Everybody Lies

It’s Happy Talk time in the NFL. Every team is getting better, every change is for the best, every player is expecting to have a big year.

Bah. Humbug.

By the end of the year, a couple of teams will be surprisingly better, a couple will be shockingly worse, and everything else will be pretty much the same.

It’s a given we’re all minor league fibbers. Unless we don’t care about having a family, a lover, friends, job security, or a distinctive blogging identity. Still, the amount of fibbing an NFL head coach has to do is pretty mind boggling. Position coaches don’t need to and coordinators only put in token appearances at the altar of bullshit. But HCs have to be pathological about it. Or find something else to do.

The 49ers may not be the best team in the league, but they sure look like the deepest. They have ridiculous depth at every position except OLB and their secondary. Of course, those two areas are kind of important.

Depth at QB is a different matter. If you have quality depth at this position, you need to trade out of it. Or you have a distraction and a team with fractured loyalties. There can only be one leader for a team. If he gets injured, you throw in the towel and hope you’re playing in the NFC North.

The 49ers might be carrying the depth thing a bit far with this year’s running back group. Even considering LaMichael James as a punt returner only, there’s still four quality RBs here. It’s Frank Gore’s last year and Kendall Hunter is on the final year of his rookie contract, so the problem may go away in 2015. But for this year, if the team is serious about passing the ball more than they have in the past, how are Marcus Lattimore and Carlos Hyde going to get any significant touches? Are they going to just red shirt on special teams?

Of course, Jim Harbaugh will tell us this is a good problem to have. Do we believe him? Ha ha ha.

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130 comments on “Everybody Lies
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The NBA might have the best commissioner now in Adam Silver who just this past year replaced David Stern.
    Last night at the NBA Draft they did things right in honoring Isaiah Austin who will never earn the millions or play in the NBA. What makes it doubly tough is he found out his medical condition only a few days ago. It is a mixed blessing because the discovery of the disorder saved his life.
    To add to the story Isaiah has reached this despite being blind in one eye.


  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Vernon Davis told the Atlanta Journal Constitution today that he’s reporting to training camp in July thus ending his holdout.
    But that’s also what he said about mandatory minicamp.
    It seems very clear that the Niner FO is not going to bend on giving VD a raise until they think he deserves one.

  3. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Everybody poops, too.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Smith.

  5. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Eric Mangini

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Peyton worshipping Cowgurl fan said he could care less about
    the murals at the new stadium.
    Apparently they are going to feature the legacy and history of the Niners at Levis Stadium and the art will be a huge part of it.


  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Promo for the new stadium.
    They actually had a PR event for installation of the first seats.


  8. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well Skeebs, both Marcus and Carlos are said to be excellent receivers from the RB position.
    I thought the same of LMJ too.

    For whatever that’s worth…..

    I still think LMJ becomes expendible if Lattimore shows anything in Camp.

    I think we can find a suitable PR/KR among the group we have now.
    Though a longshot, LJ McCray has some experience in that regard.

    We shall see what shakes out over the Summer.

  9. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Ellington was a KR. I’d love to see him returning kicks.

  10. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ellington could work too Chuck.
    For me, the RB position is crowded, but, Frank is playing the final year of his Contract.
    Depth is good for now but, if LMJ isn’t going to break into the backfield, his roster spot should give way to another position player capable of providing the PR/KR duties.

    Big assumption of course, is someone else stepping in to take it from him, thus making him expendible.

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I read somewhere that Carlos Hyde was taking kick-offs in practice.

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hyde? I’d rather see the small fast guy Ellington.

    LMJ should go. Package him up with VD.

  13. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:


  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Giants are now only one game up on the Dodgers.
    Romo has blown 3 out his last 5 saves.
    Bochy just gave a no comment on whether Romo was still the closer.
    Major League Baseball this year has at least 10 teams who have changed their closers due to no confidence and because they sucked. The Angels and the Pirates just traded their failed closers to each other.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    No matter what your politics are this is very amusing.
    Some of these guys look like they’re having a public colonoscopy.


  16. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Even the Democrats are singing we shall overcome the Obama presidency!

  17. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Boener suing Obama is the single stupidest act in the history of the world. He fried his brain in the tanning booth.

  18. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    He doesn’t look like he’s a very good singer!

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This used to known as a Kodak moment.
    You will never see Harry Reid and John Boehner holding hands in your lifetime.
    Perhaps that pained look on Boehner’s face is because Reid is digging his nails into Boehner’s hand.

  20. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    The suit is like flying the blimp over the NSA’s new data center, brings attention to the problem and makes a public statement.

