Spring Break

The minicamp practices have concluded and the players won’t be in uniform again until Training Camp opens in six weeks.

The four non-contact spring practices produced two torn Achilles tendons and one blown ACL knee. Two of the injuries were to players who might not have made the team, but the third was to Michael Crabtree, our erstwhile Number One WR.

The guys who thunk up the Top 100 players list did not deem Crabtree worthy of inclusion, mightily miffing our broken player, but it’s hard to fault the exclusion. It took Crabs four years to learn how to get open in the NFL and reach the 1,000 yard marker for a season. Until last year, he’d been more famous for cryptic remarks and injuries than his dangerous receiving skills. Needless to say, he won’t be moving up the list this year, either.

In what can’t be described as particularly thrilling news, the WR who had the best practices this spring was Chad Hall, a twenty-seven year old, five foot eight journeyman with 4.56 speed. We may see a lot of running plays this year, and we might even prefer them for a change.

Jim Harbaugh said he’s happy with this team, but it’s hard to share his glee. Our WRs are worse than last year, our DBs are worse, and our run defense does not seem improved. But the 49ers have shored up the Special Teams unit that has played a significant role in putting an end to each of the past two seasons. Or have they? Punt returner Ted Ginn is gone, his backup Kyle Williams is coming off an ACL injury from last year, and the other candidates for the job are untested in a real game.

On the plus side, Harbaugh said QB Colin Kaepernick is a 1,000 times better than last year at this time. But Seattle HC Pete Carroll says his QB Russell Wilson is 1,000,000 times better. Not sure if it’s good or bad that Harbaugh is getting out-hyperbolized by the northwest blue menace and NFL home to PED Abuse, Inc.

For the nonce, as the players head out the door armed with the toxic mix of youth, fame, and money for six weeks of summer fun, I would feel remiss if I did not strenuously remind them: There is no vacation from a vocation.

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  1. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I still think Flash ’80 is one of the smartest, hardest working football players of all time.
    The San Francisco 49ers have a tradition.
    Find Jerry’s interview on YouTube and just watch and listen.
    Joe named him Fifi and it really hurt him. Being an unbelievable receiver and all.
    He learned to ignore it and just play the game and have fun.
    I think he still does.
    My nephew here has the poster that lists all his records.
    Just stay out of trouble, listen to your coaches, and just go out and play. And don’t brag and don’t taunt.
    Simple formula.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Rex comes up with another classic:
    Rex Ryan: I’m a lot better coach than I’m given credit for.
    He and the Butt Fumble just seem to go together!

  3. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Just looked up Lon Simmons doing play by play.
    It’s an amateur vid, and even on my computer doesn’t play all that well.
    The first 25 Years of the San Francisco 49ers.
    Billy Wilson?
    I grew up in Cupertino. Ray Werching lived a couple miles away.
    Think I’ll watch Jerry Rice vids today.
    Back’s almost better, but it just isn’t there yet, so I have lots of time to kill.
    Might as well watch Niner vids.

    Lon Simmons called it 49er Fever. And it’s contagious and by December becomes an epidemic.

  4. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The greatest thing about the cheap old vid, IMHO, is that the very first play was John Taylor going 90+ for a TD. Then he did it again.
    I had to beg my boss to leave early for the game, and my senior coworker wasn’t as passionate about the Niners and gave me a break.
    50 yard line seats, and I sat next to the Vice-Mayor of Tiburon.
    I couldn’t afford to get up to games, mostly I just had to listen on the radio.

  5. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    RTF, Montana’s nickname was Birdlegs. Locker room nicknames were a lot less flattering than the ones for public consumption.
    I met Joe and Dwight Clark at the Hillsdale mall in 1983, and I was floored at how small Joe was. I’m 6’2, and he isn’t. Clark was much bigger than Joe.

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    RT- I was at the game when John Taylor went 90+ yds twice!

  7. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs, where were you sitting?
    The guy down the hall was THE computer manager for 24 Hour Nautilus.
    That’s where I got the tickets, and my bud managed to get off work early to go.
    Freakin’ A, where were you sitting?
    I probably met you then. I was screaming loud enough.

  8. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs, so was I. Washington, Monday night, right? I was in the north end zone under the jumbotron. The 2nd one I had just gotten 2 beers and was halfway to my seat. I nearly threw both of them in joy . . . but I kept my head.

  9. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I was in the band in HS because I wasn’t big enough or strong enough.
    We used to take the school bus up to play during the CCS Championships because of our 6’9″ center.
    I got to stand right smack in the middle of field during a game against SI.
    At Kezar.
    I prefer the West Side away from the Financial District and Market and all.

