Seeding Arrangements

Christmas has come and gone and an impoverished nation has coughed up 20 or 30 billion dollars to the giant retail corporations for another year’s worthless junk. This gigantic swindle is monitored by Homeland Security, the NSA, the FBI, and all sorts of other peepers whose job is to make sure nobody upsets the apple cart, and those who try will be guaranteed a whole shitwad of misery.

Which is why we have football.

Speaking of which, another season is packing its bags for the eternal journey into history. For twenty mortified franchises, this dismal exodus begins next Sunday evening. The Outsider is still basking in Christmas jeer, and takes this moment to extend our condolences to these soon to be immortalized LOSERS. Your season is over, chumps. Hahahaha!! You came, you saw, you sucked!

For the first time since 2002, the 49ers will not be making this premature ejectulation. No, our lads will be taking a seat at the Winners Table this year, alongside the other eleven qualifiers. Bravo, lads! It’s about effing time!

Seattle had a chance to join the party, but the 49ers stuffed them Saturday and sent their whining head coach packing for a bitter offseason of playing second fiddle to Jim Harbaugh. Maybe next year, Petey-o. Or maybe not.

The Saints drubbed the Falcons Monday night, guaranteeing that the final game of the regular season will have plenty of drama. The all important second seed in the playoffs is there for the taking, if the 49ers can simply beat the Rams. This should not be difficult. But this is also football and anything can happen, once in awhile.

The only playoff spot yet undecided in the NFC is the winner of the NFC East. Either the Giants or the Cowboys will finish 9-7 and get to play either Detroit or Atlanta in the Wild Card round. The winner of that game will travel to Green Bay in round two.

In the AFC, the AFC West winner and the second wild card team are still undecided, along with the entire tournament seeding arrangements.

Sunday’s game might be the final one of Steve Spagnuolo’s head coaching career. His Rams team started the year as the division favorite and ended up as the division bottom feeder. Steve’s team has fewer wins in three years than the 49ers have in this one year alone. This offseason, Steve will no doubt be standing in the unemployed DC line, along with Mike Nolan, preparing to be endlessly recycled from one failed enterprise to the next. It’s a living.

One last week before the sudden death games begin. One last game of the 2011 season that has been the most magical year in Ninerland since 1981. The year the 49ers became THE SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS.

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20 comments on “Seeding Arrangements
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We havn’t been adventive of the playoffs for a while. The Rams beat the Saints in StL. We need to play tough. Forget resting the starters.

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The Rams would love to upset us and ruin our #2 seed aspirations. But not as much as they would like to get this game over with and go home. If we can get out front early, they’ll quit.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Braylon Edwards has been released. Whoa.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Dominique Zeigler? He’s available, I think.

  5. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Zeigler and Hill?

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    We really need WRs now and Edwards is released? Wow!

  7. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    From Mike Sando:
    Five times in the 49ers’ last seven games, Smith has produced QBR figures that would project as worthy of Pro Bowl consideration if maintained over a full season. Those looking at raw passing stats might also notice that Smith has 24 touchdowns with only six interceptions while posting a 15-5 record in his last 20 starts.
    The key plays Smith made for the 49ers in Week 16 — two scrambles and a few clutch throws — were enough for San Francisco to win despite suffering a blocked punt and a couple key injuries.
    “I really thought that he was the difference in the game for them,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters Monday. “I thought he did a very nice job. He didn’t turn the ball over at all, which was great for them. But those few plays — that handful of plays where he kept the thing going — I thought gave them an advantage on us that day.”

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I’m thinking Zeigler since he was here in TC and Smith has a rapport with him from previous years.

  9. bigjon49erNo Gravatar says:

    Edwards had to go! He would quit on plays. I bet they saw the tape and that was the last straw. I can’t believe how much he changed from being the go to guy with onehanded catches, to a cancer on the team. I don’t think he likes football anymore. T.O. baby!!! Just kidding.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    As long as you’re kidding, let’s throw out Randy Moss for laughs, too.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wow!!! Suprised in the timing of this and what they have up their sleeves as a replacement.
    Now how does tyhis backfire?
    Funny if the Rams claim him off waivers just to tap his brain.
    Still with the coach being a lame duck a win won’t save him.
    Makes the coming week interesting.

  12. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So you look at the Packer practice squad and they have a WR named Tori Gurley from South Carolina. He was a teamate of Culliver and also happens to be Stephen Curry’s buddy having grown up with him and played AAU ball with him. He’s 6’4″ 215 lbs.
    This is the same guy that refused a contract with the Vikings a couple of weeks ago opting to stay a practice squad player.
    Niners are a playoff team unlike the Vikes and he might have a better future here. The Packers do know about talented receivers.
    No basis for this just coincidences and speculation on my part.

  13. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Edwards no longer has the athleticism that made superior play easy, because of the injuries, and he does not have the work ethic and attitude to fight for it.

    Million dollar talent, ten cent head.

    He’ll go to TC next year for someone, but I bet he’s out of the league soon after.

  14. unca chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I think that tap ran dry a while ago, Bullitt.

  15. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    8 Pro Bowlers. Not too shabby. Good to see Joe Staley get in. He never has gotten much respect from Niner fans.

  16. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Also not too shabby to have a second tier FA pick up like Carlos Rogers end up a Pro Bowler. Kudos to Baalke.

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Trent Baalke has done a terrific job in his short time as GM. You just need to look across the bay for the opposite. Bengals fleeced the Raiders for an over the hill retired malcontent in Carson palmer. The Raiduhs don’t have a pick in the first 3 rounds in 2012
    and have mortgaged their draft future in hopes of winning presently which has proved to be problematical.
    My point here is when the owner is the guy making al personnel moves and he passes away, you then put the coach Hue Jackson in charge, he’s going to load up to save his ass this year because as far as he’s concerned there won’t be a next year if they don’t win.
    Still remember all the hater comments when Baalke was named GM.
    Haters wanted a big name like Holmgren who happens to be a crappy GM/executive as they stripped his GM powers in Seattle and he hasn’t done jack in 2 years in Cleveland.
    I honestly believe in fresh facesrather than old retreads that have been fired for failing in the past. Baalke doesn’t get enough credit for his accomplishments and he is one of two great hires by Jed York.

  18. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Al had been fusty for a while. Jerry Jones is trying to take his place these days.

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

  20. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    ATL gave up a boatload of draft picks so they could move up to draft Julio Jones. Falcons are 9-6
    and Jones has 50 catches and has 6 TDs. Falcons digressed and gave up 2 #1s, a #2 and 2 4th rd picks
    to draft Jones. As far as this season goes it wasn’t a good trade
    but time will tell.
    Maybe it’s luck but Steelers find guys like Antonio Brown in the 6th found and he had a great second year going over 1000 yds and putting Hines Ward on road to retirement.
    Moral of the story don’t give up the farm on a WR inless his name is Rice and he’s from Mississipi Valley State. (sidenote Rice’s son must have his Mom’s genes because he’s not doing much at UCLA)

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