When Bums Collide

The 49ers have lost 13 straight. The Rams have lost 5 in a row. Yes, the folks in Los Angeles will be streaming into the stadium this Saturday. After all, everybody likes a good train wreck and this game involves two derailers.

The Rams have the distinction of being the only team to lose to the Niners this year. Will this ignominious achievement provide them with the energy to avenge that season opening debacle? Can they stomach losing to the Niners TWICE in one year?

We can only hope. Otherwise, there will be 44 guys bumping around on the field for three hours and not a one of them would care about the outcome.

We wouldn’t either, except 14 straight losses would quickly become 15 at the hands of the Seahawks the final week of the season. Why ruin such a glorious run of hideous football? C’mon Rams. Muster it up for one more game. Send our boys home with their tails between their legs. Nothing personal, guys, but handing Jed York a 1-15 year is just so much sweeter than 2-14.

This is the second time the Yorks have dismantled a 49er playoff caliber team. The 2002 team went to the NFC Title game and the elder York had them at 2-14 by the end of the 2004 season. Now the younger York has taken the 2013 NFC Title game Niners and turned them into a 1-15/2-14 disaster in 2016. Apparently, York Jr. still has some things to learn from Papa, since it took him three years to ruin the franchise and only two for his dad.

Chip Kelly isn’t getting much love these days, though there’s some disagreement whether he’s an awful coach or just has awful players. His old team, the Eagles, cleaned house after they fired him, made a big splash in free agency and the draft, and are now on the verge of finishing with a worse record than Kelly achieved in his final year.

Clearly, this house cleaning business is quick and easy, and the Yorks might go that route. But redecorating the joint is a whole other matter. One that few people see the Yorks having the competence to perform. They’re wreckers, not builders.

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28 comments on “When Bums Collide
  1. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    I hope the Rams not only beat us but I hope they kick our a$$. I hate the Rams more than any other football team and have never wished them well. But, this year is different. We are already the joke of the NFL and I would like to keep the pressure up. Jed can’t hide forever and any half-a$$ed attempts to patronize the fan base will not go over well. Thank God the media can see him for what he is. This could get real interesting.

  2. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Not easy for him to skate unmolested this time. Used a quick Chip Kelly hire to avoid the SB spotlight in Santa Clara.

    Now he has to answer for all the ingredients leading to the abyss. Shaken not stirred.

  3. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Hey, don’t knock the Rams or Eagles. Love to be in their shoes.

    Rams have top front seven players. Finally got rid of Fisher. The lure of LA may even net them a Sean Payton. Fisherball wasted Goff for his inaugural year.

    Eagles have their Luck look-alike in Wentz. Pedersen a former QB. Love to be in their shoes.

    Both teams looking up. 2017 draft and FA have both as teams to improve the most in 2017, along with JAX.

  4. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    A not to hire if a maintenance expert wanted to prep the York’s jet for a “safe” trip.


  5. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Nothing would end the season better than to have Kaepernick and company absolutely destroyed at home with all the numbnutz family in attendance.

    The only change that’s going to help anything is to subtract the York from New York.

    Let the name of York be stricken from every book and tablet, stricken from all pylons and obelisks, stricken from every monument of the Niners. Let the name of York be unheard and unspoken, erased from the memory of men for all time.

  6. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Don’t think “Fisherball” had anything to do with ‘wasting’ Goff. He has to learn to QB in a pro system from his roots in a college spread. He still isn’t ready to play in the NFL.

    Whadda ya think, the guy just goes out and starts throwing the ball around and making plays if the coaching/play calling is better?

    A bit more to it than that if you want to survive and win a game or two in the process.

  7. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Kelly might get some slack for the injuries and overall lack of star talent but there are still some good players on the roster and all of them can play football. They’re not cheerleaders. All of them impressed seasoned football personnel guys at some point.

    If Kelly gets a pass then every player and coach gets a pass for the same reasons. “Who can look good playing with this bunch of losers?”

    These coaches are supposedly the best of the best. If all they can do is lose with mediocre players they’re not the best, they’re just mediocre at best.

    “He can take his’n and beat your’n and take your’n and beat his’n.” Does that sound like it would remotely apply to Kelly?

  8. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Nope it sure doesn’t. Kelly has much to prove if he gets the chance.

  9. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    You out of the hospital yet, Phil?

