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The 49er players are respiting for two days, but the blogs are a 24/7 operation. And when there are no games, we make do with manipulating stats or replays for our little POV snow forts! Take that, POW! Back at

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Posted in FOS Speculation

Black and Blue Beat Down

Whew! Game ball to the 49er offensive line and Frank Gore. With the season on the brink of slipping away, the 49ers came out in the second half Thursday night, awoke from the fog that marked their first half efforts,

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Posted in Post Game Spread

49ers Put Out the Cat

The San Francisco 49ers opened the game by forcing a Detroit 3 and out punt, then rolled down the field in four plays for a touchdown, and it looked like the game would be a rout. From that time on,

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Posted in Post Game Spread

View From the Top

Okay, we’re now atop the NFL mountain with appropriate accolades pouring in from all over. Gregg Easterbrook of ESPN’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback calls the 49ers the NFL’s New Beast, the newest monster team. The one other coaches would least like

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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

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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Posted in Around the League

The Future, The Past, The Guillotine

The 2012 Offseason is now open for business and the wonderful players on the 2011 49er team are no longer Our Boys, but our chess pawns. Sorry, guys. It’s a cruel business. Unless you’re a star, which we wish you

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

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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Posted in Game Previews

Reasonable Doubt

The pundits don’t seem to think the 49ers can beat the Steelers Monday night. Perhaps these fellows are right. Fortunately, they are just as apt to be wrong. Wow. Some eye-popping upsets yesterday. Two games left in the 2011 NFL

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Posted in Around the League

Base Camp Established

At the halfway point of the 2011 NFL season, Hell has frozen over, the sun now rises in the west, and the San Francisco 49ers sit atop the NFC West standings. Shit, Martha, have I died and gone to Heaven?

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Posted in Vacant Observations

Capital Conquest

The 49ers continued their destruction of competitive balance in the NFC West Sunday by winning their sixth straight game and extending their division lead to five games. The magic number at the halfway point of the season is FOUR! Putting

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Posted in Post Game Spread

Forward to the Past

We now interrupt this scintillating political debate (cough, cough) to bring you some stale football news, which is what we normally do here, even though it’s obviously a tougher sell than politics. All you need for a rip snorting marathon

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Posted in Waltzing Matilda

Hang ‘Em High

[Ed Note: Today’s column was written by guest bloggist Lowell Cohn, of the Santa Rosa Press Unca_Chuck. The Outsider is not responsible for nor does it necessarily endorse any of the views presented here.] The lockout is now two months

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

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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Posted in History 01100101

The Superless Bowl

When the Packers settled for a field goal and a six point lead on their final drive in yesterday’s Super Bowl, I thought they had just lost the game. There were two minutes and seven seconds left. Plenty of time

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Posted in Monday Morning Quarterback

February Sucks

It’s February 1st today and all football fans know what that means. The most useless month of the year has arrived. Tomorrow, somewhere in New Hampshire or Maine or one of those hoity-toit states up there in the northeast corner

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Posted in Angst 101

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

IT Came From Outer Space

The IT factor is tossed around on the blogosphere on an almost daily basis. NFL players must possess this undefinable somethingness or they can never be considered true championship caliber HOF dudes. Alex Smith, of course, was the foremost player

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Posted in Philosophy

Wide World of Sports

My brother-in-law did a very nice thing last week. He is an avid 49er fan, but not an internet fan, so he never reads my blog. He knows about it, though, and knows about me and has been concerned as

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Posted in Monday Morning Quarterback

Rolling The Dice

A 49er loss to the Cardinals next Sunday would give the team that was going to win the NFC West the number five pick in the 2011 draft. Egads. What a spectacular flop. Unfortunately, the team will probably win the

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Posted in FOS Speculation

Hair Lips

Michael Vick’s mega-show on Monday night has been the talk of the league this week. Tom Brady admits to being wowed. Tom Coughlin says it makes him sick. His Giants team is openly raving about Vick, even though they will

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Posted in Mindless Drivel

Bye Bye, Baby

If recent history is any indication, the Denver Broncos should lose Sunday’s game in London. Denver usually starts fast and then, about mid-season, goes into a steep dive. Some suppose this is due to the initial advantage the team has

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Posted in Friday Walkthrough
2018 Schedule
9-9, L: Vikings 24, 49ers 16
9-16, W: 49ers 30, Lions 27
9-23, L: Chiefs 38, 49ers 27
9-30, L: Chargers 29, 49ers 27
10-7, L: Cardinals 28, 49ers 18
10-15, L: Packers 33, 49ers 30
10-21, L: Rams 39, 49ers 10
10-28, L: Cardinals 18, 49ers 15
11-1, W: 49ers 34, Raiders 3
11-12, L: Giants 27, 49ers 23
11-25, L: Tampa 27, 49ers 9
12-2, L: Seattle 43, 49ers 16
12-9, W: 49ers 20, Broncos 14
12-16, W: 49ers 26, Seattle 23
12-23, L Bears 14, 49ers 9
12-30, L: Rams 48, 49ers 32
2018 Draft Class
1. OT Mike McGlinchey
2. WR Dante Pettis
3. LB Fred Warner
3. DB Tarvarius Moore
4. DE Kentavius Street
5. CB D.J. Reed
6. S Marcell Harris
7. DT Jullian Taylor
7. WR Richie James
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