Transgressions Large and Larger

Spent the weekend agonizing over which was worse: clubbing a teammate with a beer bottle (Ahmad Brooks) or giving the finger to the entire 49er fan base (Colin Kaepernick). Drunken beligerence or clueless arrogance.

Brooks is a defensive line type guy and aggressive nastiness is almost part of his job description. But cluelessness from a QB, the brains of the team, is definitely not what you want to see.

Saturday, over 1,200 Patriots fans turned in their Aaron Hernandez jerseys to terminate any rooting interest in this ex-Patriot shame. That’s over a hundred grand in merchandise. Teams like to make that kind of coin, you might surmise. To then see your star player trotting around being an advertisement for another team’s gear is not something that will make Jed York happy, let alone Jim Harbaugh or the rest of us Joe Blow 49er fans.

This is Fandom 101 stuff. You learn about team loyalty when you’re eight years old. Mets fans don’t wear Yankee caps. Giants fans don’t wear Dodger caps. Turlock boys don’t wear Modesto caps. And 49er guys do not wear Dolphin caps. Where was Kaepernick when the dohs were handed out?

The next step is going to be tricky. After Harbaugh takes Colin out to the woodshed for a good, solid tanning, will our QB emerge chastened and bedecked accordingly? Or will he be merely an obedient but sullen conformist. Can he keep his good humor when confronted by reporters wanting him to discuss his treasonous behavior?

Of course, Kaepernick could just stuff a Super Bowl victory down our fan throats and give us the finger again. Then the emotional dilemma would pass over to us.

Not that it would be much of a dilemma. Pittsburgh fans had no trouble rooting for Ben Roethlisberger after he served his suspension for unconvicted rape. Eddie Debartolo wiggled his way out of the same problem, and he’s now our beloved ex-owner. This is Fandom 102: everything is forgivable if you bring home a winner. As Paterno State U. quite vividly demonstrated.

In the meantime, there are 1,600+ players out there roaming the streets, with three more weeks until training camps open. We most probably have not heard the last of knuckleheads on parade.

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  1. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Side note, Skeebs. Yer ‘Next Post’ link has disappeared. I haven’t paid too much attention to the Kappy Kap Kaper, but what did Kappy say?
    .
    “This the hat y’all mad at?” Kaeperick said on his Instagram account. “I’m goin wear what I want regardless of what you think, all you need to worry about is the fact that I grind for my teammates and the 49ers! I plan on doin this until they won’t let me in the building!”
    .
    That’s it? Talk about misrepresentation. It doesn’t seem like he’s specifically calling fans out, it’s more like he’s dissing the media who blow this shit out of proportion. But hey, I could be wrong.

  2. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    “Knuckleheads on Parade.”
    That’s good, and just about describes all the tourists and wayfarers clogging the road.
    Worst was the 3rd of July.
    Soon it will be over and the others shall flee.

    “I took the road less traveled.”

    Happy Birthday to Me! I’m not going to have many more, but I’ll see what I can find for movies to watch.

  3. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks, Chuck.

  4. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Going down with humor:
     
    “Deceased fan asked for Browns pallbearers so they can “let him down one more time”

  5. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    “The Magnifient Seven” is on TCM 7 PM Sunday PDT.
    6 MDT, where I’ll watch it again.
    Happy Birthday to Me! Not many left, and I plan to enjoy it and not spend the next 6 months in jail, which is what they do with DUIs in NM.
    Nope, quiet day at home with guacamole and a “Fistful of Movies”.

  6. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    “Magnificent”. I can’t spell when I’m multitasking.
    Movies, movies, and more movies today.
    That’s my agenda.
    Screw the Seahawks! One year cheating wonder.

  7. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Watch out for the Rams.
    Kicked ass in the NFC West last year.
    Cards I’m not so concerned about, but they are division rivals and everybody knows everything in the NFL.
    I think that’s why Bill Walsh never hid his game plan.
    Practice and then execution.
    I can’t freakin wait for the first exhibition game in a MONTH!

    Happy B-Day to me! I’m back to movies.

  8. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Happy birthday RT!

  9. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuckles

    “I haven’t paid too much attention to the Kappy Kap Kaper, but what did Kappy say?”

    What a load of crap. Chuckles doing the flip flop? Yeah you made multiple posts about it and now you plead ignorance about the situation?
    Enough to have an entire thread on the Kap’s cap on your blog?
    Keep living the fib.

  10. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Great thing is, Bergs, that I had a long chat with my LL this morning.
    I warned him that I might get drunk and disorderly on my birthday, but I would be quiet about it.
    Strange place, NM. I could live to be a 100 and never figure this place out.
    (Of course, it helps that I bought this computer and the big thin TV from him recently.)

