Custer’s Last Stand

Tuning into the Seattle game this Sunday has all the allure to a 49er fan as a trip to a Third World dentist. Unless you’re a sadomasochist, this is not going to be a pleasant experience.

As I see it, all we need to win this game are two interceptions returned for TDs, three Seattle fumbles deep in their own territory, and Bruce Ellington returning a punt for a TD. Other than that, this looks like a 40+ to 3 type of game, with a tremendous amount of Seahawk gloating and several loss of composure scuffles by the Niners.

Assuming the latter, more probable, outcome, the Niners will fly home eliminated from the 2014 playoffs. There will be talk about players playing the final two games for pride and professionalism, but let’s face it: the players just want to go home for the winter and escape the toxic atmosphere created by the year long Jed York effort to deflate Jim Harbaugh, turn him into a lame duck coach, and show him who’s boss.

Much has been said and will continue to be said about injuries, the players, schemes, and the coaches, but one thing has emerged this year that seems clear: the 49ers’ owner is a gutless little twit who’s far more like his dad John York than he is like his uncle Eddie Debartolo. If his petty tweet throwing the team and its coaches under the bus following the 49ers loss to Seattle wasn’t sorry enough, the following game in Oakland, there were Jed and John leaving the stadium before the game even ended. Say what you will about the jackass owner in Dallas, but even he has never walked out on his team while they were still on the field.

It’s possible the Seahawks will come into this game so overconfident they blow it, but it’s not very likely. They love beating the Niners, for one thing. For another, they still have a great chance to repeat as Super Bowl champions. Aaron Rodgers might be the only one standing in their way, but Rodgers has shown a streak of Peyton Manningness in recent years — great in the regular season, splat in the playoffs.

But, that’s all down the road a bit. For the moment, despite my pessimism, it’s still possible to say, “Hey, anything can happen! We can win out, sneak into the playoffs, and pull off a Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl miracle!”

It’s also quite possible that two minutes into the second quarter, we’ll be jamming the official fork into 2014 season.




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78 comments on “Custer’s Last Stand
  1. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Nailed it Skeebs. I shudder for the future of the Niners players and disheartened fans with Yorks jerking us around. Walked out? Nice touch, confidence building eh what?

    It’s hard to work for an A-hole boss, the players get that, coaches too maybe by now.

    Hey the Jimi Hendrix show was great for 3 years so we have that to remember. Just like the dim hope we beat SEA I suppose we can dream of getting a competitive staff and team next year.

    But I’m expecting much

  2. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “But I’m expecting much LESS”

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There is a lot of despair out there.
    Niners need a team effort similar to 2011 against the Egos that started the Harbaugh run of success.
    REmember that the Niners couldn’t win the early East Coast games?
    If it was a 10am East Coast game you could chalk up a loss.
    The comeback in Philly changed everything and blew up that tendency.
    As they said in “Braveheart”, “We didn’t get dressed up for nothing”. Might as well make a statement, forget what happened in the last two games and kick the Seahag’s collective asses.
    Use the Dick Sherman eating turkey on the logo to ignite the Niners into a refuse to lose mode.
    After all the Niners are fighting for their playoff lives.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I am curious how many of you guys are going to skip watching this game that you have stated the Niners don’t have a chance of winning?
    I suppose your priority is catching that sale on tube socks at Kohl’s.

    I’ll be on front of my TV cheering my Niners on.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I only bring this up because in 2011 there weren’t many expectations. The team had not been in the postseason for most of the decade.
    The success of the Niners caught most people by surprise.
    That’s when all the bravado of the Super Bowl years came out.
    Suddenly it’s Super Bowl or nothing.
    At that time I wondered how some made this leap. Again a team that had not finished above .500 for most of a decade suddenly
    was all or nothing for the Super Bowl?
    All this BS swirling around Harbaugh is people trying to cover their own asses for unrealistic expectations and then looking for scapegoats (or in the V playbook escaped goats.

    Every year 31 teams go home unhappy. Harbaugh has taken us to the final 2 once and the final 4 twice in 3 years.
    If you look at the numerous injuries and suspension this year
    you might think this just isn’t the Niner’s year.
    The guys who deluded themselves into these expectations now want coaches heads and changes after a down year.
    Be careful what you wish for.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Snaps missed by 49ers starting offensive linemen:
    2012: 97
    2013: 410
    2014: 1,196

  7. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I’m curious as to why you give a shit how we choose to spend our time, Bullitt?

