King of the Hill

It’s not the heartbreak of psoriasis, but 49er fans are going to have to dust off their ability to absorb a “disappointing loss” once again.

When your team is dog meat for almost five years, there’s no such thing as a disappointing loss. Losses are expected; they’re the norm. Being a fan then is like “a patient etherized upon a table.”

In previous years, this upcoming game against Washington would have provided one of the few chances on the calendar for the team to eke out a win. Now, they’ll be expected to handle these bums easily. Let’s hope the players don’t feel that way, that they can just show up and win, or they’ll be flying home in the dark Sunday night, miserable and ashamed. And we’ll be pissed.

The 49ers rise to the top of the charts has been fairly meteoric. At the beginning of the season, Peter King predicted the team would be good this year. That’s usually the kiss of death, since King is rarely right about anything. But this time, he got lucky. We’ll know more about how good they are after they play the Cardinals and Seahawks in back to back weeks at the end of the month.

To be fair, Washington is currently on a torrid one game winning streak, courtesy of having a game with the Dolphins last Sunday. That came about after owner Dan Snyder and GM Bruce Allen selected HC Jay Gruden as the fall guy for their own dysfunctional ineptitude. Gruden was probably relieved to escape the nut house there. The new HC is Somebody-I-Can’t B. Bothered-to-look-up.

Apparently the Niners will be facing Case Keenum in this game. He’s part of the carousel of QBs the team trots out from week to week. Rookie Dwayne Haskins has tried his hand, as well as good old Colt McCoy. Our old friend Alex Smith has been spotted on the practice field, too, tossing the old pumpkin around after surviving 17 surgeries on his busted up leg.

At any rate, I’m going to go out on a limb and predict the 49ers will win this game. That ought to jinx them enough to keep the game close.

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17 comments on “King of the Hill
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Last season when the inevitable turnover was coughed up by the offense the opponent was able to capitalize.

    The difference is this year the defense stiffens and holds fast
    as in the Ram game and the points are not scored.
    In the Steeler game Niners played giveaway but also managed to get the ball back with their own takeaway and they survived five turnovers.

    Turnovers and a fresh defense are the big change from last year.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sidenote: Playing the Redskins is a reunion with old Niners.

    Will Jim Tomsula inspire his Dline to wreak revenge on the team that canned him in the only head coaching gig he could ever hope to get?

    Alex Smith is still recovering from his gruesome broken leg and is out for this season.

    Then there is Ruben Foster who is suspended still and maybe forever?

    Good times.

  3. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- you forgot Vernon Davis. A player who could be good one day and look like a total different player the next.
    I don’t see us overlooking anyone this year I think the players are having too much fun.

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Old age and too much rock n roll. How could I forget 85 who’s still can score a TD every few games?

    Good catch.

  5. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    C’mon Bullit?
    Too much Rock and Roll?

  6. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m going to cross my fingers for a Shanny revenge game.
    Totally a ‘You like that?’ moment.

  7. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    When you’re older you do get prescribed a lot of drugs and sometimes that’s required for the sex. So that leaves rock n roll.

  8. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m qualified Bullit.
    I refuse the Big Pharma options.
    Music feeds the Soul.
    Blues and brews before little blue pills and Pharma Bro’s.


    Rather die on the down stroke than hospitalized and broke.

  9. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    I’m with NJ. Never too much rock and roll. Still go to shows. Got to get the groove on.

    In the immortal words of Zack De La Rocha, Guerilla radio, turn that shit up.

  10. Charlie KruegerNo Gravatar says:

    And remember, NJ, one pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small.

    And the ones that Mother gives you don’t do anything at all

  11. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Touche CK
    Feed your head

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Vernon Davis won’t be playing Sunday. Too bad.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Ugly game in bad weather but 6-0 is 6-0.
    Defense pitches shutout and it’s 4th away game win.

    10 games left and playing .500 gets you 11 wins.

  14. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    This kind of game, in shitty weather, on the road, when your offense really can’t do what it wants, is if anything more impressive than a blowout.

    This team has character. They’re young, which is a deadly shortcoming most years when you get to the playoffs, but they’re not backing down from anyone.

    They have a chance, just a chance, to be Special.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahags lose as Earl Thomas gets his revenge in a late blowout.

    Niners have a 3 game lead on Rams and a 2 game lead on Seahags in loss column.

    Oh yeah Phuck the Rams!!!

  16. 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
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12/23 · 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 · 1:05 PM v HOU
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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