Hasta La Vista, Baby!

Welcome to the San Francisco 49ers 2011 off season. And a merciful end to one of the most embarrassing and disappointing seasons in franchise history.

Many 49er teams have been bad and painful to watch on a weekly basis. But few, if any, have been good yet painful to watch each week. There were only two games all season, at AZ and against Seattle, that resembled the team that this one should have been. In virtually every other game this year, the team looked unprepared, poorly coached, and a truly clueless, stumble bum operation. Fittingly, Sunday’s game in St. Louis, with the playoffs on the line and a week and a half to prepare, demonstrated the same listless, uninspired, clodhopper effort we have seen all season.

49ers owner Jed York got the off season rolling about one second after the team was eliminated from the playoffs by informing the world that this season was unacceptable. No shit. He also strongly intimated Mike Singletary would be fired, but not in an emotional moment like he was having after puking over the inept effort the team had put forth with the season on the line. Presumably, his emotions were brought under control during the flight back to the Bay Area, or maybe they even worsened, because Singletary was fired as soon as he landed.

Thus ends the strange and terrible saga of Singletary’s rise and fall as an NFL head coach. One year ago, he was held in high esteem throughout the league and the 49er fan base. Today, he will be lucky to coach at any level of the NFL ever again and his firing was greeted by thunderous applause from 49er fans throughout the world.

York also said he would be hiring a GM and that he and that GM would then hire the next coach. Reportedly, phone calls have already been made and candidates are already under consideration. Obviously, the organization has been ready to pounce in a new direction for many weeks now, probably since the ridiculous loss to Carolina.

Just as obvious was York’s desire to not spend one more second discussing this awful season, a desire most likely shared by everyone who follows or covers the 49ers. The Outsider certainly shares this view, at any rate. Enough has been written about this POS team and there are no new ways left under the sun to describe just how pathetic the 2010 team had become. A truly wasted year.

In the end, Singletary’s vision of his own greatness far outshone his vision for the team’s greatness. Somewhere along the line in the upcoming days and weeks, this pompous, arrogant, colossal megalomaniac will have to come to grips with the awful truth that he is not God’s chosen one. That his mere presence is not enough to create world peace. Or a good football team. It is difficult to feel sorry for someone who has yet to look in the mirror and see the man and not the self-created myth. But we’ll try. Happy trails, Mike. Hasta la vista, Baby. You are terminated.

All eyes will now be on Jed York. He has duplicated his uncle Eddie’s first disastrous choices as an NFL owner. Can he now duplicate his uncle’s second choices? More to the point, can he even come close?

He has stated that money is no object, and with the new stadium looming in the background and all the moola that will come flowing through it, you have to believe him. Money alone won’t cut it, of course, but it does help lure the better regarded talents. Not that being regarded means being any good, but at least the franchise would resemble a functional NFL franchise again. Right now, the 49ers are anything but a functional enterprise.

Contrary to the gutted 2005 team, this team has a lot of talent and with money no object, it should be an attractive choice for any GM or HC. The weakness of the NFC West division makes immediate success a reasonable option, also. Now it’s up to York to make the right decision. Nothing so far suggests that he will, but at least it will be more enjoyable to discuss and analyze than one more ugly day of Mike Singletary and the Sardine Can Offense.

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8 comments on “Hasta La Vista, Baby!
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I couldn’t wait to get up this morning! It was just appropriate for Jed to give us this eschatological move at the end of the season.

  2. TonyNo Gravatar says:

    hey skeebs…damn i feel sooooo relieved ….im ashamed to say i was “happy’ we lost yesterday….i kept invisioning our team playing like crap in the playoffs …and then being stuck with Singlberry cause he GOT us there !! what a fricking relief!! now we can look forward…and i think Jeds gonna get it right this time.( remember he’s been talking with uncle Eddie quite a bit) Although with the right coaches Alex might turn out alright….we need a fresh start a QB…ive been mentioning Andrew Luck all year…now it sounds like he’ll be the top pick….so we may have to sweeten things to get him….ive been to excited to check the current standings but i belive the top picks belong to Carolina (they have a rookie Clausen…and Buffalo whos got kid whos played pretty good too…Arizonas working in Skelton who i like alot….Maybe we package our first pick.. alax and crabtree….and if needed…through in a 2nd or 2012 pick too… …and i believe Stanfords Harbaughs gonna get the coaching job…back to our Stanford roots…ala Walsh Im gonna enjoy this offseason …i never really had a good feeling about this year… plop plop fizz fizz of whata fuckin relief this is!!! go niners… but loose this last game 馃檪

  3. TonyNo Gravatar says:

    ** corection** in my excitment i forgot Alex’s contract will expire at the end of the season…so lets sign him …then package him with Crabs or Davis our first and other picks and get my boy Luck…

  4. FranchiseNo Gravatar says:

    It’s going to take a bigger investment than Menlo Park to get luck – Try our #7 overall, this year’s 2nd rounder, and next year’s first rounder (likely a top 5 pick) to even get Carolina’s attention. Worth it? Yes.

  5. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    Franchise, throw in Patrick Willis and I think the Panthers might bite. I’d do it in a goddamn heartbeat.
    And, Skeebers, and the rest of you who keep saying this team has “a lot” of talent; a team with NO talent at the QB position does not have “a lot” of talent. I don’t care what we have at the other 21 positions. Until we get a legitimate NFL franchise quarterback, we’ve got squadoosh.

  6. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    I hate when the paragraph breaker doesn’t go through.
    I hate it!
    I hate it!
    I hate it!
    I hate it!

  7. ROBNo Gravatar says:

    good news ! now the hard part …
    will dr deyorkian let jed spend the money to bring a top head coach in here !
    now that might really be …
    ‘eschatological ‘

  8. film@elevenNo Gravatar says:

    Delmar- Your right on. It’s all about the QB! Then scheme. Maybe Luck will pull an Elway!!!

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