Being a blog host is kind of fun, but every now and then I miss the days when I could wake up, log into a site like the Insider or the Press Demo, scroll through the comments, pick out one that ticked me off, pop open the post box, and type those fun little words: “Eat My Shorts, So-and-So.”
My wife would see me smiling like an evil little brat and roll her eyes. “You just told someone to eat your shorts, didn’t you? Why do you do that? No wonder you have no friends.”
I’d always play dumb and pretend like I didn’t know why my fingers had done the walking. They just tiptoed over the keyboard when I wasn’t looking. Because there was no way my wife, who is an extremely fine person, could possibly understand the enjoyment of basically belching on the internet.
I’m reminded of this today, as I scrolled around the blogofumes generated by yesterday’s reinstatement of Alex Smith as the starting QB for the 49ers. Lots of boys out there belching and farting and having a blast. Sigh.
Matt Maiocco, perhaps the Niner reporter least prone to voice an opinion, threw in the towel on Mike Singletary yesterday after this announcement was made, proclaiming on Twitter: “When a team has no clear-cut starting QB in December, nothing else really matters.”
This got me to wondering. Has a team ever made the playoffs and been booed when they trotted out for their first game?
If the team beats Seattle on Sunday, they will most probably reach the 15th game of the season without yet being eliminated from the playoffs! This would be the deepest into a season the Niners have gone without being eliminated since 2002. And yet, there is not a single 49er fan in the world that likes this team. Wow. That is quite an epic achie…, uh, something or other.
But I have to confess, the belcher boy who lives within is pacing the room: What’s the matter with everyone? The 2010 49ers have a chance to become the first team in NFL history to make the post season with a losing record. Nothing the franchise has done since 1995 would piss off the east coast bias snob nosers more than accomplishing this historic feat. Especially if one of their media darling franchises, sporting something like a 10-6 record, has to miss the tournament. Whew, baby. They’ll be howling all winter!
We can build on this! Go Niners! C’mon you losers, stick it in their eyes!
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Some folks assume a 2-gapping defensive line, such as we play a lot, can’t get pressure on the passer much less a sack. Here’s a good example of it as Isaac Sopoaga and Justin Smith defeat max protect in a hurry.