Make My Day

This site normally ignores events and news that are peripheral to the actual football activities of the 49ers. Stuff like stadium issues, email letters from Jed York, festive fan events, Chuck’s blog, etc. That’s why we didn’t mention the shootings and brawls that happened last Saturday at the 49ers-Raiders game, which brought the PC police out of in force from NFL HQ and generated a ton of national Twitter attention and general media handwringing. But since NoFear brought up the topic Tuesday, with some spurious allegations, we feel compelled to set the record straight.

What really happened was the criminally insane thugs from Oakland, sometimes known more simply as Raider Fans, brought their act to Candlestick Park and produced 70 stadium ejections, 8 police citations, 12 arrests, 10 ambulance runs to the hospital, 19 public intoxications, one half-beaten to death citizen in a bathroom, and two guys shot in the parking lot. This is a normal day for the Raiders and nobody much reports it because it gets mingled in with all the other beatings and muggings and shootings that routinely occur each day in Oakland. But it made news when it occurred over on the west side of the Bay, where people tend to fondle each other in public rather than club one another.

Jed York was crass enough, or clueless enough, to put the blame for the mayhem on the sixteen game season versus the rejected league proposal of an eighteen game season, which would reduce the preseason to two games instead of four. Apparently, Jed feels cutting these practice games in half would only produce 35 stadium ejections, 4 police citations, 6 arrests, 5 ambulance runs to the hospital, 9.5 public intoxications, one quarter-beaten to death citizen in a bathroom, and only one guy shot in the parking lot, and this would be tolerable enough to fly under the PC radar screen. While everyone digests this lunatic pronouncement, the league has forcefully advised the team to just cancel the annual exhibition game between these two Bay Area rivals and see if that was the problem all along. The Raiders certainly won’t mind. It’s one less whipping to endure each year.

A few of you might wonder why somebody was packing heat to a football game. Answer: everybody’s packing heat to everything and anything any more out there in the concealed weapons world around us. You’re going to see the bride and groom draw down on each other any day now. It is no longer recommended behavior to dismiss any annoying citizen with a “Get lost, creep” wave of the hand. The hand that waves back is liable to be holding a bullet launching implement.

I know, I know. Some of you might be thinking snidely, “Geez, this guy will go to any lengths to justify staying home all day and never leaving his mother’s basement. He’s nuttier than Jed York.”

First off, it’s a nice basement, so get off the Oedipal envy snarl. Secondly, it’s Skeebette’s basement, not my mother’s. And thirdly, don’t blame me if you get shot in the guts during your morning jog. You were warned.

On the serious side, SF Police Chief Greg Suhr said the 70 ejections that marked this national outcry event were only up 20 from the 50 ejections that are normal. Weeeellll, no wonder!

Meanwhile, as the world grows increasingly violent, the NFL seeks to lessen the violence on the field — AND THE PLAYERS DON’T LIKE IT! The very guys affected by the morbid realities of kickoff return danger are beefing the loudest about wimping it down via the new 35 yard line kickoff rule. Of course, the league is currently fighting a lawsuit from the old retired players that seeks damages for the damages that playing the game caused to them. The whole thing could be settled by inserting a clause in every NFL player contract that he or she may not sue the league if they are paralyzed or maimed in any way while choosing to participate in a venture that is known to be hazardous to their health. It worked for the tobacco companies, more or less. It can work for the NFL too.

This is Andy Skeeberooney, signing off.

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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    What a crazy time we live in.
    I never understood “sideshows” and cars doing doughnuts and that other crap. I’m sure Big O Tires and Wheelworks welcomes the added business.
    In the old days back in the time when there was a fight people around the fight would scatter
    for obvious reasons. If you watch the videos of these fights the occupants of seats for those sections stay in place as they want front row seats and egg the combatants on. This leads you to believe they are also thugs.
    I have no answer for the guns. I would think they were in the cars and that’s why the shooting happened outside. I am curious how many counts of assault with a deadly weapon you can be charged with if you start shooting with hundreds of innocent people around?

  2. TonyNo Gravatar says:

    hey guys….found an article from Joe Montana..heres the link

  3. Philippine FanNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks nice to hear from Joe…and some sanity regarding fan violence. It really is the Raider fans- saw a lot of that when they would play the Chargers in SD and before that in LA. Their fans must lead the league in violence. F them morons.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe Undead Al should collogue with the devil one more time and get his sorry ass team back to LA.

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    That would probably cut the Oakland crime rate in half.

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I was at a pre-season game in LA at the Colosseum for a 49ers-Raiders game. It was the one when Dwaine Board slammed Jim Plunkett into the ground and separated his shoulder. There were many fights, including right in front of me. Raider fans were picking fights with any cheering 49er fan. I did not see the need to cheer our victory because I was more worried about our car still being there, or even just drivable, after the game. That probably kept me safe because in those days I never minded a brawl. These days, I mind them.

  7. robNo Gravatar says:

    i still like taylor mays he hits like a truck ! imo m. williams , goldson and reggie made him expendable !

