The CBA talks got nasty late yesterday, setting today up with a do or die scenario. I do not want to discuss it, though. Boring stuff. We’ll just have to wait and see what we’ll be dealing with.
Most of the world’s attention will be on Japan today, after last night’s 8.9 quake, which also triggered tsunami warnings for the West Coast. That’s us, folks. It probably isn’t a good day to go surfing, unless you’re dying to ride a really, really, REALLY big one. And I do mean dying.
These CBA bickerers are going to look pretty silly huffing and puffing about money today while cities and islands are getting evacuated and flooded. Not that these self-important suits would grasp the issue. They’re lost in their own spitwad fight, resembling late night bloggers on an Alex Smith thread. The ALL CAPS guys.
The draft is still six weeks away, but by now the 49ers have probably 95% of their board already set to go. This was the time last year that Scot McCloughan got his office cleared out, but it did not unsettle anyone at Centennial Blvd. Not sure if McCloughan would have drafted the same guys Trent Baalke did, but the board ratings each of them looked at to make their choice from would have been identical. McCloughan’s last two drafts were pretty shaky, so it’s probably good Baalke was doing the choosing.
It’s tough to know where we’re headed this off season right now, so I’m going to check out early this morning, see how the day unfolds, and check back in as the rumors or hard news comes Twittering in. Keep your fingers crossed, Outsiders. If all goes well, we’ll be back in business soon. Otherwise, I’ll be dusting off my file of kangaroo jokes over the next many days and weeks. Those files have dust for a reason, and it’s not a good one.
UPDATE: NFLPA has decertified. Screw them all.