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Stuff like this used to happen on a regular basis in the era of darkness when the team was lost.
    I recall how big of a deal this was back in 2010 when Singletary was still the coach.
    I felt Lott was manipulated by Payton and the Aints and it was bad form due to timing and location of the talk.
    Sidebar is Lott has a car dealership that advertises to appeal to Niner fans. That makes this a bad business decision
    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/sports/Saints-Bring-In-Ronnie-Lott-Against-49ers-103306014.html

  12. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    If I remember correctly, Bullit, there was another long time Niner vet who consulted with the Seahawks.
    The Niner organization was in shambles.
    That’s why I was constantly bitching on Skeebs’ blog.
    We’ve got ourselves a SB coach.
    Jed changed dramatically after his phone calls with Eddie.
    Just like you said.
    We’re not building a team; we are building a dynasty one brick at a time.

  13. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Social media is like broadcasting something on the networks.
    Kaepernick could have and should have diffused the situation by not replying or reacting.
    Once he reacted it went viral.
    The combination of what he said and the picture with the smirk he posted caused the reaction he’s getting.
    Moral of this is keep off social media and prepare yourself for criticism because you are no longer unknown.
    When you are the starting QB of a proud franchise you are responsible to hold certain high standards as the face of the franchise. Kaepernick represents the team and the I can do whatever I want attitude does not come with the job and he needs to lose that because he’s on the verge of getting some huge perks with his next contract.

  14. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    RTf
    Happy Birthday! Hoping you maintain your health and things get better for you. If this is a Niner Dynasty you ought to hang around to see how many more rings they can get.
    The article mentions Rice gave the Seahags a pep talk before they played the Niners. That’s OK because he was a member of the Seahags at the time.
    I am sure Michael Robinson has given the Seahags many pep talks
    since they picked him up.

  15. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You need to find a new obsession, Buwwitt. Kappy’s one sentense reply is less than your over-the-top herd-following mentality.
    .
    Kappy started training for this season a week after the Super Bowl. His attitude is nothing short of doing all he can to win this season and beyond. He’s working with the WRs on his own time, and is bustng his tail. Wearing a hat (free country?) is not a big deal.

  16. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    One sentence reply???
    Somebody need to learn how to count and comprehend.

    “This the hat y’all mad at?” Kaeperick said on his Instagram account. “I’m goin wear what I want regardless of what you think, all you need to worry about is the fact that I grind for my teammates and the 49ers! I plan on doin this until they won’t let me in the building! #ridiculous#y’allmustbebored.”

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have no doubt whatsoever that Harbaugh will set Kaepernick straight on this based on what happened many years ago in San Diego.

  18. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Unlike you, Buwwitt, I can form sentences quickly and consisely. It took all of 10 seconds to read what Kappy said. The herd mentality to crucify Kappy hangs on your head, as well as the thousands of misguided fans who suddenly villify the guy. Kappy’s out in the world on his own time wearing a hat. Thanks so much for visiting my site. Did your Redbull handle expire?

  19. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Oooh. Good one, skippy. Jesus Christ, you need a life. Get the f*** off my back.
    .
    Yeah, we should trade him for all we can get, right, Redbull? What is the end-game for all your breathless hyperbole regarding Kappy?

  20. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I believe I was the first one to ever use the word “hyperbole” on this blog.
    If Herb Caen were alive, he’d drink Vitamin V and write:
    “Stop it! Both of you!”
    NOW.

  21. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    I agree, RT. The popcorn’s getting pretty stale with this endless hissing session.

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Must be the altitude:
     
    “Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell was arrested and jailed over the weekend on charges including DUI and crashing into a police car.”
     
    You gotta be real drunk to plow into a cop car.

  23. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Is Matt Russell related to Jamarcus?

  24. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    It takes time to get used to high altitude.
    I live at 4800, not much lower than Denver.
    I used to live at 6800 or so in the mountains.
    You go slow, take your time, and only do a little a day.
    Then when your blood vessels have adjusted, you go to work.
    Then you can run around like a wild horse.

  25. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Most likely Frank Gore is going to be talking to Kaepernick.
    At the time last Dec this went unnoticed but things change.
    ==========
    ” Frank Gore purchased a gray hooded sweatshirt months ago specifically for this day, featuring an upside down teal dolphin in distress. Miami’s mascot, on its head – with a first-aid symbol and an ”X” over each eye to boot.

    ”I said, ‘We’ve got to turn him upside down,”’ he said.

    A Miami man through and through, Gore sure did his part.”
    ==========

    Story from AP.

  26. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    That was a stupid comment.
    I can’t stand Denver.
    Savannah, GA is another story, as is Charleston, SC.
    It’s my birthday; I’m just putting out random BS.
    “Travels with Charlie” by John Steinbach from the Salinas Valley is my all time favorite.
    I hope somebody reads it.