  10. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    It was MNF in Anaheim. We were down 17 at least once, maybe twice. Some yahoo tried to hit me in the face. I caught his fist in mid air. A bunch of security guards saw what happened, told me nice job and carted the ass hole off! Of course he was a Rams fan.

  11. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The first TD was coming toward me and the 2nd was going away. I was sitting near the end zone on the same side of the field as the camera view.

  12. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    The thing I really remember live was Jerry Rice’s down field blocking. The video really shows that off well. Look at how hard Rice hustles to get down field to block.

  13. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Writing about different games, Bergs; the one I watched was at the Stick.
    I will miss that place.
    Thanks for the vids.

  14. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Taylor only went 90+ yards in a game once. He didn’t do it at your game if you were at the stick. But I think the game you and unca are talking about is the Washington game where he returned a punt for about 95 yards. He did not score another TD in that game. That game was MNF at the stick in 1988.

  15. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I meant to say Taylor only went 90+ yds twice in one game, one time.

  16. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Those were slant passes. You could be right, Bergs. Taylor had the huge 95 yard punt return early, and I think the next one went about 65 and he ran out of gas.

  17. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Thst’s the one I’m talking about Bergs.
    I don’t remember; I’m just an old fart sweating like a stuck pig in this heat.
    I was the guy screaming, “No don’t go that way! Go the other way!”.
    And Taylor didn’t hear me. Sorry bastid. He just ran like a MoFo and scored.
    I know everything there is to know about football.

  18. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’ll probably move back up to the mountains and stay with my bud after this season.
    His parents are dying and he’s having a really hard time with it.
    I’m living in a little tourist town where the Navy conducts training exercises because The Blue Hole goes 125 feet straight down.
    It’s nuts around here with the tourists.
    Winter was a lot more fun. Kept the snowbirds away.

  19. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    IIRC, the Wash game was right after the LA Raider disaster of a game where the Niners lost 12-6 in a driving rain storm to go 6-5 for that season. Story was, Eddie nearly fired Walsh after that game when it ended on a 4th and 1 reverse to Rice that lost 8 yards. Walsh told the team, and the rest was history.

  20. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Why do I think that 95 yd punt return by JT bounced or was muffed or something. I can’t find a goddamn video for the life of me.

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The Alex hanging posse keep telling themselves that Tebow is a superior QB to Alex Smith.
    One only needs to look at the facts and it shuts down the argument stone cold in it’s tracks.
    The Chiefs gave up a high #2 and either another 2nd or 3rd round pick to acquire Smith.
    Tebow was waived and was a free agent that any team in the NFL could sign and none did for 6 weeks.
    The front offices of the NFL know something that the posse doesn’t.

  22. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Why are you guys so obsessed with Alex Smith?
    It cracks me up, really it does, but he is no longer on the 49ers.

  23. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, it’s “Its”. Possessive pronoun.
    I used to read Herb Caen in the Chron before a long day at school.

  24. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    There were days when the blog would be dead so I would post,
    Alex Smith
    And nothing else. The blog would light up. I’m going to miss that guy. 49er blogs will never be the same.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You have nothing over Manti Te’o when it comes to stories.
    Sadly you lie so much and often you trip yourself up.

  26. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit- Lay off of RT please. My email is fortyninerberger@yahoo.com. We need to talk.

  27. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    None of them are lies, Bullit. Just stories of my experiences to get through a long offseason.
    So go out and play with yourself.
    Calling a guy a liar is a good way to get oneself killed.

  28. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I could sue you for libel right now, Bullit, and take you for everything you own.
    One of my best friends from HS band is an attorney on El Camino.
    I contacted her and she’d do the case for free.

  29. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Laura’s family had a lot more money than ours. My Dad made tons, but there were 7 kids and he helped all of us get through college. Didn’t pay all of it, only a part. I couldn’t in a million years afford to go to Law School.
    Laura and her Mom once baked me chocolate chip cookies when I went to visit her in Saratoga to say Hi!.
    She got her Law Degree from Santa Clara.
    So just keep on going, Bullit.

  30. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I was standing in the aisle holding 2 beers in that end zone, Dennis. It bounced off JT’s hands and he ran back to get the ball at the 5. He then turned around and made it all the way to the other end zone. Crazy. The 2nd PR was ~65 yards. Couldn’;t find it either.

