One more game until the most anticipated match-up of the entire season: Jed York vs. Bay Area Media.
The last time York faced the media, nearly a year ago, he was broiled alive. And that was before the 2015 season raped our sensibilities. The famous “hold me accountable” interview.
Who am I kidding? There’s no way York will face the media and take a beating like Jim Tomsula has had to do eleven times in fifteen games. The closest he’ll come is a sit down with Matt Maiocco, all earnest and optimistic, while Maiocco tosses some softball questions okayed in advance by York’s PR team.
The only thing we know for sure is that whatever York does or doesn’t do, it won’t be the right thing to do or not do. The only right thing is to remove himself and GM Trent Baalke from the FO. And that is not going to happen.
Not much drama remaining for the final weekend of the regular season. The six NFC playoff teams are set, though the seeding is still up for grabs between the Vikings and Packers. In the AFC, only the AFC South winner and the final wildcard between the Steelers and Jets are still undecided. The Niners are ahead of only the Cowboys in the NFC rankings.
The Rams are trying to finish 8-8, with a 5-1 record against the NFC West. They split with the Cardinals, swept the Seahawks, and are trying to sweep the 49ers, too. A hopeful mediocrity.
It’s hard to believe another football season is coming to an end Sunday and yet nobody really cares. The prospects for next year are equally disenchanting, leaving the entire 49er world in a state of disgust and apathy. Blogging about this silly little boy year after year doesn’t really hold much appeal at the moment. Might be time to take up knitting.