Yassa Massa

The evidence is clear and decisive. Postponing the NFL Draft by two weeks has thrown the world off kilter.

This past weekend, swooping into the vacuum created by the absent Draft, the NBA actually made more headlines and generated more interest than the NFL. The end is near.

Last offseason, Riley Cooper of the Eagles went on a racist rant and had to take a month off before rejoining his team. While he was in hiding, there was much conjecture about whether his teammates, or any players in the league, could accept him back into the locker room. In the end, they did, he had a good year, and recently signed a lucrative contract extension.

But Donald Sterling is an owner. His view of himself as some sort of kindly plantation owner is far more corrosive than Cooper’s pointed N-word assault. Cooper is one man. Sterling represents an entire league entitity, the Los Angeles Clippers. A league that is predominantly black. The general concensus is that Sterling must be forced to sell the team.

Can the NBA do that? “There is reportedly no language authorizing the NBA to sell a team because of an owner’s hurtful remarks or embarrassing behavior. Even if constitutional language could be construed to authorize a forced sale of the Clippers, NBA owners would likely be reluctant to do so given the precedent it would set.” — Michael McCann, Sports Illustrated.

We’ll soon see what sort of backbone or creative problem solving new NBA commissioner Adam Silver possesses. It would not surprise me to learn that some of the other NBA owners secretly share Sterling’s world view, but the real crime, to them, is that Donald’s remarks are bad for business. They will have to support any move the commissioner makes.

Two things are abundantly clear, however. One is that Sterling will never be able to attend a Clippers game, or any other NBA game, as long as the old reprobate lives. And two, no NBA player will want to play for the Clippers as long as he’s the owner.

Back on the football front, there is still nothing much happening. For the 49ers, this offseason, that is good news.




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  1. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The headline on PFT says Vernon Davis to be traded on Monday.
    Your jaw drops and you scream SAY WHAT????

    Then you read further and it’s shares of Vernon Davis on Fantex.
    “This means that 421,000 “shares” of stock in the 49ers tight end have been sold, at $10 each. It also means that Davis will receive $4 million in exchange for 10 percent of all future football-related earnings.”

    Want to own a piece of Vernon? Not a very good fiscal decision
    on a 30 year old TE because his biggest contracts are behind him. The people that are going to make money out of this is Vernon and Fantex who charges a broker’s fee for every share.

  2. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Donald Tokowitz (Sterling) is in a power position and his views affects the lives of thousands of people that he employs and the companies involved with Clipper basketball.

    What is troubling is the Clippers are based (Staples Center) in South Central LA which happens to be where some of the most ugly race riots in the US have occurred more than. I am still troubled by fires being set in South Central and then idiots shooting at the firefighters who were trying to save their community.

    NBA Commisioner Adam Silver has a heavy responsibility on what the NBA rules and how that’s received by a volatile community.
    I sure hope cooler heads prevail and nobody does anything stupid at tomorrow’s game.

  3. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    No one likes Sterling. Not his neighbors, his owner compatriots, or the league. When he drove the SD Clippers into the ground and traded every good player they drafted for 30 years, there was half-assed grumbling around forcing him out. And again among the allegations of his property rental practices, and again when former GM Elgin Baylor accused him of being a racist jerk. All this didn’t stop Stern from disallowing the Chris Paul trade to the Lakers in favor of letting him go to the Clips.

    Truth is, there’s no mechanism in place for the other owners to force him out. The (secret) NBA constitution only allows for taking over a team in instances of financial duress. Sterling could fight this tooth and nail for years.

  4. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    They could suspend him in perpetuity, but to force him to sell will be a tough not to crack. They’d be better off waiting for him to croak.

  5. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    If the NBA wants to punish Donald Sterling they should give ’em a dose of his own medicine. He doesn’t want blacks attending his games? Fine. Don’t let any blacks play for his team either. Make ’em trot out five white guys on a nightly basis. See how many games he wins then.

