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Wild Card Weak End

The first wave of pretenders were tossed aside over the weekend. The Rams, Chiefs, Bills, and Panthers all swung and missed. And see you next year. Of the four losers, only the Panthers had a realistic hope of getting to

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49ers 27, Saints 24

A funny thing happened while packing my offseason bags for the long trip to Miseryville, Siberia. That goofy little ball actually bounced out of Drew Brees’ hand and wobbled around until 49ers’ all-Rocky rookie ILB Chris Borland appropriately scooped it

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Bourbon Street Blues

What a depressing week. Losing to the Rams, at home, is always depressing, but this time it was also embarrassing. The loss to a team that had no business even being in the game set off tremors to the franchise.

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Elite Eight

The 49ers have leaped over the first hurdle — or maybe they just plowed through the damn little thing. But getting ousted from the playoffs in round one is embarrassing, and we’ll have none of that here. Jim Harbaugh’s first

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Saints 23, 49ers 20

It was a game the offense deserved to lose and a game the defense deserved to win. In the end, the home town refs stepped in to prevent the defensive win by negating a strip sack fumble with a cheesy

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Caveman vs the Archer

Here we are again. Traveling to New Orleans for what seems like our annual game against the Saints. As usual, the 49ers will not be favored to win. They won last year’s game handily, in the game that cemented Colin

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Bayou Beat Down

The San Francisco 49ers swamped the NFL drama market all week with HC Jim Harbaugh’s C’mon Man! manure machine and then backed it up on Sunday in New Orleans, stomping the home town heroes 31-21 and putting a fork in

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Ye Olde Pot Bellied Shoppe

The NFC won 13 straight Super Bowls from 1984 through 1997. They have won 3 straight currently. They’re liable to win some more, too. The AFC just doesn’t look very formidable right now. There isn’t a dominant team. This was

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Posted in Waltzing Matilda

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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RIP 2011

Welcome to the San Francisco 49ers’ 2012 Offseason! There’s nothing happening. Yet. But at least the pretenders are finally off the stage. Nice game Sunday, but the best game of the postseason was Saints vs Niners. Either one of those

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Coping Machinationisms

I’m trying to feel lousy about the 49ers losing the NFC Championship game, but it isn’t working. I feel bad, certainly. But not lousy. If I was a Packers fan or a Saints fan, I would feel lousy. Those two

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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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Heaven Can Wait

Old adages die hard. Over the weekend, the two most potent offenses in the NFC were sent packing by the two best defensive teams. In the AFC, the best defense is left to face the best offense, which only got

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Atlas Shrugged

Saturday’s epic 36-32 49er win over the Saints was the kind of game that makes a seven year old kid a fan for life. The kind of game that makes a woman become a football fan. The kind of game

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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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Mission Accomplished

Things got a bit sweaty in the fourth quarter Sunday, but the 49ers limped out of St. Louis with a 34-27 victory, securing the number two seed in the playoffs, and the much needed week off that goes with this

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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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Pittsburgh Aluminums Foiled

20,000+ Steeler fans made a very poor investment of their time and money Monday night. Har har hardy har har! Eat it, you towel wavers. The only thing terrible at Candlestick was your team! Well, there was the missing electricity,

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Is That All There Is?

Christmas is coming, so I thought I’d mention it. Back to football. The loss to Arizona was disheartening and unneccesary, but shit happens. Ultimately, the 49ers are going to start the playoffs at home, whether that’s in the first round

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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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The Rhett Butler Division

Moving along to the NFC South, let’s look at the four teams that the 49ers will play this coming year. Tampa Bay is this division’s doormat and will be so again this year. Historically, this franchise has been a pretty

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2020 Schedule
9-13: L Cardinals 24, 49ers 20
9-20: W 49ers 31, Jets 13
9-27: W 49ers 36, Giants 9

10-4: L Eagles 25, 49ers 20
10-11: L Dolphins 43, 49ers 17
10-18: W 49ers 24, Rams 16
10-25: W 49ers 33, Patriots 6

11-1: L Seahawks 37, 49ers 27
11-5: L Packers 34, 49ers 17
11-15:L Saints 27, 49ers 13


11-29:W 49ers 23, Rams 20

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
2020 Prognostications (Mulligan Version)
Bullit: 6-10
Grumpy: DNP
NJ49er: 6-10
Skeebers: 7-9
Winder: 4-12