Darkness at the Break of Noon

Okay, fellow blogpulsive disorders, it’s time once again for the annual NFL Reality Show predictions. Get out those chin scratchers and hmmm mullers and make a wild, hair-brained guess, gussied up as expertise. What will the 49ers’ record be for 2012?

Predictions will be accepted throughout the week and the booth will close at midnight Saturday. Sorry, Chuck, only one prediction per customer. The winner (or closest to actual record) will be announced after the regular season ends. The prize winner(s) will be able to gloat for an entire year. Last year’s winner was … let me see, who was it? Who’s that handsome dude in the mirror there?

Despite rampant blog frustration, Jim Harbaugh put nothing on tape during the preseason that opponents didn’t already have from last year. Virtually no effort was made to show off either Randy Moss or Mario Manningham, the prize offseason acquisitions. Nor was anything displayed during the team’s trips to the Red Zone other than the vanilla power ball sets.

The offense opened up in the fourth preseason game, but that was scrubeenie time, where tackles and blocks are missed and everybody gets open. Playground ball. In addition, none of the starters were involved, so none of the tape is particularly useful. Half of the players in that game are no longer on the team, and the other half won’t be playing.

So, we’re almost as much in the dark about what we’ll see on opening day as we were last year. Coming off a 13-3 record, versus a 6-10 record, does lighten the weight of the darkness considerably, though. At least for one game.

It doesn’t dispel the weight of the monkey on the back of this franchise, though. The opening day opponent, the Green Bay Packers, have had the 49ers’ number for most of the past fifteen years. They are 13-1 against us, with the T.O. catch playoff game after the 1998 season being the Niners lone victory. That’s plain old outright embarrassing.

Meanwhile, we have the curious case of Parys Haralson, long time marginally talented OLB, stirring up the pot in the week leading up to game one. Haralson has been placed on IR and replaced by veteran LB Clark Haggans. Nobody knows exactly what’s wrong with Parys or why the Niners are being so secretive about it. Perhaps we’ll get the mutilated answers in Harbaugh’s press conference today. Parys was not going to play a whole lot this year and his contract for next year is too pricey for a backup, so this story should be falling into the yawner bin. The team’s refusal to discuss the matter is all that is giving the story traction.

The players return to work for real today to begin preparations for the Green Bay game next Sunday. If I were a chaplain, this would be a good time to praise the Lord and pass the armor. Another NFL season is upon us at last. Go 49ers!

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125 comments on “Darkness at the Break of Noon
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I’m feeling a 12-4 season and a Super Bowl run.
    If we’re in the Super Bowl we have to protect the perfect record
    of Joe and Steve.
    Go Niners!!!

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Trade proposal? Sorry but I don’t see one. If you’re not BS’n send again.
    If you want to trade Aaron for Tony you’ll have to sweeten the deal.
    Crabtree is untouchable as the tip of my spear.

  3. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Harbaugh is emulating Belichick
    with his silence is golden approach.
    I remember a few years back when
    the NFL forced Belichick to release an injured list and diclose the injury,Belichick listed 25 players with an obvious bogus report after listing nobody.
    I hope Jim Harbaugh keeps it classy and doesn’t go down that road.

  4. tonyNo Gravatar says:

    Prediction time huh? Well i believe i said previously 14-2 …but i hate thinking of my team losing ANY games….we can beat anybody!!! 馃檪

  5. tonyNo Gravatar says:

    One prediction im going to make….Kappys going to play more this year than anyone expects…and not because Smith isn’t playing well…Smith will play better than he ever has…

  6. Mr FletchNo Gravatar says:

    I’m a bit of a pessimist. I see a 10-6 season, winning the NFC West and one playoff game.

    The Niners benefited from a huge positive turnover differential last year, and luck seems to play a large factor in TOs. It is unlikely the TOs will be as abundant on defense this year. Similarly, an opening up of the offense means more opportunities to give the ball away.

    I also think the Niners were lucky to be so injury free last year, and that is unlikely to be the case this year.

    Through in a little general bad luck, and it comes out to 10-6.

