    Wide receivers Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) are both questionable for the Bears while Josh Morgan (groin) is doubtful. The offensive line will be missing guard Matt Slauson and center Roberto Garza with both men out after suffering ankle injuries. The 49ers listed cornerbacks Tramaine Brock (toe) and Chris Culliver (concussion, stinger) as questionable. Tackle Anthony Davis (hamstring) has the same designation while center Marcus Martin (knee) is out for opening night at Levi’s Stadium.

  30. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I figure questionable means out except in critical games where also the injury allows playing. The Bears would be smart to allow those injuries to heal for divisional games and other games where they have a chance. Good news for the Niners, since a similar argument goes for their CBs. I better check my Coyotes; I have Jeffery.

  31. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Administrative leave usually means suspended with pay. But pine away.

  32. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Glad you enjoyed the sorbet Bergs! Getting a decent dessert around here is a tough call so I’m jealous. Last night tho was our boys 14th birthday and we went to a good restaurant where I ordered the first decent hamburger I’ve had in 6 months. Huge burger with a fried egg in there, bacon and all the trimmings plus two orders of fries. I’m still full from last night. There is no egg shortage over here.

    It’s Saturday morning here so the game is tomorrow evening already. Trouble is it will be played Monday morning at 8:30 AM local time live so I won’t be able to tell you the score early! I don’t think anyone sits in the Bears WR dept and we have to be ready = secondary will be tested by Cutler but I think Kap and the D rise up to the challenge and we win going away.

  33. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    But again, if you want to equate the death penalty with a 2 game suspension with pay, serve me up another helping of hyperbole.

    Your DRAFTED Cutler, RTF? You are doomed.

  34. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Selective outrage? I’m talking about Niners for the most part. How they could have gotten front of this. I guess I have to comment on every misdeed of every player to satisfy you dolts?

    Go piss up a rope.

  35. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    28-20. Harbaugh doesn’t have it in him to blow other teams out.

  36. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Cutler gave me 26 points last week. Besides I freakin’ drafted 7th out of 8. I think last time I was 8th.

  37. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, if you’re so focussed on the Niners, why did you keep bringing Rice up while discussing RayMc?

    You still didn’t address the question of defamation and the resultant public scorn of someone against whom there are no charges filed.

  38. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Yout got a career day outta Matty Icicle. You really believe you can count on him?

  39. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    More than cutler? Yeah. He’s got his WRs back.

  40. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gee, was it a story? Hardy was old news.

  41. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Scorn? Defamation? Really? The guy makes millions to play a game. I’m sure he can take a little misdirected animosity, should it come to pass that he’s not guilty.

  42. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Cutler wasn’t my first round pick, more like fifth. Megatron was my first and he gave 44. I know he’ll continue to produce, unlike Matty Snowball.

    As far as the other, whatever. You believe in Napoleonic Law, Nixon’s dream. Cop’s report = you’re fricked. Forget about evidence, charges, due process and all that inconvenient rubbish.

  43. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t see Chicago getting over 10. 35-10. Big day for both offense and defense.

  44. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Winder has the Niners by 25, that’s the biggest spread so far. Hope you have that right Winder.

    RT has Niners by 14, I got ’em by 10. We have a call fer Niners by 8 by our biggest fan.

    I saw one national writer call for a 17 point NINER win but all the rest are less by a bunch.

    Winder may win this baby IF Harbs keeps the pedal to the metal. But that’s asking too much me thinks. Scrap the run in the 2nd half with a big lead? Well maybe if we are up by 35 by the half we can win by 25

  45. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chicago has no chance to win our home opener. Our best weapon against Forte may be the loose turf.

    Niners 30-17

  46. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    30-17 would look about right except that means 3 TDs and 3 FGFs. I have to factor in a missed FG since I have Dawson on my fantasy team. Plus, I say 17 if Alshon plays and 10 if he doesn’t. I don’t think he is going to play so I’m going to go with 27-10.

  47. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Anybody out there know what this “net neutrality” is about? Sounds to me the government wants to get in on regulating to make some extra money? From what I can tell, with the little I have read, it would give more control over what we can access to the service providers like Verizon or Comcast and limit our ability to access the content providers like Google and Yahoo as freely as we do. Is there somebody who knows more out there who can comment and clarify?