    As far as stupidity, it’s nothing on the scale of Barry’s daily antics or the sheeple who eat it up and ask for more. More from Barry always results in less liberty for we the people. Some imbeciles who are better off on the leash think that’s a good thing. Bet I hear from some, well one anyway.

    Stupid just keeps getting one-upped by more stupid in Barry’s “transformed” America…

    “Veterans aren’t happy with a recent op-ed by the Washington Post, which charged that the Apache, Comanche, Chinook, Lakota, Cheyenne and Kiowa military vehicles were a “greater symbolic injustice” than the NFL’s Washington Redskins’ name.”

  21. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- I figured you to chime in, I didn’t expect your post to so good. This should revive a dead blog!

  22. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    How long has Jim Harbaugh been coaching the Mexican World Cup team?
    They choke in the playoffs just as well. Go Dutch!

  23. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t know how accurate my facts are but it seems we almost always beat or tie the Mexicans and always have the better record. Yet they always are ranked higher. It has made me hate the Mexican soccer team. It was good to see them lose today!

  24. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Did you hear the one about the Mexican who didn’t have tickets to see his soccer team play the Americans? Jose left Mexico to go see his National Team play in America. But when Jose got to the stadium, the game was sold out. So Jose sneaked in and climbed up the flag pole to watch the match.

    When he returned home, his family asked him how it went?
    Well, America is the nicest place in the world, he said. Before the game started, all the people in the stands, and all the players, stood up, looked at me and said, “Jose, can you see?”

  25. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I heard Jose replied after the first line of the anthem, “I can see fine, thank you!”

  26. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What’s funny is NoFear forgets who wrote and passed the Patriot act. Which gave the NSA carte blanche to do whatever they saw fit.

    You sure haven’t lost the right to live in a fantasy world. \Tell me again about the rights you have lost.


  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I am glad this clown isn’t on the Niners.
    Johnny Football needs to grow up because he’s embarrassing his team. If he doesn’t make his business public nobody knows but he has to post his crap on Facebook.
    Talk about your spoiled brat pricks flaunting wealth.


  28. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    He looks a lot like Ryan Leaf.

  29. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Browns could’ve signed Tim Tebow for nothing and still had their #1. But hey, they’re the Browns.

  30. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Come on. Manzeil isn’t THAT bad. At least let him play some games before crucifying him.

  31. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Sounds a lot like a lousy imitation of Kevin Bacon’s guy in Animal House screaming “All is well! But the reward will be the same. Trampled by the sheeple after they learn the truth of the situation.

    You seem to be unaware that Bush’s version passed with almost universal support from the big guns of the dims. Barry’s version saw plenty of opposition from both sides and he didn’t have a country that had just been attacked to protect. Just tyrannical hunger for more power.

    After all, he’d already apologized to the radical Islamists following the religion of pieces, and everything was rainbows and unicorns in the land, right?

    Hell, we’d have been better off with ol’ crazy King George than barry the “it’s good to be the king” king.

    You are oblivious to any loss of liberty because you never had any use for any of it anyway. Mother government will take good care of you. All it asks is your ignorant and unquestioning obedience. Sounds like a good fit to me.

  32. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, utter pablum, NoFear. It doesn’t matter that both sides passed it. Both sides passed the deal to go into Iraq. That makes it right? Uh, no. If you took a vote in the South, I think slavery would be reinstated, eh? That makes it right?

    All it means is that 90% of the idiots in Congress didn’t want to appear to be on the wrong side of the issue. Don’t you get it? That’s all this is ever about! Reelection. Not right and wrong. Not good or bad. Not how it affects the people. This is why background checks will never happen regarless of the fact that 90% of Americans want some form of beefed up checks. Because no one on either side of the aisle want to look weak. Besides., they like their guns as well. So piss and moan about the imaginary attacks on the Constitution. And jeeze, change the tin foil in your hat.

    Obama merely kept the provisions in it that were set to expire. Ooooh. Bad Obama. Yeah, blame him for continuing the hypocracy and obfuscation. He’s a political hack like all the rest.

    And, in more fun news, per SCOTUS, corporations and now flex their religious values onto their employees and deny them their rights.


    The Constitution needs to be changed to “We the Corporate people, in order to form a more prefect profit margin . . .”

  33. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    At least I don’t live under a cloud of imaginary attacks and shadowy figures at every turn. You and Wayne La Pierre have nothing on chicken little.