    Let the punishment fit the crime.

  6. BergerNo Gravatar says:

    IMO, the NBA won’t have to make him sell, and I doubt they could do that or would want to do that. The owners would not want to start that precedence. I think he will have to sell his team because of lack of support that will be widespread among players and sponsors, probably even fans. If he can no longer make money he’ll have to sell.

    The NBA can suspend him for now but he’ll need to sell for business reasons eventually.

  7. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Just saw this tweet: 33 years ago today, LT, Ronnie Lott, Mike Singletary, Howie Long and Ricky Jackson were all chosen in the 81 draft.

    Not too shabby of a D right there. And where the hell did those 33 years go?

  8. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I just heard Sterling bought the team for like $18M and now they’re worth half a BILLION.

    Those are the best and only business reasons to sell.

  9. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I thought it was $12.5 mill, but who’s counting?

  10. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Seahags extend Earl Thomas for $40 mil 4 years and it breaks down to 5 years $44.75 mil because this coming year’s contract was not voided and he got $28 mil guaranteed.
    Dick Sherman wants more than Reveis so the Seahag salary cap is going get tight with 6 of 53 players earning half their salary cap.

  11. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Josh Morgan was arrested for an alleged assault.
    He punched a valet for looking at his date “the wrong way”, allegedly.
    At one time the Niners thought about bringing Morgan back but opted for Lloyd.

  12. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    NBA is holding a press conference at 2:00 pm tomorrow to nominally defuse a volatile situation.

    2 year suspension? No day-to-day contact for not-so-Sterling?

    Sponsors are pulling out in droves.

    Well, Staples is downtown LA, skippy. The Formus was in a shittier part of town. Staples is close to South Central, but if you knew LA you’d know it ain’t . . .

    You’re welcome.

  13. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    I’d lay even money Lloyd isn’t on the opening day roster.

    If he is, we failed in the draft.

  14. robNo Gravatar says:

    I wish they never messed with the dates of the draft , this wait is killing
    me

  15. robNo Gravatar says:

    Im putting my money on brandon making the roster !

  16. Unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Nice monacle, ROB!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. NoFear49erNo Gravatar says:

    Now you’ve got the jack boots wanting to go after sites on the inter webs for racism and other deadly sins. Looks like this site could be in line for some door knocking, or kicking in the dead of night, for today’s topic title. Fools have created and fed their own monster.

  18. robNo Gravatar says:

    Hey chuck your facebook said something about a birthday. Mine was yesterday. !!!

  19. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Thanks. Same to you . . . . !

  20. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Stay tuned for the Dream Police. Conibg to a cranium near you . . .

  21. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There was a rumor that Festus Ezili was going to play tonight
    against the Clippers but Marcus Spears has tweeted that that’s not going to happen because he’s still hurt.
    In other Warriors news today the explanation why they let two assistant coaches go has come out.

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/10855864/former-golden-state-warriors-assistant-fired-secretly-recording-conversations

  22. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Hammertime on Donald Sterling.
    If NBA Commish could impose a death penalty it would’ve happened.
    Instead a lifetime ban from the NBA and anything NBA related as well as a $2.5 mil fine.
    Sterling was given the maximum punishment possible by the NBA.

    Now will Sterling go to court? For what? If he was given back the ownership of the team the value would plummet as nobody would play for him and attendance would dwindle.

  23. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    I don’t think today’s ruling benefits the Warriors at all. I’d expect the Clipper fans and players not only to be appeased by this ruling, but also rejuvenated and unified. I’d expect the Clippers to come out firing tonight.

    Warriors should have been rooting for a slap on the wrist and a fan boycott. Expect the Staples Center to be rocking tonight.

  24. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The joke is Bud Selig weighed in and said the NBA should’ve gone with a blue ribbon panel to study the situation.

  25. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Selig meant to say blue-haired panel . . .

  26. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    “No resolution in Aldon Smith court case today. New court date is May 12. Possible there’s a plea bargain in coming weeks, but not guaranteed.”