    Super Bowl or nothing is how it should be. Those are the expectations Walsh and Eddie set. It got Walsh out of the game due to Eddie’s relentless pressure, and got Seifert run out of town on a rail despite winning 2.

    Jim himself set the bar high by getting the team back to relevance so quickly, Yes we were all surprised, but you can’t unhope for greater things. He’s a victim of his own success. If he can’t take it, oh well. Tough shit, skippy.

    Show me a ‘relevant’ team and I’ll show you the Oakland A’s. Happy to get there but consistently failing in the playoffs. Or Green Bay recently. Or Atlanta, or Denver, or Carolina, or NE, or KC. Think their fans are happy for relevance? No. Their fans are just as angry about their lot in life as well.

    And please don’t pretend to be the arbiter of fan behavior. You are as childish as they come.

    All the BS around Harbaugh was directly created by the front office. Jed and Baalke. And Harbaugh has a LOT to do with it. Grow up. there are things going on you have no inkling of. It’s not he said she said.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    All this alleged BS in the front office has been fanned by you trolls like Chuck.
    It is still an unknown about the supposed trade to Cleveland but Chuck just loves to waddle in rumors and unsubstantiated speculation. Yet you continue to treat it as fact. Prove it then.
    Innuendo doesn’t cut it Gossip Queen.

    FYI the A’s have won more World Series in Oakland than the Giants have in SF.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So it’s Super Bowl or nothing for Chuck all the time.
    Those words are hollow especially when you make a preseason prediction of the team going 11-3-2 which most likely won’t get you home field advantage and most definitely does not show any confidence that you think they’re going to win the Super opwl. .
    As usual you say one thing but your own actions contradict you.

  10. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, I doubt the FO really cares about trolls or the fans for that matter – this is a good old fashioned pissing contest between Jimbo and Baalke IMHO. Some of it probably abetted by Jed. And they all probably deserve some of the blame.

    This has probably simmered for a while, then blew up when the stress of losing pissed in everyone’s cornflakes. That’s usually how it goes in dysfunctional workplaces. Shit does not get resolved, then adversity opens the fault lines and everything goes to shit.

    When you separate the HC and GM functions, this is the chance you take. It happens to a few teams every year. OTOH, if you combine those two jobs, the load tends to eat people alive.

    The whole thing is a mess but we’ve crossed the Rubicon here with public tweeting and other BS. Now it’s just a question of how much bloodletting we’ll see in January, and how long it will take the team to find a winning formula again. Hopefully we’ll be lucky and get back to winning soon – but there are certainly no guarantees, and history suggests it’ll likely take longer.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    You’re the supposed diehard hard 49er fan who’s stating the Niners have a 2% chance of beating Seattle and you’ll be turning the game off by halftime.
    How does that square with your battle cry “Red and Gold until I’m dead and cold”?

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No, skippy. The fans have no part in this. We react to it. We don’t direct anything. Like your posts play a part in what goes on with the team. You and Flying V have a grand sense of importance regarding the shit you post. The report re: the Browns was verified by enough people inside and out of football that it is seen as something that actually occurred. Yet you believe imaginary 3rd hand conversations regarding Kaepernick and his study habits. Laughable beyond reason.

    The machinations going on are coming from the front office. Where do you think the rumors regarding the Jets and Raiders came from? Are you that naive? Like I said, grow up. There are things going on beyond your ken.

    Yeah, the A’s may have won more, but too bad you weren’t alive for any of them. Boo hoo. Billy Beane is a lunatic.

  13. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Why do you care if I watch or not? Why do you care if I think they will get their ass kicked?

    If I say I’ll watch due to morbid curiosity will that make you happy?

    Let’s bet, OK? Since you are so confident, don’t give me the 10 points Seattle is giving. $100.00.

    I’ve been a fan since 1967. Do you think I give flying f*&*+ what you think about my fan-ness? You are obviously a very mentally stunted person who has little to do but pester people on blogs.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy

    Jed’s tweet was a major gaffe. It was so general that the next time he’s on TV or radio he knows he has some explaining to do.
    He will probably spin it and minimize his true intent.

    My theory is the possible source of rumors usually is someone like Jim Harbaugh’s agent who’s trying to leverage his client’s interests over the team.

    I get dumped on for appreciating how far the team has come under Harbaugh. The Pats last won a Super Bowl 10 years ago. I don’t see their fans asking for Belichick’s head with this BS bravado of “Super Bowl or nothing”.
    Unrealistic expactations seem to be the norm for some of the posters here and they bitch and whine when they are unfulfilled.
    If I told you before this season that we’d play without Aldon Smith for 9 games, lose both Willis and Bowman for most of the season and our 2 starting NTs, and have starting Olinemen miss 1196 snaps would anyone still make that statement it’s Super Bowl or nothing?