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    IMHO Kelly doesn’t deserve another because he has done nothing to prove that he will make a difference going forward.
    He needs to hang his hat on something and there is not one improvement on this team from year’s past.

    The offense is even more feeble than it was last year. I just remember earlier in the year in the second half where he called three straight running plays into the middle of the line and it ended in a 3 and out. Chip ran up the white flag on that one.

    To me Chip’s schtick is to run the up tempo fast break offense
    to keep your opponents defense off balance but when that fails he’s got nothing. Can you say “one trick pony”?

  11. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    NN last season broke down pass plays and whether receiver’s fault (busted routes, giving up, hands, interplay with DB and LB,…) or QB.

    Kap has been guilty of not getting all targets involved. Locking on primary and sometimes the secondary. Does he know where all targets are and go through the progressions and hit the target’s window of open-ness. He also cannot through receiver’s open.

    I suspect Kap is making Chip look bad. Early plays are scripted and easy reads. 2nd half breakdowns maybe Kap’s fault.

    Am perfectly OK with all the game time exposure given Kap. He is a dud and coach breaker. If team was serious about winning Gabbert has ability to command the O. Still maintain this team is I tentionally tanking and fingerprints purposely hard to see.

    Rooting for Ram’s front seven to inflict knee damage on dimwit. He is a coward and simpleton that makes his coaches look bad.

  12. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Another success story from this underachieving embarrassment of a team.


    Need help here. How has the scrawny dimwit avoided serious injury so far in the NFL. BG stood in pocket and took the bullets and let receiver’s get open. The scrawny stick bails like a selfish coward.

  13. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Are opposing D’s letting Kap off easy by not finishing hard hitting because Kap is not white. Remember one of Steve Young’s concussions from Warren Sapp kicking him in head when Young pinned on ground and the play whistled dead.

    Dimwit has never had a concussion. Hard to discern a concussion because he is naturally stupid and not much of a difference between a concussion state and normal?

    Are blacks racism against whites showing itself.

  14. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Still working on it Skeebs. Slow progress, things are better tho. Thanks for askin’.

  15. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Because the Niner FO/owners know best Kap wasted time with Warner and they ignored Garcia who could have actually helped Kap improve =


    “You have to have it all. You have to have good feet. You have to have a quick delivery. You have to have a great mindset and an ability to adapt, an ability to read, an ability to process in a matter of two, three seconds. Being able to see how that all works within him, how he’s wired, would be the interesting thing to experience, and then take it from there. Because there will have to be some breakdown and build back up if he wants to be what he wants to be in the NFL.”

  16. NJ49erNo Gravatar says:

    Have a very Merry Christmas Gents.
    Phil, get the H3LL outta the hospital my friend.
    Escape if possible, I hear the Christmas menu sucks 😀
    Best wishes for a speedy return to the home front!

  17. bullitNo Gravatar says:


    Kap reached his ceiling under Harbaugh. His reputation is always willing to do then work in the weight room but not the classroom.

    Sadly Kap is not a student of the game and doesn’t have the discipline to study film and learn to read defenses and go through his progressions. Clearly you always see there comes a point when Kap just panics in the pocket and instead of looking for open recivers he’s looking for an escape route. That is what’s known as seeing ghosts and Kap perceiving pressure that isn’t there.

    That and the fact he has no touch and can only throw at one speed.
    For Kap to advance he has to listen to instruction and criticism
    which he clearly doesn’t.

  18. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Browns beat Chargers!

  19. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Niners have #1 pick if they lose out.
    Merry Christmas!

  20. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Your hospital stay brought us good luck, Phil. Now you can resume running after nurses with a smile on your face.

    Wait, still not Kap to come through with a defeat.

  21. Phil fanNo Gravatar says:

    Kap doing his part with an INT,,,there is hope! T Austin runs it in for 14-7 of course.

    We’re #1!

  22. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Wow, these are two pitiful teams.

  23. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “49ers possessions:
    Punt, TD, INT, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt”

  24. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    So we win a meaningless game against a horrible team, and give the Browns back the first pick they tried to give to us today.


  25. WinderNo Gravatar says:

    Yeah grump it was a battle of the Pathetic today and we won.

  26. bakkentomNo Gravatar says:

    Kap, the gift that keeps on giving.

    Some of the Homer’s at NN had to say WTF. Does FO worry at all about fanbase shrinkage.

  27. 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
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