  8. winderNo Gravatar says:

    The only way to curtail any of this is to permanently ban any fan who instigates and participates in violence. I imaging that would take at least 3 or 4 hundred fans out of their seats a game. But it needs to be done, and over time it will get back to being a family event.

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger I was at the game that Plunkett got hurt but I thought it was a regular season game and
    the guy that planted him was Bill Sandifer or Jeff Stover.
    I just remember flying down on Southwest and half the plane was Niners and half Raiders.
    The rivalry is all good without the macho thugshit and gang mentality. It seems like if you are outnumbered you will be abused. Too many stupid people
    that need to get a life.

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    When Pete Carroll passed on his guy Mays that should’ve told you something. Especially in the second round.
    It’s funny that his combine time got adjusted up to 4.4 from 4.24.
    At 4.24 he should be returning punts.
    If Mays was that great he would’ve made more plays. I just remember his blocked punt against ATL and nothing else from last year.

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I thnk we were at different games. I was definitely at a pre-season game.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Colts have signed the “retired” Kerry Collins.
    No Peyton Manning?
    Stay tuned…

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    The game I was at Plunkett seperated his shoulder. The Dlineman Sandifer/Stover picked him up and piledrove his head into the Colieseum turf.
    It had to be regular season game because we saw Cal play UCLA at the Rose Bowl on Saturday and the halftime show was the UCLA band at both games doing the same routine.
    So the Niners hurt Plunkett twice?

  14. Unca ChuckNo Gravatar says:

    Just quit playing the Raiders. Easy solution. End of story. The stands for the game were even more empty than usual for a preseason game. Why? For the exact reason all the shit happened. Raider fans came over to buy cheap tix from the Niner fans who wanted no part of the game. Yeah, fights happen, but in my 40+ years of attending games, I’ve never seen anything remotely this bad. And this goes back to Kezar.
    I’ve seen NFC championship losses, tons of Dallas games, and even the debacle Raider game that Walsh’s 49ers lost 9-3 in 1988. Nothing remotely this bad.

    This is how the Raider games were in LA on a regular basis.

  15. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- I just copied and pasted this from a web search page on Bing. I can’t open it at work because it is blocked. I’ll put the URL up for you for now, I’ll have to read it from my trailer tonight. Sept 30 would indicate it was regular season so I might have to rethink this after reading this article tonight? I (know?) I was at a pre-season game.

    Sep 30, 1985 · Jim Plunkett didn’t survive the 49er game. With 10 minutes left and the contest … the beginning of the next series he was sacked again, this time by Dwaine Board …
    You’ll be reading this way before I do. Let me know what it says.

  16. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Simple solution to end the gun violence at football games? I liked Archie Bunker’s idea to stop the “skyjackers” on airplanes. He wanted to hand out guns to all the passengers so they could overtake the skyjackers. Just hand out guns to all the good and decent fans, and they can take care of all the Raider thugs. Problem solved.

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I see you got your horse back, Del.

  18. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Reno, FWIW:

    Secondary:+ Whitner’s gonna be the difference
    LBS: o Too many changes, too soon to tell. How much difference will Ald. Smith make?
    DL:- I’m in the AF camp. I’m not a big fan of McDonald, either. Teams that can run, will.
    OL:+ Goodwin’s gonna be a BIG improvement. You’ll see with the play of the young pups. Chilo gets replaced, AD improves the way I think he will, and this line could be pretty darn good.
    Backfield: o Same ol’, same ol’
    WRs:+ Edwards making Crabs #2 is the big change here. That’s where I’ve written that Crabs can thrive. Can his feet take it?
    TEs: o Still good, and will see a lot more of Delanie

    Overall, improved pass defense, weakened run defense (no surprise there with Harbaugh, nor any cause for grief), offense ?????

    No need to mention coaching. I, for one, think the Rams and Cards will be improved, so I think the division is going to be tougher. I disagree with FO on the schedule. I don’t see how the AFC North and NFC East are going to make the Niners have the easiest schedule in the league (my adopted team, Holmgren’s Brownies, have that).


  19. robNo Gravatar says:

    now that del is back on his horse , i also love archie and his way of stopping the hijackers !
    the funny thing is if we really did it , it would haave worked on 911 ! get it , the crazies bring their own guns !

  20. robNo Gravatar says:

    good to see berger’s memory is still sharp as a marble !

  21. robNo Gravatar says:

    the real bitch about the recent violence after the game is not only do people always find a way to fu-ck up , but they always seem to hurt the rest of us when they do ! these idiots just blew the 9er – raider preseason rivalry for the rest of us ! we had one small thing going to make preseason a bit more fun and they had to go fu-ck that up too !
    jed should have opted out on this subject imo and we should too ! no reason to drag good fans and people into the mire with a few idiots !
    even raider fans deserve better !

  22. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Hey Rob! How’s Florida? Are you still considering moving to the Southwest?
    I’ll repost this from the Insider:

    The Colts have Peyton Manning and went out and got Kerry Collins.
    The Niners have Alex Smith and went out and got Josh McCown.

    That’s the York organization in a nutshell.