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Nothing like the bet on the internet.

    $100. That’s your life savings

    You are a funny guy. LMAO!!!

  16. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Figured you’d wimp out. Typical keyboard blowhard.

  17. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yes Bullit how quickly some fans forget what a comical affair this outfit was before a good coach showed up. Pathetic that now it’s supposed to be “we win it all every year” or I’ll throw a tantrum. Who are we? Jed? Not buying that hype any more than worrying over my own expectation that I’m going to make a million this year. It hasn’t happened but since I have no one else to blame I’ll pass on the hissy fit. And I’ll keep working on it.

    Worse is that the coach who brought us back to within sight is now a “liar, villain, likely beats his wife, etc”. Some bloggers are simply opportunists looking to make noise and not look too ignorant doing it. Others don’t care how they look as long as someone is looking.

    So how dare you be serious about supporting the team? Opportunists never are.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Phil

    As a Niner fan if I’m going to take the time to watch the game I’m certainly not going to root against them.
    Some of the sweetest victories are the unexpected ones.
    The roadblock right now to getting far in the playoffs is winning in Seattle. Might as well knock down that roadblock this week.

  19. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Go read some NE blogs. There are tons of people who think the game has passed belichick by.

    You on the other hand male your usual assumptions abou thing in which you’d not know.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    And just like you those whiners on the Pats blog would be wrong.
    Belichick is the right coach for the Pats just like Harbaugh is the right guy for the Niners. Like I said this Super Bowl or nothing rhetoric means you fail over 90% of the time.
    Even with Bill Walsh as the head coach they only had a 30% success rate.
    Unrealistic expectations that shouldn’t cost a coach his job.

  21. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, Phil harbaugh is a liar. He’s lied time and again about many things. He’s been grinding for a raise since after his first season here. He flirted with other coaching jobs while at Stanford.

    He may come out of this smelling like a rose, but he’s leaving a trail of wreckage behind him.

  22. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny just saw Chris Simms talking about possible replacements for Jimbo and the #1 guy on the list is a guy I’ve been routing in Indy OC Pep Hamilton.

    Bergs guy josh mcdaniels was also on the list.

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Pep Hamilton?
    Do you just throw names out there?
    Did you know that Pep Hamilton was an assistant coach for the Niners in 2006 under Mike Nolan? He was the QB coach and was here for one year tutoring Alex Smith.
    Pep was also the OC at Stanford for 2 years under David Shaw who you apparently don’t care for.
    Not every team has Andrew Luck at QB. Like I said be careful what you wish for. We have a head coach and we are still in the playoff hunt.

  24. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Mike McCarthy worked under Nolan. What’s your point? I mean other than the usual shooting down of everything I post.

    Luck had been doing much better with Hamilton now that he’s out from under the jumbo formations of Harbaugh/Shaw. Duuuh.

    Talk to any smart Stanford fan and they will tell you that while they were glad to see Harbsugj go, they were VERY disappointed in Shaw being the replacement. Why! Conservative unimaginative offense. Gee, where have I heard that before?

    You pooh poohed my idea of getting Ault a year and a half ago, now you tout getting Colin help from an assistant coach.

    IOW when I say it, dumb idea. When you say it, great idea.

    Always behind the curve. . .

  25. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You think we are in the playoff hunt?!?!?!? Yeah, I’m a fan, but I’m not delusional.

    I have some acres on the moon to sell you. Plus some beachfront property in Nevada.

  26. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Chris Simms said it after me. Get it?

    Funny you think McCarthy is a failure since he coached under Nolan as well. Doh!!!!!

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Touting Chris Ault as the solution? He sure has helped the Chiefs achieve the same record as the 49ers as a part time consultant and not a bonafide coach.
    Still throwing things against the wall to see what sticks?
    Please tell me his history of success in the NFL. Besides Kap which NFL QBs has he mentored?

    Didn’t your sidekick characterize the Niner offense as a college offense? What kind of offense would Chris Ault run?

  28. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    A high scoring productive one. I know what a bitch that would be.

    Well, if Ault had Kappy in KC they’d be better.

  29. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I’m pretty sure everyone in football had the Niners rated a lot higher than KC, skippy.

    Stop me if I’m going too fast for you. Do i need to spell out the point?

