Split Decision

The 49ers have drafted in the top eleven for seven straight years, six of which they actually drafted there, or will, and one of which Bill Belichick drafted there while they took Kentwan Balmer down near the bottom of the round. Gong!

The Rams built a Super Bowl team by being bums for a decade, but not too many other teams have succeeded in this fashion. And the Rams got lucky, just like the Cardinals did. Each team’s starting QB was injured and Kurt Warner stepped into the breach for each. Voila!

Each of these woeful years, Niner fans have cherished having a top tier pick, but also devoutly wished never to have one again. Unless it be acquired via a trade. IOW, not by earning it.

This year will be no different. But will next year be the same all over again?

We put this question to the right side of our brain and received the following reply: There’s a good chance we’ll be back here next year, too. The offense was the youngest team in the league in 2010. They won’t be much older in 2011. The O-line has yet to prove itself leak proof or ice breaker tough. We’ll enter the season without a proven QB. The defense is getting old and has too many mediocre players for one draft to fix. The new coaching staff might have a learning curve to negotiate, as well as the players. The schedule is brutal. A lockout could sabotage the new regime. Prognosis: another 6 to 8 win season.

We then handed the question to the left side of our brain. Ha ha. Yabba dabba doo! What a year we will have. Jim Harbaugh’s the reincarnation of Bill Walsh. The team is ready to pounce, they just needed a real head coach. Mike Iupati will strike terror into the hearts of linebackers and defensive tackles all over the league. Michael Crabtree will explode into a super star receiver in Harbaugh’s varied and masterful game plans. QB Whoever will burst on the scene like the next great It. The defense will be rejuvenated playing with a lead, instead of trying to hold the fort while the offense struggles all game to score a measley seventeen points. It’s an eleven or twelve win season, no problemo.

Finally, we took our half-wits to the full wit lab and put them in a centrifuge. Whirr, whirr. Dawdle, dawdle. Hmm, hmm. Tick, tock. Hi, Mom. It’s me. Got a minute? Blah, blah. Gotta go. Pace, pace. Ding!

The Truth Emerges: Beats me. Lot of variables. Injuries happen. Lightning strikes. Luck bounces. Perceptions change. Too soon to tell. We’ll see. Snore. ZZZZzzzztt.

It’s clear that civilization has not occurred because of rational synthesis, but because one side of various brains or events gets out of whack and produces action — or reaction. Movement toward or from. In addition, no one ever has any fun or excitement sitting on the fence with a balanced scale. People who try are often sneered at for being too gutless to take a stand.

However, it appears that left siders are blonde and have more fun than right sider brunettes. There is an air head factor here, true, but that only counts in marriage, not in dating. We are married to the 49ers, but each season is just an affair. Better keep this metaphor zipped up about now, before I go too far.

Skeebers Skeebaloney, reporting from Indianapolis.

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8 comments on “Split Decision
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Seebaloney- Seems you went hypnogogic for a moment on today’s write up!

  2. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I almost posted nothing. Maybe that would have been better.

  3. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs- I get up a about 6 each morning, get some coffee of tea, then look up the WOTD on Unca’s blog before going straight to your daily entry. It is become a week-day daily routine. If you posted nothing it would be like not having my morning hot drink.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    skeebs- You have only about a week left to post about Alex Smith. Nothing ignites a blog like Alex Smith.

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    NoFear requested that we follow Smith’s career and keep him updated, so there will be another ten or fifteen years of Alex posts to look forward to. I think RT seconded the request, but it was hard to understand him while he was gagging.

  6. delmardennisNo Gravatar says:

    Berger, Fox with the Broncos sorta tipped his hand today and suggested they’d go DT with the 2nd overall. There’s a chance Fairley and Dareus could be the first two chosen.
    What’s that leave for us? If the Warriors can bring back Troy Murphy, let’s bring back Balmer.

  7. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Shush, Skeebs, I’m trying to count here.
    7 days 9 hours and 24 minutes
    7 days 9 hours and 23 minutes

    Don’t tell me the Niners can still sign Alex once there’s a new CBA.

    I’m not listening.

  8. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis- I think Dareus is the best D-lineman in the draft. Just because Bowers and Fairly are more dynamic does it make them better. Dareus is more consistent. For me, if I run a 4-3 I would take Bowers or Fairly, if I run a 3-4 I take Dareus. I would be very pleasantly surprised if he is available at 7 and if we took him.

2020 Schedule
9-13: L Cardinals 24, 49ers 20
9-20: W 49ers 31, Jets 13
9-27: W 49ers 36, Giants 9

10-4: L Eagles 25, 49ers 20
10-11: L Dolphins 43, 49ers 17
10-18: W 49ers 24, Rams 16
10-25: W 49ers 33, Patriots 6

11-1: L Seahawks 37, 49ers 27
11-5: L Packers 34, 49ers 17
11-15: L Saints 27, 49ers 13


11-29: W 49ers 23, Rams 20

12-7: L Bills 34, 49ers 24
12-13: L Washington 23, 49ers 15
12-20: L Cowboys 41, 49ers 33
12-26: W 49ers 20, Cardinals 12

1-3: L Seahawks 26, 49ers 23

2020 Draft Class
1. DT Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina
1. WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
5. OL Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
6. TE Charlie Woerner, Georgia
7. WR Jauan Jennings, Tennessee
2020 Prognostications (Mulligan Version)
Bullit: 6-10
NJ49er: 6-10

Skeebers: 7-9
Winder: 4-12

Grumpy: DNP