Thursday was Predictions Day on the blogorama. In fact, this is pretty much Predictions Week all over America. I’m not sure if this prognosticatory tradition dates back to Adam’s prediction to Eve that child number one would be a girl named Sue, or whether this phenomenon was concocted more recently by P.T. Barnum and Randolph Hearst during a late night drunken brainstorming session about which of them could soak the most money out of the most idiots in the most leastest amount of time.
At any rate, it’s part of the pageantry in the build up to Week One of the 2010 NFL season. The season officially got underway Thursday night with the two high-powered offenses of Minnesota and New Orleans laying eggs for three hours and producing a pedestrian 14-9 victory for the Saints. This game serves as a chilling reminder that week one games can be very unpredictable.
The most daunting team the 49ers will face this year might very well be Global Airlines. In the first half of the season they travel to the east coast twice, plus a trip to London. The dynastic Niners were used to dealing with jet lag, since Atlanta and Carolina were both in their division. However, this kind of jetsetting has not been common for the current team. This site has not yet decided whether to store this factotum in the Whining Bag of Excuses or the Goodell Is Against Us Therapy Room. Hopefully, it will end up as a footnote to a We Are Seriously Good bye-week gush fest.
It’s hard to believe we went through the entire schedule of pre-season games and never saw Michael Crabtree run so much as one pass route. Then again, Seattle didn’t see him on tape, either. Maybe it was all part of a cunning 49er plan. Give the Seahawks nothing on tape but Dominique Zeigler, Delanie Walker, and Ted Ginn. The team did not showcase Josh Morgan or Frank Gore, either, though Seattle has lots of familiarity with Gore. Mostly in their nightmares.
A lot of Niner fans are looking at their budgets and wondering whether to buy a Red Zone package from their cable TV provider. Hahaha. This site has no budget to look at, sparing this scribe from agonizing over this decision. No, what this site keeps an eye on is the house next door, which is currently vacant. The old tenants subscribed to Comcast, which I mischievously and covertly spliced into for free TV. Splendid.
Unfortunately, they recently moved and, though the Comcast line is still alive, it only feeds the channels up to 29 — the Bum’s Package. That’s okay for Sunday games, but the Monday night games are in dire need of a new neighbor’s budget. I’ve dusted off my best bermudas and have mowed the lawn religiously each weekend, beaming cheerfully at any house buying types who trot by for a look-see at the neighboring home. So far, no dice. Trying not to panic. Or put a Donations button on this site. Too grovelly.
Gonna be a long two days till 1pm Sunday. Tempers are short on the blogs and in the 49ers locker room. Must hit something. Must hit something. Rooooooaaaaaarrrrrrrrrr!!!
Go Niners! This is a MUST WIN GAME!!!!!