  31. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    KC’s trading high picks for Alex has nothing to do with how Alex will do, Bullitt. It’s like touting Tebow because Denver signed him in the 1st round. Perceived value doesn’t matter in the end.

  32. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Bullit, just FYI so you know and we can be friends.
    I’ve been arguing football with Bergs for years. YEARS.
    I’ve spent a whole night talking to him on the phone about Niner Football.
    I consider him a close friend.
    He can call me any names he wants.
    I’ve also spent time on the phone with Rob. Rob I don’t know as well, but he’s a super nice guy.
    We’re ALL Niner Faithful.

  33. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    So there is no correlation between giving up high draft picks
    to acquire Alex Smith and how you project him to perform?
    Hard to take you seriously after that statement.

  34. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Dennis kept me alive on Christmas Eve not long after my cancer surgery and I still hadn’t learned how to deal with it.
    Talked with me about movies and stuff and made me laugh like hell.
    We are ALL friends and Niner Faithful.

  35. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I was the one who argued for Alex to go to KC. Me, moi.
    I figured it would be a perfect fit for him and he would be a lot happier than he ever was in SF.
    And there are areas in the Midwest that are absolutely gorgeous.
    I thought Alex would be a lot happier here.
    KC’s about 400 miles from here, and no I’m not going to look up the exact distance.
    Then after they picked up the first real NFL QB they’d had in many years, the Chiefs went out and hired Andy Reid, one of the league’s best QB coaches.
    I don’t know why you’re so pissed, Bullit.
    Alex is in a PERFECT situation to succeed now.
    And living in a beautiful part of the country.
    I hope to see him in the Super Bowl against the Niners.

  36. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    RTF, I remember that Christmas Eve very well. We were listening to the old radio broadcast of “A Christmas Carol” with Lionel Barrymore and Orson Welles. Good times, my friend. Cheers.

  37. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The question wasn’t how I think Smith will do, Buwwitt. You like to say things and then switch the argument after you are called on its relative stupidity. Just like this. I call out your post, and you change the point. Even you can understand that, right?
    KC making the trade doesn’t validate Smith’s ability. It shows to the need they have for a QB. KC may have overpaid. They may not have. But the fact they did it in and of itself doesn’t mean shit.
    Teams don’t make bad trades, Bullitt? Your naievete astounds me at times.
    How about you just stick to posting links to others who can form, and stick with, cogent thoughts. Shit, I got you here, and NoFear on my blog just posting in circles. Pretzel logic abounds.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Apparently you are always looking for a pissing contest to validate yourself.
    Your initial response was lame and then you dug yourself a deeper hole and now comes your usual BS spin.
    You can spin this but KC paid a heavy price for Alex Smith absorbing his contract and trading 2 high picks for him.
    Even you aren’t that stupid to think that Reid and the Chief’s front office don’t think highly of Alex Smith.
    Reid declared Smith the starter after the trade was made but as I recall you think coaches don’t tell the truth.
    FYI if you look at the Chief’s draft they didn’t select a QB, not one in the draft.
    Everyone sees the pattern. I make a statement and you always react with a cheap shot putdown usually
    totally bending the original point.
    What exactly are you compensating for Skipper?

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    One just needs to look at your posts on your blog to see you’re burning a candle at both ends.
    Trying to play both sides doesn’t seem to work for you. Hyuk!

  40. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Funny thing, Bullit. In the vid of guys talking about Bill Walsh, they said he didn’t hide anything.
    Everybody knew his plays and everything, just not when and where.
    Great stuff.

  41. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Just not when and where? That’s kinda the point, RTF.
    Buwwitt, read your 7:55 post. My response is clear. KC throwing the sink to get Alex does not determine anything about his future performance. Nothing earthshattering, but your tiny brain can’t accept that plain fact. The question isn’t about how KC feels about Smith. They obviously wanted him. It isn’t about Tebow languishing on the waiver wire before getting signed. It’s your assumption that since KC paid a high price, he’s going to be better. Sure, he probably will, but what if KC stays in their tailspin?

  42. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Everybody pretty much knows everybody else’s tendencies, RTF. They’ve got 10,000 miles of tape on each other.

  43. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    “The Eagles continue to have a controversy regarding their quarterback controversy.
    And yet somehow the Cowboys and the Jets are viewed as the NFL’s most dysfunctional teams.”>>>
    Bwahahahahaha…. The Jets have no Quarterback controversy… and no quarterbacks. That’s even worse than the Eagles, who have a dogkiller who can’t win big games and a raw near-rookie. And Dall-ass, who has Tony Blowsmo. Who again, can’t win the big ones. But the Jets? They can’t even win the little ones.

