Must Win Game

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!!!!!

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26 comments on “Must Win Game
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Cheap bastard. Pay for cable so yuur new neighbor can leach off of you!

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    So what you are saying is, this is a must win? Do you think Dennis will let us know? Ill be checking back. I would hate to be looking out for Mayans and Del Mars if we lose. From what I heard the end of the world is supposed to be in 2012, we don’t need to accelerate the time table.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis brainwashed me. It’s a must, alright. Unless we make up for it by beating the Saints. Then the MUST factor would be reset to zero.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    If we beat both the Saints and Seattle, though, the Overconfidence factor would come into play. 1-1 is a MUST start to the season.

  5. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    Seattle is a MUST WIN? Don’t know where you ever got that silly idea. But if you say so, OK. I’ll play the role of the mindless, gullible sheep who just left the barn with my best friend, the escaped goat and join you in saying…
    Seattle is a MUST WIN ! ! !

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- Not only do I agree but I’ll add to that, a first game can never be a must win. If it is it says to me there is no trust in this team. Of course, losing to Seattle could cause some trust to slip away anyway, first game or any game.

  7. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    So, NoFear, you think Carroll left USC without knowledge that the shit was going to rain down on the program he was conveniently leaving? What was it? 3 weeks between his announcement, and the sanctions came down? It was all just a happy coinkydink?

    I’ve got some beachfront property in Reno I can show you. It’s right near Berger’s place . . .

  8. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear- I’ll never forget 911. For me this day symbolizes what Muslims think of non Muslims. They want us dead. And they are willing to take action on this emotion.

  9. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    First off, I’ll never forget 9/11. There aren’t too many things that I pride myself in being, but being an American ranks at the top. Though neither I or any members of my family were directly affected by the terrorist attacks, it sure felt like I had lost people very near and dear to my heart. Don’t fuck with my country.
    Now, on to this business about Seattle being a “must win.” You’re goddamn right it’s a MUST WIN!Why? Because it is. We lose, and that one game sets the tone for the rest of the season. Don’t tell me it won’t , because it will. We lose to Seattle, and our record after Week 1 might as well read 0-4, ’cause that is what it’ll look like in three more weeks. I am not fucking joking. Do not lose this Sunday. Period. End of sentence.
    NoFear, you should have capitalized “Feathers” if looking for a response. Excellent film, by I prefer a “Day at the Races.” myself. The plot revolves around a sanitarium trying to be turned into a casino only to be saved by winning a horse race. In other words: my life in a nutshell.
    Dr. Hackenbush: “Emily, I have a confession to make. I really am a horse doctor. But marry me, and I’ll never look at another horse.”
    I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure Groucho’s next line was…

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Vernon Davis just became the highest paid TE in NFL history. Five year extension.

  11. bigtimNo Gravatar says:

    this is a great treat for Saturdays lack of news, vernon has developed into a quality player, obviously with the coaches backing since he fell into line, and has seen what can be by paying attention.
    after watching the Nate craziness this signing has garnered a tepid response.
    this Sun is most assuredly a must win only because Seattle is in such a flux now.
    the Niners need to beat the beatable not play down to there competition, if the 49ers are to become a top team.
    never mind elite status, they need to pound these teams, and be competitive in the games like the Saints game coming up.

  12. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Funny. Straight up the middle of the 49ers offense is Baas, Smith, and Gore – the first three picks of the oft ridiculed 2005 draft class.

  13. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    If Jimmy Raye continues to call for runs straight up the middle, he’ll get offed.

  14. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Gimme an “M”
    Gimme a “U”
    Gimme an “S”
    Gimme a “T”
    M U S T !

  15. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    Gimme a “W”
    Gimme an “I”
    Gimme an “N”
    What does that spell?
    Seattle is a MUST WIN ! ! !

  16. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Something tells me you guys trying to tell us something?

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    1.5 hours till kick-off. Who’s counting?

  18. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    1 hr. 5 mins. now, but you’re right. Who’s counting?

  19. bigtimNo Gravatar says:

    36 min to go it couldn’t come quicker

  20. bigtimNo Gravatar says:

    just the most dreadful performance I have seen in a long while what a let down,if this was a benchmark game then were in trouble

  21. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Can’t disagree, Tim. Major, major pathetic.

  22. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    I guess they didn’t get my message about it being a must win. *sigh* Really depressed at the moment. Thought I would be angrier than hell. The Niners sapped the energy right outta me. How dare they. I give this team my heart and soul and this is how I get treated. Thanks for nothin’. Depressing. Really depressing.

  23. robNo Gravatar says:

    dennis and all …
    with all the excitement of the new season and looking forward to some good 9er football for once …
    (after the john york , erickson , nolan horror )
    only to get this is a real kick in the teeth !
    i could have tolerated a loss , but a blowout loss is a real killer !
    of course we know not to jump off the bridge just yet because in this funky league we might well make everything right in the world by upsetting new orleans next week !
    you know , stranger things have happened !

  24. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    What’s worse is Alex got me only 5 points for my fantasy team.
    He played poorly but so did the O-line, Gore got only 38 yards, the receivers broke off many routes, the dbs were jumping routes that caused 3 TDs, the coaches couldn’t get the plays in, Sing pulls a Nolan and calls a TO on 4th and 1 when the cameras showed the D-line was absolutely gassed. Only the punter played OK and maybe Willis. Red Bryant was toying with Anthony Davis. Where was our pass rush?
    One play that bothered me the most was a very bad call on a pass interference. It was obviously offensive PI but the call came in late for defensive PI. It looked to me like it was going to be a no call, but when Clements started complaining another official covered his butt by throwing a late flag against Nate. I believe if Nate just walks off the field the one official doesn’t throw the late PI to cover for his buddy official. Nate is a veteran. Veterans can’t be making rookie mistakes.

  25. robNo Gravatar says:

    wow ! the play that bothered me the most was …
    every one alex smith was in on after the 1st QTR !
    did anyone else see shawn hill against the bears ? he looked better than 1st rd. over-all draft pick and 2nd year pro matt stafford !
    imo if he had the time smith had today we could have won that game !
    for two rookies playing away at seattle , davis and iupati looked just fine !

  26. robNo Gravatar says:

    ok ! berger , dennis and all you coolest insiders/outsiders !
    i just talked to dennis on the video phone and he told me in a few words what he thought of today’s game !
    i’m not sure how important he thought this game was specifically , but after my girl got him to
    ” C’MON SAY … ”
    he finally let me and all you guys know just what we should think about today’s game !!!
    (watch it more than once !)

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
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