    I do hope I’m wrong.

  7. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Any prediction now is meaningless – we have no idea what Jimbo’s Secret Squad is actually going to look like this year. Assuming a style of play like last year, with modest improvement to the offensive side of things, Berger’s 11-5 seems plausible. We’ll have a better picture in about a month.

  8. 12th manNo Gravatar says:


  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Mystery solved: Parys Haralson suffered a torn left triceps.

  10. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    And somehow Harbaugh, after being asked several times was not sure if we would have him week 1?

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    12th- I like what Harbaugh did. Why let the rest of the league know what you needs are. If the Cardinals know we need an OLB that badly do you think they release Haggans? I see it as a very smart move by the 49ers.

  12. barleyfreakNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll stick w/ the prediction I made when I first saw the schedule … 10-6. One of those 6 is game one in GB.

  13. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    16-0 as of now. I’ll change it as need be.

  14. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    For once I agree with you, Bergs. No reason to tip your hand early that you will be needing an LB soon. Although Bahktiari may have been better than the AZ guy anyway . . .

  15. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, you should have received an e-mail for my trade offer. Check again, or go to your team page and it should show ” Your Pending Moves” as 1.
    Prediction? The Mayans win on 12/21 and save the Niners from completing a 9-7 season losing out to Seattle in the tie-breaker for the NFC West.

  16. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    11-5 is what I’ve been saying for a while now. I don’t see any reasonm to change things.

  17. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Because we know redbull is champing at the bit to search through the archives.
    Dennis did you get Russell as your QB since you think he’s leading Seattle to the promised land? Didn’t think so . . .

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    No email and no trade offer that I can see. Pls resend if you r serious.
    Not too fond of the workings of the draft, Too many people didn’t show and when there are 4 autopicks in front of you and you have 60 seconds to make a choice you barely have time to see who was taken. Gotta be a better way but then again people should show up if they commit to this.

  19. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    If keeping the secret nets us the 35 yr old Haggans I don’t see the point.

  20. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That’s why I said they might as well have kept Bakhtiara.
    Jesus H Christ. Is there nothing you won’t whine at, Redbull?

  21. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    BTW folks, if you want to check out somethng funny, come over to my blog and see Bullit (reddog) in all his glory.
    Note how Skeebs jumps in to the fray after reddog makes his appearance. Amazing timing.
    It didn’t dawn on me until I read the thread (busy weekend) and saw reddog bring up the infamous H word. Ha ha. Busted!

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Look, Chuck, the only reason I came to your blog was to deal with the psychotic venom of your commenter directed at me because he decided I was Bullit/Reddog. Bullit should have dealt with it, but he chose to let me get defamed wrongly. Not too happy about it. If you can’t tell the difference between me and Bullit, it does explain a lot about your discernment skills.

  23. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Haven’t seen Haggans in action but I liked what I saw of Bak.

    This reddog thing is a farce, beyond infantile.

  24. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ha ha, so you admit that reddog is bullit.
    Cool. Way to man up, Redbull.

  25. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    WTF are you talking about?

  26. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I’m not admitting anything, Chuck. I’m INFORMING you, since you seem clueless about it.

  27. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    My discernment skills aren’t the issue here. The issue is Bullit being a little bitch and f@#$%ing around on my blog.
    Like I said, I hadn’t read all the comments until late yesterday, and it was apparent who he was when I read the H word comment.
    ‘My’ commenter? Horesshit. Psychotic venom? Bullit and you throw around bullshit all the time. Bergsd does it. I do. When you get called on it, you cry foul. You write fricking threads trashing me. I never did that on my blog until you pulled that stunt.
    Now I find out you and Bullit concoct a chickenshit little scheme to infiltrate my blog and trash it even more? It is bad enough you trash me personally in your threads, but this stunt?
    Didn’t think you were this much a lowlife, Skeebs. Party on dude.

  28. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Big diff there, Skeebs. Riiiight.

  29. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What say you, Redbull?
    You happy to play your prissy little games to mess with my blog? Can’t man up and post as yourself?

