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Scouting Combine Week

The NFL stirs back to life this week with the annual Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. We’ll be hearing about wingspan, 40 yard dash times, bench presses, Wonderlic scores, and a variety of other goofy measurements and drills — all designed

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Posted in Vacant Observations

The End Is Near

With the victory over the Patriots, the 49ers clinched a playoff spot. They also gave the middle finger to the “regression to norm” stat geeks who solemnly pronounced last summer the Niners 2012 record would only be 9-7. With two

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Posted in Vacant Observations

Around the Horn

The second week of OTAs has come and gone, which is the good news. We are one week closer to the start of Training Camp. With only three changes to the starting lineup this year — Randy Moss replacing Josh

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Posted in Around the League

Et tu, Brute?

The past week has showed us that predicting Trent Baalke’s game plans is not a good way to make a living. He fooled everyone last year and he’s done it again this year. We expected big news last year, and

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Posted in Waltzing Matilda

Comings and Goings

The 2012 Free Agency period roared into action Tuesday afternoon, as it usually does. What was not usual was the 49ers being among the early roarers. Last year, they waited till all the roaring had subsided before picking through the

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Posted in Around the League

Lunch Lips

Trent Baalke hit the lotto two years in a row with his third round picks — NaVorro Bowman and Chris Culliver. Neither pick drew oohs and aahs at the time. More like who’s and wha’s. Bowman stepped in for Takeo

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Posted in FOS Speculation

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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Posted in Vulcan Mind Probes

Milk Carton Man

Most of the time, disappearing acts and football are not a good combination. Ask Michael Crabtree, who vanished during the playoffs. But someone else dropped off the radar screen in 2011, too, and it was a very good thing. One

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Posted in Waltzing Matilda

Roster MRI

Cheer up Kyle Williams. You goated it in front of 69,000,000 viewers, but Wes Welker clanked to the turf in front of 118,000,000. That is a whopping 49,000,000 more You Sucks on his head than yours. Feeling a little lighter

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Posted in FOS Speculation

Second Helpings

Very few people were impressed last year when Trent Baalke got the GM job. Jed York promised a nationwide search and in the end opted for status quo. Baalke did not have a lot of experience and 49er fans were

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Posted in Vacant Observations

The Homestretch

Monday Night’s game in the Superdome just about guaranteed that the 49ers will not be letting up in the month of December. Nobody, even the Packers, wants to end up in New Orleans during the playoffs. If the 49ers can

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Stuffed and Basted

The San Francisco 49ers Magical Mystery Tour ran out of hallucinogens Thursday night and the team crashed back to reality. Bummer, man. Not hard to figure this game out. Nine sacks. 125 yards of game altering penalties. Short end of

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Posted in Post Game Spread

The Crow Cafe

Okay, back to reality. There’s eleven more games to play this season. The injury to Josh Morgan is a pointed reminder how quickly sweet can turn sour in the NFL. Still, looking at the QB rankings after five weeks of

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Posted in Waltzing Matilda

Numero Uno Casino

Perhaps we should return to just UQB. My previous post seems to have Smithed everyone off! At any rate, Mr. Unnamed was in the news again Tuesday as Jim Harbaugh announced he was creating “separation” from Colin Kaepernick in the

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Posted in Training Camp

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

Must Win Game

Thursday was Predictions Day on the blogorama. In fact, this is pretty much Predictions Week all over America. I’m not sure if this prognosticatory tradition dates back to Adam’s prediction to Eve that child number one would be a girl

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

2010 TC XI: Oopsie Doopsie

Last Friday, this site proclaimed the end of Training Camp, complete with a Eulogy. FAIL! Aside from shoddy reporting, that effort was a throwback post, recalling the days long ago when the 49ers “broke camp” after the first two weeks

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Posted in Exhibition Season

2010 TC X: Stick a Fork in It

The 2010 49ers Training Camp ends today and here are some observations on what was accomplished during the past two weeks. Moving our two number one draft picks into the starting lineup was a fervent wish and it was granted.

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Posted in Training Camp

Rayes of Hope

Jimmy Raye was Mike Singletary’s first, and most controversial, hire. Not only was Raye himself seen as a dubious choice for Offensive Coordinator, but the process of selecting him took nearly a month and, to some fans, reflected poorly on

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

It’s a Wrap

The OTAs ended yesterday and will not be appearing again until June 7. If you failed to enjoy them, you have two and a half weeks to suffer for your thoughtlessness. Nate Clements tossed $500,000 down the toilet by not

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Posted in Orgainized Team Activities

Hints & Hallucinations

The first day of OTAs concluded without anyone getting broken. That was encouraging news, though a bit hampering reportage wise. Perhaps we can reach into the old noggin hole and salvage the day. Brandon Jones appeared to be third on

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The 2008 Draft Class

After many years of pigskin combat, the savants of the NFL have established a Gospel of Judgment concerning draft classes. Though it is far more popular to rev up the bus about ten minutes after a draft is concluded and

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Posted in FOS Speculation
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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