    You should be worrying about things like Citizens United, the weakening of the middle class, and the widening gulf between the rank and file and upper management. This will be the undoing of America, not these mindless birther/Socialist/Constitution-raping talking points of your favorite talking heads.

    What happens when the next election happens? Are we goijng to change the Constitution for Ted Cruz? Or even the last election? Are you down with the Hawks in the Republican party invading any and every country? McCain wants to invade anything for God’s sake. He’d have us still fighting in Iraq, not leaaving Afghanistan, and sending troops into Iran, Syria, Darfur, Nigeria, and the Ukraine. War with Russia would be awesome!

  34. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Hey! How bout our Supreme Court this morning. I applaud their decision. I don’t understand why people are making a big fuss and hullabaloo over their ruling. I rode one of those things when I was a kid. I would like some contraception.

    Who in the hell wants to be impregnated by a Hobby Horse.

  35. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear, funny you should use the “It’s good to be the king” quote. The funniest movie-maker just turned 88 on Saturday. I sent Mel a birthday greeting with that exact quote.

    To have King Louis XVI’s brunette, it certainly would be…

  36. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    There goes unca the independent, giving everything he has to defend the Democrats, as usual. At least I do understand why he calls himself an Independent. Just like Chuck, I’d be embarrassed to be called a Democrat too!

  37. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Funny you stealing my lines and calling them yours. I originally said I was Independent and leaned to the left. You said Independent and leaned to the right. Now you call that yours.

    In all the prez elections, I’ve voted independent the most. Polly want a cracker? Polly IS a cracker. I don’t mimic party lines like you.

    You like the SCOTUS ruling? And Citizens United? It’s great for corporations and lobbyists to run the country? Yay! We the corporate people.

    There’s a bill out there to ban ex-Congressmen from becoming lobbyists after serving in Congress. How big a chance you give that? Much like the bill to disallow insider trading by Congressmen was shot down. Yet another jobs package was voted down, as was the idea of lowering student loan interest rates. Gee. Who does that serve? The people? No. You and NoFear jump at imaginary shadows while REAL THINGS happen infront of you that you disavow or completely ignore. Yippie. Worry about the 2nd amendment while workers right are trampled and corporations get to ignore laws in the name of religion.

    All the birther blather and 2nd amendment bullshit is all smoke and mirrors as SCOTUS gives rights to corporations while screwing the working class left and right. But that’s not trouncing the constitution. Who gets all the tax breaks? Congressmen vote themselves the right to insider trade, vote themselves raises and full pay in perpetuity, the best health care, but let’s scream about less government intrusion.

    How about you make a point rather than parrot Rush? Or NoFear? I know. Lewt them think for you.

  38. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, that George W. Thank God 9-11 happened on his watch. That’s how he was able to pass onerous laws, and waste trillions on 2 unfunded wars. That Obama is getting blamed for by the way. Funny how that works. How many lives would be saved had George W. decided to paint cats 20 years ago?

    We’ve had more committees and hearings on Benghazi than 9-11. But that’s how it should be. Let’s play the blame game. Something John Boehner seems to live for. Obama’s use of Executive Orders is over 1200 less than Bush, but he needs to be ‘sued’ for it? CLinton came in at 363, while Ronnie Raygun came in with 380. Yeah. NOW it’s a problem. Just like the war deficit wasn’t a problem til Bush II left. At least be consistent. The abject flip-flop is patently obvious.

    Ok, enough fun for the day.

  39. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    And there folks, are you Democrat talking points that you learn from MSNBC. Good job memorizing them Chuck!

    BTW, I didn’t say I was an Independent.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Trainin Camp can’t get here soon enough.
    Back to football one of the most overused and tiring clichés is players having chips on their shoulder. Seems like half the NFL is afflicted with this to motivate. They’ve been watching too many commercials.

  41. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, like all lefties, makes a living on double standards and changing the meanings of words. Doesn’t give a flip about the Constitution but thinks workers have a “right” to have their contraception paid for by their employers and is seriously outraged that employers can’t be made to fund every whim of every lefty via Obamacare.

    Yep, got those “Independent” talking points down cold!

    If you’re so upset get rid of the representatives that do those things and quit electing and re-electing the bums that promise you a free ride and a bigger share of someone else’s profits.

    As a matter of fact, quit blogging all day and stealing a salary from your employer for it. That’s a good start to getting this country back on track!

  42. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Aaaand back to football. Somehow this makes perfect sense:


    Right. Gerrymandering has taken the votes from just about everyone. Hence the 8% approval rate, but the 92% re-election rate.

    Get off the dole, NoFear.

