Packers 21, 49ers 10

After sitting out the offseason, and Training Camp, and the preseason, and the National Anthem, Colin Kaepernick finally returned to action Friday night and made a strong case for sitting out the regular season, too.

And that’s your 49er highlight for the evening. Stay tuned for handwringing disguised as an upbeat attitude.

The 49ers’ only TD came early in the game on Blaine Gabbert‘s second drive, a 5 play 53 yard effort. After that, the Green Bay offense stayed on the field for two-thirds of the game, running 76 plays to the Niners’ 47.

Adding injury to insult, four Niner players had to leave the game. Carlos Hyde with a concussion, Quinton Dial with a knee, Bruce Ellinton with a hamstring, and Eric Reid with a something. If Dial has a serious owie, it means the entire starting D-line from last year will be on the sideline to begin the season.

Good thing we have some gifted young players to replace these guys. Except one of them, Arik Armstead, injured his shoulder before the first preseason game and he hasn’t played since.

On the plus side, insomniacs in the crowd were probably snoring peacefully by mid-way through the third quarter, thereby missing the excitement of another Packers’ TD and a field goal by Phil Dawson.

All in all, a bit of a fizzle for Chip Kelly‘s offense, Jim O’Neil‘s defense, and any flickering hope that the team will climb out of the NFC West cellar this year.

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225 comments on “Packers 21, 49ers 10
  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I was somewhat disappointed that Kelly went for the FG on 4th down and didn’t keep the offense on the field to gain the 3 yards. I thought Chip was a gambler and had faith in the offense.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seems like all the air has been let out of the balloon in the support for Kap. AS I have said Kap is fast but not quick. It takes him a awhile to get up to full speed and that’s where defenses are able to track him down.
    Kap will never be a QB if he keeps depending on his legs and doesn’t work the plays the coaches are running for him.

    Have yet to see his ability to diagnose and break down a defense.

  3. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    That’s a funny first line Skeebs “…and the National Anthem”. I think he’ll get his wish to beat it unless York has a brain seizure and wants to risk injury to CK and $14 million next year on him as a backup. Whatever, we are in the shaky hands of the Gabber for the foreseeable future while the tattooed one wrings his hands and tweets SJW memes to his fans. I assume these fans are “fanboys” even if many are over heated females. Just a wild guess.

    Sorry display of quarterback play and self-important posturing by Kaepernick the social reformer. When will Kelly say “Enough”?

  4. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The better QB crop will be in the 2018 draft.
    Maybe a QB will emerge this year in college.

    Keep your eye on Joshua Dobbs QB at Tennessee.

    Last year he was second team QB SEC and he’s a late bloomer.

    He’s a smart QB with a Aerospace Engineering major. Worth keeping an eye on he’s a projected third round pick now but could move up to first round if he puts up numbers.

    He’s 6’3″ 210m lbs and ran for over 800 yards last season and will be a senior rhis year.

  5. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The QB and WR situation the Niners are in is due to neglect by the GM. He let these positions fall into disrepair with his negligence.
    Both were positions of great need and he waited until the 5th and 7th rounds to draft players to fill the holes. What was Baalke thinking?
    The GM didn’t do his job so it’s time to send him packing if the team flounders.
    I cannot take another interview listening to this turd saying everything is alright and is progressing according to his plan.

  6. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap should apologize for his antics during the national anthem.
    I find it very offensive and he’s supposed to represent the 49ers and has embarrassed the team. A good way to become a free agent and void your contact if the Niner legal team can find cause.

    Goodell might fine or suspend him as this happened in the NBA during the 90s and a very good player found his way into obscurity because of his off court beliefs.

  7. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kap may have divided the fans, the team, the public in the past but by golly with this latest stunt he has united us and the other blog(s) in calling for his head. Kaepernick the great unifier, who woulda thunk?

    Given the fragile and highly politicized state of the union in this election season I doubt the NFL or the Niners do anything directly but this will have consequences for dear Kappy.

    Reminds of Ted Cruz’s diss at the recent RNC which brought upon himself near universal scorn and ongoing isolation. A similar fate awaits dear Kappy me thinks.

  8. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Kappy had his chance to prove something and totally wasted it. It’s on him now. I believe in freedom of expression but I also believe that you do what is right and proper when the circumstance calls for it. The National Anthem is one of those, you stand out of respect. Just another rebel without a cause. And, a waste of time. I do wonder if he would stand for the Canadian National Anthem though. The chipski looked just about as lost as Tomsula.

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers traded CB Kenneth Acker to Chiefs for a seventh-round pick in 2018, per source.”

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Randy Cross chimes in thoughtfully:

    “Thankfully this low talent dummy will be out of the league soon. Enjoy that $$$ cuz that’s all you get.”

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners start the paring of the roster (sorry Pears is not there yet)

    49ers cuts: WR D. Campbell, RB K. Gaskins, DL D. Lake, K J. Lunsford, LB W. McManis, OL B. Muir, OL Silberman, WR J. Simpson, CB Wallace

  12. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    We should stop getting guys named Simpson. It’s always a mistake.

  13. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game.

    Apparently, he’s not going to read defenses or throw for first downs in a country that oppresses black people either.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Looks like rob thinks there is still A QB competition and Kap has a chance to even embarrass the Niners more. Kap’s chances of starting went out when he sat down yesterday during the anthem.

    Kap has proven to be an immature brat. Ever since he’s been a starter he has proven to be a sore loser being a complete ass and pouting in the post game pressers. Contrast that to when the team wins and he’s gloating.

    Didn’t like the stupid “Kaepernicking” which hasn’t been seen in years and also he lost the Beats headphones at press conferences.

    It is clear that his off season training with Kurt Warner was nothing more than a PR stunt. If it was serious Kap learned absolutely nothing.

  15. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Guess Kap won’t be carrying “Old Glory” out the tunnel leading the team onto the field. Kap could learn from this guy on what a real man does.

    Kap has always made bad choices and this is one of his worst.

  16. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Posted on another site =

    As a 49er fan (my avatar is one of their former head coaches) I won’t let one bad apple spoil my love for the game or for the team. “Kap” is on his way out of the SF 49ers have played himself out of an active role on the team. What has been ruined is HIS relationship to the 49ers, to pro football and to allegiance to this country NOT mine. Kaepernick means nothing to me tho I have previously supported his right to earn an active place on the team. With this display he has proven incapable of that. Time to move on from this mediocre and disloyal player currently on my favorite sports team.

  17. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Almost seems as though Kaep enjoys the bench just a little too much.
    It’s all about leadership at the QB position.
    Can’t expect to be seen as a leader at the expense of Patriotism.
    Someone, please, screw his head on a little tighter.

  18. winderNo Gravatar says:

    phil – I agree, kap cannot raise even a blip on the 49er tradition and legacy. He’s a moron who’s had his chance and sorta like T.O. crapped all over himself. He won’t be missed. However, this is just another chapter of the Baalky regime that has showed a great lack of insight and stability. He’s gotta go too.

  19. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep NJ looks like you had a good point about Kap’s ‘desire to actually play rather than sit and draw a paycheck’. I paraphrase, correct me if inaccurate. So those doubts are well founded and I acknowledge that. Now the FO/owner will have to ‘explain’ any actions taken relative to their wayward backup QB NOT Chip Kelly who should resist any explaining outside of football issues. Unlike 49 Wins who was induced to ‘explain’ Ray Macs sins/issues to the media by the FO/owner. Kaepernick, the gift that keeps on taking, yikes!

    Winder the FO/Balkey are going to have to get in front of this one and handle it in the best interests of the 9ers and the NFL. By not taking the Broncos offer they have placed themselves in this difficult position. This does nothing to enhance their prestige or Balkey’s

    BTW here is a very good discussion with Maiocco, Ratto and Monte Poole on this subject. (Video)

  20. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil there’s been a well traveled scenario involving the PR debate between Paraag and Kaep.
    It would seem this has been festering for quite some time.
    It might, in hindsight, explain some of the pressure applied to Harbaugh/GRo as well?
    Given the reports that Harbaugh wanted Kaep, I can assume they made it personal regarding his development.
    Fair or not, the GM signed on too, so, neither guy is free of scrutiny or blame for Kaep’s shortcomings.
    Sad that this episode in selfishness tarnishes everyone however.
    It’s yet another distraction to team unity.
    Hard to ignore, especially with the ‘face’ of the franchise at the center of it all.
    Let’s see how this plays out now.

    Will they cut him and swallow the Contract?
    Again, I see the Cheapos for what they are. Clueless troublemakers.
    We’ve had our share of distractions, including Aldon, Ray Mc, Culliver etc.
    Hard to place blame on anyone but those committing the distractions but, it certainly reflects poorly on the FO indirectly.
    Can’t help but wonder just how much influence and respect Dr Harry Edwards provided to Bill Walsh’s tenure.
    This sh!t either never got the press or, didn’t exist under his watchful eye.
    This can easily be seen as, players simply not respecting Ownership enough, to create the black-eye affect via negative publicity too?
    Kaep owns his position regarding The Anthem but, it’s selfish, given the negativity it invites on his peers and employer.
    The Last Great Act of Defiance at work here?

  21. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    As to the Broncos offer, I don’t know if Kaep had the option of squelching the deal on his own?
    The fact that they allowed him to seek a Trade wasn’t a good sign to begin with.
    If they truly wanted him gone, I’d suspect any offer would have been a good offer, just to lose the weight of the Contact at that point?
    There had to be some numbers involved however seeing the vast difference between the deals.
    Hard to know from our perspective certainly.
    He’s damn near un-tradeable at this point.
    Big money attached, no game action to show health improvements etc.
    Next move?
    Stay tuned.
    I’ve got no clue how you put this pig in a beauty pageant now.

  22. winderNo Gravatar says:

    NJ – the only way to do it is to cut ties as soon as possible. They are gonna lose money no matter what they do.

  23. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I hear ya Winder.
    Politics and Sports kinda follow the Schools and Religion analogy.
    It’s a tough line to balance.
    Nothing but more distractions unfortunately, for a Franchise that just can’t seem to stay out of the media, for all the wrong reasons.

