Cardinals 33, 49ers 21

The 49ers and Cardinals spent the first half of their Thursday night game trying to cure the nations’s insomnia problem. Then, just before the first half ended, the Niners discovered they had a 7-0 lead and needed to jump start their season long second half meltdowns.

A batted ball interception and a burn job on Tramaine Brock by Larry Fitzgerald and abruptly the game was tied heading into the locker room. Coming back out for the third quarter, the Niners promptly coughed up the kickoff, ran into the field goal kicker, and Arizona suddenly had a 14-7 lead.

After a 49er three and out, Drew Stanton led the Cardinals on a legitimate TD drive, finishing it off with a 29 yarder to Fitzgerald, once again beating Brock, and Arizona quickly had assumed a commanding 21-7 lead. Their defense took over from there, sacking Blaine Gabbert seven times, after the Niner O-line had given up only three in the first four games, and adding another interception which led to a FG.

Cardinal RB David Johnson rushed for 157 yards, becoming the fourth straight rusher to gain over 100 yards against the porous SF run defense. On offense, Niner WR Jeremy Kerley caught 8 passes for 102 yards, cementing his role as the only 49er receiver who ever gets open and catches anything.

The Niners have now lost four games in a row, so it’s probably time for HC Chip Kelly to begin blaming someone else for his failed coaching. His defense has given up 140 points in the past four games, so clearly a change at QB is needed. Or maybe the 49er FO will begin this year’s leak campaign blaming someone else for the team’s stinkiness. The only guy who needs to be blamed is GM Trent Baalke, who’s built a team that lacks talent in all areas, so the equipment manager will probably soon get a pink slip.

And so, year two of the post-Harbaugh era begins to circle the drain on its inevitable journey to the hazardous waste disposal site. Time to sit back and enjoy the next eleven games of really bad football while Jed York buys a stake in a Rogaine and trembles at the thought that his young child will soon reach the age of reason and realize his father is a complete nincompoop.

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67 comments on “Cardinals 33, 49ers 21
  1. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Throw him to the wolves. Did you check out the scrawny arms of the Saint Kap of RT/Spit/Chuckie idolatry.

    The time is now. After all, it is only silverspoon’s money.

    Buffalo is next. Mano a Mano Kap and Marcel Dareus. Is Kap man enough. Are the white linemen going to execute the blocking assignments. No locker room divide, otherwise you are a racist.

    Vegetarianism and the NFL. Libs must be orgasmic.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On the Niner postgame show bothe Watters and Dennis Brown agreed with Phil Simms that Kap does not seem engaged on the sidelines.
    He doesn’t interact with Gabbert offering him any insight or advice.
    They all talk about his body language and Kap seems content to live out the season protesting.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On the pregame it is sickening to listen to Baalke talk about the talent the team has on both sides of the ball. His spin is he’s stocked the team well and it’s only a matter of time until the talent jells.

    He was asked about Torrey Smith and in his usual manner deflected the question. I would like to trade Torrey Smith to a WR needy team such as the Chargers. I would be happy to get a second round pick for him because clearly he’s not doing much for the second year in a row.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It does this team no good to get a few scattered wins and finish 6-10 or 7-9. Niners need to be in a top 3 draft position to draft a QB.
    Huge difference if you have a top three pick because it also means you’ll be picking at the top of each round.

    I would go as far as to draft 2 QBs next year using a ! and a 4.
    Keep an eye on Brad Kaaya the Miami QB. Watson’s stock has taken a hit and I’m not convinced he’s the guy for the Niners.

  5. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    If as Tim Kawakami sez the FO hates Johnnie there is also Ponder “because Kap is skinny as a rail and it takes time to put on weight eating veggies”. I guess. Won’t make any difference b/c BUF is gonna eat our vegetarian lunch at their place week from Sunday.

    Shoulda pawned Johnnie off on Elway and paid a few bucks but following the GM resulted in “gabbert is better than Kap but he’s not good enough to win”. That’s their problem. Mine is “Will this beat down be worth getting up for at 1 AM?”

    Of course not but I might take a peak at the gore out of sheer masochism.

  6. Sammy Davis Jr.No Gravatar says:

    Anthony Davis tweeted “They need Kap.”

    I really pay heed and give credence to a two-time quitter.

  7. Sammy Davis Jr.No Gravatar says:

    Even worse than AD quitting, was the Niners accepting him back. They should have hit him over the head with a 2×4 and accelerated his CTE.