  43. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    It’s so easy and convenient to rag on Johnny Football. But why? He comes from a wealthy family and will remain wealthy all the while enjoying life spending his money livin’ it up and having a great time. Who wouldn’t do the same given the same set of circumstances?

    I don’t see Johnny Football missing OTAs, holding out for more money, shooting off illegal guns or driving into trees drunk as a skunk at 7:00 in the morning. I know what type of player I’d rather have on my team.

  44. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Manzeill’s family is a bunch of scammers and ne’er-do-wells.


    Crazy shit . . .

  45. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Gee, employers have no problem paying for boner pills and hair regenreration. Sorry about that, NoFear. Why the double standard? And please keep up the good fight for corporate America. They aren’t represented enough in the halls of Congress.

  46. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right, Dennis. You’d like a stat-chasing hot dog.

    Did Peyton Manning break his neck yet?

  47. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    What about Manzeill’s drunk and disorderly, failure to identify, fictitious ID, and his suspension for taking money for signing autograph, Dennis?

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Egos will be without starting RT Lane Johnson when they face the Niners in week 4 because he just got suspended for 4 games for taking PEDs.
    The good news for the Egos is that whoever replaces Johnson will have had 3 weeks of playing RT when they meet.

  49. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Ooooooh. A 19-year-old using a fake I.D. to get beer. Like none among us have tried the same? And he should get paid for his goddamn autograph. The NCAA are a bunch of crooks.

    Peyton break his neck? Funny. What’s even funnier is if you’d tell me again how we’re better off with Alex Smith. That’s a goddamn laugh riot. We all know why Peyton didn’t choose SF — Mr. Levi Dockers himself.

    Let me ask you a question. When we go 12-4 again and lose the NFCCG this year to GB, my pick to represent the NFC, are you finally going to ask for Harbaugh’s head on a spike?

    Shit. I wanted to play King Joffrey and Ned Stark his ass after we lost the SB. Jim Harbaugh is nothing but a Big Game choke artist loser.

  50. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:


  51. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I guess the little symbols don’t translate in WordPress format. Darn. I had a pretty clever one if I do say so myself. You people will have to make yourself laugh. I can’t do it all the time. 🙂

  52. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So, wavering standards are your forte? Yes, we are better off with Alex, as keeping Alex led to drafting Kaepernick. When Peyton’s in the old home for senile QBs, Kaepernick will still be playing.

    Your poor mom must be spinning in her grave to hear you talk like this.

    Wat happens when Peyton Manning falls short again? Talk about choking. His uglier dumber brother hs more rings than him. Given the shots he’s had, Payton should have at least 3 rings. . . .

  53. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Fighting, drunk in public, and scamming money. Yup. The Dennis trifects.

    He’ll be a washed up gambler like you and Art Schlichter in no time.

  54. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    If I’m blogging a lot today it’s not because of the alcohol. I haven’t had a drop. Honest. But I have had about 8 or 9 cups of coffee and my usual allotment of Vicodin and other assorted prescription meds.

    Maybe I should go for a walk. I tell ya where I’d like to go. I’d like to walk all the way to Santa Clara and grab a certain someone by the neck and choke him until his head was red as a beet. Then I’d crush his skull à la The Mountain and the Viper.

  55. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Keeping Alex > Peyton led to drafting Kaepernick? You can’t even try to justify your pathetic and sorry-ass logic with the right timeline — Kap was already on the team when Jimbo only “scouted” Peyton or whatever the lie du jour was for that press conference.

    Missed again. Just like what happens every time Alex rolls right.

  56. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yay! Another key victory for ther oppressed corporations of America! You know, the ones that don’t pay taxes here, offshore jobs, and do as much as possible to bleed profit out of any avenue while paying off Congressmen.

    Now they get to force their religious views upon their workforce.

    How long before we have mandatory prayer breaks at Walmart?

    SCOTUS is made up of corporate shills at this point.

  57. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    This is our NSA at work: “A list of foreign governments, organizations that NSA was authorized to spy on http://wapo.st/Tx8rTV“.

    Did we miss anyone?

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Are you OK? Did you lose your train of thought? You said Johnny…

    Johnny shouldn’t be sports gambling and bragging about it in social media. As a pro athelete he’s held to a higher standard.

    Do you like rich dick guys flaunting their wealth in your face? Are you a wannabe Biff or J Paul?


  59. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I love the SCOTUS ruling since I’m a Rastafarian. Now all I need to do is start a business…

  60. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Who cares, Dennis? A $95 mill contract would have hurt the the then. F*** Peyton. He hasn’t done anything worthwhile in 8 years.

