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The Harbaugh Factor

Most mock drafts have the 49ers selecting QB Blaine Gabbert with the number seven pick in tonight’s 2011 NFL Draft. Most 49er fans aren’t thrilled with this mock scenario, preferring the team goes defense with its first pick. If this

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Posted in Draft Board

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

Treading Water

The CBA talks got nasty late yesterday, setting today up with a do or die scenario. I do not want to discuss it, though. Boring stuff. We’ll just have to wait and see what we’ll be dealing with. Most of

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Posted in Angst 101

Freudian Slips

NFL football is a great source of case studies on psychological melt downs. In bad franchises, you see this phenomenon over and over again. New coach comes in super-pumped, full of confidence, beaming at everyone, promising a new era of

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Posted in Waltzing Matilda

Behind the Scenes Behind the Scenes

Yesterday came and went without a lockout, but it may have closed the door on the 49er careers of Alex Smith and Abrayo Franklin. Neither of these players is expected to re-sign with the team. The Niners indifference to giving

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Posted in Vulcan Mind Probes

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

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

The Model B Auto

It’s safe to say that most 49er fans are relatively pleased that Mike Nolan, Scot McCloughan, and Mike Singletary are no longer in the building at 4949 Centennial Blvd. It’s also safe to say that most 49er fans think the

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Posted in Friday Walkthrough

Al Free Zone

Al Davis said Tuesday that he likes Jim Harbaugh, but doesn’t think he can succeed with the 49ers. Davis did not elaborate whether this failure would occur because of who Harbaugh is or who he works for. Just wanted to

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

Smoke and Mirrors

The 49ers took the first step yesterday in the process of hiring a new General Manager by interviewing Tony Softli and thus dispensing with the requirements of the Rooney Rule. Now they can finish off the smoke and mirrors PR

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Posted in FOS Speculation

No There Here

As the sun sets slowly on the eighth consecutive failed 49ers season, it’s fair to ask: Do I really want to spend the remaining years of my life being a Cubs type fan? Is it healthy to learn to love

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Posted in Tuesday Morning Waterboy

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

Dad, Are We There Yet?

In the 2009 Draft, the allegedly great GM Scot Pioli of the Chiefs drafted D-lineman Tyson Jackson with the 3rd over all pick. Rumors at the time had it that Jackson was the guy the 49ers wanted to draft. Instead,

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Posted in Training Camp

2010 TC IX: Hang ‘Em High

The blogosphere finally got something to sink its teeth into this rather calm off season, and man alive they were a ravenous bunch. The strange and sudden saga of Kentwan Balmer’s MIA provoked a feeding frenzy as the howling dogs,

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Posted in Training Camp

History 01100101

The Bay Area blogosphere seems like it has been around forever, but it is actually a fairly recent phenomenon. If the blogs had been around during the Terry Donahue era, we would probably already have experienced a cyberspace meltdown. Before

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

Hesitation Blues

I was going to ease into this critical ogle-eye period by starting off with our kicker, Joe Nedney, looking at his advancing age and weakening leg. A guy whom you don’t replace until he proves he’s done. The fact that

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Posted in Vulcan Mind Probes

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
2019 Schedule
9-8: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:25pm
9-15: @ Cincinnati Bengals, 10am
9-22: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:25pm
9-29: BYE

10-7: vs. Cleveland Browns, 5:15pm
10-13: @ Los Angeles Rams, 1:05pm
10-20: @ Washington, 10am
10-27: vs. Carolina Panthers, 1:05pm
10-31: @ Arizona Cardinals, 5:20pm

11-11: vs. Seattle Seahawks, 5:15pm
11-17: vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1:05pm
11-24: vs. Green Bay Packers, 1:25pm

12-1: @ Baltimore Ravens, 10am
12-8: @ New Orleans Saints, 10am
12-15: vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:25pm
12-21 or 12-22: vs. Los Angeles Rams
12-29: @ Seattle Seahawks, 1:25pm

2019 Draft Class
1. DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State
2. WR Deebo Samuel, South Carolina
3. WR Jalen Hurd, Baylor
4. P Mitch Wishnowsky, Utah
5. LB Dre Greenlaw, Arkansas
6. TE Kaden Smith, Stanford
6. OT Justin Skule, Vanderbilt
6. DB Tim Harris, Virginia
2018 Prognostications
Closest to the Pin:
  Mr Fletch: 7-9

Bakkentom: 8-8
Grumpy: 8-8
Winder: 8-8
Bullit: 9-7
NJ49er: 9-7
Skeebers: 10-6
Spitblood: 0-16
Rob!!!: 16-0