  48. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Goodell’s approval rating is so low that he could resign as commissioner and step in for Obama and no one would miss a beat.

    Berger, net neutrality? Watch this clip from John Oliver’s HBO show. It’s the best, and funniest explanation I’ve seen yet on the subject.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpbOEoRrHyU

  49. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Hey! WTF happened to my horse head? I feel like Jack Woltz did after The Godfather had his $600,000 prized stallion Khartoum’s head whack off.

  50. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Ah. That’s better. I didn’t want to have to go “All Fredo” sauce on you and start bangin’ cocktail waitresses two at a time.

  51. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs, you’re the first guy to mention the Trestman angle publicly, except for 2 friends of mine, who both are Bears fans with an axe to grind.

    They each think it’s payback time.
    I concur, they’re due.
    Just not at my Grand Opening –

    9ers 34-21

  52. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I look at it as payback for what Trestman did to our offense.

  53. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Del- Thanks, I think that explained it fairly well. Scary stuff.

  54. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The two 50 yd. line 9th row seats in Section 138VIP (Seats #13-14) @$2100/per look like the best deal!

    Remember, those tickets will be collectors’ items. Your great grandkids can sell them on Pawn Stars for big bucks!

  55. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’d rather see this tomorrow nite –

    http://tinyurl.com/n8vz4hl

  56. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    What Was That Strange Streak Of Light In The Bay Area Sky Friday Morning?

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/09/12/what-was-that-strange-streak-of-light-in-the-sky-friday-morning-fireball-weird-bizarre-east-bay/

    No mystery here. Obviously this was Grant Coneheads head exploding following his outing as a Niner Negative Nelly and a plunge in readership

    Consider the evidence:

    “a white light with fog or smoke billowing out.” Check! Smog actually

    “This had something coming out of it, it wasn’t just the light. I could see it spraying something.” Bingo! Spraying pure baloney

    “Looking at the website of the American Meteor Society, it looks like there are several reports of a large bright object falling through the sky,” he said. “It’s rather unusual in that this one had a rather large tail following behind it.” Exactamundo!

    “Large Tail following it” clinches it fer me. He’s a totalitarian rat so large tail fits right in.

    Just a thought for Sunday morning…

  57. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Or The Starship Goodell completing it’s crash and burn descent Phil?

  58. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not much for college football, but Boston College is giving USC an absolute clinic on sweeps. Left, right, left, right. They ran one reverse and so confuddled the Trojans it went for a 54 yd TD. Running at will, up by just 10 only because their kicker is doing his best 2014 Phil Dawson impersonation.

  59. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep NJ folks/fans are gunning for Goodell right now but I’m not sure why some of the players and teams are = like Anthony Davis tweeting “Goodbye Roger”. Don’t get it. Didn’t Goodell try to minimize Ray Rs assault with a two game slap on wrist? Maybe it’s just a case of kick ’em while they’re down or a reflection of a management vs union mindset?

  60. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, for me, this latest debacle from the Commish is simply, calling attention to the damage control he’s been known to practice since he arrived.
    He simply figured that being heavy-handed with penalties would provide that sort of appearance to all the sponsors and those involved with the NFL.

    The Ray Rice incident brought along a leaked video, something Roger couldn’t bury, like he did with the Pat’s and Spygate.
    He enjoys handing out the fines and playing God simply because Owners allow him to.

    All the crap he did to the Saints was a perfect example.
    He enjoys the punishment phase of the job.
    Now perhaps he’s met something bigger than him, the on-demand world of video evidence and the media.

    No more hiding behind his curtain of media manipulation.

    He’s a shill for ownership, nothing more.
    After blowing the punishment for Rice, he’s been exposed as the puppet for ownership and the Good ‘Ol Boys Club’.

    That whole fiasco was about politics IMO.
    Get all the right people to make it go away.
    Swing and a miss Roger.

    At least now the whole DV problem has gotten some needed attention.