    He’s a regular season wonder. And BTW, that’s mighty big talk from a guy who broke his shoulder sitting down, and broke both feet walking.

    Remember Crystal Todd? Yer Delicate Dennis. . .

  61. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Franco-Prussian War, World War I and World War II step aside. Germany will fight France in the quarterfinals.

  62. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, I like your thinking there, RTF.

  63. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t realize Brian Hoyer was 3-0 as a starter for the Browns last year. They could’ve signed Tim Tebow for nothing as a backup and still had their #1. Buy hey, they’re the Browns.

  64. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:


  65. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    2014 is sold out for the 49ers at the Field of Jeans!

  66. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Little known fact (at least I didn’t know) about the Patriot Act.

    “The title of the act is a ten-letter backronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.”

    BACKRONYM is the word of the day.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    On Stubhub upper corner seats for the Ego game are going for $178.
    An Endzone Loge seat will cost you $200.
    It is possible to go to a game in 2014 but you’re paying a $70 premium for each seat.

  68. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Aldon is not going to be charged with anything for the LAX incident.

  69. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hmmmm. He may only get a 2 game suspension if he keeps himself out of trouble.

  70. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Aldon deserves to go to jail and get 6 games. Otherwise our justice system, the 49ers and the NFL will only be enabling him and condoning his behavior. He’ll end up doing something stupid again that’s regrettable and quite possibly come with dire consequences. Trust me.

    I’m drinking Bud Light from their specially marked red, white and blue cans. I’m doing my part to support our nation and its futbol team. But I still think we’re going to lose to the Belgians. But of course I do. People would think there’s something really wrong with me if I had a positive outlook. 😛

  71. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    The Cowboys just made a trade with the Ravens for a guy (Rolando McClain) who’s retired. Trading for guys who are sitting on the couch. That’s Spitblood “geneous” right there.

    But it’s all Tony Romo’s fault. Right.

  72. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    With that sort of court system, you’d be doing Life, Dennis. I figure by now you’ve paved (and picked up all the garbage from) just about all of Pinole due to your transgressions.

  73. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, there’s a concrete medical reason why I’m “Delicate” Dennis. I’m teetering on osteoporosis. My bone density is for the shits. I’ll be turning 48 this weekend, but I have the bone structure of an 88-year-old granny who only drives to church on Sundays. WTF can I do? Keep drinking seems like the logical and right answer to me.

    Concrete and “Del”icate Dennis in the same sentence. That’s an oxymoron right there. Giving morons to a mook. I outta get paid this shit.

  74. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve been watching this entire soccer match. There is something wrong with me. But as it approaches the 90 min mark, it’s still nil-nil. If it remains scoreless after the extra time and goes to penalty kicks, no way in hell does the US *deserve* to win on gimmicks.

    The NHL has shootouts during the regular season, but they play on until someone puts the biscuit in the basket in the playoffs. You just can’t end soccer on penalty kicks.

    It’s just plain wrong.

  75. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The US just missed a gimme goal with seconds left in regulation. Teams that blow layups to win don’t deserve to play with the big boys (Brazil, Argentina, Germany, France).

  76. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    GOOOOOOOOAL Belgium! 23 min left in the US tourney.

  77. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    GOOOOOOOOAL Belgium! 15 min left in the US tourney.

  78. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    GOOOOOOOOAL US! They’re trying to make me look bad.

  79. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Osteoporosis? Cirrhosis? Sure, I could see that.

    How the hell do you get osteoporosis at 48?

    Sent ya an email, BTW.

  80. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    That sucked. Couldn’t we have just lost 2-0 and not made it close at the end in overtime? That match was so reminiscent of our SB vs the Ravens. Fall behind big time, albeit at different stages, only to make a valiant comeback that comes up just short.

    Another close but no cigar bullshit loss. It’s like they’re trying to eat away at my inner-most soul like our Niners have done under Harbaugh for these past three years.

    I thought that Mission to be Impossible, but Mission Accomplished…

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Know very little of the sport but my 2 cents.
    The fact that goalkeeper Tim Howard had to stop 16 shots proves how overmatched the US team was and how poor their defense was.
    Even Howard admitted that you hit a levee enough times and it’s going to break.
    The future of soccer lies in the interest in the sport when it’s not the World Cup. I equate it to track and field or swimming. Everyone watches the Olympics but at these other events during the course of the year only a few really care making it insignificant.
    The American public has their favorite sports that they watch religiously. The tendency for general public for the other sports is just to watchthe majors like the US Open, Masters or British open in golf and US Open and Wimbeldon in tennis.