  44. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I read that Tony Romo showed up at the Heat-Spurs BB game on Thursday. The team from Texas promptly committed 18 turnovers to make him feel at home!

  45. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Simply put you keep showing how you are clueless when it comes to football.
    Flip flop and chase your tail but
    it’s all in the posts above.
    The more you write, the more your ignorance becomes amplified.
    Keep digging that hole.

  46. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    There you go again Bullit.
    You’re so hilarious I have to laugh.
    You never post your own opinion except about Alex.
    All you do is criticize other people’s opinions.
    That’s why Reno and Rob and Dennis and I are friends.
    We can laugh and cry and have fun together doing it.
    You just want to sit up there like a New Mexico Vulture.

  47. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Once again you go on to nonsequiters, Buwwitt.
    You lose the argument and revert to 2nd grade blathering.
    I’m hurt, RTF, I ain’t yer friend?

  48. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    “Our trueist dreams are in life awake.”
    Read it, Bullit. Seriously, it will make you a much happier man.

  49. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Fathers Day to those of you who are.
    Hope it’s not too taxing for Antonio Cromarties’ Kids.

  50. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    “Never look back unless you are planning on going there.”
    -Henry David Thoreau

  51. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    It’s early morn here in NM and we’re an hour earlier than you gents.
    But I’m beat after the T-Storms.
    Going back to bed and staying there if I can.
    I took care of my Dad while he was dying, so it’s a tough day for me ahead.
    Bullit, if you even go near there I promise I will sue you.

  52. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The wrong thing about Thoreau’s quote is that YOU HAVE TO LOOK BACK.
    The first time I hiked up in Rocky Mountain National Park, I didn’t.
    Boy did I learn. I finally made the highway hiking cross-country and some random family gave me a ride to where my brother was looking for me.
    For Bullit, my brother used to do amateur mountain climbing.
    I’m scared to death of heights.
    When we got about halfway up and I’m screaming, “I’ll never make it!”
    He yells back, “Sure you will! All you can do is fall and it won’t hurt a bit.”
    You can’t hurt me Bullit though you try.
    But I did refuse to go mountain climbing ever again.
    Unless it was in a car.

  53. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    As long as I could stay on the ground, I knew I would be safe.
    My Dad was Army and he brought us up that way.
    So one day in Lassen National Park, my older brothers outhike me and I try to take a shortcut back to camp.
    What do I run into? A Bull Moose.
    One of the reasons I love Teddy Roosevelt so much. He was a genius.
    So I’m trying to take photos of this Bull Moose and after he looks away, I realize he has a harem.
    He looked at me and I looked at him. AND BACKED AWAY AS QUICKLY AS I COULD. That was me, he didn’t back away.
    Anyway, I’ll try to stop posting today. Father’s Day reminds me of well, my Dad, and he’s dead and cremated now.
    Still, he was my Dad. But I just can’t watch another version of the Christmas Carol no matter how good they are.
    Have to find something else. Hopefully a Western or a Romantic Comedy. Those in my humble opinion are the best.

  54. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I learned something new. I did not know there were moose in Lassen Park. I did not know there were moose in California.

  55. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Fathers day out there for all you fathers!

  56. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Better inform Wikipedia, Berg, because they don’t know there’s moose here either.

  57. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Happy Father’s Day to all you muthas out there. My worst fear is that some 14-year-old punk covered with piercings and tats shows up at my door holding a DNA report and says, “Yep! I’m yours. Now start paying for me.” Not enough alcohol in the world to make that pain go away.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Two individuals here have been critical of me including the links to stories I provide. To them I say feel free to ignore the links but I am just sharing info that I think might be of interest.
    To Chuck I say it is funny that 20 minutes after I post a link here you post the exact same link on your blog (coincidence or just plain hypocrisy?). And you have no agenda?
    In the spirit of sharing I’ll say I never knew that Nordstroms was the original owner of the Seahags
    and if Paul Brown wasn’t such a conniving bastard the Niner’s history might be quite different.
    John Thompson of the Vikes was hired as the first Seahag GM
    “While Thompson wanted Patera as the first coach, Lloyd Nordstrom was a fan of a sharp assistant coach under Paul Brown at Cincinnati: Bill Walsh.