  61. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    When people start talking about the partial antitrust exemption the NFL enjoys, and more well known, its tax exempt status, even the Billionaires’ Club will glance up from under their hookers to say, “Huh?”
    As far as the players go, I believe there are many who find Rice’s videoed behavior reprehensible. Plus the clearly arbitrary nature of the recent punishments is hard to hide. Gordon gets 1 yr for two conflicting pee tests which would not get him in trouble in the military?

  62. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s the perfect description too Bullit – Arbitrary.

    Roger Der Fuhrer is simply the paper lion guarding the gates of the Billionaire’s Vault.

    Total joke.
    All about the bottom line and controlling the League’s perception to the sponsors.

    Pay to perform at the SB?
    Sure, whatever you do is OK Roger, it’s the premier event, sucking in billions and, you can’t provide a performer some of that cash?

    Greed at monumental proportions.

  63. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Our illustrious Gov here in NJ took a big dip last February with the NJ Transit deal.

    Forced everyone to use it in the name of Security.
    No parking, unless you’re a high roller of course.

    Gov Christie uses the NJ Transit system as a slush fund.
    Screw the real Fans, cater to the almighty dollar.

  64. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Phil- That light in the sky was a missile fired from a sub in SoCal.

  65. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Sarkisian needs to be fired. I am now pissed he beat Stanford after seeing his play calling vs BC. He has a great play caller in Helton but this didn’t look anything like a Helton game. It looked for like a Sarkisian called loss from his days at Washington. I was pissed when USC hired Sarkisian but I thought it might be OK because he had Helton calling plays. This BC game was a debacle. Sarkisian is maybe a little better than Kiffen but no by much. I hate bad play calling. It is a disease for an entire football team.

  66. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Roger will be getting some unwanted air traffic later today too –
    The backlash is mounting….

    http://tinyurl.com/o9onhpx

  67. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    What’s the odds of the NFL broadcasts omitting any mention of these activities?

  68. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Holy Guacamole! Nevada is tied with Arizona in the 3rd Q, 21-21! Go Wolf Pack!

  69. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NJ- You ask “what’s the odds?” They are a bad band from Vancouver Washington.

    http://youtu.be/MbrIgaLHxnA

  70. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    You’re on your game as always Berger 😀
    Maybe that sub-fired missile was prepping for the flyovers?

  71. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Ok I get it better now = the coverup(s) coming back to bite plus what RT mentioned about the arbitrary inequitable nature of a dubious marijuana test vs the sheer brutality of punching a woman in the face. Yeah that sucks big time.

    Dang Bergs you ruined my whole day with some factual info about the “bright lights in the sky spraying things”. Damn : )

  72. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    BC pulls it out over USC RT. Must have been that good coaching/play calling. Unpredictability what a concept. Wish the Wolfpack had beaten UA too. Usually root for the underdog unless it’s the Chi Bears. You guys got me curious so had to look ’em up

  73. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The punishment for a failed drug test is by agreement in the CBA. Not by the whims of Roger G.

    I really have to laugh at everybody wanting Goodell’s head for not being hard enough on Ray Rice while not a peep about the justice system that let him go with a little PTI. And they had all the evidence. Usually the criticism is for being unreasonably hard on players, and others.

    So obviously it’s not a case of the punishment fitting the crime, it’s more a case of wanting to fix the punishment by mob rule, or else. Next time, take an internet poll, Roger.

    But as long as Roger is good for the owners I don’t think they’d be inclined to call Ray’s “cuz” Condoleezza to interview for the job or anyone else who isn’t on board the revenue train like Roger is.

    The ex-FBI head Mueller will uphold Roger’s integrity and find enough fault elsewhere for cover.

  74. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Excellent point NoFear49er-
    There’s no doubt the Prosecutor in NJ went extremely easy on the initial judgement.
    Laughable at best.
    But, that’s the point I’m attempting to make, the politics of the process involved.

    It’s all about damage control, something Roger is in place for, to minimize bad publicity.
    This one blew up in his face.

  75. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    If LMJ was the guy spreading rumors of discord on the team and a “fractured” locker room then good riddance.
    However by keeping James for a week they lost Glenn Winston who looked like a keeper in preseason.

    Too many rumors from unnamed sources just to get more readers.
    Take everything with a grain of salt.