  30. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, that’s why I called bullit reddog in my 2:25 post.
    Yer as duplicit at he is as far as I’m concerned, Skeebs. You happy that Bullit let you slide under the bus? Or did you not think he’d get outed this fast?
    Buncha fricking chickenshit pansies.
    Again, you’re awful quiet, Redbull.

  31. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I can’t help you, Chuck. Your denseness defies rationality.

  32. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And posted it last night as 9:32 PM on my blog.

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    What are you talking about?
    Trying to drum up some action for your failing blog?
    I just took a look and it’s the usual bullying by you.
    Looks like you’ve accused everyone on your blog who has an alternate view of being reddog and you’re engaged in a fishing expedition.
    Only a brilliant intellect such as yours can come up with taking
    the first 3 letters of each name and forming redbul. AHA! What does it all mean?
    I also see that you have no clue
    to what a reddog is. It’s a football term idiot. And you run a football blog?
    I see where Reddog DENIED he was Skeebers but you just won’t accept that and let it go so you come here and do more fishing. Pathetic.

  34. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Who has better comradery than the bloggers on Chuck’s and Skeeber’s blogs? Noooooobody!
    Bullit, I re-sent the trade offer. See if you got it this time.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Another conspiracy theory?
    For the record I am not working with Skeebers to infiltrate your blog to ruin it.
    Don’t know Skeebers personally but I have never communicated with him outside this blog. He has deleted a ton of my rebuttals to rein me in and I have respected that.
    Looks like you don’t need any outside help. You’re doing a really good job of it all by yourself.
    If there is something between you and me then let’s go but why is it always you drag other people into your petty slapfights.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    It wasn’t that long ago that Spitty accused you and me of being the same person,
    See how stupid he looked?
    Now you’re doing it?

  37. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    LOLOLOL Ain’t football grand??
    Screw the Mayans. 2012 starts in 26 hours.
    12-6. Just a tad better than Peyton’s team (11-7).

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Go over to other blogs and see how many other posters use the word hater. You call that a tell?
    I do not have exclusivity to that term.
    You are just fishing or your brain is malfunctioning.

  39. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Rome uses it on the air every working day of his life.
    ‘Nuff said.

  40. robNo Gravatar says:

    “Despite rampant blog frustration, Jim Harbaugh put nothing on tape during the preseason that opponents didn鈥檛 already have from last year. Virtually no effort was made to show off either Randy Moss or Mario Manningham, the prize offseason acquisitions. Nor was anything displayed during the team鈥檚 trips to the Red Zone other than the vanilla power ball sets.”

    last year we had no time to prepare for the upcoming season and i was worried ! i can’t wait to see what we can do with the new players and a full camp etc !

    i said 11-5 before preseason and am sticking with it ! if i’m wrong 10-6 is the most likely possibility !

  41. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, you are working on your own, Redbull. Gee Reddog, your name means blitz? Gee, how clever. What does that have to do with anything? How could I not think you are Bullit when you talk about the H word? Gawd, you are pathetic. You deny being reddog? Pussy. You can’t even man up to your easily detected machinations.
    Failing blog? You sound like Spitty. Ahhhhh. Now it all makes sense. You like to jerk off to yourself. Mental masturbation. You’ve officially become a najor league joke. HA ha.
    You’ve been deleted by Skeebs? Did you say heck? Your posts are so milquetoast as to be pablum.

  42. robNo Gravatar says:

    ANYBODY know much about haggans ? he seems like a decent replacement for parys imho !

  43. robNo Gravatar says:

    CHUCK for chrissakes please stop the psychotic venom !

  44. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    RTF, I’m pretty sure Jim Rome isn’t Buillit. Although smarmy bastard is prety much Rome’s speed.

  45. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Heh heh . . . ROB, save me from myself!!! I know, I’ll keep it at happy venom . . .

  46. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Haggis is 35. That’s about my extent of knowledge of him.

  47. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis, i think the email went to the Reddog account. That’s why he can’t find it.