  30. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, take a look at the college offense that Philly runs. 7th in passing, 8th rushing, 5th overall.

    Let me know when you get tired of looking stupid, skipwad.

  31. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Re: “Harbaugh is a liar”.

    Everybody lies. Everybody. Sooner or later.

    Question is ‘What is their motive for lying?’ To harm people, players, team, self-aggrandizement?

    OR To spare others pain, including oneself?

    Difference between saying something to harm or escape responsibility OR to spare unnecessay pain.

    Jimi Hendrix has NO motive to harm anyone despite the filthy lies of those who scheme to harm HIM and the Niners. Now there’s some grade A liars

    Big difference not that anyone cares to notice

  32. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Or as the folks say over here to those whose motives are low, base and conveniently denied:

    “Shit you”

  33. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Watch the game? For sure. Absurd to jump off the bandwagon at this point- for those who haven’t already bailed watching the game is our Super Bowl. You going to miss our Super Bowl?

    Not me, internet permitting I’ll be watching. Now maybe will be putting a fork in it depending how we play but boycott because it’s a rough season?

    I’m not that wimpy or ready to join the unfaithful despite our problems.

    Let’s win our Super Bowl

  34. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well the biggest lie was to Alex. Regardless of how anyone feels about it he told Smith he wouldn’t lose his job due to injury. We all know how that turned out.

    Some say this is the start of Harbaugh’s locker room problems.

  35. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If he can lie to his QB, where do the rest of them stand?

  36. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, there’s no evidence Harbaugh told Smith he wouldn’t lose his job to injury. There is an “unwritten rule” in the NFL about this, but it’s ignored all the time.

    The real crime here is you constantly inventing information that doesn’t exist. It’s no secret I thought Harbaugh treated Smith shabbily and I wondered at the time how that would sit with the players. But to make a case against Harbaugh for being a liar is hilarious. Coaches almost never tell the truth to the public. Calling Harbaugh a liar is tantamount to saying he’s just doing his job right.

    If you want to run Harbaugh out of town, that’s your choice. You don’t need to invent nonsense to do it.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Scot McCloughan is no longer a Seahag employee.
    He has moved to a potato farm in Washington to get away from NFL life.
    He left the Niners because he had an alcohol problem and checked into the Betty Ford Clinic to get help.
    This author calls him the best talent evaluator in the NFL.
    Interesting read

    http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/12014699/scot-mccloughan-nfl-best-talent-scout-self-employed-living-farm

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Correction he runs an independent scouting service for some NFL teams now

  39. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe scotty’s scouting potatoes for mcdonalds. Or Stolichnaya..

    Keep your head in the sand, Skeebs.

  40. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So you think harbaugh treated Smith badly, to the possible detriment of the locker room chemistry, but you don’t think he lied about it???

    Pretty much the same thing, skippy. But if it keeps you warm at night…

  41. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    No, Chuck, it’s not the same thing at all. A lie is someone saying something untrue. Making a decision that might be unpopular is just an action devoid of truth or falsehood. Did you take any English classes in your life?

    Since this is a point you cannot win, I expect you to now insult me or make some childish remark.

  42. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Or your favorite, change the subject.

  43. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Didn’t all the cavalry in Custer’s company die in that battle? If I remember right a horse pulled through. Anyway, Iam sure someone already said it but I think this Seattle game will put our season to bed. One thing great about being a long-time 49er fan is that no matter how shitty we look there is always hope for next year. From what I can see it’s time to retool anyway.

  44. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Choose to ignore all the shit flying around, but it paints a picture of a guy who will say or do anything to suit his needs at the given time. Consequences be damned.

    http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/jim-harbaugh-alex-smith-peyton-manning-49ers-rumors-locker-room-100514

  45. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    7th Cav, Winder. Same one from the Mel Gibson Vietnam movie We Were Soldiers. True story iirc.

  46. Irish KevinNo Gravatar says:

    Well I wondered where all the Scrubs went when they were not posting on Chuck’s page.
    and the usuall drivel is being posted here. there is a lot wrong with the Niners. to say the least. Is it the Coach, the OC or the players. Or a combo of all of the above. I think it is a little be of the above. For all the talk about Harbaugh being a QB coach, he has become stagnent with his teaching Colin. Colin should not be missing on the throws he makes. But then the OC isn’t exactly a genius so… what to do. I think Harbaugh is gone at the end of this year unless he is will to ditch Roman.