  24. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The Last Great Act of Defiance – The Visual…

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Truth be told at the very least Kap is a huge distraction taking the focus away from football.

    He can become a cancer forcing his teammates to answer questions and choose sides.

    Kap has polluted the possibility of a viable trade because he’s poison. If Kap hadn’t done this on Fri he could be on his way to Dallas as they are looking for a veteran QB. He’s no longer viable for “America’s team”.

    The right thing for the Niners is to cut him and send him packing taking the financial hit. Having Kap stick around just opens the possibility of further incidents and issues down the road.

  26. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Dear Kappy has become a millstone around the team’s neck due to the FO (Balkey makes these trades w/ approval from above) failure to cut their connection with him by paying the difference between what DEN offered and his salary = $12 mil minus DEN $7 mill = $5 mill. Instead of taking the best and only serious offer for Kappy boy and paying the $5 mill difference Marathe was dispatched demanding the QB take a $5 million pay cut. He wisely refused. So being injured his 2016 salary vested and Niners pay the full $12m AND have him on the team creating chaos. Clearly he hates the Niners as well as whites, the US and his teammates like the good Muslim he is. Boy has an identity issue or three.

    Previously I credited Chip with his remaining here but given the failure of Balkey/FO in unloading dear Kappy boy maybe the best explanation is “Our FO sucks”. But we know that and it is the simplest explanation. Now he can’t be traded, can’t be played for fear of injury and next year’s $14mil salary vesting so what to do? Bubble wrap only retains the toxic radicalized putz so Niners at some point soon need to release (cut) dear Kappy to prevent further liability/pollution. I can’t think of a more deserving group to have to face the expensive music of their own cheap ass lunacy.

  27. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    The simplest explanation is the best, our FO is total hot garbage.

  28. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Tomi Lahren, of news site The Blaze, tweeted saying: ‘If this country disgusts you so much. Leave. Others would die to be in your spot you cocky child.’
    But she stopped short of calling for him to be kicked off the team, saying his First Amendment right to protest should be protected, in the same way she is allowed to criticize him.
    Others tweeted out a powerful picture of a wounded veteran holding himself upright in his wheelchair

  29. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “Lions have traded WR Jeremy Kerley to San Francisco for OL Brandon Thomas, pending physicals for both players.”

  30. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Kerley will be the punt returner.

  31. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Pears and Busta Anderson cut

  32. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    From Cohn

    Thomas is yet another example of a failed 49ers draft pick who had a torn ACL. Kerley is a slot receiver who probably will replace Bruce Ellington in the lineup until Ellington returns from a pulled hamstring. He was not present at Sunday’s practice

  33. robNo Gravatar says:

    Well we finally got to PEAR down the roster. Guy won’t be missed.
    Good trade. Dude lead the AFC in return yds. last year and has a return TD too. We get a serviceable slot guy and return man.

  34. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Now let’s get a 5th rder for Marcus Martin. Colts and Bears, among others have OL injuries to deal with.

  35. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    From a comment by George in cohn’s latest article.

    BASG’s take on the Kaepernick thing:

    “After the game, Jeremy Newberry (the former 49ers linemen who now works as an agent for Octagon Sports) explained to Dennis O’Donnell why it’s possible that Colin Kaepernick will soon be released. Newberry’s logic made sense. If Kaepernick isn’t good enough to play now, why would the 49ers want to make him a backup? Sure, paying him $11 million+ this season and waving goodbye sounds crazy. But if he stays, he could possibly get injured again, putting the team in a position where they’d also have to pay eight figures next season to a quarterback who lost his team a year ago — when he threw two pick-sixes against the Cardinals and Tyrann Mathieu called him out for being a football simpleton.

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Elite to very good QBs defeat the blitz by finding the uncovered guy. That was never in Kap’s DNA and it became known that he couldn’t handle the heat and sure as hell couldn’t locate the hot receiver.
    Kap’s inability to overcome these defensive tactics has led to his mediocrity and effectiveness as a starter.

  37. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kap gave a long interview today. This is a key part of it.

    “Do you plan to things beyond sitting during the national anthem, as far as activism?

    Yeah, most definitely. There are things that I have in the works right now that I’m working on to put together in the future and have come to fruition soon. Those are things that I’ll talk about as we get closer to those days.”

    Release Kap because he’s using the Niners as his platform. He says his teammates support him which is why he must go NOW.
    Not focusing on football, release him and he can do this full time.

  38. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    BLM swine. Enough said, moving on to football.

    Trading B Thomas, he of great 3rd round promise with the ACL who never did crap for us, to DET for the WR/PR = It’s a good move filling a large hole we had no answer for and finally getting something for Team ACL Thomas. We got a 7th round pick for Acker the 6th rounder who didn’t fit O’Neil’s system. Another good move. Cutting Pears a no brainer with AD back and Garnett on board.

    The football moves under the Kelly/Gamble regime have been good so far. This is encouraging for the future if not right away. We have not seen this for almost two years around here.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick news is still dominating the news and I for one am tired of it. Kap is generalizing painting law enforcement as all bad because of some bad apples.
    Kap is a big hypocrite appearing in the Beats commercial a few years ago which basically said you can turn off violent behavior
    with a pair of headphones which most kids can’t afford at $300 each.

  40. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit I’m seriously wondering if he’s done this to make himself toxic to any possible Trade efforts.
    He simply isn’t selling me on his commitment to the QB position, let alone, his role as a leader in that regard.
    It’s looking more and more, like he has taken the ‘pay me’ route to ending his career is SF.
    Hard to see how he holds a clipboard at the cost involved to retain him.
    Stay tuned…

  41. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I respect his right to protest, however, I don’t accept the manner in which he’s chosen to do it, at the expense of his team/employer.
    Distractions of this nature, whether accepted by his peers or not, do nothing but disrupt his ‘workplace’.

    But, to my last remark, he may well have calculated it, to embarrass his employer, and force a release, vs a potential Trade?

    If not for dysfunction, how would SF function?
    Now there’s a Jay Glazer piece out there that smells very much like a Yorkian-style Media Leak again.

  42. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I’m tuned out and don’t need any more info on this guy. I could care less what happens to CK as long as he does not harm the team further. The Niner brass will have to deal with him. They will dither, hem and haw as usual I suppose. We have covered this situation fully IMO so would like to focus on the BG led team. This needless distraction is going to fade in less than a week my guess. Our dear boy Kappy will never play for this team (or any other?) again and that’s all I can hope for right now.

    Maybe he plays ‘for show’ against the SD club on Thurs but not in the reg.season as Gabber is clearly better. I don’t believe there is or even has been a legit QB competition Kelly’s shilling aside. BTW did anyone see the three drives CK had? It was not televised in my area but others have said the O immediately fell apart with Kap in there. Stats seem to bear that out. Some have said our OL refused to give a whole hearted effort blocking for him. Would seem so and would bare out the thought CK lost the locker room last year in the 2 int. AZ game. I expect another miserable performance from dear boy Kappy and our O Thurs. But will this be enough for the PC owner to cut ties or will he demonstrate ongoing meddling by inflicting this miserable joker on the players and the fans? I’m guessing York would prefer tormenting us than appearing to NOT tolerate Kap’s racist cop killers, the BLM. Sigh.

  43. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, IMO, GB simply did what the ‘book’ said to do.
    Blitz Kaep and flush him.
    He simply takes off rather than survey his downfield options when the pace is accelerated.
    He’s yet to learn the mental aspect of the QB position.
    Looking more and more, like he never will.

    I’m disappointed with him, simply because he never seemed sincere about ‘winning’ the job back that he lost.
    Appears that his nose was cut off to spite his face.
    Benching turned into retribution apparently.
    Granted, the FO played heavily into the rampant discord.
    Time to move on.

  44. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    I dunno NJ, do you think there is a possibility that actual football priorities like poor QB play and not a big contract or dread of looking intolerant of the BLM stooges could figure in the FO/owner decision to cut Kap? That would be a shock, lol.

    Yeah it’s a soap opera unfortunately created by placing secondary issues ahead of team morale, fan satisfaction and WINNING. (What’s that?)

  45. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    I’m waiting to see if they retain him and, opt to de-act him on game days, to avoid making payments.
    Not sure how/if that would fly but, knowing the Cheapos, they’ll likely seek some fine print within their Contract options to do so, before paying him to leave, check in hand.

  46. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, my cliché of choice stand true…Dysfunction Junction is alive and well in SF.
    You can’t make this nonsense up, can you?
    What DID Jed learn from Uncle Eddie?
    Sure wasn’t the ‘Family’ motto Eddie practiced.

  47. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ironically, I just mentioned Dr Harry Edwards last night and, low and behold, there’s a report that he and Kaep were seen together today at the facilities.
    Go figure?
    Too little, too late, IMO.

  48. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    This Franchise has become nothing more than a Corporate Power Trip in action.
    Nothing they do even resembles a cohesive Organization seeking to learn from it’s mistakes.
    One dumb move after another.
    Rudderless ship on the high seas.
    Shoot me…

  49. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Ron Rivera sorta sums it up pretty succinctly.
    But, to Rex’s (and other Coaches), it’s about being united with one’s team, which is where Kaep is missing the point of leadership and unity.

  50. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This Bozo Idiot Kap says that this is not a distraction.
    It becomes one when he says that “many” of his teammates support him. That creates a divide between those who do not.
    When he has the uniform on or is at the Niner facility or stadium he is at work. In the real world while we are at work regardless of this freedom of speech argument we cannot get up in front of the company and make controversial comments.

    Kap is free to say whatever he wants outside of the gates of Levis but should not use the Niners as a soapbox to the assembled media.

    Kap says he’ll sit until oppression ends. Will it be any different in after week 7?

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The firestorm will be if he talks 5 or more teammates into sitting, then Jed will wish he asked the FO to cut him in April.
    It’s only going to get worse because Kap says there is more to come.
    Matt McGloin is the backup QB for the Raiduhs. Does anyone care what he thinks or his politics?

    Clearly this is Kap’s last gasp before he fades into oblivion.