    I do not think soccer will take hold until people know when the soccer season is and most don’t. I have no idea when the season starts and ends. There is an overlap between the big four team sports and further overlap when you factor in college football and basketball. IMO soccer won’t take hold until it knocks one of the sports we are watching down a notch.

  82. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Soccer season? For real? MLS or World Cup? Premier League? If the MLS teams were on equal footing with even the Premier league teams, it may get some traction. Sure they swap players and shit, but the sport is world-wide, and is played year round by different leagues and countries.

    The MLS teams are 2nd rate compared to anything else so there’s no traction there. The US team mainly plays in Europe so it’s a bit hard to watch live.

    Frankly I don’t care. Bonnie Chastain and all that was great, but in the end it did little to change the soccer landscape in America. Just like this run may pique interest in soccer some. Snd I’m sure the ratings will stay pretty solid even though the US is out. The only reason soccer may gain a foothold is with all the new immigrants coming to the US.

    Someone dig up NoFear. I said one of his trigger words.

  83. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis, sent ya another email.

  84. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The NFL arbitrator has just ruled that Jimmy Graham is a TE and should not a wide receiver and should receive TE franchise tag salary.
    Too bad for Vernon’s reasons for a new contract.

  85. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    VD had little stake in that dispute. VD lined up somewhere around 65% as a TE.

  86. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And Graham is not a blocker as VD is. Plus little Jimmy gets a lot more balls thrown his way, and they USE him as a WR a lot.

  87. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    And where does a TE line up? Next to the tackle? Tight or another yard over in the slot? A yard off the LOS to release in the pattern or on the line to block?

    Is he a traditional Y type or a flex TE? Is his primary job description receiving or blocking?

    Graham is a TE whose main job is receiver, Vernon? It’s pretty much up for discussion but a case can easily be made for him as primarily a receiver, too.

    Why don’t you take all those illegals in at your place? I’m sure you’re that type of humanitarian you think all the taxpayers should be. Keep them in hiding and don’t allow any doctors or reporters to see the disease and crime they bring either. Just like your hero. The transparent one.

  88. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    He lines up where a TE lines up. On the line. He’s in the slot very occasionally and as a WR even less. Graham lines up, what, 70% of the time as WR? Something like that . . .

    Funny, immigration has slowed down to a trickle but the shadow chaser must remain vigilant! Immigration went waaay down during the economic downturn, and is at a much lower level than the early 2000s. Plus, the number of illegals is roughly the same as it was in 2006. But yeah, don’t let facts control the narrative.

    Elementary, my dear tin-foil hat sporter.

  89. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Besides you don’t live in Cali, do you? Since you are too afraid to state your nationality (MURICUN!), I suppose narrowing down the state you live in would be tantamount to state secrets.

    Well, I mean, other than the state of denial.

  90. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t you watch Niner games, NoFear? VD does a LOT of blocking. Why? BECAUSE WE RUN A LOT! Doh! Just because he caught a lot of balls doesn’t make him a WR. Primary target? Sure. But not a primary WR. Like Roger Craig catching balls out of the backfield, he was targeted a lot, but no one confused him with being a WR.

    Does Jimmy Graham block? Not so much. Because of the offense they run, and the places where they line him up.

    Nice to see you confuse yourself with that 1:01 post.

  91. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Someone’s reaching out to you (he was wrong and just can’t live without you)


  92. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Hmmm, guess you re NoBullit from now on.

  93. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    From what I just read from unca’s post, it sounds like O has the economy running so poorly that the illegals are not wanting to come here anymore? Maybe that is why the latest Quinnipiac poll has O rated by the American people as the worst President since WWII.

  94. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Look at the stock market, skippy. What was it when Bush left? What is it now?

  95. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And 4 out of 5 southerners want slavery back.

    Who did they poll? You and NoBullits?

  96. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The man too ashamed to call himself a Democrat is again defending them with every fiber of his being.

    Bullit playing the Baby Come Back song for you courting Del back to your blog is also funny stuff.

    Entertainment at it’s finest!

  97. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Good to see so many here read my blog.

  98. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Every fiber of my being? All I said was look at the stock market.

    Sorry if that deflates your narrative, but who am I to get in the way of your fantasies?

  99. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Too bad you guys are too scared to post there.

  100. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    When the moderator of a blog says this (not very inviting)
    “See, my blog isn’t a democrazy. It’s a fiefdom. Kneel before me, bitch. Or go the f%#k away. I don’t care. Never have and never will.