  47. robNo Gravatar says:

    IRISH
    nice post

  48. robNo Gravatar says:

    Ok , so once we lose big to Seattle this week i hope we trade harbaugh to the raiders

  49. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Winder a great newish book on Custer and Sitting Bull is “The Last Stand” by Nathaniel Philbrick. Yes the one survivor of George Custer’s immediate regiment was a favored horse though he too was wounded.

    So if Hendrix is Custer and we are his troop who is our resident Sitting Bullshiter? Wait, I know…

  50. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Kevin you followed the link I see.

    Yeah we’re all over here but posting a much higher quality of bullshit IMHO.

  51. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting thing about Custer was that at least two of his company commanders passively refused to follow him into battle and let him die with less than half his troops engaged. Custer was also weakly supported by his superiors in the field and all the way up to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

    Thus he died isolated, unsupported with a fractured command. How much of this was due to his flamboyant personality or the envy of his peers is unresolved.

    Sound familiar?

  52. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Custer was dead last in his class at West Point. He was given the privet rank of Brigadier General in the Civil War, where had he some minor success. He reverted to his permanent rank of Lt. Colonel, yet he continued to conduct himself with bravado and arrogance, thus being placed in one of the most undesirable posts in the Army in the Old West.

    Gold miners in the Black Hills and the incoming railroad blatantly broke the United States treaty with the Sioux Nation guaranteeing them the land. Under orders from Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman of Civil War fame and noteriety, Custer planned to destroy the Sioux Army in one battle.

    Col. Custer’s plan of attack at Little Big Horn divided his force into three main contingents, two of which were delayed. Nevertheless, he insisted on pressing his attack, and he and his brothers met their just fate.

    BTW, I think the Niners have a real chance of beating the Seahawks. They have spent much of the season beating themselves, and if they can minimize that, they still have the talent to do it. 23-16 Niners.

  53. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Custer was a charismatic glory hound no doubt who alienated his peers and superiors. He was a winner by Army standards who some credit with turning Gettysburg around with a timely cavalry charge. He was called a dandy by some and would never be caught, uh dead, in a black Tee shirt and Khakis. But he was revered by his men of the 7th who served with esprit. He was ill served by Lt. Benteen and the other company commander who failed to investigate the sounds of battle to their north on Last Stand Hill. To their everlasting shame.

    At Little Big Horn you could say George A. Custer had a poor game plan and it was ill executed by his team.

    Yep RT agree we do have a chance, much better than Custer ever did, of winning our SB tomorrow. Would love to see us play a complete game despite A Davis and maybe M Martin being out.

  54. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers have placed Bowman and Dorsey on injured reserve.”

  55. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers now have 13 players on injured reserve.”

  56. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    13 players on IR is 25% of the roster.
    It just seems because of less practice time mandated by the new CBA that there are more injuries throughout the league in the NFL this year.

  57. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve been saying for weeks we are playing playoff games every week so ‘can’t afford’ to lose- but we indeed have lost a couple pathetic games to SEA and OAK and now find ourselves clinging by a slender thread to hopes for more relevant games this season.

    Here’s another relevant game, this one with a tough division rival who soundly has embarrassed us this season like disrespectful guests eating turkey at our house. We now get a return invitation to play the latest big game of this wobbling season. Prize for winning this “Super Bowl” revenge match will be to play another tough opponent next week. And salvage a little pride. We are due.

    Last week I wanted any kind of a win and no injuries. Not sure about the injuries but we did not win. 13 players on IR, says Skeebs, would tell me the injury bug is a frequent guest this year. We are scraping the bottom of the barrel on the OL, at DB, TE, WR, HC, OC…I exaggerate slightly. Still the team has not quit on the head coach, the owner yes, he’s an asshole.

    This wounded squad has struggled to 7-6 with every game crucial. Now we are at the mercy of the football gods with bad luck and trouble along for the ride. If the gods be good, like God is, we will come out of the tilt up north with our pride intact and knowledge we gave our best.

    Me, I’m looking for a win.

  58. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Custer BTW was not posted to the least desirable place in the West. He was posted to the one place where a winner- by Army standards- was required to achieve the objectives of the President of the US = US Grant. Which was ‘end the Indian menace once and for all’. Granted this was a heinous objective and inhumanly executed in service of pure greed dressed up as ‘security’. But they all knew who the man was to do the job which the envious, the passive not to say timid, cowardly, the paper pushers and master planners could never do.

    Hope our team has better result Sunday. Certainly our cause is better.