  52. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Kap’s biggest defender throws in the towel, too:

    Jim Harbaugh on Colin Kaepernick: “I acknowledge his right to do it. But I don’t respect the motivation or the action.”

  53. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kap goes full jihad, loses mind completely.

    Jimi calls him nutz

    Ya think?

  54. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    So much more can be said about Johnny Jihad but he’s soon to be an ex-Niner having lost his commitment to the team and the game. Many have said he lost the locker room, that he is isolated from his team mates starting last year. Staley turned to his OL mates vs GB with arms spread asking them “What happened?” after first Kap play when he was sacked/pressured. This after good blocking for the Gabber. Yes GB did a good job of bringing the wood to our boy Johnny but I suspect something more.

    Isn’t it obvious? This is a non-leader, an unpopular player who team mates want gone. He’ll play behind an OL that let’s him get pummeled on Thursday, stink up the joint and hopefully be released for football reasons (You suck) before season starts. FO needs to cut him fast as boycotts are starting up.

  55. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    BTW 12th Man notes that Niners have gotten “one start from Team ACL since 2012”. Not sure what that means bc Dial and Carradine have played last year. But the point is = maybe this strategy ain’t so good considering we used (I think) 8 draft picks to get that one start.

  56. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Boycotts, slumping ticket sales, jersey burnings, hate directed at the bench warmer, accusations of unpatriotic sentiments. This hurts the bottom line so maybe York will do something?

    “I know” sez York the genius, “Let’s get Beyonce back in here since she put on such a good show in our SB!” So the BLM/Black Power activist who put on the racist show with all black dancers giving the anti-cop Black Panther power salute at the SB is rescheduled for another show at Levis in a few weeks. Brilliant. That will calm the waters of racial strife and boost the Niner bottom line. The mind of a genius at work.

  57. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick aka Johnny Jihad stated “I won’t be taking a seat during the whole show. Me and my BLM/Black Panther activist fiance, Nessa, we stand for this not that racist National Anthem. Hey Jed loves Beyonce too.”.

    We are led by idiots.

  58. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Oh, stop with the Alex Boone “Yeah I’d have a problem with that” rhetoric.

    Kap didn’t shoot anybody. He didn’t steal. He didn’t beat a woman or anybody else. He protested.

    “Cops go on administrative leave while black men are dead.” Yeah, if the truth hurts then sobeit.

    Tell the family of the legal working black family man in Cincinnati who was shot to death for a busted taillight. Tell the family of the legal working black family man in Minneapolis who was shot to death with his child in the back seat and his gal in the front for a busted taillight.
    Tell the families of all those where police bodycams suddenly stopped functioning for some reason.

    Kappy isn’t inciting violence. He’s protesting to make a point, a stupid and probably futile way to make a point with no solution offered, but a point nevertheless.

    Legalize pot and change the War on Drugs to Re-Education on Drugs (meaning heroin, crack, other synthetics) and that’s a start.

    The militarization of police in this country to fight the War on Drugs has led to the drug cartels militarizing to match. Many get caught in the crossfire, as Chicago can testify. Militarized police can cause as many or more problems than they solve.

    Fascist Filipino solutions won’t work here, Steve. Wait and see if the Phillipines still exists after a few years of assassinations and massacres.

    There are no easy answers. Kappy is just reminding people of the question. It is not anti-police, it is anti-system which does lead to discrimination against blacks.

    If he’s cut next week, then you don’t have to worry about hearing from him again. Do I agree with his method? Certainly not. But I respect his PEACEFUL PROTEST as a citizen nonetheless.

  59. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Have you read what Gov. LePage of Maine said about blacks? This isn’t fantasy; this is reality.

  60. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Do you know that Donald Trump was sued by and lost TWICE to Nixon’s Department of Justice for discrimination in housing? Nixon wasn’t exactly sympathetic to blacks. The second time was because The Donald ignored the first time. This isn’t fantasy; this is reality.

    Kappy’s protest has gathered a lot of attention in an election year. It is a stupid and probably futile protest, but hey, let it be.

  61. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Good for Colin Kaepernick. It’s the people with the most who need to fight for the people with the least, and the Black Lives Matter movement is mostly poor black people who don’t have the political clout to bring about the social change that is warranted in America today.

    But Kaepernick is on unstable ground. Mohammed Ali was a great fighter, maybe the greatest ever. So for Mohammed Ali, once known as Clay, there would always be a demand for him to fight. Now that Ali has died, he’s known as a heroic social change agent: A man who was jailed for not going to war- not fighting for a county that treated his people as second-class citizens.

    Kaep, however, will never experience the same demand, because unlike Ali, he’s not one of the greatest ever. In my mind, that makes Kaep’s move even more courageous. Let’s not forget that almost all the people who are criticizing Kaep are white who don’t know what it’s like to have to warn their children about police officers who, instead of giving a white person the benefit of the doubt, pull their gun just to be safe when stopping a person of color. I’d venture to guess that every single person on this blog calling Kaep a fool is white and has never experienced this social injustice. Very few black people are openly criticizing Kaep.

    Kaep’s not taking on the military. He’s taking on the police, and not necessarily the police in California. And he’s doing it in a way that will no doubt, like Ali, cost Kaep millions – but he’s doing it peacefully. If Kaep wasn’t aware of the backlash, he’s a fool. But if Kaep knew the firestorm was coming and did it anyway, he’s a great man for his efforts, regardless if it spells the end of his football career. There’s a good chance the NFL owners blackball Kaep and make the claim he’s not very good anyway.

    The Black Lives Matter movement has merit, and whites who want to sweep it under the rug, need to re-think what social justice in America is all about.

  62. winderNo Gravatar says:

    rt- he can protest all he wants. Just let it be as a citizen or a member of another team. He’s bad business and he’s doing it all wrong. Civil Rights laws are in place it’s up to the people to abide by them. There are a lot of innocent people getting hurt on both side of this coin.

  63. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – You’re way off base. The NFL is a business, but it also gives athletes who are courageous enough a platform to speak out about social justice. Is it good for the 49ers? It depends on Jed York’s strength. If Jed was strong enough to say, “I’m an American and free speech is apart of America, and apart that I take seriously,” then Kaep’s stance wouldn’t be bad for business. I know Jed isn’t that strong, but it’s Jed choice regarding what side of the argument he wants to be on. Does Jed want to be on the correct side of history, or the dark side?

    Think about what you just wrote – “He’s bad business.” If Kaep’s stance was good business, everyone would be doing it because it would be easy. The fact that it’s bad business, and it’s getting so much attention, means he’s doing it RIGHT. Kaep is bringing to America a debate about social inequality that is sorely needed.

    If you don’t like that it’s interfering with the 2016 football season, maybe you should follow another team. You should be proud that a team you follow has a player on it who’s strong enough to stand up for what’s right.

  64. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    If Jed York came out and supported Kaep, thousands of fans would walk away from the 49ers – er, thousands more than already have over the Harbaugh debacle. York simply isn’t that strong. He’ll side with the almight dollar over principle. That’s part of the reason I’m no longer a 49er fan. Jed York is your sickness. It’s not, by any means, Colin Kaepernick. If there’s one player on the 49ers I still respect, it’s Colin Kaepernick.

  65. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Browns just cut Paul Kruger DE/LB
    Niners should bring him in for his pass rushing skills.

  66. winderNo Gravatar says:

    spit I want him off the team because he’s not a very good QB. As far as freedom of speech I’m all for it. I’m not even sure what he’s protesting about. Oppressed people of color. I am not sure what that really means. I remember the Watts riots and Detroit, is this about the same thing? I think he did it all wrong, there are many ways to get your voice out there.

  67. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Bingo Winder, get him outta here. He is not going to solve racial problems by attacking American culture or symbols thereof. People who think so are merely ignoring their “sides” own issues- like racism, hatred and cops subduing felons with firearms resisting arrest. Ignoring these realities and blaming them on others as Johnnie Jihad is doing is manipulative hypocrisy.

    You RT are welcome to your opinion but why not work on your chronically hostile tone? You really do sound deranged in your attacks/defense of your positions. Your hysteria in these matters is as useless as it is entertaining. And it is not going to work in this affair or in national politics.

  68. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    As an example of your manipulative hypocrisy = “Fascist Filipino solutions won’t work here…”

    Like the fascist violent assaults on opposition supporters in San Jose, Chicago, Albuquerque, etc perpetrated by racist thugs enabled by BLM/Black Power? Like cop killing ‘inspired’ by same RT? You are comfortable assuming a high tone and lecturing others aren’t you? So do these solutions work for you and those fascists? Get off your superior moral horse hypocrite.

  69. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Phil fan and Winder,
    You guys just both don’t get it….

    I love older dudes who (and I’m not directing this at either of you) but who preach about principles and the constitution. The cry about the second amendment being taken away, but look the other way when someone cites the first amendment and it’s not their view. It’s hypocrisy. The same morons who preach constitutional law when it comes to gun rights then tell Kaep to find another country when he stands up for something wrong. That’s the weakness in America. The weakness in America isn’t the tattoo’d kid with his pants hanging down. The weakness in America is the older white male who sides with money or entertainment over principle.

    Winder just said it… He’s bad business, but Winder doesn’t even know what Kaep’s protesting. If you don’t know, don’t throw your hat in the ring. If you do know, and you’re against Kaep, you’re not a lover of the constitution. If you claim you are, it’s only when it’s convenient for you.

  70. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    How many people died in those Fascist protests in Albuquerque and San Jose, Phil?????

    Oh gee, the answer is 0.

    Besides the fact that those were Latino protests against “Mexicans are rapists” remarks and had nothing to do with what Kap is protesting about.

    Seriously, do you even know anything about what you’re bitching about? What the topic is?

    Keep that in mind when the police in your neighborhood point guns at your wife and you because you “look” like a drug dealer.

    That’s what blacks have to worry about every day. I guess you just don’t get it. I hope you don’t at the barrel of a police gun. Enjoy your Fascist Phillipines.

  71. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    When did Kap call for cop killings, Phil?

    You’re making a lot of very serious accusations. Please back them up.

  72. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Phil and Winder are probably voting Trump. The ignorant half of America….

