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Extreme Makeover

The 49ers have taken the term “cleaning house” to a level that would make an OCD housewife beam proudly. By the time Free Agency and the Draft have come and gone, the entire building will not have a clue who

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Posted in Vacant Observations

49ers 22, Rams 21

Well, that was a bummer. A fat lump of coal right in the old stocking. The 49ers had a chance at the top pick in the draft and a stranglehold on the worst team in franchise history, but they settled

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Posted in Post Game Spread

Cardinals 23, 49ers 20

Phew! That was close. The 49ers almost blew their shot at history on Sunday afternoon, but in the final two minutes of the game, they rallied to let Carson Palmer lead the Cardinals on a 12 play, 62 yard drive

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Stepper Uppers Needed

Jed York checked his mouth into rehab after the owners’ meetings last week, so there has been some quiet time these days. Pity. What will we do for amusement? Poor young Jed. A year ago, he was the toast of

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Posted in FOS Speculation

Perception Vs Reality

The 49ers have finally introduced their new coaching staff. Most of them can now disappear into the fine print of the team’s hierarchy, until such time as we need to haul them out to blame them for one thing or

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As the QB Turns

The Super Bowl next Sunday will be a win-lose proposition for 49er fans. One of these despised franchises will have to lose the game, but one of them will have to win it, too. We’ll either see Bill Belichick and

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On The Clock

It’s a New Year, and the 49ers are once again facing an uncertain future. And once again the dreaded sounds of snickering are echoing throughout the league. Sigh. It’ll be a week or two before the front office clowns trot

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Posted in Angst 101

Identity Crisis

The San Francisco 49er’s 2013 season is busy surrendering its weapons and checking into the prison of history this week, getting assigned to a cell in dangerous proximity to the 1990-1993 Buffalo Bills. Three straight trips to the NFC Championship

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And The Winner Is …

Recently, we’ve seen the Top 20 coaches of all time, the Top 100 players list, and the franchise Mt. Rushmore series dragged out over many weeks by Pro Football Talk. Here at the Outsider, we have two dogs circling a

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Posted in Waltzing Matilda

The Third Year

For those of us with fertile imaginations or ravenous little children, Peter Cottontail will be hop, hop, hopping into view this weekend, and I’m sure we all breathlessly await his arrival. In keeping with the Tradition perversion fetish of the

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All Quiet On The Western Front

I’m having trouble deciding whether the current 49er team is a group of over-achievers or a group of under-achievers. If it’s the over, then we just need more good players and/or more maturity. But if it’s under, then we need

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The Coma Before the Storm

For the past eighteen years, the last two weeks in January have been reserved for denial, anger, depression, avoidance — all the classic pysche tricks to deal with another disappointing end to the 49ers’ season. I was still a young

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Back to Business

The Rams come to Candlestick on Sunday with a chance to tie up their all time series with the 49ers, who currently lead 62-61-2. The chances the Rams will do so? Squat. I probably shouldn’t be so cavalier about their

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Posted in Game Previews

Pay Back Time

Sunday’s game against the Giants is an NFC bragging rights game, but it’s also a game that will tell us how legitimate the 49ers’ new and explosive offense really is. And whether the defense can handle a legitimate QB or

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Retread Trips

Training Camp is still five weeks in the future, which means there’s not much 49er news to gnaw on these days. If this was the Donner Party blog, we’d be looking at each other with lustful teeth. The Bounty scandal

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Posted in Vacant Observations

Genius At Work

For fifty-one months weeks of each year, the 49er spotlight shines almost exclusively on Jim Harbaugh. But this week, that light casts it’s bald gaze on Trent Baalke. From Thursday through Saturday, Harbaugh will mostly be a nervous wreck, waving

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Posted in History 01100101

Mild, Mild West

Thanks in large part to the resurgent 49ers, the NFC West lost its distinction last year as the worst Division in the NFL. Thanks in large part to the catastrophic collapse of the Colts, the AFC South assumed that dunce

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Upside Down Future

The 49ers have been gathering players from the top of the Draft for seven of the past eight years. Those plumb pickings will not be seen again for many, many years. I’d like to say they’ll never be seen again,

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Posted in Waltzing Matilda

The Crying Game

NY Giants head coach Tom Coughlin mentioned after Sunday’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers that he thought his team was in control of the game and he was shocked that they lost. After pouring over the tape of the

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Posted in Vulcan Mind Probes

Six and One and Having Fun

The San Francisco 49ers ran their winning streak to five Sunday with a fairly pedestrian 20-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The game was essentially over by half time, which is how a lot of 49er games have been the

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Fly Me To The Moon

Don’t look now, but we could be seeing a reprise of the late ’90’s battle for NFC supremacy between the 49ers and the Packers. With the exception of one uncalled Jerry Rice fumble and subsequent last second Steve Young TD

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Road Graders

Last Sunday’s home game against the Cowboys was a GPS game as to how competitive the 49ers were against one of the better teams in the league. The results were mixed. Yes in the first half, no in the second

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Posted in Vacant Observations
2017 Schedule
Sept. 10: vs. Carolina, 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 17: at Seattle, 1:25 p.m.
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams, 5:25 p.m.
Oct. 1: at Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis, 10 a.m.
Oct. 15: at Washington, 10 a.m.
Oct. 22: vs. Dallas, 1:05 p.m.
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia, 10 a.m.
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona, 1:05 p.m.
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants, 1:25 p.m.
Week 11 — Bye
Nov. 26: vs. Seattle, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 3: at Chicago, 10 a.m.
Dec. 10: at Houston, 10 a.m.
Dec. 17: vs. Tennessee, 1:25 p.m.
Dec. 24: vs. Jacksonville, 1:05 p.m.
Dec. 31: at L.A. Rams, 1:25 p.m.
 
2017 Draft Class
1. DE Solomon Thomas
1. ILB Reuben Foster
3. CB Ahkello Witherspoon
3. QB C.J. Beathard
4. RB Joe Williams
5. TE George Kittle
5. WR Trent Taylor
6. DT D.J. Jones
6. LB Pita Taumoepenu
7. CB Adrian Colbert
 
2016 Prognostications
Closest To The Pin
  Grumpy: 3-13
  Spitblood: 3-13
  Winder: 3-13
Bakkentom: 0-16
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 8-8, 7-9, 9-7, 10-6
Mr Fletch: 4-12
NJ49er: 5-11
Phil Fan: 4-12
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 7-9
Skeebers: 6-10

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