Dead Air

The NFL has finally grunted out the 2014 schedule, giving starved football fans something tangible to munch on. (Ed note: not sure this image is suitable for children)

The 49ers are an 11 to 13 win team, no matter who’s on the schedule, so this gruntoid is not the big deal it used to be during the losing years of yore. And it’s certainly no substitute for watching Day Two of the Draft, which is what we should be watching tonight, if the East Coast dickheads hadn’t moved this event forward into May.

Perhaps the team could use these extra two weeks of nothingness so thoughtlessly provided and ditch a couple of slogans that have grown quite stale: QuestforSix and Who’s Got It Better Than Us?. It’s a new year and a new stadium. Let’s get some new rah-rahs.

Aldon Smith’s LAX bomb threat escapade has been dropped down from a felony to a misdemeanor, which is good for his legal woes, but probably doesn’t boost his cred with the 49ers or the league HQ. He’s due in court next Tuesday for the other illegal acts he’s committed over the past two years, and the result of that day will go a long way toward determining his fate. Will the criminal system sideline him this year or will the league do it?

Where’s Mike Singletary when you need him? Probably sitting on his front porch waiting for the phone to ring with a head coaching offer — for next year. He’s currently unemployed. When he was here in SF, he turned around several careers with his motivational skills, most notably Vernon Davis. Could he get the light to shine in Aldon’s cranium? I guess we’ll never know.

Singletary might be unemployed, but his mentor Mike Nolan is still going strong, somehow retaining his DC job in Atlanta despite yet another bottom third of the league performance by his defense. 27th in yards and points. Mike has mastered the art of intricate defensive schemes that collapse in the fourth quarter.

Speaking of the lost years, if Jim Harbaugh makes it to the BYE week this year, he will become the longest tenured 49er HC since Steve Mariucci’s six year run at the turn of the century. Despite a few howls from the wayside elements in fandom, this milestone has about a 99% chance of happening. That’s leaving a 1% chance of stroke, heart attack, bus squashing, or some other unlikely personal tragedy that might befall our hero before the BYE.

Have a pleasant weekend, guys!

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51 comments on “Dead Air
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It really does benefit the Niners to find out what lies ahead for Aldon both legally and on the NFL discipline front so they can draft for need if they have to.
    Aldon is on thin ice because he was already on probation when
    everything else came down.
    FYI, Aldon settled one of the two civil lawsuits out of court
    where they claim he was responsible for them being shot. As far as civil lawsuits go one down and one to go.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Big area workout day in Santa Clara today.
    Jerry Rice JR will be working out, but he’s just another talent challenged player with a famous name like Nate Montana last year.

  3. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    We’ll know on the 29th, skippy. Good thing they pushed the draft back two weeks.

  4. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, the embarassment. The NFL is shaming themselves all the way to the bank.

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Actually, the NFL is taking a lot of flak for this draft postponement.

  6. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    From . . . Bullit?

  7. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You’ve got Bullit on the brain, Chuck.

  8. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Earl Morrall QB passed on today.
    Started his career in 1956 as a backup QB and punter for the Niners.
    He was their first round pick out of Michigan St and was the second pick of the draft


  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a juicy rumor from Chris Mortensen.
    Niners will make a trade with Raiduhs giving them a ton of picks for #5 and select Mike Evans WR TAMU.
    It would take a boatload of picks to move up 25 spots.
    Nothing concrete so take it for what it’s worth.!FVB16

  10. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    That’s a ludicrous move, Bullit. he Niners aren’t that desperate for a WR. Evans is a bust waiting to happen anyway. There are 15 other WRs who would be good enough and not cost them any kind of move like that. ODB may fall into their lap. He’ll end up a better pro.

    Who, Skeebs? Who is raising a ruckus about moving the draft? It actually works in the Niners favor as Aldon’s court date happens before it. Not that we aren’t loaded with LBs anyway, but they will likely take an OLB somewhere down the line annyway. Say late 2 or mid 3.

  11. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Shit. Where the hell’s Berger? Juicy rumor? Seriously? Baalke would be shot for making a move like that. I’d be holding a pitchfork at the gates of 4949 Centennial Blvd. if he did that. Christ. Think, man! He’d be ridiculed from here to St Petersburg for blowing their wad on a WR when the draft is LOADED with talented WRs.

  12. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, I hope that is BS. I do not believe that one player is likely to make that much difference for us. We also have secondary, center, QB and pass rush OLB needs that need to be addressed.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So nobody cares when the draft is says the fanboy? Keep those blinders on and keep believing that the moon is made of swiss cheese, the earth is flat and Aaaron Hernandez is innocent and will play in the NFL again.