  27. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    “Blue Highways” is better than Steinback.
    Bullit, I tried to follow every step of the road.
    Read that book carefully.
    I think on my birthday I’ll read some Theodore Roosevelt.

  28. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I never liked Bob Seger all that much, but I always loved “Get out of Denver, Baby”

  29. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You read ‘Big Sur’ RTF?

  30. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    RTf

    Click on Season 1 Episode 101 American Southwest
    This episode was filmed near where you are for what it’s worth
    http://www.tntdrama.com/series/72-hours/videos/
    You might enjoy this

  31. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks, Bullit, but tomorrow.
    I couldn’t find my paperback of Theodore, so I found an old favorite.
    “Strange Brains and Genius”.
    Considering the IQ of every member of my family, I believe it’s appropriate for my birthday.

  32. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    My PSAT was so high, I started getting loads of offers from all over the county from universities.
    Turned them all down because I didn’t have the $25 for each application, and there were dozens.
    Freakin’ idiot me; any one of those universities would have treated me well.
    RTF, signing off and going back to his book.

  33. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I think my pants are on fire!
    I’m eating New Mexico green chile I just got at the restaurant next door.
    Real New Mexico green can’t be beat!
    Happy B-day to me!
    Back to the movies.

  34. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    “Some Like it HOT” on a few minutes on TCM.
    Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Marilyn Monroe.
    Think I’ll have some more chile.

  35. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    I know what I want for my next birthday. Zoe Saldana!

  36. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Zoe was terrific in Columbiana
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_A6RGzShwo

  37. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Good, Bullit!
    I prefer Lara Croft.
    JLo. before she stole Brad Pitt from Jennifer Aniston.
    Anything to do with archaeology, or ancient civs, I’m a total sucker.
    Greek mythology is still the best in writing. Troy is about 10 levels deep. Burnt, rebuilt, burnt, rebuilt.
    It’s why I sort of like the Raiders of the Lost Ark series.

  38. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This is the extreme view on Brooks.
    Cohn is calling for the Niners to cut him.
    I disagree but do feel a suspension and mandatory counseling and therapy are required for Brooks to remain.
    Now that this is in the open I think the Niners owe it to his wife and kids by intervening and coping with anger and abusive behavior.
    Nobody wants to be a “nanny” but ignoring compromises your values IMHO if you wash your hands of this.
    http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20130703/SPORTS/130709838/1016/SPORTS0401?p=all&tc=pgall

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I saw this comment made on another blog and to me it was made without thinking as it relates to Kaepgate.
    “Using Harbaugh as a gauge of how to react to things is a bit disingenuous”
    Jim Harbaugh is front and center on what happens here. He’s the head coach it’s his team that this is happening on.
    This a “my way or the highway situation” and you’re only kidding yourself if you think otherwise.

  40. robNo Gravatar says:

    hey , eric davis is on NFL network right now !

  41. robNo Gravatar says:

    i’m starting to think we’ll be ok. with boldin and manningham at WR. and getting Vernon more involved until crabs gets back !

  42. robNo Gravatar says:

    I think we can still do this !

  43. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Kaepernick poses nude for the cover of ESPNmag. I’m going to throw up. How did Mark Sanchez’s brain end up in Colin’s head?

  44. robNo Gravatar says:

    we have a good shot at 12-4 this yr. ! the first half of the year won’t be easy , but we should be ok imo!

  45. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The point, skippy, is Harbaugh overreacts to everything, if you haven’t noticed. Harbaugh hasn’t said anything about it, and if he’s smart, he’ll do it in-house. Splash it all over the media, and it becomes a never ending bullshit ride for the next few weeks.

  46. robNo Gravatar says:

    CHUCK
    nice one …
    ” never ending bullshit ride for the next few weeks”

    LOL

  47. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Rob, one of the young WRs needs to hit the ground rolling. AJ or Gen. Patton will hopefully be able to come in and make plays.

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Happy now?

    Both you and Kaepernick seem to be missing the entire point.
    Wearing the Dolphin cap was an error in judgement. Whoever posted his picture on social media
    with the cap did him no favors.
    The backlash was not from the media but from hundreds of Niner fans with Twitter accounts.
    Putting on a Niner cap does not make this go away because it’s expected.
    Being contrite and some form of apology would be the mature and right thing to do and then this goes away.

  49. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Bullshit. That’s your opinion of what he should do. His wearing of the hat was not during team activities. He owes an explanation to no one. Free country and all.
    .
    If the fans get so overwrought over this that they think he should be traded, then he’s right. They need to get lives. This generated more twitter shit than Aaron Hernandez did.
    .
    What does that tell you?

