Around the Blogosphere

The strangely dormant blog world sprang suddenly to life yesterday in response to a late Monday night post by Lynch, who staggered in from wherever he was enjoying his week long coma and discussed the inexperience of the 49ers management and head coach. This seemed to wake up the anti-Singletary crowd which dominated the scene during last year’s off season, but has been fairly quiet so far this year.

Mr_zero, curiously MIA for months, Beetlejuiced his ugly skull up out of his underground numbers lab to resume his single-minded, two year long crusade to prove statistically, wherever and whenever possible, from local blogs to the national ones, that Mike Singletary cannot possibly succeed as the HC of the 49ers. This immediately flushed out long time Chicago Bears fan GeoMak, Singletary’s most ardent supporter, who promptly squatted down with his history books and repetitious pomposity, and just like that the site went on a day long bender between two guys who have a long animosity and an inability to give it up already we’ve heard enough.

Geo is definitely a guy you don’t want to invite to any party you ever throw. He’s an intelligent and knowledgeable guy, but unfortunately he’s a stupefying prick. Sooner or later, even bloggers who agree with his points end up feeling queasy about his style. Most annoying bloggers are dunderheads, so it’s puzzling to see a guy with brains adopt such an arrogant and endlessly suffocating persona.

Late in the day, Rob tried, in his pleasant “hey guys” way, to bring an end to what had become a throbbing toothache, but this chivalrous effort was quickly buried by the arrival of the new blog idiot, Thnkbg, who jumped in on Zero’s side and started firing off his trademark dunce statements, rekindling the bonfire and ending any chance that anything but the need for sleep would cause these people to STFU. Given Lynch’s propensity to fade in and out of his role of blog host and topic provider, the likelihood of this roaring bore resuming today is pretty good.

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Barrows’ Sac Bee site is experiencing a “hits” boom this off season, generated by the blog world’s Captain Bligh, the kid from Redding, good old Spitblood. Already banished from Niner Insider and Inside the 49ers, he’s down to his last main stream Bay Area blog site and seems to have toned down his King Kong act enough to be holding off the bouncers – so far. Spit and FlyingV probably do more to generate Ad revenue for the 49er blog sites than anyone else. There are plenty of bloggers who have the ability to infuriate others, but to be a star you have to be prolific and relentless over a long period of time. V is the only one who has the act down cold. Spit has yet to prove he can stay on a site long enough to have a HOF career.

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Has anyone ever seen more than three comments for any one post on Dan Brown’s 49ers Hot Read site. What’s the deal there? The San Jose Mercury News is big enough to have the notorioius Kawakami on it, how come no love for Dan down there at the slough end of the Bay? Santa Clara’s kind of in that vicinity and we might actually build a stadium there. Are there any fans there? Strange.

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Maiocco’s new site is very slick, but has a dark, eye-straining color scheme. Not a winner. He isn’t yet pulling many of his old Press Demo blog crowd over to that site with him, either. It looks like he decided to ditch the print world and switch over to the TV side of life. Better for his wallet, but I don’t think he’s got enough of a personality to be a star in that medium. And his face ain’t much better than Lynch’s mirror cracker. We’ll see.

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Speaking of Singletary, there are more bloggers who like him than those who don’t, which is the reverse of the last two years of Nolan’s run. But only 1.5 years into his HC term this is probably akin to the political world’s 100 Days of grace given a new President before the gloves come off. If the 49ers do not make the playoffs this year, you can bet the blogosphere will begin to snarl at him in earnest.

Absorbing most of the inherent bile that bloggers seem to possess has been Jimmy Raye. NoFear meticulously connects the dots of the mostly dissatisfying offense of last season from Raye to Singletary, but many let the buck stop with Raye – for now. And Jimmy has been pummeled fairly constantly from Day One of his time here as OC. No one knows for sure how much autonomy Raye has with the offense, but its safe to assume that Singletary has erected some barbed wire fencing that limits Raye’s ability to wander far and wide in search of the magical valley of first downs and TDs. About the only guideline we can be sure of is Singletary’s insistence on a ball control, time of possession offense. I’m no X and O’s guy, but it seems unlikely that Raye would dare dial up a hook and ladder play from our twenty yard line just to surprise hell out of the opposing team. But how much of Raye’s playbook remains in the storage shed is anybody’s guess.

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  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Daniel Brown is a good blog during the season because he does get some scoops and he has a trivia that is fun to try and answer.

  2. DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I like Dan Brown as well, but since all his articles already appear in my morning paper, I tend to forgot about him and the Merc in general.
    BTW, does anyone else still get a paper delivered to them on a daily basis? I feel like one of the few remaining dinosaurs in that regard. Oh well, there’s something about holding a real newspaper in your hands, reading about the 49ers while enjoying a cup of Joe that can’t be replaced by the Internet.

  3. DennisNo Gravatar says:

    “I tend to forget…”

    Spell Check works fine. Brain? Not so.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis- I’ve tried to have the newspaper delivered but since I live on a dirt road they won’t do it.

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis, I moved to the Bay Area in 1973 and subscribed to the Chron from then until about 2005. I set up my whole day around coffee and the newspaper. If the paper was late, I wouldn’t get up till it arrived.

    But I haven’t subscribed since 2005, partly from brief circumstances that broke the habit and then mostly because the quality of the columnists deteriorated so much it just wasn’t enjoyable to read any more. All the good columnists left for the internet. That’s all I subscribed for, the Sports section and the comics. I quit on the front section and the Pink section stuff a long time ago. Lost interest in politics and world news and keeping up with the “in” crowd. Settled in to the life of an old fogie.

  6. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I guess what I’m getting at about Brown is he doesn’t have a loyal bunch of bloggers camped out on his blog yapping away whether he’s there or not – like the Gate, PD, and Barrows’ sites.

  7. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- I’m hoping the Gate will clean up when we start getting some real news. If not, you probably won’t see me there as much as before.
    I look forward to reading Skeebers in the morning and cutting up a little bit at Unca’s. That takes enough time for now.

  8. robNo Gravatar says:

    i love the smell of skeeber’s blog and the occasional st. pete times or usa today in the morning !
    the st pete time is the best paper/sports page i’ve ever seen ! i’ve read the miami herald , ny times , chicago trib , washington post and boston globe to name a few ! i tried the chron at the library but it had squat about the niners! much to my chagrin it turned out to be the ‘national’ version with all the good 9er stuff left out ! #@$@%^&$# !

  9. robNo Gravatar says:

    where’s my new pic ???

  10. robNo Gravatar says:

    huh ????

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Rob, NoFear had trouble getting his new pic to “take” last week. I think the ticket is to close your browser and open it again. You’re getting a cache pic, IIRC. I can see the new pic in the admin comments section, so it’s there. Maybe NoFear has a better answer.

  12. robNo Gravatar says:

    thx skeebs , i was going to yell for help but i gave it some time when i went out with my pal nereida ! when i came back my pic was there , pretty much what i expected ! (i did turn off the laptop when i left)
    i guess going through a secondary site like ‘gravatar’ sometimes it takes a while !

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09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
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3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
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5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
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