  8. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Like I said a couple of threads back, Bad teams find ways to lose.

    This team is abysmal.

    Trent Baalke thinks we have talent? What a douchebag.

    At this point, I think we need to pray that Jed York’s private jet will go down with Baalke and Paraag along for the ride.

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The NFL says the national anthem protests have not affected ratings. We all know what that means: the national anthem protests HAVE affected ratings.

  10. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t believe the national anthem protests have affected ratings. Ratings have been sliding over the past three years. Who do the protests offend? Old white dudes. Think young, black kids don’t love Kaep? And who’s walking away from the game because the game is soft? Old white dudes….. like (ironically) Sammy Davis Jr., FlyingV and Spitblood.

    Old white dudes are leaving the game because the game is soft, not because of Colin Kaepernick, like old white dudes want to claim.

    On a separate note: Tonight, for the Giants to win Johnny Cueto, who knows the Cubs well, and is conversely known well by the Cubs, needs to pitch inside alla Bob Gibson, knocking batters down if necessary. Cueto is the master of stealing strikes in the regular season, but hasn’t been great in the playoffs. It’s because while his stuff is great, it’s not fantastic, and to thrive in the playoffs as a pitcher you must be fantastic. For Cueto to be fantastic tonight, he needs to knock some guys down.

    It’s all Kaep’s fault. Lol. The 49er suck because of Kaep. The NFL is losing market share because of Kaep. The guy’s on the bench. But old white dudes want to frame him for the Kennedy assassination (s). It’s not going to work. Most young people don’t listen to old white dudes in American anymore, anyway.

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Most young people don’t listen to anybody.

  12. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The best thing I can say about last night’s game is it was good to see Iupati kicking ass and taking names again. Too bad it was against us.

    I hope Kaepernick does start next Sunday against the Ryan boys. He deserves it. And Kelly deserves it.

  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks for the comic relief.

    Wisdom from old white guys can keep you alive. Starting to get freezing rain in ND now. Better to go slow a million times. Can only go too fast once.

    Too bad young white dudes don’t do real work anymore. ND winter driving could thin out the herd of Obama phuck ups. Darwinian natural selection courtesy of mother nature. Blame it on gaia.

    Spit, lots of craigslist ads for nightime drivers here. If you can peel off from govt transfer payments courtesy of tax theft from old white dudes.

  14. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Is Bakkentom from North Dakota? Shocking. Drive safe in bad weather? The blog Sage has spoken. Clear evidence we should all convert to racism and vote Trump.

  15. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kaep stands isolated, disengaged from his teammates on sidelines as has been his habit all career. No on follows him on the field. He’s been exposed in the NFL as a one trick pony. No biggie. If he can lead the team to wins that’s all I care about. Good for him and bad for Niners if he has second career despite the denial by NFL there is any effect as millions of all genders and races switch to college ball or drop out. I don’t give a crap.

  16. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Chip says Kaep’s not the same player he was in 2012 when he took the 49ers to the Super Bowl. Gee, I wonder why? Could it be because the team is run by clowns? Could be Jim Harbaugh knew how to coach and Tomsula and Kelly don’t? Kaep is clearly mailing it in.

    And more evidence that I’m right is just around the corner. Kaep is working on a deal with the 49ers right now to get him released from his contract at the end of the year. All the 49ers have to do is pay him next year’s salary this year and then he gets to walk.

    The crucial part to the deal, however, is the 49ers are re-wording the contract so they aren’t stuck with the bill if Kaep gets hurt playing this year. And Kaep has to laugh, because if he’s doing what I think he’s doing, he’ll be hurt for the rest of the year anyway. It’s also curious because I thought the 49ers made Kaep pay for injury insurance. Either way, Kaep gets paid more and then gets released. I love it. Good for Kaep. He gets paid more and then gets rid of this crappy 49er organization that couldn’t find its ass in the dark with both hands.

    If I’m Kaep, after the deal is done, I roll my ankle in practice…. weekly.

  17. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick, looking like the business end of a toilet brush while protesting America, can suck it.

    Any money paid to him is a waste of money. So waste as little as possible and get rid of the cancer in the locker room ASAP. If the owners of this team had any balls or any patriotism they’d shitcan this asshole and be proud of it, Damn losing a little cash for it. A small price to pay to be a leader. The stupidity of the whole Tomsula fiasco cost them plenty more.