  50. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Have you been to a football game at the Stick, Bullitt. The fans, for the most part, ARE idiots.
    .
    Twitter backlash? PLEASE!!! Any idiot with a computer drives what he should do? This was driven by teenage girls with twitter accounts for the most part.
    .
    Christ, I’d hate to be famous in this day and age. At any moment at any time in your life, an image of you can be instantly shared worldwide in a matter of seconds.

  51. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Again you’re missing my point as usual.
    If Kaepernick doesn’t reply on Twitter or post pictures and talk smack then there would be no controversy.
    Instead CK told Niner fans to go screw themselves and he didn’t care what they thought.
    Way to represent the team and be the face of the franchise.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Now that’s a myopic view if there ever was one.
    It’s really something the things that you post.
    You just said that most fans at the Stick for the most part ARE idiots.
    Now you’re going to spin and parse it out and say that’s a misrepresentation but that’s what I read.
    Sorry I do go to games on occasion and maybe you are just a magnet for idiots. gthey come to you like flies to dogshit
    I have the opposite view because I sit with the Niner Faithful who have been going to games before Joe Montana. Most know football and are pleasant to be around.
    They are good fans.

  53. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    Please explain why you think
    “The fans, for the most part, ARE idiots.”
    Give me 3 or 4 examples to corroborate your assertion.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    This should explain why Kaepgate is a big deal to some.
    Why did the Niners suspend Brandon Jacobs last year?
    He was bitching about his playing time on social media and posting pictures of himself wearing the NY Giants uniform and posting pix of his Super Bowl rings.
    Somebody in the Niner org thinks it’s a big deal, enough to suspend him and I didn’t hear Chuck screaming for Jacob’s civil rights when it happened.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/nfl/12/10/brandon-jacobs-suspended.ap/index.html
    Before Chuck puts words in my mouth I am not suggesting the same fate for Kaepernick nor have I ever suggested they trade him.
    He should just apologize.

  55. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    *sigh*

  56. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Now you are stealing my lines.
    ,
    Hyuk.
    .
    Is Kaepernick complaining to the media about how he’s being used? No. He wore a hat to the beach while he was vacationing somewhere. SOMEONE ELSE posted the pic. He replied in a joking manner. Jacobs was different. HE posted the pics. HE complained to the media and his teammates. HE caused all the hooraw.
    .
    Put words in your mouth? You are the one comparing the situations, dimwit. God, get a life please.

  57. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Skeebs. it’s usually pretty fun to post here, but everything I post gets ripped by skippy the chihuahua.
    .
    Maybe it’s the dreadfully long preseason. But adios.

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Jim Harbaugh was in Peru building houses with his church. Uncertain if he has returned to the Bay Area.
    Jim Harbaugh is the WRONG guy to have a fashion discussion with.
    He wears the same tucked in black sweatshirt, khakis and cap 365 days a year.

  59. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    New Mexico RED chile for supper tonight.
    Last time I’ll be able to afford it for awhile, I’m afraid.
    But dang, 4 alarms does not describe it.
    New Mexico Chile is NOT for the faint of heart, but it is tremendously nutritious, especially with cheese and crackers.
    I’ll get along to Niner stuff when there’s real news to discuss.

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Good to hear this
    http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/9464868/carlos-ortiz-says-was-told-aaron-hernandez-said-killed-odin-lloyd-according-court-documents
    An airtight case would be great because everything points to Hernandez doing it.
    Not gloating but happy to see a murderer put away and basically getting away with previous murders

  61. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    New Mexico red and green chiles are not habaneros or anything, but they are crazy hot.
    They make a kind of soup out of them. Delicious, but it takes practice and money (a little every day) to develop the cast iron stomach to eat them.

    Don’t care; in an hour or so I’ll be back to my normal idiotic self.

    Tonight was my belated B-Day supper, now it’s on to movies!

  62. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    The Broncos director of pro personnel and the director of player personnel have both been arrested for DUIs in one month. Elway should hire Scot McCloughan and go for a triple fail.

  63. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Not me! I got wasted off less than half of a mixed drink at the restaurant where I got the chili.

    How do you stop it? It starts in junior high, and jocks are allowed to do anything.

    You take the money out of it. You allow the adult athletes to smoke low grade weed rather than gallons of alcohol.

    Just a couple of ideas. I don’t expect anything to agree with me, have a real solution (there is so much money in herb now it will take years to control and regulate it, and even then it will be abused).

    It really starts with Pop Warner and junior high. Until you clean up those messes, the problems will recur.

    Deja vu all over again.

  64. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t drive home drunk, FYI.
    When I realized that drink got me that buzzed (I live next door and think they added a bit to it), I got an extra cup of coffee and waited an extra hour and a half to drive home. Tried to read my book to pass the time, but since everybody in town knows me. they let me stay. With a full stomach! Next door, long drive with all the toristas around in the summer.
    It starts at a young age and it starts with EDUCATION!

