Another season has slipped away, taking with it the 49ers pride, dignity, heritage, pants, shoes, jockstraps, NFL relevance — you name it, they lost it.
The team closes out their season Sunday, at home against the Seahawks, who have beaten them six straight times. Sunday should run that string to seven and give the 2016 49ers a final record of 2-14. With a franchise record 13 game losing streak tossed in along the way.
Seattle is limping pretty badly as they get ready for the playoffs. They’ll be representing the now toothless NFC West. A win over the Niners will give them the number two seed and a BYE week if the Falcons lose. Otherwise, they’ll get the third or fourth seed. The Falcons vs Saints game will be contested at the same time as the Seahawks vs 49ers game, so Seattle will be scoreboard watching while they run up the score on the locals.
The Niners might take the field with something at stake themselves. The number one pick in the draft, if the early game between the Browns and Steelers somehow results in a Cleveland victory. That is certainly something to lose for, as if this team needs any motivation to suck.
Then we get to sit back and hold Jed York accountable. Hahahahahaha. The real question is how much he’s going to hold himself accountable. As little as he thinks he can get away with. Odds are overwhelming that it won’t be enough.
Still, it will be enjoyable to see the ridiculous little man squirm a bit.