    Kaepernick’s just a failed QB and some loonies are confident he’s the hero. Why, you may well ask. Well, it’s not because he’s standing up for free speech. It’s because he’s on his knees protesting the country that guarantees he can while he’s making millions of dollars for being a bust. He’s nothing but a slap in the face to the fans that support this ridiculous excuse for a pro football team.

    Naturally one would expect this steaming pile of horseshit to attract flies and produce maggots.

  18. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear: Trump just issued an apology for his comments bragging about sexually assaulting women. His statement said “I’ve changed.” I bet you’re voting for Trump, NoFear. Trump and Colin Kaepernick. What’s it like to be old, white and on the wrong side of political and social issues? Must suck. Trump’s another lose for old, racist white dudes.

  19. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:


  20. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    “Sexually assaulting women” = typical BS from the fearful, violent left. It’s a wonderful thing to see. Why do you keep making this about politics?

    Let’s see what Kaepernick can do for the 49ers beyond wrecking ratings and creating a useless distraction. If he succeeds great. If not let’s move past this guy.

  21. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Phil – I’m not making anything up. Trump’s done. See below. And yes, I’m a proud liberal. Proud. Do you know what’s becoming the shame of America? Racist Old Republican White Males. You’re all like this Jack Wagon below. A voter voting for Trump shows he’s scum.

  22. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, this one has the full transcript. The one above cuts it off halfway (probably an attempt at decency).

    You have to scroll down to the bottom.

    Old Racist White Dudes? You’re time running America is done.

  23. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Silly silly

  24. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Looks to me like the FO is moving the conversation from Kap the protester to Kap the business decision. Good. When the talks break down, they can stuff the idiot on the bench in street clothes “for business reasons.”

  25. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    This is how the Yorks work. In the past week we’ve heard Kap isn’t physically ready, Kap isn’t mentally ready, and Kap needs to rework his contract. Also, the leaks have begun that “some” players think Ponder should be the starting QB.

  26. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Same shit, different day, Skeebs.

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Interesting comment from Crabtree on Kap

    Not everyone feels the need to participate.

    “I just play football,” wide receiver Michael Crabtree said. “I ain’t no Martin Luther King.”
    And Crabtree doesn’t want to offer his opinions on the transformation of his former quarterback, Colin Kaepernick.
    “I’ve let it be known I don’t have anything to do with him,” said Crabtree, who is evolving into Derek Carr’s most reliable receiver. “I’m a Raider.”

    Niners could use a receiver like Crabtree on this team. Baalke had him and let him walk without a viable player to take his place.

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Baalke has spent so many draft picks on defensive backs.
    The #1 CB T Brock has given up 4 TD catches in the last 2 games.
    He’s getting torched.

  29. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’m pretty sure Crabtree is happy to have a QB that can deliver the ball.
    He sure didn’t get that with Alex or Kaep.
    Pretty sure Torrey is wearing a jersey that says ‘Source’ across the shoulders during media sessions now too.
    Chip needs full control over this Offense and, perhaps a year to get his system implemented.
    It would seem Gabbert is putting in the work compared to Kaep.
    Problem is, he’s missing throws that could be changing losses into wins.
    I hardly think Kaep is going to make the proper decisions, though he could make better deep throws.
    With talk of restructuring the current deal, specifically to remove the injury clause, it could be a step toward moving him off the roster, finally.

    BTW, I watched your TX QB Buechele today.
    Too bad he’s only a Freshman. Nice mechanics.

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Buechele only is 6’1″. Unless he has a growth spurt I can only hope he becomes another Colt McCoy.

    The guy that had a great day was UW’s Jake Browning. ^ passing TDs and 2 running TDs. He’ll be a junior next year and could declare for the draft.

    Niners need to draft some QBs and not try to fix the position with rejects and retreads.

  31. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I liked Crabtree’s response on why he doesn’t do the anthem protest. “I just play football. I ain’t no Martin Luther King”

  32. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Buechele throws a nice deep ball nonetheless.
    Didn’t realize he was only 6’1″ however.
    Caught only a glimpse or 2 of Kaaya as well.
    Either way, retread or not, Chip has to find ‘his’ QB someway/somehow.
    This Offense can’t function without a QB to make it work.
    Maybe Ponder can make a better go of it than Kaep, whose decision making has never been a strong suit.