  27. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Since the cops reaction to Aldon having those illegal weapons was to let him shoot their cool guns at the police shooting range. I’m pretty sure that’ll get pled down to nothing much. Community service. DUIs? Time served in rehab.

    Airport 2014? That’ll likely get dropped as well with some community service. As far as the commish goes, it’ll likely be another 4 game suspension. Maybe 6.

    And the Niners will pick up his option.

  28. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Except for another player getting into trouble there is nothing newsworthy football wise.

    Look what’s happened to the Pontiac Silverdome where the Niners
    won their first Lomabardi Trophy at Super Bowl 16.
    Supposedly half of Detroit looks like this, abandoned.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/29/abandoned-stadium-silverdome-detroit-lions_n_5234321.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592

  29. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The tragedy here is the people in the city of Detroit paid for both these stadiums (plus Comerica Park) while the city crumbled around them. They’ve been to the playoffs once since 2000, and their last playoff victory (1990) was in the Barry Sanders days.

    How ’bout that downtown revitalization?

  30. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    And, in other weiord news:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/report-jameis-winston-cited-stealing-154104516–nfl.html

    The affected crab could not be reached for comment.

  31. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The Niners are looking to trade LMJ (and presumably a late round pick or 2?) to the Ravens for their draft spot at 17 for, you guessed it, Ol’ Dirty Beckham.

    This one makes a lot more sense than the other one somebody posted regarding trading to the 5 hole for Evans. Mainly because it wouldn’t cost them high round picks, and they would get rid of someone who doesn’t want to be here anyway.

    LMJ would replace Ray Rice since he’ll more than likely be in prison or suspended for KO’ing his wife in a Vegas hotel.

  32. Del Mar DennisNo Gravatar says:

    Maybe Rice and Aldon Smith could be cellmates.

  33. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Nice to know you’ll be there to keep their cots warm . . .

  34. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Still one week until the draft.
    Where once there was enthusiasm, it has slowed down to a feeling of “let’s get it over with’.
    It’s because there is only so many mock drafts one can look at until they themselves become a mockery. These guys that put out the mocks can’t regurgitate the same one every week so they tweak it just to be different so basically no mock draft matter until the final one.
    I stand by my observation that moving the draft back was plain stupid, a bad idea and a huge mistake and it matters to a lot of football fans.
    The topics of Clowney and Manziel reached their saturation point a month ago and now it’s just noise.

  35. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There are many parallels between the Niners and the Warriors.
    Much speculation on Warriors coach Mark Jackson because he’s going into his last contract year without an extension.
    Speculation is Mark Jackson doesn’t like Jerry West attending Warrior practices and giving advice. Jerry West, the NBA logo is a Warrior consultant and is counted on by the owners to give his sage advice.
    Another thing bothering Warrior ownership/management is Mark Jackson is pulling a Terry Donahue and commuting from LA.
    As for the Warrior team, their best player Steph Curry is being bottled up and maybe is trying too hard and to that end is being careless and turning the ball over too much.
    Similar to Kap turning the ball over. In close games turnovers make all the difference in the world.

  36. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The thing about the Dubs is, Curry isn’t a point guard. Curry should be a 2 not a 1. He’s MUCH better moving without the ball, not bringing it up. Thompson certainly isn’t a PG. If they switched roles, Thompson would have 15 turnovers a game. But if they move Curry to SG, where does Thompson go? He could be a small forward, but he doesn’t rebound nearly enough for that spot. Plus, he’d cut into Draymond Green’s (or even Iggy’s) time if they switched. Thmopson is a good defender, but he’s no Green.

    They tried Iggy at the point, to not much success.

  37. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    In other words, they need to draft or trade for a PG. Thompson is odd man out regardless. As much as Curry and Thompson feed off each other, Thompson should go for a true 1. Barnes had a bad year, but he still can straighten his game out. Thompson doesn’t play his game.