    A few months ago TMZ and Florio were deemed jokes but then they are widely quoted and used as credible when it benefits the narrative and point of view.

  76. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I am a bit baffled how Greg hardy is playing. He has already been convicted and the 911 call is pretty scary. I guess he is appealing so since he is such a good player they are waiting it out. Pressure on the Panthers might end up sitting him, possibly as early as today.

  77. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Roger screwed up when he tried to explain the Ray Rice situation. I think maybe he should have just said we made our decision and admitted that we made a mistake, next question. He should have just left it at that. That way when the tape came out he could say we made our decision and we admitted we made a mistake, next question. That way when the law enforcement says they mailed the video he could say, we made our decision and we admitted we made a mistake. This thing would be dying off now and it would be the Hardy/Peterson show.

  78. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Ah, New Jersey. Where a prominent athlete can punch his fiancee in the face on video, knocking her out, and receive a kiss on the wrist…. meanwhile an African-American mom from Pennsylvania, Shaneen Allen, is arrested and charged and screwed to the wall (facing 42 months) for leaving her permitted and completely legal (in PA) handgun in her glove compartment (which she believed to be okay, since had a permit, and most other states recognize such permits). By the very same judge and DA. Nice priorities.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCbfMkh940Q

  79. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, do you actually pay attention? The outrage over the Rice diversion program is near as great as Jolly Roger’s sentence. It’s all part of the problem.l

    And where’s the outcry here for the suspension of AP? No due process for him?

  80. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    AP admitted what he did, Chuck. And there was visible evidence.

  81. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    At least the Panthers deactivated Hardy for today. Why he was still active up to now is an outrage.

  82. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The Peterson deal might end up being a referendum for how a parent disciplines his child. Spanking a child is considered criminal these days while many of us grew up with that very system. Then people wonder why so many shoot up theaters and schools when the authority doesn’t give them their way.

    Let me understand this, don’t keep score in little league so no youngster has to feel winning and losing, don’t spank the child or the government will take control. So don’t ever let the child face the adversity of losing or being forced to settle down when he decides the parents telling him no is not enough. We have government people to tell us how to raise a family. Go it.

    I don’t know the details of the Peterson case. Maybe there is a problem there. I’m just generalizing. I know I had welts when I got thrashed with a switch which I had to go out and pick. I also got swatted by my football coach. That can’t happen these days. With my parents, my brothers and I used to say a swat was better than having to stand there and listen about the facts of life!

  83. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Take a beating > one of those “lessons of life” stories that begins…”back in my day I had walk 10 mi to school and back, in the snow, uphill — both ways…yada yada yada…”

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have often wondered about the 2 shooters at Columbine whose parents claimed they didn’t know they were building bombs and plotting mayhem in the next room. This is the other extreme where the parents let the kids do whatever they want and they have their way.
    They thought it was cute when the boys wore dusters on a hot day to hide their weapons and never questioned it. These two sets of parents should be held accountable and I’m not sure if they had some kind of civil penalty imposed. They raised two animals that were stone cold killers.

  85. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    Q: What do you say to an NFl football player dressed in a three-piece suit?

    A: “Will the defendant please rise.”

    Q: If three Ravens football players are in the same car, who is driving?

    A: The police officer.

    Remember the day when jokes like these were funny?

  86. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Aints are down 2 TDs to the Brownies. Actually 13 pts because Cundiff missed tha PAT.
    I’m sure Brees will bring them back, but surprise score.

  87. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- Thanks for making my point for me. Sounds like those boys could have used a whipping.

  88. robNo Gravatar says:

    I hope goodell is forced to resign. The first two comissioners were pretty damm good. Roger goodell just doesn’t measure up.

  89. robNo Gravatar says:

    Worst case scenario for tonight’s game imo is 31-28 niners

  90. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    SD 3 Sea 0

  91. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Harvin goes out of bounds at the 20 and the refs and NFL NY review don’t call it. TV Network pointed it out as blown call.
    TD Sea.

    Tell me the NFL doesn’t cheat for its agenda.

  92. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Holding takes away Charger TD. 14 pts right there. This is farking ridiculous.

  93. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Some kids are just born evil. No amount of parenting, be it strict or the most loving, will change it. Just like some boys are born gay. Giving them a subscription to Playboy or Penthouse won’t change them either.