    Football fans around the country do care even if fanboy doesn’t
    Just a few examples!FZM5j

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Somebody is out of touch if they think nobody cares when the draft is. This article is less than 24 hours old and has over 1000 comments and counting.

  15. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    If I knew we were going to run an offense that would allow another WR to get on the field I might get excited about drafting one. With the offense we run we need only 3 WRs total. Two for when we get wide open crazy and one more in case somebody gets hurt. All others in a 4 or 5 WR set would be TEs, RBs or OLs. We ran a few 5 wide formations last year with only two WRs being used as WRs. Just draft another TE, at least he’ll get to play.

    To move up to draft a WR just does not make any sense unless our play calling is moving out of the cave man era. If we do draft a WR with our 1st pick I would think we are going to be spreading our formations a lot more this year. If we don’t then a WR in rd 1 is completely unacceptable.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Smokescreen and misdirection or honest evaluation? Top five puts him ahead of ahead of Mettenberger, Murray, McCarron and Garrapalo.

  17. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- What I see in Fales is a lot of what Harbaugh said. He does see the field well. He throws receivers open and he has excellent touch. He is also athletic enough to buy time and is a quick decision maker. He could use a little more am strength but his arm is as good as Montana and Young had. He reminds me of Nick Foles and in some ways Russell Wilson but with a little weaker arm. The Wilson comparison is because of how he buys time to find a receiver to throw to. He’ll get some playing time in the pros and with the right system will be a starter.

  18. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahags have hired Jeff Ireland (obstensibly to replace McCloughan) ex GM Dolphins.
    The guy that pursued Harbaugh while he still had a head coach
    sitting in Miami (Sparano) and the guy who asked Dez Bryant if his mother was a prostitute. Oh he’s also the guy in charge who didn’t know what was happening in the locker room with Jonathan Martin.

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    NBA certainly has its tit in a wringer today with the Donald Sterling business. The next Clippers home game should be interesting.

  20. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    As usual, nimrod has to lie to feel important. I never said what you got all frothy about. But yay, post your stupidity.

    Do I really have to explain this to you? No, I’ll let you go through the mental gymnastics. In a tree swing.

    The funny thing is, you believe Mortenson about Evans, and don’t belive Harbaugh about Fales. Besides, what Harbaugh is saying Bout Fales is common knowledge. What Martenson said about Evans is utter lunacy.

  21. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What’s real funny is those links you posted have nothing to do with when the draft is.

    I think you are losing it, skippy.

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have always said no matter how you try to steer the conversation people can read even if you can’t.
    Somebody needs to brush up on their reading skills.
    As usual give you enough rope and you hang yourself.
    Links have nothing to do when the draft is? LOL

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    As for what Mortensen said I said it was a rumor.
    Again you difficulty with reading comprehension.
    In fact I even said this “Nothing concrete so take it for what it’s worth”.
    So actually the fanboy is impersonating Pinnochio here again and just making stuff up.
    You think people can’t read?

  24. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No, the links are about how Goodie Goodell wants to extend the draft. Make it 4 days long or longer.

    I see the mental gymnasium is closed in your neck of the woods.

    Skeeebs, what the hell did Sterling say?

  25. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here ya go Chuck –

  26. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s the link to the alleged audio content –

  27. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Racist remarks in a private conversation? Ready the firing squad! What a disgrace that this is the biggest story of the day in national news. Next thing you know the brown shirts will be taking away the neighbors for not reporting, extreme cases of “domestic terrorism” like speaking ill of dear leader and such.

    What a difference the president who was going to end racism has made.

  28. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Sterling is allowed to have his opinions. But then the public is allowed the same. I wouldn’t go to a Clippers game after hearing his comments. I’d imagine I’m not alone in that feeling. IMO, he will have to sell the team.

  29. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, that’s a stretch even for you, NoFear. Where does Obama say he’s going to end racism?

    Methinks you were talking to yourself.

  30. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks, NJ. Pretty vile stuff. He’s banging a half-black/Hispanic girl and it reflects badly on him that she has black friends? He says sleep with Magic Johnson, just don’t take any pictures with him? Wow. Class act.

    She’s suing his ass, right? He’s 78, and she’s what, 28? Beautiful. I guess someone has to class-up Donald Trump.

  31. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Remember the Patriot Act, NoFear? Who instituted that? Brown shirts, indeed.

    At least be consistent with your supposed angst. You are laughable in your ideology flip-flopping.

  32. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If I was black and worked for Sterling, I’d be pretty pissed off. It’s not like this is the first time he’s said racially tinged comments. Then again, the owners club is hardly a bastion of diversity.

