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The Spin Doctor Is In

Now that the 49ers’ Front Office has bungled away the feel good atmosphere of the hugely successful 2011 season and reminded us of the ten years of ownership ineptitude which preceded it, everyone can get back to business. And thank

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Posted in The Usual Suspects

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

Hangin’ Round the Ink Well

Ink flowing is not normally as fascinating to observe as is paint drying, grass growing, or televised Combine events, but this could change in the next two weeks. The 49ers have until March 13th to re-sign currently held players or

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Posted in Vacant Observations

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

Hypothetical Hypnosis

On the plus side of no football activity this off season, the 49ers will likely be able to retain the services of Manny Lawson, Dashon Goldson, David Baas, and maybe even Abrayo Franklin or Takeo Spikes, if the team still

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Posted in FOS Speculation

The Dog Ate My Alarm Clock

Okay. Here’s why I was late to work today. I went to a wedding Sunday for one of my nephews. Weddings are interesting on one level because they mix together two separate family structures and roots in one room where

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

Buyer’s Remorse

One more grisly week until the bye week, the only week on the schedule the 49ers are guaranteed not to lose a ball game. Does anyone even want to talk about this team any more? Shall I just close the

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Posted in Tuesday Morning Waterboy

Gimme a D, Gimme an E . . .

The temperature hit triple digits around the Bay Area yesterday, but the 49ers held a late afternoon practice anyway. Michael Crabtree was back in action, but Abrayo Franklin continued to be a no show. Franklin’s attempt to avoid getting injured

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Posted in Training Camp

Ready, Set, Splat!

We wait seven months and 14 days to see the San Francisco 49ers again trot out onto the field and Michael Robinson promptly fumbles on the very first play. I was laughing for ten minutes after that pratfall. Then the

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Posted in Exhibition Season

Same Old, New Old

Quite a few bloggers casually mention that this is essentially the same team as last year. Some mention this as a reason to trash the optimism of other posters, and some mention this as an aside before going on to

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

Squinting at the Horizon II

Very few players reach a level of iconic stature that makes them immune from the ever poised harpoons of the blogosphere vigilantes. On a great many teams, no players occupy this exalted realm. On teams that do possess such a

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Posted in FOS Speculation

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: L 10-40
Oct. 29: at Philadelphia: L 10-33
Nov. 5: vs. Arizona: L 10-20
Nov. 12: vs. N.Y. Giants: W 31-21
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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