    I love that Trump comes out and says Kaep should find another country. Didn’t someone already offer their personal copy of the constitution to Trump once before?

    The ignorant half of America is f’n crazy.

  73. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Perhaps you can look up “Albuquerque shootings by cops”, though. You’ll find ABQ was the league leader, so bad that the FBI had to come in and retrain the entire force. Unarmed civilians, innocent bystanders, hell, we almost looked like the Phillipines is becoming.

  74. winderNo Gravatar says:

    spit- you are cracking me up, you are hilarious.

  75. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – I thought you were informed. No? My bad.

  76. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    One thing we can assume with all of this is Kaep paid taxes.
    I’m not convinced Trump has.
    Audits and all….

  77. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Brown just came out and said, “I’m with Kaep 100%.” Good for Jim. Kaep will start to get some support. And Brown knows how to keep the little lady in check, too.

  78. winderNo Gravatar says:

    rave on spit. rave on

  79. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Lol, Kap can have all the support he wants, I hope the Niners can his A$$ as soon as possible. Maybe he can donate to the cause.

  80. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – So you’d prefer Blaine to Colin? Good luck with your player personnel assessment skill. But that’s what the rest of the NFL on the the dark side of America will do – they’ll couch their desire to see Kaep go as a talent issue. But it really, really rings hallow when those same people would prefer Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert’s an NFL backup.

    If you want Kaep to go and you’re a Gabbert fan, you’re a pussy. You can’t be man enough to actually declare why you want him gone, and you don’t support the American constitution. I say those who don’t support the constitution should find another country.

  81. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Well Winder, it would seem he’s chosen to grab the 2016 portion of his Contract. At the expense of the remaining years anyway.
    Waiting to see if there’s any ‘fine print’ buried within his deal whereby they can de-act him any withhold payments?
    But, that only allows the distraction to continue.

  82. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    And withhold payments that is.
    Knowing it would pain Jed terribly to hand him a check to leave is also somewhat satisfying. In a demented sorta way.

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    In case you haven’t noticed Kap has sucked for 2 years and maybe more.
    He is more problem than solution regardless of his politics.
    Kap can’t read a defense to save his life. If he wants to talk injustice it’s the $11 Mil he’s stealing from the Niners this year.

  84. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    When you guys make the claim it’s a distraction, I laugh. A distraction from what? 4 wins, 12 loses? That’s like distracting the mother who could somehow watch her child get into a car accident but she doesn’t have to because she was distracted. That’s like distracting you and taking you into another room while someone farts the wettest, smelliest fart you’ve ever witnessed, but you didn’t have to because you were distracted. It’s like you and your buddy are janitors and someone has to clean the shit outta the toilet but you get distracted so he has to. It’s like there’s one more coconut on the island and two people have to share it but you get distracted and he eats it only to find out it’s poison and he dies.

    In short, you morons should be grateful for the Colin Kaepernick distraction. He’s distracting you from another Jed York train wreck.

  85. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Chances of leading the Niners to the playoffs due to talent, politics aside:

    Kappy 20%
    Gabbert 2%

    But run with Gabbert. We need the draft position, and don’t think Chip and Baalke don’t know that.

  86. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kap, the new muslim convert, is engaged to his dear Nessa a BLM/Black Panther activist. BLM is a cop hating outfit who have incited cop killings. See Dallas, Baton Rouge. Ergo BLM supporters, like you, encourage racist violence against cops. You really shouldn’t support violence and racism by the left, but you do evidently. Oh if sanctuary city illegals decide to attack political opponents that’s fine because…Trump. Ludicrous. Your brand of hypocrisy is driving your wing of the political spectrum into the ground as you will soon discover.

    No one is buying the lectures from Kaepernick, you or cop haters using race to justify violence.

  87. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    When did Kappy advocate violence? I know Donald Trump has; I’ve heard him.

  88. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – I come to bury Jed York, not to praise him. The evil that Donald Trump does lives after him.

    I don’t care much about who the starting qb for the 49ers is. I just know courage when I see it. And courage, in all forms, should be commended.

  89. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Phil Fan is out to lunch…. at 11 pm pacific standard time.

  90. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Phil just accused me of using race to justify violence and lumped me in with cop haters. I responded and it was censored.

    Phil, you are a Fascist moron. Censor that.

  91. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    I often used to wonder if I saw people on this blog on the streets who I’d want to spend my time talking with. I always considered Winder one of those guys. But man, he’s spewin’ some ignorance tonight. No offense…

  92. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Hell no, Winder’s a good dude and always has been. You just disagree on this.

  93. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Jihad Johnnie is a terrible football player as proven by his past two years of work which has impressed Spitwad and RT but fortunately not Kelly. Johnnie does not care about football, he cares about pleasing his BLM/Black Panther activist fiance. And trying to figure out his personal identity by supporting violent causes. His political sense (let’s protest in my employers sporting event) is matched only by his lack of talent on the gridiron. There is no future for Johnnie on the Niners whether York keeps him around or not. It is a testimony to the weakness of your positions, political and pigskin, that you think he has value.

  94. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Spit the distraction amounts to how the locker room/Team responds to his contributions.
    If he’s there simply to hold a clipboard while protesting The Flag, it amounts to an invitation of the skunk to lawn party.
    Kaep did nothing meaningful to secure his starting title against a guy he should’ve beaten with one arm tied behind his back.
    It’s come to the point of fishing or, cutting bait.
    Jed gets none of my support but, the other 52 guys who make this roster, deserve an opportunity to play for their paychecks, without having to answer for the guy that mailed it in once his starting role was taken.

  95. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Lol, like i said you are hilarious nothing you have said makes much sense you just like to rattle on. As far as Kap compared to Gabbert I think they both suck and If I had my way I would look for replacements as soon as possible. You also like to call people names that don’t think like you do. I guess you don’t know but that makes you just like Trump. Idiot.

  96. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Jihad Johnnie
    BLM/Black Panther
    me and the cop killers

    The guy’s a freaking comedian. He should be Trump’s new campaign manager after he fires the latest one.

    Amnesty Don – rolls off the tongue

  97. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy will tell you about guys like Spitty, DO NOT FEED THE TROLL.

  98. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Trump said, “2nd Amendment folks…. might take it into their own hands…” in context advocating the assassination of a U.S. President.

    Kap sat on a bench.

    Who is advocating violence?

  99. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Now with the juvenile name calling (We got two of ’em Winder). Sorry Alinsky is old news and phony outrage from the hollowed core (screw whites) of the hypocritical left is just sad. SAD!

    Give me Gabbert any day over Jihad Johnnie the no talent, no heart putz in search of an identity.

  100. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Winder – I guess it wouldn’t make much sense to you if you didn’t understand why Kaep was sitting in the first place.

  101. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Hillary advocated killing Obummer in 2008. Look it up. More hypocrisy from the violence lover boy.

  102. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I want to see that one.

    You lumped Kap in with the Black Panthers and cop killers and ME in with cop haters.

    Asswipe – how’s that for a name, ASSWIPE PHIL

    That’s what your boy Amnesty Don does.

  103. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit – I’m sure Grumpy, who I respect, is in total disagreement with me and that’s fine. But even, Grump, I believe, will recognize the importance of the first amendment.

    The first ten amendments to the constitution are so important our founding fathers called them “The Bill of Rights.” It is Kaep’s right to protest the latest killings of Black minorities at the hand of white police officers – however he chooses.

    In fact, like RT just pointed out to me, it’s the very essence of American life to be able to disagree with someone while still respecting their right – especially in hopes that right isn’t taken away when it’s their turn to voice their own injustice.

    Call me a troll. I don’t care. I’m not here to debate football. I could careless about the San Francisco 49ers. This issue is interesting to me because right now so many are on the wrong side of the debate.

  104. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One ds to ask where are Kap’s headphones that he wore to every press conference for the last few years?

    Beats is paying him anymore so he chucked them. He wore these things because of the coin they were paying him. Despite what he says now money does matter to him.

    When he get’s cut he can join Gio Carmazzi up in the hills herding goats in his life after football which is coming soon.

  105. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Alex will lead a great Chiefs team with a top defense, Jamaal Charles rushing, and Andy Reid coaching, to another 9-7 season, wondering what it must be like to be as good as Kap and take his team to the Super Bowl.

    He’ll think about the Super Bowl a lot while he’s tending goats up in the Wasatch Mountains, looking down at his glory days…

  106. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Gabbert will just tend goats.

  107. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    To Bullit’s point, there’s a dude in the NBA, or I should say “was” a dude in the NBA, named Chris something who changed his name like Ali to a Muslim name. He played for the Nuggets and wouldn’t honor the flag during the national anthem. He’d sit in the locker room while the anthem was playing. A reporter found out about it and a year later he was blackballed from the NBA. For the rest of his life he had to play European basketball. Again, to Bullit’s point, Kaep will be in Canada real soon. It’s a sad commentary on who American sporting team owners are…. if I’m right.

    However, I could see John Elway, who’s strong enough (not like that weakling, Jed York) to step up and support Colin Kaepernick with a diplomatic statement that says, “As an American, I support any man or woman’s desire to speak freely about social injustice in America. There is no doubt social injustice in America exists today, and any man, woman or athlete who chooses to speak out about that social injustice should be commended, not ridiculed for his courage.” Elway may not want to take that beast on, especially considering the Denver good ole boy network. But the only way at this point in time that Kaep stays in the NFL is if another owner is willing to take on Kaep’s baggage. And it won’t be because of Kaep’s talent. It would be on principle that the owner hired him. If I’m a betting man, I’m betting on Canada. And what’s not to like about Canada? Good fishing. Not much social injustice.

  108. SpitbloodNo Gravatar says:

    Another point about Elway, Kaep and even Jim Harbaugh. If Elway came out and didn’t necessarily support Kaep but supported the first amendment, and then hired Kaep, a lot of black NFL players would either want to play for Elway, or they’d play that much harder for the man after his statements. I’m sure there are hundreds of black sports athletes all over America right now who support Kaep privately. And that’s why Jim Harbaugh made a really stupid move publicly commenting on Kaep. So what do the black players in Michigan now think of Harbaugh? Are they as thrilled to play for the man? Harbaugh coming out and stating he’s against Kaep’s actions gets to the heart of Harbaugh – Crazy enough to step in shit for the drama. If Elway stepped in shit, he’d handle it differently. Either way, Kaep needs to locate the Calgary Stampede’s website and get to know Calgary football.