  65. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Next stop, fixing up the Benz.

    I can’t go anywhere without people asking me about her and I’ve never even given her a name.

    They just opened up a new garage down the street for tourists.

    Don’t know how much work they’ll do on the Benz for what I can afford, but they’ll have fun looking at her.

    Summertime in New Mexico!

  66. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    Chile Colorado, rice and tortillas. For some of us, that qualifies as comfort food. Not so easy to find good Mexican food in SF anymore though. A lot of the old places (El Sombrero on Geary, the old Mercedes lunch counter behind the Emporium, Acapulco in Alameda) are gone, victims of escalating rents. And some things you just can’t get here. Chile Verde is pretty tough, unless you’re in New Mexico or Colorado. Carne Seca, only in Tucson.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Grumpy

    Try La Penca Azul, Juanita’s or Otaez all in Alameda.
    http://otaezrestaurant.com/menu.html

    I used to go to a Mercedes Restaurant in the Financial District in the City for lunch.
    Ok for California but 20 years ago
    http://www.mercedesrestaurant.com/lunch.html
    The best Mexican food I’ve ever had was in San Antonio, Tx.
    Nothing has come close in California.

  68. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Somebody stop the locomotive running through my head!
    Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz.
    The garage next door won’t even look at it. I know, I just begged them to.
    Only one place in town, and my LL told me already.
    Chalk it up to birthday hubris.
    I might spend most of today in bed or in the bathroom.
    I’ll be back.

  69. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    The Mercedes in the Financial district was founded by the same family, but changed hands many, many years ago. The food is nothing like the old days. The little lunch counter I’m remembering was a tiny little thing in the old Food Fair across the alley behind the Emporium. The food was very simple but pretty authentic.
     
    I’ve been to Penca Azul, it’s pretty good. Never was impressed by Juanita’s though some folks swear by it. Acapulco was a little family owned place that was always packed with locals at dinner time. It was sold and was going to be remodeled and open again, but I never heard anything more.
     
    One of the prices of getting old: you remember and babble about things most other people have never heard of.

  70. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    The Mercedes only needs her regular maintenance, nothing more.
    Adjust the carb for altitude, which I was too lazy to get done.
    When I was taking my friend out for a quick spin yesterday, she barely made it up the hill. It IS steep.
    Cleaned out air filter would do wonders. Oil filter, fuel filter perhaps, those last will have to wait.
    TV today until the train stops.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    For some odd reason I used to always enjoy the pizza at the Woolworth’s off the cable car turntable. Same for the Chili Dog
    from Doggie Diner and the goodies from KarmelKorn. All in the same area and all gone.
    Also always ate at Sam’s Hofbrau
    downtown and then the one near the Oakland Coliseum.
    Harry’s Hofbrau is a close facsimile and will have to do when you want a hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes.

  72. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There just seems to be an avalanche of evidence pointing to Aaron Hernandez as the murderer.
    I have thought about the assertion that I was gloating and gleeful when he was charged and arrested for murder.
    Thinking back perhaps I was but why do I have to feel guilty or hide the fact that I’m happy a killer is now behind bars and no longer running free?
    Here’s the new revelations
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/10/lloyd-was-found-with-phone-keys-to-another-car-rented-by-hernandez/

  73. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    “Me and Bobby McGee”. Great way to start the morning.
    Rotten shame Janis got hooked on heroin.
    Next up, “Norwegian Wood” (“This bird has flown”).
    John Lennon’s tale about a gal who took HIM for a ride.

  74. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Janis died in the Haight, I believe.
    The Beatles last live performance in the entire world was at Candlestick.
    Just thought I needed a bit of cheering up.
    Post birthday blues, and whining about the mechanic turning me down this morning.
    Lousy movies on TCM today, too.
    Think it’s music day.

  75. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Next up, “Summertime” by Janis.
    I’ll stop soon, or when you guys tell me to.
    I’m getting tired, anyway.
    Screw the Benz for now. It’s summertime in New Mexico!
    When camp opens, I’ll try to keep on the subject of football.
    Probably fail, but I’ll try.
    Until then, I just don’t see the point since I don’t work for the Niner org and I have no access to the coaches.
    Believe me, I wish I did.
    I could study film with them all day and night over cold pizza.

  76. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Man, am I sunburned. Woot! I’m Anglo-Irish and at this altitude in New Mexico in this heat and sun, woof.

    Anyways, I’ll try to find some old Niner vids to watch to stop bothering y’all.

  77. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    This is one Wild West Town. Unflippin’ believable.
    UPS just shows up with a big package.
    It’s my LL’s brand stinkin’ new 2K computer, since he’s been homesick since he sold me this one.
    He just forgot to tell me where he’s going, respecting my privacy.
    Now I have to wait for him to return to give it to him
    I was watching CK highlights from last year. The only guy who can stop him is himself, and I really don’t think he’s going to do it.
    Maybe later, but not this season.
    Back to highlights and waiting for LL to return from wherever he is.

