It’s been a good news, bad news week — and in that order.
Tuesday, the 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara was selected to host the 50th Super Bowl, luring a world full of dorks and idiots with too much money to the Bay Area to behave like depraved scoundrels for a week or so, culminating with an actual football game which we all hope our beloved team will not only be playing in, but will also succeed in winning it. While the visitors are here, they’ll spill lots of dough into the pockets of local business people and keep the call girls quite busy.
The first SB was played in Los Angeles and it wasn’t even a sell out. My how times have changed. And they keep right on changing, much to the dismay of slow copers and past clingers everywhere. Next year, the draft will be moved back to May, instead of the end of April, dragging out the pre-draft, overmocked days another two weeks or so.
But the news that overshadowed this SB awardance was the torn Achilles WR Michael Crabtee managed to incur during Tuesday’s OTAs. The emerging star has already had surgery and will not be back until December or so. Just in time for the playoffs, perhaps. Or perhaps, by then, he’ll have lost his job and nobody will even remember he’s on the team. In the four years since Crabtree was drafted, he’s been sidelined by foot problems three times. Maybe the guy just has weak feet.
Seattle HC Pete Carroll took time out from running another of his shady operations to inform the world that his QB Russell Wilson was a million times more advanced this year. And we thought Jim Harbaugh was a hyperbole machine. Actually, if Wilson is no better than last year at all, it’s still a scary thought for the 49ers. This guy could break a lot of red and gold hearts over the next ten years.