  109. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have to doubt Chip Kelly’s sincerity when he says that Gabbert hasn’t won the QB job.
    Game 4 usually means you play your scrubs and audition guys vying for the final spots on your roster. If Kap goes out and throws 6 TDs against the Charger scrubs has he earned the right to start?
    Kellyn should’ve named Gabbert the starter by now because Kap has further regressed. If somehow he chooses Kap and Kap flops then Kelly just jumped into the dumpster fire and has put himself into Jimmy T territory.

    Also time for Kap to put up or shut up by going into troubled communities where the problems are and trying to do something about it.

  110. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    It has been suggested and is a good idea for Kap to do ride alongs with the police into troubled neighborhoods to see first hand what they have to deal with.
    Before he shoots his mouth off invoking his first amendment rights he needs to educate himself from the perspective of law enforcement.

    Fire fighters and police officers leave their homes in the morning with no assurances that they will return after their shifts. My problem with Kap is he’s impugning all law enforcement as corrupt and against people of color. Never mind when some of the officers that have been shot recently were black. Kap ought to eliminate his ignorance before he talks more.

  111. winderNo Gravatar says:

    I hope elway can talk the cowboys into taking sanchez. I think that would be great and a nice diversion from all the bull—- that is surrounding the Niners at the moment.

  112. winderNo Gravatar says:

    Hey rt- Gabby will probably make a good goat hurder.

  113. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    What % of fans has he alienated. This team is young and needs to focus on football 110 percent.

    Always. 32 teams overachieve to get that SB ring. To do that a yuge amount of $$$ is spent on players.

  114. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    There’s one thing Kapernick didn’t say, but he may as well have. There can be little doubt that he wasn’t actually referring to Americans in general. He was specifically talking about white Americans. The implication, of course, is that we’re a bunch of racists who like beating up minorities. Which gets us to the stupidity factor. You don’t need to be a PR genius to understand that it’s bad form to denigrate your customers. But take heart. Although Kapernick may think all you white Americans suck, the 49er marketing department still loves you.

  115. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers place WR Bruce Ellington on injured reserve after he tore hamstring Friday.”

  116. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    If Dial has a serious MCL sprain or worse the D will be a shell of what it could be. TOP will be our enemy all season.

    With Romo out Dallas could have been a W. Elliot will have 200 plus yards behind that oline.

  117. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Another scrawny left-wing geek.

    In 2017 stick with fixing talent on non-QB offensive positions. Develop BG, Driskell, and Ponder.

  118. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Dak Prescott protected by a strong running attack has a great opportunity.

  119. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Ugghh!!! Huge Vikings fan here. Teddy Bridgewater went down in practice today (to hospital via ambulance) and now this jackass is the possible alternative. I’d rather lose games…

    Would Norv be interested? Above comment has promise. Vikas are a playoff quality team.

  120. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    What were the Niners thinking having Ellington return punts? Ok first dumb move by the Kelly regime. Really BE is known to be fragile as a snowflake safe spacer but “Let’s see what Bruce can do returning punts”. Good we have a proven WR corps to cover for him…right?

    Remember Joshua Morgan? 49 Wins was up 35 points and had him trying to score when he blew out his knee pointlessly. That to me was the first indication that our new HC was not “perfect”. Yes it is a violent game so why take chances?

  121. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Johnnie included Hillary in his critique post-game of what sins ail the white world = (usual Big Media bias, was deleted)

    On a positive note my thinking is York will insist Johnnie stay on the roster to remind the white world of it’s sins…because, just because…when has York ever done anything to please the fans?

  122. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    But maybe MIN will be desperate w/o Bridgewater? How I long to see Boone grab Johnnie by his scrawny neck and yank him to proper attention during the National Anthem. Lol, great highlight!

    Does MIN do a lot of pocket passing? Here is a recounting of the sins of Johnnie as he has regressed (actually not progressed) since 2012. We know all this but it is a neat summary by Al Sacco who recommends trading him outta here =

  123. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two interesting articles from 49ers web zone

    Been saying this for years. Kap has been stinking up the place and his supporters always point fingers elsewhere. Funny how almost all of his staunchest supporters have done 180 degree turns.

    Kap’s stubbornness and his unwillingness to be coached has led to his mediocrity. Some say let him run, it turns out he’s losing that ability too as he gets older.

    He needs to go, the sooner the baetter.

  124. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    WShyn would Kap wear a Fidel Castro shirt while explaining his stand against oppression. Castro was a despot who executed his opposition and made Cuba a totalitarian state. A sign of Kap’s ignorance?

  125. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Yep that’s a good recap of the lack of progress of Mr Kaepernick. Perhaps there is a desperate team out there who is not as wise as we are (now) about him. We can hope.

    I didn’t notice the Castro shirt but no real surprise given his ardent search for identity via Islam, BLM, Black Panthers. Hey totalitarian communism, no problem. Just don’t trouble him with any National Anthems celebrating freedom, fighting for it and victory. Johnnie, poor Johnnie the useful idiot.

    I’m thinking poor OL blocking will mar his career resurrection’s last gasp Thursday. If you thought last year’s Tomsula of an OL was poor just watch the Chargers feast.

  126. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Good news on his behalf Thursday night, (perhaps) will be the noticeable absence of 1st teamers to contend with.
    Watch him slip in the Locker Room and put himself on IR for the year or something.

    Full List of Roster moves, for what it’s worth.
    SD did drop Mettenberger amidst the rest of the days activities –

  127. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Decision on Johnnie will come from the top sez Cohn jr.

    Yes it will and sadly, despite the heartwrenching dilemma posed by this situation, ie, cut him for competitive and financial reasons or keep him to polish York’s ‘progressive’ credentials, my pesos are on York’s insisting on keeping him on the roster, political optics being far more important than foolish issues like winning, fan desires or team morale. Screw it chumps this man is gold in York’s political quest to be known as the LGBT, BLM champion. Which is fine but please do not expect any other kind of champions around this his toy.

  128. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    MONEY Phil – Don’t overlook the cost factors – Cheapos will be Cheap.

  129. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Unless, as I’ve speculated on several times, they have a clause within their rights to withhold payment somehow by retaining him.
    Bubble wrap is insurance against further injury of course but, they’d likely still have to pay $11+Mil to have him tote a meaningless clipboard while he ‘sits’.

  130. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s become a full blown pariah, which might take him a notch higher on the Pariah-meter than Jed however.

  131. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Could be worth $11+Mil to Jed for that factor alone?

  132. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    2 planes toting banners on home Sundays?
    Plane 1 – “Kaep Sucks!”
    Plane 2 – “Jed Swallows!”


  133. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Good point NJ, no first stringers to throw the game but we can hope the second stringers reek enough to deliver our hoped for result, lol. Given Johnnie’s well known liabilities in reading Ds and accurate passing it may well be unnecessary to have poor OL play make Johnnie look bad.

    Perhaps the Chargers will take out their intense frustrations over the Bosa debacle so they will leave their first team in there and pummel our boy. One can hope can’t one?

    Sadly this leaves me in the conflicted position of hoping JJ blows it (or slips on a bar of soap in locker room, good one) OR that he throws for 2 TDs and runs for 4 more to fool MIN that he is functional. I struggle with this mightily but such are the wages of devoted fandom.

    Does it not seem that JJ is milking this to squeeze the max of poor York and to garner max notoriety for his next career as a SJW bleeding for the masses?

  134. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil he’s been a major disappointment to me in terms of work ethics.
    Money was there for him, which seems to have been the major motivation.
    If you can’t suck it up to leapfrog Gabbert to collect, what good are you anyway?
    It appears to have been nothing more than that cliché of, cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face, in the end.
    He likely takes his ’16 portion of the deal and, rides off into the NFL sunset.

    No ‘Want’s It’ in this kid’s makeup that I can see.

  135. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NJ I propose another option for the aircraft armada circling on Monday Night =

    Kaep Sucks!
    York Blows!

    I like the way your mind works my friend

  136. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    San Francisco 49ers:

    “The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pregame ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect on the great liberties we are afforded as its citizens.

    “In respecting such American principles as freedom of religion and freedom of expression, we recognize the right of an individual to choose to participate, or not, in our celebration of the national anthem.”

    San Francisco 49er Head Coach Chip Kelly:

    “We recognize his right to do that. It’s not my right to tell him not to do something. That’s his right as a citizen.”

    Go root for Trump’s Generals. Oh, yeah, they went out of business. LOL

  137. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    There’s just no leadership involved in his character when it comes to commanding an Offense.
    Putting Anquan/Moss/TSmith, (even Jerry himself), in this kid’s huddle would’ve been nothing but a waste of time.
    He simply doesn’t ‘Get IT’.

  138. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    RT I’m the first guy to say it’s his right to protest.
    But, as a professional athlete, there are better ways to use that sort of recognition and the money he has at his disposal to make an impression. A meaningful one at that.
    He simply alienates too many potential resources doing it on his terms as he has chosen to do.

    It’s the NFLs soapbox he’s standing on here.
    Politics/Sports, Church/State, Education/Religion are simply too divisive a platform to perform on IMO.

  139. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Start a charity, take some initiative within those communities he feels strongly about etc.
    Those big buck Contracts go a lot further if you spend some of it where it matters.
    That’s where the publicity and political recognition become most identifiable in the end.

  140. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NJ, I believe it is an idiotic way to protest. I also believe it’s a valid subject for debate. San Francisco has always welcomed gays, is an illegal immigrant sanctuary, and has always maintained freedom as its overriding creed.

    The Yorks are just playing by the rules. The CBA does not prevent Kappy’s protest. Any other response would invite a very high profile lawsuit with a LOT of money at stake (were I Kap’s lawyer, I’d be demanding Kap’s FUTURE contract money).

  141. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I also believe that anything including the “NFL” and “patriotism”
    in the same sentence is the height of hypocrisy, but plays well with the Bible Belt and NASCAR crowd.