  78. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners just signed a training camp
    leg so Andy Lee won’t be overworked. So goes the 90th spot on the roster.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/10/the-49ers-make-a-special-teams-addition/
    In other news Joe Hastings WR whom the Niners released earlier this year and was signed by Miami
    retired due to knee issues yesterday.

  79. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Good stuff on CK RIGHT NOW on ESPN.

  80. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Alright, finally got that dang package to the LL.
    It was a juice maker for his wife!
    Package wasn’t a package, it was a very large and very heavy box.

    Summertime with Janis again.

    I have to figure something else out, and trust me, it won’t be the BeeGees and John Travolta.

    Oops, I’m wretching already.

  81. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Crosby, Stills, and Nash. That was the first album I ever owned.
    Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
    written as a love sonnet to Judy Collins.
    I get up at 3 usually in the summer, and didn’t get time to take a nap due to circumstances beyond my control.
    I’ve had so much coffee already, I think I’ll go to YouTube and find some D videos.

  82. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I’m watching Walter Matthau in “The Bad News Bears” (1976) right now. Oh, wait. That’s Bruce Bochy and the SF Giants. Hard to tell the two apart nowadays.

  83. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Another roster spot opened up as the Niners just waived long snapper Kyle Nelson.
    Brian Jennings won’t have any competition and will remain the Niner who’s been around the longest.
    Team will be looking to fill that roster spot before training camp
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/10/49ers-waive-ls-te-kyle-nelson/

  84. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    It is hard to top Mama Cass.

    She had a voice that made angels sing.

    Dennis, is that a private vid, I can’t find it on cable.

    I’ll listen to more Mama while I wait for your response.

    It won’t be “California Dreamin”, either. Already listened to it.

  85. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I found it, at last! I’ve been looking all over YouTube for it!
    Mama Cass singing “Sweet Dreams” to Tommy Smothers on the Smothers Brother show. While he’s in bed trying to get some sleep
    Besides her beautiful voice, Tommy was an amazing comedian who knew when to keep his mouth shut at the right time. But the LOOKS!
    Screw that garage! I’m watching the skit again, then off to more music.
    I don’t like driving this time of year, here. Too many touristas.

  86. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m more than a bit stressed, guys, so forgive me please, I’m going back to music.
    LL’s evicting the Section 8 woman 2 doors down and we are going to have some fireworks.
    Funniest thing, I know her daughter, she’s a school teacher.
    I’m completely on LL’s part, because he and his family are honest people.
    She however, is nuts, and this storm has been brewing for quite some time.
    I’m not looking forward to it in the least.
    State Police County HQ is a mile away.
    She will leave peacefully.
    I’ll still be here, perhaps blogging intelligently for a chance of pace.
    “Busted flat in New Orleans, waitin’ for a train”.
    Patience, my friends. This is not going to be easy.

  87. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    It’s Baton Rouge, not New Orleans.
    I can’t even get that straight.
    I can’t wait until that woman is out of here, and her place is cleaned up. Might take a week.
    I know I should stay off of here until that happens, and I will try.
    Just music and some old Sherlock Holmes movies I downloaded.
    I can live with that for awhile.

  88. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    RT there’s a product called ‘Sea Foam’ which I’ve found to be quite effective at cleaning the fuel/intake system on my vehicles.
    I realize it isn’t turning any carb adjustments for altitude but, it might just improve the performance for you.
    About a $10 investment you can add to the gas tank and see where it takes you.
    I’ve found Wal-Mart to be the best priced for the item.

  89. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    RT- Is that an aspirated carburetor or an EFI in your car? They haven’t used aspirated carbs for so many years I can’t remember when they stopped. Probably late 70’s or early 80’s? The electronic carbs don’t need adjusting for altitude. The car’s computer will adjust the air/fuel mixture for you.

  90. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Dual carbs, Bergs.

    Sorry I’m laughing again. I drove next door for a late supper, one I can no longer afford there but I thought, “Hey 1 more Time”.

    What do I do? I forget my Debit card at home and I have nearly exact change. Living next door, it won’t be hard to get the waitress her tip.

    Besides, well…

    NJ, thanks for the advice! The nearest Wal-Mart is a long, long ways away.

    I’ll get it fixed at the garage called “Bozos” (no I am NOT kidding) on the edge of towm.

    The Angel of Life or the Angel of Death is looking out for me.
    Waaaaaaay too many weird things have been going on lately.

    My next door neighbor, who doesn’t talk to anybody, collars me as soon as I pull into the parking lot.

    Guess what he’s asking about?

    He’s 71+, I’m not worried about him.