  38. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If you haven’t gleaned it by now, Bullit, Goodie Goodell doesn’t really give a shit what the fans think. He does what he does for the money. Mark Cuban may end up being right (all pigs get slaughtered) but for now, Goodell can do no wrong. Next year we will get a 4 day draft. Pretty soon you will have the top 200 draftees sitting in the room waiting for their name to be called. Just like The Price is Right. More prime time glitz and bullshit.

    Just the way the sponsors like it.

  39. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    The matchups are not in the Warrior’s favor against the Clippers especially without Bogut.
    Thompson is going to get a max contract and will be paid more than Curry for a few years. Klay Thompson takes the tough matchup on defense and allows Curry to save some energy for his offense. Curry would be OK with Thompson’s contract being more than his because he sees the big picture.
    No way Thompson is odd man out here unless he gets traded for Kevin Love.
    Curry is not a PG? He was fifth in the NBA in assists with 8.5 per game. At 6’2″ he can’t ever be a true SG because of taller stronger players at the position.

  40. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    You always make these predictions, coming on like it’s fact.
    When you are wrong (quite often) you don’t want to talk about it.
    Nothing has been decided about next year so if you have some evidence other than your opinion please present it.
    I saw that Dennis said the draft should be in April and you agreed with him. What’s up with that?

  41. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    In hindsight the Niner front office might have screwed up if this deal was on the table back in Oct of last year.
    Josh Gordon for a #2 draft pick would’ve been a steal. Even Gordon for the Niner’s #1 at #30 might be a steal.
    They didn’t do it because they were concerned with Gordon’s off field behavior. Since the Niner reputation is not so clean anymore they should’ve made the deal because the image is tarnished.
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000258614/article/josh-gordon-the-subject-of-browns49ers-trade-talks

  42. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Speaking of the draft and evidence here’s an article from yesterday with the possibility of the draft going on the road
    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/myers-nfl-bolt-radio-city-draft-road-article-1.1774959

  43. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    There is also a current PFT article that says
    “Regardless of the reason, there’s a sense the NFL welcomed the delay, so that it could experiment with a May draft. That experiment has been a dud. Fans despise it, players and agents don’t like it, and the teams don’t like it. Meanwhile, the NFL created a lull that helped the NBA expertly address an unwanted situation and become the dominant sport for the first time in a long time.”

  44. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The point about the draft? Who gives a shit? It’ll happen when Goodell and the sponsors say it will happen. Have they caught flak? Sure. But, again, they don’t really care what everyone thinks about it this year. Otherwise they would have thought of that THIS year. People bitch about everything. That’s what the internet is for. Some poeple want the draft to last 7 days. Any thing they do will be criticized. Their bottom line is $$$$, not the fans.

    Alan Iverson did pretty well for himself as an undersized 2. I’d never question Curry’s defense, either. No reason for Curry not to thrive off the ball. Thompson was pretty much dogshit for long stretches of this season. It wasn’t until late Feb that he got untracked. He FINALLY started attacking the basket and going inside late in the year. Still and all, Steph had 100+ MORE rebounds and 50+ more steals than Thompson, and he’s 4″ shorter and 30 lb lighter.

    If you think Thompson is more valuable than Curry, you aren’t paying attention.

  45. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    The NBA has some good matchups this year. Thow in a racist owner and the threat of LA riots, and there you go. Instant buzz.

    But the draft, whenever it is, will get better ratings than the hockey and b-ball playoffs combined. That’s just the way it is. The NFLK doesn’t want it moved? Of course they don’t. Like everyone else in the world, they don’t like change. Forced or not. If they WERE magnanimous, they WOULD move it to a point that doesn’t coincidce with the b-ball playoffs.

    Not gonna happen though.

    Much like ice skating and Tonya Harding, I guess we have Bill Tobin to thank for all the draft frenzy. His ‘Who the hell is Mel Kiper?’ rant certainly ratcheted up the interest in the draft from that day forward. As Chris Berman said at the time, “April 24, 1994. A day that will live in infamy.”

