Staring Out To Sea

Still no word from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. Unless no word IS the word. The 8th Circuit Clerk doesn’t have a clue whether there will be a ruling or not. No ruling, of course, means the temporary stay of Judge Nelson’s ruling will last until July or so.

If we don’t hear something today, it looks like we’re all screwed. Football fans, coaches, employees, and the entire universe of pigskin related enterprises will be SOL for the next two months. The Outsider probably does not technically qualify as an “enterprise,” but a knothole to an empty field is just a hole in a fence with nobody’s face stuck up against it.

This blog quietly entered its second year of existence some time last week and a stock portfolio type geek would have to remark that I appear to have invested in a turkey, vis a vis football and the 49ers. A year ago at this time, 49er fans were making preparations for playoff tickets and parties. Since that false high, it’s been all down hill. The roof caved in, the floor collapsed, the building fell down, the looters have carted away the junk, and all we have to show for this disaster is a Jim Harbaugh bumper sticker.

This is uncharted territory for the football blog world. Another round of arguing about Eddie D vs the Yorks and Joe Montana vs Steve Young will probably keep the Gate’s Insider broiling away forever, but it’s a tired old thread that won’t get any juice here.

There’s always Alex Smith, I guess. But anti-Smithers should be breathing easy these days, even with Smith’s return for one more year. Colin Kaepernick is going to be the QB around these parts, if not sometime this year, then certainly next. Even if Smith puts up a good year in 2011, he will be gone next year. There’s just no oomph left in this blogorama battleground.

I suppose this is a time to look at the glass half full, even though its pretty much empty. We are entering a new era in 49er land. This coming year is probably going to be a dud, but it’s clear that the team is heading out to sea with a new boat and a new skipper and a new crew. Maybe they will all be shipwrecked in a couple of years just like a previous decade’s worth of bon voyages that have sailed forth from these red and gold shores.

Or maybe, just maybe, this time, we’ll be a winner.



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20 comments on “Staring Out To Sea
  1. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    This post should come with a premonish about accuracy.
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    Just like when John Belushi told us about the Germans attacking Pearl Harbor on Animal House, I had a co-worker tell a few of us about Cinco De Mayo yesterday.
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    I was reminded of my co-workers story when you mentioned ships sailing at sea above. He said Cinco De Mayo came from when the Titanic left New York for Mexico. It was carrying 100 jars of mayonnaise and when the ship sank Mexico did not get it’s mayonnaise. They called it Sinko de Mayo, which later became Cinco de Mayo.
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    When we reminded him that the Titanic was going to NY and not leaving from he just tried to tell to story again. Just like Belushi, don’t stop him, he was on a roll.
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    This is the kind of stuff you don’t get when you work at home.

  2. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Helloooo out there! It’s lonely in here. Is anybody out there? We should have a callithump to bring some people and festivities around. Everybody loves kids, right?

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Either everyone has laryngitis or we’re playing to an empty house.

  4. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe it’s my breath?

  5. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Or my witless posts.

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe I scared off all of the Smith haters?

  7. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Afterall, it is usuually negativity that gives the most traffic on blogs.

  8. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe you should start a tornado of bullshit thread. It’s probably a little early in the day to be getting drunk, though.

  9. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I loved that line. Where did NoFear go? He hasn’t been around since Unca compared him to Spitblood. Do you think he hurt his feelings? I defend the guy and then he does the pill bug ball up. Del is moping because we are resigning Alex. rob has to borrow a computer. RT, where have you gone? Come to think of it, I’ve never seen Osama Bin Laden and RT in the same room? Do you think? Naw. How about Tony, Franchise and Phil from the Philippines. I liked Phil’s posts.
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    Lynch reviewed the 2008 & 2009 drafts on the Gate. They were some real stinkers.

  10. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Those two drafts were the ones that McCloughan had the trigger. Not a good job at all, though we got a first rounder out of the 2009 draft that turned into Iupati in 2010. The Nolan drafts were better. Let’s hope the Baalke drafts are better, too.

  11. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Delmar is sucking down the Kentucky Derby these days. Horse feathers, if you ask me.

  12. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    No one misses Grumpy? That’s okay, I see how it is *evil grin*….

    Seriously, we need something to talk about. We’ve chewed the Alex Smith situation to nothingness. The draft is over. No one wants to talk much about fucking lawyers. And so we wait.

    Berger, you DO realize Cinco de Mayo is the anniversary of the day the Corona Beer people discovered America? The USA part, that is… 馃槈

    If you brew it, they will drink.

    Even if it tastes like horse piss, apparently…

    I prefer Negra Modelo, Dos Equis or Pacifico in a pinch. And Cuervo or Patron when firing for effect. 馃槈

  13. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy- I had to sand a couple of end tables, you and NJ were next. NJ is working on the 2012 draft, I would assume. As far as beer, America had the Model A and Model T, Mexico has the Model O, and it is beer. Good thinking by the mexicans.

  14. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I’ve got some Coors, Miller High life and about 2/3 of a bottle of Ezra Brooks 90 proof. I’ve only got 7 beers. That is more than enough whiskey but lushes like me demand more beer quantity than that. I need to go to the store. Maybe I’ll get some Model O’s.

  15. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I went with Newcastle Brown!
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    I just got a text. I have a secret crush. Find out who my secret crush is, $9.99. Does anybody fall for this? At least it was worth a laugh. My wife was looking concerned until I told her it was $9.99.

  16. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Has anyone seen my walker? Does anyone have a cane I could borrow? And just to set the record straight, I’m not “handicapable.” I ain’t capable anything. I’m a mother blessing handicap.

  17. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    What horse did you lose money on in the Derby, Delmar?

  18. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Who dat? Who dat think gonna beat Soldat? Ten other horses. That’s who gonna beat Soldat. Sucker finished 11th. 11 sucks. What’s the number of the QB Jim Harbaugh wants do bring back? Ah yes, Alex “Soldat” Smith.

  19. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Cris Collinsworth picked Animal Kingdom. I guess that’s why he gets the big bucks.

  20. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Collinsworth picked the winner? Last, first and only time I saw him in person was at SB XVI in Pontiac, MI. And that day he was on the losing end.
     
    Charles Alexander? Meet Danny Bunz!

2021 Schedule
09/12 - 10:00 AM @ DET
09/19 路 10:00 AM @ PHI
09/26 路 5:20 PM v GB
10/03 路 1:05 PM v SEA
10/10 路 1:25 PM @ AZ
10/17 BYE
10/24 路 5:20 PM v IND
10/31 路 10:00 AM @ CHI
11/07 路 1:25 PM v AZ
11/15 路 5:15 PM v LAR
11/21 路 10:00 AM @ JAX
11/28 路 1:25 PM v MIN
12/05 路 5:20 PM @ SEA
12/12 路 10:00 AM @ CIN
12/19 路 1:05 PM v ATL
12/23 路 5:20 PM v TEN
01/02 路 1:05 PM v HOU
01/09 路 1:25 PM @ LAR

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1. QB Trey Lance, North Dakota State
2. OG Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
3. RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State
3. CB Ambry Thomas, Michigan
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6. RB Elijah Mitchell, Louisiana
 
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LOSERS:
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ABSTAINERS:
Grumpy: DNP
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