  23. robNo Gravatar says:

    Secondary:+ Whitner’s gonna be the difference

    [ i agree , whitner looks good and rogers has better speed for covering the speed WR’s]

    LBS: o Too many changes, too soon to tell. How much difference will Ald. Smith make?

    [the best news is aldon looks like a keeper ! thank god for the pats scouting dept !
    the other good news is how good bowman looks ! he might just be an able replacement for spikes !]

    DL:- I’m in the AF camp. I’m not a big fan of McDonald, either. Teams that can run, will.

    [imo raymac is best as a DT but is good vs. the pass and is best suited as a rotation guy ! i like him , but hope he’s even better than i think he is !
    abrayo imo was ok vs. the run and a misused one gapper vs. the pass ! ian williams will help fill in for him and imo we should look for a big vet run stuffing NT when cutdowns come !]

    OL:+ Goodwin’s gonna be a BIG improvement. You’ll see with the play of the young pups. Chilo gets replaced, AD improves the way I think he will, and this line could be pretty darn good.

    [ agree about goodwin , he’ll make the kids better and adds valuable experience to our 0-line !
    don’t 4 get chilo was raw and only had one real year as a starter in college ! he only came out early to pay his mom’s medical expenses ! from his film i think he’s the real deal !

    Backfield: o Same ol’, same ol’

    [ gore kicks ass and hunter might be our sproles type of guy ? i also like dixon and even omon seems good so far !!!]

    WRs:+ Edwards making Crabs #2 is the big change here. That’s where I’ve written that Crabs can thrive. Can his feet take it?

    [you know , i’m getting kind of excited about having edwards, crabs , morgan as our WR trio !]

    TEs: o Still good, and will see a lot more of Delanie
    [very excited here
    ‘ love vernon , walker and the new guy !]

    Overall, improved pass defense, weakened run defense (no surprise there with Harbaugh, nor any cause for grief), offense ?????

    No need to mention coaching

  24. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Rufus, you know damn why we didn’t pursue a Kerry Collins. He and others of his ilk would have posed a genuine threat to unseat #11. Can’t have that. How can our Lord and Savior save us if we don’t follow him into the Promised Land? Can I get an amen?

  25. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    In the new and improved QB efficiency ratings by ESPN, Del, Kerry Collins had a 56.0 last season. Alex? Glad you asked – 40.0.

  26. robNo Gravatar says:

    kerry collins (who i like )is so far past his prime he wouldn’t be a threat to me as niners QB !

    have faith in harbaugh and colin k.

  27. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Maybe we are both right
    Here’s a picture of the Stover hit on Plunkett 9/22/1985.
    This was regular season and the Niners blew them out 51-7 in one of the worst beatings the Raiders ever had.

  28. robNo Gravatar says:


    sometimes there are both preseason and regular season games agianst the same team ! maybe they both went the same way , only my thought is …
    would board have been in the game so late if it were just a preseasn game ?

  29. robNo Gravatar says:

    wow ! just saw the link ! i always loved stover , and think raymac is quite similar in a way (minus the shot-putter’s arm strength )
    i even kind of remember him planting plunkett like that ! i guess we were taking out all those years of frustration the the goddamm raiders !

  30. robNo Gravatar says:

    oops , i guess you can’t say mother f-u-c-k-e-r-s on here , because my next post didn’t go !

  31. robNo Gravatar says:

    i no sooner got done laughing at the news coverage of the big earthquake on my east coast that ” scared office workers ” than i saw this !!


  32. robNo Gravatar says:

    oh , and i forgot to say this …

    when the big bad dude got done is that his maryland pride he’s showing there , and did he forget he was standing in the middle of a 100 yard long football feild at the time ! wtf did he think … the GD clouds were going to fall and hit him on the head ???


  33. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    rob- If you look at the Bing home page, It says “Washington Monument Has Crack”. As a result of the earthquake, everybody in Washington now has access to running for mayor.

  34. robNo Gravatar says:

    oh yes ! and i’m voting for THEM !

  35. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Kentwan Balmer released by Seattle. This might be a rare time Rob won’t suggest we sign him.

  36. robNo Gravatar says:

    link to the above mentioned vids please !

    just to let you know
    i wasn’t thrilled with the balmer pick (being as he was the 4ht or 5th DT picked in rd 1 that year ), but since we took him i was giving him the benefit of the doubt !!!
    oh well … at least we got SOMETHING for him in trade !

  37. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, we got something for him in trade, bent over. Our late 1st rd pk turns into an early 6th rd pk three years later. That’s some Houdini magic right there.

  38. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    But you want to hear the greatest trick of all-time? This team keeps pulling the same QB outta their hat for the past seven years. How the hell they do that? *poof* It’s magic.

  39. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Unca- If one parses the song you put up, by the ‘Bovines in the Window’, it sounds like you were puffing on the “magic dragon”, until you ran out of papers. Legend has it you went turned to baking brownies at some point?

  40. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Uh, yeah.

    What you sampling?

  41. robNo Gravatar says:

    well i do have a cd with deep purple doing a ‘cover’ version of this song … but can’t find it on utube so …

  42. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Just kidding, but people have said that song was about pot. I don’t think so, but I thought I’d interject some of the legend.

  43. 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