  46. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    You quote:

    “Meanwhile, the NFL created a lull that helped the NBA expertly address an unwanted situation and become the dominant sport for the first time in a long time.”

    Utter bullshit hyperbole. How did the NBA ‘expertly address an unwanted situation’? By expoiting the Sterling/Silver exchange? Right. They didn’t do anything to bring about moving the NFL draft. It was happenstance. If any major network would show ANY Super Bowl from the past XLVIII years, it would likely outdraw the current NBA and NHL playoffs.

  47. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I didn’t say Thompson is better than Curry.
    I said Thompson enables Curry to be a better player because he takes the tougher guard matchup on defense.
    When his payday comes he will make more than Curry. When Curry’s contract comes up for extension than he’ll leap frog Steph. The NBA salary structure allows certain max contracts. You cannot exceed the ceiling.

    Can’t produce anything to support your opinion about the draft which is the usual vortex of BS?

  48. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Meant to say Steph will leapfrog Thompson when his contract extension come up in a few years.

  49. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Actually it’s total BS from you.
    First off they are only in round one of the NBA Playoffs.
    There are 8 playoff series going on.
    Guess what, less people watch NFL Widcard games than the Super Bowl.
    Nobody but Seahag fans are watching replays of last year’s Super Bowl.
    How many times have you watched the Niners-Ravens Super Bowl replay?

    Why are we talking basketball here? Because there is nothing to talk about football wise because the draft was delayed.

    I did not write the articles but they did a poll and 16K football fan 96% wanted the draft back in April.

  50. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    If you think that the powers-that-be in the NFL didn’t bother to think about the ramifications of moving the draft this year, then what is there to say?

    They did it! THAT’S all the proof I need, skippy. That’s not an opinion. It is a fact. Their take on it was, whatever. They don’t like it? Tough shit. They’ll watch it when we show it. Do you think the ratings will decline this year? F to the no. I don’t need to reference random blog posts to ‘validate’ my opinion. This is the reality.

    If it becomes a travelling road show, so be it. They’ll do what they do regardless of what the fans or the bloggers think.

    I think Thompson’s gone in w/in 2 years, if not sooner.

  51. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Again, skippy, you miss the point entirely. The NFL said, what will happen if we move the draft to May? They came up with, well, the fans will get pissed. But they always do. The teams won’t like it. They have their schedules that they want to stick to. The sponsors? They think moving the draft will generate a shit-load of churn around it. Hmmmm. Will that get MORE people to watch the draft? Possibly. Go for it. The churn is part of the win for them. Goodell is learning from Jerry Jones. Only onm a grander scale.

    In other words, the NFL knew very well that this would generate buzz. They didn’t care about the fans or the teams. They are chasing the money and the ratings.

    BTW, this article came out last year. The crazy thing here is they want to start the season in March BEFORE the combines. While this sucks for the players, as they face a lot more uncertainty in their status going forward, this makes the NFL a year-long season. There’s no down time. The closer Goodell gets the next season to start to the Super Bowl, the better for him and the sponsors.

    http://tracking.si.com/2013/05/20/nfl-moving-season-up/

    Will they back out? Who knows? But this is ALL about the money.

  52. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Again you need to learn to read and to understand.
    The reason they are thinking of moving from Radio City Music Hall is the dates in April are not available.
    They are thinking about going to another city and location so they can go back to April.
    So why go through the song and dance that Radio City Music Hall was booked to jujstify the delay? According to you they are the almighty NFL and could care less what people think.
    That is where you are absolutely out of touch.
    Your usual bullying bluster but it doesn’t add up.
    When you are wrong on this one you are going to go into your usual state of denial.
    Nothing wrong with a strong opinion, just own up to it when you are proven wrong which you can’t handle.

