It’s been a fun week watching Seattle suffer. Totally fun. Fun noticing the complete absence of Dickhead Sherman mouthing off anywhere. Fun not seeing Doug Baldwin foaming at the mouth to some reporter. Fun seeing Pete Carroll publicly wiggle through the five stages of grief: Anger, Denial, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance. Ha ha ha. Here’s a spoon, Pete. You know what to do with it.
And the worst is yet to come for dear old Pete. When he finally gets past the past and moves along to the future — wham! Staring him in the face are two games each year trying to match wits with … JIM TOMSULA! Wow. Scary, scary prospect. Whenever Pete gets his boots back on, he’ll be shaking in them, you can be sure.
I’ve been avidly following sports for a very long time. I’ve seen a lot of owners come and go. Dumb ones, arrogant, pathetic, disinterested, liars, crooks — you name it, they’ve trotted across the landscape over the years. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen an owner purposefully downgrade a winning product. Ever. Some teams grow old and have to be dismantled, some owners are cheap and sell off talent rather than pay them, but the 49ers are neither too old nor in need of dismantlement, nor presumably ready to trade off its players.
Welcome to Jed York’s world. JIM TOMSULA. A career backslapper and management stooge. It can’t be that York and Trent Baalke have thrown in the towel on competing for Super Bowls, can it? That’s all they ever talk about. It was virtually a direct order from on high. So, I mean, anything this blatantly absurd, must be brilliant — right? Super secretly superb.
That’s pretty much what we fans are expected to swallow in 2015. That way we can continue to enthusiastically support our troops. Get hyped for the Draft, the OTAs, the rookie mini-camp, training camp, preseason games, jersey buying, and finally jazzed up for the regular season. And what can we expect then? JIM TOMSULA!
This is going to be fun. Not as fun as Pete Carroll fumbling as gallantly as possible through the five stages. But super secret fun. The league has no idea what we have in store for them in 2015. Jed York told us so. JIM TOMSULA!!!!!!