  142. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Understood RT. I firmly believe in one’s right to free speech and all that comes with it.
    Live and Let Live IMO.
    No question there are things within this Country that pale miserably in terms of equal rights.
    But, as a comparison, another cliché comes to mind, regarding the ‘Practice’ of medicine.
    You keep ‘practicing’ in the hopes of improving.
    Hard to succeed when you dig yourself into a hole with your first efforts.
    He simply didn’t think this thing through very thoroughly.
    His job is to win football games.
    Work to that end, with all you’ve got.
    His fame and fortunes appear to have ended because he didn’t give his ‘All’ to the job that would have provided plenty of capital to make his other causes more relevant.

  143. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Hypocrisy is the NFL.
    These NFL blowhards put on a good show regarding our Military, yet they send an invoice to the Gov for their theatrics.
    Our biggest issue in this Country in terms of equal rights starts with all the money influencing the Laws and Law Makers.
    Pay to Play is the name of the game.
    If you have money, you buy influence.
    All it amounts to is, corruption.

  144. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Remember the enormous neon sign of Carol Doda’s (The Perfect 36, also the nickname of the great indy TV station) strip club on Market that hit you in the face as you drove out of the tunnel?

    Now, THAT is San Francisco. Kappy is right in San Francisco tradition.

  145. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Cities like Detroit are where they are because GM and all the Corporate geniuses have opted to do manufacturing overseas.
    Take away the jobs, lose the communities that relied on them.
    All about the Stockholders in this America.
    Money talks.
    Profits over people.

  146. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    BTW, NJ, if you didn’t know, Carol Doda was like a 40DD. The Perfect 36 was kind of a running decades long SF joke, especially with that enormous neon sign right downtown.

  147. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    How do you pay Union wages when a kid in another Country will do it for pennies on the dollar?
    We squabble about illegal immigrants yet those that hire them don’t see an ounce of punishment for it.
    We’re certainly in no position to change the world until we change our own practices.
    It ain’t about dropping bombs it’s about looking after one another in a way that fosters peace and productivity IMO.

  148. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I completely agree, NJ, and have for decades. I personally got reamed by the phony H1B visa “program”. I’d own a ranch up near Taos if not for that, with my education and untold hours night and day for decades.

    I just know The Donald is a nutcase and a major league fraud. If the choice is between a bad case of the flu or terminal cancer, I’ll take the flu and hope for better in four years.

  149. winderNo Gravatar says:

    RT- I got a postcard from Carol Doda in either ’66 or7′ everyone in my house got a good laugh but I didn’t find out until about a year later how she got my address. Of course it was a friend of mines doing. But anyway she was definintely in the 40’s.

  150. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NAFTA shipped jobs out courtesy of that economic genius Bill Clinton. Don’t blame the corporations or stockholders. TPP -Trans Pacific Partnership- supported indeed fostered by Obumma will do that and much worse. Aided by politicians the corporations will be immeasurably strengthened. The ideological left (now aided by Big Money Pubs) has destroyed those communities and our current economy. These people have never created a single sustainable job but whine about the one guy who has. Figures.

    Now don’t blow your stack and collapse into a spittle flecked finger pointing rant defending your position. Rage being just beneath the surface in most ideologues. Please maintain civil discourse at all times.

  151. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    RT, I despise Politics and ALL that comes with it.
    Lawyers/Politicians, and the Army’s they surround themselves with, do nothing but isolate the rest of us from getting ahead.
    Donald likes to pound the table about the ‘system’ being rigged, all the while taking full advantage of those loopholes, the ‘system’ provides for him, to walk away from his debts.
    You want me to listen Donald?
    Manufacture your business attire in our Country, with American Labor.
    Pay your taxes, like I have to pay mine.
    Release your tax returns and prove to me, and everyone else, that YOU play by the same rules the rest of us are forced to play by.
    Always a Double Standard in Politics.
    Which is why they’re all so good at talking out of both sides of their collective mouths.

  152. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Pfft Republicans have fought for cheap labor and union busting for a century. Rewriting history might work for Faux News viewers, but not me. NAFTA was written by George I with help from Reagan advisors.

    The greatest middle class in the history of the world came with a 95% top income tax rate and dynamic, strong national unions.

  153. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Trade Agreements are constructed, by and for, the Corporate Titans and Politicians that negotiate them Phil.
    The little guys always get the short end of the stick.
    As stated, NAFTA/TPP are glaring examples of profits first.
    They can’t even see the sun in China.
    No EPA regulations to contend with there.
    Just cheap labor and Corporate agreements among the Titans involved.
    Incorporate outside the US, pay no taxes.
    It’s corruption. Plain and simple. Disguised as Fair Trade Policies.
    Fair for who?

  154. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    NAFTA/CR was a Clinton bill to continue the globalization. Unchecked immigration went on with a nod and a wink from both parties. Don’t get me wrong. I like some of Trump’s proposals, and I like that he is co-opted my guy Bernie’s ideas in his speeches. He’s just a nutcase and a total fraud. I’ve heard him speak too many times.

    The Democratic Party died with Bobby Kennedy. The Republican Party died with General David Dwight Eisenhower. Now we’ve got Citizen’s United and “money=Free Speech” leading us down the path to the end of empire. Ask the Romans. Good riddance Antonin Scalia.

  155. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    With all that collapsed in recent years, beginning on Wall St, who is serving time?
    Bernie Madoff?
    Maybe an Exec or 2 from Enron?
    Who got screwed? All the people who had 401k money taken as a result of Corporate greed.
    There are Laws for the Titans of Industry, designed to protect them from prosecution, it’s called bankruptcy.
    Start locking up these scumbags, and taking all the money they amassed through shady business dealings, and returning it to those that got harmed and, maybe, things might begin to matter more to me, than the stockholders they seem to cater to.
    It’s a lopsided playing field in this Country.
    If they can’t play by the rules, they change the rules.
    That’s the MO.

  156. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The irony of Kap’s situation is the Niners and the NFL have to ramp up security to protect Kap and those in his proximity.
    The security is likely to be composed of off duty law enforcement, Those officers are part of the group that Kap is protesting as collectively evil.

  157. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    It’s where the term ‘Lawyer Up’ came into existence.
    There are reports here in NJ that Trump left Atlantic City with near $30Mil in back taxes unpaid.
    Our corrupt Admin in Trenton, headed by none other than Chris Christie, let him skate on almost $25Mil of it.
    What a game.
    Brag about your net worth to all that will listen, then, close up shop, declare bankruptcy and let someone else deal with the mess you left behind.
    “I got mine. Get yours”

  158. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Yes, and they’ll be protecting fans who have come out to see Kaepernick play, if not now, but for years before.

    Funny how it works in America. That’s why no one else in the world understands us.

  159. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    The great revelation for me in this election season is that the big money Democrats and big money Pubs via US Chamber of Commerce are in bed together and buying pols to set their agenda and getting it passed. There is no substantial difference between the supposed two parties. They have been labeled the Uniparty/Globalists/Cheap labor express. They are not for the workers, the communities, they are for themselves and for profits. This is why our candidate has defeated the establishment Pubs and has created a New Pub party co-opting the middle class workers HBO rejected (and scorns). People want Change! Bernie tried but could not defeat HBO’s 3rd term = HRC + DNC. He was the change candidate on the left and many of his + supporters Goals are DJT’s. Different means but reflecting the same popular sentiment = we are getting screwed, throw the bums out.

    I have no reason to disparage HRC, she is the establishment candidate and will maintain the status quo. This is not popular with those who feel screwed by the Uniparty big money hacks. We are many and even some of you are not happy with the way things are.

  160. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s a good read on how Politics and Business are in bed together.
    This is, of course, a NJ example but, it goes on all over this Country.

  161. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    That’s the Citizens United Republican controlled SCOTUS decision.

    Before that, money in elections was a serious problem. Now we’re the Roman Empire putting the Imperial Crown on the one with the richest patrons. Good riddance, Antonin Scalia, you of all people should have known better.

  162. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So Andy Lee got traded because he did not aggressively try to tackle a punt returner in a preseason game. Those Browns are doing everything they can to win a preseason game. Hey Browns it’s PRESEASON!!!

    Baalke traded Lee for a future 7th round pick from the Browns.
    Lee was traded for a future 4th round pick and also the punter that the Panthers drafted with their 7th round pick.

    Baalke should take note of Lee’s actual trade value. Pinion so far is unable to flip the field for the defense like Lee did.

  163. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    How can anyone be happy with ‘business as usual’ Phil?
    Look what we’re left choose between.
    The lesser of 2 corrupt ‘politicians’.
    Donald doesn’t fit the label of course, having never held an elected office.
    But, he’s been an ‘insider’ to the game. By virtue of his bank account.
    It’s all about the money perspective to me.
    You have it? You buy the influence to attend to your agenda(s).
    You don’t? Tough toenails.
    Don’t let the door hit you in the A$$ on the way out.

  164. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Bernie got derailed from within as well.
    The DNC and it’s female agenda saw fit to guide their candidate through calm waters, so to speak.
    Kudos to Bernie for exposing it and forcing change.
    Whether this election goes GOP or Dem, it likely changes nothing in terms of how we do things in this Country.
    Either candidate will pad their Cabinets with the big buck donors that put them there.
    Democracy is nothing but the Good Ol’ Boys Network of the filthy rich getting what they ‘paid’ for.

  165. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    The Atlantic city council/Redevelopment Agency insisted on their boneheaded plan which was unworkable but lined their pockets just swell. Trump refused to get screwed by them, the government geniuses who never made an honest buck in their lives. But he did lose plenty in Atlantic City due to their ineptitude. He paid his bills and sold out before their schemes collapsed. Naturally the media there, as usual in the pockets of the powers that be, shill for the poor politician “victims of Trump”. Not credible.

  166. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Simple math for me.
    Money+Politics=Corruption with a sum dividend of continued Policy influence carried over.

  167. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Trump paid his bills? That explains the 6 bankruptcies and the lying on not releasing his tax returns EVER.