  94. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    I took the Pack this week as my “suicide/survivor” selection. Looks like I’ll be sweating ’em out just as I did with the Eagles last week. Goddamn Discount Double Check is killin’ me.

  95. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    As I say that, Rodgers just made one helluva run to convert on 3rd dn.

  96. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Rivers and Gates are beating the Seattle SS like … uh, a rented mule.

  97. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Hey! A big defensive penalty agin Sea – turns a 4th down into a 1st. Didn’t think those penalties existed for Sea.

  98. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Rufus, it’s meaningless. Until we prove that we can win IN Seattle, nothing else matters.

  99. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Chargers ball on their 20, 6 pt. lead, 7:57 left. How will Tony Romo’s little brother choke this one?

  100. robNo Gravatar says:

    DENNIS you’re wrong again. This time imo the playoff game will be at home and we beat them again.

  101. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle ball on their 9, under 4:00… Here we go Chargers, here we go!

  102. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    GOOOOO CHARGERS!!!!!!!

  103. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    So much for the Super Bowl Chumps on the road!

  104. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Just tuned in here (monday morning). Way to go Chargers !?! over the Seahawks. Not so hot on the road are they? Yeah Rob we beat ’em on the road and play ’em at home on our way to SB.

    Praying the net hold up as we have another typhoon today.

  105. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    How ’bout that AFC West!

  106. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like Marshall and Jeffery are both suiting up.

  107. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I never believed for a second they wouldn’t play. Hopefully not too well

  108. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs, I know you don’t have kids, so don’t pretend to know anything about raising them. Beating a kid to the point where he has bloody welts on his ass and legs isn’t teaching him anything. Itys teaching him about violence.

  109. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch is looking like a steal in 5th round

  110. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I thought the zebras would have tried to make up for the no call on delay of game but they nullified the Bear’s TE’s catch, too.

    It’s a rare situation to be in, but it turns out I don’t like getting the benefit of bad calls either.

  111. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch again = helping Cowboy get in to sack Cutler.

    Yeah NF it’s a sloppy game all the way around including the refs. Plus 2 replays in our favor which radio is saying are iffy

  112. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NF, both Sea and SF got phantom TDs early.

  113. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Colin is not having a good game w/ 2? ints and a bunch of incompletes

  114. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Bears have 10 yards rushing = quite an improvement.

  115. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    There’s your make up call on Boldin takes away Gore’s TD NoFear

  116. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The playcalling was good til all these Kappy runs. Dumb.

  117. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Dial penalty costs us a Bears TD. Ward whipped by Marshall

  118. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Berger just hung up the phone on me because he said I was depressing.
    I’m going to feed my ducks.

  119. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Lynch with a KO return? The man is invincible

  120. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    49ers are WAY better than this Bear team but could still lose this if they keep playing this sloppy. Two turnovers, ten penalties in one half is not very good for a playoff team. Without all the mistakes, this game would be over by now. Coaches need to get these guys focused for the second half.

  121. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Agree Grumpy

  122. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    Time to fire Roman. 3 runs from the 10 when they haven’t been able to run up the gut all night. Dumb.

  123. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Again and again we commit penalties when we should have been off the field on third down.

    Letting the Bears hang in there in a two score game. I hope it does not cost us.

  124. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    Has any of the 49er coaches heard of a hurry-up offense? My God, this is embarrassing.

  125. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We didn’t deserve to win. Kap had a bad game, we had no pass rush, kept committing defensive penalties on 3rd downs which kept drives alive. Crabtree cuts off a route on the last play that would have been a TD. We march down the field and the coach goes Sardine can when we get close to the end zone. This was more depressing than listening to Del tell me ha isn’t going to watch football anymore.

  126. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Cutler had very little pressure and Kap was under a lot of pressure. It makes a big difference.

  127. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Why did Fangio not want to blitz? Cutler sitting in the pocket with so much time to throw was really the difference. If Kap had that much time he wins by over 20.

  128. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. What an inspiring effort… laying a great steaming turd in your new home stadium in your first game that counts.

