Subterranean Homesick Blues

The world has certainly become difficult to cope with this year. Pretty rude, if you ask me. I know you guys rely on me for not much of anything, but it’s getting harder and harder to deliver nothing when everybody seems to want SOMETHING.

We live in a bipolar time now. By day, we hide in our homes from the COVID menace. By night, we gather in huge crowds to protest police brutality. Something’s got to give. Either there will be a big-ass spike in virus infections over the next few weeks, or we’ll discover that medical menace was a tad overblown.

We’re screwed no matter what happens, which is exactly how the media likes us to feel. Doomed. Scared. Helpless and hopeless. Anything to keep the clicks up and the papers selling. We might all be driven to prayer! Egads, how old school.

“New” is all the rage these days. New world order, new virus, new normal. This probably ticks off the advertising/merchandising businesses who have plastered that word on products for years to sell  the same junk in a different package and a more upscale price.

Golf is back. Please contain your wild exuberance. Golf is the one sport that doesn’t really need onsite spectators, who are mostly told to shut up while the golfers are playing.

Critical month ahead of us. Baseball’s trying to come back, COVID “scientists” are trying to regain the spotlight, and Black Lives Matter is raging all around the world.

Lord, what a mess.

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32 comments on “Subterranean Homesick Blues
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What has been revealed is the immigrants that they were trying to get rid of do all the shit jobs that are essential to our food supply. Probably 75% do the work that most Americans wouldn’t. Notice it is not an issue anymore because without them we’d all starve.

    Also the factories aren’t all coming back to the US. If Apple made their phones in the US they would cost $4,000.00 each.
    No cheap labor in the US.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Will NFL and the Niners follow this example in the fall?

    ““By attending the Rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.”

    https://news.yahoo.com/tickets-trump-campaign-rally-liability-234747429.html

    ===

    So if you attend the event and you die you have waived all your rights.

    Good Luck!!

  3. winderNo Gravatar says:

    These times are difficult like you said Skeebs. The few things that I have learned recently are that there are more stupid people than I thought there were. That P.T. Barnum was right. If Jesus really is going to judge at the right hand of God the majority of far left and far right(that includes the hypocritical religious nutjobs) are gonna rot in hell. That’s about it.

    And, since this is a football blog. I truly hope we can get some kind of games played this year. I think we nailed the draft and it would be a shame not to play some games.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Alma Mater of the University of Texas is “The Eyes of Texas” One of the most well known, iconic and traditional songs in all of college football and other sports.

    A student group has come forward labelling the song has racial undertones and wants it banned.

    Here are the lyrics

    “The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
    All the livelong day.
    The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
    You cannot get away.
    Do not think you can escape them
    At night or early in the morn —
    The Eyes of Texas are upon you
    Til Gabriel blows his horn.”

    Apparently this was sung in 1903 in a minstrel show on campus where students appeared in “blackface”. Over 100 years ago, five generations ago.

    As the song stands there is no racist intent of those who sing it and it’s only offensive to the opponents that UT has beaten.

    I believe this is overreach on the part of the group wanting the ban.
    Everything should be taken in the context of presentation.
    What the current generation needs to realize everything is constantly changing and evolving.

    The song exudes pride of students for the University period. There is no hidden agenda or meaning here for at least the last 50 years.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioxwwFhMhz4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkqYYOS687k

    I think the tradition should live on. If you are offended by the song you don’t belong at UT. If star athletes quit because of this that’s on them and I can live with it.
    Hook’em Horns!

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    A lengthy video about Shanahan and the Niners

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmq1tbDo8T4

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two more Shanahan videos that are well done dealing with scheme

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdKfk5FOZ0A

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tx_LLdBDsWg

    as we are longing for football this gives everyone a dose to tide you over.

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “The 49ers have given a new contract extension to Kyle Shanahan through 2025 season.”

    No word if John Lynch gets one, too.

  8. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Wow. That is good news. We shall see just how much of a team Lynch and Shanny are. My guess is that Lynch will be extended when the time comes since he brings some hard-nosed football pedigree to our FO. Lynch does his job well, he stays mostly in the background.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Shanahan happens to be the first coach that Niners have given a second contract to since Mooch.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    ESPN says

    “And it also wouldn’t be a surprise if GM John Lynch gets a similar deal soon, though it’s possible there could be some promotions involved there as the team also looks to retain Adam Peters on personnel side.”

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Per Barrows on Lynch

    “There’s been speculation that he could get a different title — Team President — and that Adam Peters could be bumped to general manager. I don’t know where that stands right now. “

  12. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Deebo Samuel broke his foot. Out 3-4 months.

    https://twitter.com/NFL/status/1273692371759140864/photo/1

  13. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You gotta be kidding. Crap city.

  14. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Here we go.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    10 week recovery time with 12 weeks until season starts.
    Late start for upcoming season with first game 9/13/20.
    Next man up.

  16. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Luckily, we have some options at WR now, with Aiyuk, Bourne, and Hurd and Taylor coming back. And Deebo should be back for the meat of the season if his recovery goes smoothly.

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    And now Richie James breaks his wrist. WTF!

  18. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Here we go. Again.

  19. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Shit.

  20. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like a Niner player in Tenn tested positive. they didn’t give a name.

  21. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Speculation is it’s Deebo.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Some positive news for the Oline

    Trent Williams has passed his physical and signed a restructured last year to help the Niners in their salary cap.

    Colton McKivitz is the first draft pick to sign. His deal Total value: 4 years, $3.62 million Signing bonus: $329,780

  23. winderNo Gravatar says:

    A little long but what else do we have to do.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN4Oe1gjKW4

  24. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I hope this kid likes pressure.

  25. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Barring a major injury, this D will be better than last years. All starters return except for DeFo.

    Kris Kocourek will get him up to speed quickly. Everyone else knows where they have to be on any given play. On runs he outweighs DeFo by 25 lbs with the same mobility and long arms. 4-3 D easy to learn for a DL. On pass we have a healthy Dee Ford. Kinlaw will most likely be single teamed.

    The worries are on O.

  26. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry about that link. I thought I could get away with it.

  27. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I’m doing some work on the blog, so if it goes dark at some point, bear with me. I’ll have it back fairly quickly.

  28. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Okay. Looks like we’re back.

  29. winderNo Gravatar says:

    you are back. I figured you were doing that when i tried to get on last night.

  30. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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9-13: AZ
9-20: @ NYJ
9-27: @ NYG

10-4: PHI (SNF)
10-11: MIA
10-18: LA RAMS (SNF)
10-25: @ NE

11-1: @ SEA
11-5: GB (TNF)
11-15: @ NO

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11-29: @LAR

12-7: BUF (MNF)
12-13: WAS
12-20: @ DAL (SNF)
12-26: or 27 @ AZ

1-3: SEA

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1. DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
1. WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
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6. TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
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