  59. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Loved him as a player but Jerry Rice is a fool to be shooting off his mouth about ‘his’ team. Not that I bothered to read anything about him since his initial opine that Ray Mac should sit because he was attacked. Great player, otherwise a moron

  60. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Any post in the West was considered the bottom of the totem pole by the Army. For an erstwhile general, it was an insult to boot.

  61. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Commanding Buffalo Soldiers (Negroes), Irish, and other hangers on from the Civil War fighting Injuns in the middle of nowhere was not a prized post for an older, experienced officer.

  62. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Let’s hope for a different result up north for our 7th Cav and our Lt. Col Hendrix tomorrow

  63. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Having been to Fort Riley I’d guess the assignment a punishment, but it wasn’t. More like a place for a guy being set up for ruin, like Patton. Jealousy between some USMA ring knockers gets pretty unruly. A good place for a guy who was breveted to a three star for his actions at Gettysburg and other Civil War battles and a guy who rose to the ranks of national hero for his Indian fightership. Funny how a guy comes off looking bad when his history gets written by his biggest detractors. But, Fort Riley remembers him well, in every sense. Sitting Bull was the same as Custer with a different set of parents.

    I hope the Niners’ guidon from this battle comes out looking better than Custer’s Last Flag.

    At least we won’t be depending on a drunk and a guy knifing Harbaugh in the back for his job for support, like Custer did.

    I think we shock the ‘Hawks and win it by four points.

  64. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    uh, two star is what I meant to say. (for Rufus)

  65. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Well said NF. Custer was in the doghouse w/ McClellan and needed another chance to ever get that coveted star in regular Army so Ft. Riley was his chance to get off probation. The way it played out it did look like a setup, good point. At the time he seems to have made the best of it…for a while.

    “Like Patton”. Hmmm, interesting. I’ve never read about the end game there but knew the ‘accident’ was considered suspicious. Have to do some homework. Games people play when being opportunistic never cease to amaze…

    I’m saying Niners by 3. Go Red and Gold!

  66. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Everyone else is doing it, Phil. Why not Jerry?

    Some would say the classy thing to do would have been to sit RayMac.

    Then again, classs went with football when 80% of the shit that really went on went unreported.

  67. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, my big problem with Custer is that he appears to have let his press clippings go to his head and got a lot of 7th troopers killed for it.

    On Patton’s demise, _Target:Patton_ by Wilcox is a pretty good read. I haven’t seen O’Reilly’s _Killing Patton_ but it’s supposed to cover some of the same ground.

  68. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    Bengals 30, Browns zip. Johnny Football stumbles out of the gate. Fun watching Smith carve up the Raiders today. Fun ends soon when the game starts in Seattle.

  69. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks NoFear I’ll check it out on the Patton books.

    Worse than the press clippngs obsession was Custer ‘outrunning his coverage’ and dividing his command prior to the attack and going off on his own.

    Game on over here- Go Niners!

  70. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    TD NINERS!
    This team came to play. This energy has been missing for a while.

  71. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Custer got off a couple good shots there and some indians, I mean Seahawks, bite the dust = Frank Gore runs it in 7-3

  72. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Good Niner D, good run game, good play calling, execution

  73. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Good coverage allows Skuta to stop Wilson from 1st down = SEA punts

  74. phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Reid INT FOR 80 YDS to stop SEA and end half. Good D today

  75. EarlNo Gravatar says:

    Completely gutless call on 4th down. Gee, it worked last time let’s try it again. Maybe Seattle defense has amnesia.

  76. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Well we made them work a little more for this one. Good defense kept it close for a half. We just don’t have the horses this year, though. Lack of ability to complete any pass down the field, or to anyone not named Miller, sunk us.

  77. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2018 Schedule
9-9, L: Vikings 24, 49ers 16
9-16, W: 49ers 30, Lions 27
9-23, L: Chiefs 38, 49ers 27
9-30, L: Chargers 29, 49ers 27
10-7, L: Cardinals 28, 49ers 18
10-15, L: Packers 33, 49ers 30

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.
 
2018 Draft Class
1. OT Mike McGlinchey
2. WR Dante Pettis
3. LB Fred Warner
3. DB Tarvarius Moore
4. DE Kentavius Street
5. CB D.J. Reed
6. S Marcell Harris
7. DT Jullian Taylor
7. WR Richie James
 
2018 Prognostications
Bakkentom: 8-8
Bullit: 9-7
Grumpy: 8-8
Mr Fletch: 7-9
NJ49er: 9-7
Skeebers: 10-6
Winder: 8-8

Spitblood: 0-16
Rob!!!: 16-0

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