    I can accept losing because the other team outplayed you. Or outcoached you. Or just had a good game.

    Losing because you tripped over your own dick all night long… Losing because you blew a 17 point lead… Losing because, AGAIN, your team was simply not emotionally prepared to play and lost its composure, committing penalty after penalty… Yeah. Not so much.

    This team has very arguably one of the top two or three rosters in the league in terms of talent. Hell, arguably, maybe the best. So I’m getting damned tired of them not being prepared and not playing up to that level. And that finger has to be pointed straight at Jim Harbaugh at this point.

  129. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Earl- A bit more urgency on that last drive would have been nice.

  130. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Bears’ pass rush at the end was largely a product of Jonathan Martin getting tired (still not in real football shape) and getting overmatched 1 on 1.

    Also penalties which put us in third or fourth and long too many times, letting the Bears pin their ears back.

    49ers’ pass rush showed potential early – but again, penalties and turnovers kept the defense on the field way too much after the 49ers’ one long FG drive. By the end, they looked gassed and ineffective.

  131. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy- I agree but I will say, this is a new offense. We haven’t caught a rhythm yet. Every so called expert says you don’t show your offense in the pre-season. Maybe at this point it would have been nice if we would have practiced it a little in the practice games. Unfortunately this offense now has to learn on the fly since we expertly did not want to show it in the pre-season.

  132. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I did see some good things we will grow with. This offense looks like it could be fairly high powered with a little more time. Crabtree cut a route off which turned into an int and another route which cost the game ending TD. Those things will get better as we run the offense. I thought Roman did good except when he decided to go Sardine on 1st and 5 inside the 10 yard line.

  133. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    My bitch is more with the continuing trend of underperforming, especially in big games. How the Hell can you come out flat, *repeatedly*, in playoff games? How can you be so damned rudderless in your home opener? How can a mostly veteran playoff contending team commit that many penalties? We would have lost to the Browns tonight… we were that bad. Right now I have to question the coaching, and the team’s heart.

  134. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, the second down play was a TD to Stevie Johnson if Kap gets it in the same zip code. Pass rush was forcing him to move, and his accuracy was not quite there… also he had to find passing lanes, which meant a couple of throws were just a tad late, allowing very good defensive plays like Fuller’s INT. When the Hell is Anthony Davias going to be ready? Martin is a creditable swing tackle but we need our starters out there.

  135. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy- That is what the problem was last year. We ran an offense that couldn’t perform at a high level. This year we have one but it’s new. Give a couple more weeks to get it going. We are just a little off but you can see we are close. Arizona has a great defense. It might be tough next week too but I believe we will be roaring soon. I’m more worried about our lack of a pass rush and the amount of penalties we commit.

  136. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    All I can say is what is the point of spending 15 seconds barking signals when you don’t have the time on every damn play of the last drive. On the ill fated last drive they easily wasted about 3 mins doing this. Apparently
    Niners are incapable of going to a hurryup no huddle offense.
    Kap barking signals 3 seconds after the play clock hit 00 was a low point.
    There is absolutely no reason to spend that amount of time repeating the same “Red 30”.

  137. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Greumpy- I disagree. Stevie wasn’t open when Kap started his throwing motion and he was on the run trying to make a cross body throw over the LB and under the corner. He would have had to be thrown open and I don’t know if that was a structured route or improvising. Since Kap was scrambling he was probably improvising. Too risky to try and squeeze that one in. I thought it was smart to throw it away. Kap had a bad night but I thought he did the right thing on that play.

  138. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy
    If Anthony Davis isn’t ready for the Cards I would consider moving Boone out to RT and starting Looney at RG.
    This might help out in the short term.

  139. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    We’ve gotten more than I ever expected from Martin, but he clearly should be the backup / swing tackle at this point.

    I thought Stevie had position to get to the corner or draw a flag.

    Of course, the way we were snakebit tonight, the flag probably would have been on *him*…

    I honestly had a bad feeling tonight for the end of the first half. And the run on third and long in the red zone in the third quarter made me want to break my TV.