  53. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    From May 20, 2013:

    Quote———————:
    The discussed proposal adjusts the current schedule to begin the NFL Scouting Combine in March and free agency at the beginning of April, with the draft taking place in May. The players and the NFLPA were allegedly stalling at the idea of having free agency being backed up, leaving players with uncertain futures.

    According to Schefter, the NFL and NFLPA are close to putting these calendar changes in for the next three years.
    End quote——————————-

    What of this? Moving the draft to May was already in their plans last year. BEFORE the conflict was ever noted. The never-ending season is the plan.

  54. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry but your assumptions are almost always total BS.
    Here is the reality which blows a hole in your contention that it’s a ratings goldmine. Better audience for the Pro Bowl?
    “Even though(NFL Draft) it’s televised by ESPN and the NFL Network, the first night was watched on 4 percent of the nation’s TV sets, or 7.7 million fans. The Pro Bowl, which gets little pregame hype as the league keeps tinkering with the format to drum up more interest, drew an audience of 11 million fans.”

    The Pro Bowl where Deion and Jerry Rice chose sides outdrew the draft buy a lot. Your reality how popular things really is misguided. On a regular basis they replay various Super Bowls.
    Live sports events will outdraw that replay even if you can’t deal with that reality.

  55. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Wow Chuck is actually quoting from an article.
    Is that the best you can do? As you have already noted the article is from 2013. Is that the best you can do? Did you know that the NFLPA ultimately voted down changing the league year and keeping it as is?
    Nice try on your spin buts orry but you need to do better.

  56. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    “According to you they are the almighty NFL and could care less what people think.”

    Yes, they are, and yes, I do. They might as well be Congress.

    Do you think that the 18 game schedule they so desperately want addresses player safety? Or that the full schedule of Thursday games addresses player safety? Or that the $750 mill they paid in lieu of former and current brain damaged players is a bullshit publicity stunt wasn’t done to curry favor and cover their asses? Or that the NFL cares about the escalation of ticket prices to astromonical levels squeezing out the average fan? No.

    Every decision they make is about the almighty dollar.

  57. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Right, skippy. The NFLPA voted it down. Not the league. The NFL wants a year round season. This is their end-game. It will eventually happen. Whether by hook or by crook.

    Naivete isn’t a virtue. It’s a flaw.

    How’s rainbow pony land?

  58. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    I have already disproved your contention that the Draft is being moved to May to boost TV ratings.
    Let’s be clear the 7.7 million viewers are for the first night.
    It would not be s atretch to think that the second night would be below 5 million viwers and the 3rd day even less.
    I haven’t watched the Pro Bowl for at least 15 years so for it to outdraw the Draft leaves you with a creditbility problem especially your statement that a Super Bowl replay would outdraw a NBA Finals live game (have to equalize the stature of the event)

  59. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck quoting Adam Schefter but unfortunately from a year ago.
    LMAO!!!!
    How low can you go?

  60. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Here’s somebody in complete denial, a bullying blohard full of bluster. He wore a NFL tie and that tie has a Facebook account.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j6m3Zvfsjs

  61. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Twiiter account not Facebbook

  62. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Back to Klay Thompson and the notion of Klay being gone in 2 years or sooner.
    Reality check, this is the truth straight from the owner Joe Lacob’s mouth on the radio for all to hear.

    95.7 The GAME @957thegame
    Follow
    Joe Lacob on contract status of his shooting guard: “We are going to re-sign Klay Thompson. I will say that unequivocally.” #Warriors

    1:10 PM – 24 Apr 2014

  63. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Sorry, skippy. You misconstrue everything I write. I never said it was done to jack up the ratings. Just that they didn’t give a shit that they had to move it. You dance around your many straw men like a capering fool.

    Hyperbolate away, skippy.

  64. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Naive much? Jim Harbaugh said Alex Smith was his guy.

    An owner’s seal of approval is usually the kiss of death. Does that apply here? Could very well be.

    Is that corn silk behind your ears?