  168. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    The entire kit and kaboodle of them Phil.
    Politicians all.
    City/State squabbling over development rights.
    Everyone wanted a piece of what is now dying off because no one would compromise.
    It’s broken in large part due to simple, greed.
    Can’t divide the pie equally? Throw away the pie.
    Prime real estate is at the heart of it.
    Let it spoil, deteriorate in value, more money will come into play to pick it up for pennies on the dollar.
    The cycle continues.
    Buy low.
    Sell high.
    Screw the consequences the communities have to suffer through.
    High rollers welcome.
    The rest of you, move out.

  169. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Financial manipulation. Nothing more.
    Money talks.
    The rest of you get what they say you can have.

  170. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Christie tried like H3ll to take over AC.
    What that power-play was about was, simply to put him in charge of finding his players and, manipulating the process.
    I’ve said it before, Tony Soprano is now wearing the Governor title here in NJ.
    The mob has Executive privileges now. It’s called NJ Politics.

  171. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Well Bullit the Niners seem to have an endless series of Gaffes even when they try to do the right thing as with Lee. The Kap flap is symptomatic of an org which has no clear direction. Keep Kap or trade him? Originally “We want him” said Balkey. But now we hear, after the blown trade, that really the FO + York really don’t want him. After the Anthem flap I’m guessing they keep him at least for awhile. This is very muddled and is symptomatic of poor leadership. York would seem to struggling with his own identity issues = “Am I a cheap ass capitalist or a progressive funder of my personal political causes”. Hell if he knows.

  172. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Trumps bankruptcies were Business bankruptcies out of over 500 companies he has created. That is a stunning record of success.

  173. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    He’s Uncle Eddie’s nephew Phil.
    He wants the glory days of Eddie without the intelligence needed to stay the EFF away from things concerning football, as Eddie did.
    Perhaps, his Daddy has more to do with the interference than himself?
    Either way, Eddie knew how to unite an Organization.
    The York’s have mastered the art of bringing down the house.
    The banner ‘Meddling Morons Inc’ should fly above their Capitalist heads.

  174. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Well, that’s a stretch o facts, but I’ll leave it for another day. Besides, with all the money he owes Putin and the Chinese, and with the Trump U. fraud case looming, he’ll get bailed out if he wins the POTUS.

    God, I wish I could get away with not paying taxes ever like Trump does and then promise to spend trillions of other peoples’ money. Wouldn’t that be nice.

  175. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Trump knows how to play the system Phil.
    That’s the point.
    Good lawyers and accountants can manipulate the ledgers to that end.
    Real estate especially.
    Lots and lots of loopholes afforded to developers.
    It’s a rigged system alright.
    Rigged for the high rollers who know how to play the game.

  176. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    NJ poses the question = “How can anyone be happy with ‘business as usual’ Phil?”

    Good question but those who are will be voting Clinton.

  177. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Those who want an insane, racist 70 yr. old fraud with Alzheimer’s will vote Trump.

  178. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Trump’s going to Mexico, possibly on the plane as we speak.

    Now that is going to be interesting. PT Barnum had nothing on him.

  179. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    That’s true NJ. The difference is only one candidate will be putting American workers first, deporting criminals, getting Feds outta education, renegotiating poor, unfair trade deals, restoring our borders and creating jobs. Only one. The other will give us the same old same old which includes more futile wars. That’s what the choices are and what people will have to decide.

    PS why won’t HRC release her medical info? Hmmm…

  180. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, “I know more about ISIS than than generals. Believe me.”

    What he’s said about upholding our NATO commitments and defending the Ukraine over further Putin military conquest?

    Europe is America’s life blood and always has been. No one in NATO trusts him. No one.

    All his Russian connections and financial dealings and his history of piling up debt (he’s court ordered from his latest bankruptcy on how much personal money he can spend), just tell NATO goodbye and prepare your bunker. The war’s going to be a long one.

    At least we won’t go to war in the Pacific. He’s already spoken of how much he respects Kim Jung-Un, like he does Putin.

    I hope you know how to speak Mandarin.

  181. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil that’s my point.
    Clinton or Trump?
    How about Finkle or Einhorn?
    Total joke no matter which way we slice it.

  182. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Hillary already released her medical info. Did you see Donald’s??????? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    Watch it.

  183. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    RT, rule #1.
    Never trust anyone that says ‘Trust Me’.

  184. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    No RT before you descend into slurs and hysteria again let me remind you that I was answering a question NJ posed. You seem to over personalize and fall into insult mode very easily with your unsubstantiated opinions about the Change Candidate. Can’t you be a little less agitated? Please

  185. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil I can’t make an ounce of sense from any of this rhetoric anymore.
    As McConnell suggested for Trump –
    Stick to the script.
    It’s all an act.
    When they get into power, we all suffer.
    The system isn’t rigged. It’s predictable. Nothing good comes from Money and Politicians being in bed together.
    All about special interests and who’s got the smaller tax debt.
    We’re left to pay the freight for all their follies.
    Deregulation, Union busting, Federal handouts, you name it.
    Someone at the top always benefits.

  186. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Donald does business with Putin and has repeatedly praised him. The Donald does business with China and has praised Kim Jung-un. What is so hard to understand about that?

    The Donald has said we won’t come to the Ukraine’s aid if they are attacked again by Russia. Capisch? The Baltic States are wondering, are we going to be Soviet again? So is Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, all wondering if the US ditches Europe, get ready for war again.

    My own state, an Hispanic state, will be in a quiet civil war. I don’t see good times ahead.

    Get that bunker dug deep.

  187. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Behind every successful winning politician is a room full of Corporate sponsors waiting to get paid back.
    Someway. Somehow.
    Donors have an agenda.
    For all those fat checks given to the candidate of their choice, strings are attached.
    Think what those checks could do for education or other socially needed programs on the local levels.
    We’re a society of manipulators for the wealthy.

  188. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Donald wants taxes eliminated for the inherited rich. The Donald wants taxes greatly reduced for the rich 1%.

    Welcome to aristocratic Europe in the freakin’ Middle Ages.

  189. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Robert Mercer of hedge fund riches is going in deep for Trump.
    Wonder what he’s expecting in return?

  190. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    No argument about corruption in the system and your take on it NJ. The rich and powerful will always take care of their own no question. But some (One) have created policies which also look out for the little guys as I enumerated in my 1:07 post. Just one because the others have supported policies diametrically opposed. Open borders, automatic citizenship, Feds in education, support for the Neo Con agenda of endless wars, globalism in government and in business contra American national interests, etc.

    If my man goes against his policies Believe me I/we will know it and will start screaming. But knowing the choices I believe he should have a chance to put these into effect.

  191. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    WHAT policies??? Amnesty Don just flip-flop-flipped on his main campaign promise in the primaries.

  192. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Kappy beating Brady in Foxboro. Amazing what you can do with a great coach, a great OL, and actual honest-to-go NFL quality wide receivers.

  193. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Phil, I’ve got no dog in this race per se.
    It’s just more of the same tired BS we’ve listened to our entire lives.
    It’s a game whereby the money influences win in the end.
    Everyone can, and will be, bought in the end.
    The system as we know it has been bought and paid for.
    Sad to think that these 2 clowns represent our best options.
    Like Parcells once quipped during a locker room media gathering years ago..
    “Subversive from within”

    We’ve run amok in terms of Democracy being ‘By the people, For the people’.
    Total joke.

  194. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    To think that The Donald is some kind of outsider who will fight for the little people is the fraud.

    Bernie would’ve tried. Gary Johnson, former two-time Republican governor of my state, would try.

    The Donald? That’s the biggest hoax since the runup to the Invasion of Iraq in 2003. I saw it then and I see it now.

  195. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Nothing but a well rehearsed act RT.
    Tell the people what they want to hear. Hence. The Script.
    Millions and millions of dollars spent to present The Act.
    Once the curtain comes down, it’s business as usual behind the curtain.
    Nothing changes but the credits and some of the actors involved.
    The Super Pacs hide the perpetrators from view but, we know the agenda.

  196. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Somewhere on the globe is another great conquest to carry out in the name of Democracy.
    Democracy is the opening act.
    Profits and more power are the target.

  197. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Perhaps ‘The Wall’ is an attempt to leave a legacy for consideration as the 8th Wonder of the World?
    Depending on who pays for it of course.
    Spare me all the drama.
    It’s sickening to think that this is really what we need to ‘fix America’.

  198. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    We’re talking about walls while Mexican Drug Cartels are already perfecting tunnels.
    Yeh, we’re on the right path.
    Give me an eff’n break.

  199. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    El Chapo laughs his A$$ off listening to these geniuses here in the States talking about our war on drugs.

  200. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    There’s no war on prescription drugs here however.
    Lots and lots of money to be made for the Stockholders.
    Doctors get their cuts too.
    Many die from the side effects?
    No worries, they have lawyers to minimize the financial liabilities.
    Pay a fine. Back to business as usual.
    Stiffen the penalties on Corporate Fraud.
    Prosecute those who hire illegal immigrants.
    Tax the sh!t off those companies manufacturing products outside the US who leave to avoid paying US taxes and wages.
    Relieve the tax burdens on our payrolls in return.
    Reward small businesses who take the challenges here seriously.
    So much could be done if, and when, big money interests weren’t given the green light to write their own rules.

  201. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Here is an example of pharmaceutical corporate greed.
    The CEO pay rose from $2 mil in 2009 to over $18 mil last year as profits rose. Company is breaking anti trust laws bumping the price from $100 per pen to over $300 and requiring you to buy 2 pen packs. The drug costs pennies to make but the company has a patent on the delivery pen and is cashing in. You wonder why medical insurance premiums keep rising? Look no further than drug makers corporate profits as their bottom line.

  202. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    What burns me the most is that the National Geographic Society is a drug pusher, yet incites imprisonment of those who do not choose their drug.

    National Geographic pushes drugs on kids; I’ve watched them especially during their dismal Cosmos remake. The drug is alcohol. (You know my Dad was an astrophysicist engineer who worked for the DoD, so I eagerly looked forward to that wretched sodden series trash.)

    Legalize pot. That won’t stop inner city poverty or crime, but it will over time increase trust between cops and civilians.