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    As usual Chuck has things totally confused because he lacks reading skills.

    Shouldn’t surprise anyone he would get it wrong considering his creditbility.

    Sterling is not being sued by his girlfriend but rather his wife who he’s still married to and filing for divorce and his wife is also suing the other woma nwho he’s having a fling with.
    If you want misinformation you know to go to the fanboy.

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sterling’s real name is Donald Tokowitz.
    He added Sterling because he didn’t think Tokowitz would be accepted by clients (he was a divorce and personal injury attorney) which shows you his mindset.
    He’s actually 80 years old.

  35. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Warriors say there are 220 credentialed media for Game 4 vs. Clippers. Were about 140-150 for Game 3.”

  36. robNo Gravatar says:

    my guess is we take a CB with our first pick ! i like kyle fuller from WV if we pick later ! a second DB in the top three rounds wouldn’t surprise me at all either !
    hmm i could also see us making a trade up to get darqueze dennard from MS !

  37. robNo Gravatar says:

    how does somebody be a racist and own an NBA team for chrissakes ! little bi polar there lol !

  38. robNo Gravatar says:

    i say sign jerry rice jr to the practice squad ! we should also let chris gulliver restart his travels elsewhere and release him !

  39. robNo Gravatar says:

    ideology flip flopping lol !

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    ESPN has a documentary called “The Brady six” which talks about the six QBs drafted ahead of Tom Brady.
    Unfortunately the Niners had one of the 6, Gio Carmazzi who they took in the 3rd rd. (They really screwed up in the first round making a trade back and then taking WR Rashuan Woods)
    He never played a down in the NFL regular season and like it or not the documentary has put the spotlight on him again however brief. (not kind to be called a goat herder)

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    More from ESPN with Mooch commenting that he might still be the coach of the Niners if they had drafted Brady.
    The pre draft scouting reports were way off on Brady showing what a crapshoot the draft is.

  42. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    So I went and saw the new Donald Sterling movie last night. Instead of being handed a pair of 3-D glasses, I was handed a white robe and pointy hat.

  43. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Try again Chuck. Your stupidity on display is entertaining all by itself. Second only to your arrogance at being so stupid.

    The Patriot Act was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support regardless of how talking donkeys would have it. That support included your ideological puppet masters Clinton and Obama.

    I would say think for yourself but that would be like expecting a shit-eating beetle to succeed Hawking at Cambridge.

  44. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Partisan support? You think that means something, NoFear? How cute. Who cares about that? Your naivete is laughable. You act like there’s a difference between the parties. Are you distracted by shiny things all the time? I suppose you admire the welfare farmer in Nevada.

    It’s funny how some people can’t respond to the truth so they attack the messenger. Sign of a simple mind.

  45. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    When exactly did Obama say he was going to end racism, NoFear?

    It’s easy to talk shit about things what you make up your own narrative. But you went to the Sean Hannity school of issue-conjuring.

    When are you and Bullit going to start a fan club honoring me? You’d both have nothing to say without me.

    I’m so flattered.

  46. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    No difference between the parties? I didn’t think it possible for me to underestimate your intellect.

    I don’t know your “welfare farmer” but I’m just glad Zero didn’t pull a Janet Reno and burn down his house and family for back taxes or set him up for an illegal arms charge to kill his wife and friends.

    Ignore all the laws that don’t suit your ideology and send BLM SWAT teams with automatic weapons and snipers to steal the land and cattle of a hard working senior citizen rancher. That sounds about like something you’d support as long as it has the dimwit seal of approval behind it.

    You answer my every post with three or six of your own and I’m stalking you? I don’t think my post, the one you tried to make about you, again, mentioned you or had anything to do with you. You have an uncanny need to inject yourself into everything and then whine about it. Why not just STFU?

    And don’t be flattered. I’d be happy to never see your screen name again, much less the bullshit that invariably appears with it.

  47. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Our society would be much better served when BIAS is replaced with tolerance and common decency.
    Too many in our society see
    BIAS as –


    Or we could practice


    Will we ever find a way to get along on this planet?

  48. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, what’s the inside scoop on your local boy, Joel Bitonio who played LT at Nevada? Sounds like he projected to move to guard or even center in the NFL. Had a very good Senior Bowl. Second round?

  49. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bitonio was talked about all year but the Wolf Pack was rarely on TV last year. They got a new athletic director last year and Nevada is on TV about 9 or 10 times this year. I don’t know much about Bitonio since I couldn’t watch him play but some say he is a 1st round pick and most say he is a 2nd round pick.

  50. 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 · 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