  33. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Going to try to get a longer look at Kizer from ND too.
    He’s big and looked very poised to me in the one game I caught recently.
    Assuming we’re Drafting in the Top 10, maybe Top 5, there ought to be some decent options at the QB position should Chip fail to develop anyone on the current roster.
    I do think they’re trying to distance themselves from Kaep with the talk of restructuring his current deal.
    Sorta confirms my suspicions that they’re concerned about the injury potential and the bucks attached to it.

  34. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chip’s system is predicated on a quick decision maker and accuracy.
    Gabbert seems to be making the correct reads thus far.
    He’s simply missing the targets too often.
    Looks as though he’s turned Gabbert loose in terms of option runs now too.
    That’s a recipe for injury.
    If he’s simply looking for someone to run, Kaep’s got that part down cold.
    We need a trigger Man, not another RB.
    Adding Torrey or any other WR is a waste of time if they’re not going to feed them.
    This Offense is timing and accuracy driven.
    It’s almost ‘pass to run’ by design.

  35. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I fully expected Chips’ system to take time to develop.
    According to some reports, Bradford even admitted that it was complicated.
    Might as well flip a coin between Kaep and Gabbert at this point.
    I just don’t see Kaep is being too cerebral by comparison, at least thus far.

  36. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:


  37. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    16 years of democrat executive branch rule. 8 years of Obama, 8 years of Clinton. Joy to the world. Jesus is good.

    And what’s even more enjoyable is that all those racist old white dudes supporting Trump can no longer claim they are ethical or have any kind of principles. Old racist white Republicans: The only thing wrong with America.

  38. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    That’s hilarious.

    After living through eight years of Clinton’s womanizing and rapes and Hillary’s support of it and staff ‘suicides’ by two bullets to the head, security details hung out to dry and die and lies, lies, lies about emails, secure documents and quarter million dollar access speeches without a single complaint you’re offended by a private citizen in a private conversation sounding like a teenager in a locker room?

    You’ve lived a more screwed up life than I thought. I suppose that’s what’s required to support pure evil as your leader of choice.

    Is there anything more racist than some punk idiot calling everyone else racists? You’re a fool. And everyone in the Hillary camp has to come to grips with voting the same way as Spitblood. Now that’s gotta hurt!

  39. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I wish we could vote out Baalky.

  40. Sammy Davis Jr.No Gravatar says:

    I wish we could/would rub out Baalke.

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    And now a word from Robert Deniro

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Browns are down to their 5th string QB.
    Whitehurst is in the game.

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Gore just moved past Jim Brown into 9thn place of the all time leading NFL rushing list.

  44. Sammy Davis Jr.No Gravatar says:

    What do you guys do on a Sunday when the Niners don’t play?

    1. Watch just as much of the NFL just minus the Niners.
    2. Work on your “Honey Do” list and finish up chores around the house.
    3. Something for yourself like play golf/go fishing or work on a hobby.
    4. Other.

    Me? I find myself sitting here thinking about the same thing. WTF happened to our organization? We used to be the class of the NFL — both on and off the field. Now we’re lumped with the Cleveland’s of the league. We used to value the importance of the QB position. I’ve seen in person players like Brodie, Montana and Young. Shit. Even Garcia wasn’t half bad. Since then I’ve been riddled with the likes of Rattay, Dorsey, Hill, O’Sullivan, Kaepernick, Gabbert and last, but surely not the least, Alex effing Smith.

    I used to love this team with a passion. Even got injured and endured trouble with the law because of them. I would have done anything within my power to ensure a victory. Now? I hate this team with a passion. I wish for evil things to happen. I wouldn’t even piss on a Niner if he was lying in the street engulfed in flames.

    But even worse than that, is my total and utter lack of caring. I’ve become completely apathetic on Game Day. I don’t watch any longer. Couldn’t care less what’s the outcome.

    In summary: the 49ers have ruined my life. No biggie. I was doing a pretty good job myself. They just beat me to the punch.

  45. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:


  46. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear – You won’t have the White House. You’ll lose the Supreme Court for sure. The only thing you have left is the congress, and if Trump keeps trying to grab pussy, you’ll lose that too come November. Your head might explode.

  47. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Sammy- just do what I do. I don’t expect anything from this organization and won’t until there are some major changes. To me that still beats anything in silver and black, or any other colors for that matter. I am getting way more done on Sundays than I have in a long time.

