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Not sure if I should apologize for being away from my desk for awhile or for returning to it, but esconced in my chair once more am I. The national and local football worlds are all touting the 49ers as

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Posted in Vacant Observations

Open Season

Monday, July 25, 2011, the dirt bags who brought us an empty offseason finally announced a new CBA agreement, thus turning back on the lights of the NFL. We are pleased. The 49ers wasted no time before immediately gorging on

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Posted in Tuesday Morning Waterboy

Naming Rights

Michael Crabtree weighed in decisively and affirmatively on the UQB issue Monday, refusing to be nudged into supplanting the “U” with an “N(ame)”. You can hardly fault the guy, given his brief history in 49er land. In his first year,

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Posted in Orgainized Team Activities

Personna Non Grata

Jim Harbaugh inherited a team with only one quarterback signed for the 2011 season — David Carr. Harbaugh had no use for Carr and has barely even mentioned him. And no one has faulted his judgment on this non-stated thumbs

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Posted in The Usual Suspects

There’s a Light Up Above

Judge David Doty lobbed a grenade into the NFL owners’ well fortified luxury box yesterday, blowing up their $4 billion dollar war chest and leveling the playing field concerning who can or cannot afford a lockout. If his ruling holds,

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Posted in FOS Speculation

Estate Planning

As I mentioned last Friday, the 49ers have assured us they have a Plan A, B, and C for this off season of uncertainty. I may have left out D and E, but if we get that far into the

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Posted in FOS Speculation

Show and Tell

The 49ers opened their doors to the public Wednesday, and trotted out their three new coordinators for the Bay Area press to evaluate. These media intros aren’t so much for gathering any hard core news as they are for sizing

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Posted in Coachspeak 101

The Man Who Never Was

As March 4th looms in the not so distant future, it’s arrival delayed only by the inexorable empty days of February, an inconceivable notion is rising to the surface: the 49ers QB for the 2011 season might very well be

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Posted in Angst 101

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Matt Maiocco ran a poll recently asking his readers whether they were pro or con on the notion of Alex Smith returning to the 49ers for the 2011 season. Somewhat surprisingly, 57% voted pro. Smith himself voted off the record

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Posted in FOS Speculation

The Headless Offense

I’m still having trouble grasping why Jim Harbaugh took the job as the 49ers Head Coach. Niner fans and ownership do not believe this is a rebuilding year. He’ll be expected to compete right away for the division title, yet

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Posted in FOS Speculation

Viewer Discretion Advised

Jim Harbaugh and Jed York both left the door open last week for Alex Smith to return to the club this coming year. It’s possible they did this to ensure that the 49er blog world has something to argue about

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Posted in Monday Morning Quarterback

Vacancy. Inquire Within.

Trent Baalke mentioned yesterday that next year’s 49er QB is not currently on the roster. Nate Davis took the blubber he acquired while rededicating himself to his craft this past season up to Seattle where it will help keep him

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

Analyze This

Two years ago at this time, Mike Singletary had just fired Mike Martz and was embarked on a highly visible search for the guy who would become his Offensive Coordinator. It was gripping drama. One by one, candidates were interviewed

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Posted in Angst 101

Seven Come Eleven

For the second consecutive season, the 49ers managed to be the dominant team in their own division without actually being the division champion. They also once again finished one game short of making the playoffs. The day late and a

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Posted in Monday Morning Quarterback

Don’t Even Think About It

When the season began, Monday night’s game against the Cardinals and the season ending game against the same team were thought to be the crucial games that would decide the NFC West championship. As it is, they are only crucial

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Posted in Friday Walkthrough

Tinkerbell in Cleats

Like a bolt out of the blue Fate steps in and sees you through When you wish upon a star Your dreams come true It might not be true that any 49er fan was wishing on a star these past

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Posted in Tuesday Morning Waterboy

Essentially Speaking

For purposes of clarity and brevity, this site will henceforth refer to Troy Smith as “Troy” and Alex Smith as “Alex.” A bit chummy for my tastes, but it will have to do. If the next HC is named Davis

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Posted in Tuesday Morning Waterboy

Put Up or Shut Up Time

If there is going to be any meaning at all to this so far miserable season, it will have to occur now. For the 49ers, the 2010 playoffs begin this week. They will have to go at least 6-2 in

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Posted in Monday Morning Quarterback

Under the Bus, By Seymour Butts

Following the lead of former HC and mentor Mike Nolan, Mike Singletary pretty much tossed Alex Smith under the bus this past week. Both times Smith has gotten these tread marks, it was after incurring a shoulder separation. And both

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Posted in FOS Speculation

Lads in the Loo

It was exactly two years ago that Mike Singletary yanked a turnover machine named J. T. O’Sullivan from the starting lineup and inserted Shaun Hill, which led to a turn around in the 49ers 2008 season. This week Sing will

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Posted in Thursday Practice

That’ll Be All, Mr. Carr

Looks like Troy Smith will start Sunday’s game for the 49ers, not David Carr. Sounds good to me. We haven’t seen Smith play yet, but we saw Carr last week. More importantly, so did the Denver Broncos. Smith may not

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Posted in Wednesday Morning Game Plan

Last Chance Saloon

The upcoming 49er game against the Oakland Raiders has taken on a gruesome spectacle aura. Are the Niners really going to lose and see their record fall to 0-6? Is Alex Smith going to finally and completely go down in

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Posted in Wednesday Morning Game Plan
2020 Schedule
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


11-29: @LAR

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

1-3: SEA

2020 Draft Class
1. DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
1. WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
5. OL Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
6. TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
7. WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
2019 Prognostications

Closest to the Pin:
   Bakkentom: 10-6
   Bullit: 10-6

Grumpy: 9-7
Skeebers: 8-8
Mr Fletch: 7-9
NJ49er: 7-9
Winder: 7-9