  65. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Uh, what? Daily Show, not Colbert Report. Uh, Instagram, not Facebook . . . !

    Your 2:59 is brilliant in it’s obtuseness. As is the rest of your BS.
    .
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    Come on, folks. Join in the fun. Is the NFL as altruistic as skippy here portrays it? Do they have us fans in mind when they, along with team owners, try to extort money out of cities for stadium financing? Sure, they’ll match funds, but will they stop a team from moving in the middle of the night? No. But they might let you keep the colors . . .

  66. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Why is it so hard for you to fathom that the NFL doesn’t really give a shit about the fans? Look at the Super Bowl. They pass the security bill off to the host city and taxpayers. They let the stadium disallow the ability to walk to the site so they can chagre $55.00 for a 1/4 mile bus ride. How many times will you you let them piss on your head and tell you it’s raining? The league tolerates the owners because they have deep pockets. They tolerate the players because of their union, and the fact that they get their green from their actual play on the field. They don’t give a rat’s ass about the fans.

    And, Einstein, the draft hasn’t happened yet. How do you know the ratings won’t go up? Besides, we’ll never know what would happen should a major network show a super bowl opposite a playoff (or even Finals) game because the big 4 won’t schedule it.

    And where exactly do I mention the pro bowl? I don’t. You come up with so many lies and mischaracterizations that you can’t keep track of all the straw men racing around your head.

  67. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Chuck

    Then why do you watch the NFL?
    If it’s such an evil entity and you truly believe that then stop watching. It’s as simple as that.
    Don’t you have any principles? If you believe this you must be a sellout.
    This is just your usual BS spin that you make up that has no legs.
    You are a cartoon character because your blog has the slogan “Red and gold Until I’m Dead and Cold”.

  68. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    Mischaracterizations?
    You write you never said they did it to jack up the ratings.
    You said exactly that at 12:07 and at 12:44.

    “THAT’S all the proof I need, skippy. That’s not an opinion. It is a fact. Their take on it was, whatever. They don’t like it? Tough shit. They’ll watch it when we show it. Do you think the ratings will decline this year? F to the no. I don’t need to reference random blog posts to ‘validate’ my opinion. This is the reality.”

    “They think moving the draft will generate a shit-load of churn around it. Hmmmm. Will that get MORE people to watch the draft? Possibly. Go for it. The churn is part of the win for them. Goodell is learning from Jerry Jones. Only onm a grander scale”

    Give Chuck enough rope and he hangs himself. It never fails because you can always count on his vortex of BS.
    Unfortunately for you people can read.

  69. Grumpy GuyNo Gravatar says:

    And now a brief break for station identification…

    IT’S K-SKEEBS!!! The ALL-POPCORN CHANNEL!!!

    ALL POPCORN, ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!

    We now return you to your normal programming of Endless PMS rants.

  70. SkeebersNo Gravatar says:

    Amen to that.

  71. bullitNo Gravatar says:

    As for Aldon Smith it seems they are going to the wire before they announce his extension.
    Are they leaving Aldon flapping in the wind to teach him a lesson?
    The deadline is 9pm PDT tomorrow.
    I hope they do not wait until 8:59pm if they need to send a fax back East.

  72. unca_chuckNo Gravatar says:

    Game 7 for the Dubs! For all the bitching about NFL officiating, the NBS refs are flat horrible. That game was unwatchable to close out the 1st half. There must have been 20 fouls called in the last 2 minutes of the 2nd quarter. Big Baby intentionally slams into Jermaine O’Neal’s knees and gets nothing. Speights looks at Paul and gets T’ed up. Lee’s banged on the head on his layup, no call. He drives and is called for a charge. Jordan grabs and shove Lee under the boards and the foul is on Lee. The refs seemed determined to give the game to the Clippers.

  73. 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: 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 10
11/21: W 49ers 30, Jaguars 10
11/28: W 49ers 34, Vikings 26
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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