  48. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Sammy D, I still watch all the games I can. It’s almost better without the Niners playing because it’s mostly a better quality of football and I don’t have to see endless shots of some asshole America hater on the sidelines or another one talking to his comic book hidden behind some phony call sheets.

    “I wish for evil things to happen. I wouldn’t even piss on a Niner if he was lying in the street engulfed in flames.”

    Oh, I’d piss on him. Maybe even take a d-handle shovel to him to make certain the flames were out.

  49. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    The Gulag has fallen eerily silent as they perhaps absorb the fact that the 2016 Niners will not be a 7 to 10 win team. We for all our cynicism/realism are better adjusted to dealing with what we have and are = 3-5 winners maybe. The numerous holes in the roster at QB, wr, te, nt, olb, ilb, etc are due to our limited GM basically. So that needs to change before next draft. No guarantees that would fix things but we do need new blood in the FO and running the draft.

    It is not encouraging that Kaps contract supposed to be redone and the leaks immediately start up re: Ponder, terms, etc. We are being dismantled by the equivalent of a pack of juvenile females. Hello Marathe you organizational idiot. Who are we supposed to entice to come here as GM? Gamble if no one else I guess. We really have not progressed in several years, sigh.

  50. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Even Maiocco sez Balkey is on the hot seat due to team not improving from last year = Letting Boldin walk, not drafting a QB or a pass rusher, etc. Good comments section too.

    “There is no question general manager Trent Baalke is on the hot seat. And there’s virtually nothing he can do at this stage in the season to strengthen the team for the final 11 games.

    The biggest problem with how the team is constructed is that the 2016 49ers have the same weaknesses at the 2015 49ers. When last season ended, it was apparent the 49ers needed upgrades at quarterback, wide receiver and pass-rusher.”

    “… it’s obvious Baalke’s future with the 49ers is very much in jeopardy because he has regularly ignored the team’s weaknesses at impact positions.”

    “The 49ers were horrible last season under Jim Tomsula. The team is just as bad this season, thus far, under first-year coach Chip Kelly. The 49ers do not have the players to compete on a week-to-week basis. Regardless of who is the coach, the 49ers would be among the worst teams in the league. And that includes Jim Harbaugh, whose “mutual parting” with the 49ers was the best thing that could have happened for him.”

    Maiocco originally sided with Balkey when York got out his knife but now after a two year severe decline…not so much

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When you have the most cap space in the entire league and have so many leaks in your boat that you can’t plug them all.
    So instead of moving forward in a highly competitive race, your team is busy bailing water and trying to plug the leaks of your water logged boat.

    Baalke thinks it’s a feather in his cap that he has $49 mil in salary cap space. Never mind the lack of talent on the field or ther embarrassing people dressed as empty chairs in Levi’s.
    The announcers said it was a late arriving crowd. Unfortunately
    half of people who had tickets didn’t show up.

  52. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    He’s gone (again)!: “Ravens firing OC Marc Trestman, replacing him with Marty Mornhinweg, per league sources.”

  53. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:


    Hillary Clinton is going to be your next president. She just opened up a double-digit lead on Trump in the polls, and the only thing stopping her is a Russian bullet.

    This election will see the biggest landslide since Reagan v Carter / Mondale. It won’t even be close. After the election, the Supreme Court becomes liberal, with huge pending issues hanging in the balance: Gun control, guns, how to take away your guns, weapons and also the issue of taking all of NoFear’s guns leaving him at the mercy of his enemies with his only defense left being hand-to-hand combat.

    Who does NoFear strike you as? Is he the guy who goes crazy crying about losing his guns, or does he adapt and brush-up on his hand-to-hand combat training and tactics? I say he does a little of both. I think he takes his crazy liberal hate and turns it to hand-to-hand training energy the likes of which scare the hell out of the soccer mom that lives well down the street from his bunker.

    Either way, Hillary wins and so does America.

  54. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    So we’re electing a crook for President, the Russians hate us and are talking about using nuclear weapons, and there is trouble with China in the Western Pacific.

    Who the Eff left the door open and let the Seventies back in?

    I’ll be in my combination wine cellar / bomb shelter, good luck to everyone.