    It’s good to be da king.”

    LMAO! Who wants to blog in a North Korea Gulag?

  101. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    unca- I read some posts on your blog a couple of times a month. I didn’t need to go there to know you kicked Del off and now you are courting him back. I’ll take some peaches and crème with those waffles you are serving!

    No need to respond to your incessant rants for the Dems, it would make it look like somebody thinks you are making sense. With the comedy routine you supply it’s more fun to laugh at you!

  102. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    It was spitty and a couple others that went to bat for Dennis. But thanks for your concern.

    Remember when I said I was independent and then you said it later? Gee, you and NoFear are going back to old insults. sucks to run out of material, eh?

  103. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t say I was an Independent.

  104. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Alex Smith was sitting front row at tonight’s Giants game.
    They got shutout 2-0. That needs no further commentary.

  105. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Remember Willie Brown and the proposed stadium at Candlestick
    with the attached mall? Retail infrastructure and development
    is key to turning around urban blight. Look at the area around
    AT&T South of Market. From abandoned warehouses and skid row
    you now have a very regenerated development for retail, entertainment and housing.
    That mall could be happening in Santa Clara as it got approved
    a couple of days ago.

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Rookies report Jul 16 and the first full practice of training camp is exactly 3 weeks away on Jul 24.

    Niner PR put these summary capsules on each of their draft picks


  107. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, you did, Bergs. You said you leaned to the right because you hated the dems, but that you were independent.

  108. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe you were wasted, Bergs. Who knows?

  109. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I said I am a Libertarian at heart but don’t vote with them because I am more an anti-Democrat. I am a registered Republican to vote against the Dems. I am not one who is happy with the GOP or the Dumbocrats, I side with the Republicans to have a smaller government but the Repubs still want too much guvment for me. The Libertarians want less government interference than both but they can’t win an election.

    I know you love socialism, you would have been an excellent Hitler youth.

    IMO, it is socialism that will topple the USA eventually, just like it does everywhere else. When the electorate learns to vote free stuff for themselves it is the beginning of the end. There is only so much money that can be fleeced from the haves before they also become they have-nots or go elsewhere. Then when the have-nots run out of free stuff they riot. The end.

    You are obviously looking for another person for some kind of justification for calling yourself an independent when you are really a Democrat, I can understand being embarrassed to be called a Democrat. I would be too.

  110. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Please. The US was much more socialist in the 50s. When has the republican party actually shrank government? They haven’t. Obama has done more gov’t shrinking than Clinton and Bush I/II.

    What I can’t figure out is why you hit talking points that don’t exist anywhere other than fox news.

    When SCOTUS puts corporate rights ahead of the citizenry, what does that lead to?

    You think the citizens are voting themselves freebies? In what universe? Food stamp programs are being cut left and right. WIC. All that is going away. Which hurts who? Well, 45% of returning vets are on some kind of gov’t. assistance, but f*** them, right? Dumbshits got their legs blown off and now they see Congress vote down reintegration assistance and jobs programs for them.

    Yay. But yeah we’re socialist. Are you for Citizens United? Or supporting Hobby Lobby’s right to impose their religious views on their workers? Hmmm, doesn’t this violate the constitution? These are the real issues that you ignore.

    No, it’s all about gun rights and the fact that there has been no meaningful gun legislation restricting anything. In fact they are getting looser, but to you the Constitution is under attack because people are talking about background checks?

    I don’t get it. SCOTUS wipes their ass with the Constitution, and not a peep out of folks. Obama hasn’t passed any meaningful gun legislation, but he’s coming for your guns. Again, I don’t get it. The things you purport to be angry about don’t matter as long as they fit the narrative.

  111. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Unca- Your ability to quote MSNBC and the liberal left is outstanding. I know your views very well and you know mine. I would rather talk football. But go ahead and talk politics, I can use the laughter.

    Debating you always gets reduced to you calling people names and you coming up with straw men for you to argue with. I’d rather debate somebody I can learn something from. You get too emotional to be rational. I need to be drunk to go there. You are like that naturally.

  112. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If anything topples this country it’ll be corporate greed. I mean, get real, skippy.

    What is the difference between upper management and the rank-and-file pay? 8000% Yeah, let’s give them the free ride.

    The rich have gamed the system in this country, and they are using the redneck republicans to scream about non-issues. They are paying lower taxes than at any time in the last 60 years. Meanwhile US corporations don’t have to pay taxes since they can offshore their HQs, and the rich can shield their money from taxation. That’s cool.