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You always try to make things personal when you are frustrated.
    You once made a comment that I should go visit a massage parlor
    for a happy ending.
    I came back with a post that Skeebs deleted that had something to do with your wife.
    In hindsight you took a cheapshot and I went gutter with a reply.
    Post was deleted by Skeebs unbeknownst to you.

  49. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    HEY! What’s a little psychotic venom being friends??!!!

    That would make a hell of a name for a band, though.

  50. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    And here with their new hit song, ‘Reddog and Chuck in the Gutter’, is PSYYYCHOTIC VENOMMM!!!!

  51. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I think I feel a short film coming on:
    Psychotic Venom meets Godzilla!

    (Bambi meets Godzilla eat your heart out.)

  52. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Rob, NO ONE stops the PSYCHOTIC VENOM!!!

  53. winderNo Gravatar says:

    10-6 NFC West Champions. I think we probably lose a couple of heartbreakers.
    U guys really are comical at times. Especially when we’re all diehard Niner fans.
    Hey rob- how’s it? Maybe you’ll make a draft someday, we needed more people to show up.

  54. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Moss and Crabs to be starting receivers

  55. robNo Gravatar says:


    wanted to be there , but was preoccupied with real life stuff ! sorry dudes big bummer tho !

    my espn team looks pretty good !

  56. robNo Gravatar says:


    wanted to be there , but was preoccupied with real life stuff ! sorry dudes big bummer tho !

    but my espn team looks pretty good !

  57. robNo Gravatar says:

    omg ! i DID it ! i got a DOUBLE POST onto SKEEBER’S blog !!!!

  58. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Beware… lest he unleash the psychotic venom on you, Rob…

  59. robNo Gravatar says:

    awh crap there’s an extra word in one !

  60. robNo Gravatar says:



  61. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Rob, your boy cox pushed out brock to backup carlos rogers, you love cox!

  62. robNo Gravatar says:


    oops after all that i should say …

    wanted to be there , but was preoccupied with real life stuff ! sorry dudes big bummer !

    my espn team looks pretty good tho !

  63. robNo Gravatar says:


    i guess you’re right ! looks like rogers has cox behind him !

  64. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Rob, With an enthusiasm unknown to mankind…

  65. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Who’s furstrated, Redbull? Yer the one in need of a pipe cleaning. *blush*
    And, ROB GETS COXS!!
    You can get it every weekend now!

  66. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    A weekly dose of Cox then?

  67. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    ROB! You double-posted? Beware of the psychotic venom of Skeebers!

  68. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, triple poted.

    That’s Poast Toasies to you . . .

  69. robNo Gravatar says:

    nice segue there CHUCK

    here’s my fav


  70. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I go work a few hours and miss all the fun!

  71. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    unca- That is one of the great unknown rock albums. It’s one of my favorites. The album is Private Eyes. This song is Busting Out For Rosie:

  72. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Here is the other great song on the album. It’s called Shake the Devil:

  73. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah rob life does get in the way at times. And, u do got a pretty good lookin team, should be lots of fun again this yr.

  74. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Somewhere…at the top of this thread, there was a topic.
    Predict our 2012 regular Season record? I think that was it.
    Then there was venom, and reddog and more venom, followed by the H word and psychosis of some kind.
    You should all move to NJ, where people bicker about traffic and politics, Yankees, Mets, Jets Giants, Devils and Islanders.
    Then there’s Knicks, Nets and the occassional Eagles and Flyers douchebags that catch wind of the conversation.
    I’m in at 11-5.
    We will make the Big Show and, we’ll be victorious because, unlike this blog family, Harbaughs’ Team gets along and plays to WIN.

  75. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    I’m down with 11-5 and going to the show and winning. Niners really do have a shot and maybe deserve to be favored.

  76. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck I’d be at your blog too. Unfortunately, I’m blocked because it’s deemed a social site.
    Places like Facebook are also beyond my reach for the same reason.
    If you have a way to subscribe to a host like this one, I obviously have no problems being here.
    God you guys are petty.
    I come here to hang with 9er Fans.
    Something I don’t get much out here in the East.
    Can we all just find a way to get along?
    Beer, Blues, 9ers, Muscle cars, motorcycles etc?