  55. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Typical Spitblood. Hold up the First Amendment when your boys want to piss on the country for giving them so much opportunity but burn the Second when it doesn’t suit your purpose. Idiotic hypocrisy. The banner of your party.

    You and your ilk do want to take away the guns and that explains the huge increase in sales since president zero started ranting about it, while arming every civilian department and stockpiling ammo. But no need for you to worry about my guns. They aren’t going anywhere.

    In this country there are snowflakes, like you, and there are spartans. The spartans will rise up and put an end to such anti-American causes as confiscating the guns of the “armed citizenry” if the effort ever materializes.

    Anyway, I’m going to Grumpy’s place.

  56. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear: If you really loved the constitution, you’d respect Colin Kaepernick’s right to question our democracy and look at whether or not it works for everyone. But you only love parts of our constitution, when it’s convenient for you, just like me. The only hypocrisy here is coming from the guy who can’t call a spade a spade.

  57. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Hillary will do exactly as she is told. Just like most all the presidents. And no matter what either one says the constitution is gonna continue to go strong.

  58. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spitblood, you’re confused about the purpose of the Constitutional guarantees. They only serve to restrict the government, not individuals or private enterprise. All of whom are free to continue to be disgusted with stupidity and manufactured outrage.

    Giving people the power to vote themselves other people’s money is going to bring the end of it as it has everywhere else.

    I don’t hear any complaints from you about the open hunting season on police. That’s what is most despicable about your and Kaepernick’s phony me-me-me-poor-me politics.

  59. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Winder, besides the obvious undermining to the first and second amendments, the fourth and tenth aren’t faring that well these days either.

    Clinton promises further erosion to them and more.

  60. winderNo Gravatar says:

    nofear- I agree the constitution is being bent in a lot of areas. 911 has opened some doors that are on some pretty shaky ground. It’s the old adage ‘give em an inch and they will take a mile. I still believe that when push comes to shove our basic principals will win out. Maybe just wishful thinking, or naivete.

  61. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, I see a lot of Donald Trump in you. It’s almost as if all the old white dudes in America are creating their own little reality to help them get by. If you say it loud enough and long enough, it might become true. That seems to be the Republican strategy as of late. Good luck with that.

    Regarding my confusion, I’m not confused but go ahead and believe whatever you’d like. The reality is that old dudes like yourself will come unglued if you try to step on their 2nd amendment rights, but the 1st amendment is really a huge inconvenience for all of you. Old white dudes never exercise their 1st amendment rights because the game is rigged in their favor. Why in the world would they ever exercise their first amendment rights? But if someone else exercises a first amendment right, the same old white dudes who love their second amendment sure hate it when the first is rubbed in their faces.

    And cops? The problem with cops is they have nobody keeping them in check and they’re above the law. We all know the courts backup cops 100%. That’s the problem. More cops should be imprisoned, but it doesn’t happen. And I know, NoFear, that you will espouse that this will lead to pure anarchy in the streets, but it’s the irony of your name. That’s an irrational “fear” that would actually have the opposite effect you’d presumably espouse. Lock-up more cops and the streets will be safer because A.) Cops will have to think before acting unlike now when they know the courts will have their backs and they just kill, kill, kill. B.) Poor people will know they are being treated more fairly than in the past. C.) The culture of policing in America will change, and it needs to.

    I know, NoFear, that you believe we should all live in the 1950’s with our lemonade on the front porch, but the reality is that life is getting more and more complex and it’s the strong and flexible who will survive, not the strong and hopeful things all stay the same.

  62. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick in at QB over the Gabber per Maiocco. When you are 1-4 you make changes sez Steve Young. Will this be an improvement? BUF has a pretty good D so we will see.

  63. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick was quoted as saying “Gabbert ain’t the only QB on this team that can huck the ball 10 feet over the WRs head. INTs? Watch me. I love drilling the ball into the DBs. And last I checked I’m the Niner sack leader not Blaine, so deal with it”

  64. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    In a hastily called press conference kap revealed that the toughest negotiation with the team was not his contract terms which he labeled “Chickenshit. Balkey’s agreed to shine my shoes. That was the big win for me”. Kap said one tough battle was getting Paraage Marathe to sign off on Kap calling the plays in the huddle from one knee. “That was the ball buster, getting Marathe to stop calling plays and designing the O. That and getting York’s agreement to quit tweeting shit to Cassie Balkey all the time. We got it all worked out now though” he said

  65. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    For as much as I love Bruce Bochy, I totally disagreed with his use of his pitching staff during this Cubs’ series. First off, it was obvious the Cubs are a dead-red, fastball hitting team. They can’t handle the curve. The way to beat the Cubs is off-speed. Period. And that’s why Matt Moore was so successful. Matt Moore pretty much threw a 2 hitter in 8 innings. The point is that Moore, while able to throw 95, is an off-speed, curve ball specialist and he dominated the Cubs. Which leads me to my other couple of points.