  140. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Crabtree said that last play was his fault. He started to do the scramble drill and then saw crab come free. It is why he was a step slow to the ball, he took one step from the route. I don’t blame Crab or Kap on that play. The pressure from the Bears created the indecision by Crab. Our O line could have had a much better game. Kap had pressure all game. That needs to cleaned up. The offense will catch its rhythm when that happens.

  141. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kap was off on his throws right from the beginning and had a poor game = 4 turnovers yikes. He seemed to become a gunslinger = too many risky throws. He absolutely did not protect the ball on his fumble. 16 penalties is inexcusable. Not sure how many of those were on the coaching. I thought the team was ready and energetic at the beginning but couldn’t sustain after so many penalties and mistakes. Too bad it was our new stadium inaugural. We will get hammered in AZ this keeps up which I don’t expect it to. No pressure on Cutler! Lemonier is no Aldon but who is? Lynch maybe who had anther great showing.

    On a bright note the grass held up great

  142. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, we got a damn beat down at home by a much worse team, on paper anyway. Analyze it to death but the execution, or rather lack of it, is what turned 17-0 at seconds from half-time to a 20-28 final score.

    They played tough with injuries and we played like we had an excuse to lose and play sloppy and careless because we had injuries.

    Kapernick is still selling the Dr Dre’s, Harbaugh still wants a new contract and Boone got his holdout ransom. Hurray for us. Think some have lost focus?

  143. Del Mar Dennis (@DelMarDennis)No Gravatar says:

    Hey, Phil! You know what I find to be the most effing HI-larious? It’s either the fact that you and of millions of others continue, CONTINUE to believe in some made-up guy in the sky, OR you and countless other 49er fans continue to believe in Jim Harbaugh.

    If any 49er fan worth their salt in red and gold still wants Jim Harbaugh as their HC, I want their mother and first born male child to die of slow eye cancer.

    Jim Harbaugh is the effing Devil. May he continue to rot in hell.

  144. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I always say defensive lines win championships. What happened tonight, plain and simple, they got constant pressure on our QB and we got almost no pressure on theirs. The Bears defensive line won this game for them while ours didn’t do anything to make Cutler throw errant passes. Period. End of story.

  145. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The Bears gave up on the run in the 1st quarter and the defense never went hard after Cutler. No pressure and the D wore down despite the 20 minute drive.

    Beyond that, there’s illegal hands to the face on every play. Every. F****ing. Play. 37 penalties in this game? It is becoming unwatchable.

  146. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    10

  147. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    They started with a delay of game and ended with a delay of game. They stuck another 15 penalties and four turnovers in between. Blame anyone or any group that makes you feel better but no team wins many games playing like that.

  148. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    I liked Rivers picking on Sherman’s fragile talent and ego and I liked the Geico Ickey Woods commercial. Seems like I watched a lot of football for that though.

  149. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Naw I haven’t “lost my religion” even concerning Niner football:

    – I believe the Niners will be entertaining next week no matter what and the week after that
    – I know they are a far better team than anything we’ve seen footballwise around here in many years
    – I believe the team, coaches and players will continue to play their hearts out no matter what
    – I can accept they won’t win every game, may look bad at times and may never be as good as the great Niner teams as in the past
    – Kaepernick doesn’t have to be Montana or even Young, Jimi doesn’t have to be Walsh or Seifert I’ll still love ’em
    – It’s a game the best one I know. The players, coaches, owners are human beings and I accept that
    – It’s great gabbing with others who like the team too even if we never totally agree

    OTOH I’m not worried if others could care less about this or about the BIG GUY. I have my own opinions about that and it doesn’t matter what others think. I still have my religion and it’s good enough for me.

    Go Niners

  150. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2018 Schedule
9-9: @ Vikings, 10:00 am Sun.
9-16: vs. Lions, 1:25 pm, Sun.
9-23: @ Chiefs, 10:00 am, Sun.
9-30: @ Chargers, 1:25 pm, Sun.
10-7: vs. Cardinals, 1:25 pm, Sun.
10-15: @ Packers, 5:15 pm, Mon.
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.
 
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
NJ49er: 6-10
Skeebers: 6-10
Bullit: 5-11
Mr Fletch: 5-11
RTFirefly: 5-11
Chuck: 9-7
Grumpy: 4-12
Rob: 9-7
Winder: 4-12

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