Happy Meals Monday

Welcome to year one, day four of the newly relevant San Francisco 49ers.

This new wardrobe will take some getting used to. Jim Harbaugh may or may not turn out to be a long tenured, successful Head Coach for the Niners, but signing him was a breakout performance for the Yorks, and for Jed York in particular. The snickering in the halls of NFLville, and in the halls of Ninerville, has stopped. The Snickers Wagon has now moved on to Miami, by way of Denver, with a poignant stop over in Charlotte, North Carolina.

As last week’s events unfolded, it was clear as each potential suitor for Harbaugh’s services popped up, that the Niners were immediately considered long shots to sign him. Before the week began, Harbaugh to the Niners was considered almost a shoo in. But as it became obvious that he was a highly sought hire, the Niners quickly plummeted to the bottom of the list of potential winners in acquiring his services.

The message in all of this rumor mongering was simple: if Harbaugh had choices, why would he go to the inept and bumbling clowns of 4949 Centennial Blvd.? League insiders and sources felt this way, but so did the actual fans of the team, who had endured ineptitude for eight consecutive years and fully expected the pain to continue.

That is the pervasive quality of the Culture of Losing. It takes a Montana to Clark moment to break loose of this diseased habit. The 21st Century 49ers have yet to experience that moment on the field of play, but last Friday they most surely had such a moment for the front office and ownership. The much maligned Yorks have finally arrived as viable NFL owners.

It is scary to think where the team would be now if it had beaten Carolina or the Rams. We would be sitting here today discussing the drubbing the Saints had laid on us in the first round of the playoffs Saturday. And wondering if the Yorks were going to retain Mike Singletary for another year. And, with the uncertain future inhabiting the expiring CBA, they very probably would have kept him. And the 2011 season would likely have seen Troy Smith running the SCO for one last abysmal year.

Must purge thought.

This coming off season may turn out to be the most harmonious one yet in the relatively young existence of the blogosphere. Pleasantville is uncharted territory, for sure, and about as easy to imagine as was Harbaugh choosing the 49ers over four other options and four bigger wallets. York (and Alex Smith) bashing have been such a staple of the ethernet diet, it will be interesting to see what polarizing issues arise to replace them.

It won’t happen overnight, though. This moment is like one of those disaster flicks where world civilization has been 99% wiped out, but a small group of survivors emerge from the rubble smiling at the dawn of a new day. Everyone is friends with everyone. Hatreds and jealousies and power struggles have yet to arise. But as the credits roll and the survivors wipe tears of joy from their cheeks, a wolf howls in the distance and a child turns a fearful eye to the future.

Bring it on, blogomaniacs! Let’s see what you got for us now!

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14 comments on “Happy Meals Monday
  1. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Nice post Skeebs.
    What comes next he pondered dreamily? Venturing an opinion I would guess the folks who cling to their sorry views on Alex (wait he’s gone, right?) and young Jed are going to wind up looking like dinosaurs awaiting the impact of a humongous asteroid called The Return of the Jedis: my thesis is simply that as the 9ers rediscover their heritage under the leadership of Jim H young Jed will be seen more and more as inspired by his mentor Mr D. Thus Jed+Eddie = Jeddie who will usher in a new golden age of Niner history complete with Super Bowl victories and the extinguishing of dinosaurs everywhere. Because everyone knows Jedi rule.

  2. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:


  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Now that my lickerish for Turkey and Prime Rib are gone with the holidays it is time to watch the NFL play-offs unfold without us, again. I guess I need to fulfill a September promise and eat a Bar-S hot dog because we are not in the play-offs. Jed said our season will not end in December anymore, and he has been correct, but not enough to prevent me from having to risk my life by eating a Bar-S hot dog. I don’t think anybody ever had a lickerish for a Bar-S hot dog. Next year, it is play-offs or another Bar-S hot dog.

  4. robNo Gravatar says:

    now that we have a head coach , and luck is out of it , what do we do for a QB ?

    i say we trade down and pick up a quarterback , CB and NT with our first three picks !

  5. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Woke up again this morning. Checked the papers. Yep, Harbaugh is the head coach for the San Francisco 49ers.

  6. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    Can one have lickerish for licorice? I know it’s not usually considered a delicacy, but those Red Vines are mighty tasty. Great snack while you enjoy a motion picture show.

  7. bigtimNo Gravatar says:

    no doubt no one saw the chickens winning yesterday,there was no way the niners were going to pull that miracle,they should be dropping rose petals at Marshawn Lynch’s feet,at least untill they loose in Chicago.
    the Harbaugh era has begun with a fair amount of griping about his inexperience at the NFL level in the dregosphere.
    a notion I personally scoff at with the disdain of a fan who has no idea if he will succeed or not, but steadfastly refuse to loose hope in this positive direction young Jed has seen fit to go in.
    the real question is what will his staff ultimately look like and where is the QB coming from.

  8. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Big tim, I predicted it. Not too hard a deal since NO wasnt what they were last year. Shit, the Niners should have beat them.
    Plus the fact they were home led me to feel Seattle had a very good shot.

  9. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Shit, I don;t think Chicago is that good. Seattle could very well win that game.

    Cutler has a disaster 4 pick game, it’s in the bag for the Seahawks.

  10. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Plus, it would crack me up to no end to see the supposed weak-assed NFC West get to the NFC Championship game . . .

  11. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck, our diabolical plan is unfolding. We caught a blue marlin in Harbaugh. Luck will be there for us in 2012 or 2013. This upcoming draft will be… how did Arte Johnson put it during Laugh-in “Vely intereshting…” 


    Does he groom a young quebee in this draft, or put a pin in it by going after Kolb? Finally getting the NFL network this year to get a good look at Gabbert during the combine. 


  12. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    You need two quarterbacks. Because ALL of ours suck. Even if you bring back one as the third guy, you need at least two. A veteran to play now and mentor, and a young guy to groom for the future.

    Kolb will be damned expensive. I’ll wait to see what all our options are before commenting further.

    Whatever happens, though, Harbaugh’s first mission is to get the SF QB swamp drained and bring some respect back to the position. Even if we don’t make it to .500 next year, I’d consider it a profitable year just to get that squared away.

  13. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Shit, I’d try to pry Flynn from GB.

    Get a guy like Devlin, Dalton or Stanzi mid to late. Pick another blob off the scrap heap. McNabb?

  14. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Looking forward to the upgrade in QBs, play calling and coaching leadership we haven’t had since at least Mooch

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