After making debacle all down they legs and all over they feets in Chicago, the 49ers stank their way back to Santa Clara and began preparing for the equally stanky New York Jets this coming Sunday.
These two franchises have a lot in common. They are both named after cities they don’t play in. And both are among the worst teams in the league, with crappy ownership, crappy GMs, crappy HCs, crappy QBs, and crappy players.
It’s kosher to say they both will be playing this game for pride, but clearly neither team gives a hoot about that precious commodity at the moment. The merciful end to their humiliating seasons is all they are hoping for. And Sunday is one game closer to that goal.
Still, somebody has to win this game, unless it goes two overtimes of stankiness and ends in a tie. So who will it be? The Jets littered their season with three wins, clearly not in the epic free fall the Niners have launched. But they had high hopes when the season began, and any high hopes the 49ers had must have been achieved through the use of banned substances.
The Jets are at least showing some sanity in canning the failed efforts of Ryan Fitzpatrick and Geno Smith to take a look at their second year QB Bryce Petty. The Niners? No such sanity anywhere in sight. They’re starting the same chump that got laughed out of Chicago on the way to his seventh straight loss.
It was almost a given that the Niners would beat the reeling and decimated Bears last week, yet it was our boys who got trampled instead. So picking the Niners again this week might be an exercise in “fool me once, fool me twice” logic, but the Jets are traveling cross country on a short week and ought to get whipped on Sunday.
Not that anyone really cares at this point. Harbaugh Stadium will not even muster a quorum for this tawdry offering. Hopefully, the team will not further disgrace itself by celebrating wildly should this victory occur. But of course they will. After all, these are your 2016 49ers.