    First off, Jeff Samardzija. The Shark is regular season innings eater, no question. He doesn’t get hurt. He’ll give you 200 plus innings a year. That’s his value. It’s not in the playoffs. And it’s certainly not against a dead-red ballclub like the Cubs. Why throw Samardzija game two? Bochy had other options like Ty Blach. Blach is an off speed pitcher without much of a big league scouting book.

    I understand the strategy of pitching the Shark after MadBum and Cueto pretty much went the distance in the two games prior – the bullpen was rested. The Shark could get a quick hook and turn the game over to pen if necessary. But when the Cubs were pounding the Shark, and it was obvious even to John Smoltz that the Shark had only established one speed, Bochy left the Shark in the game way too long and the Cubs took an insurmountable 4-0 lead. Mistake Bochy. That loss went to Bochy, in my opinion.

    Tonight, Bochy made other questionable decisions. His first questionable decision was to take Matt Moore out of the game. I understand. Moore had Tommy John surgery, he’s on a close pitch count. Moore looked a little wild in either the 7th or the 8th walking the lead-off hitter and then almost walking the second batter up. It’s debatable if Moore would have been effective in the 9th, but if you’re going to have a complete brain fart like Bochy did with his moronic strategy of closers by committee in the playoffs, why not bring Moore out in the 9th and if someone gets on bring in Law then?

    Here’s the thing – You beat the Cubs with the off-speed curve ball. It’s that simple. If you bring in a young kid like Law in the 9th (which Bochy moronically did) the kid’s going to be all pumped up and throw adrenaline laden gas which predictably the Cubs will turn around, which they did. Then Lopez, who’s the right move because again he’s an off speed specialist walks a guy in the 9th (which was also Bochy’s fault and I’ll explain why in a second), then Madden deeks Bochy and gets Will Smith to face a right hander. That’s pretty much game over.

    The reason Lopez was Bochy’s fault is because closer by committee in a huge game doesn’t work. It may work briefly during the regular season, but it’s only to be used in emergency situations. Romo got taken yard last night so tonight he can’t get 3 outs before they score 4 runs? Stupid Bochy. If Romo had started the entire inning, AND BEEN GIVEN THE CHANCE TO SETTLE INTO A ROUTINE AND DEVELOP A RHYTHM, the Giants would have won that game. And it’s not just Romo. If Bochy had handed the ball to anyone with closer experience who featured off-speed stuff, and he was given the chance to develop a rhythm, the Giants would have won the game. Instead, Bochy phucked everything up in the 9th and the Giants are going home because of it.

    Bochy’s great. But right now he’s not getting any criticism because he’s got three rings and the bullpen has been notoriously bad. But for my money, Bruce Bochy wasn’t nearly as sharp in this 2016 MLB playoff series, and the Giants should have been much more competitive. For the first time since being a Giant, Bochy was more of a hindrance than a help in a playoff series.

  66. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  67. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Nice summation of the Giants last stand Spit. I was wondering what happened to ’em. Good coaching, gotta have it

2021 Schedules
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26: L Packers 30, 49ers 28
10/03: L Seahawks 28, 49ers 21
10/10: L Cardinals 17, 49ers 10
10/17 BYE
10/24: L Colts 30, 49ers 18
10/31: W 49ers 33, Bears 22
11/07: L Cardinals 31, 49ers 17
11/15: W 49ers 31, Rams 10L
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
12/05: L Seahawks 30, 49ers 23 12/12 · 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 · 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 · 1:25 PM @ LAR

2021 Draft Class
1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
5. OG/OT Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan
5. CB Deommodore Lenoir, Oregon
5. S Talanoa Hufanga, USC
6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
2021 Prognostications
Bullit: 12-5
Grumpy: 13-4
NJ49er: 11-6
Skeebers: 14-3
Winder: 12-5
Rob: 17-0
Spitblood: 0-17