    “Lloyd got on a plane and saw Paul Brown,” John Nordstrom recalled. “He wanted to get clearance to interview Bill Walsh for the head coaching job. But Brown told him, ‘Oh, you don’t want him, he’s a terrible alcoholic, we’re having all kinds of problems with him.’ Lloyd hadn’t been in the league before so he bought what Brown was telling him. It wasn’t true … (Brown) just didn’t want to lose him, and we never got the chance to interview Bill Walsh.”


  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I also came across this LA Times story on Bill Walsh (3 pages long)
    and which I hadn’t read.
    So I am sharing

  60. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Walsh sure had high praise of Carroll. If only if he could see Pete the Cheat now. I didn’t know about Walsh calling that Roger Craig run close to the goal line late in SB XIX. He knew it wouldn’t work so it wouldn’t run up the score on Shula. Class act through and through.

  61. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Walsh was also wrong about Terry Donahue. The man was a football genius, but he was as infallible as anyone in his personal relationships.

  62. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:


  63. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Absolutely right, Bergs. It was a bull Elk. They have those in the woods at Lassen.
    But I was simply too tired to correct my mistake on here.
    You ever see that cheap little movie about the three brothers who later would become nationally famous as wildlife photographers?
    Great stuff, and one of them got to close to a moose and got the ride of his life.
    True story.
    I’ve walked right in front of a full adult male Elk, though, up in the Rockies.
    He had his harem, there, and he had obviously just eaten, otherwise he would have kilt me.
    Tame as a pussycat when I went by. Two feet away. That’s not a mistake, and it’s a true story.

  64. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    In the upcoming 2nd at Hollywood Park the 6 horse is named, NO FEAR BABY. No Fear, the 6 horse is on my ticket. Good Luck!

  65. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Read your post, Bullit, on Walsh’s post and you made my day.
    Just made my day, bud.
    When they finally (and it took months while the cancer advanced) performed surgery, they had to put me into a druggie coma for 4 days.
    Then they had nurses watching me night and day while I healed.
    I couldn’t even walk for weeks, but I refused to give up.
    Still haven’t.
    You really made my day and I sincerely appreciate that.

  66. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t think NO FEAR BABY was scared, that horse just ran about as fast as Bubba Paris doing the 40. That was a slight problem.
    Screw that. Phil Mickelson just made eagle from 76 yds out on No. 10 at Merion.
    Go Lefty!

  67. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe it’s best that I’m not a Dad. Because if I were, and if my son were sitting next to me at this moment…I’d yell and curse at him profusely. Blaming him for my loses at the track today. Then I would throw my empty vodka bottle at him and tell his lazy ass to hike up the street to the liquor store and buy me a goddamn new one.
    Instead, I yelled, cursed and hit myself over the head with the empty vodka bottle. Now I have to walked up to the liquor store all by myself.
    Damn. I really wish I had a son right now.

  68. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The day I had to call 911, I cried like an SOB.
    And when my Dad was in horrible pain at the hospital, I had to go out and yell at the nurses to just give him a bedpan.
    I won on that one.
    He had terminal cancer. I had cancer at the same time, but it wasn’t terminal.
    I knew Father’s Day was going to be tough, so I apologize fellas, it’s always going to be a rough day for me.

  69. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The last day I took my Dad to Kaiser, I ran out for a smoke.
    When I came back, I had to run around the hospital to find him.
    That was the day the doctors told him it was terminal and I was out smoking.
    But I got him home, and took him to the library before the end.
    I’m a legacy baby, and Father’s Day will always be difficult for me.
    I warned you.

  70. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    My dad died a few days before my birthday, 21 years ago. *His* birthday is just a few days before Father’s Day. It never gets any easier. He was an ornery, sarcastic, grumpy Old Cuss who made me look cuddly, but I miss him.

  71. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    One thing I’ve learned related to the passing of loved ones.
    Treat everyday as if it were your last.
    Tomorrow is promised to no one.
    I lost my younger Brother at the age of 42.
    Happily, my Dad will celebrate his 80th in just a couple of weeks.
    My Brother and I shared a birthday, though a couple of years apart.
    My birthdays are emptier now, but serve to remind me how important it is to be here.
    Strength to all of you Gents.
    It ain’t easy.
    They’re in a better place.
    The reunions can wait until our time is done.
    Enjoy today.
    Live, laugh, and tell someone how much they matter to you while you have the chance.

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    According to Barrows, Vance McDonald looked the best coming out of the OTAs and recent minicamp. He’s going to make a difference in the red zone.
    Also good news is Boldin knows the playbook and was excused from the last 2 days of minicamp to allow the youngsters a chance for more reps.