  77. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Petty? You don’t know what you’re missing NJ 馃檪

  78. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Apparently not 12th.
    I live for defending the 9er Turf with real enemies.

  79. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Foreign and Domestic?

  80. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Anybody notice the music?

  81. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Sorta 12th.
    I’m the foreigner in football terms and, I’m born and raised here.

  82. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I have Teaser and Private eyes on vinyl. Dude did a lot by 25. Shame he left so soon.
    Ypu’ve been able to get on before NJ. Not sure what I can do on my side. Ther are times the drama is oppresive.

  83. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Savannah Woman is one of my all time favorite songs. Beautiful.

  84. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If you don’t have Teaser, Get it, Bergs. The guitar break at the end of this song is awesome.

  85. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I have Teaser and Private Eyes.

  86. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I think I have both on Vinyl and CD.

  87. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry NJ it was a play on words, the military swear to defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic, a bit tenuous I know.

    I know I took my fair share of crap from people over the last decade until last year, “revenge is a dish best served cold” and I will be spooning it out aplenty this year.

  88. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I have to find those CDs.

  89. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I was free and clear for quite awhile at your site Chuck, then I got blocked.
    Has something to do with the way the site is registered I guess?
    Can’t do social media sites from here for whatever reason.
    Network Gods and all things unacceptable by Corp bylaws no doubt.

  90. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Gotcha 12th, I’m just used to defending 9er turf out here.
    Hence my handle as NJ49er.
    Friends I had back in HS dubbed me the only guy in the State of NJ that followed the Team.
    I wear it like a Badge of Honor now.

  91. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Loud and Proud NJ

  92. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    I live in enemy territory too although not as bad as your’s, Raiduh fans everywhere I go.

  93. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    90% of them dress up to avoid recognition though 12th.
    To each, their own.
    Only 1 Team wins in the end.
    I’m glad to be back in the hunt with positive expectations again.
    Our Team has an identity and an attitude, can’t ask for more than that.

  94. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Peter King has GB winning it all. Shocking. I don’t think their defense is good enough. Funny thing is they pick Chicago to win the north. Denver as AFC Champs? Very doubtful.

  95. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Long Season Chuck.
    As we all know, the healthy Team that gets hot late can run the table.
    GB has that home field advantage factor going for them in January too.
    For that reason, getting this game is very important for us.
    Watch them come out running and us throwing just to mix things up.

  96. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, GB laid down like lambs to the slaughter at home last year in the playoffs.

  97. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll believe their defense when it shuts down 4 or 5 teams.

  98. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Run at Clay Matthews all day.
    I like our chances on Sunday.

  99. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Me too NJ, it’s no gimmie but winnable.

  100. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I believe the reason Alex had 6 4th Q comebacks last season is we didn’t run the spread until we were behind. Alex excels in the spread. So, once in the spread we became a better offense. I’d like to see it used more often when we are ahead. More than that, I’d like to see us quit getting so conservative in the red zone.

  101. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The last time the Niners beat the Packers in the regular season was 1990 so Green Bay has won 9 in a row.
    The last time the Packers lost to the Niners was in the 1998 Playoff game Young to TO.
    Tall order but streaks have to end sometime and Sunday is a good time to start a winning streak of our own.

  102. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I tell ya, Bergs, at least they ran out of the gun in preseason. Something I’ve been hoping they’d do for oh, 4 years now.
    That at least show me that they are thinking about using a lot more spread formations, and doing different thing s out of it.
    Does it mean anything? Well, I hope so, anyway.
    So, the opening to the NFL season starts tonight? I didn’t realize that til this morning. Funny thing about the new refs is, for all the concern over player safety, the refs are letting all kinds of helmet to helmet hits go. Oh well. So much for that.