    But give a wounded vet assistance, and it socialism. Give the working poor a kick in the ass and say ‘work more!’ But we won’t raise the minimum wage.

    Are there folks scamming the system? Sure. What’s the hit? Is it near the number that ONE corporation (say, Apple) routinely blows off on tghei4r tax sheet? Multiply that by 500 corporations, and gee, I think the problem may be somewhere else.

    The beautiful thing that the Republicans did was get people to vote against their best interests. Hello redneck Republicans. What are the most freeloading states in the country? The South.

  113. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Do you agree with Citizens United? Or the latest SCOTUS ruling?

  114. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs, your ability to ignore reality is epic.

    Answer the question. Do you support the SCOTUS decision re Hobby Lobby?

  115. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Are you fine with lobbyists having free reign to pour 10 of millions of dollars into local city council elections like the ones in Iowa and Minnesota recently?

  116. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I mean, why talk about issues when you can upchuck talking points like socialism and birther?

    Whaddayagot, skippy?

  117. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Where do I name-call, Bergs? Go read some of your drunken screeds for that fun.

    Besides, I usually reserve that for NoBullits.

  118. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Classic! Could be your best comedy routine ever! Immediately after calling me a name you ask “Where do I name-call, Bergs?”

  119. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs doesn’t even know what socialism is. He still thinks the Nazis were socialists despite the fact that Hitler regretted the choice of name. Right wing, left wing, it’s all the same to him.
    He would gladly work 100 hour weeks in a sweatshop (with the doors barred from the outside) alongside young children for a few dollars a day to show his disdain for socialism.

    Bullit, that part of Santa Clara used to be orchard and parts likely became the mental institution. It’s big, it’s flat, surrounded by freeways in the middle of nowhere. Santa Clara Valley pols were enamored by malls in the ’70s and marred the valley with those modern suburban blights. The biggest blights later became ghosttown suburban blights. Santa Clara likely doesn’t wish to repeat the mistakes of her neighbors. (For skid row, you have to go to downtown San Jose for that and there’s very little of it there, though I could argue that parts of Sunnyvale on and by El Camino qualify.)

  120. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Shit, I’ll call you paleface. Skippy is hurtful?

    Not surprised at all you didn’t answer my questions tho.

    Are you behind Citizens United? Or the recent SCOTUS ruling?

    It has taken all of one day to see that companies now want to use religious reasons to not hire certain people.

    Yay! Let’s all cheer for discrimination! And you are whining about Obama trampling the Constitution? What is SCOTUS doing?

  121. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Libertarian, my ass.

  122. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Your silence speaks volumes, Berger.

  123. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Happy 4th folks! Friends and enemas alike.

  124. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    That Santa Clara development means 23,000 new jobs and a whole bunch of tax revenue for the city.
    I used to work near there and the golf course is built on a garbage dump and when the wind is right there was a whole lot of methane.
    There is little urban blight in Silicon Valley. East Palo Alto which used to be very sketchy has been taken over by Sun Micro who then sold their campus to Facebook. Now there is an Ikea and a Four Seasons Hotel in East Palo Alto.
    Shopping Malls are a big part of Bay Area culture as more people move in. Finding parking at a mall on the weekend can be
    quite problematical and that indicates the popularity.

  125. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Like Eastridge and Vallco. They became little more than gang meeting places until the big retailers pulled out, leading to years and years and years of looking a lot like the old 280/101 interchange, the Roman Coliseum in the sky.

  126. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Guess you haven’t been to Cupertino lately.
    Vallco still has Macy’s and Sears as tenants and Cupertino
    is thriving with Apple building their new spaceship campus.
    My sister lives in Cupertino and you are mistaken.
    Valley Fair Malll and Santana Row are just off El Camino and 880 and there is no urban decay there.
    It has been 25 years since I’ve been to Eastridge Mall and that could be a bad neighborhood with gangs.

    I don’t think that highway structure exists as is. It was either finished or demolished. There is something call Highway 87, The Guadelupe Parkway that connects Mountain View with South San Jose.

    What you’re talking about might have been true 30 years ago
    but real estate is smoking in the Bay Area.

  127. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I thought I read that Sears and Penney’s had closed, my mistake. When I left the home of my youth, the ice skating rink had closed, the movie theater had closed, I. Magnin’s had left, there were empty storefronts dotting the whole mall, and Sears and Penney’s were a great way to get away from the crowds.
    No real surprise that Apple fixed it up. The same family I went to school with owned the land that Apple and Vallco sit on. Except for Apple HQ land, that was owned by another family I went to school with.

  128. 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