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The 49ers have not had a franchise QB since Steve Young was knocked out of the NFL by Aeneas Williams at Arizona in 1999. They won’t have one this year, either. Making it 19 straight years with a deficiency at

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Posted in FOS Speculation

Take a Number

The 49ers close out their offseason practices this week. If you gleaned any useful information from these sessions, congratulations. Your drug of choice has served you well. Joe Montana‘s recent birthday was a painful reminder that we once had recognizable,

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Posted in Orgainized Team Activities

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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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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Grumpelstiltskin

It’s been two months now since the 2013 season ended, but it feels more like two years. This is either the longest, quietest offseason in memory, or it’s time to go see my dementia doctor. The Draft should be two

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Posted in Vacant Observations

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

Glad that’s over with. 49er fans have been correct: the football season ended two weeks ago, when the two best teams in the NFL went 15 rounds in Seattle. This game was a true mismatched clunker. Before the game, Joe

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Bye Bye Candlestick

There’s a 49er football game Monday night, but it will be somewhat overshadowed by the hoopla surrounding the final game to be played at Candlestick before the team moves to Santa Clara next year. If the Cardinals lose Sunday in

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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

Luck Be A Lady

The 49ers repeated as NFC West champs Sunday by whisking aside the crumbling Arizona Cardinals 27-13. Rather than celebrate, the team adjourned to the locker room and did what fans do — anxiously watched the TV end game between Green

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Legacy Lunacy

The 49ers have unleashed a devastating “wildcat” option to their potent running game this season, featuring backup QB Colin Kaepernick, who has thrived in the role. The result? A new wave of Alex Smith bashing!? If one hadn’t been around

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Posted in Vacant Observations

ROOOOOOAAAAAAAAARRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!

The NFL earth shifted on its axis Sunday afternoon. The consensus best team in the NFC was beaten at home 30-22 by the consensus last year was a fluke team. The San Francisco 49ers beat Green Bay in every phase

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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

Leftover Stew

Free Agency 2012 burned up its drama in about ten days. By Friday of last week, the top headliners had all been signed. Over the next few weeks, the off Broadway guys will be trickling in hither and yon throughout

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

Away From the Lights

Last year, the Eagles won the Free Agency PR title and were promptly awarded a berth in the 2011 Super Bowl. Hmmmm. Is “oops” too strong a word? The actual Free Agency winner was the guy who laid in the

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Yawning Exercises

A couple more anticlimactic days and we can finally close the book on the 2011 NFL season. And turn our attention to … golf. At least Jim Harbaugh will, since he’ll be teeing it up at Pebble Beach next week.

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Any Which Way But Lose

It’s Wednesday, which signals an end to the gloating and basking period and a return to fretting over the next game, which just happens to be the NFC Championship Game. One win away from a trip to Super Bowl number

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Dancing With The Stars

This year’s NFC final four is a true national tournament. We’ve got the Giants representing the East, Green Bay the North, New Orleans the South, and San Francisco the West. Groovy. A perfect symmetry. And late Saturday afternoon, the 49er

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Auld Lang Syne

The Catch happened 30 years ago this week, launching a 49er empire, and there is a lot of nostalgia floating around Centennial Blvd. these days. Montana, Lott, Rice, Craig, and Clark were all onstage Tuesday night for some sort of

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One Last Hurdle

It would be ironic if the 49ers won the two hard games of this closing three game playoff push and then lost the easy game. And there are words a bit stronger and more pithy than “ironic” that could come

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Against All Odds

Poise. Good teams have it. Bad teams don’t. The 2010 49ers did not have it. The 2011 team most surely does. The 49ers completed a season sweep of the Seahawks Saturday in a game reminiscent of their victory over Detroit

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Season of the Witch

The April 6th ruling from Judge Nelson in Minnesota may cause one side of the player vs owner battle to blink a bit, but that ruling will not end the lockout or get the labor talks restarted. The losing side

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Pick Your Poison

The Super Bowl is the only football game Skeebette ever watches or has any interest in. It’s not the game she cares about, though, it’s the ads and the half time show that draw her interest. Plus, she enjoys shaking

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Posted in Monday Morning Quarterback
2017 Schedule
Sept. 10: vs Carolina: L 3-23
Sept. 17: at Seattle: 9-12
Sept. 21: vs. L.A. Rams: L 39-41
Oct. 1: at Arizona: L 15-18
Oct. 8: at Indianapolis: L 23-26
Oct. 15: at Washington: L 24-26
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
 
2017 Prognostications
Bullit: 5-11
Chuck: 9-7
Grumpy: 4-12
Mr Fletch: 5-11
NJ49er: 6-10
Rob: 9-7
RTFirefly: 5-11
Skeebers: 6-10
Winder: 4-12

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