  103. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, yeah, red zone as well, Bergs. All I heard this preseaosn is that we don’t want to show anything. Makes sense to a point, but my frustration has been obvious all preseason.
    Throwing a corner fade to Moss isn’t going to be tipping our hand in any way shape or form. Whether we show it or not in the preseason, teams will be expecting that play.
    Going back to that infamous play, when they get Moss in single coverage, Smith HAS to read that quickly and get him the ball. Not some of the time or most of the time. ALL of the time.
    If this offense is going to play like I think they will (conservative, with some risky shit), they can’t waste opportunities like that.

  104. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    For the first 2 weeks of the season the Niners will primarily line up in the nickle which means
    Aldon Smith and Brooks will be the DEs and Justin Smith moves inside.
    Both Packers and Lions will be in a spread making the nickle the base D.

  105. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, the Niners played it very bland defensively. As easy as manning made the game against the Niners look, we didn’t do anything to show anything too different thn the base defense.
    Which I think makes a LOT more sense that showing things offensively. If it was up to me I’d show ALL KINDS of crazy shit on offense just to make teams wonder what the hell is coming up. Defensively I’d do what Fangio did, and show the Mike Nolan memorial vanilla defense.

  106. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    In other words, if the Niners were playing the Boncos in a regular season game, we would have blitzed the shit out of him, and harassed his ass all day.

  107. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Manning gets rattled by pressure just like any other QB, such as Rodgers for example in the Giants game. Use that game as something of a blueprint on D and have some spread on O without falling behind should do the trick. 1-0 baby

  108. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Well, one thing the Niners did well the last time they played Manning was disguise their defensive sets until right before the snap.
    Yeah, it was a loss, but SF held Manning to 0 TD passes back in 2009. They ran a half back option that got them a TD and they kicked 4 FGs.
    The abject pisser to me was they ran the 2 minuite/no huddle drill to perfection, and scored an easy TD right before half time. Of course Singraye NEVER go back to no-huddle the rest of the game.
    I’ve never been more furious as I was back then to watch the Niners do things well, and the coaching staff (even the defense after this) completely ignore the shit that worked. Endlessly.

  109. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Frustrating times, there were a lot of nervous (and silent) colts fans almost till the end that day. I hated being so close but not quite time after time.
    Much better mood making year last year.

  110. 12th manNo Gravatar says:

    Florio at PFT thinks Moss, now that he has been named as a starter, is no limited snaps decoy and we will use him for real. Hope so.

  111. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Famous quotes, paraphrased because I don’t feel like looking it up.
    We just wanted to stick around until the 4th quarter and see what happens. – Singleneuron after the last Green Bay game.

  112. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The formula for disaster. Thing is, we really haven’t strayed too far from that mantra. Lose a couple of those end-of-game turnovers, and we are 10-6.
    Which is (AGAIN) why I want the offense to go on the attack harder.
    As far as Moss goes, I sure f@#$ing hope so. There is no faster way to lose Moss than to use him as a decoy.

  113. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Harder and EARLIER. Set the goddamn tone for once.

  114. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    NFL is not thinking straight.
    If they deem your game less important you’re going to get what they think are the less stellar officiating crew.
    Translation if Don Criqui or Spero Dedes is announcing your game the officials are going to be the dregs so good luck.

  115. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs, found Private Eyes at the local used CD store. Excellent!!!

    They had a new Teaser, but wanted $20.00 for it . . . I’ll get it later.

    Don Criqui isn’t dead?

  116. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Don Criqui is not dead. But his liver and pancreas are.

  117. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This is one of the more amazing plays I’ve seen in the NFL.
    How gullible the Packers were to fall for this.
    This happened last year so film study might give Seely and Niner Special Teams an edge.

  118. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I ate Criqui’s liver . . . with fava beans and a nice chianti

  119. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    PS Bullit, that’s true of the real refs. Although the non-scab scabs are ginf to be a lot worse than the regular dregs.
    How’s that for a band name?
    The Regular Dregs.
    Too reminiscent of Steve Marriott?

  120. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck: It’s amazing what you can do with a poor piece of meat.

  121. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

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 路 10:00 AMCIN
12/19 路 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 路 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 路 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 路 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