  73. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer when I was 6.
    I echo what NJ said to appreciate
    those you love while they are still around because you just never know.
    Regardless how your close your relationship or estranged when it comes down to it have no regrets.

  74. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Shit, guess I’m the only one who had a less than pleasant relationship with dear old dad? The funny thing was, at his wake all his friends and colleagues said what a loyal and trustworthy guy he was. Well, to everyone but his family, that is . . .

  75. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    One of the only things I got from dad, besides my name, was how not to be a dad. So, there’s that.

  76. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And seriously, Bullitt. To think I steal your links is pretty ludicrous.

  77. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    My point is you always criticize me for providing links to stories
    and characterize that as not being able to formulate an opinion.
    Yet you seem to do the same damn thing on your blog and it’s perfectly OK.
    Everything is a double standard for you. When we were talking about westerns on this blog the other day you took another dig at me saying you talk football and for me to go back to googling movies.
    When the subject stayed on Skeebers theme you come back an hour later talking about Blazing Saddles.
    Your hypocrisy knows no bounds and you must know everyone sees it.

  78. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No one bothers to care but you, Bullitt. Right or wrong, I usually provide an opinion. As do lots of people here and at my blog. And all blogs for that matter, Bullitt. Get it?
    Remember my opinion regarding the Mangini hiring? The one you hissy-fitted for 3 days on? Yeah, that’s what happens when I express my opinions here. You have a cow and a half and blather endlessly about how everyone laughs at my posts and how struipid I am. Funny thing is, no one else cares. Agree or disagree. Whatever. You act like your opinions are the only valid ones, and you constantly chance the scope of what is being discussed. The point being, when I’m an asshole to you, it’s usually because I’m provoked. At least I provide specifics. Your comebacks are lazy and not well thought-out. Come on, man. At least try to bring your A game.
    Here’s your unprovoked post from the other day:
    June 7th, 2013 at 8:28 am
    Hey Chuck
    Isn’t this Skeeber’s blog?
    When you learn to read you’ll see his theme is westerns.
    I forgot you’re a moron.
    Please stop responding to my posts and I’ll ignore you from now on. No one else wants to her it (unless it’s funny).

  79. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Unprovoked? Again you’re too lazy to even look or remember what you said just 30 mins earlier

    “June 7th, 2013 at 8:06 am

    No one cares, Buwwitt. Time to let the adults discuss football. Go back to googling best westerns.”

    As for the discussion on Mangini
    I made this post and you attacked me over and over for it so cut the BS. People can read.

    June 3rd, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    If Fangio ever leaves on his own or not I hope the Niner braintrust promotes Tomsula.
    I think JT is the best assistant coach of the bunch and very deserving.
    Having Mangini cut in front of Tomsula would be a travesty.

    In fact if you follow the string it is you that are introducing other elements and I’m just giving rebuttals.

    You can gloat when Mangini is made the DC but the reality of the situation is he is and remains an offensive consultant.
    Put that in your pipe and smoke it. And you’re welcome! Hyuk!

  80. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Once again, you say I have no opinions and then attack me for my opinion on Mangini. My post had nothing to do with Tomsula. You brought that up and went off the deep end.
    Like I said, stop responding to my posts

  81. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    People can go back and read the truth. Thank God for archives.

    You posted this in RESPONSE to what I said. It’s there for all to see and you are once again caught with your pants down.
    Nothing to do with Tomsula?
    Spin away Skipper.

    June 3rd, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Frankly, I don’t think the front office or Harbaugh care about who is more deserving. Mangini’s reason for coming here must have been with the caveat to succeed Fangio. Tomsula may not even want the job. Some people know their limitations. Look at Tom Rathman. He’s been an RB coach for 16 years.

  82. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    You posted the following and it has bothered me ever since I read it.
    “You think Harbaugh heaped praise on Fangio for his defense’s playoff performance? Thanks for the 40 point deficits, Vic. We’ll take it from here.”

    Taking aside the hyperbole when a team is 40 points down it is not a defensive issue. It is your team getting their ass kicked in all phases of the game. There is no way a team can build a 40 point point lead if an offense is doing their part.

    Your statemenmt was foolish to say the least.

    You laid it out there like that and said it.

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I was also going to make a similar comment on getting the popcorn out but Grumpy beat me to it.
    Popcorn used to be Greg Pruitt’s theme song.
    Anyway to lighten the mood I offer this

  84. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy is groovin’!

  85. 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
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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