    Now they have Charles Boyer in “The Casbah”.

    One or more angels are conspiring on this, I swear.

  91. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s the absolutely unbelievable part, but I swear it’s true.

    This isn’t a fancy restaurant next door, just an overpriced tourist trap owned by the mayor.

    Guess what band the first song is from, while I begin to eat.

    Man, I almost wish it wasn’t true; I mean it’s too weird.

    “Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you! Sweet dreams and leave all worries far behind you…”

    One for Ripley’s Believe it or Not. Some day I might believe it myself, and I WAS THERE!.

  92. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    When I drove from Florida back to California, I listened to the Mamas and the Papas nearly the whole way.

    I’m tellin’ you, the Angel of Life and the Angel of Death are right there.

    Heck, I’m 53. They are going to take me some day. Hmmm… what now? It’s just too damned hot to sleep yet, and quiet for a change.
    If I wake up dead, well it happen someday.

    I don’t do drugs or anything, FYI.
    Except for nicotine and coffee, and occasional alcohol. Very occasional on that last.

    Hmmm, I don’t feel like Jefferson Airplane (if you don’t know what that means, I’ll explain it to you some other time).

    Just don’t feel like going to bed yet, and can’t decide on what music to listen to next.

  93. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    OK, I give. A Jefferson Airplane was a little roachclip made of matches.

    I used to smoke herb a long, long time ago.

    Too late for The Who or anything noisy, but then again there are few people here after the 4th and I get along with most of them except the crazy witch.
    My sound system isn’t very loud, either.
    Hmmm, REM? Nahhhh…, RUSH!!!

  94. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I had to talk with the manager and the assistant manager today.
    I enjoy talking with them, just not about business.
    It was about the Section 8 the manager is throwing out.
    Long, long day, and all I wanted to do is sleep in.
    Cops will be here in about 36 hours to cart her away, I think.
    Think it’s time for more Mama Cass and then bed.

  95. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t rat out the Section 8, before I go to bed.
    She’s been ratting herself out for a long time and LL has given her many, many chances.
    I forgot how great the Mamas and the Papas were.
    Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day.
    That’s how today went early on. I think LL will let me sleep in today.
    But I can’t in the summer! I’m a guy who catches the skunks who go after the chickens before they wake.
    At least I’m pretty sure I can nap all afternoon without interruption.
    Back to your regularly scheduled program. Hopefully the Twilight Zone is over.
    Mamas and Papas again. I’ll be so tired I won’t wake up for awhile.
    No drugs involved. Just a long day that pretty well screwed up my sleep cycle so I have to start again.
    Mama Cass was a goddess.

  96. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Well, I failed again.
    Ella Fitzgerald. Mama Cass. Janis Joplin.
    I know I’m creating my own Twilight Zone in New Mexico, but it sure is a fun Twilight Zone.
    I’m going to bed with Ella I think.
    For sure, this time.

  97. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Aretha Franklin.

    I’m getting old and forgetful, but I will love good music till the day I keel over.

  98. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    OK, I give up. Janis wins.
    “Freedom is just another word for, nothing left to lose.”
    I think the comments on the website that’s showing the vid is about 9999 in her favor, and perhaps one not.
    “Me and Bobby McGee” is it.

    All in favor say “Aye”. All Opposed, “Nay”.
    The ayes have it then.
    Janis Joplin.

    Real football coming up soon, but Janis is one heckuva way to psych up.

  99. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I drank so much coffee earlier, I’m going to have to hit myself over the head with my own monkey wrench to get to sleep.

    Not true about the violence. True about the coffee.

    Janis lost her lover in Salinas. Knowing her history, I bet there is a lot of truth in it.

    “Me and Bobby McGee”.

    Skeebs, I’ll be back to normal on your blog when things get normal around here. Like say, winter, after the first snow.

  100. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    I’m giving up Janis for quite some time.
    Her story of getting hooked on H in The City is just too sad for me right now.

    Her music, however, will live on.

    Damned caffeine is almost wearing off, but I still have time for some old Niner vids.

    Plus, enchiladas with red and green salsa in the fridge if I ever wake up.

  101. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    DCs will have figured out the run-pass option by now, just like Mouse Davis’ “Run and Shoot”.

    There will be certain Qbs who will succeed in it if they don’t get hurt.

    Kappy, RG III. Guys who can throw as well as run.

    Pure passers such as Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will dominate in the long run, I think (but I don’t know what the NFL is planning, and they have the Rules committee and pay the refs).

    Night all. I hope y’all got a good laugh before Skeebs has to delete all my stuff.

  102. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    RG III threw for over 800 yards before his injury.

    Good stuff on ESPN. Too bad they suck now, and change the subject every 10 seconds.

  103. RTFireflyNo Gravatar says:

    Bergs, sorry man, I missed your comment.