    Severely limit alcohol and pot advertising. I know this would kill a lot of NFL fans.

    Double the education budget nationwide, from rebuilding the oldest most descrepit school building first, to comfortable teaching environments with targets on mathematics (Common Core is a freakin’ joke, my Dad taught me 6th grade mathematics by the time I was in 2nd), electronics, space, European History, African History, Asian History).

    Make school fun again! I would vote for any presidential candidate, blindly, who had that slogan.

    Three very real, real world steps I have proposed. I’m not holding my breath.

  203. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I appreciate your president having made me an honorary visiting professor, and I will assure you that my first lecture will be very brief.

    I am delighted to be here, and I’m particularly delighted to be here on this occasion.

    We meet at a college noted for knowledge, in a city noted for progress, in a State noted for strength, and we stand in need of all three, for we meet in an hour of change and challenge, in a decade of hope and fear, in an age of both knowledge and ignorance. The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.

    Despite the striking fact that most of the scientists that the world has ever known are alive and working today, despite the fact that this Nation¹s own scientific manpower is doubling every 12 years in a rate of growth more than three times that of our population as a whole, despite that, the vast stretches of the unknown and the unanswered and the unfinished still far outstrip our collective comprehension.

    No man can fully grasp how far and how fast we have come, but condense, if you will, the 50,000 years of man¹s recorded history in a time span of but a half-century. Stated in these terms, we know very little about the first 40 years, except at the end of them advanced man had learned to use the skins of animals to cover them. Then about 10 years ago, under this standard, man emerged from his caves to construct other kinds of shelter. Only five years ago man learned to write and use a cart with wheels. Christianity began less than two years ago. The printing press came this year, and then less than two months ago, during this whole 50-year span of human history, the steam engine provided a new source of power.

    Newton explored the meaning of gravity. Last month electric lights and telephones and automobiles and airplanes became available. Only last week did we develop penicillin and television and nuclear power, and now if America’s new spacecraft succeeds in reaching Venus, we will have literally reached the stars before midnight tonight.

    This is a breathtaking pace, and such a pace cannot help but create new ills as it dispels old, new ignorance, new problems, new dangers. Surely the opening vistas of space promise high costs and hardships, as well as high reward.

    So it is not surprising that some would have us stay where we are a little longer to rest, to wait. But this city of Houston, this State of Texas, this country of the United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them. This country was conquered by those who moved forward–and so will space.

    William Bradford, speaking in 1630 of the founding of the Plymouth Bay Colony, said that all great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties, and both must be enterprised and overcome with answerable courage.

    If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred. The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space.

    Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolutions, the first waves of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power, and this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be a part of it–we mean to lead it. For the eyes of the world now look into space, to the moon and to the planets beyond, and we have vowed that we shall not see it governed by a hostile flag of conquest, but by a banner of freedom and peace. We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.

    Yet the vows of this Nation can only be fulfilled if we in this Nation are first, and, therefore, we intend to be first. In short, our leadership in science and in industry, our hopes for peace and security, our obligations to ourselves as well as others, all require us to make this effort, to solve these mysteries, to solve them for the good of all men, and to become the world’s leading space-faring nation.

    We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war. I do not say the we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of space any more than we go unprotected against the hostile use of land or sea, but I do say that space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours.

    There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation many never come again. But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?

    We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

    It is for these reasons that I regard the decision last year to shift our efforts in space from low to high gear as among the most important decisions that will be made during my incumbency in the office of the Presidency.

    In the last 24 hours we have seen facilities now being created for the greatest and most complex exploration in man’s history. We have felt the ground shake and the air shattered by the testing of a Saturn C-1 booster rocket, many times as powerful as the Atlas which launched John Glenn, generating power equivalent to 10,000 automobiles with their accelerators on the floor. We have seen the site where the F-1 rocket engines, each one as powerful as all eight engines of the Saturn combined, will be clustered together to make the advanced Saturn missile, assembled in a new building to be built at Cape Canaveral as tall as a 48 story structure, as wide as a city block, and as long as two lengths of this field.

    Within these last 19 months at least 45 satellites have circled the earth. Some 40 of them were “made in the United States of America” and they were far more sophisticated and supplied far more knowledge to the people of the world than those of the Soviet Union.

    The Mariner spacecraft now on its way to Venus is the most intricate instrument in the history of space science. The accuracy of that shot is comparable to firing a missile from Cape Canaveral and dropping it in this stadium between the the 40-yard lines.

    Transit satellites are helping our ships at sea to steer a safer course. Tiros satellites have given us unprecedented warnings of hurricanes and storms, and will do the same for forest fires and icebergs.

    We have had our failures, but so have others, even if they do not admit them. And they may be less public.

    To be sure, we are behind, and will be behind for some time in manned flight. But we do not intend to stay behind, and in this decade, we shall make up and move ahead.

    The growth of our science and education will be enriched by new knowledge of our universe and environment, by new techniques of learning and mapping and observation, by new tools and computers for industry, medicine, the home as well as the school. Technical institutions, such as Rice, will reap the harvest of these gains.

    And finally, the space effort itself, while still in its infancy, has already created a great number of new companies, and tens of thousands of new jobs. Space and related industries are generating new demands in investment and skilled personnel, and this city and this State, and this region, will share greatly in this growth. What was once the furthest outpost on the old frontier of the West will be the furthest outpost on the new frontier of science and space. Houston, your City of Houston, with its Manned Spacecraft Center, will become the heart of a large scientific and engineering community. During the next 5 years the National Aeronautics and Space Administration expects to double the number of scientists and engineers in this area, to increase its outlays for salaries and expenses to $60 million a year; to invest some $200 million in plant and laboratory facilities; and to direct or contract for new space efforts over $1 billion from this Center in this City.

    To be sure, all this costs us all a good deal of money. This year¹s space budget is three times what it was in January 1961, and it is greater than the space budget of the previous eight years combined. That budget now stands at $5,400 million a year–a staggering sum, though somewhat less than we pay for cigarettes and cigars every year. Space expenditures will soon rise some more, from 40 cents per person per week to more than 50 cents a week for every man, woman and child in the United Stated, for we have given this program a high national priority–even though I realize that this is in some measure an act of faith and vision, for we do not now know what benefits await us.

    But if I were to say, my fellow citizens, that we shall send to the moon, 240,000 miles away from the control station in Houston, a giant rocket more than 300 feet tall, the length of this football field, made of new metal alloys, some of which have not yet been invented, capable of standing heat and stresses several times more than have ever been experienced, fitted together with a precision better than the finest watch, carrying all the equipment needed for propulsion, guidance, control, communications, food and survival, on an untried mission, to an unknown celestial body, and then return it safely to earth, re-entering the atmosphere at speeds of over 25,000 miles per hour, causing heat about half that of the temperature of the sun–almost as hot as it is here today–and do all this, and do it right, and do it first before this decade is out–then we must be bold.

    I’m the one who is doing all the work, so we just want you to stay cool for a minute. [laughter]

    However, I think we’re going to do it, and I think that we must pay what needs to be paid. I don’t think we ought to waste any money, but I think we ought to do the job. And this will be done in the decade of the sixties. It may be done while some of you are still here at school at this college and university. It will be done during the term of office of some of the people who sit here on this platform. But it will be done. And it will be done before the end of this decade.

    I am delighted that this university is playing a part in putting a man on the moon as part of a great national effort of the United States of America.

    Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, “Because it is there.”

    Well, space is there, and we’re going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God’s blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.

    Thank you

  204. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    We’re gonna build a wall and Mexico’s gonna pay for it!!!

  205. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Sure they will RT
    Trump will be there today to negotiate the terms of payment I’m sure.
    While El Chapo and his cohorts complete an underground bullet rail system between Guadalajara and San Diego.
    We’re a bunch of Fuk’n lemmings.

  206. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    One small step for Trump
    One giant step for Capitalists.

  207. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Perhaps a better way to put it?
    One small step for Trump
    One giant step for Trump-kind?

  208. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    That was JFK.

    (El Chapo’s only a two hour drive in the desert from me. He’s not going anywhere.)

  209. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    Serving profits before people.
    Competition be damned.
    Protect the interests of the wealthy.
    Country Club memberships before medical care for the less fortunate.
    Hedge Fund Mgrs before Shop Stewards.
    Lawyers before Teachers.

    We’re so off base morally, it’s scary.

  210. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    The end game?
    The dumbing down of America affords those at the top to manipulate higher education.
    Thereby creating a ruling class hierarchy to advance technology in their terms.
    More profits.
    Less competition.
    Greater monopoly.

  211. NJ49ERNo Gravatar says:

    How many more HS Chemistry teachers will go ‘Heisenberg’ to pay medical expenses?
    Walter White may not be so far fetched, if the political assaults continue on education in this Country.

  212. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Trump says he’s deporting illegals and that will create “high paying” jobs for the inner city blacks and latinos.
    Everyone with half a brain knows that means farm work at minimum wage.

    What nobody seems to talk about is a lot of jobs have been lost to automation, people replaced by robots.

    Apple is even dodging taxes with an entity in Northern Ireland set up to avoid paying $14 billion in taxes if it was in the US.

    Apple gets away because their products never enter the US and all sales are overseas.

  213. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve watched Mexicans in the parking lot of Home Depot in Campbell where they could hook up.

    I was almost in the Nortenos vs. Sudenos gang wars in my home town of San Jose (which makes Gov. LePage’s comments about “do you shoot the enemy, are they wearing red or blue) all the more ironic.

    15% Of Maine’s arrestees were black.

    The Gov. claims he has a notebook of 90% black and Hispanic drug criminals, with no differentiation between a soft drug like marijuana and killers like heroin which is killing Maine’s youth.

    Hmm, 15%=90%? Who are the criminals buying this stuff, anyway?

    That’s my stupid take on Kappy’s stupid protest. Down that highball, governor, or two, or three, and then get national news about drug pushers from Connecticut and Brooklyn.

  214. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    $1 will get you $3 that Donald Trump is selling you out right now, just like St. Ronnie paying ransom for hostages.

    Nieto’s approval rating is 23%.

  215. 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