    I have a ’66 Benz dual carbs.

    No electronics. My friend in Florida helped me rig up something out of the ciggie lighter to light the dashboard at night at the touch of a switch.

    My friend in the mountains knows this stuff backwards and forwards, but I’m not living with them anymore.

    Got to pay the dang garage. The Benz has about a million miles on her from two previous owners, then me, so she’ll take it.

    I just drive her to the grocery store or the library nearby anyway these days. Those road trip days for us are long over.

  104. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    RT- 14 in a row. Impressive. I always use alcohol for a feat like that!

  105. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Another day, another Patriot arrested. Did the Raiders move to Massachusetts?

  106. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    New England will most likely cut Alfonso Dennard one of their starting corners just arrested for DUI.
    This is while he’s on probation for assaulting a cop.
    It’ll be a very big deal to cut a starting corner but given the speech the owner just gave the Pats have no choice.
    It just seems NFL players and front office just can’t stay out of trouble.
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/11/pats-mum-on-dennard-for-now/

  107. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    SF Giants are in freefall and might have hit a new low with the revelation of Chad Gaudin groping a woman in the spring in the ER of a hospital.
    As the story goes Gaudin was drunk and the woman was on a gurney. He stated he thought she was attractive and started to feel he up.
    Bear in mind this woman was on a gurney in the ER of a hospital for a medical reason. She could’ve been your wife, sister or daughter. Despicable behavior
    by Gaudin that shouldn’t be tolerated.
    I would be very disappointed that if the Giants knew about this they allowed Gaudin to remain on the roster and pitch for them.

  108. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Sounds like Gaudin went out for a late night snack and grabbed himself a breast and a leg. Hopefully he got a side of mashed potatoes w/gravy and a buttermilk biscuit to go with it.

  109. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Naturally Gaudin’s lawyer says Chad was in the ER for renal failure.
    When something is wrong with your kidneys feeling up an attractive woman would be the last thing on your mind.
    The police report says he had to be restrained by hospital security
    and smelled of alcohol.
    Must be another case of the cops and general public besmirching an athelete’s good name.
    Hey Chad, before you make a bigger ass of yourself they probably have you on a security video doing your thing. that’s why you’re being charged.

  110. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, Gaudin’s lawyer, Dominic Gentile, says Chad was being examined in the ER while experiencing symptoms related to kidney failure due to a condition known as rhabdomyolysis. Symptoms, Gentile said, “included confusion, dehydration and loss of orientation and/or consciousness.”
    .
    I have those exact symptoms all the time. I just assumed it was because of my alcoholism. I’m not an alcoholic. I have rhabdomyolysis!

  111. winderNo Gravatar says:

    dennis – maybe you should consider giving yourself a break. Living into your 60’s and feeling pretty good most of the time is not such a bad thing. Take care of yourself my friend.

  112. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Thinking about Kaepgate I guess I’m just very old school which means loyal to a fault.
    Whatever happened to the passionate loyalty and mindset that a Niner Fan bleeds red and gold?
    Easy not to have the passion or loyalty if you’re a frontrunning bandwagon fan.
    Through the years I have turned down many a wager where the wager was loser has to wear a Cowboy or Raiduh shirt for a day. The humiliation would be too much for me so I never took that bet and I can say that as far as pro footballwear is concerned it’s Niner gear or generic.
    I am sorry that Mr Kaepernick feels differently.

  113. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    bullit- If Kaep wins he has no problems. If he doesn’t he has brought on an onslaught that he will probably not understand.

  114. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Berger

    Just hope when things don’t go smoothly he doesn’t act like Romo.
    I mean Sergio Romo.

  115. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah, somebody should talk to Romo. I almost mentioned that in the above post. I think what Romo did is worse than anything Kaep did. For those who don’t know what Romo did, he shunned the media after taking ma loss vs the Dodgers, and then told some morning talking show that the media needs him more than he needs them.

  116. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sergio Romo also got into it on Twitter with some fans.
    As I said previously social media is killing some of these guys.
    If they are negative it spreads like wildfire.
    If you’re a pro athelete you need to be smart about it and manage it
    and keep a separate private account.

  117. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    New post is up.

2021 Schedule
09/12: W 49ers 41, Lions 33
09/19: W 49ers 17, Eagles 11
09/26 · 5:20 PM v GB
10/03 · 1:05 PM v SEA
10/10 · 1:25 PM @ AZ
10/17 BYE
10/24 · 5:20 PM v IND
10/31 · 10:00 AM @ CHI
11/07 · 1:25 PM v AZ
11/15 · 5:15 PM v LAR
11/21 · 10:00 AM @ JAX
11/28 · 1:25 PM v MIN
12/05 · 5:20 PM @ SEA
12/12 · 10:00 AM @ CIN
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

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